DFC Honey Party!

Tuesday October 22 @ 6:00pm in the Community Room

Our bees have had quite the productive summer up on the roof! We have to start prepping the hive for winter and this means getting all that honey out, Honey! Members are invited to join in at the DFC Honey Party start extracting some of the goods! Spaces are limited to a maximum of 20 for the event. If you are interested in attending, please contact Ryan Hayward in the co-op office.

DFC Creative Writing Group

DFC AND Honey Novick are excited to announce details for the revamped Creative Writing Classes. Each month, members will be welcome to stop in and explore their thoughts and feelings on pointed themes and world events. The group will now be meeting monthly on Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the Community Room. The first meet up will be on;

Date: Monday October 28 @ 630pm 
Topic: What’s the difference between gratitude
and appreciation?

Date: 20191009

DFC Thanksgiving Dinner

Sunday October 13th @ 3pm in the Community Room 

The co-op will handle meat and potatoes (pun intended) of the event. Guests are encouraged, but not required, to bring other side dishes or  deserts to share. The fun will kick off at 3:00 pm with appetizers and mingling.  Dinner will be served around 5:00pm.

Volunteers Needed

We will need all kinds of member help to pull this event off! If you are interested and able to assist, please contact Ryan Hayward in the main office.

Haunted Distillery Walk

Thursday October 17 @ 7:00pm 

With tales of gruesome accidents, the perilous world of whiskey-making and the explosive War of 1812, you’ll quickly see why this is area is known as one of Toronto’s most haunted spots. Join us as we stroll along the cobblestone streets of the historic Distillery District and area by lantern light.

Spaces are limited to a maximum of 20 members and is totally FREE!! If you would like to join, please contact Ryan Hayward in the co-op office.

Yoga & Writing Classes!

Iyengar Yoga Classes!

DFC and Kathryn Payne are happy to announce plans for another round of  Iyengar Yoga classes this fall. This round of classes is slated to start in October. We want to ensure that classes are scheduled on days and times that allow for maximum participation. If you are interested in claiming a spot for this round of classes, please let us know what works for you; Weekday evenings? Weekend mornings or afternoons? Let us know by contacting Ryan Hayward in the co-op office.

Creative Writing Classes

DFC AND Honey Novick are excited to announce details for the revamped Creative Writing Classes. Each month, members will be welcome to stop in and explore their thoughts and feelings on pointed themes and world events.  The group will now be meeting monthly on Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the Community Room. The first meet up will be on;

Date: Wednesday October 9

Topic:  What’s the difference between gratitude
and appreciation? 


DFC Explores… Roncesvalles Village & The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

Sunday September 29, 11:00am – 5:00pm 


 MemberS are invited on this day trip to the west end! We’ll tour some shops, restaurants, take in a demo or two and then visit the new Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art! More details soon!

Stay tuned for more DFC Explores events where we’ll head to a different parts of town and explore.

Organic Pick Up!

We have gotten feedback from members  that the smell of the bins can, at times, be unpleasant. To curb this, we will be implementing the following;

 

  • The Organic bins will be placed in the chute rooms on the 5th & 8th floors from 2:00pm on Tuesdays to 8:00am Wednesday mornings.
  • Deodorizers will be placed in the chute rooms to reduce smells that may come from the bins.

 

This is still a new program at the co-op and we are aware that there might be some tweaking needed to ensure it runs effectively and with as little inconvenience to members as possible. If you have concerns or suggestions, please contact Ryan Hayward in the co-op office.

Ryan Hayward

416 3920 7340 x204 / rhayward@dianefranklingco-op.com

Nourish

NOURISHPIC

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.