Saturday, October 27, 2012

Woodroffe Ski, Skate (and more) Sale

Woodroffe Avenue Public School (across from the Carlingwood Library) is holding its annual ski and skate sale on Thursday, November 15 from 6:00­-7:30pm.
This community event is open to everyone and you can buy kids skis, skates, snowboards, hockey gear, soccer cleats, roller blades, bikes, other equipment, sports & winter clothing, Halloween costumes, etc. !!

You can also sell your own things that your kids have outgrown, clearing out and making way for new equipment! You can even sell gently used Halloween costumes! You receive 80% of the proceeds and 20% will go directly to support the school. Tell your ‘sporty’ friends and neighbours. Start digging out those old items and get ready to buy this season's equipment at great prices - all for a great cause!

Please, no adult equipment or street clothing.

To sell your equipment
  • E-mail: and they’ll send you a kit, or
  • Drop off your equipment on Monday, November 12 between 3:30 to 5 pm or Tuesday, November 13 between 7 to 8 pm.
Note: The school office does not provide kits for sellers.

The school does also need volunteers!  Can you lend at hand? Please email and let them know what you’d like to do!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Do-si-do....Family Dances!

Family Dances in your Neighbourhood
Do-si-do and around you go... All take hands and circle to the left....
Into the middle and clap!
Sound like fun? Do you know children who love to dance? This year Ottawa’s Contra Dance community will be hosting three family dances. Family dances are fun, easy-to-learn and for people of all ages. They include simple formations such as circles, lines and bridges. Children love them, and so do adults.
Family dances include a live band and caller. The caller walks everyone through the formations of the dance before the music starts. Then the real dancing begins with lots of laughing, hopping, and sometimes singing. Family dances are a great way to connect with your children, friends, neighbours and people of all ages. Recommended for ages 3 and up, though smaller children can also hop along, and really young ones can dance in a backpack or sling.
Ottawa’s first family dance of the season is Saturday, Oct 20th at the Churchill Recreation CEntre, 345 Richmond Road, between Churchill and Roosevelt. Check out the Ottawa Contra Dance webpage for more information:
Oct 20, 330-5pm
Churchill Recreation Centre, 345 Richmond Road
$10 per adult, children are free!
This is a FAMILY DANCE for kids and their parents - happening on Saturday, October 20th from 3:30-5:00pm!
Come on out to a fun family dance with live music (fiddle and guitar). All dances are taught by an experienced family dance leader.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!! Family dances are for all ages - recommended for 3+ but younger can definitely participate (plus wee wee ones can participate in backpacks and slings).
Kids are free, $10 for adults.
PS - please bring indoor shoes to protect the city's wood floor!

Elmdale School's Fabulous Fall Sale

Elmdale photoLooking for quality, gently used items for your child at fantastic prices?

Elmdale Public School invites you to its annual Fall Sale of Clothing,
Toys, and Equipment on Saturday, October 13th from 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. (cash only) in the school gym, 49 Iona Street (access from Java
This sale includes gently used children's clothes, shoes, hats,
outerwear, puzzles, games, winter sports gear, Halloween costumes,
baby gear, and more.
You can be a vendor without even attending!
Drop off tagged items pre-sale and pick-up unsold items after the
sale. Contact us for more details and to obtain a vendor number
Sale proceeds are shared 50:50 between the
vendors and School Council to support extracurricular programs.
Two additional tips (from me, not the school) - go early. This sale is so good there is often a line-up! And if you're taking a small child, use a child carrier and not a stroller as the gym is just too busy to navigate with wheels.  Enjoy the bargains!