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Bluffs Monitor is on Holidays‘til Aug. 10th when “Real People”
will be back.
Bluffs Monitor’s
Back-to-School issue is
Sept. 9th.
Local Torchbearers Carry Pan Am Flame
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Pick Up a Copy!
at most stores, banks, libraries or community centres in the
Scarborough Bluffs
Communities along the lake between
Victoria Park and Port Union
villages.
Northern boundaries are
Eglinton on the west and 401 / Island Rd. on the east.
Bluffs Monitor can also be found in stores along Kingston Road west of Victoria Park Ave., to Main St., also in the Main Street Library and in Loblaws on Victoria Park Ave.

House to House delivery
by our  Volunteers
on select streets
throughout the Bluffs area.
Birch Cliff
Oak Ridge
Clairlea
Cliffside
Cliffcrest
Scarborough Village
Guildwood
Highland Creek
West Hill
Some of the honoured torchbearers; Kiran is on the far right.
Scarborough Central Lions Celebrate 75 Years
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Lion Ray Charbonneau, district historian and guest speaker;
Lion Phil Thompson, President,
Rebecca Thompson, Councillor Gary Crawford.
by Lee Graves
Scarborough Central Lions was the first club in Scarborough, chartered by a group of Scarborough businessmen and politicians in May 1940 and sponsored by the Toronto Beaches Lions Club.
 Since its inception,  other Scarborough clubs were able to be formed.
To celebrate 75 years of lionism and service to this community, a special evening was planned for the members to enjoy, to commemorate and to award special members, some having served for 20, 25 and 30 years with the club.
 A wonderful evening to remember for years to come with much conviviality and jolity. The Lions know how to enjoy themselves and make long lasting friendships in the club. In fact they impressed one very young waitress so much, because everyone was having such a good time, that she is seriously considering becoming a member herself!
 She would be in good company - original members of the club were such luminaries as Ab Campbell, a previous Mayor of Scarborough and Reg King, for whom R.H. King Academy was named.
 The club has provided many of the facilities we enjoy today in the community, such as furnishing a room in the
new Taylor Library, giving Christmas baskets and clothing to those less privileged, collecting eyeglasses, wheelchairs and transportation for the blind and physically challenged. They supported the building of the Birchmount Community Centre and replaced the original water slide in the children’s wading pool (in the shape of a Lion, of course!)
 Two big events, a Christmas Craft Show and a huge flea market, are held each year to raise funds, to support community programs at the Community Centre and to help with many of the ongoing needs of other organisations within the community.
Nearing Christmas time, the club raises funds by selling Christmas fruit cakes - the best – as good as my Mum used to make. We (Bluffs Monitor) buy them for gifts to our staff and drivers. And we’ve been asked to get extras for their friends and families - they’re that good.
 Being a fun loving group, they also pariticipate in the Easter and Canada Day parades, driving the club’s 1928 fire truck.  The Scarborough Central Lions Club is a long standing supporter of the Toronto Fire Services and since 1998 has helped to provide stuffed Dalmation dogs to be given to children involved in traumatic situations to provide comfort and relieve  stress.   Check their web site at www.scarboroughcentrallions.ca.
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More $s Needed to Save the Guild
by Lee Graves
Once more it’s going to cost more to save the Guild Inn. Both for the private operator and the City. That’s the deal just approved.  These negotiations are what has held up the start of construction planned originally to begin this year.
 Repairs to City services on the site, such as sewer, water and electrical, now seen to be approaching the end of their life cycle will cost more than a million dollars. Parking could be another problem but the City might include this
cost in their present proposed improvements to the park.
 Extra cost to Dynamic’s Guild Inn Estate Inc., will be another two million.
 A suggestion from Councillor Ainslie passed a motion allowing the heritage easement agreement to be changed before the site plan agreement is registered also allowing a permit for construction work to go ahead to be issued beforehand. However, confirmation by Council next month is needed to pass these two actions.
 

Pick Up a Copy!
at most stores, banks, libraries or community centres in the
Scarborough Bluffs
Communities along the lake between
Victoria Park and Port Union
villages.
Northern boundaries are
Eglinton on the west and 401 / Island Rd. on the east.
Bluffs Monitor can also be found in stores along Kingston Road west of Victoria Park Ave., to Main St., also in the Main Street Library and in Loblaws on Victoria Park Ave.

House to House delivery
by our  Volunteers
on select streets
throughout the Bluffs area.
Birch Cliff
Oak Ridge
Clairlea
Cliffside
Cliffcrest
Scarborough Village
Guildwood
Highland Creek
West Hill
The photo at the top of this page is of the Bluffs today, seen from the bottom of Brimley in what is known as Bluffers Park
They have a history of European occupation going back to the seventeen hundreds. Lowland Scots emigrated to this area after being pushed out of their farms in Scotland by the titled gentry. Some of their descendents still live here today.
The name “Scarborough Bluffs” was given to it by Elizabeth Graves Simcoe, wife of the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada,
John Graves Simcoe because it reminded her of Scarborough Bluffs in England.
The Bluffs are the only geologically scenic area in the greater Toronto area but are also a geologic wonder, visited by scientists from all over the world to study its exposed history of the planet.  

Scarborough Communities are Unique!
 Proud to be Canadian and excited that Toronto is hosting the Pan Am Games, Kiran Armand Ganness was selected as a torch bearer for the community of Ajax on June 6th.
 Kiran is well known in Guildwood for playing soccer and basketball. He played soccer for 11 yrs as a midfielder and competitively  for 4 years  with teams Wexford, Goliaths and Olympic Flames. He also swam for 15 years with the Olympian School of Swimming and pre-competitively for 7 years. At age 16 he received his National Life Guard Certificate.
 He attended the NYAD (DayCare) centre, Guildwood Jr. Public, Jack Miner Sr. Public and Sir Wilfrid
Laurier Collegiate where he graduated in June 2014. Currently he is attending UTSC and enrolled in the computer science program.
Because of Kiran's involvement in sports and leadership programs at school and within the community,  he was offered several  prestigious roles in the Pan Am Games. These include 1: Protocol Assistant in the opening and closing ceremonies both in the Pan Am and Para Pan AM Games working alongside the athletes, dignitaries and the production crews of Cirque Du Soleil and B5C. 2: Participatation in the actual ceremony as a Senior Parade Volunteer . A special section in the closing ceremony named "People of
Toronto." He has also been nominated for the life time achievement sports award at the Sports Hall of Honour in the city of Toronto.
 Kiran says at present he is achieving the best he can out of life but attributes all his successes thus far to "The Divine Light." It is with this Divine Light he wishes to fulfill his dreams in the future.
 OWEN McSTAY, a grade 9 student at Neil McNeil High School was also chosen to carry the torch but he is not included in the above photo.
 Owen loves sports, plays competitive hockey in the winter and has been part of soccer and lacrosse teams in the summer.