Jumblies is back for the fall !!
Following Talking Treaties, we are starting up our Arts Drop-In on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00pm, featuring more ceramics and gardening with Parker, beading with Jamie and Ashley, fabric arts and food with Marianne - and other artful pursuits to come!
Free! Everyone welcome! Transportation and other supports provided. Wheelchair accessible. TO JOIN IN or with questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
is coming up again: Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2018
for info and to apply, click here
Photos from our 2018 Spring Drop-In Sessions
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After a long summer the Arts4All Players are back! We will start again on Monday, October 1st. We meet every week from 3:00-5:00pm in the DPNCHC Sanctuary at 1900 Davenport Rd. No artistic experience necessary. Everyone is welcome!
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Julia Tribe continues to do wonderful work with Jumblies and our Offshoots, incudling at Arts4All, thanks to a PTTP grant from Theatre Ontario! ... See MoreSee Less
Our first day back with Julia Tribe, meeting around a paper tree. #dpnchc #davenport #arts4allplayers @ 1900 Davenport Rd
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Congrats to Lisa Marie DiLiberto, former Jumblies Intern, Offshoot AD and Director, and ongoing friend and associate - on her new job at Theatre Direct! ... See MoreSee Less
The Board of Directors of Theatre Direct is pleased to announce the appointment of respected theatre maker, arts educator, producer, and community arts facilitator, Lisa Marie DiLiberto as its next artistic leader.
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The Ground Floor Studio is opening up again for open drop-ins with many exciting activities happening on Tuesday afternoons and Shifra Cooper will continue to lead our community choir on Thursday evenings. We are also excited to be bringing back the performance troupe as part of Autumn Arts workshops! ... See MoreSee Less
We are thrilled to announce this year's finalists, 3 amazing organizations supporting their communities through the arts. Congratulations to Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre and UrbanArtsTO!
#YouthTheatre starts this Thursday! Come practice theatre skills, create original performance material, and train with professional artists FREE •Oct.11 - Dec 6 (9 weeks) •All levels of experience welcomed •Earn volunteer hours •Registration required - email@example.com #ArtistsInTheLibrary #PoweredByTAC
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It is SO wonderful to have friends from MABELLEarts come all the way from Etobicoke to be part of and enjoy our show - #TalkingTreaties! ... See MoreSee Less
MABELLEarts at #TalkingTreaties today! There are still two more shows - book your PWYC tickets through @jumbliestheatre
#tbt: this sweet little vid unlocks the creative process in the MABELLELadies Sewing Room vimeo.com/261835148
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What better way to spend your Thanksgiving weekend than learning about Toronto's Indigenous history at beautiful Fort York? Join us for The Talking Treaties Spectacle, October 4-7! ... See MoreSee Less
The rumours are true! Our opening performance of Talking Treaties Spectacle is SOLD OUT! Tickets are still available for all other performances! ... See MoreSee Less
CUE announces a new grant cycle! Artists working in any discipline may apply for up to $1000 to produce an art project. For more information, as well as guidelines and application, please visit www.cueartprojects.ca Deadline to submit: November 23rd, 2018 We look forward to hearing from you!
INTERGENERACIAL is looking for participants for our Fall 2018 Programming happening at Elmbank Community Centre! Programming is FREE and honoraria, snacks, and tokens are provided. Contact fiona.r.clarke(at)gmail(dot)com to register or for more details.
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It’s gotten pretty busy at Jumblies Studio (The Ground Floor) with all the casts and choir rehearsals, production meetings while prop making and costume creating all in the same space. It’a really happening next week so hope to see you at Fort York National Historic Site with the remount of #TalkingTreaties in #Toronto! Remember to get your pay-what-you-can tickets to secure your entry at m.bpt.me/event/3611092
Hint: Be sure to dress-up warm because why stay indoors when you have the whole outdoor to play. 😆 ... See MoreSee Less
On Sunday August 26th, Welcome To This Place artists and organizers from across the country gathered at The Aga Khan Museum to share challenges, successes and questions coming out of their #WelcomeToThisPlace projects. Throughout a sunny day, packed with delicious food, celebratory toasts, discussions facilitated by Park People and Maggie Hutcheson, a tour of the Aga Khan collection, and a tiny shoe-making workshop with Jumblies Theatre and Ruth Howard, we explored the beautiful grounds of the museum and shared reflections, discoveries and highlights from our community-engaged arts projects in Toronto, Winnipeg, Montreal, Vancouver and Halifax. Thank you so much to Park People for organizing this national gathering, and to the Aga Khan for hosting us so generously! This project is made possible thanks to Canadian Heritage. Partnering national organizations include: Exeko,Toronto Arts Council, Vancouver Parks Board, Spence Neighbourhood Association, EartHand Gleaners Society, Wonder'neath Art Society, Park People. Find out more at: www.welcometothisplace.ca | photos: Liam Coo
Strawberry corns harvested from The Ground Floor garden which was planted by Parker during #SpringSessions2018 and look at the contrast with the beautiful rock painting by Jamie. 🌽🔜🍿 ... See MoreSee Less
#TalkingTreaties #JumbliesTheatre #CommunityArts #Toronto #FortYork #Cityplace #LibertyVillage #Waterfront ... See MoreSee Less
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An exciting workshop withJulia Tribe at Jumblies' Offshoot, Making Room Community Arts, supported by the Ontario Arts Council via a Theatre Ontario PTTP grant. ... See MoreSee Less
For the past few months we have been working with plain old kraft paper. We have painted it, crumpled it, wrote, painted and stamped on it. But what else can we do with it? Join us for a workshop exploring that question with designer Julia Tribe. Many of you met Julia during our Weaving Home project and are familiar with her wide range of experience and knowledge. The workshop will be part of our meditation and art-making workshop sessions so come ready to check-in with each other, do a quick meditation and then get to work. What we do tomorrow and future weeks with Julia will help shape our next project. Come and be a part of it!!
Another beautiful day for outdoor weaving! Find us infront of Malvern Library from 2 to 4pm. #ComeWeaveWithUs #WhatsYourStory
INTERLACING will be at Malvern Library tomorrow! The fun starts at 10am. #ComeWeaveWithUs #WhatsYourStory • #CulturalHotspot #ScarbTo #ArtistsInTheLibraries 📷 : @sonjarainey
This fall, we're so pleased and proud to welcome a new Jumblies staff member: Soraya Peerbaye, in the role of Mentorship and Programming Director.
Soraya Peerbaye has more than 20 years of experience in the arts in the field of program management, policy development, and advocacy. She began her career in theatre, working with Nightwood Theatre, and as an independent artist as a director, dramaturge and collaborator; more recently she has worked in dance as a producer, curator, and dramaturge for companies such as Anandam Dancetheatre, Nova Dance (Nova Bhattacharya), Compañía Carmen Romero, and the Toronto Rhythm Initiative (Allison Toffan). She was the Dance Officer at the Toronto Arts Council, and prior to that the Equity Officer at the Canada Council for the Arts, advocating for artists of colour and diasporic artistic and cultural practices. Soraya has also acted as a consultant for a range of cultural entities, including the ArtReach, the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists, Cultural Pluralism in the Performing Arts Movement Ontario, and the Deaf, Disabilities and Mad Arts Coalition of Canada. She is a poet and the author of Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (Goose Lane Editions, 2009), nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award, and Tell: Poems for a Girlhood (Pedlar Press, 2015), shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and winner of the Trillium Poetry Award. ... See MoreSee Less
Dalia Shifra SaltzmanWoow! Welcome to Jumblies! I'm looking forward to seeing you on-site!1 month ago
We can't wait to see you tomorrow at #ScarboroughStories inside Morningside Library from 6:30 to 8pm! Come and experiment with different kinds of #storytelling. Our theme is stories of #Scarborough, which includes tales that are personal, historical, fictional or fantastical. Join us to practice your skills, share stories, or simply to try something new! All ages and levels of experience welcomed! #Free #EveryWednesday #Sept12toOct24 #SeeWebsiteForMoreInfo This program is presented in partnership with the Toronto Arts Council
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==Tickets on sale now for Talking Treaties Spectacle 2018!==
Buy Here: talkingtreaties.brownpapertickets.com/
We’re so excited about the return of the Talking Treaties Spectacle to the grounds of Historic Fort York! From October 4-7, 2018, Jumblies artists and community participants will be singing, dancing, and acting their way around the Fort York site, sharing stories of the complex and ongoing treaty history of our city.
For more information about Talking Treaties, and information about how you can get involved, on our website at
#TalkingTreaties #Toronto #OutdoorPerformance #HistoricFortYork #CommunityArts #JumbliesTheatre #Jumblies #Treaties ... See MoreSee Less
== ARTFARE ESSENTIALS ==
Jumblies' 6-day introductory workshop - is coming up again!
Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2018 (day off Oct. 31)
Apply or find out more here: www.jumbliestheatre.org/jumblies/studio/artfare-essentials ... See MoreSee Less
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INTERLACING will be at Malvern Library from Saturday, September 15th to Thursday, September 20th • Come-by and trade stories about Scarborough while connecting with members of the community. We can't wait to see you there! • Interlacing is a Signature Project of the Cultural Hotspot, produced in partnership with the City of Toronto • For more info: www.communityartsguild.ca #CommunityArts #Textiles #CulturalHotspot
Come and join us at The Ground Floor on Saturday evening at 7pm for a film screening that we're hosting for Vancouver friends from Miscellaneous Productions. More info: www.miscellaneousproductions.ca/ ... See MoreSee Less
#TalkingTreaties production meeting happened this morning at The Ground Floor. 📷: @waasnoodekwe ... See MoreSee Less
COME & BE PART OF TALKING TREATIES
at Fort York Oct 3rd-7th, by joining our:
Gentle movement, pageantry and poetry.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 (Sept 11th, 18th, 25th) and/or Thursdays (Sept 13, 20, 27) 4:30-5:30
Preview & Performances: Oct. 3rd -7th
CHOIR (Gather Round Singers):
Rehearsals: Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm (Sept 6, 13, 20, 27)
Sing Melody McKiver’s original music and add your voice to the fabric of our all ages, all abilities choir!
Rehearsals at The Ground Floor - 132 Fort York Blvd.
Free! Everyone welcome! Transportation and other supports provided as needed. Wheelchair accessible space.
TO JOIN IN or with questions, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
TALKING TREATIES artfully shares local Indigenous knowledge and history. Launched in Spring 2015, the project resulted in the Talking Treaties Spectacle at Toronto’s Historic Fort York in June 2017. Now, in October 2018, we are remounting the full production!
Taking Treaties is led and directed by Ange Loft, with Victoria Freeman and many other artists, partners and community participants.
RESERVATIONS are recommended. We will launch on-line ticket reservations the week of Sept. 4th. Meanwhile, you can reserve a place by e-mailling email@example.com. Admission is PWYC (suggested $20). #TalkingTreaties ... See MoreSee Less
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Last Tuesday we were proud and delighted to host the final presentation of a week-long residency at The Ground Floor of designer, Julia Tribe, who has been spending time learning, working and creating with Jumblies and Offshoots, thanks to a Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) grant from Theatre Ontario (with funds from the Ontario Arts Council - Conseil des arts de l'Ontario). ... See MoreSee Less
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Theatre OntarioIt's been great to follow this project, and to see that the training is going so well!1 month ago
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You're Invited to The Evolving Gallery Closing Reception Thursday September 6, 6-9pm at the Timber Village Museum! - mailchi.mp/4d77ca36b752/press-release-the-rivers-speak-community-play-community-call-out-399959
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#tbt "In This Place" Workshop series on making miniatures of our favourite places in Toronto at the Santuary. The beautiful photos taken by Lyf Stolte. ... See MoreSee Less
All of our night market stalls are open! From Kenny’s live sampling, to Rozeta’s relaxing spa, to our story telling tent! #WelcomeToThisPlace
Thanks to @jumbliestheatre for being with us at the @agakhanmuseum today, leading reflective activities with our national artists!
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The #TalkingTreaties crew (Ange, Victoria, Ashley, Theresa, Kaia, Tijana and Jamie have been at #blackcreekpioneervillage the last two whole days sharing information and stories about Toronto Treaty’s relationship. Thank you to Black Creek Pioneer Village for hosting us in your space. Watch out for more info on the remount of Talking Treaties at Historic Fort York in #Toronto this coming October. ... See MoreSee Less
#penniloafer spotted on the ferry to Wards Island ... See MoreSee Less
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🌸🌼The mini garden planted in early spring is flourishing into a mini jungle and almost ready for harvest. Jamie, Parker and Sam having a mini meeting while checking out the strawberry corns. 🌽🔜🍿 ... See MoreSee Less
Ashley repairing props like these bottles of rum used in the #TorontoPurchase for #TalkingTreaties and have been resting in storage for the past year. Out for this Saturday and Sunday whole day event at #blackcreekpioneervillage ... See MoreSee Less
This is our last day at #MalvernTownCentre. Come explore and trade stories about #Scarborough! • We're here from 2 to 8pm. #ComeWeaveWithUs #CulturalHotspot #ScarbTO • 📸 by @sonjarainey
Julia Tribe has been busy making beautifuls in the Ground Floor studio. ... See MoreSee Less
Love this place !!! And all the people here !! I just wanna say Gchi Miigwetch to Jumblies Theatre for bringing me to some beading workshops during the week & also to Julie Schryer & her husband Pat , for inviting to be apart of your amazing music camp !!
Good to be back on St.Joseph Island this year! Miranda and Robin from @thinkingrockca with Ruth at #Algomatrad2018 #AlgomaTrad ... See MoreSee Less
Come to the AGM on August 25 for our Closing Celebration of Summer Exhibitions: Lisa Hirmer’s In Case of Emergency; border crossings: travelling along the in between and UNRULY: Jasmine Noseworthy Persaud | Harmeet Rehal in the XIT-RM. Enjoy some refreshments and add some art to your Saturday afternoon as we bid farewell to our summer exhibitions! All are welcome.
The Annual AlgomaTrad Staff concert is happening on Aug. 14th, 7:30pm at the Centennial Grounds in Richards Landing. This is always a special evening of great new and old traditional music and will include some world class stepdancing by Kyle Waymouth and Tom Fitzgerald. $20 at the door, bring a chair or blanket, and children are always free.
We’ve had a great time this week hanging out with Ruth Howard, @adriennemarcusraja and @xaviourandre from @jumbliestheatre at the Rivers Speak Evolving Gallery at the Timber Village Museum. • We’ve been painting fabric, cutting quilting pieces, making spoon puppets of our artistic team, and learning from our mentor Ruth about Artistic Direction. • Looking forward to bringing this work to @algomatrad next week while also continuing our drop in art-making Tuesday and Thursday from 1-4 at the museum. • Hope to see you there!! • #communityart #quilting #fabric #fabricart #collaboration #fun #mentorship @ Timber Village Museum, Blind River
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Hi Winnipeg friends and colleagues - Shifra, of MABELLEarts, is in WInnipeg coordinating an event tomorrow with local artists and partners! ... See MoreSee Less
On Saturday August 11th, Spence Neighbourhood Association, in partnership with MABELLEarts and Art City, are inviting people of all ages to come on a performative and artful tour of parks in Spence Neighbourhood. This free, public event culminates a summer of outdoor neighbourhood art-making, and celebrates and promotes urban parks and public spaces as places for cultural and creative, expression, friendship and connection to the land. Along the walk, guests will have opportunities to make art, hear musical performances, enjoy delicious treats, witness the unveiling of new community-created garden signs, and explore community gardens. The Art in the Garden Tour has been created through summmer-long art workshops, led by artists Val Vint and Rachel Schapppert, that explored three community parks, creating new wayinding signage that point the way to and celebrate these urban/natural spaces. Find out more at www.welcometothisplace.ca/winnipeg - we hope to see you there! #WelcomeToThisPlace
To all our friends at The AMY Project - Artists Mentoring Youth, from those of use who are currently up North - have a WONDERFUL show! Wish we could be there!
And if you're in Toronto - their show opens this evening (Friday) at 6:30 pm at The Theatre Centre, with two other shows: Saturday August 11 at 12:00, and Monday August 13 at 6:30 pm. Book online at summerworks.ca/artists/lion-womxn/, while there are still tickets: ... See MoreSee Less
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Some of the beautiful and magical miniature worlds of favourite places in Toronto made with community members and staff of Sanctuary Toronto. ... See MoreSee Less
Over the past few weeks, Jamie and Ashley working with youths at Toronto Native Youth Resource Centre with beading drop-in workshops in making their own medallions. ... See MoreSee Less
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Some fun highlights from this evening where Karis and Jamie was part Shadowlandtheatre's annual fire parade on #wardsisland #Toronto #communityarts #puppets #stilts #shadowplay #bonfire #fireperformers #lanterns #liveband #parade ... See MoreSee Less
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"An interactive art installation that explores how the threads of our stories are interwoven with fabric of where we live and come from. Come weave with us." - CAG ... See MoreSee Less
Interested in where our loom will be next? Head to our website to see the list of upcoming dates, www.communityartsguild.ca #WeaveWithUs #CulturalHotspot
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Last weekend, Adrienne, Sam and Marianne was in #Huntsville for #NuitBlancheNorth. Thank you to everyone who dropped by our #JumbliesTheatre booth "16mm Scratch" to check out what cameraless animation is all about and contributed an animation experimental short which will be called ScratchNBN2018. We had a great time there and would also like to thank Dan, Suzanne, Nigel, Sandy, Kit, and the many volunteers for being great hosts when we were there. Edge of the Woods Theatre/Nuit Blanche North Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) ... See MoreSee Less
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And proud and delighted to have Ashley RIley - lovely theatre artist, dancer, beader and fabric artist - with us at Jumblies for a whole year, thanks to Miziwe Biik. ... See MoreSee Less
I miss dancing!
We had such a lovely time gathering around the campfire roasting yummy halal marshmallows to wrap up a fun week of art in the park! The Gather Round Singers were also able to join us! Stay tuned for more fun events.
Join us tomorrow at the Rivers Speak Soiree! Come relive the magic of the Gigidoowag Ziibiik | The Rivers Speak Community Play with music and artwork from the play. Explore stories and creations made with over 3000 community participants since 2013. Join in simple art-making activities for our next project. Everyone is welcome!! We hope to see you there!!
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So many things happening this Saturday (July 28th, 8pm-2am) at #NuitBlancheNorth July 28 in #Hunstville ! See you at Zone 3 in River Mill Park to draw and scratch on 16mm film and then watch the screening projection of it at around 11 or midnight in the Park. Meanwhile, check out Beneath The Surface at Zone 4 and What Do I See Here also at Zone 3 ... See MoreSee Less
Come join us this week in Mabelle Park (across from 49 Mabelle Ave.) from 1:30-4:30 starting tomorrow. We will be art-making, gardening, outdoor cooking, drumming and much more! You will have a chance to meet our new summer student team 2018! #ParksTO #etobicoke #artmaking #outdoors #summer
With immense sadness we announce the recent death, on June 18th, of Lisa Weintraub, dear friend of our Artistic Director Ruth Howard, and long-time supporter and very first consultant of Jumblies Theatre.
A lifelong social justice activist and feminist, her career and her life were dedicated to the prevention of violence against women and children and all those who are vulnerable. To these ends she founded the still-thriving Montreal Assault Prevention Centre, and, in 1995, COPA (Centre Ontarien de prevention des agressions).
Lisa's key role in the birth of Jumblies is probably less well known. With Jumblies first ever grant (an OAC Compass consultancy grant), Lisa helped Ruth and her new company to get not-for-profit incorporation, charitable status, our first residency partner (DPNC), our first multi-year funds, our by-laws, policies, procedures, practices and organizational know-how - things that still guide and benefit us to this day.
Lisa was a beloved mentor, teacher, and friend to so many; and a loving partner to Robert and mother of Lev and Yonah (former Jumblies youth intern, graphic artist, video documenter/editor and board member), and their partners Erin and Sandra.
In the last week of her life, Lisa created a special fund called Project Freedom to support COPA in imagining and activating initiatives in keeping with its vision and mission, and not driven by current political priorities.
Donations to this fund in Lisa’s memory can be made at infocopa.com/memoriam
or by mailing a check made out to COPA to:
Attn: Randa Meshki/Freedom Fund
1326 Gerrard St. East
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Looking to escape the heat this afternoon? Drop-in art making happening now, at the Museum!
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2 MORE DAYS TILL OPENING!
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Be sure to watch out for "Birds Make Me Think About Freedom", a production by @larchetoronto Sol Express, as part of #TorontoFringeFestival #FringeTO at @algreentheatre from July 6th - 15th, to which artists from #JumbliesTheatre including Ruth, Marianne and Jamie have been giving support. Tickets: fringetoronto.com/festivals/fringe/event/birds-make-me-think-about-freedom
TONIGHT STARTING AT 5PM! Interested in becoming a Community Artist at SKETCH for 2018-2019? Well tonight we'll be having an info session for folks who are interested in applying for the program or learning more about it! Join us at the SKETCH Admin Hub, Suite 201 from 5-8PM!
Our friends, Red Dress Productions , will be facilitating art and community-based workshops called To the Table, in July and August at Fred Johnson Park (Markham Road & Eglinton). To the Table re-imagines the kitchen table with a focus on: What brings us to the table? When do we feel welcome to the table, and why? How do we welcome each other? Workshops will work towards a creation of a multi-sensory installation that's comfortable for as many as possible to gather round, and that can be remade into many different forms for new possibilities. Workshops include mosaic creations, fabric painting, writing and much more! Workshop are for ALL ages. No experience necessary! FREE! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info! (See flyer for dates and times)
“She picked up the watermelon threw it on the ground!” —> The Gather Round Singers with Andrea Kuzmich, Musicamp and members of the Element Choir practicing the Watermelon Smash Song, getting ready for the smash TODAY! join us in the park at 3:30 to join in! @jumbliestheatre @makingroomcommunityarts @singinkuz @liquefabrique @shifraviola
The weather is gloomy, but we have an indoor space for our singing rehearsal tonight! Meet us at the MABELLEarts Studio at 5005 Dundas Street West (buzz 357) to learn the Watermelon Song with Andrea Kuzmich!