Upcoming events

UrbanArts, the LEF, and Foodshare invite young people to the Youth Foodposium, on September 29. It sounds like a lot of fun.


Dr. Maureen Lennon is leading an 8-week writing workshop at the Weston Library, starting October 3. Maureen is an old friend, super woman, and the only person to have read my book. If she can be kind about my work, you have nothing to fear. You’ll have a blast.

 

Upcoming event

The Frontlines AGM will be September 19th at 7:30 pm at the York West Active Living Centre.

There will also be a celebration of Frontlines’ 30th Anniversary, which is this month.

Orville Wallace will be the keynote speaker, and Frontlines’ culinary program will provide a light meal and desserts.

You are asked to RSVP at info@frontlines.to by September 15th.

Buskerfest a Success.

Large crowds were on hand along Weston, north and south of Lawrence on Saturday to watch an entertaining set of buskers captivate audiences. This was Weston’s very first Buskerfest and by all accounts was a huge success.

Crowds fill the corner of Weston and Lawrence.
Lucy Loop and her hoops.
Fire entertainer David Ito ‘warms up’ the crowd.
A caricature artist gets to work.
Children were captivated by the Ostrich Guy and his bird.
The Ostrich Guy has been appearing in his current persona for about four years.
The Ostrich greets a young spectator.
The Ostrich Guy meets and greets.

The event was financed by Weston’s Business Improvement Area, and designed to draw people into Weston.

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that several businesses including the banks, Weston Hub builders, Rockport and Metrolinx had declined to contribute to Buskerfest. This was incorrect – they were not approached for a contribution. I apologize for the error.

 

Buskerfest tomorrow

Tomorrow will be the first-ever Weston Buskerfest, and it promises to be a blast.

ET The Mime
ET The Mime

The fun starts at 2 pm and goes until 6 or so. A rotating set of performers will appear between 1765 Weston Rd and the TD Bank. They include some excellent talents: Kate Mior the wind-up ‘doll’, ET the Mime, a magician, a hula-hoop entertainer, and Weston’s own Scott Jackson.

 

 

Upcoming events

Frontlines is hosting a community BBQ at 1844 Weston Rd. tomorrow. There will be “food, performances by local talent, DJs, activities, and much more.”

Frontlines will also be having a carwash on Saturday.


Weston Buskerfest will take place on Saturday, July 29th from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m, around Weston and Lawrence. Bring change to tip your artists!

There will be a raffle for a 40” flat-screen television. To enter the draw, spend $20 or more in Weston Village on the day of the eventand bring your receipts to the information booth in front of the RBC.

 


Mural Community Consultations

UrbanArts will be meeting on July 27 and Aug 3 at 6 pm, at the Weston Library from 6-7 to discuss proposed art murals.

Cree-Métis Artist Jason Baerg proposes a text based visual art project to reclaimate the Humber River in Akwe:kon / Tkaronto / Toronto. Using the founding Indigenous languages, this work is intended to significantly improve the visibility of Indigenous communities in the local environment and help renew greater connections to the land. Currently, Toronto has one of the largest urban populations of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in Kanata.

There are two proposed sites:

The first site is the Lawrence West Bridge… in Memorial Park. The second site is Scarlet Rd. parapets / bridge superstructures over the Humber.


The MDCA is hosting HumberFest on August 7: