There are two important community gatherings happening this week that I thought I should mention:
1) Trinity Bellwoods Community Association – Monday Feb 27, 7PM – Trinity Bellwoods Recreation Centre, 2nd Floor – At monthly TBCA meetings we attempt to build community awareness and facilitate civic discourse on such issues as city bylaws, community safety, building development and the quality and use of parks and public spaces. Our meetings are open to all members of the public, hope to see you there!
2) Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park – Thursday March 1, 7PM, Trinity Bellwoods Recreation Centre – Annual Winter Spring General Meeting – from their site:
“We are going to combine our regular Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Community Meeting with a ‘Park People” Meeting. Do you have an interest or concern having to do with Trinity Bellwoods Park? Want to volunteer in the park? Give us a shout in advance and we’ll put it on the agenda, or simply come by and we’ll add it to “Other Business”
For the second half of the evening, please join Park People and Friends of Trinity Bellwoods to discuss how communities can organize to care for local parks. Friends of Trinity Bellwoods will describe how we host events, review permit applications, and ask for donations from film companies on location in our park. We will also give a brief history of our adopt-a-tree program, farmer’s market, greenhouse, playground and outreach strategy. Executive Director, Dave Harvey, will present Toronto Park People’s new Park Friends Group Handbook. Park People needs your input to empower communities across the GTA to care for local parks. Park People is also looking for feedback on their new website at http://www.parkpeople.ca/.
Both are great opportunities for you to become involved in your neighbourhood or your park!