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It’s a labour of love that is going into 12 homes on Acme Crescent. Six have already been completed and are housing families as a part of an ongoing Habitat for Humanity build. The sixth house is home to the Mohammeds – a family of six that moved into the home in July 2012. “It’s been fantastic. It really changed our life,” said Mensur Mohammed, whose family moved from an apartment complex near Warden and Danforth avenues in Scarborough. “It’s better living, better life this time.” The house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and sits on land where an apartment building used to be. Mohammed said that the second bathroom makes a big difference on school mornings for his four children, Faysal, 15, Nadiya, 14, Amir, 7, and Akrem, 5, as well as his wife, Sameya. “Since we came here, all the neighbours are nice and the area is beautiful,” Mohammed

In what is becoming a family legacy, the Rotary Club of Toronto West will present Dave Dryden with its Lifetime Achievement Youth Impact Award at the end of January – 15 years after honouring his late father with the very same title. “Murray Dryden was the first recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for setting up the charity Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW), and when he passed away, Dave took over the organization and really propelled it forward, even beyond Murray’s vision,” said Stephen Thiele, chair of this year’s Rotary Youth Impact Awards (RYIA) Gala. “Dave is just tireless. He’s so committed to this charitable organization. He does all kinds of travel and it’s just amazing what they’ve been able to do.” It was that dedication as chairman of SCAW, Thiele added, that made Dryden a natural choice for the Lifetime >>>sleeping, page 16

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said. “It’s a good opportunity for (the kids) in the future...to be a doctor, or a professor, or a Habitat worker, or anything.” Mohammed has worked as a taxi driver for over 21 years. “Life has been very, very hard. Since we got in the Habitat house, it’s still not easy, still a lot of responsibilities, but life is much, much better,” said

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Celebrate Ukrainian Christmas with concert The Levada and Orion Ukrainian Choirs Toronto under the direction of Ihor Maheha perform a musical celebration of Christmas by the Julian Calendar on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3:30 p.m. at Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. Special guests are Kir Stefan the Serb Choir,

Kosa Kolektiv and Royal St. George’s College Boys’ Choir. Admission $25 at the door. Advance sales $20. For tickets to the concert, call 416-239-1685 or 416233-9700. The after-concert reception will be Arthur Steed Hall.

Holiday food drive continues to Jan. 10 The Daily Bread Food Bank has extended the food drive portion of its annual Holiday Drive by 10 days due to a shortfall in donations this year. The Etobicoke-based food bank’s 2013 Holiday Drive goal was to raise one million pounds of food, but as

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The Guardian dropped by the Eatonville library recently to ask Etobicoke residents: What are your thoughts on new year’s resolutions? Will you be making any this year?

“I actually don’t make them because I find that as soon as I make them, I don’t follow them. It’s too much pressure. So, I just try to make my goals for the beginning of the year and keep them reachable. If I don’t label them resolutions, I have a better chance of achieving them.” – Karen Moore

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THE ICE IS NICE: Above, twins Andrew and Ben, 2, go skating for the first time, with parents Sara and Matt Poirier giving pointers at the Colonel Sam Smith skating trail. Below, budding skater Sophia, 2, gets around with the help of a skating aid. Visit bit.ly/1cFvUKP online for more information about the skating trail.

“I do usually make resolutions for myself, but I haven’t thought about it yet this year. Last year, I was just finishing school, so my goal was establishing my career – and I just got a job today.” – Joan Dacosta

“My resolution is to be a more patient person in this fast-paced world. I find taking a deep breath and blowing it out sounds so simple, but it really helps. I just want to keep moving towards my life passions.” – Helen Spielman

“They don’t work – you’re just setting yourself up to be disappointed. I think people can make them while they’re young, but when you get older, the situation is different. I prefer making longer term goals for myself now.” – Noella Audit

“That’s a good question for most people. But, you know, at my age you really don’t think of that. I’m a young, good lookin’ fella of 85, so I don’t make them anymore.” – Ken Robinson

“I think resolutions are a good idea for people who have something they really want to achieve, to have that benchmark to get them started. But I actually don’t usually make them myself.” – Alyssa Holmes

“I never keep them. I try, but I never keep them. I’ve tried staying away from candy; I’ve tried to stay thin, because I want that bikini body, but that doesn’t always work, either.” – Shannon Bowen

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new year dawns on our city and many people are considering their goals for 2014. In the spirit of reflection and resolution, we think there are a few goals the City of Toronto and its citizens, as a collective, should work toward. Let’s continue to be a place people want to live, work and play. Based on world ranking surveys in 2013, our city is already sitting comfortably at the top: we were named the most youthful city by the Youthful Cities index; the second most reputable city by the Reputation Institute; and second in the Overall North American Cities of the Future for business investment. Maintaining that high standard requires ongoing commitment by our elected officials, our business and community leaders. So here’s a wish for 2014: to see our view effective, accountable and digniWork together fied leadership from our mayor and city council. When we make to realize headlines internationally, it should for positive reasons that help opportunities be strengthen our reputation – not tarnish it. If the ill-conceived behaviour of any person proves a detriment to the effectiveness of this city, they need to answer for it. We also hope 2014 is the year Toronto breaks out of its downward spiral on transit planning. No more flipflopping, cancelled plans, lost investment and wasted time. We need vital transit upgrades and a concrete commitment from all levels of government to find a way to pay for it. Another wish: that this year Toronto gets an engaging municipal election – one where candidates focus on critical issues mentioned here, and one that gets residents invested in municipal affairs and gets them out to the polls. Lastly, we hope to continue to see evidence of the goodwill of the people of Toronto. Whether it’s offering refuge from a power outage after an ice storm, police engaged in community building, or school children initiating charity drives for typhoon victims on the other side of the world – that spirit of compassion is our most defining feature. There’s much to celebrate this year, with the World Cup set to spark excitement in our communities only possible in a city as diverse as ours, and the ongoing preparation for the Pan/Parapan Am Games in 2015. This is our chance to showcase our city on the world stage – let’s work together and seize the opportunity.

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uch to my delight, I bumped into one of the world’s foremost psychics in the mall over the holidays, the incomparable Frederico Fearless. He was there promoting his best-selling new book, I’m Delighted To Say I Told you So. This guy is good, folks. He was a perfect 100 for 100 last year. What’s more, he was kind enough to give me a signed, laminated copy of his 100 predictions for 2014 and permitted me to reproduce this unsigned, un-laminated portion. 1. By the end of the year it will be possible to lose an argument to your phablet over which movie you should watch on it, after which the phablet will be able to put YOU on pause while it goes out to dinner and a show with another phablet. 7. Due to the escalating saturation and resultant inflation of social media, 15 minutes of fame will be officially reduced to 15 seconds of fame. 19. In 2013 as I predicted

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there would be an app created for everything but the kitchen sink. In 2014, there will finally be an app for the kitchen sink, too. 25. While the relentless Twitterazzi will be dogging the Twitterati more than ever, the perplexed paparazzi will be obsessed with finding out why there’s no paparati to follow, seeing as how they’ve been around a heck of a lot longer. 38. The Country Music Song of the Year will include the following phrases: 1. “Talking ’bout my pick-up truck.” 2. “A country road.” 3. “A hot summer night.” 4. “A little whiskey.” 5. “And just you and me baby.��� 6. “Oh, yeah.” It will be titled, “Talking ’Bout My Pick-Up Truck, A Country Road, A Hot Summer Night, A Little Whiskey And Just You And Me, Baby. Oh Yeah.” 46. William Shatner will shoot down industry rumours there is going to be a sequel

to Star Trek 247. The former Captain Kirk will instead gleefully announce that there is, in fact, going be a triloquel to 247, taking the popular Star Trek franchise all the way to an even 250. But who’s counting, right? 55. Every Tuesday at that well-known restaurant chain, The One With The Three-Letter Acronym, somebody in line waiting to be served will ask the person standing next to them why it’s called Toonie Tuesday when the special of the day costs more than a Threenie. 62. Er Shun, the Toronto Zoo’s female giant panda, will have a molar pop out after munching on some bamboo, leave it under her pillow and be visited by the Tooth Fairy. Ironically, the Tooth Fairy will trip over a pile of bamboo while delivering Er Shun her cash and dislodge an incisor in the process, only to discover, alas, that there is no Tooth Fairy for Tooth Fairies. The story will have a happy ending, however, as Da Mao, the zoo’s male giant panda, will give

the Tooth Fairy gift cards and points cards from BambooR-Us and Bamboorama. 78. The top-selling fastfood item will be inspired by the recently released second Hobbit movie, the Desolation of Smaug. It will be called the Benedict Cucumberbatch – and you can take it home in a recyclable Bilbo Baggins. 87. Miley Cyrus will sing a song on a music awards show in which she is fully clothed and not exhibiting any suggestive behaviour. (Just kidding. I wanted to see if you were still paying attention.) 99. I will make my 2015 predictions and be a perfect 100 for 100, as usual. 100. Jamie will wrap this up by wishing all his readers a Happy New Year. “Happy New Year, everyone.” Wow. I told you Fearless was good. I had no idea I was going to end it that way. Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at jamie.wayne@sympatico.ca

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Is tai chi for you? Try it at open house Learn more about the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada’s Etobicoke location. Drop by its open houses at 35 Chauncey Ave. in the Islington Avenue-Bloor Street West area on Monday, Jan. 6 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and on Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 3 to 5 p.m. Learn the health benefits of practising the internal arts of Taoist Tai Chi. In 2010, society members celebrated the 40th anniversary of the world’s largest non-profit tai chi organization, founded by Master Moy Lin-shin in Toronto. Call 416-236-0720 or visit www.taoist.org to learn more. Curious about curling, try it out Weston Golf and Country Club offers a comprehensive program designed to get you into the game. T h e c l u b’s curling pro provides equipment

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and instruction on Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the club, 50 St. Philips Rd. Cost is $100 plus HST, which will be deducted from the fees of anyone who becomes a member. Call 416-241-5401 or visit westongolfcc.com for more. parents can get support at meeting Are you the parent of an actingout youth? You are not alone. The Association of Parent Support Groups in Ontario provides support and empowerment to parents through weekly meetings, workshops and other resources. Etobicoke/Toronto West meetings are held Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The first meeting of the year is Thursday, Jan. 9 in Etobicoke. To learn the location and to register, call 1-800-488-5666 or

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visit www.apsgo.ca Senior fashion show and luncheon Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave., will host a special fashion show and luncheon event on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy a gourmet lunch followed by a fashion show featuring senior fashions from Tanjay and Alia. Cost is $15 and the tickets are available at the community centre. For more information, call 416-252-6822.

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Attend an Etobicoke-Lakeshore community meeting on transit in February. Area Councillor Mark Grimes has invited TTC CEO Andy Byford and TTC Chair Karen Stintz and Metrolinx/GO Transit representatives to a community meeting to discuss transit in the area. Don’t miss your opportunity to speak directly to the decisionmakers on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

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Twelfth Night Dance Party WHEN: 4 to 10:30 p.m. WHERE: Montgomery’s Inn Museum, 4709 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: Karen Millyard, 416-578-1031, www.janeaustendancing.ca, COST: $55 or $45 for students/youth/seniors Step into the atmosphere of times gone by. Partake in the Yuletide customs of Old England, dance by the fire to traditional live music, enjoy a delicious cold supper, wassail and other seasonal treats, play games and tour this fascinating historic Inn by candlelight.

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Taoist Tai Chi Open House WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Taoist Tai Chi Society, 35 Chauncey Ave. CONTACT: Janka Safar/Barb Taylor, 416236-0720, etobicoke@taoist.org COST: Free Renovate your mind and body. Discover the health benefits of the internal arts of Taoist tai chi. Etobicoke Camera Club WHEN: 7 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. CONTACT: Irene Barton, 416-231-7964, www.etobicokecameraclub.org, info@ etobicokecameraclub.org COST: Free Live judging of the architecture images. A great opportunity to come and see some beautiful images, and learn what makes a good image. New Members Wanted: The Harmony Singers WHEN: 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. WHERE: Martin Grove United Church, 75 Pergola Rd. CONTACT: Harvey Patterson, 416-239-5821, www.harmonysingers.ca, theharmonysingers@ca.inter.net COST: Membership fees applicable The Harmony Singers, a three-part women’s chorus, has openings for new members, especially second-sopranos and altos.

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Montgomery’s Inn Indoor Farmers Market WHEN: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE: Montgomery’s Inn Museum, 4709 Dundas st. W CONTACT: Kate Hill Nicholson, 416-3948113, khill4@toronto.ca COST: Free Montgomery’s Inn Farmers Market will continue indoors all winter. Buy winter veggies, greenhouse produce, meat, cheese, fresh baked bread, sweet baked goods, prepared soups, sauces, pickles and more. Factory Farms: Behind the Scenes WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. N. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, tbuhrows@ torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free What are factory farms? What do they do? And why are they concerning? In this talk, Sonia Faruqi will draw on industry information as well as her own experiences investigating and living at factory farms around the world. Drop-in workshop. Kingsview Chess Club WHEN: 7:45 to 10:45 p.m. WHERE:

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free living – Made Easy WHEN: 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. WHERE: Eatonville library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd CONTACT: eaprograms@torontopubliclibrary. ca, 416-394-5270 COST: Free Learn easy ways to adapt to dietary restrictions involving some of today’s common foods: wheat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar from Victoria Yeh, author of “Where do I start? Your Essential Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Sugar Free Allergy Cookbook.” Call to register. Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Susan or Navina, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner.navina@ gmail.com COST: $40 per season, $15 with membership Everyone from beginners to experts are invited. Free lessons for beginners.

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Time Together WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Humbervale Place, Parkwood Dining Room, 1447 Royal York Rd. CONTACT: Rev. Cindy Randall, 416-249-2821, mmlj365@hotmail.com COST: Free A presentation on ‘Healthy Eating and Meals for One’ by Katie Southgate, Registered dietician for Loblaws. This program is directed mainly towards seniors. Lakeshore Environmental Gardening Society Meeting WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Long Branch Public Library, 3500 Lakeshore Blvd. W. CONTACT: chair@legsetobicoke.ca COST: Free Come out to L.E.G.S. monthly meeting. Guest speaker, Julie Forand, founder of Sprout Guerrilla, explains how live moss is being used as wall paint in an effort to transform our urban concrete environment. Meet fellow gardeners, share tips, and exchange seeds and plants. Goodyear Toastmasters WHEN: 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. WHERE: Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall CONTACT: catherinekovacic@live.ca COST: Free Develop public speaking and leadership skills in a fun and friendly environment.

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Clara Angumba, community development co-ordinator, says blood donations are especially needed in January By Cynthia Reason

WITH ITS ANNUAL HOLIDAY MIRACLE CAMPAIGN winding down, Staff photo/IAN KELSO Canadian Blood Services wants to remind Etobicoke residents of the Clara Angumba holds a tray of vials of donated blood at a recent blood donor clinic hosted by Canadian Blood continued importance of life-saving blood donations – especially Services. after the holidays, when donation rates tend to drop. Every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood – the average leukemia patient requires eight units a week, while someone undergoing a hip >>> out for people who have the individual, especially with on the petite side, we have to replacement needs two units, and the victims of auto accidents can require a staggering recently had flu shots – you donors between the ages of be cautious that you don’t have to wait two days after 17 and 23... That’s for the sole have a reaction. So there is 50 units each. getting one... With first-time reason that we take the same weight restriction (at least The Guardian spoke with Canadian Blood Services’ Clara Angumba, a community donors, we also need to look amount of blood from every- a110 pounds) that donors must development co-ordinator, about how every donation counts, and how, in just one hour, at the height and weight of body, so if you’re a little more meet.” blood donors can help save a life.

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Why is it important to donate blood after the holiday season?

Going into the holidays, there’s always more accidents on the road, so we need those units. And then after the holidays, what we want to do is get set for the new year. What often happens is, once the

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busy. As much as they’d love to donate, sometimes they just can’t give up that hour and a bit, so we really need to rally to get people in, because the need is still there.

What can first-time donors expect at their first appointment?

Well, hopefully, they’ll have booked an appointment, so when they come in they can just register with us. Donors then have their iron tested to make sure it’s at the level that it should be, and those results come back right away on the spot. They are then given their

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holiday season wraps up, everyone gets back to their busy lives and the donations decrease a lot. January especially slumps in donations for us, because people are back to work and busy, busy,

record of donation form, which is all questionnaires, and they’ll speak with a registered nurse and go through all the questions, discuss any medications they might be taking, and if they themselves have any questions that’s the best time to bring them up

with the RN. Then they can donate (a “unit” of blood is equivalent to about half a litre or one pint). Donors need to give themselves at least an hour, because the process itself does take that long from beginning to end.

Who is eligible to donate blood?

With first-time donors, we’re looking for people between the ages of 17 to 61, or if you’re a regular donor, up to the age of 71 (must bring valid photo

ID). We are looking for healthy individuals who are feeling well on the day of donation, and we’re also looking into whether you have travelled

outside Canada or the United States in the last year – especially to any malaria risk countries. And at this time of year, we’re looking >>>

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Where does donated blood go and who does it help?

Canadian Blood Services runs the blood program across Canada, except for Quebec, so the blood goes to patients in need all across the country. Depending on the components that are needed,

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(the universal blood type) is something we always want to have because it’s used more for emergencies, all blood types are needed to help save lives.

Who are good candidates for the One Match Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Network and how can they register?

The best candidates for One Match are young donors between the ages of 17 to 30, from diverse backgrounds, because what they’re trying to do is represent how diverse Canada is. It’s a global registry, so it’s all over the world. And

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donated units of blood go to leukemia patients, people going through heart surgery, infants going through procedures that require blood, and to people who have been in accidents. While O negative

it’s very important because when we do have a patient in need of stem cells or bone marrow, doctors first reach out to family members, but there’s usually only a 30 per cent chance that they will be a match. Once you exhaust

that, then you have to go onto the global registry. It’s a simple process to register. You just register online (link at www.blood.ca), then you get a cheek-swab test kit sent in the mail to you, then you just mail it back.

What are some of the other ways people can help?

We would love to have more volunteers on board, and people can find all that information on our website at www.blood.ca Another good way to help out is to spread that word-of-

mouth. If you yourself can’t donate for any reason, have someone donate on your behalf – co-workers, family, friends, and even group donations. We would love to have more group donations from

offices, corporate groups and community groups, because those group donations help our clinics a lot.

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rahul gupta TO in TRANSIT contracts, everything from station design work to signal and communications system installations. Also available for bids are maintenance contracts to take effect following the Crosstown’s scheduled launch in 2020. buses back on the street wArticulated

Elongated TTC buses are back on city streets following a relaunch of the vehicles last month. Articulated buses are characterized by a pivoting accordion joint separating passenger compartments, which increases capacity by 45 per cent compared to the regular fleet. The buses can hold a maximum of 112 riders, seating 77. On Dec. 19 the TTC officially launched the first of 15 Nova-manufactured “artics” along the 7 Bathurst route, which will be deployed mainly

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December’s severe ice storm played havoc with transit operations across the city. Both TTC and GO Transit riders experienced major delays as the transit agencies struggled with power issues caused by the storm. At its height, service on all subway lines was affected as well as streetcar routes, plus the Scarborough RT. Several bus routes were also forced to cancel service or detour around areas where downed hydro wires or trees were reported. It wasn’t until midday on Christmas Eve – with the re-opening of the Sheppard subway – that service was fully restored. Rahul Gupta is The Guardian’s transit reporter. His column appears every Thursday. He’s on Twitter: @TOinTRANSIT

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Titans’ siblings go head to head on court Etobicoke family big on sports, volleyball NORM NELSON nnelson@insidetoronto.com It’s not often you watch your kids compete against each other – especially when they play for the same club, in this case the Etobicoke Titans volleyball organization. But that’s exactly what happened during a recent Ontario Volleyball Association challenge cup tournament hosted by the Etobicoke club. Peter Miller and Tammy Ridsdill had the unique experience of watching two of their kids face off against each other in a key semifinal game. As one might expect, the elder sibling was on the winning side in the unique confrontation. RJ Ridsdill is 13 and in Grade 8, playing for the Etobicoke Titans Hyperion U-14 team, while Rain-Drops is 11 and in Grade 6, playing for the Etobicoke Titans Atlas U-13 team. Both attend

Etobicoke’s Christ the King Elementary School. The all-Etobicoke confrontation was won handily by the older Hyperion U-14 team, 25-14, 25-16. ‘VERY DIFFICULT’ “When the two girls were playing each other in volleyball it was very difficult for us,” said an email note from both parents. Peter is a manager at FedEx while Tammy is lunch supervisor at Christ the King. “We were quiet because we didn’t know who to cheer for. We did kinda want the little one to win just to see both their expressions. We did joke and say in our house we always let the smaller kids win.” The siblings’ subsequent game at the tourney presented its own unique challenges with RJ’s team playing in the gold medal match (winning

2-0 over Barrie Elites Black) and Rain-Drops’ team playing for bronze (winning 2-1 over a crosstown rival team from the Etobicoke 381 Volleyball club). “When RJ was playing for the gold and Rain-Drops was playing for the bronze both at the same time we were standing in between both courts and were looking back and forth trying to watch both games,” noted the parents. Peter and Tammy have 10 kids, including six girls and four boys ranging in age from nine to 23, and have adopted two nieces to round out the family. Five of the girls are into volleyball, playing at both the club level (with the Titans) as well as varsity (either for Christ the King Elementary School or Father Redmond Catholic Secondary, depending on age). And all the kids are into karate – all with a black belt.

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◗ Bishop Allen vs. Marshall McLuhan (Marshall McLuhan, 1107 Avenue Rd.) TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD GIRLS VOLLEYBALL WEST REGION/SENIOR TIER 2 WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 ◗ West Humber CI vs. Weston CI (Weston CI, 100 Pine St., 3 p.m.) ◗ North Albion CI vs. Vaughan Road Academy (Vaughan Road Academy , 529 Vaughan Rd., 3 p.m.) THURSDAY, JAN. 9 ◗ Kipling CI vs. Thistletown CI (Thistletown CI, 20 Fordwich Cres., 3 p.m.) ◗ Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy vs. Runnymede CI (Runnymede CI., 569 Jane St., 3 p.m.) ◗ Kipling CI vs. Thistletown CI (Thistletown CI, 20 Fordwich Cres., 3:30 p.m.)

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BOYS BASKETBALL WEST DIVISION/SENIOR TUESDAY, JAN. 7 ◗ Chaminade vs. Archbishop Romero (Archbishop Romero, 99 Humber Blvd.) ◗ Father Henry Carr vs. Cardinal McGuigan (Cardinal McGuigan, 1440 Finch Ave. W.) ◗ St. Basil’s vs. Toronto Ouest (330 Landsdown Ave.) ◗ Bishop Allen vs. Cardinal McGuigan (Cardinal McGuigan, 1440 Finch Ave. W.)

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Founded by the Drydens in 1970, SCAW is an Etobicokebased, volunteer-run charity that has now distributed more than 1.3 million bedkits to children around the world. Under Dryden’s leadership over the last 12 years, SCAW has grown to distribute upwards of 70,000 of the $35 bedkits – which consist of a mat or mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, mosquito net,

outfit of clothes, towel and school supplies – each year. Despite the passing of his parents, Dryden said SCAW has remained a family affair – with he, his sister and his daughter each travelling overseas once a year to help distribute the bedkits. “I think my dad would be proud. It was definitely he and mum who were the ones that had the vision for all this, so I think they would be pleased to see that it has continued,” he said, noting that he went to Sri Lanka in September, while his sister, Judy, delivered bedkits to children in Nicaragua in December. “To be there in person and to watch the kids, who are just thrilled to receive their bedkits, is really rewarding.” Also rewarding for Dr y d e n : re c e i v i n g a Lifetime Achievement Award from an organization that knows so well the work SCAW does. “One of the nicest parts of all of this is we have 14 distributions a year, and the people that we work with overseas in nine of those distributions are Rotarians. Rotary knows about Sleeping Children,

and Sleeping Children knows about Rotary – and there’s an awful lot of mutual respect between us,” Dryden said. “So, for us to be honoured by Rotary, that’s special, because literally in the course of a year we will work with over 100 Rotary Clubs around the world, and they’re great people. You can trust them and count on them, and I think they feel the same way about us.” In addition to Dryden’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the RIYA Gala dinner will also celebrate the achievements of individuals and organizations who have contributed to their community and made a difference to the lives of at-risk youth in the following categories: youth under 18; youth between the ages under 24; community organizations; and business organizations. More than 300 attendees are expected at the Jan. 31 gala at the Old Mill, which will be emceed by CTV News’ Colin D’Mello and feature fine dining, music, a 300-item silent auction, and raffle draws.

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ay one thing about Mayor Rob Ford’s work ethic: it seemed to have grown two sizes over the Christmas holidays. When the power went out for a third of the city, leaving families freezing in the dark, there he was: front and centre. It’s unclear whether the mayor did so out of a sense of civic duty or a fear that if he didn’t step up, Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly and councillors like public works and infrastructure committee chair Denzil MinnanWong might soak up all of the credit for helping out during the ice storm. The fact that the mayor refused to declare a state of emergency, turning powers over to the deputy mayor and also perhaps increasing the amount of inter-governmental aid the city could expect, tends to support the latter interpretation. But never mind that. Despite having been stripped of his powers after having debased the office of mayor like none before him,

david nickle the city the mayor took to podiums and neighbourhoods with great zeal – inserting himself as the reassuring voice of the public service in calamitous times. Doing so is a political calculus – if he is to stand a chance in the mayor’s race later this year, Ford must be seen to be doing something beyond brushing off reporters, dreaming of football and returning a handful of constituents’ phone calls. And he must not be seen to be absent during public emergencies, particularly when his other duties and powers as mayor have been so effectively curtailed. Now, it will take a lot of public emergencies over the next 10 months for Torontonians to forgive his appalling behaviour over the past couple of years. This is the guy who admitted to smoking crack while in office, who consorts with gang-members and alleged

drug dealers, makes lewd remarks related to his wife to deny allegations of making even more lewd remarks about former employees. As much as polls indicate that Ford’s base is remaining loyal, the majority of Torontonians are looking elsewhere. And Ford risks giving the impression that his newly found municipal engagement is nothing but a cynical grab for photo-ops, as sincere as a death-bed conversion. Still, give him this: Ford is finally doing the job he was elected to do. On Sunday, he announced he’d be calling a special council meeting Jan. 10, to ask for provincial disaster relief assistance for those residents who spent all or part of the holidays dealing with the impact of the ice storm. And whatever that does for his re-election chances, Ford seems to be doing the right thing now.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 1:00 - 3:00pm Annual Levee and presentation of the Community Recognition Awards Neilson Park Creative Centre - 56 Neilson Drive Everyone welcome

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Monday, January 13, 2014 from 2:30 - 4:00pm Seniors’ Advisory Group Topic: Keep Your Independence - Prevent A Fall Speaker: Betty Petrich, Toronto Public Health Eatonville Library - 430 Burnhamthorpe Road

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