Heart of the City 2017

Volunteer Orientation on May 18!

Interested in helping out at this year’s festival? Learn all about it at our volunteer orientation on Thursday, May 18! In just one hour, you’ll be trained in all the skills you’ll need to make 2017’s Heart of the City the best one yet. The orientation starts at 7 p.m. at the Parkdale Cromdale Community League Hall (11335 85 Street). If you have any questions, please email heartcityfest@gmail.com.

We are also looking for local artists to feature their works at the festival! Please email heartcityart@gmail.com if you would like to participate.

Of course, everyone is welcome to attend the free festival on June 3 and 4 in Giovanni Caboto Park (109 Avenue & 95 Street). There will be music, art, spoken word, and other diverse creative activities. See you there!

Rylan is a board member with Heart of the City.

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Neighbourhood Views

  • Treasures of Ukrainian Wood Carvings – This exhibit was featured at the Ukrainian National Federation Hall (106 Avenue and 98 Street) on April 1-2, 2017. It also included a fine art show and sale, as well as performances. Paula E. Kirman

  • Outdoor Way of the Cross – Due to the wet, cold weather on Good Friday, April 14, attendance was down at the annual Outdoor Way of the Cross from about 660 (in recent years) to only 300 at the peak. This year’s theme was “The cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor are one” based on Pope Francis’s letter laudato si that notes that poor people pay the greatest price for our disregard of taking care of the environment. We walked for the first time west of 101 Street in the shadow of Rogers Place. Text: Jim Gurnett Photo: Michael Hoyt

  • Treasures of Ukrainian Wood Carvings – This exhibit was featured at the Ukrainian National Federation Hall (106 Avenue and 98 Street) on April 1-2, 2017. It also included a fine art show and sale, as well as performances. Paula E. Kirman

  • Making Art, Making Smiles – Ann-Marie Johnson on her final day of watercolour art classes (April 3), offered by instructor Bruce in conjunction with Inner City Pastoral Ministries (ICPM) at Bissell Centre. Yovella M.

Volunteer With Us!

We are always looking for new writers and photographers, as well as ideas for future stories. We also regularly need block carriers to help with the delivery and distribution of the paper. Email Paula with your submissions, feedback, ideas, and availability. We also ask that contributors read our Editorial Guidelines and that all volunteers read and agree to our Code of Conduct.

Upcoming Themes

December 2017/January 2018 is our annual “Holidays” issue. How do you celebrate the winter holidays? What are some of your favourite memories of this time of year? Tell us about your cultural traditions. Deadline: November 12. Articles should be no longer than 500 words and accompanied by photos whenever possible. Send your work to: editor@bmcnews.org.