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Join us Thursday, February 25 at 10 am for "Senior Movie Morning at the Fox". The movie will be Amy, the story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks (IMDB). Toronto Beach Rotary hosts monthly free movies for anyone aged 50 years +. The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen Street East.
 
 
Join us Thursday, January 28 at 10 am for "Senior Movie Morning at the Fox". The movie will be Brooklyn, an historical drama set in the 1950s that tells the love story of an Irish immigrant and a local. Toronto Beach Rotary hosts monthly free movies for anyone aged 50 years +. The Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen Street East.
 
 

Come visit Santa at the Kew Gardener's Cottage!

Santa is coming to the Beach again this year on Saturday, December 12 from 11 am to 3 pm.
Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Beverages thanks to Starbucks at Hammersmith & Queen.
Bring your camera! Items for the Community Centre 55 Christmas food drive will be gratefully accepted.
Location: Gardener's Cottage, Kew Garden, foot of Lee Avenue.
See you at the cottage!
Come visit Santa at the Kew Gardener's Cottage! Santa is coming to the Beach again this year on Saturday, December 12 from 11 am to 3 pm. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Beverages thanks to Starbucks at Hammersmith & Queen. Bring your camera! Items for the Community Centre 55 Christmas food drive will be gratefully accepted. Location: Gardener's Cottage, Kew Garden, foot of Lee Avenue. See you at the cottage! - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/1154/Event/santa-at-the-cottage#sthash.7LyoAtXH.dpuf
Come visit Santa at the Kew Gardener's Cottage! Santa is coming to the Beach again this year on Saturday, December 12 from 11 am to 3 pm. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. Beverages thanks to Starbucks at Hammersmith & Queen. Bring your camera! Items for the Community Centre 55 Christmas food drive will be gratefully accepted. Location: Gardener's Cottage, Kew Garden, foot of Lee Avenue. See you at the cottage! - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/1154/Event/santa-at-the-cottage#sthash.7LyoAtXH.dpuf
 
 
We are "this close" to eradicating Polio! This year there have been only 50 new cases of polio reported, in Pakistan and Afghanistan. To ensure that no child anywhere in the world will have to suffer from a disease that is completely preventable, every dollar donated to Rotary's End Polio Now campaign is matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Visit www.endpolio.org to learn more or to make a donation.
 
 
Some fabulous food bites were served up at Corks'n Kegs last Friday. Thanks to The Gull & Furkin, The Stone Lion, Rendez-vous Ethiopean, Tony & Claudia's on Fallingbrook, Cobbs Bread, and Jatujak Thai Street Style Food for the amazing eats!
 
 
Toronto Beach Rotary President Judy Orr recently presented a cheque for $1000 to Marie Perrotta of the Pegasus Community Project. The funds will be used to help support the project's day programs for adults who have developmental disabilities.
 
 
We're excited to see Alex Rochon-Terry from the Beach Community Edible Garden featured on the new website: GTA Heroes.
 
Check it out: http://gtaheroes.ca/alex-gardner.html
 
 
 
Every Tuesday, a youth group from Woodgreen Community Services visits the Beach Community Edible Garden to learn practical techniques used in growing food.
 
The youth are taking part in an immigrant settlement program; they come from countries like Jamaica and Bangladesh, so some of the food they are learning to seed and grow in their own eavestrough planters – things like oak-leaf lettuce, New Zealand spinach, and several herbs – is completely new to them.
 
As garden manager Alex Rochon-Terrry describes, youth become acquainted with food that grows well in Toronto's climate. They discuss the health benefits of these crops and how to cook them, which not only builds their English language skills, but also their food literacy!
 
 
 
TD Canada Trust is once again supporting our club's focus on youth by sponsoring our activities at the Beach Community Edible Garden.
 
Shown here: TD Manager Kevin Steer presents a cheque for $1000 to Toronto Beach Rotary President Judy Orr and Past-President Barry Webster at the TD Queen & Lee branch on Sunday, July 19, 2015.
 
Thank you, TD, for helping us make a difference in our community, and beyond!
 
For more information about how to become a Toronto Beach Rotary sponsor, please download the Sponsorship Brochure.
 
 

Join us for Corks'n Kegs 2015 on Friday, October 2, 7-10 pm.

Corks'n Kegs is a splendid evening for tantalizing your taste buds with samples of fine wines, gregarious beers, and delicious food bites chosen to complement the barreled and brewed.

Join your neighbours and help us raise funds to support projects in the Beach and beyond, like the Beach Community Edible Garden at Ashbridges Bay Park.

A charitable tax receipt will be provided for a portion of each ticket.

The wine and beer tasting with food pairings runs from 7-10 pm. Another excellent Silent Auction is in store.

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit corksnkegs.ca.

 
 
 
The Community Edible Garden, which is sponsored by Toronto Beach Rotary, celebrated Canada Day 2015 with gardening activities for kids!
 
Alex Rochon-Terry, the Urban Park Ranger who has spearheaded the garden project, said: “So much energy at the garden – lots of watering was done by kids, planting, seeding, water colouring”.
 
The children also made seed balls. Alex explained that these are “balls of clay, compost and veggie seeds that kids throw into a park or their garden – the idea is that they sprout within the ball”.
 
We look forward to many opportunities this season for children and their families to get their hands dirty and learn more about where healthy food comes from.
 
 
 
 

Toronto Beach Rotary is sponsoring self defence courses for girls, a program run by Community Centre 55.

The courses have proved popular for many ages, with some girls learning effective defence skills along side their mothers.

We are proud to be a part of helping women and young girls feel safe and more confident about managing potentially threatening situations.

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Toronto Beach Rotary is an active group of people just like you who want to make a difference in our community. We raise funds in support of projects and local organizations that help make life better for others in unique ways. As part of Rotary International, we also help communities less fortunate than ours in other parts of the world.

Become a Rotary sponsor and know that you are part of the solution and that your dollars are being spent wisely in our community.

Download our Sponsor Brochure (at left) and learn about the many benefits of being a sponsor of Toronto Beach Rotary.

 
 

Toronto Beach Rotary is once again making available $5000 to an inspiring youth project in our neighbourhood.

Projects by local organizations must focus on youth (ages 0-18) and be recognized as Rotary-sponsored. For more information, download the application from the Downloads section at left.

The deadline for applications is June 1, 2015.

 
 

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For our second year in a row, Toronto Beach Rotary cooked up turkey supper for 60+ to support the Out of the Cold program.

Every Monday night at St. Aidan’s Church in the Beach, food, fellowship and shelter are provided to members of our community who need help with warm meals and/or a place to sleep.

Rotary is honoured to help out in the kitchen! The menu included baked turkey and ham, gravy, potatoes, carrots, peas, corn, salad, rolls and apple crisp for dessert.

The Remarkable Bean also provided cinnamon buns right out of the oven, and Cobbs provided three kinds of fruit scones. Several people came back for seconds of those yummy desserts stashed more into their knapsacks.

One of the many wonderful compliments we received was that the meal reminded people of "being at home", which inspires us to re-create the same comforting food next year when we have the opportunity again to support Out of the Cold again.

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We are thrilled to announce that Santa is back at The Gardener’s Cottage this year to greet children and hear all their Christmas wishes!

Come visit Santa on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at The Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens on Lee Avenue, in the Beach.

Bring you camera!

Hot chocolate will be served to all the children and their families.

Support the Food Drive!
We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items for the Centre 55 food drive.

 
 

We are thrilled with the comments we’re hearing! Guests attending the first annual Corks’n Kegs event tell us they loved the venue, the format, the friendly service, and all the great beverages and food that was served. We’ve included a few photos, to whet your appetite for next year!

For more photos, please check out our Facebook page. A big thanks to our photographer, JoJo Taylor