Junction BIA hosts at the Junction Square

Jumpin’ in the Junction

It’s all Julian’s fault. Julian who? Julian Wells. Who is Julian Wells? He’s a seven year old kid from Sunnylea Junior School.  Come on, how can you blame a seven year old  kid for anything? Well it was his idea. What idea? The idea to build a lemonade stand, sell lemonade and give the money to the Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund. They use the money to send deserving kids to summer camp. What’s that got to do with the Junction BIA? Well,  Julian issued a  public challenge  to other people in the City to build lemonade stands and help him raise more money so more kids could go to camp. The Junction BIA loves a challenge. We knew that all our businesses would get behind a great fun idea like Julian’s and we created Jumpin in the Junction.

What is Jumpin in the Junction? It is a great little festival that will go on four Saturdays in a row from Saturday June 26th to Saturday July 17th.  It’s being held at the Junction Train Platform (now formally the Junction Square) at Dundas St. West and Pacific Ave. There will be free balloons and clowns and face painting and stuff for kids to jump on. It Starts at 11:00 a.m. and runs till 3:00 p.m.  Wendell Ferguson, the seven time ”Best Guitar Player in Canada”  will perform on the 26th .Different great acts  will be on stage each week. The great blues harmonica player Danny B performs on July 3rd and Juno award nominee Peter Cliché plays on July 17th.    A really fun feature each week is the “Sunflower Seed Spitting Contest”. Five spits for a nickel, a prize for each contestant and every one gets an official certificate to take home and frame.

And of course there’s the best lemonade in the City at twenty five cents a glass.

Even more, one of the Junction BIA members, Jocelyn Short of Jocelyn’s Burgers has stepped up and donated a wheel barrow  full of water melons so we’re selling that too at fifty cents a slice.  The only thing better than the lemonade, water melon and music will be all the smiles and laughter.  So come to the Junction and “let’s get Jumpin” .

We need volunteers for each of: Sat June 26; Sat July 3; Sat July 10th and Sat July 17th.
They can choose a 2 or 4 hour shift as may days as they like.
We need them to: Paint Faces; Good handwriting to fill out Sunflower Seed Spitting Certificates;
Lemonade sellers; Water melon slicers/sellers/ Sun flower seed spitting distance recorders
They can Call Moe McGuinty At the BIA office (416) 767-9068 or e-mail :junctionbia2010@gmail.com

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