News in Brief

Local filmmaker Fuad Chowdhury will screen a documentary tonight at about the Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse and MP Matthew Kellway’s visit to the site one year later. Held at AccessPoint on the Danforth, the event will begin at 6 p.m., with the film at 6:30 p.m. and a discussion to follow.

Ovarian Cancer Canada is holding the 13th annual Walk of Hope on Sunday, Sept. 7, at Woodbine Park. The fundraiser, organized by volunteer committees, is held in over 40 communities across the country. Currently, 17,000 women in Canada are living with ovarian cancer. For more information visit

Anyone who missed the last historical walk led by Gene Domagala will get another chance next month. Domagala will re-visit the Beach Hill neighbourhood, starting at Grant AME Church on Gerrard Street East and ending at the Gerrard Ashdale Library. Date and time will be announced in our Sept. 9 issue.

The annual Beach Terry Fox Run will take place Sunday, Sept. 14, along the boardwalk. The 5 km run (10 km for bikes and blades) will start at the Woodbine Bathing Station, east of Coxwell Avenue, south of Lakeshore Boulevard. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and the event is open from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This marks the 34th year the Canada-wide run has been held, raising money to find a cure for cancer. Visit for more information.

Family Fun Fit’s ninth annual run-bike-run event will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, in Ashbridges Bay Park. Each participant will receive a race kit, race shirt, finishers medal and the same applause when they cross the finish line. Visit to register or for more information.

TAGER, a short film about artist/actor/poet Aron Tager by Upper Beach filmmaker Nathaniel Fox-Pappas, has been selected for the Toronto Independent Film Festival. TAGER will screen along with three other short films on Sept. 8 at the Carlton Cinema starting at 7:45 p.m.

New short-term parking spaces have been added for people dropping students off at Bowmore Road and Kew Beach public schools. Five new 15-minute spaces have been designated on Bowmore Road, and three on Kippendavie Avenue.

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Nice that NDP MP Kelway turned a tragedy into an excuse for a junket. It’s not surprising that fellow Dippers, Chow and Layton, were champion spenders!

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