Category: Sports

Bocce lessons July 13 at the new bocce court

Join your friends and neighbours at Charles G. Williams Park on Wednesday July 13 at 6:30 pm for an intro to Bocce Ball on the new bocce court. Stephen Dorsey, volunteer director of Friends of Sorauren Park, will be on hand to explain the rules of the game, demonstrate some ball throwing techniques, and lead everyone in some fun game play. Everyone welcome. Co-hosted by PARCO CARLO, CLUB DI BOCCE (Est. 2021).

Ages 5-8 Basketball Jamboree June 11 at Charles G courts

Mark your calendars: the Basketball Jamboree is coming June 11 to the two courts at Charles G. Williams Park across the street from Sorauren Park.

Hosted by the Friends of Charles G. Williams Park, the event tips off at 10 am, with registration starting at 9:45 am. Ages 5 to 6 will convene on the junior court, while ages 7 to 8 will dribble on the main court.

The Jamboree features skills games, competitions and prizes donated by Scooter Girl Toys. Your guides will be Toronto triple threat players and coaches. No admission fee, but donations to support the Friends and free programming in the park are most welcome.

UPDATE: Sports Equipment Swap Postponed due to Rain—now will take place on Sunday, April 24

Poster announcing Spring Swap April 23 at Sorauren Park Town Square.
Drop something off, pick something up at the Sorauren Spring Swap for sports and recreation equipment

UPDATE: The forecast calls for rain on Saturday, April 23. So we’ve decided to hold the Swap the next day. The Swap will now take place on Sunday, April 24—same Drop-off and Swap times; same place. Please note, the Clean Toronto Together clean-up of both Sorauren and Charles G. Williams parks will still take place on Saturday, April 23, starting at 10 am. If you’ve volunteered for the clean up, dress for the weather.

Mark your calendars: The Great Sorauren Park Spring & Summer Sport Equipment Swap is scheduled for Saturday, April 23 on the Town Square.

The focus is on spring and summer sports and recreation gear. So, drop your gently used bicycles, baseball gear, golf equipment, basketballs, soccer balls, camping gear and more at the Town Square in the morning — and swap them for something new in the afternoon! Rain date: Sunday, April 24.

Please read the details including schedule below. The Swap is brought to you by the all-volunteer Friends of Sorauren Park. All left-over equipment will be donated to KIP Canada, which supports kids with incarcerated parents. Interested in meeting neighbours and supporting the community? You can also help out at the event by volunteering.

Great Sorauren Park Spring & Summer Sport Equipment Drop & Swap
Saturday, April 23 Sorauren Town Square
(Rain date April 24)
Drop off: 9:30 – 11:30 am
Swap: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Will accept:

  • Bikes
  • Soccer equipment
  • Basketball equipment
  • Baseball equipment
  • Racquet sports equipment (tennis, ping-pong, badminton, squash)
  • Play equipment (roller blades; skateboards, kiddie pools, sand boxes)
  • Fitness equipment (yoga gear; free weights)
  • Camping equipment
  • Golf equipment
  • Miscellaneous

Everything must be clean, gently used and in good working order.

Will not accept:

  • Winter sports equipment (hockey/skiing/sleds/toboggans); bike helmets; kayaks/paddles/canoes; anything broken or too dirty, too worn out.

How it works:
For each item you drop off you will be given one ticket in return. Each item dropped has an equal value. We will accept a maximum of 5 items per person. Thank you for helping us work towards our goal of a zero-waste event. We cannot accept drop-offs outside of these hours. You are not allowed to drop off items on someone’s behalf. You must be present at the drop-off to collect your own tickets.

Register your drop-off items and collect your swap tickets at the Friends of Sorauren Park info table.

Follow us on social media @soraurenpark for updates. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for park news, events, and volunteer opportunies.

Big thanks to our Spring Swap sponsors and supporters KnightHawk StudioLab (poster printing) and Chander Chaddah, Sutton Group Associates (flyer printing and distribution).

Sorauren sports registration starts March 11

Kids soccer takes place on the wide open fields of Sorauren Park under the park's big sky
The City in partnership with the Sorauren Sports Association offers soccer and t-ball in May and June.

Registration for kids soccer and t-ball starts March 11 through the city of Toronto website and other means. The popular programs are run in partnership with the community-based Sorauren Sports Association. The city also runs tennis programs and, in the Sorauren Park Fieldhouse, early-age Adventure Camp, supervised play programs, and adult pilates through the summer.

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