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: 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
- 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
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.
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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.Continue reading
Registration for the popular spring/summer Sorauren soccer, baseball/t-ball house league, and tennis lessons starts March 6 through Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation.
Game on! Cheer for your side in the First Annual Sorauren Park “Celebrity Shinny Match” this Saturday, February 2 starting at 1 pm.
The all-volunteer Hosers have done an incredible job this week, clearing up after the storm and fighting the polar vortex (and frozen hoses) to keep the rinks flooded.
Drop by the info booth to learn what’s happening at the park and The West End Phoenix newspaper, and how you can get involved in park life and consultations for the new Wabash Community Centre. Pick up some cool WEP and Sorauren Park merch.
Note there are two skating pads at the rink, so public skating will be available at all times during shinny.
PS: Forecast calls for an almost tropical -2 deg C, just enough to keep the rink — but not spirits — frozen.