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A Service of
The Scarboro Heights Record

Dedicated To Promoting
Community Events, Multicultural Activities,
The Arts, Non-Profit Groups,
Local History and Local Heroes

The James McCowan Memorial Social History Society
In Cooperation With
The Scarboro Heights Record
Presents an 
Essay Competition

Your Community
In a World History Context

The James McCowan Memorial Social History Society is offering a prize for the best essay on the following subject:

Discuss the impact of the agricultural revolution in Lowland Scotland on the development of rural Scottish communities in pre-Confederation Canada.

Lesson Plans


Learning Objectives -- Building A Country

  • To identify some signs and effects of over-population
  • To identify some of the forces that can initiate socio-economic change
  • To recognize that value systems evolve over time
  • To acknowledge that value systems contribute to community-building

Now Available from The McCowan Society...

"The Lowland Clearances": The Book, by Peter Aitchison and Andrew Cassell -- more of the data that was gathered for the acclaimed three-part BBC Radio Scotland Series -- Including interviews with descendants of Scarborough's Scottish families (Tuckwell Press) $29.00. Order a copy...

This publication is a followup to the BBC-Radio Scotland series this past spring. The McCowan Society was pleased to help with this exciting investigation into a little-known socio-economic disruption in Scotland.


Coming Events in Toronto and Area

Sorry, bit behind in this. Use the phone numbers and web sites below to see if these groups have events coming up soon. 

The Hound of the Baskervilles
A Sherlock Holmes mystery
Scarborough Theatre Guild
Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd,
Jan 8 through Jan 24 2004

Chinese New Year
Scarborough Town Centre, McCowan Road at the 401
Dragon Dance, God of Fortune, Eight Lion Dance Teams, traditional foods and more.
Jan 17-18 2004

Scarborough Sunday Concert
Paul Matthew Ragtime and Dixieland Show
Jan. 18, 2004, 2 pm


The James McCowan
Memorial Social History Society

And the
Scarboro Heights Record

10,000 Years of Toronto History
Your Community in a
World History Context

Oct. 2003 to Sept. 2004

An Exhibition At

Cedarbrae Library
545 Markham Road


The McCowan Collection

The Robert Ashbridge McCowan and William Harold McCowan Collections of aboriginal artifacts include the earliest known evidence of human occupation in Toronto, approximately 8,000 BC. The sub-title of the exhibition, 10,000 years of Toronto History, was so chosen because of two of these relics found by Ashley and Harold McCowan. For many years, a partial skull was also in the attic of the Harold McCowan home -- and the associated family story relates to the "wigwam that must have been down by the bush".

James McCowan’s letter of August 20 1834 was written from Springbank, Scarborough, 8 days before his death of cholera. This letter is an Upper Canada medical history treasure, not just for it’s references to the cholera deaths in the neighbourhood but, in particular, for McCowan’s first-person description of the early symptoms of cholera. Springbank was on Lot 20 Concession B less than 1/2 mile east of the location of the aboriginal artifact finds. Notes regarding this medical history treasure.

You can also take the Virtual Tour at Click on the spearpoint   and then on the "View Timeline" link to start your tour of the McCowan Collection. The "Paleo-Indian", "Archaic Spear Points", "Ground Stone Axes" and "Ontario Iroquoian Pottery" are from the McCowan Collection. The James McCowan letter of 1834 is also in the virtual tour. The estimate of 500 deaths by cholera in York that year is probably low -- many were very quickly buried in common graves.

The Scarboro Heights Record V11 #10 

The Great Hall in Hart House
Gala concert to celebrate the 600th Anniversary concert of the Sunday Concert Series.

Entry Deadline for Annual Juried Art Show, Metamorphosis
Scarborough Arts Council
Jan. 19 2004

Fallingbrook Group of RSCDS presents their Annual Burns Dinner
Westview Presbyterian Church, 233 Westview Blvd. (O'Connor & Yardley)
Jan 23 2004

More Robbie Burns Suppers on our very popular Burns Page...

Burns Dinner
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

115 St. Andrew's Rd., Scarborough, Ont., M1P 4N2, 416-438-4100
Jan. 24 2004

Chinese New Year Celebration
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto
5183 Sheppard Ave E., Scarborough
Sat. Jan 24, 1-4 pm

Scarborough Sunday Concert -- Robbie Burns Day Celebration
Peter Glen Band
Jan. 25, 2004, 2 pm

Canada's Heritage Food
Ontario Genealogical Society -- Dorothy Duncan is the speaker
North York Central Library
5120 Yonge St., Toronto
Jan 26 2004, 7:30 pm

Family Literacy Day in Canada
Toronto Public Library: -- click on Special Services, then Adult Literacy Services
An introduction to Literacy, a first step to "Information Processing".
Jan 27 2004

Old Town Toronto, Images of Past and Present
An exhibit of photographs collected by Shirley Hartt, curator of Enoch Turner School House, will open in the Archives and Museum of St. James Cathedral on Tues., Jan. 20th to Thurs. Feb. 12th. Open Tues, Wed., Thurs. and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm. The Archives & Museum are located on the second floor of the Parish House, 65 Church St at Adelaide.
Tues., Jan. 20th to Thurs. Feb. 12th

Bon Soo 2004 Winter Carnival
One of Canada's largest winter carnivals is in Sault Ste. Marie.
Jan 30 to Feb. 8 2004

Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, Subscription Concert #3
Robert Raines, Principal Conductor/Music Director
BRAHMS,  Tragic Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY, Violin Concerto featuring Amy Park, CBSO/CMC Award Winner
COZENS (Cdn), Orchestral Miniatures
SCHUMANN Symphony #3 (Renish)
January 31, 2004, 8:00 P.M.

The Stirrup Cup
The Tollkeeper’s Cottage (regardless of weather conditions). Two residents’ associations compete for the Cup – offering much hilarity and mulled wine – to become an annual competition.
Sat. Jan 31, 2 pm

Wiarton Willie Festival
Every Feb. 2 since 1956 at 8:15 am Wiarton Willie presents his forecast. Snow sculpting, cross country skiing, road hockey, pancake breakfast and much more winter fun.
South Bruce Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Jan. 30 - Feb. 2 2004

Wintercity Festival -- Celebrate Toronto!
A celebration of Toronto's culture, creativity, cuisine and incomparable diversity of spirit.
See the complete festival guide in the Toronto Star on Sat. Jan 24.
Access Toronto 
Jan 30 - Feb 12. 2004

Tobermory Winter Carnival
Jan 31 - Feb 1. 2004

Scarborough Sunday Concert -- Chi Ping Dancers and Chinese Orchestra
Chinese New Year's Celebration
150 Borough Dr., Scarborough
Feb. 1, 2004, 2 pm

Port Union Winter Fest and Hay Ride
(Read about some winter fun for Port Union folk 100 years ago)
Port Union Community Centre
5450 Lawrence Ave. and Charlottetown Park
Sat. Jan. 31, 2004, 11am-3 pm

Black Settlers in Toronto Exhibit
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
Jan. 31 to Feb. 15, 9 am to 9 pm

Libraries and Learning -- Opening Doors to Education and Employmentibraries and Learning -- Opening Doors to Education and Employment
Your ideas will help build the future of the Toronto Public Library.
Here are two of our ideas:
-- Learning information processing using community history as a catalyst and
-- Our SOur Student Essay Contest
Bring your ideas to:
Cedarbrae District Library Branch, Cruickshank Room
545 Markham Rd.
Mon. Feb. 2 2004, 6:30 pm

Goderich Winterfest
Feb. 6-8 2004

Grand Bend Winter Carnival Festival
Feb. 6-8 and 13-15 2004

Lambton House
10th Annual dinner and dance at historic Lambton House at 4066 Old Dundas St. Heather Broadbent will be the special guest speaker.
Sat., Feb. 7, 6:30 

Scarborough Sunday Concert -- Syncona
Music of the Caribbean, in Celebration of Black History Month
150 Borough Dr., Scarborough
Feb. 8, 2004, 2 pm

Scarborough Arts Council: The Bluffs Gallery
Love and Beauty, photography by John McMillan
1859 Kingston Rd.
Feb. 3 through Feb.17 2004

Toronto Historical Association General Membership Meeting
"The Future of the Don Valley Brick Works" – The speaker David Stonehouse, formerly a senior planner with the City, is now Common Grounds Manager with the national non-profit environmental organization called Evergreen. David will speak about Evergreen’s proposal to adaptively reuse the buildings at the Don Valley Brick Works as an "environmental community centre" that celebrates the natural and cultural heritage of the Brick Works property and showcases ecological gardening.
Ron Fletcher, President of the Riverdale Historical Society will speak about his book "Over the Don" and details such as the Lower Don River, Don Narrows and the Queen St. bridge.
Ralph Thornton Community Centre, 765 Queen St. East.
Thursday, February 12, 2003, 7PM

Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra: A New Romance
Feb. 14 2004,  8 PM

Sentimental Journey Presents A Valentines's Dinner Theatre EveningPresents A Valentines's Dinner Theatre Evening
To Hide & Seek -- A Mystery / Musical / Comedy / Romance
23906 Highway 48, Baldwin
North of Ravenshoe, South of Baldwin -- Less than an Hour from Toronto
Saturday February 14, 2004:  Four course dinner at 6:30, Show at 8:00 pm

Orchestra Toronto Presents Klezmer for Kids and Kids at Heart
Leah Posluns Theatre
Guest Artists: Daniel Golden and members of the Hot Latkes Klezmer Band
Sun. Feb. 15 2004, 1:30 and 3:30 pm

Scarborough Sunday Concert -- Metro Silver Band
150 Borough Dr., Scarborough
Feb. 15, 2004, 2 pm

Celebrate Heritage Week at Metro Hall
The Governor Simcoe Branch of the United Empire Loyalists and the City of Toronto have arranged for Toronto's heritage groups to showcase Toronto's history in the rotunda of Metro Hall.
Friday, Feb. 20 2004 from 9 to 5pm

85 Years Behind the Wheel: OK Transportation
Anniversary celebration of Peter Lobraico's Scarborough company -- dinner, dance and cocktail party.
Sat. Feb. 21, 2004

Birchcliff Bluffs United Church Presents Suzie Minnick of Acoustic Harvest
33 East Road (Warden / Kingston)
Feb. 21 2004, 8 pm

Scarborough Arts Council: The Bluffs Gallery
Faces and Fashion Through the Ages: A Celebration of Women, by Ingrid Masak-Mida
1859 Kingston Rd.
Feb. 19 through March 3 2004

Black History Month Fun Day
Marcus Garvey Centre for Leadership and Enterprise
160 Rivalda Rd
Feb. 21 2004, 1 pm

Bluegrass Concert
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 614, 100 Salome Dr.
Sunday Feb. 22 2004, 2 pm

Scarborough Sunday Concert -- Northdale Concert Band
150 Borough Dr., Scarborough
Feb. 22, 2004, 2 pm

Multifaith Action in a Multifaith World
Don Heights Unitarian Congregation
18 Wynford Dr.
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, 10:30

Scarborough Historical Society: History of The Guild Inn
Speaker, Carole M. Lidgold
Bendale Library, 1515 Danforth Rd.
Feb. 23 2004, 7:30 pm

Gavel and Glass Toastmasters
Speaking Club meets at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 1 Greenland Rd., on Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm

Kapukasing Winter Carnival
Feb 25-March 7 2004

Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice
The University of Toronto, Erindale Campus
Costumes have been supplied by the Costume Society and the Toronto Military Heritage Association.
For tickets – Erindale Theatre Box Office 
Feb. 26/27/28 and March 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6th

Melville Presbyterian Church Presents
The Lost Pilgrims Concert
Sat. Feb. 28 2004, 7:30

Your Community in a World History Context
Is the Subject of our Student Essay Contest
An Introductory Workshop will be held at
Cedarbrae Library, Cruikshank Room
545 Markham Road on Monday March 1 2004, 1:30-3:00
Call 416-447-4895

World Day of Prayer
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Scarborough
Fri. March 5 2004, 2 pm

British Isles Show Canada
Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place
Take the 509 Harbourfront streetcar from Union subway station or 511 Bathurst streetcar from Bathurst subway station.
March 5-7 2004

Scarborough Players Present "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Celebrating their 45th season of entertaining in Scarborough
Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd., 
March 4 to 6, 11 to 14 and 18 to 20

Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, Subscription Concert #4
Robert Raines, Principal Conductor/Music Director
GRIEG, Piano Concerto featuring Christine Wallner
BERNSTEIN, Candide Overture
SHERMANN (Cdn), The Two-Bit Dance Hall
GERSHWIN, An American in Paris
March 6, 2004, 8:00 P.M

Scarborough Sunday Concert -- Ink Spots
150 Borough Dr., Scarborough
Mar. 7, 2004, 2 pm

Doris McCarthy Gallery -- Everything Which is Yes
Inaugural Exhibition, Works by Doris McCarthy
University of Toronto at Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
March 11 to April 25 2004

Scarborough Sunday Concert -- The Royals Dance Band
150 Borough Dr., Scarborough
Mar. 14, 2004, 2 pm

Scarborough Sunday Concert -- Dave Parsons' Quartet
150 Borough Dr., Scarborough
Mar. 21, 2004, 2 pm

Toronto Historical Association Annual General Meeting
Montgomery's Inn, 4709 Dundas St. W.
With speaker John W. Campbell, CEO of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation.
Thur. March 25 2004, 7 pm

 Sentimental Journey  presents "The Opening Act"
This trio plays an eclectic blend of genres including 50s/60s rock and pop, folk, country, and blues, all great on-stage fun.
23906 Highway 48, Baldwin
North of Ravenshoe, South of Baldwin -- Less than an Hour from Toronto
Dinner at 7:30, Show at 8:00 pm
Friday, March 26

Spring Rummage SaleSpring Rummage Salepring Rummage Sale
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Road
March 29, 2 to 8 pm

Fiftieth Anniversary of Canada's First Subway
On March 30 2004 -- exactly fifty years after the opening of Canada's first subway -- the TTC will hold a re-enactment of that first opening train ride. Ceremonies at Union Station at 11:00 am. Some of the fill for Union Station came from the railway right of way through the McCowan farm -- called the "Pit" by the McCowans.
March 30 2004

Employment Options Conference
Presented by Job Skills and the Government of Canada.
Ellas Banquet Hall, 35 Danforth Road, Scarborough.
One Day Conference for anyone who is unemployed and interested in learning about motivation, goal-setting, planning for success and finding passion in your work. Door prizes and draws as well as lunch and a community employment services trade show.
March 31 2004

Maggie Christl in Concert
This daughter of a Scottish coalminer emigrated to Canada in 1966 and she has been performing the traditional and working-class music of Scotland and Canada on stage here ever since. Presented by The Old Church Dinner Theatre.
Port Elgin, Ontario
April 2 and 3 2004

Tartan Day
April 6 is celebrated by many Scots as "Tartan Day".
Here is one official Tartan Day proclamation -- tartan.htm.

Queen's Park Legislative Building
Explore the art treasures, history and architectural splendour of the Legislative Building at Queen's Park.
Wed. April 7, 6 to 8 pm

Easter Music
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Road
April 9 , 10:30 am

Sentimental  Journey Presents Easter Bunny Fun for the Whole Family 
23906 Highway 48, Baldwin
North of Ravenshoe, South of Baldwin -- Less than an Hour from Toronto
Saturday April 10 at 10:00 am

Annual Conference of Celtic Studies Association of North America
St. Michael's College, University of Toronto
April 15-18, 2004

Sweet Heritage
Purchase maple syrup, maple products, pancakes with maple syrup, maple recipes and learn more about a national favourite.
Roy's Square, Yonge and Bloor, April 16-17 from 11 am to 5 pm
and at the Tollkeeper's Cottage, April 17 -18 from 6 to 8 pm

Acoustic Harvest Folk Club Presents the Toronto Women's Sword Dance Team
Birchcliff Bluffs United Church
33 East Road (Warden / Kingston)
Apr. 17 2004 

Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, Subscription Concert #5
Robert Raines, Principal Conductor/Music Director
MAHLER, Symphony No. 4 with soprano Narelle Martinez
April 17, 2004, 8:00 P.M

That We May Know Each Other
Special seminar of dialogue between the Muslim and Christian community
Bellefair United Church, 2000 Queen St. E.
April 17 2004, 9 am to noon.

Orchestra Toronto Presents Music of the Gods
George Weston Recital Hall
Saint-Saens: La jeunesse d'Hercule, Op. 50
Mahler: Symphony #1 in D Major "Titan"
Sun. April 18 2004, 3:00 pm

Annual Juried Art Show, Metamorphosis
Oil, acrylic, watercolour,  mixed media, photography.
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Art Centre
67 Pottery Road, Toronto
Scarborough Arts Council
April 14-29, 2004

Women's Rosh Chodesh Group
The Beach Synagogue, 109 Kenilworth Ave
Judaism: A Quest for Meaning
April 18 2004, 7 PM

Scarborough Sunday Concert -- Scarborough Community Concert Band
150 Borough Dr., Scarborough
Apr. 18, 2004, 2 pm

Entry Deadline for Art Naturally at the Guild
Scarborough Arts Council
April 19 2004

Sentimental Journey Presents "AfterGlow""AfterGlow"
Back by popular demand! Marilynn Massie (Moonlight Express) and Reid Wilson (Full Circle, Faded Denim, Claidhmor), both Uxbridge residents, are back again to entertain us with their great vocal harmonies covering some of your favorite oldies as well as more recent contemporary classics. This ‘dynamic duo’ offers an eclectic sampling of covers from artists as diverse as Carol King, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Beth Neilson Chapman, The Everly Brothers, The Laws, Gordon Lightfoot and many more. A little something for everyone! And … They’ve just finished recording a Demo CD at Studio 92 in Toronto that should be available for sale at this concert. We can’t wait to hear them again.
23906 Highway 48, Baldwin
North of Ravenshoe, South of Baldwin -- Less than an Hour from Toronto
Dinner at 7:30, Show at 8:00 pm
Friday April 23 2004

Elton Joel
Presented by The Old Church Dinner Theatre.
Port Elgin, Ontario
April 23 and 24 2004

Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra: Operamania
Sat. Apr. 24 2004, 8 PM

Brimley Woods Planting and Clean Up
In celebration of Earth Week -- prizes.
Brimley Rd. north of Finch -- meet at the northeast corner of the woods.
April 24 2004, 10 am to noon

Scarborough Sunday Concert -- Highland Creek Pipes and Drums
150 Borough Dr., Scarborough
Apr. 25, 2004, 2 pm

Art Guild of Scarborough presents its Arthur Show
Cedar Ridge Galley
225 Confederation Dr.
April 25 to May 7

Toronto Irish Players Benefit
Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St. West, Toronto
April 25 2004

The Market Gallery: The Provincial Asylums in Toronto and Mimico
Reflections on Social and Architectural History
This exhibition is in partnership with the Toronto Region Architectural Conservancy and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Archives.
South St. Lawrence Market, 95 Front St. E., Toronto
Until June 20 2004

Osteoporosis Support Group Meeting
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre
3600 Kingston Road
A representative from the Dairy Farmers of Canada will talk about milk and Osteoporosis.
That the family dairy farm in Canada survives today is due partly to the vision of a few Scarborough dairy farmers in 1892.
April 26 2004, 10 am to noon

National Poetry Month -- Poetry Reading
A Presentation of Scarborough Arts Council, Lakeshore Arts and Arts Etobicoke
Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Art Centre
67 Pottery Road, Toronto
Scarborough Arts Council
April 26, 2004, 7 pm

East Toronto Quilters Guild April Meeting
The Special Guest is Canadian Quilt Designer and Teacher Louise Girard -- With Lecture and Trunk Show
Greenwood Towers: Meeting Room
145 Strathmore Ave, one block east of Donlands Subway Station
Thursday, April 29 2004, 7 PM

Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra: Harold In Italy

Sat. May 15 2004,  8 PM

A Celebration of African-Canadian History in Print
The Ontario Historical Society & Natural Heritage Books present a meet the authors, editors, and publishers. There will be readings, book displays and refreshments.
John McKenzie House, 34 Parkview Ave, Willowdale
Tues., May 18 from 5:30 to 8:30pm

Mayfire Music Festival
Sentimental Journey
23906 Highway 48, Baldwin
North of Ravenshoe, South of Baldwin -- Less than an Hour from Toronto
May 23 2004, 10 am to 10 pm

Victoria Day at Historic Fort York
100 Garrison Road
May 24 2004, 10 am to 5 pm

Annual Georgian Mess Dinner
The Friends of Fort York and Garrison Common will be hosting their dinner on Thursday, May 27 at the Blue Barracks, Fort York. This costumed dinner will be a replication of an actual Mess Dinner of 1812-1815 period, complete with menu and protocols of the period. Tickets $175. 
May 27 2004

Canadian Association for Irish Studies Annual Conference
Saint Mary's University, Halifax
May 26-29 2004

Three Sisters Three Cities: The Last Picture Postcard
This exhibit will be of interest to anyone who is considering organizing their family heritage or a heritage collection. The postcards date back to the mid 1800s. This exhibit is in the heart of Old Town Toronto, 461 King St. East.
May 10 to June 12, 2004

Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, Annual Pops Concert
Robert Raines, Principal Conductor/Music Director
Dinner Cabaret Pops Concert
May 28, 2004

Fenwood Heights Annual Street Sale
Site of Toronto's first nomadic settlement  -- 10,000 years ago.
May 29 2004, 8 am to noon

Ontario Historical Society Annual Book Sale
A Fundraiser: 34 Parkview Ave., Willowdale
May 29-30 2004, 10 am to 4 pm

The Door's Open at Doris McCarthy's Fool's Paradise
1 Meadowcliffe Drive, Scarborough
May 29-30, 2004, 1 to 4 pm.

More Doors Open Toronto
Over 100 Toronto properties of architectural and / or historic significance are all open to visitors May 29-30, 2004. Pre-registration is not required. A Program Guide will be published in the Toronto Star, "What's On" section on May 20 2004. Hours vary at each location.
Doors Open Toronto Program Development Office
Culture Division, City of Toronto
Metro Hall Room 207
55 John St., Toronto, Ont., M5V3C6
May 29-30, 2004
Doors Open at Doris McCarthy's Fools Paradise

Orchestra Toronto Season Finale
George Weston Recital Hall
Erin Cooper-Gay: Horn
MacMillan: Overture in D
Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1, Op. 11, in E Flat Major
Brahms: Symphony No. 1, Op. 68, in C Minor
Sun. May 30 2004, 3:00 pm

Toronto Historical Association
Next meeting. - Wed., June 2, 2004, 7pm, Meeting House, Riverdale Farm
Speaker - Kim Seward-Hannam, Project Manager, Greater Toronto Area, Parks Canada
Federal Commemorative Program - The presentation will be about Canada’s national program of historical commemoration and will include an overview of the family of National Historic Sites across the country and in Toronto. Also a summary of the federal designation process, an outline of the role of Parks Canada in the National Historic Sites Program and highlights of new objectives to increase the number of designations.
Box 67, Toronto’s First Post Office, 260 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 1N1
Wed., June 2, 2004, 7pm

Brockville Celtic Festival
Celtic Festival Office
Brockville, Ontario, K6V 5T7
June 4, 5, 6, 2004

The Bush Ladies Remixed
Molly Thom, author of the critically acclaimed play The Bush Ladies has kindly allowed Montgomery’s Inn to adapt portions of her play as a fundraiser to support the Drama & Education programs. There are also stories of Etobicoke’s own pioneering women, refreshments and a cooking demonstration.
Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St. West. Cost $15.
June 4 and 5, 8 pm

Scottish Gaelic Immersion
The American Gaelic Society and Celtic Studies, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto host the 8th Annual ACGA Scottish Gaelic Immersion weekend. Guest instructors include Alec MacDonald(Scotland), Jeff MacDonald (Cape Breton), Dr. Ken Nilsen (St. Francis Xavier University), Effie Rankin (Cape Breton)) and Scottish Gaelic singer Catherine Ann MacPhee.
June 11 - June 14 2004

Georgetown Highland Games
Georgetown Fairgrounds
June 12, 2004

Scottish Gaelic Immersion Weekend
Presented by American Gaelic Society and Celtic Studies, St. Michael's College
June 11-14 2004

Highland Creek Watershed Community Celebration
In celebration of Canadian Rivers Day -- cleanup, games, displays and Barbecue.
Thomson Memorial Park (Brimley and Lawrence)
June 13 2004, 11 am to 3 pm

Windsor Celtic Festival
Civic Terrace, Windsor
The Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre
June 18-20, 2004

Junque in June
The biggest annual fundraiser for the Tollkeeper’s Cottage will be held on June 18, 19, 20 at Roy’s Square, south-east corner of Yonge and Bloor all day on all 3 days -- treasurers, furniture and books. 416-515-7546
June 18, 19, 20

The Opening Act
The Opening Act play an eclectic blend of genres including 50’s/60’s rock and pop, folk, country, pop and blues to name a few. Their style focuses on interesting arrangements, tight harmonies and onstage fun.
Sentimental Journey
23906 Highway 48, Baldwin
North of Ravenshoe, South of Baldwin -- Less than an Hour from Toronto
June 18 2004, 7 pm

Beginner Irish Set Dancing
Montgomery's Inn, Dundas Street and Islington Avenue.
This class is for people who want to learn Irish set dancing but might feel a little intimidated to try. Classes are limited to 20 people, so rgistration is required. Call Maureen Mulvey at 416-446-6993 for details and to register.
Sunday June 20, 2004, 1 pm - 3 pm

East Toronto National Aboriginal Day PowWow 2004
East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club
June 20 2004

Wildflower Planting
Ashbridges Bay Park
Meet inside the park south of Lakeshore Blvd.
Sponsored by the East Toronto Climate Action Group and Toronto Region Conservation Authority.
Meet one of the Ashbridges here.
June 20, 10 am to noon

Scarborough Arts Council's 25th Birthday Party
"Blues on the Bluffs"
1859 Kingston Road
Friday June 25, 2004, 7 to 10 pm

Hamilton Highland Games
Ancaster Fair Grounds, Ancaster
June 26 2004

Steam Whistle Brewery Tour
The old John Street Roundhouse in Toronto has been preserved, in part, by local heritage groups.
Meet near the clock on the main concourse at Union Station at 1:15 pm.
Note that some of the fill for the Toronto rail lands came from the McCowan farm in Scarborough.
Sat. June 26 2004, 1:15 pm

Election Day in Canada
This is your chance to be heard. We have not always had the right to vote. Please exercise yours.  Read about some of our struggles to achieve democracy.
June 28 2004

Osteoporosis Support Group
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. at Markham Rd.
June 28, 10 am to noon

Embro Highland Games
Embro / West Zorra Community Centre Embro
355644 35th Line Embro, Ontario N0J 1J0
July 1st, 2004

Canada Day Celebrations and Picnics
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., noon to 8 pm
Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St., 8 to 10:30 pm
Picnic, Broadlands Community Centre, 19 Castlegrove Blvd, 1:30 to 4 pm
Picnic, Neilson Park, Finch east of Neilson, 11 am to 3 pm
Parade, Scarborough Civic Centre:  Down Brimley to Lawrence,
Picnic: Thomson Park, Brimley norht of Lawrence 11am to 5 pm,
Fireworks: Milliken District Park, 5555 Steeles Ave, east of McCowan, 10 pm
July 1 2004

Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Victoria Park, Kincardine
Kincardine Scottish Festival & Highland Games
P.O. Box 441, Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 2Y8
July 2-4, 2004

The Battles of Lundy's Lane and Chippawa
Lundy's Lane Historical Museum
Don Johnson Park, 5603 Spring St., Niagara Falls

July 2-4 2004

Cobourg Highland Games
Donegan Park, D'Arcy St. South
Cobourg, Ontario
Cobourg Highland Games Society
Box 424, Cobourg
Ontario, K9A 4L1
July 3, 2004

Kew Beach United Church Presents "Voices in Praise"
A 38 voice Youth Choir from Friendship United Methodist Church, Maryland.
140 Wineva Ave.
July 4 10:30 am

Tartan Sertoma Chatham-Kent Supreme Highland Games
Tecumseh Park, Chatham
July 9-10, 2004

Doors Open in Meaford
July 10-11 2004

Ontario Plowmen's Association
Barn Dance Fundraiser for the International Plowing Match

Ayton, Normanby Arena

July 10 2004

Art in the Park
40 artists and crafters with items such as fine art cards, hand-painted silk scarves, ceramics.
Scarborough Storytellers -- Bluffers Tales -- from 1 to 3 pm.
Harrison Estate Park behind The Bluffs Gallery
1859 Kingston Rd.
July 10, 10 am to 5 pm

We Lived a Life and Then Some
Classic Theatre
P.O. Box 29 Cobalt
ON,  P0J1C0
This play captures the spirit of the people who lived and worked in the hard-rock mining town of Cobalt. In 1903 the richest silver find in the world was uncovered by a blacksmith in Northern Ontario. Experience the energy of a town gripped by silver fever and the harsh reality of working underground.
Saturdays, July 10 to Aug. 17, 8 pm
Saturday, July 17 and Aug. 7, 2 pm

Garden Tour
Scarborough Garden and Horticultural Society
Start at Scarborough Village Community Centre
Sunday July 11, 12: 30 to 4 pm

Orillia Scottish Festival
Couchiching Beach Park
July 17, 2004

Cliffhanger Productions
This summer, Cliffhanger presents "Bird's Eye View" at The Guild Inn Gardens, 201 Guildwood Parkway, Scarborough
What if there were no natural places left for birds to live? Meet a remarkable assortment of feathered creatures as they migrate to Big City and confront its challenges: finding jobs, renting apartments, avoiding glass towers... a comical picture of modern life, told from a bird's eye view.
Opens July 19 and runs through Aug. 5
Mondays through Thursdays at 11 AM and 2 PM
Plus one special evening performance on Aug 6 at 7:30 pm

Cambridge Highland Games
Churchill Park
July 17, 2004

Very Berry Social
155 Upper Canada Drive, Willowdale.
The North Toronto Historical Society are sponsoring a traditional Canadian dessert, tea and cold punch afternoon. Also browse among the book tables. Door prize. 
Sunday, July 18 - 2-4 pm

Highlands of Durham Games & Celtic Festival
Port Perry Fair Ground and in Uxbridge
July 24-25, 2004

Peace and Harmony Art Exhibition, Poetry Reading and Music
Presented by the Canadian Poetry Association
Bluffers Park, Scarborough
July 25, noon to 8 pm

July 16 to Aug 2, 2004
Caribana was created in 1967 as a community heritage project for Canada's Centennial year. Based on Trinidad Carnival, this street festival now also includes the music, dance, food and costumes of Jamaica, Guyana, the Bahamas, Brazil and other cultures represented in Toronto, the world's most culturally diverse city.
Toronto's Caribana Festival falls on the anniversary of the emancipation from slavery in Trinidad, Aug 1 1834, and also on the date of a European festival celebrating the first loaf from the new year's wheat and the opening of the fields for common pasturage -- known as Lammas in Scotland.
The street festival aspect of the Trinidad Carnival began in about 1834 with the emancipation of the slaves. In 1840 Rev. Alexander Kennedy of Greyfriars Presbyterian Church in Trinidad was honoured by the Anti-Slavery Society for his work in bettering the conditions for slaves. Born near Cumnock, Ayrshire, Rev. Kennedy had been a University of Glasgow classmate of Robert McCowan, eldest son of David McCowan, an architect in Trinidad. There is very little doubt that David McCowan brought Kennedy to Trinidad to preach at Greyfriars. During this period, his son, Dr. Robert McCowan, was a military surgeon in Trinidad.
It is strongly believed that David McCowan and his brother James had been emancipated from the virtual slavery of coalmining in Scotland in 1799.
Caribana is being held  from July 16 to Aug 2, 2004.

Town of Haileybury 100th Anniversary Celebration
Meet one of the "promoters" of Temiskaming Shores a century ago.
July 26 to Aug. 1, 2004

Glengarry Highland Games
Kenyon Agricultural Society Fairgrounds
Maxville Fairgrounds, near Ottawa
P.O. Box 106 Maxville, ON, K0C1T0
July 30-31, 2004

Scarborough Rotary Ribfest
Live entertainment and karaoke contest
Thomson Memorial Park (Brimley and Lawrence)
July 30 to Aug. 2 2004, 11 am to 11 pm

Bayfield Antiques Show and Sale
Proceeds to Trinity Anglican Church
Aug. 6 to 8

Arnprior Fair
Aug 6-8 2004

Wilberforce Fair
Aug 6-7

Art Naturally at the Guild
Arts Festival in the beautiful Guild Gardens atop the Scarborough Bluffs
100 Artists, live music and performances, Interactive kids' activities, Food Fair
201 Guildwood Parkway
Scarborough Arts Council
Sat. Aug. 7 2004, 10am to 6pm and
Sun. Aug 8, 10am to 5pm

A Night of Latin Guitar
Special evening performance with Borg and Vella and special guest Jorge Miguel
In Concert on the Greek Theatre stage, The Guild Gardens
201 Guildwood Parkway
Scarborough Arts Council
To order: 416-698-7322
Aug 7 at 7:30

Goderich Celtic Festival & College
Box 171, Goderich, N7A 3Z2
Aug 6-8 2004

Campbellford Seymour Agricultural Fair
Aug 6-8 2004

Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Fergus & District Community Centre
550 Belsyde Ave. E., Fergus
Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
PO Box 25, Fergus, Ontario, N1M 2W7
August 13-15, 2004

Hastings County Farm Show and Plowing Match
Aug. 18-19

Sarnia Highland Games
Centennial Park
August 20-21, 2004

North Lanark Highland Games
Almonte (near Ottawa)
August 21, 2004

Rural Ramble Farm Tour in Northumberland County
Aug. 21-22 2004

Bayfield Fall Fair and Parade
Third weekend in August

Tecumseh Corn Festival
Tecumseh. One of Ontario's Top 50 Festivals.
Aug 26 to 29

Iron Horse Festival
St. Thomas
Aug 26 to 29

Toronto Buskerfest
St. Lawrence Market, 92 Front St. East
Bring some change to reward the buskers for a good performance. Proceeds will support Epilepsy Toronto.
Aug. 26 to 29, 2004, noon to midnight (Sunday noon to 5)

Maple Leaf Country Jubilee
At Sentimental Journey
(For more information call George (705) 326-8793 or Chef (705) 324-7884)
23906 Highway 48, Baldwin
North of Ravenshoe, South of Baldwin -- Less than an Hour from Toronto
Aug. 27-29 2004

Markdale Fall Fair
Aug. 27 to 29

Bruce County Plowing Match
Aug. 27 2004

WA Porter Reunion
The reunion will be held at the CNE in a special location.
Aug 28 2004

Agriculture in The Classroom
Professional Development Day and Resource Fair for Teachers

Ontario Agri-Food Education
Country Heritage Park, Milton
8560 Tremaine Rd, Box 460 Milton, ON, L9T4Z1
Aug. 31 2004

Quilt and Heritage Show
Minden Community Centre
Sept. 11-12 2004

Porcelain and Pottery I.D. Clinic
Ontario Historical Society
John McKenzie House, 34 Parkview Ave., Willowdale
Sept. 17 2004, 7-9 pm

New Liskeard Fall Fair
Sept. 16-18 2004

Strong Fall Fair
Sept. 17-19, 2004

The Beach Celtic Festival
Kew Gardens,  Toronto
Including "Kids in Kilts and Tots in Tartan" -- great fun for the little highlanders. Thirty vendors of all things Celtic.
Sept. 18 2004, 11 am to 7 pm

Archaeology Day
The Ashbridge House
1444 Queen St. E., Toronto
Sept. 18 2004, 11 am to 4 pm

Owen Sound Celtic Festival
OSCVI Auditorium, Owen Sound
Owen Sound Celtic Festival, 808 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON, N4K 2H4
September 17-19, 2004

The Amazing Loyalist Adventure
Sept. 18-19 2004

Willoughby Estate House Tour
Historic homes in the Bloor-Keele area
West Toronto Junction Historical Society
Sept 19 2004

Anne of Green Gables Day
Westfield Heritage Village, Rockton
Sept 19 2004

International Plowing Match and Rural Expo 2004
Meaford, Grey County
Box 463, Markdale, ON, N0C1H0
September 22-26, 2004

Prince Edward County Studio Tour
Sept. 24-26 2004

2004 Environment Days
Clean out your basement -- take "old stuff" to either of these 2 locations where it will be re-directed appropriately. You can take hazardous waste items as well.
Pick up composters and recycling containers.
Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Ave. E at Markham
And also at Corvette Junior Public School
30 Corvette Ave, (Kennedy / Eglinton)
Sat. Sept 25 10 am - 2 pm

Brighton Applefest
Sept. 26-28, 2004

Downsview Highland Games
Downsview Park, Toronto
Oct. 2 2004

Madawaska Valley Autumn Studio Tour
Oct. 2-3 2004

Scarborough Arts Council Annual General Meeting
1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough
Guest Speaker: Rudi Quammie Williams, Project Coordinator of The Monarch Butterfly Project
Oct. 5 2004, 7:30 pm

The Waterfront Revitalization Corp.
Public Forum to discuss their objectives and actions.
Champagne Room, Novotel Hotel, 45 The Esplanade.
416-214-1344 ext. 239
Tues., Oct. 5 2004, 7:00 to 9:30 pm

The Governor Simcoe Branch of the United Empire Loyalists 
David Scott will speak about "Law in Early Ontario".
St. David’s Anglican Church, 49 Donlands Ave at the Danforth.
Oct. 6 2004, 7:00

Weston Historical Society
Jim Gifford will talk about his book, Hurricane Hazel, Canada's Storm of the Century
Westminster United Church, 69 William St. Weston
Oct 6, 7:30

Gibson House
Pumpkins, Puddings and Pies Weekend
5172 Yonge St.
Oct. 9 to 11 from noon to 5pm 

Taste Festival
Prince Edward County's celebration of regional cuisine at the historic downtown Crystal Palace in Picton.
Oct. 10, 2004

Eatonians: The Story of the Family Behind the Family
The North York Historical Society is hosting a talk by author Patricia Phenix.
Gibson House Museum, 5172 Yonge St. 
Wed. Oct 13 at 8pm

2004 is International Year to Commemorate the Struggle Against Slavery and its Abolition
In various forms, slavery really still does exist today -- in spite of what you may think. It is vital that governments develop and implement laws against slavery and ensure that those who continue to use slaves are prosecuted.
Here's our piece on slavery.

Ontario Heritage Foundation & the Humber Heritage Committee
Plaque unveiling -- commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Hurricane Hazel. King’s Mill Park. (From the Old Mill subway station, walk north to Old Mill Rd. and then east. King’s Mill Park is on the south side of Old Mill Road.) 416-314-4902
Sat. Oct. 16 at 1pm

The Tollkeeper’s Cottage
Apples & Pumpkin Sale
Corner of Davenport and Bathurst. Purchase the fresh produce and historic recipes and see inside the Tollkeeper’s Cottage.
Sat. & Sun Oct. 16 & 17 2004, 10am to 7pm  

Creative Sewing and Needlework Festival
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
Oct. 14-17 2004

Oct. 16 2004

Hurricane Hazel Bus Tour
The York Pioneer and Historical Society and Toronto Historical Association are jointly hosting an all-day bus tour to commemorate the fiftieth Anniversary of Hurricane Hazel. Steve Pitt, author of ‘Rain Tonight’, a book on Hurricane Hazel, will be speaker and tour guide. The bus will leave Yonge and St. Clair at 9AM and travel up Yonge St. through York Mills to the Holland Marsh. Lunch at the Kortright Centre and visit their Hurricane Hazel Exhibit (including 1954 film footage of the devastation). Then more sites associated with the Hurricane in Etobicoke.
The fee is $60 per person. To reserve your seat, please call Paul Litt at 416-920-8039 or Peggy Kurtin at 416-967-6432 and leave a message. Your cheque may be made payable to ‘The Toronto Historical Association’ and mailed to THA, P.O. Box 67, Toronto’s First Post Office, 260 Adelaide St. W., Toronto M5A 1N1
Sun. Oct. 17 2004

30th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards and William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture
Carlu, Seventh Floor, 444 Yonge St.
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada will give the Kilbourn Lecture titled ‘Green Thoughts in a Green Shade: The Making of a Good City’ and will focus on how heritage contributes to a successful community. Following the lecture, Heritage Toronto will announce the recipients of the 30th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards. Tickets are $30 and include a beverage and an informal reception. Tickets can be ordered through or by calling 416-338-3886.
Mon. Oct 18 2004

Terrifying Tales in the Tavern
Montgomery's Inn
4709 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Oct. 29, 8 pm

Heritage Easements Agreements
The Cabbagetown Preservation Association will be having Wayne Morgan, Heritage Preservation Services speaking at a 7 pm meeting at the Winchester Hotel, corner of Winchester and Parliament. For info call 416-410-4259.
Thursday, Nov. 4

Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra: Postcards from the Sun and Sand
Sat. Nov. 6 2004, 8 PM

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Ninth Annual Fundraiser
Arts & Letters Club, 14 Elm St., Live Auction, music by Jason Stillman Quartet. For reservations call 416-367-8075.
Saturday, Nov. 6, 6:00 reception. 

Art Guild of Scarborough Fall Art Show and Sale
Centennial Community and Recreation Centre
1967 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough
Nov 6 and 7 2004, 10:00 to 5:00 PM

The Restoration of the Carlu
The North York Historical Society will have Michael McClelland and Scott Weir of E.R.A. Architects speak of their work.
Gibson House Museum
Wed., Nov. 10, 8 PM

New Toronto Historical Society
William Bell will talk about growing up in New Toronto and his novels for young adults.
LAMP, 185 Fifth St.
Nov. 11, 7 pm

Remembrance Day is November 11

Remembrance Day Ceremonies
-Historic Fort York, 416-392-6907, Nov. 11, 10:45am
-Cenotaph at Danforth and Kingston Rd., Nov. 11, 11 am
-Tony Stacey Centre, 59 Lawson Rd., Nov. 11, 7:30 pm

Christmas Celtic Fair
Lots of Christmas Gift ideas, including The Lowland Clearances book and CD, extensions of the acclaimed series by BBC Radio Scotland. Also Fairs and Frolics: Scottish Communities at Work and Play
Bellefair United Church, Queen St. E., Toronto 
Nov. 13 2004, 10 am to 7 pm

The Tollkeeper’s Cottage
Cranberry and Wild Rice Festival
Corner of Davenport and Bathurst.
Sat. Nov. 13, 10am to 7pm  

The Bluffs Gallery Holiday Dreams
Art and Craft Show and Sale
(To Show, Drop off your work Nov. 2-4)
1859 Kingston Rd.

Nov. 6 to Dec. 24 2004

Ontario Historical Society Cookbook Caper
Annual cookbook sale and tearoom
John McKe zie House, 34 Parkview Ave., Willowdale
Nov 14 2004, 1 - 4 pm

Cliffside Village Revitalization Committee
Banner Design Competition for a stretch of Kingston Rd.
Deadline for entry is Nov. 30 2004

St. Andrew's Ball
Canadian Room of the Royal York Hotel. Reception at 6 PM.
Co-sponsored by the 48th Highlanders and the St. Andrew's Society of Toronto.
Nov. 15 2004

Autumn Auction at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
Join the 20th Annual Autumn Auction, benefiting Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity St. This year’s auction will include 2 roundtrip airline tickets to New York City, plus antiques, original pieces of art and gift certificates for area attractions, restaurants and live theatre. Auction preview begins at 11:00am, silent auction and reception begin at 6:00pm and live auction at 7:30pm.  For further information call 416-863-0010.
Wednesday, Nov. 17

Governor Simcoe Branch of the UEL
70th Anniversary Luncheon.
Royal Canadian Military Institute. Noon reception for 12:30 luncheon; guest speaker Trevor Hamilton. Featuring a tour of the RCMI facility.
Contact Daryl Currie at 416-469-0851.
Saturday, November 20

2004 Ontario Volunteer Award
The Honourable Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, will be holding the Awards presentation at the Liberty Grand, 25 British Columbia Road, Exhibition Place.
(Here's my page on Volunteerism.)
Wed. Nov. 24 2004 at 7:30pm

Display of Creches from Around the World
Archives and Museum of St. James Cathedral
65 Church St. at Adelaide (Check for times)
Nov. 24 until Dec. 22 and again Dec. 28-30

Victorian Tea, Craft and Bake Sale
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum
Nov. 26 2004, 12 - 3 pm

Fairmount Christmas Fair
Fairmount Junior Public School, 31 Sloley
Craft tables; Tea room; Games room; Silent and Dutch auctions; Pictures with Santa; Live reindeer; Pony rides; Performance by Fairmount choir; Toronto Police; Toronto Fire Department
Saturday, November 27, 2004 -- 9 am to 2 pm

St. Andrew's Day
The Cross of St. Andrew, adopted as the Scottish National flag, is prominently displayed at this time of the year.
November 30 2004.

Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra: A Baroque Christmas

Sat Dec. 4 2004 8 PM

Scarborough Arts Council Holiday Bake Sale & Open House
Scarborough Arts Council & The Bluffs Gallery
1859 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1N 1T3
(just east of Birchmount)
Phone: 416-698-7322 Fax: 416-698-7972
Saturday, December 4, from 10 am. - 4 pm

Faces of Scarborough Photo Documentary

Musical -- A Christmas Celebration
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Scarborough
Dec. 16 2004, 7:30 pm

Fiddler Sandy MacIntyre and "Steeped in Tradition"
An evening of toe-tapping Celtic Christmas music.
Montgomery's Inn
4709 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke
Friday, Dec. 17, 2004, 8pm

Christmas Carol Sing
Sentimental Journey
905-722-9844 or 905-473-1276
23906 Highway 48, Baldwin
North of Ravenshoe, South of Baldwin -- Less than an Hour from Toronto
Dec. 17 2004, 7 pm

Family New Years Eve Party
Ab Campbell Square, 150 Borough Drive, Ellesmere and McCowan
Dec. 31 2004, 7 pm to 12:30 am

Full Circle Poetry Contest
Scarborough Arts Council
Entry Deadline is Feb. 21 2005

Robbie Burns' Birthday -- Jan. 25

The canny Scots have exported their identity around the world. From the St. Andrew’s Society in Buenos Aires to the Caledonian Club in Moscow ... all germinated from a sense of fellowship and a pride of achievement for common folk. It is perhaps the two-century influence of the worldwide hero of common folk, Robert Burns, that gave rise to the expression, "There are two kinds of people: Scots and those who wish they were!" Perhaps this expression sounds just a touch arrogant! But really, the Scot Robert Burns is truly the universal hero of common folk and, the world over, his name his synonymous with "striving for a just society". And that is something that everyone can wish to be a part of! To satisfy yourself that Burns is as internationally important as we say, start by going to one of the Burns Suppers in late January.

Celtic Music Concert
Guitarist Tony McManus from Paisley, Scotland, performs a concert at the Bloor St. United Church, 300 Bloor St. W., Toronto.
416-787-6524: Toronto Fingerstyle Guitar Association
Sat. Jan. 15 2005, 8 pm

Scarborough Arts Council and Toronto Region Conservation Authority Present
Metamorphosis: A Celebration of Arts and Environment
Heron Park Community Centre, 292 Manse Rd.
Saturday Jan 22, 2005, 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Friends of Rabbie Burns -- An 1834 Burns Night
Experience a Burns Club gathering the real old-fashioned way!
At The Village Tea Room, 2967 Kingston Road, 416-267-3855.
Jan 25 2005, 7 pm

More Burns Suppers here...

St. Andrew's Society of Toronto Annual General Meeting
Feb. 17, 2005

RSCDS Toronto Scottish Country Dance Association
42nd Annual Tartan Ball at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto.
February 19, 2005.

14th Invacare Spinal Tap Mixed Bonspiel
Our 13 year total now stands at over $120,000 raised for spinal cord injury research and to promote the sport of wheel-chair curling. With your support we hope to break the $150,000 barrier. This year’s Spinal Tap promises to be another great day, which includes a dinner and dance, the popular Celebrity Wheelchair Challenge, and over $6,000 in great prizes.
Thornhill Country Club, 905-881-3000
Saturday, March 5th, 2005

RSCDS Toronto Scottish Country Dance Association
Beginners Night Monthly Dance at Crescent School, Toronto
March 12 2005

Spring Clean Up in Cliffside Village
Cliffside Village Revitalization Committee
April 23 2005 10 am

St. Nicholas Church Rummage Sale
1512 Kingston Rd east of Warden
April 29-30 2005

World War II 60th Anniversary Concert
East York Concert Band
With many Musical Reflections on the War
The Blue Danube Restaurant, 1686 Ellesmere Rd., 1 block east of McCowan Rd.
Mon. May 2 2005, 8 pm

Birchmount Baseball Registration
Birchmount Community Centre, 93 Birchmount Dr.
May 3, 7-9 pm

East Toronto Climate Action Group
Tree Planting at Ashbridges Bay
May 7 2005, 2 pm

Carassauga Festival of Cultures
Pavilions throughout Mississauga
May 27, 28, 29 2005

Malvern: Movin' on... Movin' Forward
Celebrate the accomplishments of the youth of Malvern
30 Sewells Rd.
June 4 2005

Maryvale Public School 50th Anniversary Reunion
1325 Pharmacy Ave
Sat. June 4  2005

The Beach Garden Party
Help preserve the Kew Williams Cottage, Kew Beach
June 4 2005, 10 am - 5 pm

Scarborough Garden and Horticultural Society
Garden Tour
Tickets at the Scarborough Village Commuity Centre (Markham/ Kingston)
June 26 2005, Noon to 4 pm

What About Luv?
Presented by The Old Church Dinner Theatre.
643 Mill St., Port Elgin, Ontario
Aug 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2005

Ron Ellis Team Canada Foundation Fundraiser -- Glory Years
Cruise with Stanley Cup champs Bobbie Baun, Johnny Bower and Ron Ellis and entertainers Robbie Lane, George Olliver, Little Caesar and the Consuls.
Dinner, dance and Boat Cruise.
Queens Quay Terminal, Toronto, Mariposa Cruise Lines' Northern Spirit
416-699-4238 or 416-699-0036
Aug. 18 2005, Boarding at 6:30 pm

Old Time Threshing Bee
The Puslinch Historical Society
Guelph area -- Corner of Wellington Road 34 and Victoria Rd.
Aug. 20 and 21 2005

Economic Development Public Consultation
Scarborough Civic Centre
Sept 13 2005, 6 pm

Spider Jones Workshop
What parents can do to protect their teens from gangs, violence and drugs.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
115 St. Andrew's Rd., Scarborough, Ont., M1P 4N2, 416-438-4100
or call 416-909-6031
Sept. 15 2005, 7:30 pm

Ontario Historical Society History Book Sale -- Fundraising
Over 2000 books donated from the private collection of Professor and historian Michael Bliss as well as other historians, priced from $3 each. Many rare titles.
John McKenzie House, 34 Parkview Ave., Willowdale. 416-226-9011
Sat Sept 17 2005, 10 am - 4 pm

Ashbridge House -- Archaeology Day
1444 Queen St. E.
Hosted by the Ontario Archaeology Society
Sat Sept 17 2005, Noon - 4 pm

Niinwin Dabaadjmowin at Historic Fort York
Unveiling an 80 foot mural created by young people from the Tumivut Youth Shelter to celebrate First Nation Culture. There will also be drumming & dance performances, a video screening and traditional food.
Sat. Sept. 17 from 1 to 5pm

Terry Fox Run Along the Boardwalk
Starting at Ashbridges Bay
Sun Sept 18 2005, 8:30 am

Walking Tour of Queen St. W.
Fund Raiser for the Parkdale Community Information Centre
Meet at Dovercourt and Queen at 1 pm. For info--
Sunday, Sept. 18, 1 pm 

Scarborough Residents Association Meeting
Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd.
Sept 21 2005, 7 pm

The Beach Celtic Festival
Kew Gardens,  Toronto
Including "Kids in Kilts and Tots in Tartan" -- great fun for the little highlanders. Many vendors of all things Celtic. or
Sept. 24 2005, Noon to 7 pm

Harvest Festival at Todmorden Mills Heritage Musem
Annual art show & sale, live music by Erynn Marshall & Chris Coole & an exhibit in the Papermill Gallery.
Sunday, Sept 25

Woodbine Firehall Open House
Queen St. E. at Woodbine
100th Anniversary
Oct. 1 2005, Noon

Scottish Highland Dance -- "Mother Tongue"
Presented by Touch of Tartan (details on this page)
Betty Oliphant Dance Theatre

Thurs, October 6 and Fri, Oct. 7 2005, 8 pm

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