Farewell to Rosalie Bertell
Many locals are mourning scientist Rosalie Bertell, an ardent pacifist and pioneer nuclear foe who passed away June 14. The enviro epidemiologist probed Bhopal's chemical pollution, Chernobyl's nuke fallout and radiation levels in Ontario, among other radical deeds. A memorial on Saturday (September 29), 7 pm, features Marion Odell of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health, which Bertell founded, U of Innsbruck women's studies prof Claudia von Werlhof and others. Free. Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor West. 416-924-7439.
Sip soup and share food
What's better than soup to warm the soul in the fall? Answer: sipping soup and contributing to a great cause at the same time. Soupalicious, at Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie, on Sunday (September 30), noon to 5 pm, invites you to tuck into potages created by celebrities like chef Michael Smith and hockey's Bryan Trottier, and eateries - Ferro, Southern Accent, for example - with proceeds going to Plant a Row, Grow a Row, the org that encourages sharing the harvest from your garden. Pay $10 plus HST for 10 samples and visit 34 tables, snacking on bread from Cobs and roasted corn. soupalicious.ca.
Tenant rights tell-all
Get the dope on how to demand fairness as a tenant at International Tenants Day hosted by the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations, ACORN and others. Topics include rent control reform and federal and provincial housing shortfalls. Saturday (September 29), 10 am. Free. Ryerson U's Podium Blg, 350 Victoria. torontotenants.org.