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ometimes you just have to make a statement. And with this, The North York Mirror’s first-ever themed edition, we’re recognizing the importance of the work at The Hospital for Sick Children – or SickKids – in pursing the goal of healthy and happy children in our community. Inside today, along with your regular package of North York news, you’ll find stories, photos and other information related to the good work of SickKids. It’s Healthy and Happy Month at SickKids and we encourage you to visit their healthyandhappy.com website. >>>HAPPY, page 2

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Andrew Brown is an attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) patient who is being treated at The Hospital for Sick Children. Read our story on page 10.

Yorkwoods students getting musical opportunity Playing to Potential program expands

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Public School students will have the chance to participate in an intensive after-school musical program.

Launched at Parkdale Junior and Senior Public School in 2011, Sistema Toronto is expanding its Playing to Potential musical

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Happy, healthy children a worthwhile pursuit >>>from page 1 Along with the stories on the important work of SickKids in this edition, we’ve collected stories on a number of other community programs and efforts who also contribute to healthier happier children. It’s all to show how integral the important goals of SickKids are in our neighbourhoods, our community and, frankly, around the world. For The North York Mirror, it’s all about contributing to the building of better communities. And what a better place than to build a partnership with SickKids. Please read our editorial today (page 4), for more about SickKids and a list of some important SickKids resources – including links to an important game which brings child mental health issues to the forefront. For a collection of stories

we’ve published today across the city in Metroland Media Toronto’s nine newspapers – reaching nearly 500,000 doorsteps - please visit bit.ly/SickKidsedition Here at Metroland, we have a growing partnership with SickKids – and you’ll find on a monthly basis, we’ll be presenting a calendar of events in the community to benefit SickKids. Obviously keeping children healthy and happy isn’t a onemonth commitment, but needs to be a front-ofmind value in everything the community does. We’ll be there to help out. And we know you will be too. Enjoy today’s edition and as always, please give us your feedback.

Remembering Alistair Cynthia Hoy rests after giving blood at Jubilee United Church Friday afternoon during a blood drive in memory of her son, Alistair, who died of leukemia. Georgina Mopas takes blood from Marielle Demers during the third annual memorial blood drive. Zandra Dix sells baked goods at the event. Staff photos/Nick Perry

these community photos inspired by the goal of having happy, healthy children

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else,” she said. On Nov. 9, Sabir underwent an emergency caesarean section at Mount Sinai Hospital. She could only hold Arhum for a moment before the baby was whisked through an underground tunnel to SickKids. Arhum was born on a Friday and doctors performed open heart surgery on the infant on the following Monday. Sadly, the baby had to be resuscitated during the operation and twice again later in the critical care unit, where she was put on life support.

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rhum and Mahum Noor are spending an ordinary morning in their North York apartment. The little girls hug, play, watch TV, jump on their good-natured dad and style his hair and squeeze in a mild spat in their living room in the area east of Don Mills Road between Sheppard Avenue and York Mills Road. Mahum, 18 months, breaks down in despondent tears when her five-year-old sister does something she can’t do. Typical sisters. But life has been anything but typical for Arhum, who has been treated at The Hospital for Sick Children from the day she was born. While Mahum has been spared the serious medical conditions of her sister, she is also being treated at the hospital for kidney problems. Arhum’s parents, mom Asma Sabir and her husband Abdul Rehman, are natives of Pakistan who were living in Saudi Arabia when they were expecting their first child in 2007. Although Sabir’s pregnancy was seemingly normal, she wanted to return to Canada, where she had immigrated with her family at the age of 11, for the birth of her baby. Rehman remained in Saudi Arabia for his job as an industrial engineer and because he was not a Canadian citizen. About three weeks before the baby was due, Sabir was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Her doctor sent her for a biophysical test to make

This is SickKids and it is one of the best in the world and I’m not going anywhere else. – Asma Sabir

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Sisters Mahum, 18 months, left, and Arhum Noor, 5, have been treated at The Hospital for Sick Children.

The doctors said her heart has completely died so she was put on a machine to do her heart’s job. – Asma Sabir

sure the baby was healthy. Unfortunately, an ultrasound revealed the baby’s heart wasn’t fully developed. After further testing, the baby was diagnosed with pulmonary atresia with hypoplastic right ventricle, a serious defect that affects the artery carrying blood from the heart to the lungs. Sabir was told the baby would need an operation at birth, followed by two more

– when she became a toddler and again at about the age of seven. “I just cried and just hoped. As long as she stayed inside me, she would get oxygen from me so I hoped and I prayed, but she couldn’t stay in me forever,” Sabir said. Despite the strong support of Sabir’s parents, the diagnosis was that much more difficult for her because her husband was living thousands of kilometres away. At the same time, Sabir was thankful she had chosen to have her baby in Toronto, meaning their daughter could be cared for at SickKids. “This is SickKids and it is one of the best in the world and I’m not going anywhere

“The doctors said her heart has completely died so she was put on the machine to do her heart’s job,” Sabir said. “You see these big huge tubes coming out of this little baby’s chest.” In a three-way telephone call, Sabir and Rehman talked with a doctor about their baby girl’s health, even wondering whether to take her off life support since doctors didn’t know the extent of any brain damage and harm to other organs. The doctor suggested the distraught parents keep Arhum on life support for another day and said the baby was being put on the list for a heart transplant as a top priority. “I came home. I prayed. I said, ‘Don’t keep this decision in my hands.’ I said to God, ‘Let this be your decision.’ I prayed very sincerely,” Sabir said. That night, Sabir got word that a heart had become available. So, at six days old, Arhum

received the heart of a onemonth-old baby. Due to swelling and the size of the relatively large heart in the tiny girl, Arhum’s chest had to be kept open for a week following the operation. “I could see her heart beating,” said Sabir, adding the risk of infection was always present. Fortunately, Arhum began to recover and was able to come home in January. However, the following day, she was readmitted to SickKids for 10 days with fluid on her lungs. Later, when Arhum was stronger, she and Sabir travelled to Saudi Arabia to visit Rehman, who was not able to immigrate to Canada until July 2009. On one visit, when Arhum was about 18 months old, she needed medical care. With Rehman away on a business trip, Sabir took her daughter to two hospitals, which said they weren’t able to care for a toddler with such complex health concerns. A third hospital had the resources to treat her but demanded a deposit before doctors would examine the girl. A three-day stay in the hospital cost the family $3,000, making Sabir and Rehman even happier they were raising their daughter in Toronto with access to SickKids. The summer of 2011 brought difficult news for the family. Pregnant with Mahum,

Sabir and Rehman were told their unborn daughter had kidney problems that now require her being on antibiotics for two years. Meanwhile, when Arhum had her adenoids removed and the tissue was sent to the pathology department for testing, doctors discovered she had developed a post-transplant cancer in her nasal area. Fortunately, it was caught in its early stages. For four months, Arhum received a treatment of mild chemotherapy, which led to gall stones. She bounced back but was on drugs again last December when the cancer returned, again fortunately discovered in its early stages.

Thank you Canada, thank you Mount Sinai. thank you SickKids. – Abdul Rehman

Arhum has also been hospitalized, as recently as late last month, for pneumonia. Meanwhile, Rehman says that while he was initially reluctant to leave his wellpaying job in Saudi Arabia to come to Canada, a move that has left the family struggling financially, he has no regrets after the wonderful medical care his wife and daughters have received here. “Thank you Canada, thank you Mount Sinai, thank you SickKids hospital,” he said. “I feel I owe SickKids, I owe Canada. When I am able, I will give back. This is my first priority.”

history It all began way back in the spring of 1875, when a group of Toronto women led by Elizabeth McMaster rented an 11-room house in downtown Toronto for $320 a year, set up six iron cots and declared open a hospital “for the admission and treatment of all sick children.” – www.sickkids.ca

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child is registered in the emergency department at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) every nine minutes. That tells you how critical the work of SickKids is in your neighbourhood, the City of Toronto and beyond. May is Healthy and Happy Month at SickKids and the goal is to raise funds and awareness for childhood health issues. This year’s emphasis is an issue we often fear to talk about – children and mental health. It’s an essential conversation. Some 10 to 20 per cent of youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder. Now silently, repeat that number to yourself and reflect on what that means. Now remember only one in five children who needs mental health services actually receives them. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth. That shouldn’t be. Every child deserves to be our view healthy and happy. Please support children’s We must have health this month and visit two special websites set up by these essential SickKids: conversations www.healthyandhappy.com – May is the SickKids Healthy and Happy Month. This website offers many opportunities for interaction and discussion on any number of childhood illness topics, with an emphasis this year on child mental health. It’s a great place to start looking for mental health information. And there’s even a quiz on the website that visitors can take. www.aboutkidshealth.ca – This wonderful resource is essential for every parent. It’s a collection of health information from A-Z, along with news, stories and discussion of issues facing today’s youth. There are stories, video, instruction – and even a newsletter for you to sign up. You may not need parenting information. You know someone who does. Let them know about this site. SickKids is not a secret. More than 265,000 donors raised $111.7 million in 2012. You’ll find an impressive list of fundraising events in a calendar in today’s newspaper. Many events were initiated by community members. We are very fortunate to have SickKids as a resource. Between health services and the largest child health research facility on the country, we need to recognize this great resource and take advantage of its community outreach. As they would say at SickKids, every child deserves to be healthy and happy.

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onservatives in public life, among whom Mayor Ford must count himself, have two main jobs. The first is to promote those measures that advance conservatives’ principles, such as making government smaller or keeping taxes low. In this area the mayor has enjoyed some success, since he has slowed the growth of municipal government and expanded outsourcing. Conservatives’ second main task is to prevent the passage of legislation that is contrary to the cause. It is on this second front that the mayor is so incapable, as to turn what ought to be signature issues into triumphs for his adversaries. A key exhibit in what must be a long list of successes for his enemies is how the mayor handled the taxation methods for transit that came before the city’s Executive Committee. As a conservative, the mayor naturally wanted no part of any new tax. So he persuaded his Executive Committee to defer consideration to a date after

david soknacki beyond the headlines which the province’s transit agency would propose the taxes and be the villain. While he scored well on principles, the mayor’s lack of political skill promises to undo the deferral. Had the mayor cared to listen to advisors, he would have heard there was a sizable majority that wanted to debate the issue. Worse, his advisors must have said there was an appetite at council for funding transit. And he would have known that to lose control of this issue would mean council would almost certainly endorse new taxes without any input from the mayor. Although he didn’t have the strongest position, nevertheless the mayor did have options. Since he controlled the Executive Committee, he could have inserted his recommendations there, and then debate

them again at council. One idea, now being proposed by councillors from Scarborough, is to suggest new revenues be dedicated to fund a subway in Scarborough as the first project. Another resolution would be to make funding contingent on provincial support for subways. A third would be to make certain Toronto maintained control over parts of transit within its borders. If his resolutions were crafted carefully, the mayor could build credibility with his conservative base, attain the prospect of real funding for subways while having some fun with his adversaries. And, even if his resolutions lost, he could point to what he tried to achieve. Instead of using a difficult situation to move his agenda forward, the mayor acted as he did when he was a councillor. He protested against taxes. Unfortunately for his own perspective, his committee agreed. The backlash appeared immediately. In moments his

enemies had the votes to wrest control of transit funding away from the mayor’s executive committee. A short time thereafter the support built for his opponents so they had the luxury of deciding who would propose which resolutions for transit funding, and were calculating by how many votes each would be approved. The mayor is again left in irrelevance and near solitude. As usual, he says he relishes facing the electorate, based on his record that now includes another quixotic stand against taxes. But an examination of this behaviour shows the mayor could have had a much better result, one that would have encouraged financial responsibility at council, perhaps initiated the creation of another subway line, and which would have been more consistent with conservatism. David Soknacki is a former City of Toronto councillor and budget chief. Contact him at www.soknacki.com

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Annual Spring Fling Musical Concert Fundraiser WHEN: 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Willowdale United Church, 349 Kenneth Ave. CONTACT: Lina Posa, 416-225-2309, willowdaleunited@bellnet. ca COST: $15 Featuring musical hits from the 1950s, ’60s and gospel music. Paul Murphy, vocals. Refreshments.

Parkwoods U.C.W. Meeting WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Parkwoods United Church, 85 Parkwoods Village Dr. CONTACT: Rita Kent, 416-447-5519, www.parkwoodsunitedchurch.ca, office@parkwoodsunitedchurch.ca COST: Free-will offering Speaker is Ekua Asabea-Blair, CEO of The Massey Centre for Women.

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Gigantic Garage Sale WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. CONTACT: 416447-6846, www.jubileeunited.ca, admin@jubileeunited.ca COST: Free Asian Fusion Food Festival WHERE: Downsview Public Library, 2793 Keele St. CONTACT: Diana, 416-395-5720, doprograms@torontopubliclibrary.ca COST: Free Fair Trade Fair WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Donway Covenant United Church, 230 The Donway West CONTACT: Jaren McLeod, 416-444-8444, donwaycovenant.com, donwaycovenant@msn.com COST: Free Humber Summit Nature Walk WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Rowntree Mills Park, 2484 Islington Ave. CONTACT: Roland Lelaj, 416-

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Introduction To Humanistic Judaism WHEN: 10:15 a.m. WHERE: St. Andrew’s Jr. High School, 131 Fenn Ave. CONTACT: Roby Sadler, 416385-3910, roby@oraynu.org COST: Free Free E-Waste Recycling Drop-off WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. WHERE: The Toronto Heschel School, 819 Sheppard Ave. W. CONTACT: Daniel Abramson, 416-6351876, dabramson@torontoheschel. org COST: Free

Historical Film: Echoes From The Mellah WHEN: 7 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Congregation Darchei Noam, 864 Sheppard Ave. W. CONTACT: Andria Spindel, 416-409-3822, aspindel@rogers.com COST: $10 A Musical Evening with Israeli Star Mendy Cahan WHEN: 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Ave. CONTACT: Education Office, 416-487-3281, www.templesinai.net, education@templesinai.net COST: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

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Family and Friends MS Self-Help Group WHEN: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Bathurst/Lawrence area CONTACT: Lynn Laccohee, 416-967-3032, lynn. laccohee@mssociety.ca COST: Free

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Craft Sale at Sheridan Mall WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., sale goes to Friday WHERE: Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Ave. Proceeds go to Downsview Services for Seniors. Need help with your E-Reader? WHEN: 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Hillcrest Library, 5801 Leslie St. CONTACT: 416-395-5830 COST: Free Learn how to download e-books

from the Toronto Public Library. North York Senior Games: Pickleball Doubles WHEN: 6 to 10 p.m. WHERE: Mitchell Field Community Centre, 89 Church Ave. CONTACT: Merrie Lee, 416-233-6864, ardmer@hotmail.com COST: Free Florentine Altarpieces in the Early Renaissance WHEN: 7 to 8 p.m. WHERE: North York Central Library Auditorium, 5120 Yonge St. CONTACT: Elizabeth, 416-395-5639, http://www. torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail. jsp?Entt=RDM127962 COST: Free This talk celebrates the Florentine art exhibit being held at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Call to register. Silverthorn Symphonic Winds WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto, 210 Wilson Ave. CONTACT: 416-487-3281, www.templesinai.net, education@ templesinai.net COST: $10 Call or email to reserve.

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he problems started in daycare. Te a c h e r s n o t e d Andrew Brown was very active and couldn’t sit still. But his parents really started to notice something was different with their son when he began junior kindergarten. “We used to get phone calls almost every day,” said Andrew’s mom, Sandra, from her home near Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue. “From the teacher, the principal, the vice-principal. Andrew’s teacher was at her wits’ end, she couldn’t take it anymore.” A teacher had talked with the Browns about the possibility their son had attention deficit disorder (ADD), but he wouldn’t be seen by a child psychologist until age five. It was also suggested to the family Andrew enrol in a senior kindergarten intervention program (KIP) for students who have difficulty adjusting to school and offers extra support in following classroom routines and developing social skills and strengthening academic abilities.

He couldn’t keep friends, he didn’t get invited to birthday parties, he wouldn’t get invitations for play dates. – Sandra Brown

But Sandra wanted her son to attend a regular senior kindergarten program and turned down the suggestion. “He didn’t know how to deal with his frustration level,” she said, noting while other kids might walk around the class circle during carpet time, Andrew would walk through, not caring whom he stepped on or how disruptive he was. “He did very well with adults but not with children. He did not play well, he did not share well. If he lost at a

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Andrew Brown is an attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) patient at SickKids.

game he would throw a toy. He has a sister who is older and she would be the victim of his frustration. He couldn’t keep friends, he didn’t get invited to birthday parties, he wouldn’t get invitations for play dates.” At age five, the senior kindergarten student saw a doctor who ran a battery of tests and diagnosed the young boy with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression. “He had anxiety and depression because of the negative feedback he was getting and it was wearing him down,” Sandra said. “I realized I needed to get him help.” Though it was recommended Andrew take medication for his disorder, which affects how well someone can sit still, focus and pay attention, Sandra was fiercely opposed to the idea. She sought alternatives, which included taking him to a psychologist, attending parenting classes and changing Andrew’s diet, all which helped, but ultimately wasn’t enough. “If he was lucky enough to get a birthday invitation I had to be there and follow him around,” she said. “I studied, I read books, we had therapy for the family. Then I started studying my son.” Andrew’s teacher created a

communication book for him, noting his behaviour and the times of day he seemed to experience the biggest problems.

If I didn’t take (medication), I would be side-tracked easily, I wouldn’t be able to focus. – Andrew Brown

“I would read the reports and look for patterns,” Sandra said. “The mornings were better and before he ate were tougher. He had huge problems in the schoolyard. He would get angry and throw balls. The teacher had to stay close to him and anticipate problems before they arrived.” At age nine, Sandra took her son to the Hospital for Sick Children, where he was once again diagnosed with ADHD. But this time, Sandra relented on her medication stance. “Four years had gone by, things were not improving, there were tons of calls from the school, we exhausted all other options,” she said. “Medication was the last resort.” But two months after starting the medication, Sandra didn’t like the side effects Andrew was experiencing – trouble falling asleep at night

and loss of appetite – and took him off. After six months and repeated feedback of his serious issues at school, Andrew was put on a different medication, and while side effects continued, Sandra felt this time the positives outweighed the negatives. Andrew, who once had his own desk in the principal’s office where he would often find himself eating lunch, is now a Grade 11 honour roll student who made a fresh start upon entering high school. After attending junior and senior kindergarten in Toronto, the family moved to Mississauga for a number of years before coming back to the city when Andrew was in Grade 9. “When I was in grades 7 and 8 I slowly changed but kids still didn’t like me,” Andrew said. “Once I started high school I made a lot of great friends.” An avid squash player, Andrew credits the medication Dexedrine Spansule with helping him focus during school and in life. “If I didn’t take it, I would be side-tracked easily, I wouldn’t be able to focus, I would keep re-reading one sentence,” said the articulate young man, adding he might wean himself off the drug at some point, but not anytime soon. Still a SickKids patient, Andrew attends the hospital every three months for appointments with nurse practitioner Anna Skyba. “We talk about how school is going, how I feel on the medication,” he said. “The medication is good at settling me down.” If there’s one message Sandra wants to get across, is parents can’t give up on their kids. “We can’t stop fighting for our children,” she said, adding her youngest child, age eight, was recently diagnosed with ADHD. “We have to be their advocate. We can’t say we’re too exhausted, we don’t have time for this. It’s not his fault he has ADHD. It’s hereditary. I was hyper as a kid, I had reading difficulties, and I ended up majoring in literature and

have a master’s in education. Parents must never give up on their child and continue to push the school system...Go to the doctor, look at options. Take matters into your own hands. Read books, go to parenting classes, change your child’s diet. I’m still not keen on medication, but that being said, medication for Andrew is absolutely necessary.”

He didn’t like open spaces, he liked smaller spaces. At home he was worried about his parents’ safety. – Anna Skyba

When Andrew first attended SickKids, the primary concern was his aggression, Skyba said. “He was easily overstimulated,” she said. “He didn’t like open spaces, he liked smaller spaces. At home he was worried about his parents’ safety, causing him anxiety. That part really settled with the medication, but his aggression continued but wasn’t as severe. What’s so interesting with him was his significant change in attitude and behaviour in grades 7 and 8. I asked him about it the last time he was here in January. He said he knew Grade 8 was important because he wanted a solid academic foundation for high school. He was maturing, and with him, his maturity was amazing.” Children with suspected ADHD are assessed by SickKids’ neuropsychiatry team, which consists of diagnostic interviews with parents and teachers, as well as evaluation of the child’s cognitive and language abilities, and the emotional factors affecting the child and family. Children who meet criteria for ADHD have the option of coming to the medication follow-up clinic. Skyba keeps a poster on her wall of famous people who have ADHD, such as Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Babe Ruth and Will Smith to show kids they aren’t alone. “They don’t want to feel differently,” she said.

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What is ADHD? Dr. Russell Schachar, SickKids psychiatrist and senior scientist in neurosciences and mental health, said ADHD is a cluster of behavioural symptoms focusing on restlessness, attentiveness and impulsiveness. “It’s a common phenomenon,” he said. “Four per cent of individuals would meet the criteria and it’s more common in boys three or four to one. It tends to start early in life and peaks around eight or nine. The pattern is consistent and 50 per cent continue on (with the disorder) into adulthood. Inattentiveness persists the most.” Those with ADHD tend to suffer from a variety of concerns, including head injuries and burns, and are more likely to drop out of school permanently and are at a small increased risk for substance abuse in adolescence, he said. “It’s not clear if people outgrow the criteria or if they really outgrow the manifestations,” said Schachar, who is also TD Bank Financial Group chair in child and adolescent psychiatry. “Some people can’t pay attention and can’t concentrate, and will argue they are still impaired, but still won’t have a formal diagnosis. Medication is a very common treatment.” He suggests parents can benefit from training courses to help their kids, devising plans with the school to help their child stay on task and attend the clinic at SickKids, which will work with parents and kids directly. As for ADHD misconceptions, Schachar said behaviour is often dismissed as normal for that age, and in a way it is, he said. “There isn’t a child that doesn’t sometimes gets restless or inattentive, but when they exhibit that behaviour through a lifetime of consistency at home, school, in social situations, it’s a concern, and can occur in the absence of learning problems,” he said.


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Investigation of Flooding and Stormwater Management – Jane Street and Sheppard Ave Area (Areas 13 & 15) Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study – Notice of Public Information Centre # 2 Please join us at our second Public Information Centre to learn about the options considered and solutions recommended to help prevent future basement and surface flooding and also improve stormwater runoff quality in the two study areas.You will have an opportunity to view displays, speak one-on-one with project staff, and tell us what you think about the recommended solutions. Drop-in anytime between 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the date and location noted below. We look forward to seeing you there. Details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013 Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: St. Stephen Church - Basement 2259 Jane St. (north of Wilson Ave.) Background Areas 13 and 15, located in the Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue West area, have experienced basement and surface flooding during extreme storm events in the past. As a result, the City of Toronto began a Schedule B, Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study in November 2011 to investigate the causes of flooding and identify solutions to reduce the risk of future flooding in both study areas. Solutions to improve the quality of the stormwater runoff discharging to Black Creek have also been identified as part of the study. We would like to hear from you If you are unable to attend the Public Information Centre but would like to be provided with information or would like to be added to the study mailing list, please contact: Mae Lee (Rigmea), Senior Public Consultation Coordinator Metro Hall, 19th Fl., 55 John St., Toronto, ON M5V 3C6 Tel: 416-392-8210, Fax: 416-392-2974, TTY: 416-338-0889 E-mail: rigmea_lee@toronto.ca Visit: toronto.ca/involved/projects

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MAY 2: FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE Fight for Independence is a charity boxing tournament featuring great food, drinks and music that supports SickKids and Nazareth House. http://www.fightforindependence.com/ MAY 3: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN COOK The sixth annual ‘So You Think You Can Cook’ Fiddlehead Culinary Challenge pits three executive chefs against one another to see who can create the best fiddlehead appetizer, main or dessert. The event is in memory of SickKids patient Miranda Bauer and supports rhabdomyosarcoma research at the hospital. http://www.norcliff.com/cooking-contest/2013-culinary-competition/ MAY 5: GOODLIFE FITNESS TORONTO MARATHON Participants in the Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon can run in support of SickKids and collect donations to help change child health. Register at http://www.torontomarathon.com/ MAY 6–13: COPS CYCLE FOR KIDS A team of pollice officers from 31 division will be cycling from SickKids to Boston Children’s Hospital to raise funds for the opthalmology clinic renovation and the creative arts program at SickKids. MAY 9–20: UNICYCLE TOUR A group of 3 cyclists will be riding unicycles and bicycles from downtown Montreal, ending at City Hall in Toronto in support of SickKids. http://www.facebook.com/events/157199994426966/ MAY 11: SOUTH ASIAN HERITAGE DAY AT THE ROM AND MEAGAN’S WALK A celebration of South Asian Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum that features additional exhibits displaying South Asian musical and dance performances, art, cultural artifacts, crafts, and storytelling. www.southasianheritageday.com An annual 5 km walk in memory of Meagan Bebenek to raise funds for awareness, research and treatment of paediatric brain tumours at SickKids. www.meaganswalk.com MAY 12: SPORTING LIFE 10K Participants in the Sporting Life 10K can run in support of SickKids and collect donations to help change child health. www.run.sportinglife10k.ca MAY 25: BELTLINE LEMONADE STAND A Healthy and Happy lemonade stand (and doggie treat station) for walkers, joggers, cyclists and four-legged creatures enjoying the beautiful Kay Gardner Beltline Trail.

To register your own fundraising event in support of SickKids, visit www.sickkidsfoundation.com/events

revved up at st. raphaeL: Top row: Emmanuel Rago, right, Tony Serro and Luca Serro stretch during St. Raphael Catholic School’s Family Fitness Night last Wednesday; Matthew Marchese, left, and his mother Angela learn cardio-pulmonary resuscitation from Sabrina Iannicca; Chiara Vona, right, participates in a yoga class. At left, Sandra Argueta, left, and her daughter Angely work out. The evening’s purpose was to promote an appreciation of an active and healthy lifestyle that all family members can take part in. Photos/Peter C. Mccusker

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Christmas fundraiser a shining example of charity FANNIE SUNSHINE fsunshine@insidetoronto.com Though their daughter is well into adulthood, Pat and Amatore De Sario continue to support the hospital that cared for her years ago when she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. This past December marked the 13th year the family has decorated their Benjamin

Boake Trail home with thousands of lights and about a dozen inflatable decorations for Christmas, which serves as a fundraiser for The Hospital for Sick Children. With more than $100,000 raised for the hospital, there are no plans to stop with the annual tradition, which draws curious onlookers from the neighbourhood and outside the city, Pat said.

“We just took down everything,” she said in a late April interview. “We store the lights and decorations wherever we can. Around Thanksgiving we start putting it up. Sometimes we spend eight hours a day, 12 hours a day, it just depends.” While it’s impossible to say just how many lights adorn the home – “Everyone asks that question,” she said – inflatable decorations such as Mickey

Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Snoopy can be found on the lawn and roof. “I always look forward to decorating the roof,” Pat said when asked if she had a favourite decoration. “It’s the showcase of it all. We do it differently every year.” The house is typically lit from late November to early January, and a collection box is put out front with a write

up about the fundraiser, Pat said. “If we are still healthy, we will continue to do it every year,” she said, adding the family hand delivers the donations to the hospital in the new year. Although the De Sarios have a personal connection to SickKids, that’s not the only reason they hold the annual fundraiser, she said.

“A lot of kids are in need of help,” she said. “If it wasn’t for SickKids, a lot of kids wouldn’t be helped. Our fundraiser is with Christmas and Christmas is mostly for children. It’s our way of helping the children.” Visit us online for more SickKids stories from across Toronto, including a photo essay and video: bit.ly/SickKidsedition

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ptician Monia Janamian took the stylish eyeglasses out of their case and carefully slipped the arms over Ryan Robinson’s ears. “It’s going to be a whole different world for you,” she said. “How does the world look to you?” Twelve-year-old Ryan scanned the classroom in the basement of Amesbury Middle this School on community Gracefield story Avenue, inspired by northwest the goal of Keele of having Street and happy, Lawrence healthy Avenue. children “It’s way clearer,” the Grade 7 student replied. Because he struggles to see both close up and far away, Ryan is looking forward to seeing the world much more sharply, thanks to the glasses he received for free through a program called the Gift of Sight and Sound. “Now that my eyes are not really that good, it’s a really good opportunity. If you can’t afford (to buy prescription glasses), it’s a good opportunity,” he said. “It feels a lot better. I could see everything, it was clear. I could finally read (material posted around the class-

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It’s a whole new world for Amesbury Middle School student Ryan Robinson, 12, after he received his first pair of glasses at the school last month, thanks to the Toronto Foundation for Student Success and Clearly Contacts.

room). I just want to say thank you for the opportunity.” An initiative of the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, a charitable organization of the Toronto District School Board offering a number of student programs to remove barriers to learning, the Gift of Sight and Sound provides grades 5 and 7 students and selected other children with vision and hearing checks, appointments with optometrists and doctors and free glasses if needed. “What it really means is academic success. If you can’t see and can’t hear, you can’t

learn,” said foundation development manager Shannon Quesnelle, adding children with undiagnosed vision and hearing problems are more likely to drop out of school. While Ontario children up to the age of 19 are entitled to free yearly vision tests, parents must pay for prescription glasses. As a result, many parents struggling financially forgo even getting their kids’ eyes checked, said Tenzin Ngodup, program manager of clinics with the foundation. “Eyeglasses are very expensive. The minimum is $200 and parents have no options.

So many parents don’t take their children to the optometrist because they have no solutions,” he said. Under the program, students from more than 100 schools in priority areas go to Amesbury student Calvin John has measurements taken and his eyes tested at the school before receiving his first pair of glasses.

central schools to have their eyes tested and pick up their glasses. Amesbury is the central school for North York. More than 2,000 pairs of glasses a year are distributed free to students, courtesy of

Clearly Contacts, which provides a good variety of styles for children to choose from, Quesnelle said. The optometry clinics are managed by international medical graduates, who are able to gain valuable Canadian health care experience as they work towards becoming physicians here. A couple of classrooms away from Ryan, Calvin John is getting ready to have his eyes tested. The Grade 5 student from General Mercer Junior Public School is an avid reader, but vision problems result in him skipping over words and lines, making comprehension difficult. Last year, he saw an optometrist, who suggested his mother buy him reading glasses from a drug store because she didn’t have insurance for prescription glasses. Calvin is pleased the program will supply him with his first pair of prescription glasses. “I might even get better grades,” he said. Calvin isn’t sure what he wants to be when he grows up – “I don’t have that covered yet” – but said proper vision is important for any job. For more information on the Gift of Sight and Sound program, visit http://studentsuccess.ca/our-programs/sightand-sound

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ipping on a chocolate milk in the foyer of North York’s C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute last week, Jason Fleet says he comes to the daily Feeding Our Future breakfast program for a healthy start to his school day. Surveying the offerings of free apples, bananas, orange slices and grilled cheese sandwiches, the Grade 12 student said he has friends who would go hungry if not for the program at the Jane and Finch-area school because their parents are struggling financially. “That is a very real possibility,” he said. “Growing up, for a good portion of my life, I’ve seen a lot of kids come past on the breakfast program and grab one of everything and tell me, ‘I don’t have anything to eat at home.’” Breakfast items change daily and can include fruit, toast, pancakes, yogurt, carrots and turkey bacon. Having a healthy breakfast

“definitely, definitely” helps students perform better at school, Fleet said. “I see my friends at school. I see it improve their energy levels,” he said. “It’s healthy and gives that boost of energy needed to kick-start the day and make it to lunch.” In about this community 1 0 s c h o o l s, Feeding Our story inspired by Future is an initiative of the goal the Toronto of having Foundation happy, for Student healthy Success, a children charitable organization of the Toronto District School Board that provides programs to help students overcome barriers to learning. Feeding Our Future is available to all students in the schools where it runs regardless of their family’s financial status. In those schools, students’ grades, scores on standardized tests and attendance levels have shot up, according to Mena

It’s healthy and gives that boost of energy needed to kick-start the day and make it to lunch. – Jason Fleet

Paternostro, co-ordinator of the board’s nutrition program. Organizers of a Feeding Our Future program at Don Mills Collegiate Institute, in the area of Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue, discovered students were taking food out to feed their younger siblings, foundation development manager Shannon Quesnelle said. People tend to support feeding younger children but unfairly question the need for high school students, she said. “People think high school kids should take care of themselves,” she said, adding that’s an unfair burden to put on teenagers. Jefferys principal Monday Gala describes the daily atmosphere at the breakfast program as a “watering hole” where he

has a chance to check in with students, who often share experiences with him they may not otherwise. While Gala acknowledged high school students are capable of getting their own breakfast, he argued teenagers often make poor food choices. “As an educator and parent, that (telling teenagers to eat a healthy breakfast) is easier said than done,” he said. When Feeding Our Future started at Jefferys, students turned up their noses at selections of fruit and questioned why they couldn’t have white bread rather than whole wheat, he said. It wasn’t long before that initially shunned bowl of apples was gobbled up, he said. “I was blown away. It (having Feeding Our Future) is almost like a no-brainer. You expect performance to go up, but when it does, you are almost humbled by it,” he said. For details on Feeding Our Future, visit http://studentsuccess.ca/our-programs/studentnutrition-programs

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Jaime and Alexandra’s Lemonade Stand to help the homeless scheduled for May 5 JUSTIN SKINNER jskinner@insidetoronto.com What started out as a random act of kindness five years ago has evolved into two sisters’ quest to help those living on the street. Jaime Eckler was leaving a basketball game with her father when she spotted a homeless man and asked her dad where his family was and where he lived. Once her father explained the reality of the situation, she gave him an apple. That simple act laid the spark for Jaime and Alexandra’s Lemonade Stand, an annual fundraiser that has raised some $13,000 for homeless support agencies. “I didn’t know about (the plight of the homeless) and I wanted to help them,” Jaime said. “We heard about a lemonade stand that another girl, Amanda Belzowski, started up and she really influenced us.” Jaime, now eight, was soon joined by younger sister Alexandra, six. The two have organized and hosted four

events, starting out with a lemonade stand and puppet show at the end of their driveway, then adding an art show component and moving the event to nearby Woburn Park. Last year’s event grew to include a carnival and brought out the largest crowd yet. This year, Jaime and Alexandra’s Lemonade Stand will take place at Beth David Synagogue and will include a photography exhibit, with the pictures taken by Jaime and Alexandra’s classmates at the Montessori Jewish Day School. The Eckler girls love taking photos, with Jaime gravitating toward nature shots and Alexandra enjoying taking snapshots of flowers. The pictures have been professionally mounted and will be sold off at the Lemonade Stand. While the girls’ fundraising efforts are admirable, they have not limited themselves to simply handing over cheques. “When Jaime was feeling what she was feeling about the homeless

man she saw, we did some research and that’s when we learned about Amanda Belzowski and about some of the charities in the city,” said the girls’ mother, Sharon Zohar. “A couple of years ago, the girls went down to Eva’s Initiatives and worked with homeless youth to create recycled art.” Jaime and Alexandra’s Lemonade Stand supports charities on a rotating basis, raising funds for Raising the Roof for its first two years, Eva’s Initiatives in years 3 and 4 and moving on to Ve’ahavta this year. In addition to the photography show and sale, music and carnival games, there will be a raffle and auction to help raise money, ensuring the exhibit has something for everyone, including some old favourites held over from the event’s first year. Jaime and Alexandra’s Lemonade Stand will take place at Beth David Synagogue, 55 Yeomans Rd., from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5.

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Future expansion is possible >>>from page 1 the free program will run four days a week at Yorkwoods for two and a half hours at a time. Students in grades 1 to 5 will each work with professional artists and teachers, and after three years will have received the equivalent of more than 1,000 hours of musical experience. “We decided to grow the program from the very beginning,” said executive and artistic director David Visentin. As of yesterday, Yorkwoods students can fill out an application for the Playing to Potential program and selection will be based on a lottery system and in discussion with teachers, he said. “The program will run 38 weeks a year and each student will receive 400 hours of music instruction a year,” Visentin said. Students work in three primary areas: instrumental, choir and per-

cussion. Following a similar model in Parkdale, students will try their hand at violin, viola, cello, double bass and, new for the fall at Yorkwoods, winds and brass instruments, he said. “We will be in their lives for as long as we can possibly arrange it,” he said when asked how long the program will run. “We describe ourselves as a social program through the pursuit of musical excellence. You learn how to work as a team, how to help each other. It builds community and links for families, improves hope, academics, self-regulation. It’s all transferable to interactions with family and school work.” Visentin said Sistema Toronto has been working with the Toronto District School Board to identify schools that would benefit from the Playing to Potential program.

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0 ALL DECKS built in 1 day. Highest quality. Spring discount! Free design and estimates. Call Mike 416-738-7752 www.griffindecks.ca

Masonry & Concrete BRICK, BLOCK & NATURAL STONEWORK Chimneys, Tuck Pointing, Brick, Concrete Windowsills and Much More! For Free Estimate Call Peter: 647-333-0384 www. stardustconstruction .com

Brick, blocks, stonework, chimney’s, tusk pointing, porches, flagstone, window sills. All masonry work. For free estimates call Roman 416-684-4324 www.fadom constructioninc. com

Moving & Storage

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Flooring & Carpeting

HARDWOOD FLOOR Specialists. Installations, Resanding, Stains. For estimate call Jim 416-284-6243 or 416-561-9502

TAI HARDWOOD Flooring. New floors installed. Old floors refinished. Fast, friendly service. Low prices. Free estimates. Call Tai: 416-816-5322

NESO FLOORING Carpet installation starting from $1.29/ sq.ft. Hardwood, laminate at low prices. 26 yrs experience. Free Estimates. Best Price! 647-400-8198

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Landscaping, Lawn Care, Supplies

Professional Repairs of all brands of: Refrigeration, Stoves, Dishwashers, Washers, Dryers, Air Conditioning, & Heating. Free Estimates. Warranty, Credit cards accepted. Seniors discount. 416-616-0388

CEDAR TREES for Privacy Hedging. 2- 8ft tall. Planting & delivery included. Hedge removal. 647-235-5644

Delivery questions?

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GARAGE SALES OFFICE FURNITURE FOR SALE Monday, May 6th 9am to 9pm 50 East Beaver Creek, Richmond Hill Approx. 60 used desks Chairs Storage Cages For more information email fduncan@insidetoronto.com

CONTENTS SALE 265 Greenfield Ave. (Shepherd/ Willowdale Ave.) Sat. May 4th. 8am-2pm Furniture, pictures, end tables, lawn furniture, household items.

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE! Large variety. Too much to mention. Saturday, May 4th 10am-2pm. James Foxway townhouses parking lot (off of Bayview just south of Finch) No early birds.

GARAGE SALE

37 Hollyberry Trail (Don Mills/Steeles) Saturday, May 4th 8am Nearly new clothing, furniture, sports equipment, toys & much more.

Sat., May 4th Sun., May 5th 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 24 Skyview Cres. (Off Don Mills/ S. of Sheppard) Furniture, baby items, household, toys, clothing.

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE!

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ROOFING

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LAWN MOWING

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Robert McGill Lawn Cutting Service

SALE

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1969

DRAPES & UPHOLSTERY

416-615-0995

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ROOF

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416-626-0777

PLUMBING

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R&Z PLUMBING & HEATING BEST RATES AND SERVICE IN TOWN

Replacement & Repairs Faucets, Sinks, Pipes, Drains Etc. Furnace, A/C, Water Heater, Gas 28 Years Experience • 24/7

416.661.9393

Metro License #PH23521

Jacob Tree Service

est. 1997

• Tree & Shrub Removals • Pruning • Planting Landscape Design • FREE ESTIMATES

★ Shingles ★ Flat Roof ★ Eavestrough ★ Soft Facia ★ Repairs

Best Work for the Best Price!

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WASTE REMOVAL WASTE DISPOSAL

Junk Removal. Low cost bin rentals. Tree & household waste disposal. Residential & Commercial Spring cleanup. Friendly service. www.metroeastdisposal.com

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ROOFERS “R” US INC.

Master Lic.# 20557

Air Con. From $1450 installed! BEST PRICES IN TOWN!!!

Plus 22pt. Check List Carbon Monoxide CO Levels $

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A IDEAL ROOFING INC.

PAVING COMPANY

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