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Welcome Home

Parkdale Activity - Recreation Centre (PARC) is hosting the "Welcome Home,"– Virtual Fundraising Event. Buy your tickets now and become part of our community of supporters for an evening of fun, music, conversations, and raise funds to support essential projects of PARC.

Join us in celebrating a community where people rebuild their lives on 31 March 2022.

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Become part of our community in this event and help us raise funds to support PARC in providing "welcome home baskets" and build gardens in and around the buildings. Many individuals we serve do not have access to resources to resettle into their new homes and have often left their social circles behind. The "welcome home basket" offers a combination of necessities to enhance the experience of moving into independent housing. These baskets will help tenants settle into their new space, a home, where they can live comfortably with dignity and respect. The gardens in and around the buildings will promote a living community space and community engagement through gardening activities. Importantly, this project will reintroduce native plants and materials to our spaces.

The Event Features:

This event features unique stories of PARC members in PARC Housing through a short film. The film's goal is to connect the audience to those directly impacted by the changes in the neighbourhood, with first-hand accounts of those involved in our housing. It's the story of the community fighting for - and creating - affordable housing and diverse neighbourhoods. Watch the teaser here.

We bring you Exclusive Music Performances from extraordinary Canadian artists.

  • Justin Rutledge: Juno Award-winning songwriter, artist Justin Rutledge is known for his fantastic songcraft that is timeless. Read more here.
  • Kevin Breit: Juno Award-winning Artist, “guitarist Kevin Breit is an acclaimed, multi-dimensional performer whose adept skills bridge his love of jazz, blues, rootsy country twang, and experimental rock.” Read more here.
  • Zepheniah James: A Canadian artist from Jamaica, brother of the late Philip James of the Blues Busters, worked at PARC from February 2000 until he retired in April of 2016. Zephie, was the band leader for the music program and jam sessions at PARC as well as creating CD's, leading the PARC Drummers.

What better time than spring to come together around a cause close to our hearts!