What we’re about
Are you an unmarried woman who doesn't have any children? If so, guess what? You're a SWaNK!
Welcome to the Toronto chapter of SWaNK. It is a local community of women organized for women who identify with being a SWANK: a Single Woman and No Kids. Join our Meetup group for events and gatherings that will include entertainment, support, friendship, and fun with other SWaNKs.
The SWaNK Evolution is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is expanding to other parts of the continent. If you are interested in being a leader, please contact Carolyn Quan, the Founder of SWaNK, for more information: http://SWaNKEvolution.com
ABOUT EVENT FEES
An event that requires an Event Organizer to secure a criterion, setting, or venue will likely require an event fee paid up front. Each event will be priced with the intent to cover expenses for the event, not to produce revenue. Any surplus will serve as the operating budget to used towards these expenses:
- Organizer Fee (so that the Organizer does not have to pay out-of-pocket to keep the group platform active on Meetup).
- Incidental costs (to help subsidize event fees for larger events (e.g. the cost to secure a permit, rental fees, etc.)
Any revenue above and beyond what is needed to cover event fees, the Organizer Fee, or incidental costs in a given year will roll into the next year to fund these same annual expenses.
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- Ice time at historic Mattamy Rink (Maple Leaf Gardens!) ⛸️⛸️ $20pp MAR 1stMattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens), Toronto, ON
Tired of the unpredictable conditions of outdoor rinks? rain or freezing cold and bumpy ice? Come share private ice time to skate on a pristine rink at the famous maple leaf gardens!
A group of figure skaters has rented the Friday 6-7PM times at Mattamy athletic Center/Mapleleaf Gardens for the dates below. We are willing to share 1/4 of the rink to help with the cost of rink rental. If you are interested e-transfer Katy email@example.com $20. Please note, there are no refunds or make up dates for missed sessions.
Friday 6-7pm Feb16. There will also be a 2nd date on March 1st.
We can also go out afterwards for dinner somewhere close by!
ICE ETIQUETTE (PLEASE READ):
The session runs from 6 to 6:50 PM to allow 10 minutes for the Zamboni to clean the ice. Do not skate before or after our designated time. Do not enter the ice until after the Zamboni has left the ice and the doors behind it are closed. If the Zamboni is entering the ice, you must clear the rink.
We have 2 designated change rooms for our group; Please use the one marked "Leisure Skaters" (sign will be on the door). Do not leave any valuables in the change room, bring them either onto the ice with you or place them within view on the boards in the rink.
WHEN ON THE ICE ALL PATRONS MUST WEAR SKATES. NO SHOES ARE PERMITTED ON THE ICE.
Please stay within your designated area to avoid collisions with practising figure skaters. A figure skater going through their routine for competition always has the right of way. If you are a beginner (below Canskate level 6), helmets are very strongly recommended for your safety. We are not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur while you are skating during this time. There will be no instructor providing lessons nor overseeing your skating time, this is open ice time only forr practice. Please note, Katy will be working with her coach and will not be skating with you.
Bring your own skates, this rink does not offer rentals!
The rink is huge, and the ice will be freshly flooded by the Zamboni every time prior to the start of our session.
- Indoor Ice Time! Tues 6-7pm Moss Park Arena MARCH ($25/hr lessons available tooMoss Park Arena, Toronto, ON
Looking for somewhere to practice your skating regularly? Ditch the unpredictable weather and crappy outdoor ice conditions for a nice smooth indoor rink!
Moss Park Arena is usually not open to the public as this is a site of the Central Toronto skating club. A group of figure skaters and coaches has rented the ice on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 PM for 12 weeks in a row starting February 13. We are looking to share the ice to help with the cost of rink rental.
If you are interested in beginner group lessons, cost will be roughly $45 per session (add $20). A sliding scale is available if you are financially strapped.
You can sign up monthly ($25/hr):
Dates (max 5 skaters per month):
Feb 13, 20, 27 = $75
Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 = $100
April 2,9,16, 23, 30 = $125
If interested, please send etransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org with the month that you are paying for noted.
ATTN: there are no refunds. Make up sessions for missed dates must occur within the same month.
I recommend arriving 15 to 20 minutes early at the rink to be ready to get on the ice at 6pm to maximize your time.
ICE ETIQUETTE (PLEASE READ): session runs from 6 to 6:50 PM to allow 10 minutes for the Zamboni to clean the ice. Do not skate before or after our designated time. Do not enter the ice until after the Zamboni has left the ice and the doors behind it are closed. If the Zamboni is entering the ice, you must clear the rink.
Please stay within your designated area to avoid collisions with practising figure skaters. A figure skater going through their routine for competition has the right of way. If you are a beginner (below Canskate level 6), helmets are very strongly recommended for your safety. We are not responsible for any accidents or injuries that may occur while you are skating during this time. There will be no instructor providing lessons nor overseeing your skating time, this is open ice time only forr practice. Katy will be busy working with her coach at this time so will not be skating with you.
Bring your own skates, this rink does not offer rentals!
- Cinema Soirée at Chef’s Hall: Love & Basketball (dinner & movie!)Assembly Chef's Hall, Toronto, ON
Let’s go for dinner and a free movie screening of cult classics! There will free popcorn + drink specials ($1/oz House Wines & $5 off Pitchers). Chef’s hall has a variety of vendors so you can choose what you want to eat, from fried chicken and pizza to great sushi, noodles, and bubble tea! Let’s meet at 6pm so everyone has time to decide and order their dinner before the movie starts. Chef’s Hall Menus here.
Love & Basketball is a 2000 American romantic sports drama film written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood in her feature film directorial debut. The film is produced by Spike Lee and Sam Kit and stars Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps. It tells the story of Quincy McCall (Epps) and Monica Wright (Lathan), two next-door neighbors in Los Angeles, who are pursuing their respective basketball careers before eventually falling for each other.
When Prince-Bythewood first started working on Love & Basketball, her goal was twofold. As she told The Hollywood Reporter, she set out to make a “Black When Harry Met Sally,” and to tell a story that would show that “women could have both — love and career.” At its core, Love & Basketball is a love story that celebrates a woman prioritizing her own needs ahead of her boyfriend’s, a delightful change for a generation of women used to watching women sacrifice their ambitions for love.