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Earth Hour in Roncesvalles Village

11080437_10206410004948078_6124953394082057884_o A great time was had by all on Saturday evening in our sixth annual Earth Hour walk down Roncesvalles Avenue.

Over 70 people attended to share the evening together, including our MP Peggy Nash.

Thanks to the organizers, especially Karyn Klaire Koski, marshals Andrea and Sarah, and RoncyWorks volunteer Veronica Feihl.

11103121_10206409983067531_6380543109670910719_oThanks also to all of the businesses who dimmed their lights for the evening. Many Roncesvalles restaurants were lit by candlelight for the evening, which made for a great atmosphere and a wonderful way to participate in this important worldwide event.

Earth Hour is now celebrated in over 170 countries around the world. Millions of Canadians participate every year.

11088954_10206409997227885_7838925428047573555_oSpecial thanks to the Revue Cinema, the Chocolateria, the Herbal Dispensary and Clinic, Fresh Collective, Cookery and Soho for their generous donations which were given to our Earth Hour trivia contest winners at the end of the walk.

See you next year!

Roncesvalles Health and Fitness Fair Coming Soon!

The First Annual Roncesvalles Health & Fitness Fair is a complete Family Wellness Event featuring education, food, fun, and activities for the whole family! Come out learn something new about your health, take your kids to the special Snap Fitness & All Healthy Kids Activity Zone, and do some shopping at the Marketplace.

2010rhff.jpgLocated at The High Park Baptist Church on Roncesvalles (9 Hewitt Avenue, one block north of the intersection of Roncesvalles and Howard Park Avenue.)

We are featuring Keynote speaker Rick Smith, Top-selling Author of the book “Slow Death By Rubber Duck, How The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health”.

Roncesvalles Historical Photo Exhibit At the High Park Library

The Roncesvalles Village Historical Society, in conjunction with local businesses, residents associations, and the Roncesvalles Village BIA, is mounting an ambitious photo exhibit at the High Park Library from November 12 to December 15. Come see what Roncesvalles, Sunnyside and High Park looked like 100 years ago (like this photo of the Revue Cinema in 1935.)

arevueexterior1935.jpegSpecial thanks to Michael Craig (Sunnyside Community Association) for spearheading this project, and Andrew Chomentowski (Image Professional Photography, Vice-chair Roncesvalles Village BIA) for his invaluable assistance.

Ekran Polish Film Festival At the Revue Cinema

The Revue Cinema (recently voted the best repertory cinema in Toronto for the third year running by NOW Magazine!) will be home to some of the best of modern Polish Cinema from November 19 to 21 with the Ekran Film Festival.

ekran2010.jpgThe entire program is presented in Polish with English subtitles. Advance tickets can be purchased at any Polimex location or at the Revue Cinema.

The Roncesvalles Village BIA is pleased to support this event. Before or after your trip to Ekran, please visit your favourite shops and restaurants on Roncesvalles!

For a complete program guide, and more info, please visit