Friday, April 20, 2012

Weekend To-Do List

Face it, the weekend weather is not looking that great so why not get some chores done so you're ready to enjoy the good weather when it comes. And you'll benefit some great neighbourhood schools at the same time.

Recycle your electronics at Broadview School

Drop off on Friday, April 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m and on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school parking lot at 590 Broadview Avenue.  All funds raised will support the Yard Renewal project. You can find a list of acceptable items at

If you are unable to drop off items yourself, register online to have your items picked up.

Buy Soil!

At St. Francois D'Assise elementary school at 35 Melrose Avenue in Hintonburg. They are selling ORGANIC soil in the school parking lot from 10 until 1 on Saturday, April 21.

Sort out your books for Book Bonanza

Broadview School's 37th Annual Book Bonanza will run from May 10 - 12th.  You can drop off gently used books at the school starting May 3.  The school accepts adult and children’s books but no Harlequins, magazines, textbooks, encyclopedia,or Reader’s Digest condensed books. If you would prefer to have your books picked up, please contact Leslie McLean at or 728.3582

The sale, which is frankly one of the best in the City and which is a fantastic (but frugal) shopping adventure for kids, runs from May 10th 4pm - 9p.m., May 11th 9am - 9p.m. and May 12th 9a.m. -12p.m.

Sort out Kids' Toys, Clothing and Equipment for Elmdale Sale

Elmdale's annual spring sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12th. You want to be ready!

Watch for Food Bank Boxes

The Parkdale Food Bank has been running low on many products of late. Please consider

Eat a Burger, Buy a Book

Did you know that The Hintonburger at 991 Wellington will donate 50 cents from the sale of each burger-of-the-month to the Devonshire playground fund'  The Hintonburger's burgers are made with hormone-free local beef and are delicious!

Likewise, did you know that Collected Works, at 1242 Wellington, will donate 10% of each in-store or online purchase by Devonshire families to our playground project. Identify yourself as a Devonshire supporter and spread the word!

While Devonshire successfully raised funds to replace its play structure last year, there are still items on its wishlist for which it continues to fundraise.

Vote For Hilson School Outdoor Classroom

Hilson Avenue Public School is one of ten national finalists in the 2012 “Majesta Trees of Knowledge” Outdoor Classroom Competition! It is the only Ottawa area school in the running to win $20,000.00 from Majesta Canada to implement our outdoor classroom plan as part of our school yard greening project ~

it needs your votes to win - one per day until May 11. Please sign up and vote at