The Gift of Giving…

You may have seen the lovely tree in the entrance hall covered in paper baubles. If you look closely, printed on each ornament is a special request. A request for an item that would help a person in need.

The Garrison Creek Daycare is asking that we all pick an ornament and bring it back along with the item to put under the tree. It’s a perfect little ‘do good, feel good’ gesture to demonstrate the spirit of the Holiday.

The deadline is tomorrow so be quick!



Dance Classes


Program Dates Winter & Spring Sessions: January 12 – March 9, 2018 & April 6 — June 15, 2018

Pre-School: 3:30 – 4:15pm, $125 per session

JK/SK: 4:15 – 5:00pm, $125 per session

Grade 1/2: 5:00 – 6:00pm, $135 per session

All classes at: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St., Unit 103

In a fun, inclusive class led by award-winning professional Canadian dance-artist Jessica Runge, students learn age-appropriate dance and choreography skills that nurture the artistic voice of each child.

A variety of styles, such as ballet, modern, and more contemporary dance genres, inform the class’ approach to movement training. Opportunities to invent movement round-out the program. Each session finishes with an original performance created by the children.

Runge has over twenty years of experience teaching creative movement to children in diverse settings.

Since 2013, Runge has been offering her one-of-a-kind creative movement classes at the beautiful studio she shares at Artscape Youngplace

Nutcracker Performance

Tickets for the 2017 Pia Bouman Nutcracker are now on sale!

Come and see the longest running Nutcracker in the City and the only one performed entirely by children.

This performance is the Pia Bouman’s School for Ballet and Creative Movement’s main fundraiser in support of the school’s bursary program. Buying tickets would make a wonderful gift – a lovely holiday experience to share with loved ones.  But it would also help give children the opportunity to experience the gift of dance and performance, regardless of financial means.

Performance Dates:
Friday, December 15 at 7:30​ ​pm
Saturday December 16 at 1:30​ pm​
Saturday December 1​6 ​​at 7:30​ ​pm
Sunday December 17 at 1:30​ ​pm

Location:  ​
Lismer Hall – Humberside Collegiate Institute, 280 Quebec Ave.

Tickets are available on-line through the following link:

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Making Sense of Math

Trustee Ausma Malik and the TDSB Ward 10 Council is pleased to invite you to a special Ward Council Meeting – Making Sense of Math on Thursday October 19th from 6pm – 8pm at Dewson Street Public School, 65 Concord Ave.

The keynote speaker is Professor Trevor Brown, who will answer the questions “why is math being taught the way it is today?” and “how can we help our kids succeed in math in a fun and engaging way”.

Child care is provided and refreshments will be served.

Datenight Play Date

Datenight Babysitting is going to have a few babysitters in Stanley Park North to oversee recess-style play between 1 and 4 PM for the next two Sundays – Oct 15 and 22.

This is not a structured program but a step towards kids going to the park by themselves. Parents will check their kids in with a Datenight Babysitter when they arrive at the park, and the babysitters will watch over them as they play.  The idea is that kids get to play at the park with their friends while their parents can pool together resources to access affordable child care and get a few hours to themselves.

Kids must be 5 or older to participate.  Save your kids a spot and get your tickets now!  Play Date Tickets

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Datenight Babysitting Inc.
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