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Alder Road to open new stairs to park RAHUL GUPTA rgupta@insidetoronto.com Alder Road residents will soon have a new set of stairs to access Taylor Creek Park. After a two year period, a new set of concrete stairs will replace the worn out steps made from wood and asphalt, which according to Beaches-East York Councillor Janet Davis were in a “significant state of disrepair” and posed a safety hazard. Davis said she has worked since 2003, the year she was first elected, on replacing all of the approximately six sets of stairs leading into the park. She believes the new Alder steps, which will also have a bike track, will encourage residents to make use of Taylor Creek Park throughout the year. GREEN JEWEL

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A Remembrance Day parade travels along Danforth Avenue near Main Street toward the Royal Canadian Legion’s Branch 11 on Dawes Road on Sunday afternoon. The ceremony also included the laying of wreaths at Branch 11.

Remembrance Day ceremony at civic centre Remembrance Day services are taking place at the East York Civic Centre this Sunday starting at 10:45 a.m. The Nov. 11 service will include two minutes of silence, the playing of The Last Post, placing of wreaths on the cenotaph and a memorial service. Cadet Master Warrant Officer

Stephen Strack will read John McCrae’s poem In Flanders Fields. The First Light Scout Band, 236th Toronto Scout Group, Scouts Canada will perform Remember Them Well, written by James Sloan. Also, flypast by the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum will take place during the

ceremony. Beaches-East York Councillor Janet Davis and Toronto-Danforth Councillor Mary Fragedakis will also be speaking at the ceremony. The East York Cenotaph is located in the Memorial Gardens at the East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave. Also on Remembrance Day in East

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York, a Scarborough solider who was killed while serving with the Royal Canadian Regiment in Afghanistan will be remembered. The 631 Sentinel Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, again this year, will hold an overnight vigil at Royal Canadian Legion’s Branch 345 cenotaph, at Peard Road and >>> FALLEN, page 3

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“Taylor Creek Park is a green jewel for our community and without those staircases there simply wouldn’t be much access or use made of the park, particularly in the winter,” said Davis on Tuesday. She said the process took two years to complete from design to construction. This Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Davis and representatives from the Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Department will take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new stairs. The ceremony will take place at the Alder Road entrance to Taylor Creek Park. For more information contact Davis’ office at 416-392-4035.

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EID CELEBRATION held AT WILKINSON SCHOOL

SONG FOR EID: Above left, Allie Brown checks out the food fare available during Eid celebrations held at Wilkinson Junior Public School on Saturday night. Above right, children perform a vocal number during the celebrations. Right, kindergarten teacher Katherine Wareham, right, talks to former students Farheen Gori and Humera Amla at Saturday night’s event.

Fallen soldier’s family to lay wreaths at service >>>from page 1 Victoria Park Avenue, from 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 until Sunday, Nov. 11. Kathy Smith, mother of Pte. Demetrios Diplaros who was killed in Afghanistan with two other Canadian soldiers when the vehicle they were in was struck by a roadside bomb in December of 2008, will place a wreath at the base of the Branch 345 cenotaph in memory of her son and all others who lost their lives in the service of their country during a ceremony slated for midafternoon. Leon Jacques, spokesperson for the branch, felt that having a Silver Cross mother lay a wreath was a good way to honour both Diplaros who grew up in the southwest Scarborough area and his mother. “I just thought this is a woman we should honour. Her son lived and grew up within a mile or mile-anda-half from our legion,” he said. Jacques said that, for himself, Remembrance Day has never been a day he participated in because on Nov. 11 1939 his father died. Every Nov. 11, he can’t help but be

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Pte. Demetrios Deplaros, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2008, will be remembered by East York’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 345 on Remembrance Day.

reminded of his father. Gerry Diplaros, father of Pte. Diplaros, will also place a wreath at Branch 345 on Sunday in memory of those who gave their lives for their country. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 345 is located 81 Peard Rd., on the west side of Victoria Park Avenue just north of St. Clair Avenue.

St. Barnabas Church is hosting a concert of secular and sacred music this Sunday at 4 p.m. in honour of Remembrance Day. Special guest is internationally known piper Rob Crabtree who will perform several tunes. His album The Piper’s Legacy was nominated for a Juno Award. The concert is being called Remembering and it features music from Canada, England, Wales and Scotland. It also features the church’s choir and soloists. Neil Houlton, director of music at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, said, “It’s the first time we’ve focused on Remembrance Day and especially since its on a Sunday it all fits together.” “We were learning stuff that was appropriate for Remembrance Day and I was looking for something to do this fall that was not overly demanding on the choir, because of

‘It’s the first time we’ve focused on Remembrance Day and especially since its on a Sunday it all fits together.’ Neil Houlton, director of music, St. Barnabas Anglican Church course, they just started back from eight or nine weeks holiday. It just all came together,” he added. The choir is the anchor of the event, with its four professional singers who will each contribute solos. Audience participation There will be some audience participation, with songs such as, It’s a Long Way to Tipperary and a couple of others. Songs representing Canada on

the program are O Canada, God Save the Queen and The Maple Leaf Forever, which he says, “Those of us of a certain age grew up singing everyday at school.” Alexander Muir, was inspired to write The Maple Leaf Forever by a maple tree he saw in the Leslie Street and Queen Street area. Scotland is represented by the bagpipe music and there will be a songs for pipes and organ, including Highland Cathedral and the Skye Boat Song. Songs from Wales are Men of Harlech and from Ireland is Danny Boy. “It’s always a tear jerker” Houlton said. A couple of poems, In Flanders Fields and Call to Remembrance, will also be read. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. There will be a sherry reception following the concert. St. Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth Ave., two blocks east of Broadview Avenue. Call 416-463-1344 for more information.

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Opinion Ian Proudfoot Marg Middleton Peter Haggert Alan Shackleton Warren Elder Jamie Munoz

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s recognition of our veterans a case of “out of sight, out of mind?” It shouldn’t be, but it’s a question worth asking. When it comes to Remembrance Day observance, there has been a noticeable shift in recent years. And it’s an inevitable one. Fewer and fewer veterans from earlier conflicts such as the Second World War and the Korean War are with us. Given the passage of time, there is always a risk of the importance of such obserour view vances being diluted for the next generation. This can’t happen. Too Support for much has been sacrificed. But with the ongoing conflict in our veterans Afghanistan, in which Canadians are playing and have played a still strong significant role, we have fresh, contemporary examples of the struggles our veterans endure – both during and after they serve. There is greater public awareness of post-battlefield conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), that our veterans must cope with. The good news is Canadians have strong opinions on these issues. A recent Nanos survey says 94 per cent of Canadians believe we have an obligation to ensure modern veterans find meaningful employment after they’ve finished their service. Another 88.9 per cent believe all veterans, whenever and wherever they served, should be honoured on Remembrance Day, even though 82.1 per cent of Canadians think primarily of veterans of the First World War and the Second World War on Remembrance Day. And, 51.8 per cent believe the support veterans receive for conditions such as PTSD is inadequate. The survey was released by Commissionaires, an organization dedicated to ensuring “meaningful employment opportunities” for former members of the Canadian Forces and other organizations dedicated to safety and security. Issues such as employment opportunities for veterans aren’t necessarily front of mind in our collective consciousness. But they must be part of a growing realization that any investment in our country’s defence budget must take into greater consideration the effects – physical, mental, psychological – on those who serve our country. The survey results suggest we value the contributions of our veterans and believe more should be done for them. That’s good. Getting our voices heard to enable meaningful change for our modern veterans is the next step. Reach out to your Member of Parliament to make it known how you feel. While always remembering the sacrifices of the past, we must also ensure ongoing, stable support for our modern veterans. Toronto Community News is a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd. The Mirror is a member of the Ontario Press Council. Visit ontpress.com newsroom

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To the editor: Re: ‘Party politics taking hold of Toronto,’ Watchdog, Oct. 25. Watchdog columnist Joe Cooper was complaining again about amalgamation, referring to “our forced amalgamation 10 years ago in 1997”. I gave him the benefit of the doubt that it was a typo, but no, three paragraphs later he writes “10 years after”, four paragraphs later he writes “1997” again. There are a number of possibilities: Your columnist failed grade school arithmetic; he has no idea what year it is; your proofreaders failed miserably in editing this column. Cooper has written countless columns complaining about amalgamation. He has an annoying habit of giving a title and first paragraphs on one subject, then switching to amalgamation. I have been disappointed many times when I think he may have something new to say, but then complaining about amalgamation and how East York was so much better before. D. Martin

Obama’s election heralds time of rebuilding

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ike many people around the world, I was exceptionally impressed by the reelection of Barack Hussein Obama as the President of the United States of America. Beyond the historical achievement of being the first person of AfroAmerican heritage to win the office of president, what was also important about the re-election was the core message that Obama spoke throughout his election campaign. In this Obama was exceptionally candid and he did not coat his words in rhetoric and clichés, but laid out the situation in stark terms. We are at war, he said, the economy is badly weakened due to greed and irresponsibility, and this has come about in great part due to a collective failure to make hard choices and prepare for the future.

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After many years of a divisive ideological thinking that encouraged pointing the finger of blame on everyone else, it was with an honesty that was breath taking when Obama put forward his thesis. American society, as Obama clearly stated, is in a visible crisis that is sapping the confidence of the country and hindering its recovery as people retreat into fear, conflict and discord. One of the keys to unlocking the United State’s potential for recovery, Obama said, is to end the dysfunctional political thinking that is strangling politics and re-affirm those

ideals that work. President Obama’s stated formula for displacing our current crisis with social and economic prosperity is one that is fully applicable to Canada’s own situation. Plain and simple, if our country is to recover, then that recovery must be earned through work that must entail no short-cuts or compromise, and must be done in a courageous and risk-taking way. As he also said, the United States, and indeed the entire world, are now in a brand new age. An age where many long standing ideas and agendas no longer apply, and we need to use new tools to fix new problems. It is this perspective that Obama is bringing to American politics that provides Canadians with a sharp, clear criteria to judge our own affairs. Federally the government is being whittled down as more and

more power comes to be concentrated in the office of prime minster rather than in Parliament where it belongs. Our provincial government has been prorogued and will not move forward in a true democratic manner until next spring . What is clear is that President Obama understands the key to his country’s success is to believe in its institutions and to empower ordinary people, rather than focusing on benefiting a small economic elite with privileges. A society’s real wealth comes when all people can share in the collective benefits of an economy where all people’s hard work will be rewarded fairly and justly. n Joe Cooper is a longtime East York resident and community activist. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at eym@iinsidetoronto.com

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T he Gerrard East Community Organization’s fall meeting is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 14. The gathering, which is open to everyone living and working in the Gerrard East/Little India area, will begin at 7 p.m. at Lazy Daisy’s Café, 1515 Gerrard St. E. at Coxwell Avenue. Attendees are welcome to suggest items to discuss at the meeting they feel are relevant to improving and revitalizing the neighbourhood. The local group aims to bring together merchants, community services, artists and families of Gerrard Street East to celebrate the neighbourhood’s diverse and vibrant cultures. Visit http://on.fb.me/SrbV3V for details.

the local church, notably its gay and lesbian refugee services, this Friday and Saturday. Hosted by Heather Bambrick and featuring special guest Stephanie Martin, the fundraiser will get underway nightly at 8 p.m. at MCC, 115 Simpson Ave. The event, which also includes a silent auction and reception following the concert, coincides with the launch of the local church choir’s third CD, These Old Walls. The album can be purchased for $20. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Visit www.mcctorontochoir.com or call 416-406-622, ext. 103 for more information.

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provide programs and activities for older adults and adults living with disabilities at the Community Care East York Seniors Centre. The annual event, now in its 23rd year, offers, crafts, knitting, lunch, silent auction, raffle, special treasures, home baking and more. The proceeds from the sale go to provide programs and activities for older adults and adults living with disabilities at the Community Care East York Seniors Centre. This year’s sale is in the Cosburn United Church, 1108 Greenwood Ave. Call 416-421-5711.

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It’s Happening n Saturday, Nov. 10

Rummage Sale WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon WHERE: Leaside Presbyterian Church, 670 Eglinton Ave. E. CONTACT: Phyllis Spence, 416-4220510 Open Rhodes Art Show & Sale WHEN: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. WHERE: 695 Rhodes Ave. CONTACT: Jan BreulsDorang, 647-680-5237, www.openrhodes.ca, jan@openrhodes.ca COST: Free Highlighting local artists. Raffle to benefit Red Door Family Shelter. Fun With Stories Music and Art WHEN: 2 to 3 p.m. WHERE: PapeDanforth Public Library, 701 Pape Ave. COST: Free Workshop for ages 4 - 8 years. Act out stories and poems. Perform to live music. Make a picture. Presented by Marianne Marusic of the Metropolitan School of the Arts. Call to register, 416393-7727. Alder Stairs Ribbon Cutting WHEN: 10:30 a.m. WHERE: Alder Road entrance to Tyler Creek Park CONTACT: 416-392-4035 COST: Free Councillor Janet Davis and Toronto Parks staff in celebrating the new stairs from Taylor Creek Park up to Alder Road.

n Monday, Nov. 12

Teen Night at the Movies WHEN: 6 p.m. WHERE: S Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Dr. COST: Free The Nightmare Before Christmas is the

story of a rambunctious ghoul named Jack who presides over Halloweentown. When Jack accidentally stumbles into Christmastown, he concocts a plan to kidnap Santa Claus. Planning to deliver a yuletide load of bats and spiders to the children of the world, Jack disrupts the natural balance of the seasonal holidays. Auditorium (Ages: 11-19) Rated: PG. Computer Classes for Seniors WHEN: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Thorncliffe Community Wellness Centre, 28 Overlea Blvd. CONTACT: 416-6456000 ext. 5239 COST: Free Beginner basic computer classes for seniors taught by high school students. Limited spots available. Starting Mondays. Drop in Darts WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 22, 1240 Woodbine Ave. COST: $5 Monday evening for a blind draw doubles dart shoot. All skill levels welcome. Monday Night Cribbage WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 22, 1240 Woodbine Ave. CONTACT: Jim Farrell, 416-425-1714, www.facebook. com/groups/4651583595, jimb.farrell@ yahoo.ca COST: $6 Come out Monday nights for an evening of cribbage. All Welcome.

n Tuesday, Nov. 13

Withrow Park Winter Market WHEN: 3 to 7 p.m. WHERE: Danforth Baptist Church, 60 Bowden St. CONTACT: Withrow Park Farmers’ Market, www.withrowpark.ca The Withrow Park Farmers’ Market is moving indoors for the winter beginning Nov. 6. Fresh Ontario farmed products winter vegetables, meat, eggs and more. Prepared foods: cheese, baked goods, ready to eat foods and more, and weekly kids crafts. Maryland Community Park Meeting WHEN: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: Dento CONTACT: 416-392-4035 Maryland Park is getting a makeover next summer. Share your ideas with Councillor Janet Davis and Toronto Parks staff. Learn more about Friends of Dentonia Park.

n Wednesday, Nov. 14

East York Historical Society WHEN: 2 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: S. Walter Stewart Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave. CONTACT: 416-429-7821, www.eastyork.org/eyhs.html, eyhs@ eastyork.org COST: Free A discussion on East York’s wartime housing, streets named after war veterans. led by Centennial College student Paula Last. Bring your photos, stories and memorabilia and join the discussion. Riverdale Horticultural Society WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Frankland Community Centre, 816 Logan Ave. The Riverdale Horticultural Society will

events.insidetoronto.com welcomes guest speaker Charlie Dobbin, noted landscape designer, television and radio host.

n Thursday, Nov. 15

Winter Information Night WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: S. Walter Stewart Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave. CONTACT: Lucy Perri, lucy.perri@ yahoo.com COST: Free Outing Club of East York Special guest, Saul Salomon of Velotique will talk about winter gear.

n Friday, Nov. 16

Kid’s Club WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Leaside Presbyterian Church, 670 Eglinton Ave. E. CONTACT: Phyllis Spence, 416-422-0510, www.leasidepresbyterianchurch.ca, admin@leasidepresbyterianchurch.ca COST: Free PA Day Kid’s Club for children aged JK to Grade 7. Crafts, music, activities, snacks and lunch provided. Cost: $30/ child or $50/family (subsidies are available upon request). Community hours available for high school students.

n Saturday, Nov. 17

Fall bazaar at Westview Presbyterian WHEN: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Westview Presbyterian Church, 233 Westview Ave. (just off Bermondsey) CONTACT: Rev. Tim Purvis, 416-7598531, westview@bellnet.ca COST: Free Yard Sale, accessories, bake goods, crafts, lucky draw, silent auction, cafe, and more. Holly Berry Fair at St Luke’s

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: St. Luke’s Church, 904 Coxwell Ave. CONTACT: Lisa, 416-421-6878 x 21 Tea room, crafts, knitted goods, baking, quilt raffle, books, Christmas items, attic treasures and much more. Bazaar Are You A Buyer Or A Seller? WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 22, 1240 Woodbine Ave CONTACT: Jim Farrell, 416 425 1714 Handmade crafts treasures and much more. Vendor tables available $25. Bazaar WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 11, 9 Dawes Rd. COST: Free Ladies Auxiliary Bazaar. Prizes. The Peppermint Fair WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: St. Clair O’Connor Community Inc., 2701 St. Clair Ave. E CONTACT: 416-757-9242 COST: Free Bake table, craft sale, Christmas gift ideas, raffles and barbecue lunch. Money raised goes toward seniors’ day trips. Fun with Poetry: A workshop WHEN: 2 to 3:14 p.m. WHERE: PapeDanforth Public Library, 701 Pape Ave. COST: Free Participants are invited to try their hand at poetry. Participants can work on their poetry skills with Honey Novick, poet and singer/songwriter. Call the library to register 416-393-7728

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broken and wavering, his portrayal of Kipling and his journey is well-portrayed. Some of the best scenes in this show are Kipling family scenes, especially those between Elsie and Jack, who are obviously close, as adults and as children. One scene that takes the audience back to their father reading to the young Jack and Elsie (Jack Pryce, Bridget Morrison) is par-

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“It was their brainchild and they were involved for 10 years. And Bill is going to perform a song that he wrote in the early days of Riverdale Share for Riverdale Share. So that will be a nice thing to have.” Danforth ticket locations include: The Big Carrot, 348 Danforth Ave.; It’s My Party, 423 Danforth Ave,; and Treasure Island Toys, 581 Danforth Ave. For more details, or for sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, visit www.riverdaleshare.com

This year, as in previous years, White is holding December’s prospective lineup close to her vest with a couple of notable exceptions. Beloved children’s entertainers “Sharon and Lois are coming back – Bram will be away.” Also, the founders of Riverdale Share 20 years ago – three-time Juno award winner and Danforth Tech grad Bill Usher and his wife (and fellow musician) Maggie Calladine – are traveling back from British Columbia to perform.

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