News Briefs for June 28, 2016

The GTA Rollergirls host their annual ‘The Fresh and the Furious’ tournament at Ted Reeve Arena and the Ted Reeve Bubble on Saturday, July 9, with the first game starting at 11 a.m. Sixteen fresh meat teams from Ontario, Quebec, and New York will battle it out until one team wins the Sloppy Cup. Tickets are $12 advance or $15 at the door. For more information visit


The Leslieville Flea will set up shop on the Ashbridge estate, at 1444 Queen St. E., on Sunday, July 17. This curated market houses over 60 vendors selling vintage, salvaged goods, furniture, antiques, collectibles and more. Admission is free.


Do you know a tireless volunteer who asks for nothing in return? That person could be the next Beach Citizen of the Year. The award was founded in 2001 by Community Centre 55, the Beaches Lions, and Beach Metro News as a way to honour local residents who are involved in a wide range of activities that benefit local groups. Nomination forms are available at or call 416-691-1113. Deadline is Friday, Aug. 5, at 5 p.m.


Kew Beach Lawn Bowling Club will host Lawn Summer Nights, a lawn bowling fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, on the four Thursdays in July. This Canada-wide event, which started in 2009, has raised over $1.4 million for the cause. This is the first year the event is being held in two different venues in the city. For more information visit


The Beach Guild of Fine Art will present a cheque to “Artie” aka Bev Campbell, to assist her with her many volunteer projects. Campbell volunteers at Dixon Hall, Fred Victor and Seaton House, and collects art materials for two women’s drop-in art groups, as well as helping homeless individuals create art. In May, the Guild raised $284 from its raffle for Artie at the Small Paintings for Small Spaces Show held at the Gardener’s Cottage. The presentation will be made Wednesday, June 29, at Beach United Church, 140 Wineva Ave.


True Davidson Acres long-term care facility, located at 200 Dawes Road, is looking for retired or semi-retired volunteers to assist with a variety of resident activities including feeding, visiting, and participating in activities for volunteers. Training is provided. For more information or to sign up for an orientation date, please contact Carly at or 416-397-0364.

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