PSAs and Briefs

Save a gorilla by recycling a cell phone
Help raise money to save gorillas by bringing old cell phones to the Toronto Zoo. ECO-CELL, a green cell phone recycling and fundraising company has partnered up with the Toronto Zoo to help its conservation programs. Depending on the type of the cell phone donated, ECO-CELL will give the Toronto Zoo 45 cents to $15 dollars per phone.

Bring a valentine for a furry friend at the Zoo

Children who have a favourite animal at the zoo can bring them a valentine on Feb. 9 or 10 and receive free admission when accompanied by an adult (2 children, 12 and under, per adult). The Education Auditorium will also have activities that the family can enjoy.

Keeping Toronto Green
Know someone who has a green thumb and has provided environmental leadership in the Malvern, West Hill, Highland Creek communities? Then nominate them for the annual Green Toronto Awards. Help celebrate leading companies, organizations and individuals who contribute to environmental initiatives in their communities. Each winner will receive a $5,000 contribution for a registered charity of their choice, recognition at an event in City Hall and a profile in the Toronto media. Nominations close on Feb. 29.

Celebrate Black History at Morningside Library

Come join children’
s storyteller, Adele Koehnke for stories about Black history. She will be at the Morningside Library, 4279 Lawrence Ave. E, on Feb. 20 from 2-3 p.m.

New Recruits for Toronto Police Service

The Toronto Police Service Recruiting unit is looking for members of the black community who are interested in a career in law enforcement. An information session will be held on Feb. 9 at Malvern Community Centre, 30 Sewells Rd., from 1-3 p.m. 416-808-JOIN to register.

Annual Orchid Charity Ball

The Malvern Family Resource Centre is holding its annual Orchid Charity Ball on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. The ball will consist of a dinner, dance and silent auction and will be held at the Metropolitan Centre, located at 3840 Finch Ave. E. 416-281-1376.