Darcy Sheppard is remembered at a memorial on August 31 .
Hard to believe it's been five years since bike courier Darcy Allan Sheppard's fatal confrontation with former attorney general Michael Bryant. His relatives are still looking for answers after a special prosecutor dropped charges against Bryant in 2010. Some 14,000 pages of documents related to the case have yet to be released to the family. On Sunday (August 31), 1-3 pm, friends and supporters gather near the site where Sheppard died at Bloor and Avenue Road for a peaceful protest and vigil. Free. HOOFandCYCLE@rogers.com
Just when it looked like cooler heads had prevailed, things have gone sideways again in Ukraine. The president dissolved parliament this week and opted for early elections in October in the face of the pro-Russian insurgency in the east. How recent events are affecting the country and what the fallout means for Europe is the focus of a panel discussion Sunday (August 31) with Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland and others at Harbourfront Centre. Free. 3 pm. 235 Queens Quay West. ashkenazfestival.com
SUPPORT NATIVE WOMEN
With the murder of Tina Fontaine, the security of First Nations women is inching back onto the national agenda. Prime Minister Harper refuses to establish an inquiry, so the rest of us must consider how to support this at-risk population. Enter the Native Women's Resource Centre, an organization that helps with skills development, cultural teachings, housing, advocacy and more. At the NWRC BBQ And Craft Sale, Friday (August 29), purchase artworks, crafts and hamburgers and hot dogs to benefit the centre. 11 am to 3 pm. Free. 191 Gerrard East. 416-963-9963, nwrct.ca