It was a perfect climate and conditions for bulb planting. That rain last nite softened the ground, thank you! Thank you to the community members that came out to help welcome spring in with this fall planting. Can't wait to see our results. Here's a few images.
The above may look like we are praying to the young trees health, but in fact we thought that some spring flowers around the memorial trees would be nice.
Wonderful helping hands - adults and kids, so cute!
Here's some images from Friday nite's first annual TBP pumpkin parade! It was an amazing turnout - ya let's do it again next year with even more! To see some images check out the gallery. Note: unfortunately some punks did some major damage in the middle of the night. Not nice at all. The image of the carnage is in the gallery, it just doesn't seem right to put here. But, let it not deter, let's come out in force next Halloween.
WINTER 2013/14 ICE RINK SCHEDULE UPDATE
Good news -- subsequent to meetings last spring with FoTBP's Anna and Chris, MaryAnn Dibiagio of the Rec Centre reports that there have been a few changes to accommodate families who want to skate after school.
Many of the days that had youth Shinny right at 3:30 has been pushed back to the later part of the evening providing an opportunity for families to skate before dinner time. This year the Fun guide has the schedule published on page 67 but unfortunately it's not 100% correct. The rink is scheduled to open December 1st providing the weather cooperates. There will be corrected print schedules available at the rink office and staff will make sure all the info is correct on-line and at the 311 info call line.
In January public skate will be Monday/Wednesday 3 pm to 5:30 pm Friday 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 to 4 pm then again at 6 to 8 pm and Sunday 2 pm to 6 pm
In February Public Skate is Mon-Tue - Wed 3 pm to 5:45 pm Thursday 5 to 7 pm, Friday 6 to 8 pm and the same hours on the weekend as January.
There will also be Parent and Child Shinny opportunities on the weekend for both months, and they've added another opportunity on Fridays from 3 to 5 in January. Although we have to call it "Shinny Hockey" during these times we are fully aware there won't be much of a game going on with these kids and more of a parent passing the puck around with their kids opportunity.
FoTBP FALL 2013 MEETING MINUTES
...are now posted under About Us/Past Meetings on the drop-down menu tabs above.
Ever found yourself staring at one of Trinity Bellwoods Park's beautiful trees and wondering just what kind of tree it is?
If so here's great news -- check the tabs labeled "Tree Tours" under GREENSPACE above and try one of the self-guided tree tours there. Between them they have bundles of information about the trees and how to identify them and where to find them in the park.
We've just posted a downloadable pdf map of one done by Canadian Tree Tours in cooperation with Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park which also boasts a fantastic on-line database of information and photos.
Sweet smelling blooms of a Black Locust in the park's bowl in June
It's official! Spread the word, the slack liner poles that Parks installed are ready for use. Many have been wondering what the heck those ugly Save the trees - we encourage the slack liners to use them ;-)concrete poles were just north of the circle were for. Well, wonder no more. The final touch was the 'day-glo' paint for night vision. Nice eh?