Oodles of Noodles

NOODLES

Wednesday July 5 @ 6:00pm in the Community Room 

 Members are welcome to come down and help cook a great noodle dish. These yummy dishes will then be circulated to members who want / need. This will be a fun way to connect with one another and help out members of our community. Many dishes will also feature produce directly from our co-op garden! How cool is that?

For more information or to get involved please contact

Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x204
rhayward@dianefranklingco-op.com

6 Nations of the Grand River Bus Trip

Saturday July 15, 9am – 6pm

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DFC is excited to announce that we will be hosting a bus trip to the 6 Nations of the Grand River, a vibrant Haudenosaunee community situated along the Grand River just outside of Brantford Ontario. Guests will enjoy a day of sightseeing, learning and get to take in two amazing programs developed by the 6 Nations Tourism Board;

 Where Cultures Meet @ The Kayanse Long House
 On The Water – Canoeing or Paddle Boarding.
 We will also have time to visit museums, galleries and shops.

This trip is open to any members that are interested in attending. It will be a great chance to get out of the city and connect with the rich history and traditions of the Haudenosaunee people. There is space for up to 30 members to attend and a refundable $10.00 fee to reserve your spot.

If you would like to attend or get more information please contact

Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x204
rhayward@dianefranklingco-op.com

For more information about 6 Nations of the Grand River, please visit www.sixnationstourism.ca

Kyle Scanlon Memorial

 

Tuesday July 4, 6pm – 8pm in the Courtyard of 85 Bleecker. 

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It has been 5 years since we lost co-op member Kyle Scanlon. All  members are welcome to join us as we celebrate his life and invaluable work on behalf of Toronto’s trans community. We hope to see you there.

For more information please contact
Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x204 / rhayward@dianefranklingco-op.com

 

PRIDE MONTH AT DFC!

 

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June is PRIDE month here in Toronto. To celebrate this most  festive of occasions, we have got some great programs coming up here at DFC. If you want to get involved with any of these events or would like more information please contact Ryan Hayward  416 920 7340 x204  or rhayward@dianefranklingco-op.com

YOUTH & ELDERS PROJECT

Wednesday May 31, 8pm @ Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Integrating text, movement, music, and design, a group of queer youth and elders embark on an oral history of queer lives. We have a very small block of tickets to this show. If you aren’t able to make it with the DFC group, check out other show times and dates.

TRANS NOW!

Thursday June 8, 7pm in the Community Room

We are excited to welcome local trans activist and educator Talia Johnson to speak about the fight for trans rights – around the globe and here at home. This is a great opportunity to learn and become and ally.

HOW CAMP – An Evening Of Gay Cinema

Wednesday June 14, 7pm in the Community Room

We are mega jazzed to host a sing-a-long / quote-a-long screening of gay camp classics The Wizard of Oz and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Cocktails and snacks will be served.

DFC PRIDE BRUNCH!

Saturday  June 17, 12pm – 4pm in the Courtyard

Traditionally, PRIDE at DFC has been a night-time affair, but we are shaking things up this year. In addition to lots of great food, coffee, and cocktails, guests will also have a chance to flaunt their sass with our own lip-synch battle! Make no mistake…this will be a  festive, fun, and fierce party to let your PRIDE flag fly! PLEASE RSVP BY JUNE14TH!

TORONTO AIDS CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

Tuesday June 20, 9pm @ 519 Community Centre

Anyone interested in joining us for this annual event is welcome. The DFC group will meet in main lobby at 8:30 pm and walk over.

KNOWING TORONTO’S QUEER PAST

Wednesday June 21, 7pm in the Community Room

Tim McCaskell, local gay activist and founding member of the Body Politic, will be here to give an illuminating talk on our city’s queer past – the good, the bad and the ugly! He will also touch on some themes from his new book,  Queer Progress : From Homophobia to Homonationalism. Wine and appetizers will be served.

Bleecker Cafe!

Wednesday April 26, 1pm in the Community Room 

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Enjoy a delicious lunch with friends and neighbours. All members are welcome to attend. We are excited to let you know that we will be welcoming local musician Ali Berkok to this month’s café. He plays about town and teaches piano when time allows. Lunch will kick off at 1pm followed by Ali’s performance at about 130pm. For more information on Ali please visit his website http://www.aliberkok.com/

Please RSVP by April 24th by contacting

Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x204
rhayward@dianefranklingco-op.com

RETIREMENT PLANNING ON A BUDGET: PLAIN LANGUAGE ADVICE

Thursday April 27 at 7:00pm in the Community Room 

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This workshop will provide a general introduction to what it means to retire on a low income in Canada. Attendees will learn about the income system for low-income retirees in Ontario, how to apply for the different benefit programs (e.g. CPP, OAS, GIS) and how to maximize your retirement income.

This meaningful talk will be led by John Stapleton of Open Policy Ontario. All members are welcome to attend. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information or to confirm that you plan to attend, please contact

Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x204
rhayward@dianefranklingco-op.com

Correct Your Posture – Desk Workers Edition

 Tuesday May 2, 7pm in the Community Room 

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We happy to have Susan Green back to the co-op to teach all us desk workers how to keep good posture while we work using the Mitzvah Technique. The Mitzvah Technique is a holistic approach to changing postural patterns, which are often the leading causes of various aches and pains.

For more information about this workshop or to confirm that you are planning to attend, please contact

Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x204
rhayward@dianefranklingco-op.com

Beers ‘n’ BBQ

Thursday May 18, 6:30pm – 9:00pm in the Courtyard  

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Chef Michael Dion and local beer enthusiast Jordan St. John will be teaming up to host am informative and tasty lil event all about BBQ & Craft Beer! This will no doubt be a great evening and a great start to the spring and summer! Spaces are limited to sign up now if you want to join!

Please contact

Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x204
rhayward@dianefranklingco-op.com

Container Herb Garden Workshop

Wednesday April 26 @ 7pm
in the Community Room

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Get the supplies and know-how on creating your own herb garden for food and health with Danette Steele! There is room for up to 15 members to take part in this workshop. All supplies and materials will be provided. If you have questions or would like to attend, please contact

Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x204
rhayward@dianefranklngco-op.com