Repair Cafe

Saturday March 10, 12:00pm – 4:00pm 

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There will be skilled volunteers to help fix;

Electronics, Home Appliances and Small Furniture

If you have items that need fixing please bring them down! Registration will start at 11:30am in the main lobby. There will be coffee, snacks and refreshments on hand along with music and board games to help pass the time while you wait!

If you have any questions please contact

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

Winters Journey

A Musical Recital 

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 Please join Barry St. Denis (Tenor) and David Swan (Pianist) for an intimate recital of Franz Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter’s Journey), Wilhelm Müller’s sumptuous poems of love and loss set to Schubert’s hauntingly beautiful music.

Tuesday February 27, 7:00pm
In the Community Room.
All members are welcome to attend.

Black History Month at DFC

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Film Screening w/ Kevin Courrier – Pressure Point
Sidney Poitier plays a psychoanalyst in a Federal prison during the Second World War who treats a young incarcerated American Nazi (Bobby Darin) suffering from blackouts. But their sessions do more than cure his malady. They instead delve deeper inside the root causes of his racism.

Thursday February 15th, 7pm in the Community Room
Film Screening w/ Kevin Courrier – George Washington
David Gordon Green’s drama follows a group of black kids growing up in a depressed rural town in North Carolina, as seen through the eyes of 12-year-old Nasia. After breaking up with her show-off boyfriend Buddy (played by Curtis Cotton III), she withdraws from her delinquent friends and becomes romantically interested in a strange, introverted boy named George Washington.

Wednesday February 28, 1pm in the Community Room
Bleecker Café & Film Screening w/ Kevin Courrier
All members we welcome to join for a great lunch with friends and neighbours. Following lunch we will enjoy a screening of the documentary What Happened to Nina Simone

Wednesday February 28, 8pm at Buddies in Bat Times Theater
Black Boys
DFC has purchased a bloc of 10 tickets for the play Black Boys . The play is described as a “timely exploration of queer male Blackness” and is created from the lives of three people seeking a deeper understanding of themselves, of each other, and of how they encounter the world .

There is no need to sign up for movie screenings. If you would like to attend the Bleecker Café or the performance of Black Boys, please contact
Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 X204 / rhayward@dianefranklingco-op.com

 

Sake 101

Tuesday February 13, starting at 7pm in the Community Room 

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Co-op member Mymi Jarrell will lead this informative workshop all about sake – the official libation of Japan! As we sample different kinds of sake, we’ll learn about all the variations and how they are made. There will be plenty of sushi will be on hand to enjoy and pair with our sake!

There is space for up to 15 members to take part. To sign up or get more information, please contact

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

The Perks of Coffee

Thursday March 1, 2018 starting at 6:30pm in the Community Room 

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We all know about the energizing benefits of coffee, but did you know it could be used for improved digestion and skin care? True story!

DFC, along with Holistic Nutritionist and skin care guru Graydon Moffat, will be hosting a DIY based workshop using coffee! We will be making pro-biotic coffee based smoothie and the using the grinds from that to make an ex-foliating rub! For more information on Graydon’s skin line, please visit https://graydonskincare.com

There is space for up to 15 members to take part in this workshop. If you would like to join in or get more information, please contact

Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x204
rhayward@dianefranklingco-op.com
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DFC Recycling Program – February Pick Up Dates

We are happy to say that this initiative has been a huge success! As we bring it into 2018, we wanted to give a quick refresher on how to best participate;

  • Simply leave your recycling in a clear plastic bag or plastic shopping bag in front of your unit on specific pick up dates and times. Please do not leave recycling out on any dates / times outside of the posted schedule.
  • Please ensure that you are only placing accepted recycling items into your bags. If you aren’t sure, please visit the cities Waste Wizard page or contact Ryan Hayward for printed materials.
  • Please do not place any organic waste in your recycling bags. It’s just gross and unpleasant for volunteers to handle.

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Saturday February 3rd , 10am – 12pm

Tuesday February 6th , 10am – 12pm

Thursday February 8th , 6pm – 8pm

Tuesday February  13th, 10am – 12pm

Saturday February 17th, 10am – 12pm

Tuesday February 20th, 6pm – 8pm

GAME ON! Board Game Days

 

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We will be hosting Games Days each Saturday in February for anyone that would like to participate. We will have games on hand to play but guests are welcome to bring favourites from home. Snacks and refreshments will be on hand. We hope to see you there!

Saturday February 3, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday February 10, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday February 17, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday February 24, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

No need to sign up! Just show up when you are able. For more information about this event series, please contact

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

Cheesy Aerobics

 Every Friday morning @ 10:00am in the Community Room

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Have fun and work out like its 1984! All members are welcome to join us! We’ll burn some calories, have some laughs and enjoy a refreshing fruit smoothie at the end. This is open to members of all ages and abilities.

No need to sign up, just show up! For more information please contact

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

Nourish

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According to the latest “Who’s Hungry” report by the Daily Bread Food Bank, food bank visits in Toronto are back to levels seen during the height of the recession, almost ten years ago.

Kate Halsey, a food bank coordinator for Yonge Street Mission in Regent Park, reports that they register 3 new users on a daily basis, “ranging from newcomers to Canada who have Master’s and PhD degrees, but not enough money for food; people who go back to school and are paying tuition; and people who are just trying to make ends meet at the end of the month. It could be anyone, it could be your neighbor, it could be your grandmother, your best friend. It could also be the man on the corner. There’s not a population we serve more than others.”

Indeed, many of our own co-op members may be going without proper nourishment.

With this in mind, DFC is launching the Nourish program, aimed at alleviating the food gap for our own co-op members who may be in need. Nourish  will be funded through internal and external donations, that will enable us to maintain and allocate $25.00 grocery gift cards to members, by request, as needed. All requests are strictly confidential, and can be made to Ali or Ryan, starting in early December.

All members have to do is ask.

The co-op will be accepting monetary donations from members who are able to contribute to the Nourish  fund. If members were planning on giving a holiday gift to staff, we ask that you please consider a Nourish donation instead. No amount is too small, and all donations will be gratefully accepted. Please stay tuned for more details about how to donate.

New Years Day Brunch

Monday January 1, 11:30am – 3:30pm

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Kick off your 2018 with friends, laughs and great eats at the 2nd Annual DFC New Year’s Day Brunch! The Co-op will provide big ticket items (meats, some sides etc) but guests planning to attend should bring something to share pot-luck style if they are able. Members planning to attend are kindly asked to RSVP by Wednesday December 20. To do this, get more information or volunteer to help out at the event, please contact

Ryan Hayward
416 920 7340 x204

rhayward@dianefranklingco-op.com