Thursday, May 24, 2012

Joint and Support More Than Just a Yardage Sale

Textile Museum of Canada: More Than Just a Yardage Sale: May 25-26, 2012; poster by
Poster: more than just a yardage sale
Textile Museum of Canada
Friday May 25 & Saturday May 26

It is not just for crafters, it's a treasure chest of bargains!
Proceeds from the sale go to support the Textile Museum of Canada exhibits and programs.

More Than Just a Yardage Sale 2012

Friday, May 25, 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday May 26, 10 am – 1 pm

Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue, Toronto
(1 block east of the St. Patrick subway station)
416-599-5321 ext. 0

The annual More Than Just a Yardage Sale is just a day away. Tomorrow, on Friday May 25, from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday May 26, from 10 am to 1 pm the sale will feature fine fabrics, quality yarns, vintage notions and clothing, buttons, beads, books and patterns. This annual fundraising event supports the Museum's collections, exhibitions and education programs.

Eager shoppers line up before the sale opens on Friday morning in anticipation of the bargains within. Come early to discover your favorite piece or, beat the line ups. The tables are regularly refreshed, so new items can be discovered on both days of the sale. Arrive on Saturday morning and you'll be sure to find something new.

It is not just crafters who enjoy the sale – books, household items and beads make wonderful one of a kind gifts. Join us, rain or shine.

Learn more about the sale at - Strand Mews: VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION of the Textile Museum of Canada.

For more information, contact: How to Make the Most of the Yardage Sale
The annual More Than Just a Yardage Sale, on May 25 and 26 at the Textile Museum, is a treasure chest of bargains. But how to make the most of this once-a-year opportunity for unique items at bargain prices?
There’s no right time to come as the tables are regularly refreshed with new items. A second round will always reveal something special. Read More… Treasures and tales abound at Textile Museum’s annual ‘yardage’ sale
For months now, down in a crowded basement room in the 401 Richmond Building, a cluster of women have been sorting garbage bags of old dreams into bundles of inspiration...
...A hundred yards of thick string into … well, who knows? Some woman is bound to pluck it from the mound of camel and muskox yarn as just the thing she’s been looking for. Crafters are like that. They make gold from hay. Read More...
By Catherine Porter, Columnist, Published On Wed May 23 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

CONTACT 2012 Photos from the Junction

Contact 2012 Photography in the Junction, Opening Night May 5, 2012, collage by
Collage: Contact 2012 Photography in the Junction
2012 @

CONTACT 2012 highlights how photography shapes collective experience and makes things public.
- CONTACT 2012

Here are some photos from the CONTACT in the Junction Opening Night on May 5, 2012

flickr: CONTACT 2012 Photography in the Junction: Public

CONTACT 2012 Photography Festival in the Junction continues to amaze by providing unforgettable memories.

Tonight, The Junction BIA and a new Junction SPACE: Branch + Bar + Bands + Stage + ART 3030 Dundas West invite you to celebrate CONTACT Photography Festival with the participating Junction photographers all under one roof and a special CONTACT menu!

Photography in The Junction at 3030 Dundas West

Friday, May 11, 2012
Doors Open 6 pm

Map: 3030 Dundas St W, Toronto M6P 1Z3
@ High Park Avenue

Please join us in celebrating a festival, which joins thousands of kindred spirits, who share a love and passion for photography. We will celebrate yet another successful year of CONTACT in the Junction, with an evening experience of photography art, music, audience choice awards, and more.


CONTACT 2012 Photography in The Junction at 3030 Dundas West, screenshot
Screenshot: CONTACT 2012 Photography in The Junction at 3030 Dundas West
May 11, 2012; Doors Open 6 pm
3030 Dundas St W, Toronto M6P 1Z3
Image: Semi-Natural State by Shelley Wildeman

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Fundraiser Russian Gala Night at National June 8

Fundraiser RUSSIAN GALA NIGHT: June 8, 2012, poster by Russian Library and Community Information Centre, TorontoPoster: Fundraiser RUSSIAN GALA NIGHT: June 8, 2012
Russian Library and Community Information Centre

Russian Library and Community Information Centre
Invites Your to their Fundraiser


Join us at our Fundraiser Russian Gala Night to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Russian Library in Canada & United Nations Russian Language Day!

Russian Gala Night

Friday, June 8th, 2012
Starts at 6:30 pm

Venue: NATIONAL Restaurant & Banquet Hall
Location: 1000 Finch Ave. West, Toronto, ON M3J 3L5

Ticket: $100
All proceeds go to support of cultural, educational and community programs.

Guest Profile
Leading members of the Canadian and Russian-speaking business, professional and art community, political and diplomatic dignitaries, media, and the Toronto community at large.

The Gala Night Programme
Reception at 6:30 pm
Dinner at 7:30 pm
Photo and Art Exhibition
Live Entertainment Show
Live Music Band
Silent Auction & Door Prize Draw
Black Tie (optional)

Ticket purchase at or by phone (416) 258-6082

We look forward to your participation in the fun!

For more information, please contact:
Russian Library and Community Information Centre
(416) 650-0593

links: Russian Language Day at the United Nations

Russian Language of World Cinematography:
from Early Days to Tarkovsky to Present Department of Public Information to Launch ‘Language Days at the United Nations’
The dates for the Language Days were selected by the Department of Public Information for their symbolic or historic significance in connection with each language:
  • Arabic Language Day will be 8 December, the date on which the United Nations General Assembly designated Arabic as the sixth official language of the United Nations in 1973;
  • English Language Day will be 23 April, traditionally recognized as William Shakespeare’s birthday;
  • French Language Day will be marked on 20 March, International Day of Francophonie;
  • Russian Language Day will be 6 June, the birthday of Aleksandr Pushkin, considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet;
  • Spanish Language Day will be celebrated on 12 October, traditionally observed in Spanish speaking countries as Dia de la Hispanidad;
  • Chinese Language Day will be celebrated on 19 April, the date was selected from Guyu ("Rain of Millet"), which is the 6th of 24 solar terms in the traditional East Asian calendars, to pay tribute to Cangjie.