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40 YEARS! HISTORY OF THE HIGH PARK SPRING RUN Article by: Alan Brookes

RONCY UNITED HOSTS A WINE & CHEESE FUNDRAISER HIGH PARK'S EASTER EGG HUNT

Q&A PROFILE:

CHRIS WINTER RECIPE: 6-INGREDIENT SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS by Carolyn Cohen

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COMMUNITY EVENTS May 21

Trinity Bellwoods Flea Spring Fling Edition facebook.com/events/383738445308037

May 20-22

Artfest Toronto • artfestontario.com/toronto

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Every Monday – Sorauren Farmers Market moves outdoors soraurenpark.com

May 27

Walk for Alzheimer’s Etobicoke facebook.com/events/515824015272303

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Doors Open Toronto • doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Toronto.aspx

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Toronto Women’s Run • towomensruns.com

June 3

Beaches Father Daughter Dance • beachesdance.eventbrite.ca

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JUNE

Spring Babies at the Zoo Walking Tour • highparknature.org

June 17

Roncy Rocks • roncyrocks.com

June 18

Father’s Day

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Pride Toronto Festival Weekend • pridetoronto.com

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Outdoor Movie at Sorauren Park • soraurenpark.wordpress.com

July 2

More Bees, Please Walking Tour • highpark.org

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JULY

Toronto Pride Parade • pridetoronto.com

July 4-25

Summerlicious • toronto.com/events/summerlicious

July 14-16

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition • torontooutdoorart.org

July 22

Outdoor Movie at Sorauren Park • soraurenpark.wordpress.com

Outdoor Movie at Sorauren Park – photo by Adam Tarini

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40 YEARS! HISTORY OF THE SPRING RUN IN HIGH PARK

Toronto’s oldest continuously held road race, the Spring Run-Off is famous for its scenery, challenging hills, good weather, and as being the “Opening Day” race, in the city’s running calendar. In order to put something back into the sport of running, Mike Dyon, (distributor of Brooks running shoes in Canada) set up RMP Athletic Locker in 1977 with help from his brother Paul and father Robert. That’s where the history of the Spring Run in High Park begins. Industry leaders; Robert Dyon, Charlie Reid and national marathon coach Hugh Cameron wanted to have the race on the roads, but it was too expensive to get permits. They instead laid out the course in High Park and scheduled it to always occur on a Saturday and designed the track to assure that it would be one of North America's prettiest urban courses.

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They were pleased with how quickly the race grew into one of the biggest local races, reaching 1,000 plus entries within the first few years. Mike fondly remembers his late father’s idea of giving out maple syrup to the top finishers. This has become a race tradition, along with having a bagpiper pipe everybody down to the starting area.

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In 1981 the race became the first in Canada to offer prize money, helping turn the tide towards professionalism and attracting some of Canada's finest runners. Over the years, notable Canadians include Peter Butler, Art Boileau, Sylvia Ruegger and Anne Marie Malone, along with current Canadian distance stars Eric Gillis, Krista Duchene and Natasha Wodak. In the early 90’s the race hosted some of the world’s best, including Eammon Martin and Jill Hunter from Great Britain, and legendary Kenyans Daniel Komen and Sally Barsosio. More recently the event has grown dramatically, to a cap of 4,600 — as many as the scenic course can comfortably hold. The Spring Run-Off has continued to flourish and progress with the times, attracting great sponsorship partners (including titles from Brooks, DuPont, PowerBar, Harry Rosen and now Race Roster) while also being embraced by fundraisers & charity runners.

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Yet the lure of the Spring Run-Off lies strongest in the fact that it is a "people's run". The maple syrup is running, the sun is shining and the snow receding. Whether you're a serious runner, a weekend jogger or charity participant, it's time to celebrate! www.springrunoff.ca

01: 2010-Start. 02: 2017-Cheering. 03: 2017-Course. 04: 1994-Lead Men: John Halvorsen, Daniel Komen & John Kipngeno. 05: 2011-Matthew & Jeff. 06: 2010-Course.

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Intent on raising funds, a couple hundred locals attended Roncesvalles United Church’s 15th Annual Wine and Cheese Gala on the evening of Friday April 28th. The venue held at the Church offered up cool Jazz performances, door prizes, live and silent auctioning, cheese hors d’oeuvres and of course, wine. RUC is integral to the Roncesvalles Community as a place of worship and facilitator of services such as; Al - Anon, Cocaine Anonymous, Scouting & Guiding, Mindfulness Practices and the Village Healing Centre. Additionally RUC provides space for groups and is home to Arts & Drama programs, sports, community choirs, fundraising events and occasionally, live performances.

01: MPP Cheri DiNovo & husband Gil. 02: Sean, Vicky, Chuck, Olena & Chad. 03: David, Nancy & Jen. 04: Elizabeth & Omar. 05: Jacquie, Allen & Johanna.

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EASTER EGG HUNT On Sunday, April 9th hundreds of families enjoyed High Park's Easter Egg Hunt at Colborne Lodge in High Park. The annual, colourful, spring tradition always occurs the week before traditional Easter celebrations. Every year, the City of Toronto hosts a day of Easter egg hunting, natural egg dying demonstrations, face painting, bunny-themed crafts and photo ops with the resident Big Bunny Friend.

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Profile: Chris Winter

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NAME: Chris Winter, Founder of Climate Action Canada BIRTHPLACE: Australia WHERE DO YOU CURRENTLY LIVE: on the cusp between Parkdale and Roncesvalles. FAMILY/PETS: My wife, Nancy; our son, Aran; our daughter, Eva; and Wickham, the dog. CAREER: I like to describe myself as a radical pragmatist, finding practical solutions to challenging issues. Most recently, I’ve been working on ways to link climate action with social benefit. There has to be ways to use carbon funds to both reduce climate emissions and improve our quality of life at the same time. GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS: The best successes I’ve had all seem to have to do with community: designing a low-cost community action program; a Doors Closed campaign working with community groups and Business Improvement Areas to thank stores that kept their door closed while running air conditioning; and co-founding Janes Walk. But hopefully the best is yet to come with Climate Action Canada on the national scene, and in setting up a Green 14 community group for Parkdale and Roncesvalles.

Chris Winter

1. WHAT IS YOUR BEST MEMORY OF OUR COMMUNITY? It has to be the blackout, August 2003. At the time, I was the Executive Director of the Conservation of Ontario, but on August 14th it was my day to work at our co-op daycare. We were all sitting outside with popsicles when the power went out: two adults and six two year olds. Gradually word spread that this was big. We spent the evening looking at the stars from our backyard, listening to the news on a battery radio and Mel Lastman warning everyone not to burn candles. Then we walked the streets, where bars and restaurants were lit by candelight and people were helping direct traffic. It was actually one of the most beautiful moments of community spirit that I have ever seen. I’m reminded of it every year when we light our candles and walk for Earth Hour.

2. HOW WAS EARTH HOUR THIS YEAR?

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Any time we get a hundred people in a community out to celebrate their commitment to climate leadership, it’s a success. Multiply that by hundreds of communities around the world and it is a huge success. But the real success for the Queen St. and Roncesvalles Ave. walks this year is that thirty people signed up to start a Green Neighbours group, which is wonderful.


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Chris, Nancy, Aran and Eva in the Rajasthan desert near Jaisalmer, India.

3. WHAT IS YOUR BEST FAMILY MEMORY? Without a doubt, it is the year we spent travelling the world two years ago. Each day gave us new experiences and memories. It was also an absolute eye-opener, not just for the kids but for Nancy and me as well. If I learned one thing, it was the importance of culture in both creating and solving problems. For example, our first experience with the chaos and cacophony of Indian traffic gave way to an appreciation of the absolute absence of road rage even in the thickest of traffic jams. I think we came back with a better appreciation of why we should celebrate the richness of cultural diversity in Toronto, and how important it is to participate in building community.

Nancy and Chris taking in the Annapurna “sunrise” in Nepal.

4. WHAT DOES THE WORD COMMUNITY MEAN TO YOU? Community is much more than a geographic area, or a group of people. To me, community is how we interact and support each other. It’s how we make this a great place to live.

5. IF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY WERE LISTENING, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM? Be active. Enjoy what our community has to offer, and get involved in the groups or projects that make our community better. And if you want to help organize a Green Neighbours group sign up on our community survey. CC

Two Villages Earth Hour walk organizers: Chris, Karyn, Veronica, Sarah, and Ayal (not shown).

If you want to sign up for Green 14, you can do so here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PDFPMJW

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It could be a depressing eco book, like “The Sixth Extinction”, or a fun novel like the Canada Reads winner, “Fifteen Dogs”, with all its local references. Borrow it, buy it locally and read it by daylight - no power consumed.

Treat yourself to a local restaurant (zero commute), pick something up at the local farmer’s market (support farmers) or grow your own veggies (grow organic) and bake your own bread (control the input of chemicals).

Get outside. Harness the wind to fly a kite, take a hike in the park, ride a bike, stroll the waterfront, or walk the dog.

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Think of what can improve your life or your home without using a ton of energy. Challenge yourself to shop locally and consciously.

Be active in our community. Join a local group or volunteer to help make our community a better place. Why? Because it takes a village to raise a future! To slow down climate change we need to stop burning fossil fuels and seek out alternative sources of power, like solar, wind, and geothermal. But if you think about it, it also means investing in the power of our own minds and bodies, and the power of a strong community. After all, if we feel good about doing things that don’t require fossil fuels, we are laying the foundation for a low-carbon future. And that’s a good place to start. Join Green14 to learn about how low carbon strategies can be incorporated in day to day city living.

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DELICIOUS DISH RECIPE

6-INGREDIENT

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SERVING SIZE: Makes 12 NOTE: If I don’t have buttermilk, I mix the milk and lemon juice and let stand for 5 minutes, and voila... buttermilk!

Adding pesto to the turkey adds a quick and easy punch of flavour. You can use regular pesto or I use store bought no-cheese, no-nut pesto from my favourite local pasta shop. Try to get the “fresh” pesto from the refrigerated section rather than the pesto in the jar on the shelf, it is much better! This dinner comes together in well under 1-hour. Serves: 4

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In a large mixing bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, pesto, salt and pepper. Add the turkey and mix well. Prepare a parchment-lined tray. Roll the mixture into 1" balls. You should have about 25-30 balls.

1 lb ground turkey* 2/3 cup bread crumbs 1/2 cup store bought pesto or homemade 1 tsp kosher salt Plenty of freshly ground pepper

• 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil F O R THE SA U CE

• 2 large cloves garlic, minced • 1 (28 ounce) can of San Marzano tomatoes, crushed with your hands • 1 tsp kosher salt • Plenty of freshly ground pepper • 1/2 tsp sugar • • • •

12 oz spaghetti noodles** 6 basil leaves, shredded, optional Grated parmesan reggiano, optional Red chili flakes, optional

* Don’t use white meat turkey. Use the regular ground turkey. ** 12oz or 340gm is 3/4 of a bag of pasta. I don’t use the whole bag because the ratio of meatballs to pasta is perfect and 12oz serves 4 perfectly!

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Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil. Brown the meatballs all over for about 8-10 minutes, transfer to a clean surface (I use a plate). S T EP 03

Add the garlic to the same pan, cook for 30 seconds, add the tomatoes, crush the larger pieces, add the salt, pepper and sugar and let bubble over medium high heat for 5-8 minutes. Add the turkey balls back into the pan, cover, turn heat to low and cook for another 5-10 minutes. S T EP 04

In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to boil, add 1tbsp salt, and boil the noodles according to package direction, keeping them al-dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water and then drain the noodles, put the pasta back into the pasta pot and add the sauce to the pasta. Add the pasta water a small amount at a time if needed to finish cooking the pasta or to thin the sauce (you may not need it).

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Dear The Wine Ladies,

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My husband and I were given a bottle of Sauternes, as a housewarming gift, which we were told, would remind us of our icewines. Apparently it is quite a special and pricey wine. We don’t particularly favor sweet wines, but my mother-in-law is mad for them. So I thought it might be a great treat for Mother’s Day. I’m just wondering if they’re made the same way as icewine? - Kristy

THE WINE LADIES Q&A Dear Kristy,

Indeed, a great treat, Sauternes is the “king” of all sweet wines! Sauternes can only come from France and be produced in the Grave district south of Bordeaux. Icewines are not restricted as to where they can be made although Canada is widely considered the authority on this luscious wine - the “Nectar of the Gods” as it is commonly referred to. Both are sweet, complex and delectable! Both Sauternes and our icewines must adhere to a strict set of regulations as to how they are made, although the rules and methodology of production for the two are entirely different.

What defines Sauternes is “noble rot”. The uniqueness of Sauternes is due to the mesoclimate it enjoys which encourages a very special fungus called botrytis cinerea, otherwise known as “noble rot” to attack the grapes. It is this fungus that causes the grapes to shrivel and rot, and allows a wonderful concentration of tartaric acid and sugar to develop in the grapes resulting in a wine of great complexity. Layer upon layer of rich flavours, honey, mango, flowers, brioche and so on. Ever lasting and age worthy beyond decades, this is Sauternes.

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There is one similarity between our ice wines and Sauternes, outside of being dessert wines, they are both very expensive to produce, and certain conditions must be met or occur before the wines can be made. For our ice wines one of the regulations is that the grapes cannot be picked until the temperature reaches a minimum of -8� Celsius. For Sauternes, it is not about the temperature but rather about this unique fungus that must infect the grapes. Both situations are risky. In Canada, the birds and deer feast on the grapes while winemakers patiently await the freeze, limiting the yield. In Sauternes, the viticulturists must await the infection of noble rot, and occasionally it just doesn’t happen, or it can come very late limiting the yield even more. So patience is a virtue in Sauternes, as it is in Canada! thewineladies.com


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02 MAKE IT A FAMILY EVENT As lovely as one-on-one time is, include others so that Dad feels extra special. Gathering generations of kin and photographing it, will be a time honoured gift.

03 TRAVEL DOWN HIS MEMORY LANE Remember when; tell me about; how was it when you were my age… are opportunities to relate and get to know Dad well.

POPS-PAPA-PAPPYDADDY-PA-PERE FUN FACT: LINGUISTS SAY THAT FATHER NICKNAMES ARE OFTEN WHAT DEVELOPING BABIES ARE CAPABLE OF SAYING 04 GAME TIME Play a sport together, attend a game or encourage a little friendly competition. Being active together is great exercise and bonding time.

05 GRAB A BITE TOGETHER No small talk needed, just good food - feeding the soul. “Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.” - Anthony Bourdain

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peechless, Jennifer Mook-Sang’s debut novel for young adults aged 9-12, is one of those witty, can’t-put-down books of juvenile fiction that resonates with anyone who’s ever been to school. Although it’s for young adults, I enjoyed Speechless as much as any good work of fiction and even tested it on my reluctant eight year old reader. Speechless passed with flying colours. It’s not surprising then, that Speechless was shortlisted for several awards including the CBC Best Books of the Year 2015 and Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2016 to name two of the many. Who can resist the journey of Joe Alton Miles, known as Jelly, when he decides to enter a speech competition to win the coveted prize of a tablet and all its accessories? It’s not that Jelly is good at public speaking. He’s terrified of being on stage but he wants that tablet more than anything. Also standing in his way is the smart, popular Victoria who has won all previous speech prizes and thinks she deserves to win. When Jelly keeps his speech topic a secret (he has no idea what to talk about), Victoria gets competitive in a mean, bullying kind of way. Jelly grows over time as he learns what he is capable of and we get a glimpse into Victoria’s character:

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the pressure to be the best and succeed at everything results in behaviour that appears mean, masking hurt and insecurity. Mook-Sang came to Canada from Guyana in the early seventies when she was fourteen. Experiencing culture shock and being on the outside helped her to develop characters that are three dimensional and who see the world in different ways. She never thought of herself as a writer but when she read bedtime stories to her sons, she fell in love with reading all over again. Children’s books grab her and she laughs as she says she’s stuck at age twelve, “that age where you are discovering yourself but there’s still so much to figure out and learn who people are and why they do what they do.” Jennifer Mook-Sang is in the enviable position of being a full time writer. Once a stay-at-home-mom of two boys who are no longer at home, her job is to sit and write. Writing groups are a great source of inspiration, especially those that critique and spur her on. She has an illustrated children’s book coming out in the fall and is working on another character from Speechless who gets her own book. It’s not Victoria, but that may one day be a possibility.


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DOUCETTE’S ENVIRONMENTAL DAY Gathering unused bicycles, electronic waste and offering City of Toronto produced, garden compost, City Councillor Sarah Doucette hosted an Environmental Day, lakeside at the Casimir Gzowski Park on Saturday April 22nd. Throughout Parkdale - Highpark, residents participated in the Annual Earth Day cleanup.

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Through out midday on April 22nd, many volunteers from RoncyWorks were out along Roncesvalles Avenue to tidy planter beds, pick up litter and participate in nation wide - Earth Day Clean Ups. RoncyWorks is the volunteer arm of the Roncesvalles BIA and have maintained the Roncy Streetscape since Roncesvalles had been renewed in 2011. They welcome gardeners, cleaners and community spirit minded individuals. www.roncyworks.org

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On Saturday April 22, City Councillor Gord Perks hosted Ward 14’s annual Enviro Day at Sorauren Park along Wabash Avenue. Residents were encouraged to bring used or unwanted electronics, household hazardous waste, florescent bulbs, unused medication, batteries, propane tanks and oils. REUSE, RECYCLE and SAFE disposal was the theme of the Earth Day Event. Green bins and compost were offered, as well as donations collected for schools such as; sewing notions, children’s books & musical instruments, costume jewellery, arts & crafts.

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01: Karl & Orase. 02: Adrienne, Macintosh & Saafi. 03: Community Environment Days truck. 04: Colin. 05: Brie & Corry.

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SEASONAL

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FOR YOUR PETS The sun is shining and the robins are chirping away – it is indeed the time that we have been long awaiting – spring!! I am sure that the entire family has been counting down the seconds for the opportunity to spend more time outdoors. Along with the good times comes a higher risk of hazards that occur during the season. Below are some of the more prevalent concerns to look out for so that you can maximize the fun!

HE AT A N D H U M ID I T Y The majority of us relish the opportunity to be out in the sun when the temperatures rise but heat stroke and dehydration can be real risks for our furry friends. Be aware of weather advisories, provide plenty of cool water, keep your animals in a cool environment and minimize exercise during peak heat hours. Similarly, animals should not be left in cars even for the shortest time. Signs of heat stroke include: heavy panting, dry red gums, lethargy and lack of appetite. If the above signs are noted, please contact your veterinarian immediately as heat stroke can be a medical emergency.

T I CKS Ticks were of minor concern in Toronto even a few years ago; however, the number of ticks as well as tick borne diseases have spiked in Toronto and will continue to increase in the coming years. Be sure to scan your pet at least once daily after walks and especially during heavily wooded hikes for the presence of ticks as they can carry very serious illnesses such as Lyme disease. Signs of Lyme disease can take months to be apparent to owners but can include: stiffness, shifting or recurring lameness, fever and

lethargy. If ticks have been found or if your animal is at risk, please contact your veterinarian to discuss testing as well as preventative medications to help reduce the risk of transmission in the future.

FOOD DAN GERS Family barbeques as well as cooking over the campfire are a summer highlight for many people however they can lead to major problems for our pets. Bones, corncobs and skewers can lead to intestinal obstructions while fatty leftovers can lead to inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) – both of which can be very serious medical conditions. Pancreatitis as well as a foreign body can show signs such as: persistent vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and lack of appetite. Please avoid giving table scraps and discuss this with guests (especially the young ones) in order to minimize these risks. If human treats are something you really want to share with your pet, use safe alternatives such as apples (no seeds) or carrots. Although there are increased risks for your pet during the season this is not meant to deter you from enjoying the times - education and preventative measures will significantly reduce the risks of unpleasant situations for your pets as well as yourselves. Please bask in the fun and sun of the season as we will be begrudging winter weather soon enough.

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