Anishinaabe First Nations in the War of 1812 (Nov. 14, 2012) ; OPSBA letter; Toronto’s new chief city planner shares views on walking to school (Dec. 5, 2012)

Heritage Toronto has informed us of an upcoming lecture on Wednesday, November 14th, at 7 p.m., titled “Anishinaabe First Nations in the War of 1812,” given by Alan Ojiig Corbiere, former Executive Director of the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation in M’Chigeng, Manitoulin Island:

1812 Corbiere Lecture

Due to limited seating, please RSVP to rostep@toronto.ca

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OPSBA sends letter to Minister Broten

Message from Debbie Wagdin on behalf of Trustee Pamela Gough:

Please find attached, for your information, a letter to Education Minister, The Honourable Laurel Broten from Michael Barrett, President of OPSBA (the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association) which is the umbrella organization for school boards in the province. In it, he outlines the concerns of the school boards about the safety of students and the deterioration of the positive learning environment within the current and future labour situation and encourages the government to work respectfully with the parties through the collective bargaining process:

letter to Minister Broten re student safety during strike action.doc

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Walking to school: The new chief planner for Toronto shares her views on walking to school (Dec. 5, 2012)

WHEN: Wednesday, December 5 at 6:00 PM

WHERE: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West

Register online at: www.walking.eventbrite.com (FREE admission; registration required)

David Juliusson comments: “I think it is something to encourage parents to attend. I believe in an active lifestyle as a core value. I just ride more than I walk. Also it is the first time to get a sense of the new chief city planner. She is someone who could make a real difference in walkable and cycling neighbourhoods.It should be an interesting evening.”

From the email thread:

From: Pamela Gough
To: David JuliussonSubject: Re: FYI – U OF T’S FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: WHAT HAPPENED TO WALKING?

Hi David, this is very interesting, thanks for passing it on. I’m a walking advocate too — this is very close to my core values of active living and walkable communities. I have registered to go and will bring my husband — amazingly, that night appears free on my calendar, normally I’m triple booked on Wednesdays. I could send this out to my email network- would you agree this is something that we should encourage parents to attend?

Pamela Gough
Trustee, Ward 3, Toronto District School Board
Email: pamela.gough@tdsb.on.ca
Tel: 416-393-1972
Website: www.tdsb.on.ca/gough
Twitter: @pamelagough

More details:

This is an interesting and relevant event and networking opportunity (no cost but requires registration: www.walking.eventbrite.com). It is hosted by University of Toronto, the keynote is Jennifer Keesmaat, and Christopher Hume will moderate a panel.

U OF T’S FREE PUBLIC LECTURE: WHAT HAPPENED TO WALKING?

Parents, children, educators, public health professionals and big-city thinkers: Be part of the discussion about creating a healthier, more walkable Toronto for our children.

WHAT HAPPENED TO WALKING?

Encouraging active school travel in Toronto

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education is hosting the fourth installment of a FREE public speakers’ series aimed at addressing current topics in sport, physical activity and health.

Featuring:

• Keynote speaker Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto’s new chief planner and a passionate advocate for walkable communities

• U of T Project BEAT (Built Environment and Active Transport) investigators, including Professors Guy Faulkner, Caroline Fusco and Ron Buliung, who will share findings on active school commuting – and children’s perspectives on the subject – in the Toronto area

• Panel discussion moderated by Christopher Hume, the Toronto Star’s award-winning architecture critic and urban issues columnist

Light refreshments will be served after the discussion.

 

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