Seminar held on healthy relationships between genders

students participate in international women’s day event On Mar. 4, young men and women from Westview, Emery, Jeffreys and other secondary schools in our area met at York University’s Student Centre and shared how women and men can better understand and appreciate each other. The BeLovEd movement sponsored this event. The Black Creek Community Health… Read More Seminar held on healthy relationships between genders

Perruzza Holds Town Hall Meeting

BY MATIAS DE DOVITIIS ASSISTANT TO COUNCILLOR PERRUZZA Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Ward 8 ) held a Town Hall meeting this last Tuesday, Feb. 22. With over 200 people in attendance, local residents had an opportunity to talk local politics with their councillor. There were presentations from different City departments: Ted Zander, Resident Superintendant with the… Read More Perruzza Holds Town Hall Meeting

Enviornmental Activist Speaks About Green Change in Our Community

BY DAVID ROS EDITOR Majora Carter said she has something in common with the Tea Party movement in the United States. Carter, a renowned environmental activist from the South Bronx, N.Y. made this bold statement when delivering her keynote address for the Green Change Exposition and Gala, sponsored by the Jane-Finch Community and Family Centre… Read More Enviornmental Activist Speaks About Green Change in Our Community

C.W. Jefferys is Still the Place to Be

BY CHRIS BLACKWOOD GUEST WRITER Due to its reputation for strong academics, athletics and perhaps most importantly, its strong arts programs, CW Jefferys Collegiate Institute has been recognized as one of Ontario’s top high schools. However, over the past five years the school’s public image has taken a major hit because of acts of violence… Read More C.W. Jefferys is Still the Place to Be

Let’s Play Hockey at Brookview and Oakdale Park Schools

BY CRAIG CRONE PRINCIPAL, OAKDALE PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL Hockey is a game that is intertwined within the cultural fabric of this country, however, the equipment required to play the game can be very expensive making it inaccessible to some Canadians. The Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) program at Brookview and Oakdale Park middle schools… Read More Let’s Play Hockey at Brookview and Oakdale Park Schools

Ken Jeffers inspires students to be proud of their heritage

By Omar Mosleh STAFF WRITER (*EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally ran in the December 2009 issue of the York West Advocate and has been posted in honour of Black History Month*) For many, 13 is an unlucky number. But for Ken Jeffers, it marks the age when he discovered his calling. Jeffers first got involved… Read More Ken Jeffers inspires students to be proud of their heritage