Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Wonderland Live and Silent Auction

Join your neighbours and fellow drop-in participants for a fun night that raises needed funds for your Centre!

Live music, craft beer tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and great items from local businesses to bid on!

Stay tuned for more information!

To donate to the Auction or volunteer to help organize the event, please speak to Ellie, Nina, or Mien at the drop-in!

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Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Auction Committee Meeting

The Winter Wonderland Auction is less than a month away: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11th ! Your fresh energy is needed in this home stretch! Please let staff or a Committee Member know how you can support this fundraiser for your Centre.

                       **Please visit the Centre before Wednesday to sign up for child care.**

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Oct
11
10:00 AM10:00

Halloween Costume Making Workshop

Whitney, who comes to the Centre with her daughter, is a do-it-yourself costumer maker! At this workshop, she will help you make your child's Halloween costume while your children play in the drop-in with staff.

Whitney will help you to make accessories for your child's costume, such as animal feet, ears, tails, feathers, etc. Supplies will be provided!

If you have a costume idea, please write it down when you sign up for the workshop,
and we will let you know if it's possible! You are also welcome to join this workshop for the company with your own supplies and knowledge of how to make your child's costume.

                      **Please visit the Centre before Wednesday to sign up before. **

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Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

Handwriting without Tears

Darlene Espinosa is an Occupational/Physiotherapist Assistant and an ECE at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in the outpatient Child Development Program. Please join Darlene as she will be taking a look at some multisensory approaches in introducing and teaching pre-printing and printing. She will be using elements from the Handwriting Without Tears program to build on our knowledge on printing.

                              **Please visit the Centre before Wednesday to sign up.**

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Sep
13
10:30 AM10:30

Outing to Science Centre

We’re going to KidSpark, a hands-on discovery area for children aged 8 and under and their caregivers. We will meet inside the Science Centre, in front of the lockers near the main entrance at 10:30 am. You may pack a lunch or purchase from the cafeteria.

Suggested donation is $10; everyone is welcome!

                      **Please visit the Centre before Wednesday to sign up.**

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Sep
6
10:00 AM10:00

Auction Committee Meeting

Before the fun night arrives, the 2017 Winter Wonderland Auction offers you a chance to develop your fundraising and event planning skills alongside other parents and caregivers, while your child plays in the drop-in.


The Auction Committee needs volunteers for various roles, from preparing the online auction catalogue to canvassing to assisting with child care for other volunteers. Today, the Auction Committee will meet upstairs while staff care for children in the drop-in.


If you would like to join the Committee, or if you would like to donate to the Auction, please speak with staff or a member of the Auction Committee.

             **Please visit the Centre to register for child care before Wednesday**

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Aug
17
4:00 PM16:00

Discussion about Learning Language

Dave Page is a special visitor during drop-in today!

Dave is an Early Literacy Specialist who will lead Song/Story Circle and facilitate a discussion about how children learn to speak and read. 

No pre-registration is required. Staff are happy to help watch your children while you join in the conversation, if you are interested.

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Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

Outing to Allan Gardens

You can meet us at Riverdale Library (Gerrard and Broadview) at 10:00 a.m. or at Allan Gardens (in front of the main entrance, on the east side of the greenhouse) at 10:30 a.m. We will walk around the greenhouse. Then, we will eat lunch and play in the playground behind the greenhouse (weather-permitting). Please pack a lunch and dress for sand and water play.

**Please sign up in the drop-in before Wednesday to let us know that you will be joining us.**

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Aug
9
9:00 AM09:00

Drop-in

Welcome back for a regular drop-in day after our summer break. Because this is our first Wednesday back after our summer break, we will not be going on an outing. We will play, sing and have snack on a regular drop-in schedule.

No pre-registration is required.

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Jul
5
10:00 AM10:00

Potluck at Jimmie Simpson Park

Join us in the park behind Jimmie Simpson Rec Centre for a potluck picnic! We’ll play in the sand, cool off in the wading pool, and maybe even play games in the green space. Bring your sun protection, swim gear, and a nut-free sweet or savoury treat to share for lunch. We will meet at the park.

**Please sign up in the drop-in before Wednesday to let us know that you will be joining us.**

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Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Outing to Corktown Common

Join us at Corktown Common, a park located near Lower River Street and Bayview Avenue. We will tour the park to see the naturalized area featuring a wetland , play in the new playground and have some fun in the splash pad. Be sure to wear appropriate clothes for the sunny weather, and don’t forget your swimsuit and lunch!

**Please sign up in the drop-in before Wednesday to let us know that you will be joining us.**

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Jun
21
10:00 AM10:00

Birthday Party at Riverdale Farm

Happy belated birthday to the drop-in! (We turned 39 in April.) To celebrate, we’ll visit the animals, have a picnic lunch, and play parachute games at Riverdale Farm.

Meet at the picnic tables outside of the farm, near the corner of Sumach Street and Winchester Street.

If you are able to bring a baked treat to share at lunch, please make sure it is nut-free.

**Please sign up in the drop-in before Wednesday to let us know that you will be joining us.**

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Screen Time Discussion with Toronto Public Health

Kathi, our Toronto Public Health Nurse, visits this Friday at 10:00.

You can ask Kathi questions, and, she will facilitate a discussion about screen time for anyone who is interested. (The discussion will take place from approximately 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.). Staff are happy to help watch your children while you participate in the discussion! 

 

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Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

Potluck Garden Party

The Garden Party has become an annual tradition when current and past participants gather to share a meal, play, and socialize in the backyard. The sand box and play house will be open, and the parking lot will be surrounded by pylons so that children can drive ride-on vehicles. There will also be face painting, sidewalk chalk and bubbles!

Please add your name to the RSVP list in the drop-in or email srcpc@bellnet.ca and let us know what nut-free food you will bring to share.

All families are welcome. Admission is donate-what-you-can. (You will receive a tax receipt if you donate $25 or more.)

 

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Stroller-a-thon and Bake Sale
May
27
9:30 AM09:30

Stroller-a-thon and Bake Sale

Join us on Saturday, May 27th for a stroll/run/bike through Riverdale and a yummy Bake Sale to help raise funds for our field trips!

Walk starts and ends outside The Ralph Thornton Community Centre at 765 Queen St. E. 

We will stop at Starbucks for a refreshment and Jimmie Simpson for an obstacle course, and back to a delicious BAKE SALE!

Participate in the walk and/or buy goodies and play with bubbles and chalk in the backyard with Ellie !

~ No registration or donation required; all families are welcome to join this fun event ~      

A message from our presenting sponsor Re/Max Realtor Fatima Bregman: 
I live here, work here, and raise my son here and I am committed to the community and its many volunteer and community resources (like SRCPC) because that’s one of the many things that makes the neighbourhood so special.  I am proud to support the SRCPC and the work they do in building strong families and enhancing the parent/child bonds in the community.  They are an invaluable resource and one so deserving of everyone’s support. 

I believe thriving and healthy families is what makes a desirable and beautiful community. It is for my family and for the clients for whom I work with in leveraging their most important asset or finding a new home in the neighbourhood.

My goal as a real estate professional is the same as your goal as a citizen of Riverdale – to serve with integrity, to provide solutions that help make lives better and to continue to build on the strengths we already have in Riverdale.

Create a Family team and start collecting pledges or donate as an individual, using our Spring Stroller-a-thon online pledge system!

Sign up to donate baked goods on our Bake Sale Sign Up =)

 

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