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DECA Pride was started by DECA to bring together the east end LGBTQ+ community and create spaces and events where we live. Allies are welcome.

For more information or to join the DECA Pride email list, visit DECA.to/Pride or send us an email.

Join us on Tuesday, June 12 to celebrate queerness, community and pride at a free reading of Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer. 7:30-9:00pm at Red Rocket Coffee, 1364 Danforth.

Hosted by co-editor Jane Farrow, we will hear pieces from Kate Zieman, Cathi Bond, Ed Jackson, and Karen B.K. Chan. You can buy a copy of the book for a special price of $20 (cash only). Facebook event here with more info.

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We are also planning our third annual DECA Pride @ The Market on June 21st from 3-7pm, generously sponsored by Steve’s Quality Meats and Deli (1938 Danforth – across the street from East Lynn Park).

Over the course of the afternoon, we’ll have Pride themed arts and crafts with Silly Goose Kids and Create Art Studio and we’re happy to welcome back the Coe Hill Girls to sing and play from about 5-6pm.

Shout out to corbin creative for designing the poster.

Happy Pride, Danforth East!

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We’ve all been eagerly awaiting it—the construction is done in our park! The fences came down this week and in their place are beautiful new benches and an accessible walkway into the children’s playground. Just in time, too, for a highlight week at the Market. So grab your picnic blanket, stretch out, grab your weekly fare from our farmers and say hi to a neighbour or two. There’s lots of fun happening this week you won’t want to miss out on!

For all ages:

Jazz lovers—attending this week’s Market is a must! Once again, East Lynn will take part in the Beaches International Jazz Festival’s Farmer’s Market Series. A seasonal favourite, this is your chance to enjoy locally grown talent in the park—for free and without the crowds the Beach draws! The Toronto All Star Big Band is performing again this year. You can catch them from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Take a step back in time and enjoy timeless big-band favourites like Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, The Fabulous Dorseys, Glenn Miller, and many more! Learn more about this wonderful troupe of musicians at torontoallstarbigband.com.

For the kids:

School’s out, but reading’s always in! This week, the Toronto Public Library will be offering pop-up stories and crafts to littles, starting at 4:30 p.m. Once they’re done, you can turn ‘em loose in the splash pad.

The Toronto Tool Library’s youth program, TTL Kids, will be at the market too, with a sweet activity—assembling marshmallow catapults. We can see all the dads trying to catch marshmallow bombs with their mouths already. All young inventors invited to participate in this free, fun learning-based activity!

For the adults:

Carrie Lynn and Mary of Counterbalance Studio Pilates will be at the market this week from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., offering an interactive demonstration of 3-D Workout. This gentle exercise system can effectively help you improve your balance and functional fitness through the use of whole-body movements. Your shoulders and hips will thank you! Learn more about Carrie and Mary’s awesome studio at counterbalancestudiopilates.com.

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The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 2 – October 13 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

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Three sure signs of summer: 1) the scorching 30 degree + temperature on Monday (coincidentally the first official day of summer), 2) school lets out this week and 3) our amazing East Lynn Park Farmers’ Market on Thursdays from 3-7:00 p.m.

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If you haven’t yet made it out to the market, this is the week to go! Here is a line-up of things to see and do:

  • PlayFit for Kids: Oaks ‘n Acorns and CareerFit Mom are joining forces at the market!  They’ll be running PlayFit activities for families including obstacle courses, parachute play, and games to get your heart pumping and happy endorphins flying! This activity kicks off at 4:30 p.m.
  • Origin Wellness: Enjoy a complimentary chair massage and chat with a naturopathic doctor from Origin Wellness between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. Meet Karen Seymour, RMT and Sarah Grammaticos, ND, to discover how they can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • DesignNook Crafts: Kids can join the talented team from DesignNook between 4:00 and 6:30 p.m. to create some crafts to officially kick-off summer!

And we be remiss if we didn’t mention the final showdown that is expected at the market this week. The Table Tennis for Tuition ping pong tournament, a fundraiser for a joint DECA and Scadding Court Community Centre student scholarship, wraps up this week.  We have already awarded the first recipient of the scholarship to Chantelle. You can read more about her in a previous DECA Diaries post or come meet her in person at the tournament this week. The final match will be played around 6:00 p.m. and the fun continues until we’ve crowned our DECA champions. It’ll be a great night so come cheer on the finalists. Donations to the scholarship fund are also welcomed.  Check out some of action shots of players over the weeks below courtesy of Stephen Caissie.

 

Finally, mark your calendar for next week as DECA celebrates PRIDE at the Market on June 30th. In addition to all the usual market fun, Silly Goose Kids will be leading a Pride-themed craft. Hope you can join us! Learn more about DECA Pride at http://deca.to/pride and watch for details in next week’s blog post.

See you at the market!

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Action shots courtesy of http://www.stephencaissiephoto.com

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Action shots courtesy of http://www.stephencaissiephoto.com

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While most DanforthEasters know about DECA’s events, how many really know what DECA is? A little refresher: we are a resident’s association. We are powered by volunteers, membership dollars and a lot of hope and optimism about our neighbourhood.  We are not business owners, nor are we a traditional non-profit with a Board and staff and an office. We do have a Board but no staff or office. We’re neighbours working together and the list below is a testament to the power of community and positive thinking!

As you peruse the DECA events for this month, think about officially joining DECA. Membership fees pay for our operating expenses and allows us to implement great ideas like you see listed here.

To sign up for a DECA membership, drop by the DECA table at the market on Thursdays all summer long, or click here to join online. It only costs $10/year per household. (Members must live within our borders – Main/ Mortimer/ Monarch Park/ train tracks)

What’s on for June

June 2 – First East Lynn Farmers’ Market

June 4 – Village Square Fair

June 5 – #DanforthEast Tree Tour

June 9 – East Lynn Farmers’ Market Grand Opening (details coming soon)

June 11 – #DanforthEast Yard Sale – sign up here

June 12 – DECA Pride kickoff event – to join the email list for this new LGBTQ group click here

June 14 – Table Tennis for Tuition (TT4T) first round part 1 – to sign up or make a donation click here

June 16 – TT4T first round part 2

June 23 – East Lynn Farmers’ Market & TT4T finals

June 30 – East Lynn Farmers’ Market

 

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Welcome Back! After a long winter our beloved farmers’ market is set for East Lynn Park this Thursday.  There will be some familiar faces, like the students from School Grown and Godelie Family Farm, and we’ll be welcoming some new vendors, like Secret Land Farms and Hidalgo’s Organic farm. To see the growing list of farmers and food vendors, check out the full list on the DECA website.

Volunteering:

It takes many volunteer hours to make our farmers market so special. We have yet to hear of another market where local neighbours volunteer to cook meals in their homes to feed the farmers each week, which is pretty amazing. We also have opportunities for about four friendly faces to staff the DECA table each week.  Plus, there are countless other ways we could use a hand, such as helping with social media or making a few event posters. To learn about different ways to get involved, send us an email at market@deca.to.

This week:

Woodgreen Community Services will also be in attendance to share information about local volunteer opportunities.  They are in urgent need of volunteers for the Meals on Wheels program, Friendly Visiting program and Medical Escorts.  Be sure to stop by to chat with Leigh for more information about these openings. They are also having a volunteer info session on June 15th from 6-8:00 p.m. at their 815 Danforth location.

And a favourite for the little ones, face-painting will start around 4:00 p.m. by the red tent.

Look for 32 Spokes volunteers near the top of the park offering mini bike tune ups and cycling maps.

Also stop by the ping pong table to hear about the Table Tennis for Tuition Tournament coming up in mid June. To learn more about this fundraiser for local high school scholarship it in our previous post.

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 2 – October 13 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

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We’re approaching that magical time of year when so much fantastic food is in season in Ontario.  There are still plenty of berries available, the tomatoes are just beginning to show up and the peas are plentiful. Won’t be long now before the crunchy sweet corn arrives.

Fresh peas shared by School Grown

Fresh peas shared by School Grown

This week market goers can enjoy the golden sounds of the 30s, 40s and 50s from the Toronto All Star Big Band. They’ll be performing as a part of the Beaches Jazz Fest Farmers’ Market Series. And if the 50s is your decade, then you’ll love to get moving with Amy from Hoopersonic.  She’ll be at the park dancin’ and a shakin’ with hoola hoops from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 4 – October 15 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

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What could be more “summery” than fresh, sun-ripened, locally grown strawberries? Grab a pint for dessert at the market and take some home for the rest of the week. If you can resist eating them, here are a few recipes  from The Ontario Berry Grower’s Association website to give you some inspiration. Please note for all your summer salads: strawberries + balsamic vinegar = perfection.

Spinach Salad

Frozen Strawberry Squares

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Sweet tooth? Visit Sun Ray Orchards for a tart

13th Street Winery will be here this week, so please stop by for a tasting from this amazing St. Catherine’s winery.

And here is everything you need to know for your littles:

  • Face painters will be back!
  • Crafts, colouring pages and more from the Mooseketeer Kids Club in support of the Walk to End Canine Cancer
  • 4:30 p.m. Rob Joy Concert! Touted by Toronto Life magazine as “One of Toronto’s biggest Names in Pint-sized entertainment.”

The East Lynn Farmers’ Market runs every Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. between June 4 – October 15 at East Lynn Park, located on the south side of Danforth Ave, just west of Woodbine Ave. Stay up to date by visiting the East Lynn Market Facebook page or by following us on Twitter.

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