Neighbours’ Night Out was a smash this year. The weather was wonderful, and hundreds of people came out to listen to live music, eat, and just hang out.
Munchkins goofing off
Suri and Frances selling tickets.
Neighbours’ Night Out is, if you ask me, one of Weston’s highlights—up there with the Santa Claus Parade. But things keep getting better. This year, I think more community organizations than ever were there: off the top of my head, the WHCD,Frontlines, some weirdos who think that sweating is fun, and Shakespeare in Action. Some great-looking vendors were there, too—but I ran out of time because I talk too much.
The Weston and Mount Dennis areas are (a little more) sparkling after community volunteers took to the parks, alleys, and streets this past weekend as part of a city-wide cleanup.
About 12 people turned up at Elm Park in Weston, and more kids and adults at the park joined in as the day went on, according to Patricia Videla, who organized it. They certainly stayed busy. “Some of the participants headed to the old hospital site to clean while the rest of stayed back at Elm Park. Afterwards, we all headed to Pelmo Park to pick up rubbish.”.
Another group, including volunteers from the WKNC, tackled the area around the BIA, and the indefatigable MDCA will this weekend have the last of its five cleanups at the Eglinton Flats SE entrance.
An energetic and awesome reader has volunteered to lead a community clean up for Weston. Patricia Videla has organized a group for 10 am, Saturday, April 23 at Elm Park. If you’d like to join in, bring some gloves; you don’t need to register. Bring your teenagers, though—they get volunteer hours for helping out.
The BIA will also be pitching in too; they’ll be cleaning up Weston Road and the nearby laneways between King and Wright. Meet at the BIA office to help out there.