Terry Fox, Applicious Fair and Ukrainian Festival in Toronto
The weekend of Sept. 14-16, 2012 will be busy in Toronto with the Terry Fox Run to fight cancer, the Applicious Fall Fair in south-east Toronto, the Ukrainian Festival in the Bloor West Village, and the Quilt Auction in the MCC Relief Sale at Black Creek Pioneer Village.
The 2012 Terry Fox Run to Outrun Cancer
I think of Terry Fox as perhaps the greatest Canadian hero, but he’s a hero in a very Canadian manner. He didn’t succeed in his original goal; but inspired countless others to carry on.
There’s nothing that I could do to improve on simply providing the link to the official Terry Fox Run (Ontario) page.
Scroll down to find a convenient location so you can participate on Sunday Sept. 16, 2012.
To donate from home, click on their “Home” link in the upper-left, and follow their instructions for texting.
Charity events in Toronto, such as the annual Terry Fox run, do a world of good. As Smilin’ Stan Lee used to say, “‘Nuff said”.
The 2012 Ukrainian Festival in Toronto’s Bloor West Village
This annual celebration of all things Ukrainian takes over Bloor Street West between Jane & Runnymede for the weekend of Sept. 14-16, 2012. Events begin Friday evening at 5pm and continues to midnight; Saturday 9am to midnight; and Sunday from 10:30 to 7pm.
I’d be especially excited about the Youth Performance event at the “Jane Stage”, with about a dozen music and dance acts, from solos to choirs, by people well under twenty years of age. This event begins at noon on Sunday.
Another eye-catching troupe is the Fralinger String Band from Philadelphia. How many times have you seen a “champion Mummers String Band”?
The official Toronto Ukrainian Festival web site has more details, although it would be nice to have a schedule for the performances.
Those who prefer non-stop dance music should head to the Runnymede stage. Remember, this is “dance music” in a Ukrainian festival.
The 2012 Applicious Fall Fair off Queen Street East
The Applicious annual fall fair will be held on Saturday Sept. 15, 2012 from 11am-4pm at the Ashbridge Estate. That’s the Applegrove Community Complex at 1444 Queen Street East at Woodfield.
This fall fair features contests, crafts, entertainment, food and games. Admission is free but each activity costs 1-3 tickets which may be purchased in bulk.
You can also see the Ashbridge Estate.
Hint: wear something red and ask for a free activity ticket.
The official Applicious Fall Fair site has more details.
The 2012 MCC Relief Sale and Quilt Auction at Black Creek Pioneer Village
I’d mentioned this in my previous post, “2012 Quilt Auction at the Black Creek Pioneer Village Relief Sale“, but just want to mention it again because I’ll be at Toronto’s Black Creek Pioneer Village on Sat. Sept. 15, 2012 to sell Sloppy Joe lunches.
The gate opens at 10am and the quilt auction begins at noon. Therefore the serious bidders will hasten to inspect the quilts and buy their victuals during the morning.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a charitable organization providing relief and support around the world to those in need. Typically they partner with local agencies who would have more knowledge of the local situation. One type of fund-raising is the annual “relief sale”.
We have more information at the official MCC Black Creek Pioneer Village Relief Sale site.
Looking for More Annual Toronto Events?
Use my Squidoo lens, “The DeHaan Lens of Annual Toronto Events” to plan your other weekends. It tracks all the annual Toronto events that I find interesting.
Disclaimer: DeHaan Services has no relationship to most of these organizer(s). However, in 2012 I am serving on the board of the MCC Black Creek Pioneer Village Relief Sale charitable organization, and would be pleased to sell you a Sloppy Joe in the village square. I am not reimbursed for writing this article.