News in Brief for April 19, 2016

A fundraiser to benefit the Kavanaghs, an Upper Beach family, as they adapt to dad Matt’s brain injury will be held on Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Balmy Beach Club.

Kavanagh has been off work for some time, and local designer Kristy Malone is helping design and organize a new kitchen for the family home in order to accommodate Matt’s increasing health challenges.

Anyone with donations for the silent auction or tradespeople with time or materials to donate can contact Malone by emailing For details and tickets to the fundraiser, visit

The East End Climate Action Group will hold a public meeting featuring journalist and filmmaker, Avi Lewis, on Sunday, April 24. Lewis will speak on ‘Climate Justice: How do we LEAP forward?’ about creating a Canada based on caring for the earth and each other. The event will be held at Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Ave., east of Birchmount Rd., from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. The venue is accessible and parking is available. For more information call Coline Gardhouse at 416-266-7902.

Community Centre 55’s annual electronics recycling event is Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon at 97 Main St. Drop off unwanted stereo equipment, computers and accessories, fax machines, cell phones, monitors, TVs, DVD players and more. The items will then be recycled or properly disposed of. To see a full list of accepted items, or for more information, visit

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