From the nearly 300 volunteers who deliver our newspaper every issue, here are some of our “Lucky Ones” who have been randomly selected to be published and receive a small token of appreciation. Of course, we thank ALL of our volunteers for their continued support, and wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy New Year.
If you wish to become a volunteer carrier of the Beach Metro News, please contact Phil Lameira at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-698-1164 ext. 24.
Luke is a recent arrival to the Beach (just 25 years), and has the luxury of working from home, looking out over the lake. He is happily married with a 19 year-old daughter. He likes to design websites, play squash, go for walks on the beach, and deliver newspapers.
When Eric is not delivering Beach Metro, he enjoys shooting hoops with his friends, being captain of the soccer team and spending time with his family.
Spencer Jones is a student at Monarch Park Collegiate Institute. He is 15 years old and currently in Grade 10. He has lived in the Beach all his life and has been volunteering with Beach Metro for almost a year. He is interested in computers and video games.
I have lived in the Beach all my life and it is a wonderful place to be. I like delivering Beach Metro News because I walk my dog and I have a helper whose name is Cameron. He is my nephew and enjoys doing the deliveries with me. I love to skate in the winter time and snowshoe as well – it is great exercise. I like to travel and go to my cottage. I have been delivering the paper now for two years and will continue as long as Beach Metro would like me to – it is a great pleasure to do so.
I’m 14 years old and in my first year of high school, with lots of homework. I work hard and love volunteering! I play hockey and soccer and you can almost always see me outside, playing ball or walking my golden retriever. I’m pretty active in the community I love.
Hi, my name is Sam and I love fruit. I often enjoy canoeing and hockey. So for all you dreamers out there, keep your head up and your stick on the ice.
I’m 16 years old and I like to ride bikes and skateboard. I don’t like to wear coats and my favorite colour is black. I sometimes take pictures of “cool” stuff.
Hello, my name is Stephy Molnar. I am in Grade 10 at Malvern Collegiate Institute. In school the subjects I enjoy most are art, physical activity, history, and English. Some of my after-school hobbies are drawing, paddling, and swimming. I currently have five pets, a bird named Shamrock, two guinea pigs named Aspen and Truffles, and two Siamese fighting fish named Gillis and Cyan. In my spare time I love to read and draw. I have a part time job at the pet store Tails. I love animals and I enjoy working! When I graduate I aspire to study to become an architect, a designer, an illustrator, or a photographer.
Andrew is a student at Bowmore Public School in Grade 4 and has been delivering Beach Metro News with the help of his little brother Jesse for more than a year. Andrew enjoys ball hockey, baseball and video games.
Dorothy, 17, has a passion for the outdoors and loves working with young children. Dorothy enjoys an active lifestyle and is a strong supporter of the Toronto Raptors. Delivering Beach Metro helps her stay active and in touch with her neighbours.
Hi, I’m Bas and I have lived in Toronto my whole life. I am 22 years old and soon I’m going to be 23 and I want to let you know I have a little bit of special needs. I live with my twin brother Nat, who delivers papers, too. I’m interested in train systems and I like to travel. I have three jobs. I work at GoodLife Gym, the Legal Aid office, and I deliver the Beach Metro. I enjoy delivering papers because I like to work outside and it’s good exercise. I like the neighbourhood I deliver in because it’s close to home and it’s a nice, quiet street.
Hi, my name is Nat. I live in the Leslieville area. I deliver newspapers in this community. I really enjoy the streetcars that travel along Queen Street and taking the subway. I know the TTC routes really well. I work at the Subaru dealership cleaning off the cars. I like going to the McDonald’s and Starbucks in the area as well and I like to visit the library at Queen and Lee.
I have lived in the Beach since 1970 and still tend to refer to the paper as “Ward 9 News.” Most of what I do involves volunteer work, helping out at World Wildlife Fund one day a week and with various church activities that over the years have included a lunch program and food bank. I play bass and am involved with a few small groups including a Celtic fiddle group based in Oakville, a classical string ensemble, and I also play at Woodbine Heights Baptist Church.
The three Christie sisters deliver BMN on the north part of Osborne Avenue with the help of their parents Nadia and Mike, who took on the route six years ago.