Summerhill Fair Details 2019
Hello Neighbourhood Friends!
We’re happy to announce the Summerhill Fair is happening on Saturday, June 8th in the Little Park and we will be in need of volunteers to help out with selling tickets, cooking on the BBQ’s and manning various tables the day of the fair.
Here is the link to volunteer the day of: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mJUJRl9M40Z0AI5VfVPeyp3XtFVePDleJAD1uBbIpTc/edit?usp=sharing
You can look forward to all of the old favorites, the beloved ponies, tie dying, face painting, old school races, delicious BBQ …etc.
We look forward to seeing everybody on Saturday June 8th
The Organizing Committee
Save that costume jewelry you never wear
The Summerhill Fair wants it ALL
Just drop it in the box on the porch at 113 Summerhill Ave. It’s out there already. We’ll move stuff inside to keep it safe till the Fair on June 8.
Why? Because it’s fun for all ages. Everyone gets to try stuff on, and everyone loves a bargain.
The proceeds all go to the Fair, and anything not sold goes to charity.
So please, go through your drawers and drop off that stuff that's been collecting dust forever.
If you have purses lying around you never use—I pick stuff up when I travel—and they’re in really good condition, we’ll be setting up a purse tree to sell them at the Fair. All the proceeds go to the Fair.
So how about looking in your closets…
There’s a box out now on the porch at 113 Summerhill Ave for your jewellery AND your purses
- Drop gently used books to the porch at 84 Summerhill Gardens between June 3 and June 7.Not text books please
Here's to another great Fair!
Shaftesbury Salon Series Concert No. 3
The final Shaftesbury Salon Series concert for this season is now just over a month away. It will be held on Monday, May 27th in the atrium of 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, as usual. The time is 7.30 p.m.
You may remember my writing you at the end of February to give you a heads-up about this concert. It features one of the most promising young opera singers on the Canadian scene at the moment, Mezzo-Soprano Simona Rose Genga. It is through one of our committee members, Laurie Mackay, who knows Simona’s teacher at the University of Toronto Opera School, Wendy Nielson, that we have been able to present this concert here at Shaftesbury. We feel deeply honoured.
This year Simona has been singing with the Canadian Opera Company as a member of the COC Ensemble. She earned a place in the Ensemble by winning not only the jury prize, but also the audience choice award, in last year’s competition. In addition to covering roles in Eugene Onegin and Otello, she sang the role of the second maid in Strauss’s Electra, and the lead role, Cindy, in this season’s Opera for Young Audiences, a reworking of the Cinderella story by Stéphane Meyer, Simona’s collaborative pianist for our concert.
And Simona’s accomplishments are not limited to opera: she won the 2017 James Norcop Song Recital Prize, and will showcase for us her abilities in the song recital genre as well as the operatic one.
All the information you need to order tickets is on our website: https://shaftesburymusic.org . There is more detail about Simona and Stéphane, and about our location, parking, and ticket prices (which include refreshments).
We have already sold close to a half of the available tickets for this concert, so don’t wait too long to order yours. It will almost certainly sell out, as did our previous two concerts this season.
We look forward to a really wonderful spring evening of music! And we look forward to seeing you here!
Pauline Thompson, Chair
Shaftesbury Salon Series
VOLUNTEER FOR OUR ANNUAL LITTLE PARK CLEAN UP
Saturday April 27th (rain date Sunday April 28th)
Time: 10:00 - NOON (please feel free to join in any time between those hours - bring a rake if you can).
BRING THE KIDS!
Older Children should ask whether clean-up qualifies for community service work hours
Duties: Pick any area of the Little Park, - rake up fallen twigs, branches, bark (please leave shredded leaf mulch in place as it nourishes the turf.) Scrape clear a bench platform or edge a path.
The SRA will provide yard waste bags and a few plastic bags for garbage.
Bring leaf rake, stiff broom, small (childs) snow shovel, ice scraper/lawn edger and rubber or work gloves.
Please Mark your tools with your name.
If you cannot make it but can lend tools, please identify them clearly with your name and address and leave them on the porch of : 87 Woodlawn Ave E. There are always more volunteers than garden tools.
Please note: This volunteer effort has never been missed since it's start in the 1990's. We have registered with the City's Official Clean-up on these dates which has attracted Volunteers from beyond Summerhill Area.
* to help with storm drainage please take a moment to clean up the debris in front of your house so it does not block the sewers and cause flooding.
Save the Date - Summerhill Fair, June 8, 2019
Aerial Photo of Rosehill Reservoir, November 30, 2018. Please click here.
June 16, 2018: Community Clean Up of Japanese Knotweed
What a successful and productive morning we had. A good number of volunteers (27 people) showed up and with the assistance of very helpful Toronto City Staff we were guided to where we needed to cut down the Japanese Knotweed. With such a dedicated & hardworking bunch of volunteers we cleared the area in one hour. Thank you everyone!
Longtime Summerhill resident Bill Davis was honored recently for many years
of volunteering in our community. For 60 years, Bill has contributed to the
fabric of Summerhill and he has run the Cottingham Girls and Boys club for
longer than most of us remember.
The playground beside Cottingham Public School
was named 'The Bill R Davis Playground' - the perfect choice as Bill has created and run
programs for young children for so many decades. Even Bill's father, a
famous lacrosse player, played sports in this park.
Councillor Josh Matlock came out to assist with the ceremony and many past
and present students and parents joined in the celebration, along with
Bill's wife Velma and family.
We are so grateful for Bill's contributions to our community - and thank
him for all the joy he's given our children and his tireless dedication to
fitness and creativity!
Summerhill enjoys great restaurants, lovely stores for shopping and great services. Do check out the Rosedale Main Street website; http://www.rosedalemainstreet.ca/events
Summerhill also has a number of other happenings throughout the year. Annual events such as:
- Little Park Cleanup usually late April or early May depending on the weather?
- Daffodil planting on the Shaftesbury berm or in the Little Park - April/May and October/November
- Summerhill Fair - mid June in the Little Park
- Lighting of the Holiday Lights around November 20th