Category Archives: Photography

Volunteers Repairing Community Rink

Repairs at Outdoor Community Rink in Henry Kelsey Park on Valens Drive

You’ll notice a lot of new boards at the outdoor rink this winter. Volunteers in the community are getting together on a number of weekends this fall to remove and replace rink boards. If you’d like to help or are interested in helping with shoveling during the winter, please send us a message on this page or the community facebook page.

The rink is open to anyone in the community during the winter. It is maintained by community members, and extra hands are always needed and appreciated!

Thank you so much to everyone who is helping get the rink ready for us all to use!

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Fun at the 2nd Annual Street Fair

IMG_00902nd Annual 33rd Street Fair!

What a fantastic day for Mayfair and for everyone who joined in the fun at the street fair!  Thank you to the organizers for making this special community event happen and for showing the great energy in the neighbourhood.

The 2nd annual street fair was brought to you by 33rd Street West’s very own Better Off Duds, Owl & Crate, and Back to Coffee Beans/S’toon Antiques and Brass Shop.

Just a few of the friendly faces from today!

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How to Build Community

  • Turn off your TV
  • Know your neighbours
  • Look up when you are walking
  • Greet people
  • Sit on your stoop
  • Plant flowers
  • Use your library
  • Play together
  • Buy from local merchants
  • Share what you have
  • Help a lost dog
  • Take children to the park
  • Garden together
  • Support neighbourhood schools
  • Fix it even if you didn’t break it
  • Have pot lucks
  • Honour elders
  • Pick up litter
  • Read stories aloud
  • Dance in the street
  • Talk to the mail carrier
  • Listen to the birds
  • Put up a swing
  • Help carry something heavy
  • Barter for your goods
  • Start a tradition
  • Ask a question
  • Hire young people for odd jobs
  • Organize a block party
  • Bake extra and share
  • Ask for help when you need it
  • Open your shades
  • Sing together
  • Share your skills
  • Take back the night
  • Turn up the music
  • Turn down the music
  • Listen before you react to anger
  • Mediate a conflict
  • Seek to understand
  • Learn from new and uncomfortable angles
  • Know that no one is silent though many are not heard.
  • Work to change this.