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BHNA Event Calendar – 2016 


Date Time Event
Tuesday, Mar. 1 7:30 – 9:00 Annual Town Hall
Saturday, May 28 2:30 – 7:30 Planting Day, Food Truck Social
Sunday, Oct. 2 4:30 - 6:30 Fall Fete: Local Food Contest
Sunday, Dec. 4 3:00 – 5:00 Beach Hill Bake-O-Rama

Executive Meetings: 

Executive Meetings take place most months, usually on the first Tuesday. They start at 7 pm.

Past events are posted below ...

Bake-O-Rama 2015

SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, December 6th, 2015



Beach Hill kicked off the holiday season with another delicious Bake-o-Rama at the Naval Club on December 6. Were you there? Are you over your sugar withdrawal? Much praise to the volunteers who made this happen: Connie Crane, Stephanie MacLean, Teresa Neves, all you bake-sale bakers, the entire BHNA Executive and especially Jason Gilman, who brought our first-ever Half-Baked Cake Auction to life.



..And those auction cakes! A huge mixing bowl full of thanks to those who designed, baked and donated them:
- Ice Master Ray Bernard and his daughters, Rhys and Brin
- Budapest’s Lorie Dichon 
- Entertainer Erin Keaney, and
- Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon
Congratulation to all of our successful auction bidders!
If we had a Spirit Award, it would go to Donna Warrender, who purchased an auction cake and then promptly returned it to the bidding ring where it could be used to generate more funds. Kudos to Mary-Margaret McMahon for duplicating Donna’s magnanimous gesture a little later in the auction. Lovely work, ladies!







...And those auction cakes! A huge mixing bowl full of thanks to those who designed, baked and donated them:
- Ice Master Ray Bernard and his daughters, Rhys and Brin
- Budapest’s Lorie Dichon 
- Entertainer Erin Keaney, and
- Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon
Congratulation to all of our successful auction bidders!
If we had a Spirit Award, it would go to Donna Warrender, who purchased an auction cake and then promptly returned it to the bidding ring where it could be used to generate more funds. Kudos to Mary-Margaret McMahon for duplicating Donna’s magnanimous gesture a little later in the auction. Lovely work, ladies!




Special thanks to this year’s Baking Contest Judges: Andrew Hudson of Beach Metro News, Sara Doiron, Bartender at the Naval Club and Toronto Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon. Imagine having to eat all those cookies and cakes?! Let their selflessness be a lesson to us all this holiday season. And thanks to Lori Brook, local Beach Hiller and a manager at Smucker Foods, we were able to offer stunning food baskets full of Robin Hood and other products well known to bakers. Several were donated to Forward Baptist Church’s Food Bank, proving once again that our little ‘hood is just soaking in the spirit of the season...




And who won the baking contest this year? Bake-o-Rama bragging rights for 2015 go to:
- Kate Tennier - #1, Club Dessert Cakes (Cakes & Pies)
- Hugh Stuart - #2, Lingonberry Ginger Jammy Cake (Cakes & Pies)
- Nancy Botelho - #1 Cheddar Shortbread with Pepper Jelly (Savoury)
- Nancy Botelho & Bridget Botelho - #1, Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel Pots de Creme (Parent & Child)
- Hooman Ebrahimi_ #1, Double Chocolate Biscotti (Cookies & Bars)
- Ashley Lewis, #2, Chocolate Chip Cookie (Cookies & Bars)




Have I missed anyone? There’s Geoff Church, who designed our beautiful poster, Victoria Whole Food's Tatiana Lewicka, who once again orchestrated Bake-o-Rama’s kids’ activities. Thanks to everyone who participated: the money raised at this year’s event will be used to fund various neighbourhood projects in 2016 including our spring plantings, benches and signage.





Fall Fete!

A big thank you BHNA members and friends for coming out to our Fall FĂȘte!

Thanks for bringing your sharable feasts, for participating in our contests and for making this autumnal event such a success!

Most nutritious dish went to Amy for her Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese and eggplant "bacon" and runner up Deborah for her Pumpkin Crust Pizza.

Visually decadent dish went to Olivier's Salad and Bandit Coffee went to Karen, Kate and the nice gentleman whose name got lost in the crowd for our "bought local" draw.

We were fortunate to have not only our City Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon as our lively emcee but our local Federal and Provincial Govt Reps and current candidates present!

During the event, Naram Mansour, developer of the 'Beach Hill Residences' at Gerrard and Woodbine gave the following update:

• While the building is still technically a 'condo', his company will retain ownership of all the units and lease them out. He would still have the option of selling them in the future when market conditions could give him the price he feels the units are worth.

• There will be about 3000 square feet of retail in total on the ground floor with tenants still to be determined.
• Watch for all kinds of changes at that corner next Spring as occupancy is anticipated somewhere between March and May of 2016!

Finally, we wish everyone a meaningful Thanksgiving full of great food and thankful thoughts.