March 1, 2015

Quote of the Week

"The miracle is this:
the more we share the more we have."

~ Leonard Nimoy

Events

Adults 55+ Program ~ Social Bridge Drop-In
Mon Mar 2 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

This is a wonderful opportunity to practice what you have learned in class or refresh your bridge skills.  Players of all levels are welcome.  This is a non-instructional drop in, so participants should have taken lessons and/or played pre...

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Skating at the Mill Pond
Thu Jan 29 - Thu Mar 5

Some winters we do not get to go skating on the Mill Pond. Some years the ice conditions are not so good. This year the ice is nice! There is a place to change, and washrooms are across the street. Limited parking. The Town does shovel and flood....

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Taking Control of Your Retirement Nest Egg
Mon Mar 2 / 1:30pm - Mon Mar 9 / 3:30pm

This two-week course teaches about money management and other factors that can affect your financial well-being. Second session is on November 11, 7:15pm - 9:15pm. Adults 55+ membership is required to participate. Cost: FREE!  Enjoy! Register...

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Committee of the Whole ~ all encouraged to attend.
Mon Mar 2 / 4:30pm

This Committee of the Whole meeting is where issues get discussed but decisions are not made.  See details below including the rules for public engagement.   The agenda will be available the Friday before this meeting. Click here...

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Freedom from Attachment ~ Meditation with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano
Mon Mar 2 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Part of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada Monday Meditation Series. Rose Hirano will teach on particular aspects of the mind and help participants understand its different parts and how it functions. Participants will then be able to identify and aba...

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Lego Block Party @ Central Library
Mon Mar 2 / 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come out and build a Lego masterpiece! Lego fans meet and build a creation around a specific theme and share their stories with each other. We supply the Lego for this program. Please do not bring your own Lego into the program room. Only 20 ti...

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Weekly Zumba® Class
Mon Mar 2 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Do you love music? Do you love to have fun? Are you looking for ways to tone up? Start your week right with a Zumba® class! Zumba® classes are Latin-inspired dance-fitness classes. This "exercise in disguise" is set to Merengue, Salsa,...

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Connecting the Community ~ an opportunity for 'cross sector collaboration'
Tue Mar 3 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Do you want to know how people are contributing to the well-being of the community and let others know how you are contributing? Connecting the Community meets weekly and is facilitated by Marj Andre, director of OnRichmondhill.com.A diver...

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Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad, an exhibit at the Heritage Centre
Tue Feb 17 - Sat May 9

On loan from the Welland Historical Museum, the Heritage Centre is pleased to offer this opportunity to travel back to the 1800s to learn about slavery, the escape route referred to as the Underground Railroad, and the challenges freedom-seekers face...

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Notice of Open House regarding the widening of Stouffville Rd
Tue Mar 3 / 5:30pm - 8:30pm

There is a public open house in regards to the Class Environmental Assessment Study of Stouffville Road from Yonge Street to Highway 404. The Regional Municipality of York is undertaking an Environmental Assessment Study to review the current and fu...

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"Why Are We Here?", An Explore the Mysteries Of Life Gathering, by Dr. Paul Meschino
Tue Mar 3 / 6:45pm - 9:00pm

Scientists, theologians, and philosophers all grapple with the question “why are we here?” Finding answers has proved elusive, often dividing people rather than uniting them. Join Dr. Paul Meschino as he explores the latest scientific p...

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Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society ~ Monthly Meeting & Presentation
Tue Mar 3 / 8:00pm

One of the benefits of belonging to a horticultural society is the opportunity to leverage the knowledge and experience of real experts, some of whom are certified master gardeners, while others have decades of trial-and error gardening experience....

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Business@Breakfast ~ A Chamber of Commerce Event at Hillcrest Mall Centre Court
Wed Mar 4 / 7:30am - 9:00am

Networking works! Bring 2 potential members and your breakfast is free! Bring your business cards and brochures and prepare a 30-second infomercial for your introduction. Click here to pre-register. Cost: If Pre-Registered and Pre-Paid: Members -...

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Are You Thinking of Starting a Business? Free Informal Information Sessions at Central Library
Wed Mar 4 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Daniela from the Town’s Small Business Enterprise Centre and Joan, the Small Business Librarian, will share an information table in the library lobby. If you are thinking of starting a small business but have no idea where to start you may w...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Focus Group! Input Needed!
Wed Mar 4 / 10:00am

The Town would like to hear from you!  Richmond Hill’s Adults 55+ section is conducting a Focus Group for ideas, suggestions and/or feedback on the Town’s recreational programs and services.  Resident input is valuable in develo...

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V!VA Thornhill Woods Retirement Community ~ Purim Celebration
Wed Mar 4 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the community at V!VA Thornhill Woods as it celebrates Purim with entertainment by the Gypsy Flame Showband. Enjoy delicious hamentaschen and take a tour of V!VA Thornhill Woods! Space is limited! RSVP to Wendy or Marteen at 905-417-8585. Loc...

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Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group
Thu Mar 5 / 11:00am - 1:00pm

This is the group's monthly meeting. Join in the discussions, bring your questions and share the experience of being with other people who understand your issues, yet do not judge. Confidential/scent free. Visit the group website at www.fibrosupp...

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Visually Impaired Person (VIP) Meeting
Thu Mar 5 / 11:30am - 2:30pm

Anyone affected by vision loss is invited to attend this meeting. Mr. Jim Bertrand will be doing a presentation about taxes: "Get Your Money! Understanding Ontario's Tax Credits and Benefits for Individuals and Families" Lunch served at 12:30; pres...

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Orangetheory Fitness Grand Opening Party
Thu Mar 5 / 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Orangetheory Fitness invites the community to their grand opening!  Come and see what they are all about. They offer group personal training -  it is regarded as the best 1 hour workout in the country! There will be a live DJ, food, drink...

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Partagez le Francais! - Free French Language Conversation Group - NEW HOURS!
Thu Mar 5 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This French language conversation group welcomes adults (from francophones to beginners) looking to put their French language CONVERSATION skills into action. Francophones and stronger speakers are encouraged to share their French language skills wi...

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Will and Estate Planning Seminar
Fri Mar 6 / 12:00pm

Will and estate planning is too important to leave until the last minute! Steve Dwek, CIM, Investment Advisor RBC Dominion Securities, invites you to a seminar covering the issues involved in this important aspect of financial planning. Topics incl...

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Classic Albums Live - "Purple Rain"
Fri Mar 6 / 8:00pm

Note for Note. Cut for Cut. Regularly ranked among the best albums in music history, Prince’s Purple Rain revolutionized music when it was released in 1984. With such hits as 'When Doves Cry' and 'Let's Go Crazy' and the title track 'Purple Rai...

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Seedy Saturday at The Village Market
Sat Mar 7 / 8:00am - 1:30pm

Seeds for Change and the York Region Food Network invite all members of the public to York Region's 3rd Annual Seedy Saturday - Where Good Food Takes Root! This is where garden enthusiasts and Foodies stop, learn and munch! The fun includes: ...

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The Village Market is Open Through the Winter!
Sat Mar 7 / 8:30am

Unlike traditional outdoor farmers markets, the Village Market runs all year long, indoors. This provides a local year round access to the freshest local organic vegetables, eggs and meats. This year there is a new farmer who is even growing loc...

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Canadian Red Cross First Aid Training - March 7 & 8
Sat Mar 7 / 9:00am - 5:30pm

Would you know what to do in a first-aid emergency? Gain the peace of mind that comes from being properly trained to perform Standard First Aid and CPR, and from being able to use the automated external defibrillators that are increasingly available...

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Summit and Defend Dignity present REVEAL
Sat Mar 7 / 9:30am - 12:30pm

Today's culture is increasingly sexualized and even pornified.  Parents are struggling to know how to protect their children from the onslaught of pornographic images and the ease of availability on multiple electronic devices. Sexual exploitati...

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Oak Ridges Corridor Hike
Sat Mar 7 / 9:30am - 12:30pm

Join members of the Oak Ridges Trail Association (ORTA) for an 11k hike at a moderate pace over easy terrain that will take about 3 hours.The hike will go along the Oak Ridges Corridor Park trail to Bathurst and return. Icers or snowshoes are requir...

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Adults 55+ Program - Computer Information Session
Sat Mar 7 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

The McConaghy Computer Club is a place for Adults 55+ to meet and share computer experiences, and discuss problems, issues, tips and solutions. The Club aims to enhance the digital literacy skills of seniors across the community and make them feel co...

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National Engineering Month is Celebrated with a Student Design Challenge!
Sat Mar 7 / 12:00pm - 4:30pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 6TH, 2015. March is National Engineering Month - it is a celebration of engineering excellence. The week between March 1st and March 31st 2015 in Ontario is dedicated to reaching out to young Canadians, to engage a...

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World Day of Prayer 2015
Sat Mar 7 / 2:00pm

Please join Christians in more than 170 countries around the world and 2,000 communities across Canada for the local World Day of Prayer. The World Day of Prayer has its roots in an ecumenical day of prayer organized by women in Canada and the Unite...

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Remember to "Spring Forward"
Sun Mar 8

It is time to move our clocks one hour ahead and "lose" an hour during the night. This tradition of Daylight Saving Time (and not Daylight Savings Time with an "s") wasn't just created to confuse our schedules. The change to Daylight Saving Tim...

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Reza Moridi, MPP ~ Annual Chinese New Year Celebration
Sun Mar 8 / 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Kung Hei Fat Choi! MPP Reza Moridi invites you to join him at his Annual Chinese New Year Celebration! Everyone is welcome. Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and light refreshments! Emceed by Councillors Godwin Chan and Castro Liu. For more info...

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Monthly Shamanic Journey Circle
Sun Mar 8 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Shamanism is a term referring to beliefs and practices in regards to communication with the spiritual world. “Shamans” are intermediaries or messengers between the human and spirit worlds. Their method of contacting the “non-ordinar...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Social Bridge Drop-In
Mon Mar 9 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

This is a wonderful opportunity to practice what you have learned in class or refresh your bridge skills.  Players of all levels are welcome.  This is a non-instructional drop in, so participants should have taken lessons and/or played pre...

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A Simple Life ~ Meditation with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano
Mon Mar 9 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Part of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada Monday Meditation Series. Rose Hirano will teach on particular aspects of the mind and help participants understand its different parts and how it functions. Participants will then be able to identify and aba...

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Weekly Zumba® Class
Mon Mar 9 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Do you love music? Do you love to have fun? Are you looking for ways to tone up? Start your week right with a Zumba® class! Zumba® classes are Latin-inspired dance-fitness classes. This "exercise in disguise" is set to Merengue, Salsa,...

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Council Meeting ~ all encouraged to attend.
Mon Mar 9 / 7:30pm

Council meetings are where things get ratified. Issues have been discussed at previous meetings The agenda will be available on the Friday before the meeting. Click here for the list of other upcoming council meetings Please see below for a...

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Connecting the Community ~ an opportunity for 'cross sector collaboration'
Tue Mar 10 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Do you want to know how people are contributing to the well-being of the community and let others know how you are contributing? Connecting the Community meets weekly and is facilitated by Marj Andre, director of OnRichmondhill.com.A diver...

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Are You Thinking of Starting a Business? Free Informal Information Sessions at Central Library
Wed Mar 11 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Daniela from the Town’s Small Business Enterprise Centre and Joan, the Small Business Librarian, will share an information table in the library lobby. If you are thinking of starting a small business but have no idea where to start you may w...

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V!VA Thornhill Woods Retirement Community ~ V!VA Luau
Wed Mar 11 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Come in from the cold and feel the tropical warmth of V!VA Thornhill Woods' festive Hawaiian luau! Enjoy live musical entertainment and Polynesian-inspired refreshments. Space is limited! RSVP to Wendy or Marteen at 905-417-8585. Location: V!VA Th...

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"The Solar Murder" Book Launch by Richmond Hill author Stan Daneman
Wed Mar 11 / 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Stan Daneman is launching his first murder mystery book, The Solar Murder. It is a gripping story, set in California, of a very rich tycoon that needs a very good lawyer to get him found not guilty of murdering his wife.  Cost:  $20. The...

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Edge of the Forest Exhibit Launch, at RHCPA
Wed Mar 11 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

All are invited to attend the launch of this exhibit, Edge of the Forest. It is a juried textile exhibit of the Canadian members of the Surface Design Association. www.edgeoftheforest.ca The exhibit will be at RHCPA from March 2nd to 30th. Sponso...

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Fitness Expert, Igor Klibonov, will speak to the Self-Care for Strength Meetup
Wed Mar 11 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Are you trying to lose weight? Get toned? Want to have more energy? In this talk, you will learn how you can lose 5-9 pounds in 2 weeks, increase your strength, control your sugar cravings, fit exercise into your busy day, and more. If you are curre...

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Gryphon Trio Onstage at RHCPA
Wed Mar 11 / 8:00pm

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, Gryphon Trio has impressed international audiences and the press with its highly refined, dynamic performances. It has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios. With a repe...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ St. Patty's Day Bingo
Thu Mar 12 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Come out for an afternoon of fun and a chance to win the jackpot!    Coffee and tea will be provided. Please register in advance  to attend.  Code # 528716 Must be an Adults 55+ member to participate. For more information, call...

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Lego Block Party @ Richvale Library
Thu Mar 12 / 4:15pm - 5:15pm

Come out and build a Lego masterpiece! Lego fans meet and build a creation around a specific theme and share their stories with each other. We supply the Lego for this program. Please do not bring your own Lego into the program room. Only 20 ti...

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Suite Thursdays Presents Cuban guitarist Luis Mario
Thu Mar 12 / 7:30pm

Born in Havana, Cuba on April 6, 1963, Luis Mario has been studying music since the age of 11. In 1990 Luis Mario moved to Toronto, and formed his band Cimarron, (See-mah-rón, meaning “free spirit”) in 1992. Four albums later,...

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Canadian Red Cross Baby-Sitting Course
Fri Mar 13 / 9:00am - 5:00pm

Caring for children is more than just child's play. Does your baby-sitter know how to: Feed a baby or change a diaper? Prepare a simple meal? Play games with children of all ages? Prevent injuries and keep children safe? Handle an emergency i...

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March Break at the Library ~ Wild about Mo Willems!
Fri Mar 13 / 10:00am - 11:00am

If you love the Pigeon books, you will enjoy this afternoon of fun with Mo Willems books. Listen to some classic Mo Willems stories and create a "Mo" inspired craft.   Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins.  Limit...

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March Break at the Library ~ Le Cinema Francais
Fri Mar 13 / 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Bring your friends and family to watch a French movie on a big screen! Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before the program begins in the South Walkway.  Limit of 80 people. Date: Friday March 13, 2015 Age: Family Cost: Free...

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The Village Market has local food and gluten free products and more
Sat Mar 14 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

Unlike traditional outdoor farmers markets, the Village Market runs all year long, indoors. This provides a local year round access to the freshest local organic vegetables, eggs and meats. This year there is a new farmer who is even growing local o...

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Canadian Red Cross First Aid Training - March 14 & 15
Sat Mar 14 / 9:00am - 5:30pm

Would you know what to do in a first-aid emergency? Gain the peace of mind that comes from being properly trained to perform Standard First Aid and CPR, and from being able to use the automated external defibrillators that are increasingly available...

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Pancake Breakfast
Sat Mar 14 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Your delicious breakfst includes pancakes with toppings of berries or whipped cream, scrambled eggs, sausages, juice, tea or coffee. Consider inviting some friends. These pancake breakfasts are monthly events with a break in the summer. This pancak...

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Arya Norouz Bazaar, at the Sheraton
Sat Mar 14 - Tue Mar 17

All are invited to attend the 16th annual Arya Norouz Bazaar. Performances, exhibits, vendors, food. Saturday 10 am to 10 pmSundday 10 am to 10 pmMonday 12 pm to 10 pmTuesday 12 pm to 10 pm For more information please call 416 500-7577 or 416 89...

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Richmond Hill Christian Community Church ~ "Is God a Delusion? What does Science Really Say?"
Sat Mar 14 / 5:00pm

The Richmond Hill Christian Community Church Science and Faith Committee, in collaboration with RZIM and Power2Change Student Ministries, presents John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University and one of the premier apologists (defenders...

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Discover What Your Handwriting and Body Language Reveal About You
Sun Mar 15 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

A Soul Strength Series Presentation Peter Dennis: An outline of the history and science behind Handwriting Analysis An explanation of Universal and Symbols in handwriting Demonstration of how handwriting tells us about Emotions, thinking styles...

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Richmond Green Skate Trail is open!
Mon Dec 8 - Sun Mar 15

Lace up your skates and set out for an enjoyable glide through the 250 metre looped trail's natural setting! The trees surrounding the trail are native to the area and many were transplanted from other areas of the park during the park's redesign. Wi...

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Good Information to Know

360° Kids Experience: Experiencing Youth Homelessness - Please support

Some of York Region's most coveted senior leaders will have a 360 Kids experience - they will survive an evening of homelessness. Starting out from 360° Kids Home Base Youth Drop In Centre March 5th, at 8 pm, they will go with a partner to take...

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Schnitzelfest ~ at Cafe en Passant
Sun Mar 15

Enjoy the best Schnitzel in town at Cafe en Passant For a limited time you can enjoy some of Germany’s finest and popular Schnitzel’s variations.All Schnitzel are freshly breaded from tender veal scallopini. Pan-fried and served with fre...

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Fostering Bright Futures ~ contributing to a York Region Children's Aid Bursary Fund

Of the kids who have grown up in the care system following neglect or abuse, only 44 per cent of them complete high school putting them at further disadvantage. For youth at York Region Children’s Aid Society who have overcome so much to pursue...

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How to Get the Most out of Your Doctor's Visit ~ a checklist from Bayview Concierge

Picture this: You’ve waited months to see a specialist, and finally you’re going tomorrow. Then you see her, and you initially think the appointment went well, but as you’re heading home you remember two or three questions you forgo...

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Artrepreneur ~ A New Initiative for Artists - Apply now!!

The York Region Arts Council (YRAC) is pleased to announce that the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has awarded a one-time $10,000 grant to launch Artrepreneur, a twelve week business development incubator for artists, arts groups and arts organizations....

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Come and Participate in Pitch-In Canada Weeks

The Town is encouraging individuals, residents, schools  and groups to “Pitch-In” and help clean up Richmond Hill during this year’s Pitch-In Canada Week activities.During the weeks of April 19 to May 2, communities across Cana...

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Getting to Know Our Neighbours ~ at the Jaffari Centre

Article by Marj Andre, Director, OnRichmondhill.comI arranged a tour of the Jaffari Centre, on February 28th with one of its active members, Shabnees Siwjee. The group was part of Connecting the Community, but the invitation was extended to others wh...

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Would you like to know what is happening in Town after March 8th?
Check out the web site www.OnRichmondhill.com
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This newsletter was sent by Marj Andre, Director, OnRichmondhill.com.
For any inquires please contact her at 416 822-5139 Marj@OnRichmondhill.com

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