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Athletes, politicians gather for official launch of Etobicoke Olympium renewal CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Claire Carver Dias knows firsthand what the upcoming $20-million renovations to the Etobicoke Olympium – slated to begin this summer in advance of the 2015 Pan

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Mckenna Van Gelder scored 50th goal in just 31 games this season CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com When Mckenna Van Gelder first joined the Etobicoke Dolphins this season and told her new coach about her lofty ambition to beat Wayne Gretzky’s record 92 goals in one season, he laughed in disbelief. But by midseason, after the eight-year-old star centre scored her 50th goal with the Dolphin’s Novice A team in just 31 games – closing in on The Great One’s 1982 record with the Edmonton Oilers – Coach Marty Parker wasn’t laughing anymore. “When she first said that, I honestly looked at her and said, ‘pardon?’” Parker recalled laughing Thursday evening, shortly before the team’s practice at Mimico Arena. “But now, I think if we play enough games, she will accomplish

that. It’ll be a tough, tough accomplishment, but I think she can do it.” Wearing the #17 of her favourite hockey player, Wendel Clark, Mckenna quickly impressed Parker and other Dolphins’ onlookers with not only her skill at getting the puck in the net, but also her dedication to the game and her fellow teammates. “Mckenna is probably the hardest working eight-yearold – the hardest working player – that I’ve ever coached, which isn’t always the case with someone who has great skill. She’s one of the kids with the reddest faces and the most sweat, she’s clearly one of the most fatigued during and after the game, and that’s because of how hard she works,” he said. “She’s not only passionate about hockey, she’s passionate about her teammates. She’s a

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Eight-year-old Mckenna Van Gelder, the Etobicoke Dolphins Novice A star centre, scored her 50th goal this season on Dec. 15. As of last week, that tally was up to 54, bringing her that much closer to her goal of beating Wayne Gretzky's 1982 record with the Edmonton Oilers of 92 goals in one season.

very social kid who likes to have fun with her teammates, but when she straps it on, she’s there to play hockey and learn and develop.” A Grade 3 student at

Briarcrest Junior School, Mckenna first started playing hockey at age five with the West Mall Lightning hockey league, where she spent two years playing as the only girl

on otherwise all-boys teams. Now playing with girls for the first time with the Dolphins, Mckenna is not only thriving on the scoreboard, but she’s also enjoying the game that much more, said her parents Mark and Shannon. “I’m really proud of her. She’s works really hard. She always wants to play hockey every, every day, and every minute,” Shannon said. Even though she’s playing on an all-girls team now, Mckenna hasn’t let that stop her from lacing up with the boys every once in a while, Mark admitted: “This week she’s been practising with all 10- and 11-year-old AAA boys,” he laughed. “She wants to be as good as them – and honestly, she keeps up with them no problem...I think it’s awesome. She loves the game and she works hard.” Mckenna’s 50th goal this season was scored on home ice at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence here in Etobicoke against the

Clarington Flames on Dec. 15. “She just stole the puck and dropped it in the back of the net,” Parker recalled, calling it just one of many memorable goals Mckenna has scored this year. “I’ve been coaching now for about 16 years and I’ve never, ever coached someone who’s accomplished what Mckenna has – and I’ve coached some really good players.” After the game, Parker handed his star player – who he describes as “easily one of the top 3 players” of her age in the province – the game puck in front of all her teammates in the dressing room. The experience, Mckenna said, “felt pretty awesome.” When asked why she likes hockey so much, the aspiring future Team Canada Olympic gold-medal-winner answered simply. “I just like it,” she shrugged, before ambling off in her skates to take to the ice with her teammates. “You can hang out with lots of people. It’s fun.”

Education minister Broten imposes contracts on teachers TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com Education minister Laurel Broten is imposing contracts on Ontario public school teachers under controversial Bill 115 but promised to repeal it before month’s end as a “show of good faith” to teachers. Some 55,000 Catholic and French-language teachers and 4,000 support workers have already agreed to deals that froze pay for most of them, the minister noted last Thursday in a news conference. However, Broten directed her remarks at the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and its president Sam Hammond, whom Broten argued left the bargaining table after an hour “never to return”.

Hammond countered Bill 115 was a “hammer hanging over our heads,” called Broten’s imposition of it “undemocratic” and charged it was Broten — not his union — that left the negotiating table. Bill 115 allows the government to impose contracts on teachers and school boards as of Jan. 1. pay freeze Citing a “stubborn deficit” of $14 billion that must be eliminated, Broten said the pay freeze and reduced sick days already agreed to by Catholic and French-language teachers was necessary to “preserve gains in education (like fullday kindergarten and capped class sizes in early grades), minimize labour disruption

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Teachers from Pauline Junior Public School walk the picket line during rolling one-day strikes by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario last month.

during prolonged negotiations and to protect teaching jobs.” Contracts imposed under

Bill 115 on the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation will be based on the Ontario Catholic Teachers’ contract, Broten said. The government agreed to 10 sick days and a modernized short-term disability plan that provides for 120 days annually. Both the Elementar y Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation have been without a contract. After 10 months and hundreds of hours of negotiating, the government reached 65 collective agreements negotiated and ratified with 5,500 teachers and 4,000 support staff, Broten said. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE),

representing school support workers, agreed just days ago to a new contract with wage freezes after 30 hours of bargaining over the holidays. It is a tentative agreement which CUPE members must ratify by Jan. 14. “I wish I could say all parties showed the same resolve and fortitude in negotiating in the best interests of students,” Broten said. broten defends decision “Some parties engaged in strike action that closed schools... which was stressful and chaotic to many students and parents. Some parties offered no other solutions except more delays. The government had no other reasonable option.” The contracts imposed

on public teacher unions at boards other than the 65 where deals have already been reached will be retroactive to last Sept. 1 and expire on Aug. 31, 2014. Any strike action is illegal until contracts expire. “Fair and balanced” is how Broten described the collective agreements reached with the 65 school boards. Broten charged the two unions’ “rhetoric and advertising turned the act into a lightning rod.” Hammond denied the charge. “This impasse was never created by our members or by our advertising,” Hammond said. “This was never about pay increases. This was about the democratic right of people in this province to actively organize under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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oronto council must understand the future of the Gardiner Expressway is a significant consideration. The Gardiner’s place in Toronto’s transportation infrastructure is an issue that needs to go beyond next week’s budget deliberations. It can’t just habitually resurface when a piece of concrete falls from it. Council needs to identify a comprehensive plan. Council must move forward with the Environmental Assessment (EA) process that began under the previous administration exploring tearing down the Gardiner east of Jarvis Street. That EA was shelved, however, after the 2010 municipal election – despite no council order to do so. our view That the budget committee voted Tuesday to resume the Engineers EA, originally authorized in July 2008 at a cost of $7.69 mil- identify safety lion, is reason for optimism. Currently about $500 milconcerns lion is proposed for the roadway over the next 10 years. Engineers have raised significant concerns that the eastern portion’s safety will be compromised by the end of the decade should those repairs not be made. Those dollars are significant. Most recently, Toronto’s budget committee asked for a report on the pros and cons of selling or leasing the Gardiner. That, too, is an impactful proposal. There are important questions for council to consider. How should we expect our major roadways to operate? How do any of the proposals for the Gardiner fit in with other planned transportation improvements, such as light rail? The Gardiner is a large piece of Toronto’s existing transportation infrastructure. According to Waterfront Toronto figures from 2008, some 200,000 drivers use it daily west of the core. That number is 120,000 east of Jarvis. It’s a significant eastwest corridor, serving not only residents of the city, but the Greater Toronto Area. But in many respects this is the ultimate neighbourhood issue – one that has an impact beyond even the 14 Toronto neighbourhoods the roadway actually touches – from the Alderwood and Islington-City Centre West neighbourhoods in the west to South Riverdale in the east. The pressures of gridlock have far-reaching impacts – into all of our neighbourhoods. Council must gather the best information to confront that reality. newsroom

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ayor Rob Ford was back in court this past Monday — this time sitting quietly in an Osgoode Hall courtroom as his lawyer Alan Lenczner made a final pitch for his job. Newspaper deadlines being what they are — by the time you read this, it is entirely possible that the three judge Divisional Court panel will have decided on Ford’s appeal of the conviction by Justice Charles Hackland. Monday was not so much about the future — but what has gone before. Being an appeal, there was no new evidence, no testimony, and a surfeit of arcane legal arguments, which was as it should be: Ford’s lawyer’s job was to dig into Hackland’s decision to convict Ford under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, and demonstrate whatever errors he might find. Lenczner took on another task, though: to present and recast the narrative of the mayor’s career on council in the kindest light possible. So when Ford spoke and voted on his own behalf over a recommendation

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to compel him to repay $3,150 in charitable donations to lobbyists, he did so, according to Lenczner, as “an honest man.” There was no subterfuge, nothing hidden. He simply had a flawed understanding of the way the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act applied to matters of personal accountability on council. It’s a narrative that seems to be an easy sell for a large number of Torontonians. Mayor Ford continues to poll well in spite of a great deal of evidence that suggests he shouldn’t. Quite apart from the February vote that led to Ford’s conviction, over the past two years the mayor has been accused of diverting his office staff to support his football coaching hobby, which he has also missed city meetings to attend. None of this came up at the appeals court, of

course, because none of this was before the court. So Lenczner could present an image of a mayor dedicated to openness and honesty, whose simple desire to help young people only occasionally affected his judgment. There was some indication that the narrative found some currency with the judges. Senior Justice Edward Then wondered aloud whether Ford might not have simply made an honest mistake. Clayton Ruby, the lawyer effectively prosecuting Ford on behalf of Torontonian Paul Magder, spent a good amount of time attempting to disabuse him of the notion. So in that sense, whatever the future holds for him in reality, Ford can take some comfort in the fact that the narrative he and his supporters crafted — of the stolid everyman, the only honest one at city hall — has at least survived the ordeal of his mayoralty. nDavid Nickle is The Guardian’s city hall columnist. His column appears every Thursday. Contact dnickle@insidetoronto.com

To the editor: Re: ‘Appreciate teachers for their work,’ Letters, Dec. 7. While letter writer Danion Beckford raises legitimate concerns regarding broken contract promises, it is only fair to mention that Premier Dalton McGuinty’s government has been more than fair to the teachers over the years. It seems somewhat duplicitous having teachers accept the many goodies doled out over the years and take strike action when the government takes long overdue action to rein in its spending. The excessive banking of sick days comes to mind as one such example. However, with the leadership race, I’m sure whatever measures have been undertaken will soon be rescinded. Where the government can be more easily faulted is the somewhat burlesque handling of finances. It hands out performance bonuses to civil service managers earlier in the year and then announces belttightening measures. Severance pay is given to employees moving to other jobs. The conversion to alternative energy has been a costly and largely needless fiasco. At the Ministry of Health, as evidenced by Ornge, eHealth and monies given to the regional health centres, it seems as if little if any financial oversight exists. Last, and certainly not least, there was the decision to move the two power plants to save Liberal seats in the last election. Finance Minister Dwight Duncan may try to portray himself as the tough nononsense gatekeeper of the public purse, but the facts show differently. A more diligent minister of finance would be a welcome addition to the next announced cabinet. John Winegarden

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Sidhu family receive gifts, toys for the children presented by North Etobicoke firefighters CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com North Etobicoke firefighters played Santa to the Sidhu family this week after a fire ravaged their home on Christmas morning, destroying all of their possessions – including all of the children’s presents. Jasmine, 8, and Anvir, 6, excitedly pulled soccer balls and basketballs, toy cars and trucks, stuffed animals and Barbie dolls out of the plastic sacs presented to them by the firefighters of Toronto Fire Station 413 on Thursday morning, as their tearful parents Sukhwinder and Shyam Sidhu looked on. The gifts, said Jasmine, made her “happy”. “Under our Christmas tree, the presents were all black and burned,” she said of the Dec. 25 fire’s aftermath at her Farr Avenue home. Ed Kennedy, president of the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association, said giving back to families in need is part of the fire department’s mandate. $500 cheque “When families go through a tragedy such as what this family went through on Christmas Day, we Toronto firefighters not only assist them in their time of emergency, but through fundraising we also try to assist them with a small contribution to help them out,” Kennedy said as he presented the Sidhus with a cheque for $500 and their kids with the sacs full of toys. Early Christmas morning, Sukhwinder and Shyam were

sleeping in their bungalow they’ve shared with their two young children for three years when they awoke to the sound of their smoke alarms going off at around 6:30 a.m. Smoke and flames quickly filled the home, and the pair, along with two family friends who were sleeping in the basement, were able to safely escape the blaze and call for help. The children, who had stayed over at their grandparents’ home that night, would only learn of the blaze – and all their lost toys – later that day. Within four minutes of receiving the emergency call, the first pumper truck from Station 413 was on the scene and battling the twoalarm blaze, said Capt. Mike Strapko. “When firefighters arrived, there was smoke venting from the kitchen window – large amounts of smoke,” Strapko said of the fire at 35 Farr Ave., which caused an estimated $100,000 damage. Twelve fire trucks and 45 firefighters were ultimately called in to battle the blaze, Strapko added, noting that the fire was “knocked down” quickly. Despite the department’s quick response, Sukhwinder said most of the family’s possessions were destroyed. While the family awaits to hear back from their insurance company, they’ve been staying with family and continue to be grateful for the kindness of Toronto Fire Services, the Red Cross, and family and friends for keeping them clothed and well looked after. “I feel like everyone is

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Firefighter Leevi Yorke presents toys to Jasmine and Anvir as father Shyam Sidhu (right) wife Sukhwinder (rear centre) and Neha, a family friend, look on. The Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association came to the aid of the Sidhu family after their home was destroyed by fire on Christmas Day by donating toys and a cheque for $500.

being so kind. We have nothing now, so they are giving us things...We are not a rich family; we both are working. We made this home over three years. Every month we try to save our money to put more things in the house. And now I feel like three years’ hard work is gone in half an hour. We are really upset,” Sukhwinder said, giving spe-

cial thanks to firefighters for their continued support – especially for putting a smile back on her son’s face. family grateful “The kids are so happy. My son loves cars and he had a whole basket full of them, but now it’s all (destroyed in the fire). That’s why he’s

so excited to see the cars (from the firefighters). It’s really, really nice. Thank you so much to Toronto Fire (Services).” Toronto Fire Station 413, located at 1549 Albion Rd., is one of five stations across the city slated to be hit by budget cuts this month – a situation, which, if not remedied, could cost lives

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“In our business, seconds count. Here, this family was lucky to get out just in time... but we need to be able get on scene quickly, and with this truck and the four others that are planned to be pulled out if the budget is approved... there will be an impact on public safety, there will be a delay in responses.” Kennedy estimated that, if the budget cuts are passed, a 63-second delay in response times will result in the communities impacted. That’s a figure Etobicoke North Councillor Vincent Crisanti said concerns him very much. “I’m so grateful that no one (in the Sidhu family) got hurt. I agree that response times are critical and certainly this is going to be addressed at budget time,” he said. “We hope that we are able to save the trucks that we need to serve the highdensity we have in this community...I’m concerned personally about the response times; I’m concerned about the lost truck and I’m doing everything I can in my power to be able to hopefully change that decision and find other ways of finding efficiencies and savings in Emergency Services.”

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If exercise is your goal, start by walking more. You can count your steps with the aid of a pedometer lending program presented through Toronto’s public libraries. WALK FOR EXERCISE Walk on local trails and in parks, walk inside a mall, or join a walking tour to explore the city and its neighbourhoods. After all the holiday indulging, the start of the new year is an opportune time to get back on track with healthier eating.

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Toronto holds casino consultations Have an opinion about Toronto’s future casino? Attend one of five City of Toronto casino consultations this month and learn more about the consultation process, join discussions on key topics, speak with city staff and provide input. A l l To r o n t o n i a n s — whether they attend a community discussion or not — are encouraged to fill out the online feedback form at https://surveys.dpra.com/ casino/CasinoSurvey.aspx Residents may drop in anytime to any of the following casino consultation

sessions: ■ Saturday, Jan. 12: North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge St., 1 to 4 p.m. ■ Mo n d a y, Ja n . 1 4 : Etobicoke Olympium Gymnasium, 590 Rathburn Rd., 6 to 9 p.m. ■ Thursday, Jan. 17: Scarborough Civic Centre Rotunda, 150 Borough Dr., 6 to 9 p.m. ■ Saturday, Jan. 19: Bluma Appel Salon Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., 1 to 4 p.m. The deadline for public input is Jan. 25. City manager Joe Pennachetti will receive

consultation findings to assist in preparation of his report to the city’s executive committee. That committee will consider the possible establishment of a casino in Toronto at its meeting on March 20. A report on the public’s comments will also be made available on the city’s website at www.toronto.ca at that time. Consultation follows an executive committee request to the city manager for public input on the possible establishment of a casino in Toronto.

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n Friday, Jan. 11

St. Philip’s Community Cafe WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to noon WHERE: St. Philip’s Parish Hall, 60 Dixon Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181 COST: Free Join in for fellowship and relaxation. Cards, books, games or just talk. Free refreshments.

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WHEN: Noon to 2 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Navina/Amy, 416-252-6822, ranklinhorner.navina@ gmail.com COST: $15 This nine-week session of chair yoga is perfect for beginners or those concerned with balance issues. Each class is followed by a wellness seminar featuring a delicious cuisine. Franklin Horner Community Centre membership fee $25/year.

Taoist Tai Chi Open House and Beginner Class WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon WHERE: Taoist Tai Chi Society, 35 Chauncey Ave. CONTACT: Janka Safar/Barb Taylor, 416-236-0720, etobicoke@taoist.org COST: Free Join a beginner class and learn the health benefits of Taoist Tai Chi internal arts. An open house will be held the first day of the class.

Etobicoke Camera Club WHEN: 7 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Humber Valley United Church, 76 Anglesey Blvd. CONTACT: info@etobicokecameraclub. org, etobicokecameraclub.org, attention Irene COST: $5 We will be having an interesting presentation given by Joh Friedrich of Latow Photographers Guild. Joh will be talking about ‘Is Photography Art?’

Jazzercise Lite for Seniors WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Navina/Susan, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner.navina@ gmail.com COST: $15/nine weeks Stay healthy and active while protecting your joints with this low impact exercise, followed by a healthy ‘happy hour’ with fruits and snacks. Membership required, $25/year. The Halls Are Alive! Musical Open House WHEN: 1 to 8 p.m. WHERE: The Kingsway Conservatory of Music, 2848 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: www.kingswaysconservatory.ca COST: Free Kingsway Conservatory of Music studio tours, refreshments, information and registration for private lessons (piano, voice, guitar, strings, winds, drums) and group programs (Glee Club, early childhood musicianship, orchestra, choir, drum circle) for all ages – infants to adults. Friday Night Fish and Chips and Karaoke WHEN: 6 p.m. to midnight WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. COST: $7.50 Enjoy a fish and chips dinner from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by an evening of karaoke and dancing.

n Saturday, Jan.12

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Well, hello there: Minister of Education and Etobicoke Lakeshore MPP Laurel Broten held her New Year’s Levee at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 210 on Sunday. Greeting the MPP is president of Branch 210 Bill Muir and Urszula Ulrich.

Chess in the Library WHEN: 2 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Eunice Rodrigues, 416-3945210, erodrigues@torontopubliclibrary. ca COST: Free Experienced chess player or beginner? Come and have fun learning the game or playing with like-minded players. NFB Saturday Afternoon at the Movies WHEN: 2 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, tbuhrows@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free

Enjoy two 2012 National Film Board of Canada. The short is The Visitor, the the feature is Payback. Register at information desk. Bid Euchre WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. COST: $2 members/$3 non-members Have fun playing bid euchre at Franklin Horner Community Centre on the second Saturday of every month. No need to register or bring a partner, just come out and play. Join us in our Clubroom WHEN: 8 p.m. to midnight WHERE:

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Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. CONTACT: 416-2312021 COST: Free Disc jockey Don Rideout plays music for a night filled with dancing.

n Sunday, Jan. 13

Jazz Vespers WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m. WHERE: St. Philip’s Anglican Church, 31 St. Phillip’s Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181 COST: Free Piano virtuoso Laura Fernandez (quartet) performs in this hour of music, message and prayer. Free will offering.

n Monday, Jan. 14 Yoga for Older Adults

The Harmony Singers – Openings for New Members WHEN: 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. WHERE: Martin Grove United Church, 75 Pergola Rd. CONTACT: Harvey Patterson, 416239-5821, www.harmonysingers.ca, theharmonysingers@ca.inter.net COST: Membership dues applicable The Harmony Singers, a three-part women’s chorus that has been performing in the community since 1965, has a few openings for new members – especially second sopranos and altos. Rehearsals take place Mondays.

n Tuesday, Jan. 15

Cribbage WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m. WHERE: Horner Avenue Senior Centre, 320 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Penny DeCarlo, 416-3946001, pdecarl@toronto.ca COST: $1.50 for non-members, $1 for members Weekly drop in cribbate. Coffee/tea available. West Toronto Stamp Club WHEN: 6:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Fairfield Seniors Centre, 80 Lothian Ave. CONTACT: Don Hedger, 416-621-9982, www.westtorontostampclub.com, don. hedger@gmail.com COST: Free Presenter Frank Alusio will address the preservation as well as mounting of stamps for display and presentation. >>>it’s happening, page 11




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The Alpha Course WHEN: 6:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Rehoboth Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 800 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: Pat de Bruyn, 416-749-3784, rfcrcalpha@gmail.com COST: Free Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. Each session starts with a free meal, followed by a video talk and small group discussion. Great food, laughter and learning in a fun and friendly atmosphere where no question about life or God is seen as too simple or too hostile.

n Wednesday, Jan. 16

Line Dancing WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: 416-252-6822 COST: $25 for 10 weeks with membership Meet friends, have fun, keep fit. Partner not necessary. Membership required. Toastmasters Open House WHEN: 12 to 1 p.m. WHERE: Applewood/The Shaver Homestead, 450 The West Mall CONTACT: James Brown, 416-574-0349, jamescurtisbrown@ hotmail.com COST: Free Improve your communication skills, improve your leadership skills, advance in your career, meet new friends and expand your network. Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization focusing on leadership and communication skills with an emphasis on public speaking. Lunch provided. Free parking. Latin-Ballroom Dancing WHEN: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Navina/ Amy, 416-252-6822 COST: $40 with membership Meet friends, have fun, keep fit. Partner not necessary. Sign up in the main office. Membership required.

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double threat: The Olympium Synchronized Swimming Club held its 2012 Winter Water Show recently at the Etobicoke Olympium which featured the duet medley of Rachel Enns (left) and Sabrina LoPresti.

Open Rehearsal –Kingsway Children’s Choir and Drum Ensemble WHEN: 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. WHERE: Great Room, The Kingsway Conservatory of Music, 2848 Bloor St. W. CONTACT: Carolyn McGee, 416-234-0121, www. kingswayconservatory.ca COST: Free Boys and girls aged seven and up discover the joy of singing with this unique choral program encompassing vocal technique, singing skills, choreography and weekly Drum Circle. Confirm your attendance by home. Wednesday Night Dance WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Susan or Navina, 416252-6822, franklinhorner@rogers.com COST: $3 Dance the night away as our DJ plays the music of the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. No partner necessary. Refreshments and draw every week. Franklin Horner

membership at $25/year necessary to participate. Etobicoke Horticultural Society WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Lambton Kingsway Junior Middle School, 525 Prince Edward Dr. CONTACT: Barbara Yake, 416-233-9795, www.gardenontario.org/site.php/etobicoke, ehs.by@bell.net COST: Free Etobicoke Horticultural Society Annual General Meeting and nomination and election of society officers, installation of a new board, and presentation of awards. Guest speaker Frank Kershaw will discuss how to overcome such problem areas as steep slopes, wet areas, bad soil, screening and more. Refreshments are available. Everyone is welcome. Meeting attendance is free. Weekly Euchre WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110

Few things in life are more rewarding than a thirst for knowledge. At Tapestry Retirement Communities, we provide you with exciting opportunities to continue learning and stimulate your imagination. Whether it’s attending our seminars and classes, discovering new hobbies, or pursuing cultural and volunteer activities in the local community, Tapestry offers the encouragement and support you need to help keep you sharp. Call us today and see what kind of individualized programs we can offer to help keep your body, mind, and spirit healthy, vibrant, and young at heart. Martha Krinsky sharing the giſt of reading

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n Thursday, Jan. 17

Healthy Eating and Exercise Session at West Toronto Diabetes WHEN: 1:30 to 4 p.m. WHERE: West Toronto Diabetes Education, 365 Evans Ave. CONTACT: Carol Sweet, 416-2521928 COST: Free Do you have Type 2 Diabetes? At risk of developing diabetes? Learn about healthy eating and exercise. Misseto Bonsai Club WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: Liz Pfister, lizpfister@yahoo. com COST: Free Attend the group’s monthly meeting. Weekly Darts

WHEN: 7:30 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 210, 110 Jutland Rd. CONTACT: 416-231-2021 COST: $3/pp No experience necessary.

n Friday, Jan. 18

Kingsway Women’s Club Afternoon Tea: Couture and Toronto Women (1945-1960) WHEN: 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Markland Wood Golf Club, 245 Markland Dr. CONTACT: Carol Spratt, 416-233-7887 COST: Guests $10 This month’s guest speaker is Dr. Alexandra Palmer, the Royal Ontario Museum’s senior curator of the Textiles and Costume Department. Dr. Palmer will talk about: who, why and how Torontonians acquired beautiful couture fashions in the post-war era - in particular the lavish wardrobe of Dorothy Boylen, who lived in The Kingsway and appeared on the best-dressed lists of the time.

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Two arrested in connection with attempted armed robbery Two Markham men have been arrested and charged in connection with an armed robbery at an Etobicoke home on Sunday. It is alleged the two accused approached their victim as he arrived home at his Royal York Road and Lawrence Avenue West residence and drove into his garage. The accused – one armed with a gun, both wearing black bandanas over their faces – approached the man’s driver side window and demanded he exit the vehicle. The victim refused, and put the vehicle in reverse and drove out of the garage. He then called 911 as the two accused fled the scene in a black vehicle. Omar Patterson, 24, of Markham, was arrested at an address in Markham that same day and charged with: robbery while armed with a firearm; and disguise with intent. Ryan Phillips, 27, of Markham, was arrested on Monday and charged with: robbery while armed with a

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n Man, 27, shot

Police in north Etobicoke are searching for a gunman after a 27-year-old man was shot early Saturday morning. According to police, the unnamed victim was walking in the area of Queen’s Plate Drive and Rexdale Boulevard at around 3:45 a.m. when a male suspect approached and shot him. The victim was taken to hospital and treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. No description of the male suspect is available.

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A volunteer at an Etobicoke Goodwill store got a fright Christmas Eve when he found what appeared to be two grenades in a donated bag. Toronto police got the call just before 1 p.m. for a suspicious incident at the 4975 Dundas St. W. Goodwill store near Islington Avenue. “A volunteer sorting through

donations grabbed a duffel bag and inside was an army utility belt with what he said was a small knife and two grenades,” Const. Victor Kwong said. “It never could have detonated. It’s made for training, a replica. But to the untrained eye, it would have looked real.” Police sent Emergency Task Force officers to the store to secure the items, which were destroyed. The Goodwill store was evacuated during the police operation. Police do not believe the donation was “malicious”. Donors are being asked to check inside bags and boxes before donation. “Our donors are extraordinarily generous and considerate,” said Brian Kellow, Goodwill spokesperson. “We don’t believe anyone had ill will or malice in donating this bag. Sometimes, people donate boxes or bags from their basement or from a chest or from a relative without looking in it first. We’d ask them to check inside first.“

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change the damping settings to match thus improving control. The styling is very aerodynamic with an integrated rear spoiler, outside mirrors optimized for wind flow and active shutters behind the grille that close at speed to cut drag. One very sunny day just as winter started to make itself felt, I took off to sample the ATS and had such a good time, I covered just over 600 km because I was simply enjoying myself. Equipped with the 3.6-litre and AWD, my tester was fitted out in ruby red metallic paint, machined 18-inch

alloy wheels and wonderful biscuitcoloured leather. There are several interior trim materials such as carbon fibre, aluminum and “sustainably sourced exotic woods�. The leathers are offered in a variety of tones and all, like the panels, are sewn with French stitching. Front suspension is MacPherson struts, but on the ATS it is a double pivot setup with the rear suspension being a five-link system which works really well with AWD and RWD because of the compliance built into the geometry to take advantage of the Magnetic Ride Control.

With the 3.6-litre, the ATS is deceptively fast. Here, the optional heads-up display was a plus not a hindrance, as a majority of twisty roads I used snake through cottage country where the locals are not that vigilant but the police are. As tested, my fully optioned 3.6-litre AWD was priced at $56,870 not including the $1,595 shipping fee. This is a remarkably different kind of Cadillac and one that should help return the brand to the time when it billed itself as “the Standard of the World�.

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Bridal sale helps Windfall Windfall will host its semiannual Bridal Blowout Sale on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located in the Windfall warehouses at 29 Connell Crt. (Units 1 and 3), the sale will feature hundreds of bridal gowns from renowned designers for $200 each, plus a variety of bridesmaid, cocktail and mother-of-the-bride dresses, all for $30 each. All money raised goes back into Windfall’s job training program. Harakas. “It’s a genius concept that saves government money, it saves brands money, and it links business and social services and government together, to benefit individuals in our community that need it most – women. It’s an easy cause to support,” she added, noting that everyone can support Windfall by purchasing a Wear White 4 Women white heart pin. “This heart, you wear it and you become a member of this incredible club that cares about women and cares about poverty and health and education.” contact information For more information on how to support Windfall, go to www.windfallbasics. com To learn how to participate in the Wear White 4 Women campaign, go to www.wearwhite4women. com

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Am Games Michael Chan, Etobicoke Centre MP and MPP Ted Opitz and Donna Cansfield, respectively, and Mayor Rob Ford. “In less than three years, the Greater Toronto Area will welcome athletes from across the Americas and the Caribbean for one of the largest multi-sport events in Canadian history and I’m so pleased that Etobicoke Olympium will play an exciting role in helping host this event,” said Gosal. new olympium specifications The Olympium – a 159,339 square foot multi-sport facility that includes an Olympic-sized pool, lesson/training pool, four dive towers, two springboards, a gymnasium and a fitness centre – is slated to act as training space for hundreds of aquatic athletes competing in swimming, water polo, diving and synchronized swimming during the Games in July 2015. Planned renovations and upgrades to the Olympium, which will see the facility closed from July 1, 2013 until July 1, 2014, will include the installation of a state-of-the-art Myrtha Pools system, an upgrade to the existing dive towers to meet current Federation International de Natation (FINA) standards, the replacement of

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competitive and leisure use. “This has been the home for swimming in the GTA for almost 40 years. This facility has produced seven world records, has hosted scores of national and international swimming championships, and has nurtured the growth of more than 30 young local swimmers who went on to become Olympians.” Those Olympians include Brittany and Heather MacLean, Owen Von Richter, Tobias Oriwol, Alexa Komarnycky, Allison Higson and Amanda Reason, among many others. While the yearlong construction period will see many of those young competitive swimmers, as well as countless other local residents who use the Olympium’s facilities throughout the year, displaced from July 2013 to July 2014, Ford said the sacrifice will be well worth it. “While there may be some short inconveniences in the matter of a time period, the investment and long-term upgrades will mean that Canadian members, residents and athletes will have access to a world-class facility as the result of the TO2015 Games. Upon completion, the improvements to the Etobicoke Olympium will be a lasting legacy,” he said.

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Moving & Storage ANY MOVING/ junk removal, Local & long distance. 24 hours. Insured, licensed. BBB and BNI Member. Voted #1 by Metro! 416-253-7641. www.ssonsmoving.com

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GARAGE DOOR. Quality repairs. Broken springs, cables, rollers. Automatic openers installed $49. Tune-ups, welding. 289-423-4521

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Roof Repairs from 40 Eaves Cleanings from $3099 Chimney Cleanings from $3099 Ice/Snow Problems Free 15 Point Roof Inspection

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