News in Brief

After a successful spring and summer ultimate frisbee season at Stephenson Park, REC Athletics is signing up new members for recreational adult, co-ed teams of five.

PHOTO: Andrew Hudson
PHOTO: Andrew Hudson

Starting on Sept. 4 at 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. in Stephenson Park, games will be held at the same time every Wednesday night in September. The ultimate will then move to the playing fields at Cherry Beach, with 8 and 9 p.m. games every Tuesday night through October.

For more information, visit the website at

St. John the Baptist Norway, Anglican Church will again be holding its ecumenical bible study sessions from Sept. 16 to Nov. 25. This session’s topic is Christian Origins – Life in the Emerging Church to 300 A.D., led by Rev. Catherine Hamilton, Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, and Professor of Greek at Wycliffe College. Each meeting features discussion and question time.

The fee of $30 covers all sessions, and late registrants are always welcome. Meet at the church, 470 Woodbine Ave., on Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call 416-694-5969.

Nurse Betty Daignault will hold a foot care clinic at Community Centre 55, 97 Main St.,  from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 16, Oct. 28, and Dec. 9. The clinic is $20 by appointment and covers foot care, foot exams and treatment for corns, callouses and in-grown nails. Patients are asked to bring their own towel.

Veterans with a veteran card and OHIP number can have their treatment billed directly, and those with a doctor’s note can claim the treatment under health insurance. To book an appointment, call C55 program director Evonne Hossack at 416-691-1113, extension 222.

CC55 will hold an Improve Your Memory Workshop on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m., beginning Sept. 17. This practical and interactive program will help you remember people’s names, facts and figures, appointments, highlights of conversations, reading, and more effective techniques for daily life. The program is facilitated by Patricia McCully, a teacher, life coach and motivational speaker who has taught memory courses and wellness programs to many community groups. The six-week session costs $18. Contact 416-691-1113 for more information.

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 11, will celebrate Royal Canadian Legion Week from Sept. 16 to 20. This popular annual event pays homage to Veterans past and present with displays and memorabilia, student works honouring Vets, and even uniforms to try on. The Branch, at 9 Dawes Rd., will be open to the public Monday to Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m., and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. Teachers are invited to bring their students for a valuable learning experience.

Contact Helen Pearce at 416-699-1353 or to set up an appointment. More information is available at

Applegrove Community Complex will hold its annual ‘Applicious Festival’ on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the historic Ashbridge Estate, 1444 Queen St. E., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the sixth year for the popular fundraiser that features family fun, entertainment, games, vendors and food. Wear something red to win a free activity. For more information visit or all Applegrove at 416-461-8143.

Beaches-East York MP Matthew Kellway will moderate a public discussion forum following a free screening of Change Your Name Ousama!, a film by Fuad Chowdhury and Bill Gillespie, at the Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St. E., Friday, Sept. 6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The documentary film focuses on post-9/11 security issues and the political and social marginalization of Canadian Muslims. The event is hosted by DOC Toronto. For more information visit

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