March 31, 2015

Quote of the Week

"Look deep into nature,
and then you will understand everything better."
~ Albert Eintstein


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Events

Yard Waste Collection Begins - Mar 30, 2015
Mon Mar 30

After a long winter there is sure to be yard waste. This is a reminder to placee at the curb before morning. Next collection date: April 13th When placing yard waste out for collection, remember yard waste must be placed in: clean, open, rigid a...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Social Bridge Drop-In - Mar 30, 2015
Mon Mar 30 / 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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Adults 55+ Program ~ Bike Basics - Mar 30, 2015
Mon Mar 30 / 1:30pm - 3:30pm

With spring quickly approaching, this workshop provides an overview of bike maintenance, including a tune-up checklist, fixing a flat, inspecting brakes and general bike safety.  Fee: $2.00. Adults 55+ membership is required. Course Code: # 529...

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Lego Block Party @ Oak Ridges Moraine Library - Mar 30, 2015
Mon Mar 30 / 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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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Freedom from Distractions ~ Meditation with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher Rose Hirano - Mar 30, 2015
Mon Mar 30 / 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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Artist Demonstration at The Mill Pond Gallery - Mar 30, 2015
Mon Mar 30 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Landscapes in Oil/Acrylic – Keith Thirgood Demonstration: Monday, March 30, 2015 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pmWorkshop: Sunday, April 12, 2015 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Keith is a Canadian landscape artist working in the Canadian post...

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Sage Presents "Gerry Dee Live" with Gerry "Mr.D" Dee - Mar 30, 2015
Mon Mar 30 / 7:30pm

Sage presents Gerry Dee, star and creator of CBC's hit sitcom "Mr. D" and author of "Teaching: It's Harder Than It Looks".He also appeared as Gerry Dee, Sports Reporter on "The Score". 2013 Winner of a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an...

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Council Meeting ~ all encouraged to attend. Mar 30, 2015
Mon Mar 30 / 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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"Chi to Be" Chakra Meditation with Essential Oils - Mar 30, 2015
Mon Mar 30 / 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Did You Know:  Essential Oils, such as Frankincense, have been used in ancient times to meditate more deeply? Join presenter Sandra Corrado, CHRP, FIS, PTS, ZIN, for a meditation for each of the 7 main chakras. Receive insights  and clarit...

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Weekly Zumba® Class - Mar 30, 2015
Mon Mar 30 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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

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Connecting the Community ~ an opportunity for 'cross sector collaboration'
Tue Mar 31 / 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 div...

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V!VA Thornhill Woods Retirement Community ~ Passover: The Celebration of Freedom - Mar 31, 2015
Tue Mar 31 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the community at V!VA Thornhill Woods to hear Cantor David Edwards share his personal spiritual journey through discussion and song. Space is limited! RSVP to Wendy or Marteen at 905-417-8585. Location: V!VA Thornhill Woods (9700 Bathurst Stre...

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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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Small Business Enterprise Centre ~ What Can Be Deducted From My Small Business? Give Me Examples!
Tue Mar 31 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come out to this seminar and: Get an overview of the principles of business expense deduction. See the application of these principles in actual business situations. Participate in a discussion of some specific business deduction rules. Cost:...

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Catholic Community Services of York Region ~ Divorce Care Group
Tue Mar 31 / 6:45pm - 8:45pm

Divorced? Separated? - You don't have to go through it alone.This is a group for men and women who are going through separation and divorce and want to explore issues of concerns and find mutual support. Weekly Seminar Topics: What's happening to...

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Presents "Robin Hood"
Tue Mar 31 / 6:30pm

Somewhere near you there is a band of brothers fighting for justice, seeking to rid the land of evil and return hope to the poorly treated. They are lean, mean, trained justice fighting machines! Armed with whatever comes their way, nothing is as it...

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The Curtain Club presents 'Rough Justice' Mar 27 - Apr11, 2015
Fri Mar 27 - Sat Apr 11

Come out to The Curtain Club for an evening of legal intrigue with James Highwood's Rough Justice. Storyline: James Highwood is a TV journalist, whose lifework challenges the British system of justice. In a sudden role reversal, he finds that the...

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1st Ward 5 Meeting, Hosted by Karen Cilevitz. Guest speaker, Altaf Stationwala, CEO Mackenzie Health
Tue Mar 31 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Karen invites the community to her first Ward 5 meeting to be held in the gymnasium at Richvale Community Centre. Guest Speaker: Altaf Stationwala  - President and CEO, Mackenzie Health Richmond Hill This meeting is open to all Richmond Hill r...

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Burnout Prevention Workshop with Eleanor Silverberg
Wed Apr 1 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

A workshop for family & professional care providers, including spouses, adult children, siblings, case managers, personal support workers, nurses, etc., based on the book Caregiving with Strength (book is included). This workshop: Introduc...

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Visually Impaired Person (VIP) Meeting ~ Arts and Crafts Learning Session
Thu Apr 2 / 11:30am - 2:30pm

Anyone affected by vision loss is invited to attend an arts and crafts learning session during this month's VIP gathering. Crafts that you can learn during the session include but aren't limited to the following: Pottery and clay Rug hooking Co...

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Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group - Apr 2, 2015
Thu Apr 2 / 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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Partagez le Francais! - Free French Language Conversation Group - Apr 2, 2015
Thu Apr 2 / 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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Stress Busters! Practical Approaches to Deal with Stress...Now! Prepare for the Shift! - Apr 2, 2015
Thu Apr 2 / 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Are you constantly feeling stressed, worried, or tense? Do you have trouble relaxing? Do racing thoughts make it difficult for you to sleep at night, or is your stress level affecting your health? At this workshop, Sandra Corrado (CHRP, Lifestyle an...

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Classic Albums Live ~ "Hotel California" - Apr 2, 2015
Thu Apr 2 / 8:00pm

Note for Note. Cut for Cut. Classic Albums Live brings you one of music’s most iconic albums, The Eagles’ Hotel California. With 32 millions albums sold worldwide and a list of hits including 'Hotel California', 'Life in the Fast Lane' an...

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church ~ Maundy Thursday Service - Apr 2, 2015
Thu Apr 2 / 9:00pm

This evening service invites reflection on the last meal Jesus and his disciples shared.  Like them, worshippers share bread and wine, and prayers and praise in a darkened sanctuary.  Worshippers will be asked to leave in reverent silence....

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church ~ Good Friday Breakfast and Worship - Apr 3, 2015
Fri Apr 3 / 9:00am

A symbolic breakfast of hot cross buns at 09:00 a.m. will be followed by solemn service of Word and special music at 10:30 a.m.  Worshippers leave quietly, suiting the mood of the day. No offering is good enough to thank God  for giving hi...

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St. Matthew's United Church ~ Good Friday Worship Service - Apr 3, 2015
Fri Apr 3 / 10:30am

Join the congregation at St. Matthew's United Church for Good Friday worship with Reverend Terry Thom. Everyone welcome. For more information, call the church office at 905-884-3606....

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Hillcrest Mall Open on Good Friday - Apr 3, 2015
Fri Apr 3 / 11:00am - 6:00pm

Bring your family to Hillcrest Mall for a fun day of shopping! Hillcrest Mall is open on the following statutory holidays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.: New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day and Thanksgivi...

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Allencourt Fish & Chips - continue the tradition of having fish on Good Friday
Fri Apr 3 - Mon Apr 6

It has been part of Easter traditions, particularly Catholics and Orthodox Christians, to eat fish on Fridays. Also, traditionally meat was not eaten during Lent (the 40 days before Easter). The practice of eating fish is  as abstaining from m...

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Celebrate Good Friday with a 4 Course Seafood Dinner at the Sheraton's Crave Restaurant
Fri Apr 3

Friday is traditionally Seafood Friday at the Crave Restaurant. Enjoy this Good Friday with a very good 4 course meal. Creamy Clam Chowder ~~~ Organic GreensorCaesar Salad ~~~ Seafood Combo Platter, with scallopsshrimp, lobster, salmon and muss...

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Cantabile Chorale of York Region ~ Good Friday Charity Benefit Concert - Apr 3, 2015
Fri Apr 3 / 7:30pm

Cantabile Chorale of York Region welcomes local church choristers in a performance of Joseph Martin's Lenten cantata, "Canticle of the Cross", a fundraiser for selected social service agencies in York Region. Cantabile often performs in Richmond Hil...

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The Village Market - come get some good food!
Sat Apr 4 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

The Village Market runs all year long, indoors, providing 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 organic baby greens year round in his greenhouses...

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37th Annual RHGA Juried Exhibition and Sale
Sat Apr 4 / 11:00am - Mon Apr 6 / 5:00pm

The Richmond Hill Group of Artists present the best work from our talented members in the 37th Annual Juried Exhibition and Sale. Jurors Barbara Sutherland and Andrew Benyei have selected approximately 60 pieces of original artwo...

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St. Matthew's United Church ~ Good Easter Sunday Worship - Apr 5, 2015
Sun Apr 5

He is Risen! Join the congregation at St. Matthew's United Church for Easter Sunday worship with Reverend Terry Thom. 2 services: 7am Sunrise Service. Followed by light breakfast 10:30 am Family Worship service Everyone welcome! For more in...

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Genius Owl ~ Minecraft Easter Egg Hunt
Sun Apr 5 / 12:00pm

Come out for a few hours of fun, finding Easter eggs in a Minecraft world! The winners of Genius Owl's Minecraft Watch Contest will be drawn at the end of the party. So mark your calendars! See you there!Sunday April 4th, 12 PM at Location: Genius...

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Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church ~ Easter: The Joyous Day of Resurrection - Apr 5, 2015
Sun Apr 5 / 10:30am

The church will be decorated with Easter flowers and the music will soar with Resurrection Joy. Baptism and Affirmation of Baptism will be celebrated as we proclaim “Christ is risen!” with fellow Christians around the world. If you do no...

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Easter Brunch Buffet ~ at the Sheraton
Sun Apr 5 / 11:00am - 3:00pm

Enjoy your Easter Sunday at the Crave Restaurant with a brunch buffet Carved roast beef Crab clusters Shrimp cocktail Eggs Benedict Breakfast favourites Italian antipasto favourites Array of fresh salads Smoked salmon & fish Mussels R...

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Krasman Centre ~ Family Support Drop-In Night - Apr 5, 2015
Sun Apr 5 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Krasman Family Support Program runs a Family Support Drop-In Night on the 1st Sunday and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Family Support Program offers resource services to families of psychiatric survivors. The philosophy of the program is that...

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Adults 55+ Program ~ Social Bridge Drop-In - Apr 6, 2015
Mon Apr 6 / 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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Connecting the Community ~ an opportunity for 'cross sector collaboration'
Tue Apr 7 / 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 div...

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Oak Ridges Community Centre Open House - Apr 7, 2015
Tue Apr 7 / 10:00am - 1:00pm

Visit the Oak Ridges Community Centre Open House to learn about the programs offered to Adults 55+. Open to Adults 55+ members and non-members! Visitors can try a drop-in program or one of the many fitness programs offered that day, join a facility...

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Adults 55+ Program - Computer Information Session
Tue Apr 7 / 7:00pm

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 our community and make them feel co...

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'Talent CAN Be Taught' Open House
Tue Apr 7 / 7:00pm

Talent CAN Be Taught Open will have an open house.  They are new to the neighbourhood. There will be entertainment, a brief presentation, refreshments, and a Q & A session. A special deal is also being offered for anyone interested in less...

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Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society ~ Monthly Meeting & Presentation - Apr 7, 2015
Tue Apr 7 / 8:00pm

Climate change is creating both challenges and opportunities for existing plants and animals.  Gardeners can no longer expect the future to look like the past. Please come out to the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society's April meetin...

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Business@Breakfast ~ A Chamber of Commerce Event at Lone Star Grill House - Apr 8, 2015
Wed Apr 8 / 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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Self-Care for Strength with Eleanor Silverberg...Exploring Motivation for Positive Change
Wed Apr 8 / 7:00pm - 9:00pm

In March's meeting it was "Let's get Phys-i-cal, Phys-i-cal!" In April's it is going to be "Let's get Mo-ti-va-ted, Mo-ti-va-ted!" We will be discussing the often present issue of getting and staying motivated to get physical or for any other ch...

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Fourth Dimensional Consciousness
Thu Apr 9 / 7:30pm - 10:00pm

A series of twenty-four Meetups: Thursdays, April 9th to September 17th, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Arts 120 Newkirk Avenue, Unit 12, Richmond Hill   Subject for April 9th: The Purpose of Our Human Journey How to R...

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Presents the National Chinese Acrobats
Thu Apr 9 / 8:00pm

With more than 20 performers, the National Chinese Acrobats captivate and mystify. Their highly entertaining and brilliant combination of acrobatics, dance and martial arts leaves audiences mesmerized! Based in Beijing and founded in 1959 the compa...

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Ad Astra presents a weekend of science fiction, fantasy and horror, at the Sheraton - Apr 12, 2015
Fri Apr 10 - Sun Apr 12

Ad Astra is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run, weekend-long, science fiction, fantasy and horror event with a focus on authors, artists and other creative professionals. Ad Astra has many events including, but not limited to:- workshops- panels- Meet...

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The Village Market has local food, gluten free products, and fresh produce year-round!
Sat Apr 11 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

Saturday mornings are your only chance to visit The Village Market. 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, e...

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Pancake Breakfast - served at the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church - Apr 11, 2015
Sat Apr 11 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Your delicious breakfast 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. Proceeds f...

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Art Class ~ Faux Encaustic and Collage with Sharon Kirsch
Sat Apr 11 / 10:00am - 4:00pm

This one-day workshop will share an alternative process for creating encaustic using acrylic paints. Learn to create the look of encaustic without the hazardous process involving solvents and heat. Create incredible layered wax-like surfaces that re...

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Educational Talk ~ The One-Room Schoolhouse - Apr 11, 2015
Sat Apr 11 / 10:30am - 11:30am

At age 17, Dorothy Duncan began her teaching career in a one room schoolhouse where she had 49 students and taught eight different grades. What was it like? What was her training? What happened on a typical day? What were her rewards? Cost: $5. Plea...

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Genius Owl ~ Digital Parenting Workshop
Sat Apr 11 / 6:00pm

Genius Owl and Al Parsai are pleased to announce an interactive weekly workshop for those parents who have any of these questions in mind: Is my child addicted to video games? How can I control my child’s screen time? Does my child uses th...

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Richland Academy ~ Tour and Discover Open House - Apr 11, 2015
Sat Apr 11 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

We invite prospective families to join us at our Open House on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm to discover Reggio-inspired Inquiry Learning.  We are currently enrolling for 18 months to Grade 8.  RSVP with Angel...

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Artist Workshop at The Mill Pond Gallery - Apr 12, 2015
Sun Apr 12 / 9:30am - 3:30pm

Landscapes in Oil/Acrylic – Keith Thirgood Workshop: Sunday, April 12, 2015 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Keith is a Canadian landscape artist working in the Canadian post impressionistic style. Keith creates painting “en plein air&rd...

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CATA Reiki Share
Sun Apr 12 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join fellow Reiki practitioners at our monthly Reiki share so you can: Practice Reiki Receive Reiki healing Review hand positions Raise your energetic vibration Gain guidance and mentoring from a Reiki Master These sessions are available fo...

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Good Information to Know

LEAF's Backyard Tree Planting Program

Make your yard beautiful this spring! LEAF wants to help you get the right tree in the right place with their subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program. Their experts will provide extensive advice and resources on proper care to ensure that your tre...

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Attention Employers: Canada-Ontario Job Grant Program - funds available to invest in your employees

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides an opportunity for employers to invest in training with help from the government. Small, medium and large businesses can take advantage of the grant and deliver short-term training to existing and new employees....

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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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Do you believe that Ontario residents have the right to live in a healthy environment?

One of our very active community members, Terry Knight, believes we definitely should have this right to live in a healthy environment.  And she believes she is not alone. To date, almost 70,000 Canadians, including over 250 in Richmond Hill, h...

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Maximize your child's learning ability. Learn about the Eye See...Eye Learn Programs.

Maximize your child’s learning ability Eye health and vision is an essential part of children’s cognitive and social development, especially as they start school. An untreated eye issue can greatly impede a child’s ability to learn...

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The Heart and Stroke Foundation seeks local Big Bike teams

To support the Heart and Stroke Foundation's, life-saving research, they are seeking local Big Bike teams to ride 30 person bike. The York South office of the Heart and Stroke Foundation is recruiting teams to participate in our community’s an...

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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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