David West  
Richmond Hill Ward 4 Councillor 
Monthly Newsletter 

June 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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Access Richmond Hill
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After Hours Town Emergency 905-884-8013





 
 
  
Animal Control
1-888-668-7722


 



 
  
Canada Post
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Enbridge Consumers Gas
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York Regional Police
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PowerStream
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Municipality of York
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Richmond Hill Libraries
905-884-9288 


 



 
 
Fire Department
905-883-5444


 
 



 
Inclement Weather Hotline
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Mackenzie Health Hospital
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Snowline (Snow Removal)
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Spring in Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill is bustling with activity this spring with lots of events and activities available to enjoy. In particular, I hope that you can join us on Sunday June 3rd, at the 20th Annual Mill Pond Splash and Kids Run for Nature (more information below). The Splash is a family oriented Eco festival that celebrates our environment and specifically, the Don River Watershed. 

We have a special responsibility in Richmond Hill to help protect the Don River, Humber River, and Rouge River watersheds. All of these major rivers begin their journey to Lake Ontario in our community flowing down from the Oak Ridges Moraine. As such, it is important for us to know what we can do to protect our water and enhance our natural environment. All of this information will be available at the Mill Pond Splash this weekend.

In any case, I hope that you and your family can get out this weekend to enjoy the beautiful weather and all the trails, parks, and open spaces that Richmond Hill has to offer.

Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email at any time. My email address is  david.west@richmondhill.ca , my cell number is 416-346-3090 and my office number is 905-771-2480.

Sincerely,
David West 
Ward 4 Councillor Richmond Hill

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Council News and Highlights
  
1. 2018 Richmond Hill Sport Champions
I was pleased to attend the Richmond Hill Sports Champion Awards at the beautiful Oakview Terrace.  Congratulations to all the nominees and recipients. The annual event was organized by the Richmond Hill Sports Hall of Fame. 

Presenting to Coach Inga Zusev, Figure Skating
Presenting to Coach Steve Merker, Masters Swimming












The 2018 Recipients

Athletes:
Jack Dushenski, Figure Skating
Iliya Kovler, Figure Skating
Amelia Orzel, Figure Skating
Maya Gorodnitsky, Figure Skating
 
Kadan Johnson, Kayaking
Brooklyn Wodehouse, Kayaking
Lauren Cinq-Mars, Kayaking
Emma Zoldy, Kayaking
Grace Tsaousidis, Kayaking
Maria Ivanov, Kayaking
Angelina Davidson, Kayaking
Katy Stewart, Kayaking
Sarah Nagy, Kayaking
 
Camilla Flach, Baton
Sapphire Flach, Baton
Jenna Caswell, Baton
Kerri Cooper, Baton
Mikayla DePiero, Baton
Brittaney Francis, Baton
Becca Liski, Baton
Beth Porter, Baton
Stefany Puebla Dominquez, Baton
Alessia Spano, Baton
Megan Ward, Baton
Sydney Ward, Baton
 
Coaches
Inga Zusev, Figure Skating
Steve Merker, Masters Swimming
Diana Porter, Baton
Satyne Ward, Baton


2.  Sovereign Medal Award - presented at the April 30 Council Meeting
Mayor Barrow present to Eric W.k. Tam
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Winners Nilouffer Rummana Virji, Eric W.K. Tam, Angie Ng and Julie Mahfouz Rezvani were awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers by Mayor Dave Barrow. The Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements from across the country in a wide range of fields. As an official Canadian honour, the Medal for Volunteers incorporates and replaces the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award in 2016. The Medal builds on the legacy and spirit of the Caring Canadian Award by honouring the dedication and commitment of volunteers. 

Nilouffer Rummana Virji is the co-coordinator of the Crescent Valley food bank. Nilouffer leads volunteers, reaches out to clients and delivers food to those in need. Her work has brought the community closer together by rallying her neighbours to help others while effectively providing food security to those in the greatest need. 

Eric Tam volunteers with 11th Toronto Scout Group, which he helped found in 1990. In addition to his work as assistant rover advisor and as deputy council commissioner of Recognition, he has been instrumental in the development of Chinese-language leader development courses. 

Angie Ng has been mentoring and instructing youth through the 3rd Unionville Scout Group for the past 10 years. She encourages them to attain their goals and become better citizens in the community. 

Julie Mahfouz Rezvani is the catalyst behind The Clothing Drive, a grassroots initiative that distributes clothing to Syrian refugees who have resettled in the Greater Toronto Area. An expert at logistics, she has been instrumental in the success of the storefront location, which has welcomed thousands of refugees since its opening

3. 2018 Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers Award 
Hayden Cheung was congratulated by Mayor Dave Barrow and members of Council for receiving the 2018 Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers Award. This award is the highest recognition a young person can achieve for outstanding volunteer contributions to the province.  The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers is awarded to youth aged 15 to 24 who have volunteered for a large amount of time with a charity, not-for-profit organization or person, and who have inspired other young people to volunteer. 

Hayden is the founder of Youth Nation Alliance, an organization that connects youth across the Greater Toronto Area with organizations that need volunteers. He has spent more than 1,800 hours volunteering and has also pioneered a program connecting young newcomers with older students who help them adj ust to life in Canada. Hayden was one of 10 remarkable young recipients of this award.

4. Richmond Hill's Youth Action Committee Plans for Youth Week 

Richmond Hill's Youth Action Committee (YAC) is comprised of residents in grades six to 12 who provide staff and Council with advice and input on programs and services for youth in the community. Sophia Hou, YAC Co-Chair and Core Member, and Cassidy Mark, YAC Core Member, delivered a presentation to Council outlining their recent YAC events and their upcoming activities for Youth Week. They highlighted Hill After Dark, YAC's annual youth arts showcase and activities such as recreation and art, dance, civic engagement and volunteerism. 

For Youth Week, May 1 to May 7, 2018, YAC planned a variety of events to meet the varied interests of youth. Activities include a DJ workshop, baking activities, a computer workshop, drop-in basketball and badminton, park clean up at the Eyer Wideman house, YAC information sessions and the annual Race Around the Hill (RATH) event. This year, YAC is partnered with Children's Treatment Network to include a wheelchair basketball drop-in. 

5.  Clean Up, Green Up Weeks  April 15 - April 29













During the last two weeks of April, many citizens participated in Richmond Hill's Clean Up Green Up program. The event is all about pride in our community and helping to keep our community clean. I want to extend a particular thank you to two groups who invited me to be a part of their clean up events. Thanks for making a difference!

6.  360kids Fundraising Walk
With Mayor Dave Barrow
360kids recently hosted a fundraising walk at Mill Pond Park. It was a well attended event and the organizers exceeded their fundraising goal. It was great to see so many young people out to support other youth (pictured with some of my "young" friends). Youth homelessness in York Region is an invisible problem but 360kids continues to be a leader in supporting youth in our community. Thanks to the 360kids Board of Directors and staff for all that they do!


7. Culturalicious at St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School

Diversity is our strength and this diversity should be celebrated -  This was the clear theme and message at Culturalicious - a celebration of culture at St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School. Performances and food from around the world were enjoyed by all in attendance. It was a really wonderful evening of cultural sharing and an event that was very reflective of who we are as a community. Thanks to the students and staff for sharing this event with Richmond Hill.

8.  Strides For Stroke 
Father and Son
It was a beautiful day for the 13th Annual Strides for Stroke Run/Walk in support of  Mackenzie Health Foundation

Thanks very much to all the members of my team, the Richmond Hill Runners and Walkers, including Council members Mayor Dave Barrow, Deputy Mayor  Vito Spatafora , Ward 5 Councillor  Karen Cilevitz and Ward 3 Councillor  Castro Liu

It was a fun day, but most importantly the event surpassed its goal and raised over $275,000 for our hospital.
 

A Great Team!

9.  Windstorm clean up in Richmond Hill
Uprooted tree in Ward 4
A major windstorm swept through York Region on Friday,  May 4.  Teresa Latchford wrote an article which appeared in the May 10th issue of the Richmond Hill Liberal.  To read the article please click here.









10.  Richmond Hill Camera Club Annual Awards Banquet 
I was honoured to speak to the Richmond Hill Camera Club at their Annual Awards banquet held at the Thornhill Country Club. Awesome photography was on display from members of the Camera Club.  The art of photography is alive and well in our community!


11. Richmond Hill High School Arts Contest Celebration 
In May the Richmond Hill Library held its Annual High School Arts Contest Celebration at the Richmond Hill Central Library. Again this year, I had the pleasure of judging the photography entries. As usual there were great works submitted by many young people in our community.

The contest showcased some of Richmond Hill's talented young artists with sixteen winners, across four categories, representing six different local high schools. Winners were honoured from the following categories:
- Photography
- Poetry
- Short Stories
- Visual Arts












  

12.  St. Marguerite d'Youville - Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Congratulations to the students and staff of St. Marguerite d'Youville Cathol ic Elementary School on their production of Alice in Wonderland Jr.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable and witty performance. 

I appreciated being invited to enjoy the production with all the proud parents in attendance!






13.  Saturday May 12 - a very busy day!



 

















It was a very busy Saturday May 12th in our community. The day began with a Pancake breakfast at the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, and then a stop at the Ganesha Hindu Temple and St. Mary and St. Joseph Coptic Orthodox Church. These locations were all part of the  the Doors Open Heritage Tour. The day was topped off with a charity BBQ at Treasures Charity Thrift Store in support of the great work they do around mental health in our community. Thanks to all for your welcoming hospitality!

14.  Mayor's Monarch Pledge - Vaughan Joins Richmond Hill
There were only 5 Canadian Municipalities (and many US and Mexican municipalities) signed on to the Mayor's Monarch Pledge last year. When I met with the 5 Canadian colleagues who, like Richmond Hill, had signed the pledge, we all agreed we needed to change that! As a result we all committed to lobby our neighbouring municipalities to join us in improving habitat for Monarch Butterflies and other pollinating insects.

I learned last week that on a motion put forward by Vaughan Regional Councillor Singh, Vaughan has joined Richmond Hill in adopting the National Wildlife Federation's Mayor's Monarch Pledge (to view the motion click here ). I encouraged Vaughan Councillor Singh to encourage her council  colleagues to sign the pledge  when she was appointed to Vaughan Council last year. I am really pleased that she was successful.

Vaughan and Markham, as well as York Region, are all now following Richmond Hill's lead and taking steps to improve habitat for Monarch Butterflies and pollinators. King and Aurora are next on my list! For more information on the pledge click here

15.  Richmond Hill Wins Awards for Community Festivals and Events
Members of Staff with Mayor Dave Barrow and Deputy Mayor Vito Spatafora
Three of Richmond Hill's most popular festivals and events, Canada Day Celebrations, Ribfest and the Tastes of the Hill Multicultural Festival were awarded Top 100 Festivals and Events by Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO). The 2017 Canada Day Celebrations, Richmond Hill's largest, single-day festival, attracted more than 20,000 visitors from around York Region and the Greater Toronto Area. The sixth annual Ribfest attracted more than 35,000 visitors to the three-day event held at Richmond Green Park. The Tastes of the Hill Multicultural Festival raised $35,000 in support of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of York.  FEO is the leading professional organization for the festival and events industry, helping members to produce unique, quality festivals and events in all corners of the province through education, professional development and networking. Its membership includes festivals, events, suppliers, municipalities, schools, students, BIAs and more. Richmond Hill has previously been recognized by FEO for these festivals and events that took place in 2014 and 2015. 

16.  Residents Encouraged to Be Emergency Ready - Stay Connected
Council received a presentation from Richmond Hill Fire and Emergency Services (RHFES) staff regarding Emergency Preparedness Week which ran from May 6 to 12, noting the importance of being prepared.

Citizens are encouraged to make an emergency plan, build a 72-hour emergency kit and stay informed.  RHFES staff were out in the community during the week talking to residents about how to get prepared. Emergency preparedness resources can be found online .

17. 26th Annual Police Appreciation Night
Chief Eric Joliffe opening greetings
The 26th Annual Police Appreciation Night was recently held at the Paramount Eventspace in Vaughan.  The mission of the Police Appreciation Night organizing committee is to support the mandate of York Regional Police by organizing and conducting an event that will encourage public support and raise money to fund police programs and equipment.

This event also highlights the good work being done each and every day by members of York Regional Police. Awards include Excellence in Policing, Garrett Styles Bravery in the Line of Duty and Rob Plunkett Outstanding Service to the Community. Also presented annually are the Herbert H. Carnegie and the Leo McArthur Civilian Recognition awards.

18.  Mayor's Prayer Breakfast
The Mayor's Prayer Breakfast - A Christian Celebration of Prayer for the Richmond Hill community was held at the Sherato n Parkway Toronto North Hotel on May 23rd with Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. Charles Price and a wonderful musical performance by Chorus York.

Over 400 people were in attendance including our MP's, MPP's, York Regional Chair, Mayor and Members of Council, Senior Town Staff, Mackenzie Health CEO, York Regional Police, York Region EMS, Richmond Hill Fire Chief and representatives from both school boards, to name a few.

19. Richmond Hill Tree Planting
On Thursday May 17th, (after being snowed out on the originally planned date in April) the Oak Ridges Community Centre hosted Richmond Hill's 2018 Earth Day Tree Planting event. The event was themed to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Richmond Hill's Community Stewardship Program.

Schools, businesses, local organizations and residents participated and 700 trees were planted.



20. 5th Annual Canada China Investment Summit
I was proud to attend the 5th Annual Canada - China investment Summit supporting economic development in our community. 

Thanks to the Canada-China Enterprise Capital Union for the invitation to represent Richmond Hill.

International trade is an important part of our local and national economies. Events like this help to foster stronger ties with other countries with benefits for our entire community as a result.



21. Dodgeball for 360kids











Organized by Richmond Hill resident, Sonny Dhillon, another wonderful community event was held on the evening of Friday May 25th at Richvale Community Centre. Many kids and local supporters attended and played in a dodgeball tournament but most importantly, helped to collect 2500 pounds of food and raise awareness for 360kids.  

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Ward 4 Development Applications - Update 

There are a number of development applications active in Ward 4 that continue to generate significant interest from residents.  This newsletter section is intended to keep everyone informed and updated about the status of these applications. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all active development applications in the ward, but a brief synopsis of select applications. Information that is new since the last newsletter is marked as "**NEW**" Please feel free to contact me at david.west@richmondhill.ca if you have questions about applications described below or questions about an application that is not included here. 

1. 44, 48,54 and 60 Arnold Cres.  
This development application was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) by the applicant. The hearing wrapped up in March 2017 and a decision from the OMB will be expected soon. 

2. 129, 133, 141 Arnold Cres and 230 Major Mackenzie Dr. W.  
This property is owned by The Acorn Development Corporation.  At this time the developer is in the later stages of completing an application for  redevelopment of this site .  I will host a meeting for the neighbourhood residents as soon as any plans by the developer have been finalized and an application has been submitted to our Planning Staff. Please stay tuned to this e newsletter for more information as it becomes available.

3. South Brookside Tertiary Plan
**NEW**The South Brookside Tertiary Plan was approved by Council on May 28th. This plan will help guide the development of the area over time, and it will also work to provide appropriate built form transitions to the existing neighbourhood to the south, north and west. The major land owner in the plan area, Yonge MCD, still has an outstanding appeal at the Ontario Municipal Board. The application under appeal is considerably out of line with the now approved Tertiary Plan. As such, our planning staff will continue to work with the applicant to bring about an application that is more in line with what the Tertiary Plan outlines. The plan is available at the following link:   www.richmondhill.ca/en/find-or-learn-about/south-brookside-tertiary-plan.aspx

4. 35 Wright St.
The proposed application at 35 Wright St. seeks to amend the Zoning By-Law to permit a 6 storey office building to be constructed on the subject lands. 

I hosted a Residents' Meeting in February, where public input was gathered. The next step in this process was a Council Public Meeting held in March. Several residents expressed their views related to the proposal. I am particularly concerned about the lack of parking in the plan and the height of the proposed building. Our Planning staff will take away all of these comments and continue the planning process. In the future a staff report will come to Council with a recommendation regarding the application.

One of the notable features of this property is the listed heritage building that exists on the property. Before any development permissions that would include the removal of a heritage listed building would be granted, it is a requirement that the heritage listed property be assessed by our Heritage Planning Staff. This assessment would then include a recommendation by staff to either allow the building to be demolished, or a recommendation to designate the building under the Planning Act as a Heritage building. Designation under the Planning Act would negate any possibility of demolishing the building. 

On September 12th, 2017 the Heritage Richmond Hill Committee (HRH) considered a staff report, and endorsed a recommendation from our Heritage Planning staff that the house be designated and not allowed to be removed. This recommendation will need to be passed by Council at a future Council Meeting. This is a significant step, because if the existing Heritage building is designated, the original proposal submitted by the applicant will not be possible. However, a proposal that works to incorporate the existing building into a redevelopment may be possible. 

I will keep residents informed of next steps and the date for a future Council meeting related to this application when it becomes available. Click here for a link to the HRH staff report.    
 

5.  251, 253 and 259 Oxford Street
The applicant is seeking Council's approval of its Zoning By-law Amendment and draft Plan of Subdivision applications to permit the construction of 14 single detached residential dwellings on its land holdings, with access from a new public road from Oxford Street. It is proposed that two lots would have frontage on Oxford Street, and twelve lots would front the proposed new public road. 

There was a statuatory Council Public meeting on March 28th to discuss this application and seek public feedback. If any residents have further feedback please feel free to write your thoughts down and send them to me at david.west@richmondhill.ca.

 6. 11488 Yonge St and 49 Gamble Rd. (south west corner of Gamble and Yonge)
For the past several years there has been a live development application at this location. The applicant was originally facing some challenges reconciling the application with the existence of a floodplain in this area. They have been working with our Planning Staff and the TRCA to address these concerns, and others. It is my understanding that some progress in coming up with an acceptable proposal has been made, but unfortunately the applicant has chosen to appeal the application to the OMB. This represents a common occurrence lately as many applicants have chosen to appeal to the OMB before the OMB is replaced by the newly created LPAT (there is more information about this issue below). 

I am quite disappointed with this appeal. This move, in my opinion, does not allow our planning staff and the public an adequate opportunity to provide meaningful input on the revised application.  I will keep residents informed of any new issues related to this application as they become available.
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Spring 2018 EAB Management Update

The following is an update on Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) management activities:
 
Ash Tree Removals
  • This past winter, our contractors removed 2,210 ash trees that were dead or dying due to EAB damage - 465 from boulevards (streets), 299 from manicured areas in parks and 1446 in natural woodlots.
  • All remaining ash trees on streets will be re-assessed for damage this June. Trees with the most significant damage at the time of assessment will be marked with an 'R' to indicate that they will be removed. Removals will take place in late fall 2018/early winter 2019.
  • Removal of hazardous ash trees in parks and natural areas is now complete.
  • In some forested areas, ash tree logs and branches were left on the forest floor after being cut down. This is because woody debris and fallen logs are an important part of a healthy forest eco-system, recycling nutrients back into the environment and providing habitat for plants and animals.
  Replanting
  • Trees that were removed this winter will be replaced this year. Replanting will begin on streets and in parks at the end of May.
  • A map showing replanting locations can be found at RichmondHill.ca/ EAB.
  Pesticide Treatment
  • Trees that were treated with pesticide in 2016 and are deemed healthy enough will be treated again this summer.
  Public Notification
A notice in the form of a door hanger will be provided to residents whose property is adjacent to Town-owned trees that are scheduled for maintenance (pesticide treatment, removal, stumping or replacement).
 
Additional information about EAB is available at RichmondHill.ca/EAB.
 
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Heart and Stroke Big Bike Ride 
Longo's Richmond Hill - June 14, 2018
Team Name: Connecting The Community 
Team Goal:  $20,000
Ride Big.  Live big.

To join our team and/or to donate please click here.

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Richmond Hill Road Watch - What is it?
 
Road Watch is a community initiative, supported by the Town of Richmond Hill and  York Regional Police  to address aggressive and dangerous driving on public roads.

Recently Flo McLellan, member of Road Watch (former Director of Smart Commute Richmond Hill), was interviewed by 105.9 The Region. In this interview she provided an overview of the program and and offers suggestions how you can help.  To listen to this interview please click here

To learn more about Road Watch, send an   email  or visit the Richmond Hill Road Watch booth at community events throughout the year.
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NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

Bradstock Park Revitalization



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Richmond Hill Lawn Bowling Club
Celebrating 100 Years



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Blue Bins with Lids are Now Available

The larger recycling bins with lids are now available for sale at the Operations Center and at the Main Municipal Office at 225 East Beaver Creek on the main floor. The new, big blue bins provide a convenient option for homes that generate larger quantities of recyclables and most importantly will help reduce blue box wind-blown litter. 

I would encourage you to consider picking one up. I am sure they would make a great Father's Day gift - what father would not want a shiny new blue bin and reduce windblown litter at the same time?
  • Large (32 gallon) blue bins with lids are available for $39.55 each.
  • Regular sized (22 gallon) blue boxes are $10.92 each.


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Spring Cleaning? 
Try our  new 
Double-Up Days!
 
 
Double-Up Days is a new service meant to make seasonal cleaning easier.  Unlike regular garbage days when you can put out a maximum of 3 items, during Double-Up Days you can put out up to 6 garbage items without purchasing garbage tags!

A garbage "item" means a bag, bundle, garbage can or piece of furniture.

Please set out items on your regular garbage day, using the guide below to determine which weeks apply to you.


SPRING DOUBLE-UP DAYS
FALL DOUBLE-UP DAYS
Yellow Zone:  May 1-4
Yellow Zone:  September 4-7
Blue Zone:  May 8-11
Blue Zone:  September 11-14


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Mill Pond Splash 2018

Bring the whole family for hands-on environmental activities and general eco-fun! This much- loved event features something for everyone, including a park greening event, children's nature activities, wildlife demonstrations, environmental displays, music, entertainment and refreshments. Bike valet will also be available, free of charge, to park and safely store your bikes during the event.
 
For more information, visit trca.on.ca/millpondsplash or RichmondHill.ca/Events.

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Celebrating our Seniors

 

Every year, Richmond Hill dedicates the month of June to our seniors, to acknowledge the significant contributions they make every day to the community.  

Below is a list of free events for you to enjoy.  For more information please call the McConaghy Centre at 905-737-1818.


Date/Time
Event
Location
Friday, June 1
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
55+ Barbecue (In the event of rain, event is moved to McConaghy Centre at 10100 Yonge St.)
Mill Pond Park
Corner of Mill and Regent St.
Monday, June 4
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Bid Euchre
McConaghy Centre
10100 Yonge St.
Friday, June 8
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Badminton Tournament
Rouge Woods Community Centre
110 Shirley Dr.
Monday, June 11
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Carpet Bowling
Oak Ridges Community Centre
12895 Bayview Ave.
Thursday, June 14
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pickleball Tournament
Rouge Woods Community Centre
110 Shirley Dr.
Monday, June 18
1 p.m.  - 4 p.m.
Bridge
McConaghy Centre
10100 Yonge St.
Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Table Tennis Tournament (playoffs and finals)
Rouge Woods Community Centre
110 Shirley Dr.
Wednesday, June 20
1 p.m.
55+ Ice Cream Social
Oak Ridges Community Centre
12895 Bayview Ave.
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Community Stewardship Program

Event: Tree Planting Event hosted by the Town of Richmond Hill

Get outside to plant trees, shrubs and wildflowers! Wear long pants and closed toed shoes.

When: Sunday June 3, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (in conjunction with the Mill Pond Splash event)

Where: Rumble Pond Park (Bathurst Street & Mill Street)

How:  Visit  RichmondHill.ca/TreePlanting or call 
905-771-9996
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Great Things To See And Do Around Town

Looking for interesting things to do this month in our Community? Look no further - below is a listing of various community events that I would like to promote on behalf of the various organizers. For a complete listing please click on the links below. These links will take you to my website where the full details of the listing for each event can be found.

Image: Paula Kirman Truth & Reconciliation Healing Walk in 
Edmonton 2014
Community Conversation:  The Challenge of Reconciliation by the Richmond Hill Public Library
This Community Conversation will take place on Monday June 11 from 7:00 - 8:30pm. at the Richmond Hill Public Library, The Events Room, 3rd Floor, 1 Atkinson Street.  

The speakers are Pamala Agawa, First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit Education Curriculum Coordinator, YRDSB; Michael Etherington, Cultural Program Manager at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto; and Joel Clements, Photographer, Director of the Walk for Wenjack documentary and Marj Andre, Director, OnRichmondHill.com 

This event is free.  To Register, please click on the Eventbrite link:

Dementia Friendly Church
Every Friday from noon to 2:00 p.m.  Now includes lunch and Hymn Sing.

Click here for more information.





















Makerwiz 
Inspiring Boundless Creativity
Summer Camp

3Dtech Shop for Steam Makers
For Kids entering Grade 1 to 9
Summer Sessions.  Click here for more information.






































Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts - Speaker Series
Presented in Partnership with Connecting the Community

Book four shows or more Save 15%...Click here to purchase your tickets.



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Ward 4 Community Corner - Your Shot
If you have a great photo taken in Richmond Hill I would love to feature it here. Send it to me at david.west@richmondhill.ca to be in next month's e-newsletter!

Photos Courtesy of Rob Young

Signs of Spring
Meeting

Carp

Cormorant

Turtles



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