August 01, 2013

Welcome to - Jacob Daniel Kraay, born Saturday, July 27th, 2013 weighing in at 9 lbs. 10 oz. Mommie, Daddy and big sister, Klaas, Mary Beth and Emma are doing well.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1st, 2013 - "The best cure for sea sickness, is to sit under a tree." Spike Milligan

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4th, 2013 - Historic Walk with Gene Domagala - 1:00 pm - meet at Danforth & Woodbine and walk along Danforth Avenue to Dawes Road.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4th, 2013 - Join us for morning worship - summer hours 10:00 am - Rev. Matt McKay leading.

MONDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2013 - Civic Holiday

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11th, 2013 - Big band concert with vocal jazz ensemble at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road 2:00 - 4:30 pm. An extravaganza of big band music with 8 dynamic vocalists will thrill fans of all ages. Swing Shift Big Band and Hamilton All Star Vocal Jazz ensemble combine their talents. Glen Woodcock from Jazz FM91 will MC. Tickets $25.00 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it info 416-805-1283

MISSION CAPSULES: Winnipeg Inner City Missions is helping bring hope to the troubled inner city of Winnipeg. A young man is working full time at a job he enjoys. Twelve years ago there was not much hope that he would be able to break through generations of poverty and gang involvement. A woman in her early fifties is working full time with WICM's after school programs, providing healthy alternatives to street life. Five years ago she was a prostitute, addicted to crack cocaine. A grandmother who was not there for her own children is raising her grandchildren so that they are not lost to the child welfare system. Children and youth in WICM's after school programs are at grade level or ahead of their peers in school. Church members are recovering their identity and their sense of worth as First Nations followers of Christ. Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... are helping to rebuild lives, one person at a time.

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS with Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon. August 22nd - Princess Bride at East Lynn Park. August 25th - Life of Pi at Jonathan Ashbridge Park, September 14th - Rise of the Guardians at Stephenson Park. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Info 416-392-1376

MORE STRANGE FACTS:

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes!

Owls are the only birds who can see the colour blue!

Penguins can jump six feet in the air!

The Basenji is the only dog which does not bark!

All polar bears are left handed.

Have a good week -- MB