Vice Chair, Leaside Gardens Board of Management
Season in Full Swing!
I feel it is time to officially welcome the 2014/2015 Fall and Winter season here at Leaside Gardens. We greatly anticipate our busiest season and love hearing the hustle and bustle echo through the halls. Here at Leaside Gardens, we are happy to announce the successful start to a season of figure skating, minor hockey, shinny, public skating and many other exciting programs that our facility offers. I feel it is important to share the progress Leaside Gardens has been experiencing and to update the public regarding some exciting new changes.
As many are aware, Leaside Gardens has an extensive list of generous donors. In order to properly pay tribute to our donors, we are currently customizing and upgrading our donor wall to illuminate different recognition levels. The levels represent specific amounts of money donated; and range from Wood to Platinum. Many donors from the past have generously contributed more funds and have now moved up in their donation level. Our donor wall has also added a new panel to commemorate donations made to particular memorials. We are always taking donations, so if you have yet to donate, I would suggest doing so. Donations can be made to The East York Foundation; a charitable receipt will be issued. Please visit our website at www.leasidearena.com for information regarding donations.
I would also like to take this time to acknowledge the beautifully crafted plinth that has been erected in front of Leaside Gardens. This new addition to our grounds displays the names of individuals and groups that have contributed substantial donations towards Leaside Gardens. I urge the public to visit the plinth, as well as our donor wall, to take a moment to recognize the overwhelming amount of generosity our community has and continues to display.
It is with great excitement Leaside Gardens would like to announce the successful installation of a pylon sign at Leaside Memorial Gardens. On September 23rd, we watched the installation process with boundless anticipation. The introduction of a pylon sign on our grounds will increase revenue as we provide additional advertisement availability. The use of the pylon sign is accessible to the public. The cost to rent the sign is $135.00 +HST per week. All inquiries should be directed to the Leaside Memorial Gardens office at 416 421-4944. Please stay tuned for more information as businesses will sure to be jumping at the opportunity to book with our newly established pylon sign.
Upgrades to Bert F. Grant Rink
Throughout the month of July work began on the Bert F. Grant rink to install some new upgrades. We are excited to announce the successful installation of T-5 lighting.
Many case studies and testimonials have posed that the upgrade to T-5 lighting will ultimately save in energy and cut costs. Leaside Gardens felt it would be an overall improvement in quality and efficiency.
New First Aid Room
As you all know by now after reading this update, Leaside Gardens is experiencing many positive changes and growth. I would like to acknowledge another great addition as we add the finishing touches to our facility. Through-out the course of this fall, we will be introducing our new and fully functional First Aid Room. The First Aid Room supplies would not be here today without the necessary funds; these funds were generously donated in the memory of Paul Delaney. Leaside is appreciative of its many donors and continuous support as we grow and expand to serve our community better.
This is just a reminder that Leaside Gardens is actively participating on social media. Here we will be posting updates, events, and other exciting news regarding Leaside Gardens. You can like us on Facebook under Leaside Memorial Gardens, follow us on Twitter @Leasidegardens, or find us on Instagram @Leasidegardens. Social media is a great way to bring awareness to our facility and keep our community continuously updated and ‘in the know’. Please visit our current and updated website for any inquiries regarding the facility, www.leasidearena.com.
As I draw this newsletter to a close, I would like to remind the public of our ongoing rink availability. We would be more than happy to receive calls and inquiries regarding our ice time availability and bookings. I would also like to add that Leaside Gardens now offers a professional setting boardroom which is a convenient option to book for meetings. Please call the office to inquire about availabilities. Leaside Gardens also offers our William Lea Banquet Hall which is great for many different functions and presents an array of possibilities. Please do not hesitate to call the office of Leaside Gardens at 416 421-4944 to set up an appointment to view the space and inquire about availabilities and inclusions.
Don’t forget our public skating, free skate, and shinny, which has recently commenced. Keep your eyes peeled for specific dates, times and cancellations.
As I mentioned previously, we are continuously taking donations, so please do not hesitate to visit our website and donate today.
If you have any questions or comments about Leaside Gardens or about this email update, please feel free to contact the facility by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the arena office at 416-421-4944. Visit our website at www.leasidearena.com.
Vice Chair, Leaside Gardens Board of Management.