Category: Volunteer

Spring Swap now April 23, park clean-up April 22

Logo for Friends of Sorauren Park - horizontal

The weather forecast for the Earth Day weekend is forcing a change to some park programming. The Sports Gear Spring Swap now moves to Sunday, April 23 on the Sorauren Town Square, starting at 9:30 am for drop-offs and 10:30 am for scoring that great gear you need. Full details on what is and what isn’t accepted for the Swap.

The park spring clean-up event remains on Saturday, April 22, rain or shine, starting at 9:30 am. Meet at the Friends of Sorauren Park booth by the Fieldhouse. All welcome, bring gloves and garbage bags. The Friends will arrange for pick-up. The clean-up will take place in both Sorauren Park and Charles G. Williams Park.

See you at the park!

Parks spring clean April 22 – join in

It’s time for spring cleaning! Join the Friends of Sorauren Park for a volunteer parks clean-up day on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22 starting at 9:30 am in both Sorauren Park and Charles G. Williams Park. This event is being held rain or shine, dress appropriately.

All welcome… meet new people and contribute to your community. Bring gloves and a garbage bag.

You can start at the Friends of Sorauren Park booth on the Sorauren Town Square or near the Fieldhouse.

The clean-up is part of Clean Toronto Together, a City program. The City will pick up all the garbage we collect.

Kids’ soccer registration extended to April 13

Photo of kids and parents playing soccer at Sorauren Park

Registration for Sorauren Kid’s Soccer ages 4 to 9 has been extended to Thursday, April 13! Established over 20 years ago the Sorauren Park Sports program is a fun and easygoing soccer program.  Participants enjoy playing a soccer game each week and make a friend or two. There are no practices with the all-game soccer program.

Games run weekly through May and June with start times at 6 pm and 7 pm depending on the league. (Start times on the poster are misleading; please contact volunteer league coordinator Liz Leason – / 416-697-5902 with any questions.)

You’ll need a City of Toronto Family Number and Client Numbers for each family member participating. Use the bar codes in the poster. If there is a wait list, continue registering.

Sorauren kids’ leagues have been a feature of park life since the 1990s, and a collaboration between the community-based Sorauren Sports Association and Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation. Volunteer coaches are needed (the City supplies referees and equipment).

Sorauren Sports 2023 registration open 

Kids playing soccer at Sorauren Park, with families looking on

Some program codes have been corrected from original post.

Some spaces still available! Registration deadline April 6.

After three long years it is a great joy to advise the children’s Soccer and Baseball season is returning to Sorauren Park. The program is a collaboration between the volunteer Sorauren Park Sports Association and Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation.
·       The season runs May to end of June.
·       All games are played at Sorauren Park, from 6-7 pm or 7-8 pm
·       Sorauren Park Sports Association runs on the steam of volunteers.
·       Coaches are required for (34) teams. NO experience is required, only a fun attitude towards the game.
·       All games are refereed with City of Toronto Parks and Recreation staff.
·       If you would like to be a Volunteer Coach please email Liz Leason – Or 416-697-5902
·       Register through City of Toronto eFun. Below are the registration codes. Please have your City-issued family number and a client number for each participant.
NOTE: Some codes have been corrected from the original post. They are also correct on the poster below.

4-5 Girls Code 4202910
4-5 Boys Code 4202909
6-7 Girls Code 4202907
6-7 Boys Code 4203580
8-9 Girls Code 4202905
8–9 Boys Code 4202904
4-5 T-Ball Code 4202881 Mixed
6-9 T-Ball Code 4202882 Mixed

Yale alumni return to Sorauren for 12th year of gardening

Photo of 7 volunteers, 5 adults and two kids, resting on park boulders after a morning of shovelling mulch and wood chips under a blue sky.
The Yale Day of Service is held on the same day around the world by chapters of Yale alumni.

It’s a tradition begun 12 years ago (!) when Yale University alumni in Toronto were looking for a volunteer activity to align with the Yale Day of Service held every May around the world. This year another beautiful morning greeted volunteers who spent a few hours helping to beautify the Fieldhouse garden and mulch park trees.

Our thanks to the alumni and their young family members who have grown over the years. You can see some of them featured in the Sorauren Park 25th anniversary documentary, The Story of Sorauren Park.

Watch for more volunteer opportunities and be sure to sign up for the Sorauren Park News newsletter and follow us on social media @SoraurenPark.

Thanks again to Parks, Forestry and Recreation for the mulch and wood chips.