Articles by Jela Tejada

$2.2 million raised at first ever GetLoud for SickKids

Families cheered and children danced in their black and blue SickKids capes, as the sound of drums played in the background. Sept. 29 was no typical Saturday at Coronation Park where the first ever GetLoud for SickKids took place. The proceeds from the 5-kilometre march and music festival-style fundraiser will go towards building a new SickKids hospital. 

Alanis Obomsawin answers questions after the film screening of her movie.

Award-winning Indigenous filmmaker wows East York audience

With over five decades of experience in the industry, Alanis Obomsawin has become one of Canada’s most prestigious documentary filmmakers of all time. Her storytelling revolves around Canada’s Indigenous peoples, whose stories are often unheard, or worse—misunderstood by the public.

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Opinion split over allowing 16-year-olds to vote

At age 16, Canadians can work, drive and file income tax. By 17, they can join the armed forces. But should they be able to cast a ballot?

Beaches-East York MPP Arthur Potts introduced a private member’s bill in the Ontario legislature on Mar. 5. He proposed that the current voting age of 18 should be lowered to 16.

Cat adopted at National Adoption Weekend

A tale of two kitties

Molly Scade, 80, lost her 8-year-old cat to cancer three months ago. Then she saw the green-eyed Sasha with elegant black fur. She said it was destiny.

East York Meals on Wheels needs drivers

Drivers desperately needed to deliver food

The non-profit organization East York Meals on Wheels (EYMOW) delivers hot meals to senior citizens at their door. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of volunteer drivers, which takes a toll on the service provided.