Share Your Stories & Learn More! Make note of these events on June 7 and 13, 2015 – and many more into September

The Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre has some great storytelling events lined up from June 7, 2015 into September 2015.

The Assembly Hall. Jaan Pill photo

The Assembly Hall. Jaan Pill photo

Tara Mazurk, Curator of the L Space Gallery at Humber College, reports: “We have our first roundtable share-your-story on Sunday June 7th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Assembly Hall.

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Everything I know about the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre and the L Space Gallery impresses me thoroughly: The work that’s being done – by way of sharing and preserving of stories by local residents of all ages, among many other projects – inspires me tremendously. I am very pleased to be helping out with this project.

June 13, 2015 Long Branch Fest event

One of the storytelling events as explained at the link at the beginning of this blog post, takes place as part of the First Annual Long Branch Fest starting at 8:00 pm on June 13, 2015 at the corner of Twenty Ninth Street and Lake Shore Blvd. West at the empty lot that is situated there. That’s an awesome venue for the sharing of stories.

Tara Mazurk

A number of speakers have been lined up including Tara Mazurk, the Curator of the L Space Gallery at Humber College. The other speakers, who will also be sharing stories about the History of Long Branch include:

Tom Millar

A long-time resident of Etobicoke, Tom Millar was raised in the Ottawa Valley and enjoyed playing around the Rideau River. He is one of a group of people working to save the iconic Bala Falls, by seeking to stop a small hydro plant project within the Bala Heritage Conservation District.

Jaan Pill

Jaan Pill is a documentary maker and writer whose Preserved Stories website at deals with local history in south Etobicoke and Lakeview. A retired teacher, he has been active for thirty years in volunteer work focusing on community self-organizing and media relations at the local, national, and international levels.

Adam Feldman

Adam Feldman is a local resident who has a deep interest in the environment, social housing, and income polarization. To address these issues both in South Etobicoke and beyond, Adam will be commencing legal studies at Osgoode Hall this fall. He also writes on his website:

Barry Kemp

A retired civil servant who has spent most of his life residing in the Villages of south Etobicoke, Barry Kemp enjoys the local amenities of lake and beaches, creeks, and forests. Study of local history is a source of satisfaction for him. He notes: “We have much to look forward to.”

Anthony Savidge & Hayley Ryerson

We will also have two young local musicians performing at this event. Anthony Savidge and Hayley Ryerson, whose bios we will share in the next while, will provide some duo fiddle cajon music that will serve as interludes between the above-noted speakers.

See you there – Twenty Ninth and Lake Shore Blvd. West, 8:00 pm on June 13

Once the program is officially in place, we will share what highlights about the content of each of the above-noted talks. For a start, their above-noted bios establish a context for the stories that each speaker will share. We look forward to meeting you at this event.


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