Connecting the Community

Discover the positive things happening in the community - the organizations, the event, the initiatives and the people. Community building is not building walls - it is people coming together. Connecting the Community.

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5 days ago

Lorris Herenda has been CEO of the Yellow Brick House for 20 years.  Things are getting worse for both the numbers of women and children that need support and also the promised funding for the programs has not been forthcoming.
 
Lorris wants you not to hesitate to call or text if 24/7 if you or a friend or family member may be experiencing intimate partner violence.
Toll Free: 1-800-263-3247
 
Let our elected officials know that you'd like to see secure funding to support for supports of intimate partner violence.Here's who to contact:
Federal Richmond Hill South - Majid Jowhari (libparl.ca)
Aurora Oak Ridges Richmond Hill About | MP Leah Taylor Roy (leahtaylorroymp.ca)
 
Provincial 
Richmond Hill South Daisy Wai, MPP | Richmond Hill
Aurora Oak Ridges Richmond Hill About Michael Parsa, MPP (michaelparsampp.ca)
 
 

6 days ago

David West has been busy visiting mayors in Texas and Calgary. He is proud of Richmond Hill but acknowledges that there are challenges. 
Consider signing up for his newsletter Mayor David West – Richmond Hill (davidwest-richmondhill.ca)

Thursday May 30, 2024

Bukky Ojo is the promoter of Bepraize Sax Live event happening at RHCPA on Friday June 21st.  We talked about African music and African rice. This is an event to continue to celebrate our cultural diversity. 
 
Here's their website BePraizeSax – BePraizeSax
 
Bukky can be reached at bukolao@hotmail.com or 416 834-3299

Thursday May 23, 2024

Here is the link to vote and to find out more about the birds and the Bird Team. 
Birds in Richmond Hill - City of Richmond Hill
If you would like to contact Diana please send her an email at greeningthehill@richmondhill.ca
For Facebook users check out and follow 
https://facebook.com/birdfriendlyrichmondhill
You may want to download this Merlin Bird ID – Free, instant bird identification help and guide for thousands of birds – Identify the birds you see (allaboutbirds.org)
 
And "Go Red Wing Blackbird Go!"
 

Wednesday May 15, 2024

Marj talks with Susan Applebaum the Community Relations Manager at Delmanor Elgin Mills about this event.  She really hopes people come up and visit her and her Delmanor "family". 
Susan may be contacted at SApplebaum@Delmanor.com
Come meet these community groups Friday May 31st, 1:30 to 4:30
The Curtain Club
Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra
Richmond Hill Historical Society
Richmond Hill Lawn Bowling Club
Richmond Hill Arts Council
David Dunlap Observatory Defenders
Chorus York
Richvale Lions Club
Richmond Hill Public Library
Terry Fox Run - Oak Ridges
Destiny Toastmasters Club
New Horizons Seniors Band - York Region
L'Arche Daybreak
Richmond Hill Group of Artists
Click HERE for more information

Wednesday May 08, 2024

The conversation focused on affordable housing, Pharmacare, net-zero economy, EVs and supporting Ukrainian newcomers.
 
We did start the conversation talking about the new university that has come to Richmond Hill  - United Nations University  - Institute of Water, Environment and Health UNU-INWEH | United Nations University
 
Here is a link to the 2024 Federal Budget Budget 2024 (canada.ca)
As referenced in our conversation, here is some light reading :)
 
Global Supply Chain of EV Batteries
Canadian Critical Minerals Strategy
Government of Canada invests in E3 Lithium to advance Canada’s EV battery production
 
To contact Majid check out his web site Majid Jowhari (libparl.ca)

Friday May 03, 2024

Check out the new season and don't wait too long to book the shows you want to see. 
Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts - Home (rhcentre.ca)
 
Michael Freethy can be reached at michael.freethy@richmondhill.ca

Friday May 03, 2024

CFUW Aurora Newmarket has organized this amazing Home & Garden Show. Home & Garden (cfuwauroranewmarket.com)
 
And check out what they are all about and the great work they do, including providing scholarships for young women.  HOME (cfuwauroranewmarket.com)

Monday Apr 29, 2024

Please visit their website www.larchedaybreak.com
Here's some more information and photos of the Lively Loaf program. The Lively Loaf by Clara Fraschetti - L’Arche Daybreak (larchedaybreak.com)
 
Interested to learn more about the Real Bread Campaign that Clara mentioned About us | Real Bread Campaign (sustainweb.org)
 
Follow the Lively Loaf on Instagram Clara Fraschetti (@thelivelyloaf) • Instagram photos and videos
 
The Craft Studio is open Monday to Friday 9 am – noon and 1 pm – 4pm
The Craft Studio - L’Arche Daybreak (larchedaybreak.com)
 
Consider participating in their fundraising Walk with Hope 2024 - L’Arche Daybreak (larchedaybreak.com)

Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

Check out Leah's web site www.leahtaylorroymp.ca  Her contact info is there.

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