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Duran opens Scarborough jazz fest MIKE ADLER firstname.lastname@example.org The music and experiences performers are bringing to the Scarborough Town Jazz Festival this weekend are diverse as the area itself. Quisha Wint has travelled the world and sung back up for Maestro, Jacksoul and another, stranger icon of Canadian music, William Shatner. “He doesn’t look his age at all,” said Wint, who opened the Junos by singing with the ex-starship captain this year. Pressed into singing at age six in the East Toronto Church of God, Wint hadn’t known what to do when the congregation called for an encore. At 18, she got her first gig at a hotel in Seoul, South Korea. From there, she continued to Jakarta, Indonesia, then Macao, the United States and the Caribbean.
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SECOND ANNUAL FESTIVAL Wint is one of many taking the stage at the second annual festival at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, which has partnered with Scarborough Summerfest, three days of cultural programming the centre arranged. Both festivals start on the grounds of the building, Burrows Hall Park, on Friday. The opening gala starting in the P.C. Ho Theatre at 7 p.m. is the only event of the weekend requiring tickets, which are $15. Besides cultural dance and drumming, the gala features Hilario Duran, the Cuban jazz pianist who formed the group Los D’Siempre in 1970, and later joined Arturo Sandoval’s band and worked with Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nation Orchestra. From 1998, Duran, nominated for two Juno awards and a Grammy, has
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Quisha Wint, left, Chelsea Stewart and Lester McLean are among the performers taking part in the Scarborough Town Jazz Festival, which opens today, at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.
worked in Toronto as a solo artist. The remainder of the combined festivals, where Sheppard Avenue meets Progress Avenue, is free, with musical performances from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today; 4 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow; and 2 to 8:45 p.m. Sunday. The first-ever Summerfest, which
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includes displays of martial arts, ethnic foods and children’s activities runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Performer and Scarborough resident Lester McLean hopes after the tragic Danzig Street shooting last month, the festival “give @SCMirror
Scarborough the lift that it needs” and build the image of a place where people are comfortable raising their children. The jazz festival, which played to disappointing crowds outside the centre last year, will evolve once the word gets out, predicted >>>SCARBOROUGH, page 18
It’s a taste of the other Danforth, Scarborough’s Danforth. And while another Danforth Avenue festival this weekend may draw larger crowds, merchants and residents along the street east of Victoria Park Avenue have found a way this Saturday to show what their neighbourhood does best. In an area with body shops, mechanics, used car lots and auto parts stores, Wheels on the Danforth is their answer. The classic car show with 15 judged categories is this year’s addition to the Fun in the Park family festival presented by the Crossroads of the Danforth Business Improvement Area. “We’re hoping to have well over 200 vehicles on the street,” said Liane Murillo, the festival co-ordinator. “There’s going to be such a variety of vehicles, it’s going to be amazing.” Certainly, anyone who wants to check out, say, a 1930 street rod Chevrolet sports coupe, a 1958 Dodge Crusader or a 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 is in luck Saturday. In Oakridge Park east of Byng Avenue, centre of the family activities, “Odessa’s Mater” - an old truck refurbished by an Eastern Ontario >>>FESTIVAL, page 18
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Emergency services responds to Danzig critics Number of residents say wounded in mass shooting had long wait for medical treatment ANDREW PALAMARCHUK firstname.lastname@example.org
hen paramedics arrived to the Danzig Street mass shooting, they were met with dozens of people needing help. “There was a crush of people to the extent that they couldn’t immediately open the doors to the ambulance with all the people up against it,” deputy EMS chief Garrie Wright said. “When they stepped out of the ambulance, there were people saying ‘Help me, help me,’ trying to pull them in every direction. It was dark. It was difficult to see where the injured were or who the injured were. They still weren’t sure if there was an active shooting, someone with a gun still shooting in the area.” The first ambulance crew arrived within seven minutes of the shooting and began triage, identifying and categorizing the wounded. Wright was the most senior EMS official at the scene of the July 16 incident which took the life of 14-year-old Scarborough girl Shyanne Charles and 23-yearold Ajax resident Joshua Yasay. Another 23 people had suffered gunshot wounds as a result of the incident. “I have been working here for 32 years. I’ve never seen anything like this before,” he said. “We had
25 people shot in one location. It was unique for us.” Within minutes of the call, seven ambulances were dispatched to the scene. Another seven ambulances, including three from neighbouring York and Durham regions, were dispatched a short time later. An ambulance bus also attended. Paramedics transported 16 patients to hospital. Charles and Yasay, were pronounced dead at the scene. The other seven shooting victims made their own way to hospital. “In these sort of situations, we don’t want to overwhelm one hospital so we try to spread them out,” Wright said. “The initial group of serious patients went to Sunnybrook and then we sent one patient down to St. Michael’s.” The less seriously injured went to the three hospitals in Scarborough: Rouge Valley Centenary, The Scarborough Hospital’s Birchmount campus and The Scarborough Hospital’s General campus. “While all this was going on, we were still having a busy night looking after the community with our regular calls,” Wright said. “Was it tight in the rest of the city? Absolutely it was tight, but our crews went through and we dealt with the calls as they came in.” In the wake of the shooting, a number of Danzig residents said it took too long for paramedics to get to the wounded.
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Toronto paramedics examine a woman’s gun shot wound to the thigh while treating victims of the shooting on Danzig Street on July 16 which killed a 14-year-old girl, a 23-year-old man and wounded 23 others. A number of Danzig residents said the response to treating the wounded at the incident by city emergency workers was slow.
Phil Farquharson had said two women were performing CPR on Charles for 20 minutes before paramedics took over. Melissa Warren-Paul had said it took paramedics 30 to 40 minutes to get to a 15-year-old girl who had a gunshot wound to the arm. The girl was waiting for treatment in Warren-Paul’s home. Cheryl, who didn’t want her last name published, had said she took a teen with multiple gunshot wounds into her home and called 911, but was put on hold for 20 minutes. She said paramedics arrived 50 minutes after her initial call. “I can imagine for those people that every minute felt like an hour, and I can see where it felt
like 20 minutes, 30 minutes,” Wright said. “In this particular scene, I don’t know yet how long it took to get around to each and every patient...The paramedics were going at it in a very systematic approach, so we would get the sickest people and they’d get attention first and the less ill would be taken later on.” Paramedics deal with mass casualty incidents by putting the focus on those who survive, Wright said. “We focus on the people who survived because of our actions. There is the loss of life, but as paramedics we resolve it by knowing that we did everything possible right away for those people and there was nothing more that could be done.”
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An EMS staff psychologist has been in touch with the crews that arrived first at Danzig. “I’m not aware of any issues,” Wright said. “They’re true professionals. They’re back for their next shift.” There were 37 paramedics at the Danzig scene. Behind the scenes, at EMS headquarters, a dozen emergency medical dispatchers co-ordinated ambulance crew movements and kept in touch with hospitals. EMS officials continue to review and dissect the incident in an effort to learn from it, he said. “Our sympathies go out to the families who lost loved ones during that event. I know the paramedics were very moved on the scene by the loss of life.”
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s the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games wind down this weekend, millions have tuned in to watch the top amateur athletes around the world compete in their respective sports. For many, it instilled a sense of national pride as the athletes strived for gold. We rooted for our hometown heroes, including Justyn Warner from Scarborough, Daniel Nestor from North York and Britany MacLean from Etobicoke, whom we featured in our newspapers. We cheered when they achieved success. We felt their disappointment our view when they fell short of their goals. The end of the Games should not Promote spell the end of our appreciation for our athletes and amateur sports. interest in Locally, more can be done to prosport among mote a stronger interest in sports, youngsters especially among youngsters. City council took a step in the wrong direction earlier this year when it considered raising permit fees by 21 per cent for use of city parks and arenas to bring in new revenue. Amateur sports leagues balked at the plan, forcing council to back off for this year. Philip Doi, coach of the Scarborough Stingers major mosquito baseball team, voiced his displeasure. “The increased costs will hurt all families. But it’s the kids from disadvantaged neighbourhoods and single-parent families from all corners of our community who will suffer most,” he said. The Etobicoke Girls Softball League learned it would cost its 125-player organization nearly $10,000 in playing field permit fees this year if the plan went through. The value young people can get from positive sports participation is immense, especially as the city deals with increased gun violence this summer. Residents can do their part by volunteering in summer and winter sports leagues. Often, the lack of volunteers has as much to do with the success of an organization as the funding of the league itself. For now, let’s continue to cheer our Canadian Olympic athletes in London, but let’s also remember that the success of those athletes begins with the support they received from their families and the larger community they grew up in. Closer to home, we can show that support by taking in the Ontario Summer Games from Aug. 16 to 19 in Toronto where more than 2,500 young athletes from across the province will be competing in 21 sports. Visit the Ontario Summer Games website at www. ontariosummergames.ca for more details. Toronto Community News is a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd. The Mirror is a member of the Ontario Press Council. Visit ontpress.com newsroom
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To the editor: Re: ‘Omar Khardr using the Canadian flag for his convenience,’ Letters, July 26. First, Canada is not a flag of choice for Omar Khadr. He was born here and holds citizenship by right of that birth. Second, it’s parents who are responsible for their children, not children who are responsible for their parents. When your parents take you somewhere, you go. It was his parent’s fault he was in Afghanistan. Third, the nation we share has signed onto several international agreements with respect to children and war. We as a nation have the duty and responsibility to live up to those agreements. Fourth, as a Canadian citizen, Khadr has the same rights to protection by our government as every other Canadian. Finally, there is no proof that would stand up in a Canadian court that Khadr is guilty of anything. His treatment by our government is a national disgrace. Gary Dale
Walking your way to your Summer Olympic dreams
’ve enjoyed the Summer Olympics immensely. The only frustration is the five-hour time difference between Toronto and London. The majority of my TV viewing is at night, so that means most of what I see is on tape. Already knowing the results takes some of the fun out of it. That’s where viewing ingenuity comes into play. There is a way to catch the Olympics when you’d rather be out soaking up the rays. Every convenience store seems to have a TV and the Games have been blaring away inside since the opening ceremonies. So I tailor my morning strolls around them. Every mile or so, I just pop in for an update. On the civic holiday, Monday, the timing worked out perfectly. Gymnastics is one of my favourite Olympic events and in the first store I entered, the men’s rings was just beginning. The lady behind the counter was riv-
eted to her set, smiling away as she looked on and then suddenly let out a groan. “What happened?” I asked. “Good form, great execution, but he didn’t stick the landing,” she sighed. Oh, well. It happens. I bid her adieu and 20 minutes later checked out another store that also had on the men’s rings. The guy working there was gazing excitedly at his TV and then shook his head. “Good form, great execution, but he didn’t stick the landing,” he lamented. Too bad. I continued my journey and in the subsequent store the women’s uneven bars was now centre
stage. The man operating the cash register was cheering away as I walked in and then he threw up his hands. “Good form, great execution, but she didn’t stick the landing,” he moaned. Hmm. Not sticking the landing appeared to be contagious. So I crossed the street to try and change my luck. Women’s uneven bars was on in the next store, too. As I came in, the cashier was just turning her back to the screen in dismay. “Great form, great execution, but she didn’t stick the landing,” she moaned. I decided to walk the last four miles non-stop, drop in to the convenience store around the corner from my place, catch the men’s vault and then call it a morning. As I was about to step inside, the store owner came out from behind the counter mumbling, “Good form, great execution, but he didn’t stick the landing.” I was feeling like a real
jinx at this point, so I told her I had to go. At that moment two kids racing each other on skateboards came heading straight at me. I nimbly sidestepped the first, twisted gracefully to avoid the next, cartwheeled over a poodle and did a somersault onto the top of a recycling bin. “Unbelievable form, fantastic execution and you really, really stuck the landing,” the store owner shouted, then hugged me and handed me a bouquet. A crowd that had gathered applauded wildly. The kids on the skateboards and the poodle serenaded me with O Canada. And Stephen Harper and Justin Bieber sent me Tweets as I waved and blew kisses to all. n Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. His column appears every Friday. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thunder rolls into semifinals The defending Ontario Varsity Football League (OVFL) champion Toronto Thunder, based out of Scarborough, are one win away from a return trip to the playoff championship game. They can accomplish that with a semifinal win tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Scarborough’s Birchmount Stadium against the visiting Myers Riders from the Ottawa area. The other league semifinal, also on Saturday, has the London Mustangs hosting the Hamilton Ironmen. The Thunder, 7-1 in the regular season, won its conference semifinal Saturday at Birchmount Stadium 28-16 against Ottawa Cumberland (7-2). The Myers Riders (6-3), meanwhile, earned their conference semifinal birth with a close 27-25 win over the host Metro Toronto Wildcats (6-2) at North York’s Esther Shiner Stadium. The OVFL, with teams throughout
southern Ontario, provides competition at three levels – varsity, junior and bantam. It has graduated numerous players on to the NFL, CFL and university.
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The Scarborough-based Toronto Titans of the Northern Football Conference (NFC) kept their perfect record going into the post season with a 41-6 win over the Sudbury Spartans in the opening round of the playoffs on Aug. 4. The Titans had finished off the regular season 8-0 in first place while the Spartans had the mirror image record – 0-8 in last place. The Titans will now host the NFC semifinal this Saturday, Aug. 11, 9 p.m. at Birchmount Stadium against the fourth-place Sarnia Imperials (4-4). The adult league provides a place for adults to continue their football career beyond junior football and university.
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Scarborough Thunder’s Dejuan Martin, right, can’t quite grab a pass under pressure from Cumberland Panther defender Nathaniel Hamlin during Ontario Varsity Football League varsity division playoff action at Birchmount Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Thunder went on to win the game 28-16 and advance to the semifinals.
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Excitement is heating up for the thousands of volunteers, participants and sports fans eagerly awaiting the launch of the Ontario Summer Games (OSG) next week. The opening ceremony of the biannual Olympic-style competition is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16 at Varsity Stadium. Organizing committee chair Rahul Bhardwaj and his team began preparations for the Toronto event only a few months after the completion of the 2010 games in Sudbury. The challenge is to take all that planning and make it a reality, he said. “It is truly remarkable what we have built with these games,” he said. “The organizing committee has been working for 18 months and now thousands of volunteers are also operating to help the games. So many people are civically engaged and want to be the best host to their province. They are doing an enormous amount of work right now.” Preparations are ongoing with the bulk of the 2,500 athletes are arriving on the day of the opening ceremony. In addition to preparing 13 athlete villages and 20 sporting venues, organizers are busy ensuring proper food preparation, making transportation arrangements and managing the opening ceremony. The athletes have a lot to do as well, focusing their minds and making final preparations for what is, for some, the highest level of competition of their lives. Every athlete approaches the competition differently, but Lana Perry knows the feeling. A former archery competitor, coach and current administrator with the OSG, Perry understands even the most stoic archers can get high strung, but have to focus on pre-games training.
‘Even just wandering around in the dormitory, they are wearing different uniforms and they get to know each other. Being teenagers, they are very social anyway.’ Lana Perry, Ontario Summer Games administrator “Some younger athletes will actually taper their training off so they don’t hurt their muscles and some will amp it up to get more endurance. A lot of what we do becomes mental training. It really differs depending on athletes,” said Perry. Athletes also need to fine tune their equipment in preparation for the event. Even though everyone is coming from Ontario, the humidity and weather in Toronto can alter the functionality of equipment, Perry said. Restringing bows, tweaking rifle sights and double-checking bicycle tires can be the difference between standing on the podium and watching from the stands. There is a counterbalance to the stress of the OSG. Perry knows the teens involved aren’t here just to compete; they are also excited about the rich social experience of meeting like-minded athletes from across the province. “A lot of the time they come away having met some very great people,” said Perry. “Even just wandering around in the dormitory, they are wearing different uniforms and they get to know each other. Being teenagers, they are very social anyway.” Visit www.ontariosummergames. ca for a full schedule of events.
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Rouge River Realty Ltd Brokerage
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