Remembrance day ceremony

I’ve been to many Remembrance Day ceremonies, but, I’m sorry to say, none in Weston. I went today for the first time, and it was very moving.

About forty people  observed the 100th anniversary of the armistice in near silence. It was quite beautiful; there were no speakers and no organizers, but a community came together to mark an important occasion. A few people quietly streamed the CBC broadcast, and, at some point when it was right, everyone with a poppy walked forward to place it on the cenotaph.

A few minutes later, we all walked off in near silence.

Open house at the Masonic Temple, brunch, and Santa, too

The Masonic Temple in Weston is having an open house on Sunday, November 25, the day of the Santa Claus Parade.

The temple was firebombed last year, and the Masons are celebrating the repair, restoration and improvements to the building.

The ever-excellent Frontlines will also be hosting an event that day; they will be having a Holiday Brunch Fundraiser. Tickets are $10 for kids, and $25 for an adult and child.

Remembrance day this Sunday

This Sunday will mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The City of Toronto hosts several civic ceremonies; the nearest to us will be in the York Memorial Collegiate Auditorium. It will start at 10:45.

At sundown, bells across Toronto will be rung 100 times to mark the 100 years since the signing of the armistice. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like any churches or community groups in Weston have yet registered with the city to announce their participation; perhaps, dear reader, if you are a member of a church, you could ask?

Upcoming events

Faisal Hassan, our MPP, is hosting a town hall on auto insurance “postal code discrimination”. The meeting will be November 13, at 7:30 in North York.

12 Division police will be hosting a discussion of fraud on Thursday, November 15 at the York West Active Living Centre.

 

Upcoming event

The Weston Historical Society will be hosting its annual Hymn Sing on December 5. They are also

looking for two people to tell their Christmas memories… We would prefer the memories be of Weston but they don’t have to be.  They should be no longer than 5 minutes and can be about anything related to Christmas.  They don’t have to be of long ago, just good memories from the holidays.

Pumpkin Parade November 1

Weston’s second-annual pumpkin parade will be November 1. Last year’s parade was cute as all get out, and I’m sure it will be even better this year.

You can bring your pumpkin and your sugar-hungover little ones to Elm Park at 6 on Thursday, November 1.

Upcoming events

Weston’s Santa Claus Parade will be Sunday, November 25 at 2 p.m.–and it’s sure to be great. This is the 40th anniversary of the best little Santa Claus parade in Toronto.

The BIA hopes you will volunteer or participate.

Santa on a float
Photo from the BIA

Frontlines will also be hosting their second annual holiday brunch. Tickets are between $10 and $25.