Category: Sports

City looking for tennis instructors


Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation is looking for certified tennis instructors for the park’s tennis programs.

You must be able to teach various age groups on Mondays and Wednesdays during spring session 2017, starting May 1, 2017 and running for nine weeks.

Apply through Talent Flow on

Questions can be directed to Maxwayne Christy at Parks, Forestry and Recreation,



Sorauren Sports registration March 9

Kids playing soccer at Sorauren Park, with families looking on

Mark your calendar!

Registration for Sorauren Park soccer and baseball takes place March 9, 2016.

Be sure to have your Family and Client numbers (provided by Parks, Forestry and Recreation) available when you register.

Register early as the spots fill quickly. Visit the Sorauren Park Sports website for more details including program codes and information on becoming a volunteer coach. The league runs on the steam and energy of Volunteers!

Help build Sorauren rink Jan. 3

Installing the rink boards (keeps water in) for last year's rink

Installing the rink boards (keeps water in) for last year’s rink

Handy with a cordless drill and a hammer? The Sorauren Park Hosers volunteer rink crew will be building the rink at the park starting 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3, and you’re invited to help out.

We need people to:
• unstack the wood boards stored in the shipping container
• place the boards around the rink perimeter (all-ages activities)
• screw the boards together (bring charged cordless drills, Robertson heads)
• spike the boards into the ground straight and true

It takes several hours, so any time you can spare during the day is a great help.

It’s a fun activity for families. By the end, you’ll take pride in having built this year’s rink. You’ll also have the opportunity to talk to Hoser volunteers… learn how we maintain the rink, and maybe you’ll want to sign up for a weekly flooding shift!

Thanks again to this year’s rink sponsor, the Roncesvalles branch of Meridian Credit Union. We’ve already purchased new, lighter hoses that promise to make flooding a joy.

New sponsor for Sorauren Rink

The Sorauren Hosers Volunteer Rink Crew is getting ready for a new season, and this year has the support of a sponsor.

The 2016 Sorauren Hosers season is sponsored by Meridian Credit Union at Roncesvalles and Howard Park. Thanks to this sponsorship, the Hosers will be able to get new and better hoses, couplings and some new signage.

Sorauren Hoser volunteers flood the natural ice rink every night (weather permitting) during the skating season, typically January and February.

SoraurenHoserslogoNo experience necessary… training and all supplies provided. Fill out our simple form if you’re interested in joining. (Bonus: Once you’re on the list, you’ll get notices for our Rink Drinks on Roncy.) Volunteers typically work one night per week, with a crew of two to four people.

The Sorauren Rink is a natural ice rink usually on the baseball diamond with two pads, one for shinny and one for pleasure skating.

Because it’s natural ice, the season is dependent on Mother Nature. Crews will flood every night at 9 p.m. as long as it’s cold enough. We typically need three to four nights of consistent below-zero weather to begin flooding.

Thanks to also to Parks, Forestry and Recreation for providing hoses, scrapers and water supply from the Fieldhouse.

2016 Sorauren Hoser Rink Crew Sponsor

2016 Sorauren Hoser Rink Crew Sponsor

Sorauren Sports upcoming events

Sunday May 03
Soccer clinic with Stuart Miller
Parkdale Community Recreation Centre
75 Lansdowne Ave. in Parkdale PS
10 am – noon
Coaches: Come out and learn some great soccer drills that you can use with your team.

Saturday May 09
Meet the Coach
Parkdale Community Recreation Centre
75 Lansdowne Ave. in Parkdale PS
Noon – 2:00 pm

  • Come out and meet your coach.
  • Pick up your team shirt, schedule.
  • Parents sign-up for snack.

Contact Liz Leason of the Sorauren Sports Association with any questions.