This week, we start two new features! The Write Now! workshop offers a free 8-week writing group, Tuesday nights 6-8 at Weston Public Library, open to anyone interested in writing and learning about writing in a congenial atmosphere. WestonWeb is pleased—nay, delighted—to feature some of their work.
Erna Taverner, who has lived in Weston for 60+ years, made the choice to stay here, and she wrote about her commitment to our neighbourhood for the writing workshop.
Whatever you give energy to increases. I like to think about Weston in this way. I have chosen to live here in spite of the huge changes in my lifetime. 50 years ago people would leave their babies outside stores while they went in and they would still be there when they came out. Things have changed here, as all over the city, and I want to stay here to be part of making the changing neighbourhood welcoming for all the people who come to live here now.
There is the gorgeous natural park along the river, with a bike path that leads from one end of the city to another. We have wildlife galore with coyotes, deer, salmon etc. We have tons of cheap eats, including Chinese, jerk, and burgers. We have such cultural diversity is challenging but also exciting.
We have great old buildings, new and old churches and our wonderful Weston Library. We have many different kinds of housing all sharing the same space and services. This is a real testament to what Canada represents and the world can be.
Our train takes us downtown in 15 minutes, very cheaply for seniors. Walk another 15 minutes and you’re at the Centre Island Ferry. Our T.T.C. gets you to the airport so quick and it’s better (and cheaper!) than a taxi.
We have many community organizations with great services like Frontlines, the York West Active Living Centre and the Weston King Neighbourhood Centre who serve our most vulnerable, with food, clothing, housing help, medical and counselling help. They appreciate volunteers and donations. Ken Theobald at the Neighbourhood Centre is responsible for organizing the writing workshop, which will continue in 2018, so if you would like to register forJanuary, call Ken at 416–241-9898. The group is an interesting and welcoming mixture of ages, backgrounds and writing experience, and open to everyone.
I choose to continue to be grateful for what we are given here in Weston The Libraries and WKNC programs help us all adapt to the new reality. Gratitude and involvement increase happiness and well being for everyone.