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Used skates, snow pants, and CSA-approved hockey helmets are all welcome at Bowmore Road public school, where staff and volunteers are organizing school skating activities for next winter. Drop off items in the bins outside the school office at 80 Bowmore Rd.

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Beacher Helen Hatzis has been recognized by Governor General David Johnston for her generosity and volunteerism. Over the past 20 years, she has taken part in the Big Sister Big Brother program, helped found the Myelin Project of Canada, volunteered for nine years with Youth Bocce, and four years ago founded Aloha Toronto, which helps people with autism experience surfing and stand-up paddleboarding. Her daughter Bella, 10, is carrying on the tradition – she has held annual bake sales to help build schools through Free the Children. The Caring Canadian Award was given to Hatzis during a ceremony in March.

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The History of Ashbridges Bay is the topic of the next meeting of the Beach and East Toronto Historical Society on Tuesday, April 14. The guest speaker is historian and author Joanne Doucette. The event gets underway at 7 p.m. at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.


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