News Briefs for May 31, 2016

Is your dog a Slobber King or Queen? Find out on Saturday, June 4, when Community Centre 55 hosts Slobberfest at the Leuty Pavilion on the boardwalk.

Entrants in the Pack Parade, which starts at 9 a.m., have a chance to win the coveted crown. There is also a best costume category, a canine cookie eating contest, a tricks competition, vendors offering canine products and services, and lots more. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Remember all dogs must be leashed.

For a rundown of contest categories and times, vendor details or general information, visit or call Evonne at 416-691-1113 ext 222.


The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday, June 7, at the Beaches Library, 2161 Queen St. E. Registration is at 6:15 p.m. followed by the AGM from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

After the meeting, author M. Jane Fairburn will talk about her book The Life and Work of City Builder Roland Caldwell Harris: Citizen of the Beach from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The event is free and all are welcome.


The Family Fun Fit 12th annual East End Triathlon will be held Saturday, June 11 at the Birchmount Community Centre, 93 Birchmount Rd.

This swim-cycle-run event, sanctioned by Triathlon Ontario, is for ages three to adult, and the focus is on fun and participation.

Register (online only) and get more information at Entry deadline is Wednesday, June 8.


A special treat for dads who love to garden is the Beach Garden Tour, this year taking place on Father’s Day – Sunday, June 19.

Fifteen gardens will be displaying their unique character, from a multi-level party garden to a dog-friendly one, and many more, all located in the Beach to just north of Kingston Road. Complimentary refreshments, live music and sculpture displays will round out the day.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the tour, and are available at Pippins Tea Co (2098 Queen St. E.) and other locations to be announced.


The Beaches Lodge will hold its 10th annual Sand Castle Building Competition on Sunday, June 26, at Ashbridges Bay, on the beach between the Woodbine bathing station and the Donald D. Summerville Pool.

The team whose castle displays elements of uniqueness, creativity, attention to detail and adornments is awarded The Beaches Cup. Previous winners include teams made up of friends, families and co-workers. Organizers would love to see entries from local Scout or Guide groups and schools. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit or call Graeme Boyce at 416-402-8591 for more information.

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