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An edition recognizing SickKids peter haggert editor’s desk Sometimes you just have to make a statement. And with this, The Beach Mirror’s first-ever themed edition, we’re recognizing the importance of the work at The Hospital for Sick Children – or SickKids – in pursuing the goal of healthy and happy children in our community. Inside today, along with your regular package of Beach news, you’ll find stories, photos and other information related to the good work of SickKids. It’s Healthy and Happy Month at SickKids and we encourage you to visit their healthyandhappy.com website. Along with the stories on the important work of SickKids in this edition, we’ve collected stories on a number of other community programs and efforts that also contribute to healthier, happier children. It’s all to show how integral the important goals of SickKids are in our neighbourhoods, our community and, frankly, around the world. For The Beach Mirror, it’s all about contributing to the building of better communities. And what a better place than to build a partnership >>>mirror, page 8

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STAYING POSITIVE: Liam Moore has a complex condition called Caroli disease, which involves both kidneys and liver. He and his family have raised more than $600,000 for SickKids. Read his story on Page 3.

Late Jack Layton’s ties inspire fundraiser ERIN HATFIELD ehatfield@insidetoronto.com After Jack Layton’s death, one of the tasks his son Mike Layton took on was sorting through his

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that were really old and not too attractive.” Layton picked a few out that he wanted to save for himself and gave his sister a few for a >>>canadian, page 14


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Eastview Boys and Girls Club helps connect youth, community DANIELA PITEO bsrm@insidetoronto.com

The club has serviced the area for­­­­40 years. In 2011, more than 3,700 young Every child has potential that must people used services at the club’s be realized and at Boys and Girls main site on Blake Street and their Clubs across the country, program other locations. co-ordinators, counsellors and vol“Our facility is at capacity,” Bowser unteers are at a child’s side to see said. “We want to be able to offer that it is reached. our programs to families and children that may not be able to Eastview (Toronto) Boys this and Girls Club wants to get here, so we have satellite help children tap into their community programs at several schools story is potential, and they do so in the area.” by opening the doors to the inspired by Bowser is new to the the goal community and inviting Eastview club, but has an of having children and their families extensive background in the happy, into the facility. not-for-profit sector. healthy The variety of programs “I hope to bring some children offered at Eastview, includextensions to the club, like ing sporting programs for we have done with our satelyouth, educational support, personal lite programs,” Bowser said. development, after school and eveEven though Bowser has only been ning programming and computer with the club since September, a services ensures a range of needs are long-standing staff supports him, being met in the east Toronto area. with some people having more than “Eastview is committed to provid20 years of experience with the Boys ing a safe, supportive place where and Girls Club under their belt. children and youth can experience “We have excellent staff that are new opportunities, overcome barrivery engaged and highly profesers, build positive relationships and sional,” said Bowser. “They show a develop confidence and skills for real commitment to our youth.” life,” Executive Director Kerry Bowser Each Boys and Girls Club across said of the club at 86 Blake St., in the the country is united in their comPape and Riverdale avenues area. mitment to the community they

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Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre, which incorporates the Eastview (Toronto) Boys & Girls Club, provides a variety of programs and services for children, youth, adults, seniors and newcomers.

serve, even though they aren’t carbon copies of one another. “We all strive to offer quality programming in our respective neighbourhoods,” Bowser said. “I think if we continue to provide high quality programming, children

will want to be a part of the club.” The children who participate in the varied programming offered by the club are learning leadership skills, home life skills, as well as educational and social skills in an effort to enable them to mature into well-rounded

adults. Bowser strives to encourage community development and a strong civic engagement. “I think it is important for children to feel engaged by their community and connected to it,” Bowser said. “We are here to help nurture that bond.” The programs offered at the club come at a low cost, but it can still be cost prohibitive for some families, according to Bowser, and with cuts in government funding, it becomes a challenge for clubs to grow and expand in their communities. “We have to go out and find other financial partners,” said Bowser. The club currently has a wide sponsorship base, with the Toronto District School Board, the United Way and many other companies and groups donating. “We rely on the generosity of individual donors and corporate partners. This generosity allows us to work with our youth.” Donations help children reach their potential and the Boys and Girls Club are the conduit to that goal, he said.

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Liam Moore creates charity in conjunction with SickKids DANIELA PITEO bsrm@insidetoronto.com Caroli disease, a rare inherited disorder, may be unique in its ability to present differently from patient to patient, but it isn’t nearly as distinct as the young boy affected by this genetic childhood condition. Liam Moore’s ultrasound images warned of a potential problem, when the attending physician spotted a mass on the baby’s liver. His parents, Deborah Wadsworth and Doug Moore, were told to remain optimistic as no diagnosis could be offered at the time. Grim diagnosis Nine weeks after the ultrasound revealed a potential problem, Liam was born at a healthy eight pounds. His doctors quickly shuttled him to the neonatal unit at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), where the following 10 days were marked with a lineup of tests that would ultimately provide a grim diagnosis ­– Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) and congenital hepatic fibrosis of the liver (CHF), or Caroli disease. “Each case presents so differently; when he was diagnosed, it wasn’t certain he would even come home,” Moore said. It has been reported that 75 per cent of infants born with Caroli disease die within one week, but children like Liam, who survive the initial post-natal hurtle, can face a host of problems later on. Liam’s condition puts him at risk for gastrointestinal bleeding, hypertension of the liver, cancer, cholangitis, biliary cirrhosis, ascites, stroke and high blood pressure leading to kidney and liver failure. A disease this rare means a prognosis is often uncertain. “I will probably need a transplant down the road,” Liam said, speaking with a candor and confidence usually reserved for adults, not a boy of “twelve, almost 13 years old.” Liam’s doctors told his parents a transplant could be likely at a young age, but each year, doctors kept pushing the date back.

We were told he might need a transplant at two years old, then five years old and then 10. He keeps pushing that date back. – dad, Doug Moore

“We were told he might need a transplant at two years old, then five years old and then 10. He keeps pushing that date back,” Moore said, smiling, while his son leaned over and knocked three times on the dark wood table at his side. Even though Liam has continually pushed back what will likely be an inevitable transplant, he and his parents have accepted this challenge and even embraced it by launching Liam’s Light Charity (www.liamslight.org), in conjunction with SickKids. Together with the Pediatric Academic Multiple Organ Transplant program, Liam’s Light Charity has initiated research in ARPKD/CHF, helped fund Dr. Stacey Pollack Bar Zi’s research and cut the ribbon on Liam’s Light Step Down Unit, a specialized subdivision in SickKids that aids children in recovery after a transplant. Charity event a year “We try to (host) a charity event every year,” Moore said. “This year we didn’t because our (regular venue) closed their doors.” “We raised $140,000 in one event,” said Moore, noting that to-date the charity has collected more than $600,000 for SickKids. In addition to fundraising for the hospital, Liam participated in a course that coached him to speak to other children and adults about his disease. “I’m an ambassador for SickKids, it’s like being a spokesperson,” Liam said. “I feel comfortable talking to anyone who asks me about my illness.” As an ambassador, Liam tells his story, but reveals his strength of

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character and varied interests. Currently, Liam divides his spare time brandishing an epee (a small fencing sword) or hurling a few stones down the ice. He also boasts an impressive golf swing and skill as a goalie, but his real interest is film editing. “I edit the movies on my computer and add in a whole bunch of effects,” said Liam, who names The Hobbit and Life of Pi as great films, but admits to favouring the action genre. Liam attended a camp where one scheduled activity included a film and editing exercise. His interest grew quickly and he flew through beginners programs in film editing, but has now advanced to Final Cut Pro. “I’d like to do something with editing in the future, but I really like 3D animation, like Pixar,” Liam said. “I am going to be taking a course this summer and it’s a 3D animation course. You make your own movie.” This summer he will take another class on the subject with a group of young adults, since this field isn’t

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necessarily tailored for the interests and skill set of children. Even though the course isn’t necessarily designed for children, he will no doubt hold his own. But with six years of primary and secondary school ahead, his focus is working through the sixth grade. After a brief brush with a microhurricane during a family boating vacation in South Carolina, anxiety issues began to surface in Liam, where they would consistently manifest at school. Although the boating incident cannot be directly named as the cause of his anxiety, Liam continues his education with a private tutor instead of in the traditional classroom setting since the issue would only present at school. “I started to get more and more panic attacks and I began to feel unsafe at school,” Liam said. “In Grade 5, it was a lot worse. I couldn’t even leave the house, but it’s not like that now.” Liam has tentative plans to return to his school for the seventh grade. “I miss socializing with friends, but I still talk to my friends that I have made outside of school.” In the meantime, his focus is being pulled in many directions – between his interest in films and keeping on top of living an active and healthy life. “I eat tons of fruits and vegetables,” Liam said, admitting his healthy diet may have helped postpone a transplant. “His body does speak to him and he listens,” Moore said. “Things like proteins and meats are very hard on the liver to digest and he doesn’t really like them.” Together, the family takes things day by day. Every six months, Liam returns to SickKids to undergo a series of tests including blood tests, ultrasounds and echocardiograms. “I’ve had some bumps in the road, but I am still pretty stable,” Liam said, as he again, knocks on wood. Visit www.liamslight.org for details on Liam’s Light Charity.

Walk so Kids Can Talk event, Sunday Residents can help make kids’ lives healthier by taking part in a walkathon Sunday. The Walk so Kids Can Talk, held in support of Kids Help Phone, is set for Woodbine Park, at Coxwell Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard East. Participants can walk routes between two and five kilometres. Pre-walk activities begin at 8 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. and the walk starting at 10 a.m. Closing ceremonies are slated for 11:15 a.m. The Walk so Kids Can Talk takes place in 30 communities across Canada and is presented by BMO. Kids Help Phone provides an anonymous, professional and confidential counselling service for youth across Canada. Sunday’s walk helps kick off Mental Health Week, May 6 to 10. The week encourages conversation about mental health issues facing Canadians, in particular young people. Visit www.walksokidscantalk.ca You Think You Can Cook? Fiddlehead Competition wSo

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child is registered in the emergency department at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) every nine minutes. That tells you how critical the work of SickKids is in your neighbourhood, the City of Toronto and beyond. May is Healthy and Happy Month at SickKids and the goal is to raise funds and awareness for childhood health issues. This year’s emphasis is an issue we often fear to talk about – children and mental health. It’s an essential conversation. Some 10 to 20 per cent of youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder. Now silently, repeat that number to yourself and reflect on what that means. Now remember only one in five children who needs mental health services actually receives them. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth. That shouldn’t be. Every child deserves to be healthy and happy. Please support children’s health this month and visit two special websites set up by SickKids: www.healthyandhappy. our view com – this website offers many opportunities for interaction Let’s talk and discussion on any number childhood illness topics, with mental health of an emphasis this year on child mental health. It’s a great place and kids to start looking for mental health information. And there’s even a quiz on the website that visitors can take. www.aboutkidshealth.ca – this wonderful resource is essential for every parent. It’s a collection of health information from A-Z, along with news, stories and discussion of issues facing today’s youth. There are stories, video, instruction – and even a newsletter for you to sign up for. You may not need parenting information, but you know someone who does. Let them know about this site. SickKids is not a secret. More than 265,000 donors raised $111.7 million in 2012. You’ll find an impressive list of fundraising events in a calendar in today’s newspaper. Many events were initiated by community members. Torontonians, Canadians and people around the world are fortunate to have SickKids as a resource. Between health services and the largest child health research facility in the country, we need to recognize this great resource and take advantage of its community outreach. As they would say at SickKids, every child deserves to be healthy and happy.

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atching the discussion on transit funding leaves the impression it is all about getting someone else to pay. While versions of this probably have been around since democracy was born, in the case of Toronto’s transit funding, our debate will lead provincial decision makers to the conclusion that Queen’s Park needs to dictate our funding and responsibilities. Although politicians swear they never pay attention to polls, the correlation is amazing between councillors’ positions and that of their constituents, as reported by the latest IpsosReid transportation survey. For example, almost 60 per cent of Scarborough and Etobicoke residents use the car as their primary means of transportation. These districts are the least supportive of highway tolls, a fuel tax or vehicle registration tax. Residents in Toronto’s core have different ways of getting around. Eighteen per cent report they move mainly by walking, and six per cent by bike. These figures are at least three times higher than

david soknacki beyond the headlines most of Toronto’s suburbs. Almost half of downtowners describe their primary means of transportation to be public transit, while only one quarter use the car. So it is not surprising that downtown residents and their councillors advocate prioritizing public transit, cycling and pedestrian infrastructure through payments made mostly by motorists. Nor is it startling that motorists, mostly suburbanites, are not enthusiastic about paying more for someone else’s mode of transport. Downtowners and suburbanites only come together when they find someone else to pay or when they agree that they are overburdened by income or property taxes. Complicating matters are tax policies that no longer connect revenues with services. Purchase an average car for $25,000 and your $3,250 in HST goes to the federal and provincial governments. Ditto for the amounts you pay for insurance and repair. Fill up the

tank with 60 litres at $1.22 per litre, and about onethird of your total goes in taxes, $10.40 to the federal government, and $13.94 to the province. Nothing goes directly to the municipalities. As a result, motorists do pay for the privilege of driving. It’s just that they don’t pay to municipalities. Neither the federal nor provincial governments wish to give any but a small portion of those taxes to municipalities. But city dwellers look mostly to council to address their road and transit needs. As everyone looks for someone else to pay, moving around in our cities has become a problem. Since council will not decide on how to finance transit, and has shown itself unable to articulate a vision, the provincial government, through its transit agency Metrolinx, has no choice but to step in. While it is human nature to want someone else to pay, and self-preservation to let someone else take the responsibility, the need to have our transit and transportation system fixed by Queen’s Park will not go down in history as one of our great moments.

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South Asia’s Got Talent WHEN: 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Gerrard India Bazaar, 1426 Gerrard St. E. South Asia’s Got Talent takes place on June 6 from 8 to 10 p.m. Live auditions takes place June 2 at the Gerrard India Bazaar. Singers, dancers, musicians, artists, gymnasts and so on should register for audition now. Visit www. southasiasgottalent.com to register yourself for the auditions.

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Woof-Fit Mini-Triathlon for dogs and people WHEN: 8 a.m. WHERE: Balmy Beach Club Woof-Fit Mini-Triathlon for dogs and their people, in support of The Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund. It includes a two kilometre run/walk, two-km cycle/ blade/roll and a 500-metre swim/wade/paddle. Participants needed to raise $100. The warm-up and registration is at 8 a.m., with the event at 9 a.m. Visit https://www. facebook.com/WoofFitMiniTriathlon

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◗ Saturday, May 4

Recycle your electronics WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. CONTACT: Evonne, 416-691-1113 Bring your used e-waste to the community centre parking lot rain or shine. Spring-for-a-Cause Garage Sale WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday WHERE: Toronto Humane Society, 11 River St. CONTACT: Souha, maya. and.rama@gmail.com Features the sale of new and used items, books, kitchen items, children’s toys and pet items and a bake sale.

Walking for Families of Workplace Tragedy WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Ashbridges Bay Park, 1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E. CONTACT: 647343-6398 COST: Free Walk for families affected by workplace tragedy is a fun five-kilometre fundraising walk to help support families affected by workplace tragedy. Bundle Up collection WHEN: 9 to 11 a.m. WHERE: St.

John’s Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Rd CONTACT: St. John’s Church, 416-698-1105 “Bundle Up” collection is looking for clothing, shoes, linens and small household goods. A truck will be in the parking lot before and after all masses. Walk so Kids Can Talk WHEN: 8 a.m. WHERE: Woodbine Park, 1681 Lake Shore Blvd. E. CONTACT: 416-581-8954 COST: Free Walk so Kids Can Talk, a fundraiser for the Kids Help Phone. Registration is at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. Visit www.walksokidscantalk.ca to register or call 416-5818954 for details. There will be live entertainment, activities and lunch.

◗ Wednesday, May 8

Riverdale Horticultural Society meeting and plant sale WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Community Centre, 816 Logan Ave. The Riverdale Horticultural Society hosts a plant sale. Michelle Brodeau will talk about the emerald ash borer.

◗ Thursday, May 9

Day trip WHEN: 8:15 a.m. WHERE: Community Centre 55, 97 Main St. CONTACT: Evonne, 416-691-1113, ext. 222 to reserve

Community Centre 55 hosts the St. Jacobs Town and Drayton Festival Theatre trip May 9, leaving at 8:15 a.m. Cost, $97. Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club Learn to Sail Open House WHEN: 6 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club, 30 Ashbridges Bay Park Rd. CONTACT: Drschulman@rogers.com COST: Free Learn to sail where you live this summer. Classes for adults and children. Meet some members and chat with instructors. Everyone welcome.

◗ Saturday, May 11

Spring Bird Festival WHEN: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Tommy Thompson Park, 3 Leslie St. CONTACT: www.springbirdfestival. ca/, ttp@trca.on.ca COST: Free The festival offers something for new to experienced birders. Activities will include guided bird hikes, interpretive displays, bird banding demonstrations and fun activities for children.

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Take part in one of several Jane’s Walks May 4 and 5. Named after renowned Toronto urban activist Jane Jacobs, the walks were created in 2007 by a group of her peers and friends as a way to remember the contributions she made championing the interests of local residents and pedestrians over a car-centered approach to city planning. Jacobs died in 2006. Jane’s Walk events take place in 60 major urban centres across the globe. Visit www.janeswalk.net for a complete listing. Here are some local events:

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Bloor-Yonge and St. George first subway stations to get Wi-Fi stations to introduce Wi-Fi wSubway Two subway stations will have access to free wireless Internet when the service debuts in the latter part of 2013, the TTC confirmed last week. The transit agency had already committed to installing Wi-Fi on subway platforms on a pilot basis, but the locations of the stations

were not known. In a tweet last week, TTC spokesperson Brad Ross said Bloor-Yonge and St. George will be the first stations to receive the ad-supported Wi-Fi, which is provided by the telecom company Broadcast Australia. GO Transit is also running a pilot Wi-Fi program and plans to expand to more locations within six months.

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employment a requirement for some of the estimated $4.6 billion worth of construction contracts the provincial transit planning agency is handing out for the completion of the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown and Scarborough LRT lines. Rahul Gupta is The Mirror’s transit reporter. His column runs every Thursday. Reach him on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT

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>>>from page 1 with SickKids. Please read our editorial today (Page 4), for more about SickKids and a list of some important SickKids resources – including links to an important game, which brings child mental health

issues to the forefront. For a collection of stories we’ve published today across the city in Metroland Media Toronto’s nine newspapers

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– reaching nearly 500,000 doorsteps – please visit bit.ly/ SickKidsedition H e r e a t Me t r o l a n d , w e h a ve a g row i n g partnership with SickKids – and you’ll find on a monthly basis, we’ll be presenting a calendar of events in the community to benefit SickKids. Obviously keeping children healthy and happy isn’t a one-month commitment, but needs to be a front-ofmind value in everything the community does. We’ll be there to help out. And we know you will be, too. Enjoy today’s edition and as always, please give us your feedback. Email letters @ insidetoronto.com

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MAY 3: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN COOK The sixth annual ‘So You Think You Can Cook’ Fiddlehead Culinary Challenge pits three executive chefs against one another to see who can create the best fiddlehead appetizer, main or dessert. The event is in memory of SickKids patient Miranda Bauer and supports rhabdomyosarcoma research at the hospital. http://www.norcliff.com/cooking-contest/2013-culinary-competition/ MAY 5: GOODLIFE FITNESS TORONTO MARATHON Participants in the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon can run in support of SickKids and collect donations to help change child health. Register at http://www.torontomarathon.com/ MAY 6–13: COPS CYCLE FOR KIDS A team of pollice officers from 31 division will be cycling from SickKids to Boston Children’s Hospital to raise funds for the opthalmology clinic renovation and the creative arts program at SickKids. MAY 9–20: UNICYCLE TOUR A group of 3 cyclists will be riding unicycles and bicycles from downtown Montreal, ending at City Hall in Toronto in support of SickKids. http://www.facebook.com/events/157199994426966/ MAY 11: SOUTH ASIAN HERITAGE DAY AT THE ROM AND MEAGAN’S WALK A celebration of South Asian Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum that features additional exhibits displaying South Asian musical and dance performances, art, cultural artifacts, crafts, and storytelling. www.southasianheritageday.com An annual 5 km walk in memory of Meagan Bebenek to raise funds for awareness, research and treatment of paediatric brain tumours at SickKids. www.meaganswalk.com MAY 12: SPORTING LIFE 10K Participants in the Sporting Life 10K can run in support of SickKids and collect donations to help change child health. www.run.sportinglife10k.ca MAY 25: BELTLINE LEMONADE STAND A Healthy and Happy lemonade stand (and doggie treat station) for walkers, joggers, cyclists and four-legged creatures enjoying the beautiful Kay Gardner Beltline Trail.

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SEAN DURACK bsrm@insidetoronto.com When Leslieville marathoner Rob Kent watched the news of the Boston Marathon bombings, particularly the story about the death of eightyear-old Martin Richard, he felt compelled to do something. Putting himself in Martin’s father’s position, the first thought for Kent, the father of a five-month-old son who has already watched his dad complete two marathons, was a natural one: “That could’ve been me.” It hit too close to home. It was very difficult to even talk about the events of April 15 in the days that followed. “I just couldn’t get a sentence out about it without my eyes tearing up.” “And when (U.S. President) Barack Obama read his speech (the next day) and he got to the part about the little boy I had to turn the TV off,” he said. He wondered how he, and the Toronto running community as a whole, could reach out to the Richard family. “How can I express to Martin’s father that there are others out there that feel his pain or are empathetic to what he has gone through?” Initially he wanted to pay tribute to just the family, but eventually decided to broaden the campaign to include all of the bombing victims and their families. He set up several accounts via social media the following Monday and was quickly met with suspicion.

How can I express to Martin’s father that there are others out there that feel his pain... – Rob Kent

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Leslieville marathoner Rob Kent is asking participants in this weekend’s Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon to wear yellow and blue in support of the Boston Marathon victims.

“When we finally got up and running, the very first reaction was suspicion,” he said. “Very sadly there were a number of people who tried to make a profit off of this tragedy and set up some crazy funds. People actually donated to them out of the kindness of their hearts,” he said. Within hours, two of the three Internet accounts he had set up were shut down. “I understand. I’m just a guy from Toronto who runs. I didn’t have any proof that this thing was going to work.” His campaign shifted gears again. The vision now for Kent

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was simply to pay tribute to Boston locally and with some symbolism. Enter his ‘Boston, we run with you’ campaign. If Kent has his way, the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon, which takes place Sunday, will be awash in a sea of blue and yellow, the colours of the Boston Marathon. He has requested, in honour of the Boston victims, that everyone attending the event – participants and onlookers – wear the colours. “I hope that the father of Martin Richard is going to see what we’re doing and see us all out there and I hope he feels the camaraderie with us. That is my goal in all of this.” Kent has been contacted by one of the runners participating in the Ottawa Marathon who has signed on with the cause and will be making an effort to expand the concept to the Ottawa event, May 25 to 26. The campaign is only social media based, with links at www.twitter.com/ bostonwerunwyou and www. facebook.com/bostonwerunwithyou

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NOTICE OF STUDY COMMENCEMENT ASHBRIDGES BAY EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL PROJECT: CONSERVATION ONTARIO CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), in partnership with the City of Toronto, has commenced a study which will explore alternatives and recommend solutions to address erosion and sediment control issues at Ashbridges Bay. The project is being undertaken to address the existing navigation risk caused by sediment deposition at the harbour entrances of Coatsworth Cut and Ashbridges Bay Park, while considering approved projects and waterfront planning initiatives in the area. The study area is shown in the map below. The study is being planned in accordance with the Conservation Ontario Class Environmental Assessment for Remedial Flood and Erosion Control Projects. The process will provide opportunities for public input at key stages. Two Public Information Centres are being planned in 2013 to present and receive input on alternative solutions (Spring 2013) and the recommended solution (Fall 2013) For meeting notices and updated information visit: www.trca.on.ca/ashbridgesbayproject_ea If you have any questions or comments and/or would like to be placed on the study mailing list to receive further information, please contact: Lisa Turnbull, Project Manager II Project Management Office Restoration Services Toronto & Region Conservation Authority 5 Shoreham Drive Downsview, Ontario, M3N 1S4 Tel: (416) 661-6600 ext.5645 Fax: (416) 667-6277 Email: lturnbull@trca.on.ca Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

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of younger brothers and sisters also participated in a relay. he men’s Olympic But it was the CTAC marathon record member teams that broke is 2:09:21. And on records. Sunday, two teams of 16 CTAC Red Devil (2:08:36) Central Toronto Athletic and the Mavericks Club (CTAC) runners were (2:08:48) teams beat the able to beat that time in a men’s Olympic record of relay race at Monarch Park 2:09:21, while the CTAC Stadium. Golddiggers (2:12:36) and “Sixteen kids took the Black Ninjas (2:13:20) turns running laps of teams beat the women’s the stadium,” said Brent world record of 2:15:25. Lockridge, an East York CTAC, which trains resident and a at facilities in coach at CTAC, Monarch Park this which provides community Stadium, Leaside middle distance High School, East story is (400, 800, 1500, inspired by York Collegiate and 3000 and 5000 Sunnybrook Park, the goal metre) programs is for kids who love of having to kids 10 and up. running. The club, happy, Each person ran which began in the healthy “one lap, going fast area in January, is children and having a break. now so busy it is It just gives them turning kids away a sense on how fast these until the club can find guys (marathoners) go.” another coach, Lockridge Sunday’s marathon pursaid. suit relay was a 42.2 kiloThe reason for the club’s metre relay event involving popularity, Lockridge said, CTAC members and their is because as a sport it’s families, who collected affordable and social. pledges to raise money for “The kids really enjoy it. the club for things such They like the social part of as tents used to shelter it, which we really emphaathletes at events throughsize. They want to belong out the year, but also for to something...They are all the main reason – to help kids who like gym class.” offset the costs of competThe reason the club ing in international events, accepts kids 10 and older Lockridge said. is because it is at that age Club members who kids decide what kind of want to compete at higher sport they want to pursue. levels not only travel within “We encourage (kids) Canada, they also travel to not to make running their the U.S. and internationonly sport. We don’t want ally, so funds raised will kids to just be runners. pay half a plane flight, Play basketball, hockey, accommodation and so on, we want well-rounded Lockridge said. athletes.” Sunday’s event saw 150 CTAC offers programs people, including 65 team for kids up to Grade 12 as members, trying to break well as for senior athletes the (individual) world, (elite) 20 to 35 years. While Olympic or Canadian Lockridge said there is marathon records. demand from parents to “It was framed as a total start a program for them, family event. Everyone CTAC has not yet started could participate in it. one. There was a parents’ team, For details on CTAC proand they plodded along,” grams, visit www.centraltorontoac.ca Lockridge said. Teams

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Canadian celebrities donate ties, scarves to Homes First >>>from page 1 crafting project. He purged a large number of them and dropped them off at the Goodwill. “But with about 80 of the ties, I had little labels made with Jack’s signature and then his mother sewed them on the back of the ties,” Layton said. “We use them to donate them to various fundraisers.” Ten of those ties ended up at Homes First, a social service agency that works to provide affordable, permanent housing and transitional supports, for a fashion show last fall. But, instead, those few ties sparked an interesting fundraising idea. “Whose tie would you buy?, soon became the question around our office,” said Marie MacCormack, the Homes First foundation executive director. “We thought perhaps other famous folks would give us a tie or scarf. And did they.” They put a call out to notable Canadians and Home First was able to acquire ties and scarves from the likes of Justin Trudeau, M a r g a re t A t w o o d , St e p h e n Lewis, Arlene Dickinson, George Stroumboulopoulos, David Suzuki

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and Michelle Landsberg. All of the accessories are to be auctioned off at the Homes First “Tie One On” live and silent auction May 8. Each item comes with a unique note, explaining the significance of the tie or scarf donated.

“The nice thing is there are specific moments attached to the ties,” said Kallan Lyons, one of the organizers of the event. Margaret Atwood donated a scarf she got at Oxford University in the Spring of 1991 while delivering the Clarendon Lectures,

We thought perhaps other famous folks would give us a tie or scarf and they did. – Marie MacCormack

which led to her writing her book Strange Things. And news broadcaster Heather Hiscox donated two well-traveled scarves she wore while broadcasting during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, while Steve Paikin donated a tie he wore while moderating the 2006 federal leaders’ debate. A few of the silent auction ties and scarves are paired with other items – Stuart McLean’s comes with a copy of his book Home from the Vinyl Cafe ; Amanda Martinez’s scarf is paired with her CD; and writer Lawrence Hill has donated a signed copy of his novel Book of Negroes to accompany his tie. And one of Jack Layton’s ties, which was made by his mother, Doris Layton, will be auctioned off with a bike. Tie One On takes place at Revival.

Tickets are $50 and include a drink, food and live music by the Swamp Yankees. Homes First, which provides affordable, stable and appropriate housing across Toronto, currently owns and/or manages 16 buildings. Gardening program The funds raised at Tie One On will go toward supporting 550 men, women and children through Homes First’s new gardening program, which will see three new gardens established at the Savards, Meegwetch and Shuter sites in downtown Toronto. Homes First hopes to make this an annual event with Jack Layton’s ties being a feature auction item for at least the next nine years. Mike Layton said he is quite pleased with what one tie has inspired. “Homelessness and housing was an issue my dad was passionate about,” Layton said. “So it seems fitting.” Tie One On fundraiser for Homes First takes place at the Revival, 783 College St. Visit www.homesfirst. on.ca/tie-on-on for details.

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Job Title: Ad Coordinator Division: Flyerland.ca and Save.ca Location: 7030 Woodbine Avenue, Markham THE OPPORTUNITY Wholly owned businesses of Metroland, Flyerland.ca and Save.ca are two of Canada’s longest-standing and largest online sites for saving Canadians money! Located in our fast-paced, spacious uptown GTA office, we are seeking an Ad Coordinator to provide fanatically great service to the hundreds of large retailers, grocers, and consumer packaged goods companies which we help connect to our 2 million users! This position reports into the Supervisor, Operations and would work with an existing team of 3 other ad coordinators. For further information on Metroland, please visit www.metroland.com.

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO • Collect/preprocess PDF content • Organize/classify content for online display • Provide customer service to sales reps, clients and users (both written and oral) • Generate Revenue Reports using our administrative software and Microsoft Excel • Prepare traffic reporting for retailers based on Omniture and our administrative system ABOUT YOU • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Professional and Adobe Photoshop CS, superior knowledge of Excel • Highly organized, accurate and detail oriented with excellent communication skills • Extremely friendly and passionate about customer service • Good mathematical and problem solving capabilities • A hunger to learn and ability to flourish in a fast-paced, high-growth, entrepreneurial environment • Undergraduate degree in business, media, or other relevant major WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU? • The opportunity to gain awesome digital media experience • A really great work environment • Change the way Canadians shop by helping create the #1 online destination in Canada for savings! • Opportunity to be part of an exciting company at the cutting edge of the media industry • Work for a well-established and respected company that is connected to your communities • Competitive compensation plan and Group RSP • Be part of a company that is committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment • We provide individualized career plans and extensive ongoing development opportunities • We’ve got your health in mind; you’ll receive a comprehensive benefits package and a generous vacation plan To become a member of our team, send your resume and salary expectations to awelsh@metroland.com by May 8, 2013. Metroland is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Wrestling at Ted Reeve this weekend NORM NELSON nnelson@insidetoronto.com Most amateur athletes dream of the Olympic Games - but not Torontotrained wrestler Aaron Frobel, otherwise known as ‘the ‘Unbreakable’ Michael Elgin. His dream since childhood was to do exactly what he’ll be doing at Ted Reeve Arena this weekend as one of the star draws on a wrestling card. A wrestling tour called Ring of Honor (ROH), which is shown regularly on a couple of Buffalo television stations, along with numerous other outlets in the U.S., is returning to Ted Reeve Arena. “I feel there’s always pressure at a show like Ring of Honour just because it’s so top notch and has really the best wrestlers in the world in it,” said Elgin, adding “there’s definitely more pressure being in my hometown.” “I want to show everybody that I deserve to be there – especially for the fans that have seen me grow up as a wrestler in Toronto and to see that all my hard work has paid off.” Elgin’s dedication to professional wrestling was evident at a young age. “I originally started amateur wrestling when I was 11 through school

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Michael Elgin, right, and Ring of Honor wrestling will be coming to Ted Reeve Arena May 4 and 5.

and it was really just something that I joined because of pro wrestling...” By 14 he had already found a gym that would train him. “Looking back I should have known some place that’s going to train a 14-year-old is probably not the greatest.” At 16, he then hooked up with Squared Circle based out of North York. “That was the school I ended up finding. It was a top-notch school and I can’t speak highly enough about that school,” he said. His head trainer, Rob Fuego, he added, always attracted veteran wrestlers into the school, he said, such as Tyson Dux and Joe Legend.

Elgin maintains a rigourous training schedule. “It really just depends if the soreness kicks in and I’ve got to take a week off for injuries. But typically I’ll do a minimum of two (matches) a week.” So far his 26-year-old body, already with 10 years of intense wrestling experience, is holding up. “I’m not injured or anything, it’s just the typical ‘athlete being sore’ type thing. “I think sometimes, too, the traveling is what really gets you. For instance this past week, I did an appearance in Buffalo; then Friday I wrestled in Cleveland; Saturday I wrestled in Chicago; and Sunday I had to drive back for an autograph signing in Buffalo. That signing ended at 4 p.m. and I had a show at 6 p.m. in Whitby. “Traveling a lot in a car definitely takes a toll on your body.” ROH will hold two weekend events: Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m. A free autograph signing at 12:30 p.m. will precede the 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are available online or at the door.

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