News in Brief

Three local sports teams will each receive a cheque for $5,000 from the Danforth Village Business Improvement Area (DVBIA) at the launch of the BIA’s new Community Sponsorship Program on Oct. 20.
The monies will go to Ted Reeve Arena Skating and Hockey School, the East York Soccer Club and the East York Baseball Association to cover ice costs, field costs and operating expenses. The program has been developed as a way of bringing the benefits of sport to area young people who may not have the means or resources to participate in organized sport.
For more information about the Sponsorship Program, email BIA Board Chair Steve Minos at or

Cervical Cancer Awareness Week begins Oct. 23 and the South East Toronto Family Health Team is taking part by holding a Pap Test Clinic from Monday, Oct. 24 to Friday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The office is located at 840 Coxwell Ave., Suite 105.
Pap tests detect abnormal cells in the cervix which, if left untreated, could develop into cancer.
To book an appointment call 416-469-6580 ext. 3029. The Clinic is part of the national Pap Test Campaign organized by the Federation of Medical Women of Canada and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.

Neighbourhood Link Support Services is holding its second annual ‘Go Purple’ event on Thursday, Oct. 27 at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 11, 9 Dawes Rd., from 5 to 8 p.m.
October is ‘Go Purple’ month, raising awareness for Child Abuse Prevention. Community resources and services will be on hand at the event and light refreshments will be served. If you would like more information or would like to make a donation, contact Neighbourhood Link at 416-691-7407 ext. 115.

Greening Ward 32 will hold a Green Home Fair on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main St., from 1 to 4 p.m.
Learn how to save money in your home and create a healthier living environment. The event includes workshops, and chances to win a home energy audit or an eco-friendly mattress. Vendors will be offering home cleaning products, furnishings, paint, showerheads, pet products, organic and local food, stuff for the kids and much more. Bring your old batteries, bulbs and paint for recycling.
Greening Ward 32 is one of the community groups that has developed out of Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon’s town hall meetings. Its members share a unified desire to create a healthy, sustainable, environmentally friendly neighbourhood. You can follow the group on Twitter @Greeningward32 or on facebook at Greening Ward 32. Its email is, or you can call Keely Kemp at 416-706-5367.

The Friends of Glen Davis Ravine will host a Save the Glen Davis Ravine Fundraiser on Tuesday evening, Nov. 1, at the Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W. Several musicians will perform at this effort to raise money and awareness for the group’s efforts to halt a proposed development. Admission is free but donations will be greatly appreciated.
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