3 Local Events To Attend Before Summer’s Over

 

School may be back in action but that doesn’t mean summer fun is over just yet! With a couple more weeks left until fall officially arrives, it’s time to take advantage of the weather and get outside to celebrate some great causes. With plenty of events and activities happening in Scarborough and the GTA, have no fear that the month of September will be short of dull.

If you want to take your weekend up a notch, take a look at our list of weekend events to do in Scarborough this September.

 West Rouge Family Day

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Located just east of Toronto, West Rouge is a small community and culturally diverse neighborhood, home to the West Rouge Community Association. This year the association is hosting their 24th Annual West Rouge Family Day with free admission for the whole family! Taking place at the West Rouge Sports & Recreation Centre, expect to find a day full of activities from rock climbing, live music, food trucks, a beer garden, Kid’s Craft Corner, and more.

In the evening, a Family Movie Night is showing a screening of Robin Hood at 6pm and the new live-action of Beauty & the Beast at 7:45pm with FREE popcorn for all!

The West Rouge Family Day is taking place Saturday, September 16th from 11am-3pm, with Movie Night starting at 6pm.

For more event details visit: http://familyday.sportsandrec.ca

St. Andrew’s Community Festival

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The St. Andrew’s Community Festival is a rain or shine event taking place at the historic St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church built in 1818. In honor of their anticipated 200th anniversary in June 2018, the church is eager to celebrate St. Andrew’s bicentennial with year-long festivities! The Community Fair is going to be offering a variety of free activities and food to get those of all ages participating and having fun! Plan to take a blast from the past with historically themed games and challenges.

The St. Andrew’s Community Festival is taking place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (115 St Andrews Road) on Saturday, September 16th from 4-7pm.

For any questions or further details visit: https://standrewsscarborough.com/2017/08/17/st-andrews-community-festival/

Terry Fox Run

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The Terry Fox Run is a 100% volunteer organized event put forth by the Terry Fox Foundation. For 30+ years, the Terry Fox Foundation has set up thousands of non-competitive runs each year, with its goal to keep Terry Fox’s legacy alive across Canada and worldwide.

While the 37th annual run is FREE, this initiative is largely supported by donations and encourages participants to fundraise – with 85 cents of every dollar donated going to help fund cancer research.

Feel free to join a team, gather friends and family and join this walk or run event! Most runs are 10km in length, but participants are welcome to stop whenever they please (so no excuses!). The Terry Fox Run is kid-friendly and is recommended for all ages. Plus, it will get you and your loved ones out the door in support of a great cause.

Locations

West Hill

The West Hill Terry Fox Run is taking place Sunday, September 17th from 8am-12pm at Colonel Danforth Park (73 Colonel Danforth Trail).

Scarborough

The Scarborough Terry Fox Run is taking place Sunday, September 17th from 9am-1pm at Cedarbrook Park (91 Eastpark Boulevard). Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Registration begins at 8:30am.

To find a run near you or for more information on how you can donate visit: www.terryfox.org

 

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