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| August 12, 2013
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Ideological battles over the elimination of scorekeeping in youth soccer

Photo: David Pappas/Flickr

Canadian soccer bodies are phasing in a program to eliminate scorekeeping and standings for under-12 leagues. The spontaneous outrage combusted on schedule. Some was rote, from columnists at the Sun chain with deadlines to meet and clichés at hand: e.g., "this lefty everybody-is-equal garbage." Some came from parents who seem truly anguished that their kids may enter later life unprepared for how harsh and nasty it can be.

Kathryn Blaze Carlson at the National Post helpfully counterposed two putative authorities. One thinks humans are a hierarchal species, and "genetically programmed to compete." The other, "a renowned proponent of co-operation over competition," said: "We compete because we're raised that way, not because we were born that way."

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Teaching the ABCs for activists to be

A is for Activist

by Innosanto Nagara
(Kupu-Kupu Press,
2012;
$15.00)

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A is for Activist.

B is for banner, bobbing in the sky.

It’s pretty clear from page one that this is no Cat in the Hat. Billed as a book for the children of the 99%, A is for Activist is the radical vision of Innosanto (Inno) Nagara, a graphic designer and social justice activist from Oakland, California.

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Thomas the Tank Engine goes to Copenhagen

I'd like to join the debate over Thomas the Tank Engine -- the books, TV shows and toys based on him -- in the gift-giving spirit of the season.

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Who's Your Daddy: Writings on Queer Parenting

June 18, 2009
| Editor Rachel Epstein talks about her latest project, a collection of essays on queer parenting.
Length: 21:10

Cabbagetown Family Day Festival 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Location

Parliament St between Gerrard St & Wellesley St Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W

CABBAGETOWN FAMILY DAY FESTIVAL 2015

http://cabbagetownto.com

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M. – FREE ADMISSION

 

The inaugural free admission Cabbagetown Family Day Festival produced by The Cabbagetown BIA will be bringing families together in celebration of the long holiday weekend.  The festival takes place along Parliament Street, between Gerrard Street & Wellesley Street.

 

SweetsNTreats Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 12:00pm - Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 6:00pm

Location

Sugar Beach
11 Dockside Dr Canada
Torono, ON
Canada
43° 38' 37.8384" N, 79° 22' 1.7004" W

SWEETS AND TREATS FESTIVAL - Sept. 21 & 22, 2013

Presented by Toronto Festival of Ice Cream and Desserts

Free Admission • Rain OR Shine • Sugar Beach, Toronto

http://sweetsntreats.ca/

 

Taste some of Toronto’s best sweets, from the food trucks and vendors as well as other delectable treats. There will also be a beer and wine garden and buskers performing throughout the day. This all-ages event features tons of activities for the kids. To add to the excitement there will be a midway of rides and inflatables.

 

Saturday, Sept. 21 - noon to 9 p.m.

In Person: Raina Telgemeier

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 12:00pm

Location

Chapters Pointe-Claire
6321, Autoroute Transcanadienne, Bureau 141 514-428-5500
Pointe-Claire, QC
Canada
45° 27' 54.3744" N, 73° 49' 23.5992" W

Meet Raina Telgemeier, creator of the bestselling graphic novel Smile, as she answers questions and signs her latest graphic novel, Drama.

Saturday, March 23rd at 3:00pm at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly - 211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC, H2V 4K8, 514-279-2224, http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/211Events.php


Sunday, March 24th at 12:00 pm at Chapters Pointe-Claire

Chapters Pointe-Claire - 6321, Autoroute Transcanadienne, Bureau 141, Pointe-Claire, QC, H9R 5A5, 514-428-5500, www.indigo.ca/events

In Person: Raina Telgemeier

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 3:00pm

Location

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Rue Bernard Ouest 514-279-2224
Montreal, QC
Canada
45° 31' 29.3412" N, 73° 36' 17.0676" W

Meet Raina Telgemeier, creator of the bestselling graphic novel Smile, as she answers questions and signs her latest graphic novel, Drama.

 

Saturday, March 23rd at 3:00pm at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly - 211 Rue Bernard Ouest, Montreal, QC, H2V 4K8, 514-279-2224, www.drawnandquarterly.com/211Events.php

 

Sunday, March 24th at 12:00pm at Chapters Pointe-Claire

Chapters Pointe-Claire - 6321 Aut Transcanadienne, Bureau 141, Pointe-Claire, QC, H9R 5A5, 514-428-5500, www.indigo.ca/events

Can you see in the dark? March break at the NFB Mediatheque

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 10:00am - Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 5:00pm

Location

NFB Mediatheque
150 John Street (At Richmond Street)
Toronto, ON M5V 3C3
Canada
Phone: 416-973-3012
43° 38' 56.994" N, 79° 23' 27.3876" W

Saturday, March 10 through Sunday, March 18

10 AM - 4 PM daily


For all ages. $5 per child; an adult must accompany children at no extra charge. No registration required.


Enlighten your children with a unique visit to the world where life is seen with all of your senses... except your eyes. Also, join us for a screening of the animated film that inspired this truly "sensational" interactive activity, Private Eyes.


www.nfb.ca/mediatheque

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