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Wynne urged Winter games to save horse racing jobs at Woodbine TAMARA SHEPHARD tshephard@insidetoronto.com The Public Service Alliance of Canada is calling on Premier Kathleen Wynne to intervene to protect racetrack jobs in the wake of Woodbine Entertainment Group’s announcement this week of more than 100 layoffs. Woodbine’s layoffs at both its racetracks represent about 25 per cent of salaried positions, necessary the company said, after coming to an agreement with the province on a confidential two-year deal for transitional funding following the loss of the lucrative Slots at Racetracks program. Sharon DeSousa, the alliance’s Ontario regional executive vicepresident, warned Friday racetrack job layoffs across Ontario will continue unless the government changes course. “Premier Wynne has to act now to protect the good paying jobs Ontario’s horse racing industry sustains,” DeSousa said in a statement. “It is clear across the province that racetracks are not going to be able to maintain their current staffing levels if the government replaces the Slots at Racetracks Program with lease agreements, as has been agreed to at more than 10 tracks.” The layoffs at Woodbine include top-level executives, as well as front-line employees, Nick Eaves, Woodbine CEO said in a statement Wednesday. The confidential transitional funding the government has offered Woodbine is not enough, Eaves said, >>>PREMIER, page 18

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huntsville bound: About 30 seniors from Etobicoke are heading up to Huntsville Feb. 26 to 28 to take part in the Ontario Winter Seniors Games competing against participants across the province. The Etobicoke team (above) will field a competitor in skiing, badminton, curling and skating.

Police appeal for witnesses in murder of 15-year-old Jamestown teenager CYNTHIA REASON creason@insidetoronto.com Five months and two days after losing her son to gun violence at the very same Jamestown townhouse complex where 15-year-old Jarvis Montaque was gunned down this weekend, Habiba Adan came

forward Tuesday with a message to witnesses on behalf of Toronto’s latest grieving family: speak up. “This grieving family deserves your honesty. It is the least you can do. Please find the courage to speak up,” Adan, whose 26-yearold son Warsame Ali was shot to death in Jamestown on Sept. 18,

said at a press conference at north Etobicoke’s 23 Division Tuesday. “A cowardly silence that plagues our community is just as responsible for those killings as the people that pulled the trigger.” In what police believe was a targeted shooting, Jarvis Montaque was shot down at close range on

a paved walkway just outside his Jamestown home Sunday night at around 10:50 p.m. while standing with a group of friends. Only one shot was fired from the semi-automatic pistol that gunned down Jarvis before the suspect – described as a black male wearing >>>TEEN, page 11

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Check out the Furniture Bank’s new location at open house Etobicoke’s Furniture Bank will host a housewarming open house next month. Founded in 1998 by Sister Anne Schenck of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Furniture Bank provides free, gently used furniture and donated household items to immigrant and refugee newcomers to Canada, to women coming out of abusive situations, and to the formerly homeless trying to establish homes of their own. The charity and social enterprise is

IN BRIEF set to celebrate 15 years of furnishing homes in the GTA, its relocation to its new permanent Etobicoke home, and the unveiling of its new branding at the Wednesday, March 13 housewarming. The event, which will run from 3 to 7 p.m. at Furniture Bank’s new building at 25 Connell Crt. Unit 1 (just south of Horner and Evans avenues), will include guided tours,

special presentations, music, celebration and catering. Interested attendees are asked to RSVP with a ticket by Feb. 25 at http://furniturebankopenhouse.eventbrite.com

Chartered Accountants (CAs) will prepare tax returns for those in low-income brackets until March 31, 2013. Free CA Tax Clinics are now held across Ontario until the end of March. To qualify for this free tax return assistance, total household income must be less than $30,000 with dependents or less than $20,000 without dependents. Fo r i n f o r m a t i o n o n c l i n ics in the Greater Toronto Area,

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Hot off a second-place finish at this week’s DECA provincial competition, a team of talented young business and marketing students from Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy is now destined for California to compete against the best in the world. DECA – or Developing Excellence Celebrating Achievement – is a non-profit organization that currently provides 8,500 student members in more than 200 high schools across Ontario with hands-on experience in the fields of marketing, business and entrepreneurship – enhancing their classroom learning by providing conference and competition experience. Three-thousand of those DECA students descended upon the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto last week to compete against the best and brightest in Ontario during the 34th Annual DECA Provincial Competition – and the team from Scarlett Heights walked away with a second place finish, qualifying for the internationals in April. “If you had asked me before the competition ‘do you think they could win?’ I would have said ‘absolutely!’” said Scarlett Heights Principal Rizwana Jafri, who doubles as the DECA club’s advisor. “But then I got there and I realized there were 3,000 students in the competition. So for them to win, they did a phenomenal job.” The winning team – consisting of Amran Hassan, 17, Ikran Egal, 17, and Hafsa Isse, 18 – won over the judges with a presentation of their 30-page business plan for a line of jewelry called Styleelyts, which they designed, produced, mar-

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Members of the Developing Excellence, Celebrating Achievement club Amran Hassan, left, Hafsa Isse, Ikran Egal, Josie Chau, and Safia Hirsi represented Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy in the provincial business and marketing competition last week.

keted and sold all on their own. To see photos of the girls’ Styleelyts jewelry line, go to www.styleeyesee.blogspot.ca, or follow their Instagram @ styleelyts or Twitter @styleelytstrio accounts. labour of love For the members of the winning team, the whole Styleelyts experience has been a labour of love, said Hafsa. “It’s not like an extracurricular that we’re doing for the heck of it. We love to do it,” she said. “And our project, Styleelyts, is jewelry – and we all love jewelry. At first when we started making it, we never thought we could, like, sell it or that other people would like it. But people really do like it.” At Scarlett Heights’ annual Winter Wonderland Fair back in December, in fact, the Styleelyts team quickly sold out of their stock of head chains, necklaces and earrings as their classmates snatched them up for Christmas presents.

“We had to go back home and make some more and bring them back, because so many people put in orders,” added Hafsa. “We’ve been getting a lot of support from students...they’re even taking pictures of themselves in our jewelry and posting them on social media, which is really cool. We didn’t even ask them to do that. They’re advertising for us.” Now that the girls have qualified for DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California – which takes place from April 22-29 – the team is set to take their Styleelyts line to a whole new level, including a new line of crocheted necklaces. “We’re going to make more jewelry and a whole bunch of new designs,” said Amran. “We never thought we would get this kind of recognition. It started off as just a group of three friends having fun, but it’s grown.” Calling her fellow club members “all very bright individuals,” Scarlett Heights’ DECA club president Josie Chau, 17, lauded Hafsa, Ikran

and Amran – and individual top 20 finalist Safia Hirsi, 16 – for their dedication to the DECA’s principles and ideals. “They’re great speakers, great presenters and great innovators – but they’re also all so modest,” she said, giving credit to DECA for bringing them all out of their shells. “At the end of the day, people still ask me ‘what is DECA?’ To me, DECA is basically a huge network and family where people have high aspirations and they strive to become one of the best of the best in the whole world...The reason why we all love DECA because it creates friendships, too, and lets people evolve out of their shells. Because in Grade 9 and 10, everyone goes through an identity crisis – it’s a teenage thing. You’re lost, you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re that little wallflower in the hallways. “But once you join DECA, you join a family. Not only are we there for academic purposes, we are all there for each other, too.”

Five suspects are being sought in connection with a break and enter at the Future Shop at 1561 The Queensway on Monday, Feb. 18. According to police, the suspects gained entry to the store by forcing a door at around 10:39 p.m., then stole a quantity of electronic devices. Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence. The first four suspects are described as 5’7” to 5’11”, 170 to 200 pounds, with medium builds. No suspect description is available for the fifth suspect.

n Watches stolen

Police are seeking two male suspects wanted in connection with a theft at Birks Jewellers, 25 The West Mall, on Sunday, Feb. 17. According to police, the theft of a quantity of watches from the store took place at around 3:54 p.m. The suspects are described as follows: the first is white, aged 35 to 40, 5’11”, with a heavy build and brown hair; the second is white, aged 35 to 45, with brown hair.

n Woman mugged

A 25-year-old woman was mugged near Albion Road and Sanagan Drive on Tuesday, Feb 12. According to police, the victim was in the area at around 6 p.m. when a male suspect approached her from behind. The suspect struck up a conversation with the victim, then grabbed her cellphone and fled the scene north on Benstrow Drive. The victim was not hurt. The suspect is described as black, aged 16 to 20, 5’2”, with a medium build.

POLICE n Delivery man beaten

A 54-year-old Dynamex delivery man suffered minor injuries after being beaten during a mugging near Islington Avenue and Rexdale Boulevard on Thursday, Feb. 7. According to police, the victim was out on delivery in the area at around 8 a.m. when a male suspect approached and demanded his bag. The victim refused, so the suspect hit him on the head, knocking him to the ground. The suspect then proceeded to hit the victim repeatedly about the body with a blunt object, while pulling on his bag. Unsuccessful, the suspect then fled the scene empty-handed in a westerly direction. The victim opted to seek his own medical attention. The suspect is described as white, aged 38 to 43, 5’8”, 165 pounds, with a medium build.

n Knifepoint robbery

A 14-year-old boy was mugged at knifepoint Tuesday, Feb. 5 near Lake Shore Boulevard West and Islington Avenue. According to police, an armed male suspect approached the victim at around 10 p.m., pointed the knife at him and demanded his property. The victim complied, handing his cellphone over to the suspect, who then fled the scene northbound on Seventh Street. The victim was not hurt. The suspect is described as black, aged 18 to 20, 6’1”, 160 pounds, with a medium build. n Anyone with any information is urged to call Toronto Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-2228477 (TIPS).

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s Toronto’s Feeling Congested? campaign shifts into its next stage, Torontonians eager to see an improved transit system throughout the city and its surrounding regions must understand the size and complexity of the challenge. To be blunt, the process of enabling critically needed transit improvements is going to get harder as the process advances. Having the public give feedback and direction – which happened earlier this month – is a critical component to this process. That meaningful methods of paying for transit infrastructure were at the heart of these consultations is important. Community members must understand that we will only get the transit we are willing to pay for. But ultimately it will be the leaders we elect who will be entrusted with the potentially difficult decisions that will get shovels in the ground. These leaders may be in a position where they have to weigh what’s best for a community versus what’s politically expedi- our view ent. Feeling But that’s one of the reasons why the public feedback part is Congested so important – that we articulate what it is we want and that we to host panel are willing to pay for it. It is also important to keep discussions that momentum going. Early next month, the Feeling Congested? campaign is hosting a series of discussion panels. The first features Toronto’s chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, former Vancouver co-director of planning Larry Beasley, president and CEO of Toronto Board of Trade Carol Wilding, along with councillors Peter Milczyn (planning and growth committee chair) and Michael Thompson (economic development committee chair). It takes place Monday, March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jane Mallett Theatre at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. It’s vital to get involved now any way you can. While this focus on transportation is looking not only at the needs of today but those decades from now, some big things are happening in the coming months. Last week we heard Metrolinx chair Robert Prichard say a special board meeting is being planned for May 27 where the investment strategy to pay for $34 billion worth of projects will be released. These projects include the eastern portion of a downtown relief subway line. The realization of some of these projects may be decades away, but the potential decisions putting them in motion are fast approaching. We need to be ready. newsroom

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arring any more run-ins with the law, it looks as though Mayor Rob Ford has at least one serious fight ahead of him as he attends to the last two years of his term: the land transfer tax. The mayor has made it clear he would like very much to shave 10 per cent off the tax on real estate transactions. The plan is a dilution of his 2010 election promise to scrap the tax entirely – something even the tax-cutting Ford soon realized would be financially impossible. The tax brings in in the neighbourhood of $350 million a year, and since Ford’s predecessor David Miller introduced it, has become a crucial element in balancing the budget. The 10 per cent cut, on the other hand, is a battle the mayor might conceivably win. Held against budgets that run in the neighbourhood of $10 billion, $35 million can exist in a margin of error – and such a cut would just be added into the other pressures the city’s budget committee and council have to deal with each year.

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The real battle will be convincing council to support adding that $35 million to the tally. Ford’s former budget chief Mike Del Grande, as staunch a fiscal conservative as the mayor in most respects, was deeply skeptical about the plan. His replacement, Frank Di Giorgio, is comparatively cheerful at the prospect of at least looking. But he’s unwilling to make any cut to the tax without finding some offsetting revenue. And the rest of council? Over the past three budgets, council as a whole has been unwilling to follow the mayor and his agenda too far down the road to privation. With an election coming up, will 23 councillors jump onto the land transfer tax bandwagon as readily as they did in 2010, when they supported the freshlyelected mayor’s plan to scrap the vehicle registra-

tion tax? There’s very little percentage that they will do so. Unlike the vehicle registration tax, which all cardriving voters had to pay every year they continued to own a car, the land transfer tax is relatively invisible. Property-holding Torontonians pay it every time they move house. But that tax is rolled into other costs of buying and selling and moving – and once the move is done, the tax doesn’t rear its head again until the next move. Which means for most Torontonians in the 2014 election, it won’t be top of mind. Given that, shaving 10 per cent off in the 2014 budget will take an enormous amount of political capital from the mayor’s office – more than David Miller used to get it installed in the first place. It may take all that Ford has at this point in his mandate. It will likely take even more. n David Nickle is The Guardian’s City Hall columnist. His column appears every Thursday. Contact him at dnickle@insidetoronto. com

To the editor: I would encourage every taxpayer in Etobicoke to get involved with the citysponsored Feeling Congested campaign that is asking for public input on the future of transit in Toronto. We must speak up to make sure that special interest groups and lobbyists do not deflect the burden entirely on to the lowly citizen taxpayer. Let’s make sure that all those with interests in the city pay their full share. Torontonians have always been paying for transit. Not only with our property tax increases, but every time we use the transit system. It is now the turn of the 905 area residents who get to use our public facilities for free to step up and be counted. Currently, the only way this can be achieved is through provincial taxation and adequate funding for the TTC. Sadly, the lack of resolve shown by the many administrations who have misdirected our taxes into special interest pet projects has created this problem. The answer seems to be to throw money at a problem whenever it is politically expedient to do so thus their creation of the Big Move. However, against the wishes of the many, the province unleashed its Big Move on to the streets of Toronto and now they want us to pay for it. Our MPPs said they did not prefer this option either, yet here we are with our streets becoming transit corridors. If no one is listening to us, can we now claim there is no taxation without representation? So go to the meetings or go online and make yourself heard. We can try to make a difference if we all speak up. Chris Belfontaine

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Deadline to enter challenge is March 8 There’s still time to create a mascot for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. Steve Wallace, vice president of brand activation for the TO2015 Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games, said his office receives about 10 entries a day. So far, more than 100 entries have been received. “It’s always fun to see them,” he said, adding he recently opened an entry to find glitter spill out on his desk. The contest is open to teams of children and youth aged 16 and younger. Teams, made up of two to six members, can be budding artists, storytellers, mascot researchers and colouring experts. The mascot could be an animal, inanimate object or even a space oddity. Whatever captures the excitement of the Games and the imagination of the public through fun, colourful and community spirit. Wa l l a c e’s o f f i c e h a s received entries from as far away as Gatineau, Quebec, and even Tiny, Ontario. They’ve had raccoons, moose, mice, a giraffe and lots of maple leaf-themed creatures, he said. He said youth get excited when they hear the idea of creating a mascot. It just takes some pencil crayons and paper and they will get to work, he added.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of history,” Wallace said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for kids to work together and be a part of history.” Entries have been submitted by the Girl Guides of Canada Chill Fest Camp, Mme. Walsh’s Grade 4 class at Glen Park Public School in Stoufville and an entry from First Nations School of Toronto. Creating a mascot for a sporting event isn’t new, he said, adding the Olympics creates mascots for its games. “It was a natural choice to have the contest,” Wallace said. “We are the people’s games. It was only appropriate for the people to create the mascot.” working together Having teams work together on the contest also mimics the focus of the games. We need to collaborate with people, groups, sporting organizations and communities to make the games happen, he said, adding without teamwork the games couldn’t function. Teamwork is also appropriate since some youth are good at drawing, while others might be great storytellers, he said. The mascot is the official ambassador of the Games and will visit communities and schools throughout Ontario and Canada to welcome athletes and visitors from 41 countries in 2015 and appear on signage and merchandise including

collectible pins and plush toys. The top six designs will be chosen from a TO2015 panel and the young nominees will have a chance to work with a professional illustrator to bring their creations to life. The designs will then compete in a nationwide online voting contest in the spring. Entries must be handdrawn with a 250-word mascot life story and be mailed by March 8. The winner will be announced Aug. 7. Top Canadian athletes and award-winning illustrators are hosting a series of workshops, which started Friday, Feb. 15 to help inspire young people to enter the TORONTO 2015 Mascot Creation Challenge. Ahtletes and artists who are participating in the workshops include: trampolinist Jason Burnett, Olympic silver medallist; author and illustrator Patricia Storms, creator of The Pirate and the Penguin; swimmer Summer Mortimer, fourtime Paralympic medallist and world record holder; author and illustrator Kevin Sylvester, creator of the Neil Flambé series; athlete Zsofia Balazs, Olympic and Pan Am marathon swimmer; author and illustrator Sean Cassidy, creator of Kazaak!; high jumper Nicole Forrester, Olympian and 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist; artist Eric Kim, creator of the comic strip series Battle Academy. For more details visit www. toronto2015mascot.ca

Prom Boutique seeks fancy fashions for teens FANNIE SUNSHINE fsunshine@insidetoronto.com With prom back on this year at Toronto schools, New Circles is calling upon residents to dig through closets to donate appropriate attire for the end of high school party for those who can’t afford costs associated with the night. Since 2008, New Circles has been helping low-income

DONATE families with free new or gently used clothing for prom. From now until June, prom apparel – dresses, shoes, purses, jewelry, suits, dress shirts and ties – are needed for New Circles’ Prom Boutique, along with new makeup (for hygienic reasons, used makeup won’t

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exciting game: The Humber Valley Sharks won the Leaside Select Invitational Tournament in their Novice Division at Leaside Arena. This tournament was held from Feb. 7 to 10. It was an exciting final game with the Sharks winning in overtime against Leaside 4 - 3. Pictured, first row, left to right: Alan Hastings, Thomas Johnson, Joe Perks, Jack Forrest, Thomas Rogers, Jackson Ebbott. Second row, left to right: James WoodwardCaradonna, Frederic Girard, Liam Cassano, Sava Glavan, Julian Connell, Keira Cotter, Russell Sprigings and Quinton Turcotte. Coaches, left to right: Marcus Turcotte, Brendan Cotter, Warren Sprigings, Steve Forrest (not in the picture Bill Perks, Marie Johnson.

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number one: The Humber Valley Sharks tyke select black hockey team won gold at the Leaside Select Invitational tournament on Feb. 10. They faced the North Toronto Red in the championship final and came out on top with a final score of 2-1. Team members are front row, from left: Aiden O’Toole, Luke Nickel, Tyler Miocevich, Luka Cenanovich, Spencer Mackenzie and Connor Castellarin. Middle row: Connor Looney, Mason Wallace, Xander Velliaris, Kasen Peterson, Peter Kelly, Tyler O’Toole, JJ Schlosser and Joseph Favot. Back row,: coaches Kevin Looney, Remi Nickel and Billy Velliaris. Missing coach is Eddie O’Toole and the team manager is Michelle Nickel.

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of conduct by disparaging McKeown’s professional reputation publicly. The matter was put over until the decision on Ford’s conflict of interest charges was rendered, because it was unclear as to whether or not he would be able to speak on his own behalf at council. The appeal decision in Ford’s favour indicates that he could. But it won’t be necessary in this case; McKeown reported to Leiper that Mayor Ford had apologized, and McKeown had accepted the apology.

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12 Step MS Self-Help Group for Men and Women WHEN: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: Bloor Street West/Islington Avenue area CONTACT: Lynn Laccohee, 416-9673032, lynn.laccohee@mssociety.ca COST: Free A structured group for persons with multiple sclerosis which follows the 12 Step principles. Pre-registration is required. Meeting location will be provided after registration.

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Alderwood Book Club WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: Alderwood Library, 2 Orianna Dr. CONTACT: Kerry Morton, 416-394-5310 COST: Free Join in an engaging discussion about a different book each month. The title for February is The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. You can pick a copy of the book at the branch.

n Tuesday, Feb. 26 Staff photo/IAN KELSO

masquerading around: Melanie Cramp hands out beads to Scarlett Heights Retirement Centre resident Lois McConney and her sister Margaret Green during a Mardi Gras celebration earlier this month.

416-247-5181 COST: Free Prayers, stories, arts and crafts, refreshments.

n Saturday, Feb. 23

Pre-Oscar Sing-a-Long WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Richview United Church, 149 Wellesworth Dr. CONTACT: Barbara Bunker, 416-622-1211 COST: Free Come sing some of your favourite Oscar winning songs and enjoy a delicious dessert as well!

Oscar Goes to Church WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: Val Greenfield, 416-6213656, val.greenfield@rogers.com COST: $20 adults; $10 students; children under 12 free An evening of song and film: clips from Academy Award winning films and the hymns that made the movies memorable. Sing along with John Derksen on the organ. Following the event there will be a Hollywood-style after-party.

n Sunday, Feb. 24 Jazz Vespers

“In my house great food always meant good company.”

WHEN: 4 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Anglican Church of St. Philip’s Etobicoke, 25 St. Phillips Rd. CONTACT: 416-247-5181 COST: Free An hour of jazz music featuring the acclaimed vocalist/musician Carol Mc Cartney and her quartet. Prayer, readings and music. Free will offering for musicians.

n Monday, Feb. 25

Denture Cleaning, Labelling and Oral Check Up 55+ WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonse-

Tea and Books WHEN: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Vivien Canning, 416394-5210, vcanning@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Join library staff and find out about your next great read. 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 an amazing video talk and small group discussion. Great food, >>>It’s happening, page 23


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Evening Euchre WHEN: 7 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. COST: $2 members/$3 nonmembers Play euchre every Tuesday evening. No partner required.

West Toronto Stamp Club WHEN: 6:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Fairfield Seniors Centre, 80 Lothian Ave. CONTACT: Don Hedger, 416-621-9982, westtorontostampclub.org, don.hedger@ gmail.com COST: Free The Club est. 1935 offers various activities relative to the collection and preservation of stamps and is an affiliated chapter of the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada. Live and silent stamp auction.

Knitting, Quilting, Sewing & Crocheting 55+ WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: Free This weekly Wednesday group creates a variety of items for the centre’s craft sales while socilaizing and sharing ideas. Membership is required.

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Computers: Level 2 ‘The Internet & Email’ 55+ WHEN: 10 to 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Islington Seniors’ Centre, 4968 Dundas St. W. CONTACT: 416-231-3431, islingtonseniors@bellnet.ca COST: $30/six weeks Learn to use Internet Explorer, site names, IP addresses, choosing an internet provider and search engines. Learn email basics of sending and receiving mail, using address books and sending attachments. Pre-requisite: Level 1. Space is limited. Registration required. Insulin and Carb Counting at West Toronto Diabetes WHEN: 1:30 to 4 p.m. WHERE: West Toronto Diabetes Education, 365 Evans Ave. COST: Free Learn about the important role food and carbohydrates play in insulin therapy. Please register for this group session. NFB Screening - Payback : Some Debts Can’t Be Paid With Money WHEN: 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Rd. CONTACT: Todd Buhrows, 416-394-5247, tbuhrows@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free First screening of the feature documentary Payback: Some Debts Can’t Be Paid With Money, based on Margaret Atwood’s bestseller Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth. Registration required.

■ Thursday, Feb. 28

Pre-School Storytime WHEN: 11 to 11:45 a.m. WHERE: Humberwood Library, 850 Humberwood Blvd. CONTACT: Grazyna Grochot, 416-394-5210, ggrochot@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Stories, songs and rhymes for children three to five years and their caregivers. Call to register. Runs on Wednesdays.

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EYE SPY: Tracy Guerin holds up a tiny red tree frog from Costa Rica Monday afternoon in the Woodbine Centre's Fantasy Fair during their Family Fun Day. The festivities included rides, games of chance, cotton candy and live music, dancing and a lot of giveaways.

The Chat Room Self-Help Group for Women with MS WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon WHERE: Islington Avenue/Anglesey Boulevard CONTACT: Lynn Laccohee, 416-9673032, lynn.laccohee@mssociety.ca COST: Free Women with multiple sclerosis get together for social interaction. Pre-registration is required. Meeting location will be provided after registration. Homework Help for Teens WHEN: 4 to 6 p.m. WHERE: Eatonville Library, 430 Burnhamthorpe Rd. CONTACT: Cathy Duong, 416-394-5270, COST: Free Are you in grades 5 to 10? Need some

help with your homework or project? Want to get better at a difficult subject? Join this free after-school program for teens once a week. Call to register.

■ Ongoing

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 every Saturday. Chair Yoga for Older Adults

At Tapestry Retirement Communities, we respect your independence as well as the personal choices you make. In fact, we believe they’re what keep you feeling positive and enjoying life to the fullest. Whether it’s dining in the restaurant, cooking in your own kitchen or making new friends, Tapestry can provide you with the resources and support to do it. 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. Angela Smith savouring her appetite for life

WHEN: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: Navina/Susan, 416-252-6822, franklinhorner.navina@ gmail.com COST: $15 with membership Chair yoga is perfect for beginners or those concerned with balance issues. Each class is followed by a wellness seminar featuring a delicious cuisine. Membership fee: $25/year. Runs every Monday. Shuffleboard for Older Adults WHEN: 1 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. COST: $2 members/$3 non-members Join in the Tuesday shuffleboard game at Franklin Horner Community Centre.

Mat Yoga for Older Adults WHEN: 3 to 4 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Ave. CONTACT: 416-252-6822 COST: $15 with FHCC membership This nine-week session of mat yoga is perfect for beginners. Each class is followed by a wellness seminar featuring a delicious cuisine. Membership to the centre required at $25/year. Program runs on Wednesdays. Latin-Ballroom Dancing WHEN: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Franklin Horner Community Centre, 432 Horner Avenue CONTACT: 416-2526822 COST: $40 with membership Meet friends, have fun, keep fit every Wednesday. Partner not necessary. Sign up in the main office. Membership required.

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ANTHONY MARCELLO Saturday, February 16, 2013 ANTOINETTE HARRIS Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Chapel BETTY MACMILLAN Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Christ the King Catholic Church CINDY DICKS Thursday, February 21, 2013 Chapel DAVID WILSON Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Chapel KATHLEEN KNOX Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Chapel BEVERLEY SYMS Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Chapel EMILY BUCKLAND Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church

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WILLIAM “BILL” DICKS Service Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Mimico Chapel MERLE DIXON Service Thursday, February 21, 2013 Mimico Chapel JOSE TEODOSIO Service Friday, February 22, 2013 Mimico Chapel – 1 p.m. CHICK HOU CHO Service Friday, February 22, 2013 Mimico Chapel – 9:30 a.m. ELISABETTA VALVANO Mass Saturday, February 23, 2013 St. Leo’s Catholic Church – 10 a.m. VERNA BROWN Service Saturday, February 23, 2013 Mimico Chapel – 11 a.m.

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