Mouse City Summit, the Santa Claus Parade and a pat on the back
I’ve been wanting to post this wee blog for a month now, but obviously time got away from me – with the busy-ness of the season! On Sunday Nov. 18th Julian and myself helped out with Small Print Toronto’s Mouse City Summit at the Gladstone. What a great time it was! The morning’s event was based on ‘housing’ for mice – gathering together urban planners 2-to-8 years old from all across Toronto to conceive, create and construct a “Mouse City” out of recycled household materials. Several different mouse-centric books were read, with the headlining author Rosyln Schwartz, creator of the Mole Sisters, reading her newly launched The Vole Brothers. There was a write up in one of the city’s rags about it, but sadly Art & Soul wasn’t mentioned. That’s okay… We got props from Chris Reed the fab guy behind Small Print Toronto, who hosted and put on the event, so for me that’s enough. “Given how integral you were to the success of yesterday’s city-building event, I was also more than a bit disappointed to see that Jacob did not mention you or link to the Centre For Art & Soul site in his write-up in the Grid.” For anyone who is interested in the article – you can click here. The kids had such a great time, that Julian decided to delay our trek to the Santa Claus Parade and stay late at the Gladstone for more construction fun… Here are a couple of pics taken on the day, and one pic is of Julian enjoying a hot chocolate after the later viewing of the Santa Claus Parade. Thanks again to Small Print Toronto for inviting us. For us, it was a highlight of the season!
Photo credit: Giordano Ciampini
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