The impetus for this dialogue is that these issues matter to us all.
Engaging in the arts changes the course of your life and your brain. Beginning from childhood, the arts foster mental development, sculpt brain maturation, and lessen the effects of poverty and social disadvantage. As we age, art provides a buffer against cognitive decline, allowing us to maintain an island of humanity in the face of a sea of mental, physical and brain loss.
Join us for this free event with music, dialogue & workshops hosted by Dr. Luis Fornazzari MD, FRCPC, Behavioural Neurology, University of Toronto.
In church tradition, the Day of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, has become known as a day to bless animals. The link to St. Francis and blessing animals flows from his theological stance regarding the care of creation and a belief of the interconnectedness of all things.
At Beach United Church, we plan to engage in this tradition through an outdoor service on Sunday, May 7 at 10:30am.
Bring your pets! All are welcome – from cats to cockatiels; hamsters to hares!
We are excited to be hosting an EcoFair at Beach United on Saturday, May 6th from 10am-2pm.
Entry is free and welcome to everyone!
We will have more information on our 35+ vendors, exhibitors and speakers very shortly and will feature them on our social media accounts (Instagram / Facebook), so please stay tuned! If you’re interested in why a church might be interested in environmental issues, please take a look at this blog post.
SPEAKERS IN OUR MAIN HALL:
11am: Lana Goldberg from Environmental Defence Fund on “A Gas Plant Expansion in the east end of Toronto?”
12pm: Paul Dowsett – Retro Fit Coach from The Pocket Change Project
1pm Dr. Lori Stahlbrand from George Brown College on Food Sustainability
IN THE KITCHEN:
12:30pm: Nettie Cronish, organic chef, culinary instructor and cookbook author cooks up some delicious treats and you’ll get to sample
What else to expect!
Meet “Hot Dog” the Snapping Turtle
Find out about Wildlife in the City
Arts and Crafts
Bike safety check and minor tuneups
Spin the Wheel of Waste
Talk with Energy advisors & Retro Fit coach
Plant a native species seed
Spot invasive species
Bring your own cup for free tea
How to get Green Grants
Beekeeper and his honey
Zero waste take out
Delicious Food from Animal Liberation Kitchen
EVs & chargers
Grow a Butterfly/Pollinator Garden
Jewelry from Recycled material
Find out how to Reduce Food Waste
It should be a great day and there will be something for everyone. If you’re interested in volunteering on the day of, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org