News in Brief

Friends of Queen Street will be hosting another community meeting about development on Queen Street East, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Kew Beach School gymnasium. Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon will be in attendance as well. Check the Beach Metro News website at for confirmation of the date and location.

The Toronto Beaches Jr. A Lacrosse Club will hold a dance and auction on Friday, April 13 at 8 p.m. in the new Earl Robertson room at Ted Reeve Arena.
The fundraiser will feature music, dancing, and prizes. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. Tickets for the 200 Club Reverse 50/50 Draw, with up to $10,000 in total cash prizes, are $100 and will also serve as your admission ticket. To purchase tickets, or for more information, call Linda Blogg at 416-699-7028 or email her at
The Toronto Beaches Jr. A Lacrosse Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a financially healthy and competitive sports team in the community.

Beaches-East York MP Matthew Kellway will host a screening of the National Film Board production House Calls at the East End Community Health Centre on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m.
The award-winning documentary follows Dr. Mark Nowaczynski, a proponent of physicians making house calls to seniors who live independently in their own homes. Following the screening there will be discussion with representatives from Mt. Sinai Hospital, East End Community Health Centre and Neighbourhood Link. Everyone is welcome to attend. EECHC is located at 1619 Queen St. E. at Coxwell Avenue.
For more information visit, email or call 416-467-0860.

Core French teachers from Notre Dame High School and St. John Catholic Elementary School are presenting ‘Franconnexion’ on Thursday, April 19, at St. John, 780 Kingston Rd., from 7 to 9 p.m. Notre Dame’s Rosemary Paniccia and Liane Paixao of St. John are holding this community event to introduce students in Grades 6 to 12, and their parents and caregivers, to programs and activities outside of the school environment. Representatives from International Student Exchange (ISE) and Alliance Francaise will make presentations.
For more information, or to confirm your attendance, email liane.paixao@tcdsb. org or rosemary.paniccia@

On Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., Lick’s Beaches will be selling its famous burgers for $2, $1 of which will be donated to Community Centre 55. The money raised will go toward sending a child to CC 55’s Summer Camp. Lick’s is located at 2034 Queen St. E. at Kenilworth. For more information call Nancy at 416-691-1113 ext 224.

Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Church and Ontario Electronic Stewardship have joined forces to hold an Electronics Recycling Day at the church, 79 Hiawatha Rd., on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Drop off unwanted, old and obsolete electronic items in the bin which will be set up in the parking lot. Computers, TVs, cameras, phones and answering machines, radios, VCRs and DVD players, turntables, amps, speakers, scanners, printers, fax machines and audio visual equipment will be accepted. This event is the latest initiative in support of the church’s environmental stand.
In 2010 the church congregation installed solar panels on the roof, earning them a finalist spot in the city’s Green Toronto Awards.
For more information call Angie McMurray at 416-698-7992 or email her at

East End Community Health Centre, in preparation for its Annual General Meeting, is looking for community members or clients of EECHC who may be interested in volunteering as a Board Member. The non-profit multi-service centre provides health care, social and community outreach services to those who may experience barriers to healthcare, such as families with low income, newcomers to Canada or cultural minorities.
If you would like more information, contact Joyce Kalsen, Executive Director, at 416-778, 5858 by Wednesday, May 7.

The Beach’s Expedia Cruise Ship Centre helped the national company make a $22,840 donation to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada in its 2012 Cruise for the Cure. Breast cancer research and awareness is Expedia CruiseShipCentre’s charity of choice and the company takes part in and holds fundraisers year round.

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