Supper’s on at Southminster United Church again this fall, with doors opening October 14, 2023, to welcome all to come in Out-of-the-Cold.
EnviroCrew volunteers will be set up near the parking lot in Windsor Park from 1 to 6 p.m at OSCA’s Fall Fest, Saturday, October 14, 2023, collecting items to reduce household waste. Items for collection are: You’ll also receive information on how to recycle dozens of other household waste items. Or just stop by and chat. We’d love to meet you and hear your ideas about reducing waste, helping the environment, addressing climate change.
Since Cleaning the Capital began in 1994, over 1.4 million volunteers have participated, and it is estimated that over 1,000,000 kilograms of waste has been removed from our public spaces.
Registration is now open for the fall campaign until Sunday, October 1, 2023 and can be easily done online. You can choose from a variety of public spaces to help clean up, such as community parks, roadsides, and shorelines.
Our homegrown hip hop festival turns 20 in 2023! Started in 2003 by volunteers from the neighbourhood, House of PainT is an annual celebration of hip hop arts and culture with a lasting impact on all the neighbours and friends who venture through Brewer Park to enjoy the artwork year-round.
Day and night, 365 days a year, Windsor Park is cared for by incessant secret guardians. The Windsor Park dog walkers seem innocent enough, with their cute pooches and their light banter, but at the heart of every dog walker is a community park guardian.
The Green Dreamers are out and about once again! You may have seen a few recently at the Library and the corners of Bank Street and Sunnyside Avenue. Their silent green “tag” is unmistakable. They leave a trail of “loved lots” all along Bank Street and Sunnyside Avenue. And yes, there were a couple of Dreamers sighted at Grosvenor this last week tidying up one of OOS’s rain gardens. In late June another solo…
April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week. It’s time once again to say “thank you” with a big round of national applause and to recognize you locally for all that you do to enrich our communities. You, by your simple acts of kindness, encourage and nurture trust in people, trust in institutions, a sense of belonging, civic engagement at its best and a socially diverse and inclusive community. The National Volunteer theme this year is…
Despite not being able to visit inside the library this summer, we’ve all certainly enjoyed the outside yard, thanks to hard work of the Green Dreamers. Here’s a few snapshots of volunteers from the Green Dreamers putting the garden to bed for the winter. ‘Til next year!
Well the autumn leaves are tumbling down and the weather is turning colder both day and night now. Our 15 garden beds, after a summer of glorious sun and intermittent rain fared very well after a slow, dry start in July. Because of COVID, our volunteer group of eleven dedicated gardeners were delayed in starting this spring because of the City’s restrictions on community ornamental gardening. Green Dreamers took our direction from the City’s…
The volunteers of the Bridge to Bridge community reforestation project will be planting a limited number of trees and doing clean up maintenance this weekend on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 9 am. We will meet along Canal Woods Terrace at the bottom of Aylmer Avenue. We have a small number of trees to plant, and maintenance – pruning and cleaning up around the base of the trees – on many of our grown trees. …
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