Events

Scroll down for upcoming events including our inclusion dances and the annual Wild Westboro Garage Sale.

Monthly workshops and events

See our Flyers page for monthly recreation programs and workshops including arts, crafts, sports and date nights!

Climate Fresk Workshops

Upcoming dates: Thu. June 6 and Wed. June 19.

Anyone wishing to get on a contact list for Climate Fresk workshops in May should contact [email protected]

You can’t fix what you don’t understand.

As humanity is faced with unprecedented challenges, “Climate Fresk” is a citizens’ workshop that aims to raise awareness and understanding about climate change, and therefore to encourage positive actions at the personal and collective level.  

Conceived in France and based on the science of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report, it explains the cause and consequences of climate change. It gives the opportunity to learn a lot in a short period of time and is meant for both novices and experts. More than 1.5 million people worldwide have participated in the workshop, and 70,000 have gone on to become facilitators. 

In just 3-hours, the workshop calls on participants’ collective and creative intelligence to identify the cause-effect relationships between different components of climate change. As a team, you will be handed five sets of cards. When each new set is handed out you are asked to (re)arrange the cards on the table according to cause and consequence. The Fresk is revealed once all 42 cards are on the table. Team cooperation is very important and will get you from one set of cards to the next. A facilitator will guide and support you through the workshop.

THE STEPS of the WORKSHOP

  • the introduction to learn a bit about “Climate Fresk” history and to do some icebreaker exercises
  • the construction of the Fresk, guided by your facilitator
  • the creative phase, to relax and get to grips with your Fresk, then a debrief on what you’ve learned, and
  • finally to share your feelings and express your thoughts and ideas for individual and collective actions

COMMENTS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS:

  • “the Fresk gave us a higher, more comprehensive view of the complex interconnections between the causes and consequences of climate change”
  • “I haven’t stopped thinking about the time we spent at the workshop. The power of those cards! It DID NOT feel like 3 hours!! The time flew!
  • “Even two weeks after the workshop, we were still talking about the Fresk!”

The workshops are facilitated by Westboro resident Don Sproule and Glebe resident David Anderson.

  • Thu. June 6, 5:30-8:30pm. Register now >
  • Wed. June 19, 5:30-8:30pm. Register now >
  • There will be no workshops this summer. They will resume in the Fall

Fee by donation: $5, $10 or $15 (Suggested donation: $15).

Ages 17+; maximum 14 people

Visit the Climate Fresk website: https://climatefresk.org/

Inclusion Dances

Dovercourt is hosting regular Inclusion dances for our special needs community. These dances were formerly organized by Able2.

Inclusive Dance

Our next dance is Sat. June 15, 7-9pm. The theme is Hawaiian.

Entry: $5

Pizza: $3; Drinks $1

Cash at the door.

Masks & vaccinations are recommended.

This will be our last dance before summer break. We’ll see you in September; dates for Sept 2024-June 2025 coming soon.

If you would like to be informed about the schedule for upcoming dances, please email: [email protected]

 

familiy matters co-op logo

We are pleased to announce that Families Matter Co-op is returning to host their informal Parent/Caregiver discussion group during the dance! Please come by while your loved one is dancing for a chance to meet and network with members of your support community from 7:00-9:00.

The Wild Wild westboro garage sale at Dovercourt

It’s back! Sat. June 8, 8am-12pm, brought to you by the Westboro Community Association and hosted by Dovercourt.

Rent a space outside at Dovercourt (around the wading pool) to sell your stuff at the Wild Westboro Garage Sale.

Are you a seller?  Reserve your table now for $15 + tax.

We have a limited number of tables. Tables and location are available on a first-come/ first-served basis. The tables are 29.5″ x 71″ (approx 2.45 ft x 5.9ft). Please, no baked goods. There is no rain date.

Proceeds of the Westboro Garage sale will benefit the Westboro Community Association and its projects. Your support is more than welcome!