April 24, 2016

Quote of the Week

“One can never study nature too much and too hard."
~ Vincent Van Gogh

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Events

Business After 5, with the Chamber of Commerce.
Mon Apr 25 / 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Members and non-members are invited to this  'Business After 5' The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill is hosting this event. Bring your business cards and be prepared to talk about your business for 30 seconds. Cost:  free for members; $20 fo...

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Start the Week Right With a Zumba Weekly Class
Mon Apr 25 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join a weekly Zumba® classes, weekly Latin-inspired dance-fitness party. Dance to a variety of Latin and International rhythms. Athletic wear, indoor running shoes with white, non-marking soles, and enthusiasm required. Bring a sealable bottl...

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Connecting the Community. Bringing together people from all sectors of the community
Tue Apr 26 / 9:00am - 11:00am

Our community has many very good people involved with many very worthwhile things. Connecting the Community meets weekly to foster "cross sector collaboration". The meeting is facilitated by Marj Andre, Director of OnRichmondhill.com. A diverse gro...

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Social Skills for Children with Autism, a program at the Central Library
Tue Apr 26 / 7:00pm - 7:45pm

The Richmond Hill Library is hosting a new social skills program for children with autism in which a customized program will be created and implemented for each child. In partnership with Connecting Stars, a Senior Therapist will prepare an individu...

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St. Mathew's Health Ministry Luncy & Learn - Relaxation Yoga & Presentation
Wed Apr 27 / 12:00pm

St Matthew’s United Church invite you to this “Relaxation Yoga & Presentation" with Ranjith from Priya Yoga & Pilates StudioCome and learn: Informative presentation about the benefits of Yoga & Thai Massage Introduction to...

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Paws 4 Stories: St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. For Grades 1 - 3. Richvale Library.
Wed Apr 27 / 6:30pm - 7:30pm

This program, designed for reluctant and shy readers, will help increase literacy and confidence too.Children have the opportunity to read aloud to a gentle puppy pal who will be visiting with their trained handlers (St. John Ambulance).Register in p...

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Home on the Hill Self-Care Group, for those dealing with a mental illness
Wed Apr 27 / 7:00pm

Home on the Hill offers a self care group, with a qualifed instructor, alternate Wednesdays, from 7pm until 8pm. No cost. Family members of those with serious mental illness are welcome to attend For more information please contact Kathy at  ka...

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How to begin a Daily Meditation Practice. An Interactive Seminar
Wed Apr 27 / 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Learn the fundamentals of meditation from the perspective of the spiritual masters from India • What is meditation?• What is its real purpose and goal?• Meditation preparation – creating a personal space, seat, posture, mental a...

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Knowledge Makes ₵ents - Financial Literacy Workshop for Parents - AllowanceMatters
Thu Apr 28 / 9:30am - 10:30am

AllowanceMatters For parents. Offered on Thursday April 28 @ 9:30AM-10:30AM Learn why allowances are important for your children.  This workshop will explain Knowledge Makes Cents’ effective AllowanceMatters system. No worries if yo...

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Big Screen Thursday - At the Central Library. Free.
Thu Apr 28 / 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Come out, meet new friends and enjoy a lazy afternoon watching Alfred Hitchcock’s themed movies. Today's Screeing: “To Catch a Thief”Admission: Free.  No registration is needed. Go to the 2nd floor at Central Library....

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Partagez le Francais! Free French Conversation Group
Thu Apr 28 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Enjoy free French language conversation. This group is for people (francophones to beginners) looking to exercise their French language conversation skills. The meetings are unstructured and depend on the initiative of the participants. Francophone...

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Stop the sneeze & wheeze – Naturopathic Treatment of Asthma & Allergies Presentatiion
Thu Apr 28 / 6:30pm

Why are these illnesses increasing and becoming more and more common? Learn about the causes and how naturopathic medicine can help. Presented by Dr. Rahim Habib ND, Naturopathic Doctor at 305 Carrville Rd in Richmond Hill. There is no charge to at...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu Apr 28 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

True Confidence & Freedom from InsecurityWe all want to be happy and secure in ourselves but often base our confidence on superficial things that change and let us down. True confidence is a state of mind that can be cultivated by practising medi...

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York Singles (50+) Club Information Night
Thu Apr 28 / 7:00pm

If you are over 50 and single, why not join the York Singles Club? Activities include: Sports Cards Games Parties Dinners Movies Theatre Pub nights Come out to a New Member Information Session on the last Thursday of the month (except fo...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class ~ held at Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Arts
Thu Apr 28 / 7:15pm - 8:30pm

Experience the relaxation of Yoga and intensity of Pilates while you flow from pose to pose. As you strengthen and lengthen your muscles, you will utilize your core stabilizing muscles to maintain good posture. Feel more centred, energized and peace...

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Avante Productions ~ High Notes Gala
Thu Apr 28 / 7:30pm

High Notes Avante Productions Inc. invites you to the High Notes Gala. Enjoy a wonderful combination of high quality musical and dance performances as well as inspiring and empowering speeches from famous and everyday heroes who have experienced ment...

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Richmond Hill Potter's Guild Sale
Fri Apr 29 - Sun May 1

Hill Potter’s Guild is an organization made up of professional ceramic artists.  During the sale, there will be a chance to meet with the artists and choose from over 500 one-of-a-kind pieces. Wheel-throwing and hand building demonstratio...

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Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild Meet the Artist Reception for "Lyrical Threads Show & Sale"
Fri Apr 29 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This exhibition is both a celebration of textiles and a celebration of poetry. The task for the artist was to create a textile inspired by their favourite poem. Show runs April 2 – May 29 April – Saturday and Sundays 12:30 -4:30 May...

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A Unique Fun Fair for the Ladies. Organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Assoication
Fri Apr 29 / 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Ahmidaya Women's Association, Richmond Hill, invites the ladies to a Fun Fair Good food. henna, dresses and other fun! An exciting raffle! This is a ladies only event.     {April 29th, 2016}...

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Saturday Morning at the Village Market. A good thing to do
Sat Apr 30 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

As well as local organic produce, meats and eggs there are other products that support a healthy lifestyle. There is an excellent selection of gluten free products. Non-food items sold by small local vendors are also to be found....

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Electronics Recycling: Organized by the Rotary Club
Sat Apr 30 - Sun May 1

Collect up your useless electronics that are taking up space in your home or office. Bring them to the parking lot of Elgin Barrow Arena: 9 am to 4pm both Saturday and Sunday. Appliances of any kind (stoves, fridges, dryers, kettles, toasters ...)...

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Dig in and enhance your neighbourhood park! At Monticello Park
Sat Apr 30 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join Evergreen and the Town of Richmond Hill as they plant native trees and shrubs at Monticello Park. Everyone is welcome!Help maintain local biodiversity and wildlife habitat in your community! What to bring: Weather-appropriate clothing, sturdy f...

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Richmond Hill Seniors CLUB 35 Lunch & Fashion Show
Sat Apr 30 / 12:00pm

All are invited to be part of the Richmond Hill Seniors CLUB 35 at McConaghy Senior Centre annual Lunch & Fashion Show.Fashions by Peppertree Klassics Lunch 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Fashion Show -  2:00 p.m. Tickets: $15.00 - to order...

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2016 Richmond Hill-Thornhill-Aurora MS Walk
Sun May 1 / 9:00am

Join the Richmond Hill, Thornhill and Aurora communities in walking to help end MS! Bring your family, friends and co-workers and celebrate your fundraising efforts with a food, entertainment, and prizes! The Mandarin MS Walk is a wonderful opportu...

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Hike for Hospice
Sun May 1 / 9:30am

Hill House Hospice – York Region’s only residential hospice, has their annual fundraising hike. Registration: 9:30 am Walk begins at 11:00 am – approximately 3 km BBQ lunch is provided T-shirts will be given out Draw prizes...

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Valerie Kent Workshop at the Mill Pond Gallery
Sun May 1 / 9:30am - 3:30pm

Printing Without A Press - Workshop with Valerie Kent Sunday, May 1 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Valerie will demo creating a couple of different kinds of prints . She will use a Plexiglas plate and soap as the support for the watercolour paint. She will...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Sun May 1 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Stop Worrying, Start Living. There are many uncertainties in this life. When we naturally respond with worry, our mind becomes tight and uncomfortable and it can be difficult to think clearly or enjoy anything. In this series of classes, we will lea...

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St. Matthew's United Church welcomes the community to welcome their new minister
Sun May 1 / 10:30am

St. Matthew’s United Church welcomes their new Minister, Reverend Warren Ball, on Sunday May 1, 10:30 am Worship Light luncheon following.  Everyone welcome. ...

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A talk about the First Nations and Water, a special St. Mary's Anglican Church Green Team event
Sun May 1 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Kathleen Wong of the Richmond Hill Blue Dot Committee will give a special presentation on the First Nations and Water. The Blue Dot, a David Suzuki initiative, www.bluedot.ca  is demanding that we all have a right to a healthy environment but n...

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Seedy Days - at the Central Library
Sun May 1 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Check out our first ever Seed Library, and “check out” some seeds for your garden!Never borrowed from a seed library before? It’s as easy as 1-2-3!1. Check out the seeds you would like to try to grow.2. Plant your seeds, and follow...

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McConaghy Seniors Centre Annual Spring Concert
Sun May 1 / 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Enjoy this wonderful, joyful seniors choir! Refreshments served. Admission: $5 in advance; $6 at the door.  For tickets call Jennifer Ayers at 905 737-1818...

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'In Praise of Music' ~ Richmond Hill United Church Chancel Choir
Sun May 1 / 7:00pm

The Richmond Hill United Church offers a special musical performance each spring, on the first Sunday of May. Music Director: Barry PetersPiano & Organ: Stillman MathesonViolin: Susan Barak Tickets available by calling 905-884-1301 ext. 5Senior...

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AgeWell. Perform Better. A Vitality and Longevity Talk, presented by Bayview Concierge
Mon May 2 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This is the first installment of a series of seminars, presented by the Richmond Hill business owner of Bayview Concierge, Sherry Bennett. "Vitality and Longevity" is a series of informative talks over wine and hors d'oeuveres, designed to help you...

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Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts ~ Charlotte's Web
Mon May 2 / 6:30pm

Theatreworks' production of Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine wr...

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Start the Week Right With a Zumba Weekly Class
Mon May 2 / 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Join a weekly Zumba® classes, weekly Latin-inspired dance-fitness party. Dance to a variety of Latin and International rhythms. Athletic wear, indoor running shoes with white, non-marking soles, and enthusiasm required. Bring a sealable bottl...

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Delmanor's LivingWell Guest Speaker: Diane Dupuy - founder of Famous PEOPLE players
Tue May 3 / 2:30pm

Diane is the Founder & President of the internationally acclaimed “black light” theatre company, Famous PEOPLE players. She has five honorary degrees, and was awarded the Order of Canada and the Queen’s Jubilee medal for her wor...

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Social Skills for Children with Autism, a program at the Central Library
Tue May 3 / 7:00pm - 6:45pm

The Richmond Hill Library is hosting a new social skills program for children with autism in which a customized program will be created and implemented for each child. In partnership with Connecting Stars, a Senior Therapist will prepare an individu...

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Woman's New Moon Transformational Circle
Tue May 3 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Women are welcome to attend this magical evening of intention setting, meditation, relaxation and connection. Empowering women on their journey while creating a community to connect and manifest is the purpose of this gathering.Each circle will inclu...

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"Oak Ridges Moraine Rejuvenation", presented by the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society
Tue May 3 / 8:00pm

President of the Richmond Hill Naturalist, Michael White will discuss the current collaboration between the Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society, Rotary Club and York region school children in reforesting and maintaining the natural ecology...

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Using Google Analytics to Grow Your Business, a seminar at the Central Library
Wed May 4 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

Learn how to use Google Analytics to Grow Your Business. A look into how Google Analytics can be used to analyze your website’s performance. How to understand the key indicators and what they mean. How to use this information to improve yo...

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Subsidized Housing Information for Low Income Families in York Region
Wed May 4 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Housing Help Centre invites you to join for an information session on subsidized housing information for low income families in York Region> Learn:• What is subsidized housing? • Eligibility criteria and documents • Applicati...

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Knowledge Makes ₵ents - Financial Literacy Workshop for Parents - Me, a Chief Financial Parent? #2
Thu May 5 / 10:45am - 11:45am

Me, a Chief Financial Parent? - Part 2 For parents. Offered on Thursday May 5 @ 10:45AM-11:45AM Part 2 is a continuation of discussions and tips on how to be the best Chief Financial Parent from Me, a Chief Financial Parent? - Part 1...

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VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Monthly Meeting
Thu May 5 / 11:15am - 2:15pm

This is an open invitation to all of you whom are visually impaired.  Itinerary: 11:15 - Introduction 11:30 - 12:00 - Surprise Topic 12:00 - 12:45 - Stan Daneman / his poetry 12:45 - LUNCH 1:15 - Social Activity Lunch will be provided...

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Understanding the Goal of Life: Free Talk by the Conscious Evolvers of Greater Toronto
Thu May 5 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

It's been said, "Life is a game in which no one gets out alive." Everything that we have and acquire in life is left behind when we die. We take nothing with us. - our possessions, skills, learning, degrees, jobs, family, friends, colleagues, and ye...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Thu May 5 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm

True Confidence & Freedom from InsecurityWe all want to be happy and secure in ourselves but often base our confidence on superficial things that change and let us down. True confidence is a state of mind that can be cultivated by practising medi...

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Mind-Body Fusion Class ~ held at Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Arts
Thu May 5 / 7:15pm - 8:30pm

Experience the relaxation of Yoga and intensity of Pilates while you flow from pose to pose. As you strengthen and lengthen your muscles, you will utilize your core stabilizing muscles to maintain good posture. Feel more centred, energized and peace...

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Burr House Spinners and Weavers guild presents "Lyrical Threads Show & Sale"
Fri May 6 - Sun May 8

This exhibition is both a celebration of textiles and a celebration of poetry. The task for the artist was to create a textile inspired by their favourite poem. Show runs April 2 – May 29 April – Saturday and Sundays 12:30 -4:30 May...

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Richmond Hill Rotary Caribbean Gala - Starring George St. Kitts
Fri May 6 / 6:00pm

Wonderful Gala with cocktails, delicious food, dancing, and live music by the George St. Kitts Band. All in support of a dental bus for Guyana and literacy projects. Dress is semi-formal. Ticket Price: $100. Partial tax receipt available. For tic...

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Richvale Lions Club Charity Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
Fri May 6 / 7:00pm

All are invited. Register 6:15pm; Start 7:00pm Featuring $ 10 Bounty Chip,  included in $ 50 Buy-inRefreshments available.For more details call 905 770-1772...

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Strides for Strokes
Sat May 7

Join more than 1,000 participants, spectators, sponsors and volunteers at the 11th annual Richview Manor's Strides for Stroke 5K Run/Walk for an exciting and energetic morning supporting Mackenzie Health. The event features a 5K chip timed race, 1K...

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Saturday Morning at the Village Market. A good thing to do
Sat May 7 / 8:30am - 1:30pm

As well as local organic produce, meats and eggs there are other products that support a healthy lifestyle. There is an excellent selection of gluten free products. Non-food items sold by small local vendors are also to be found....

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Walk with Hope, for L'Arche Daybreak
Sat May 7 / 9:00am

Come walk or run in support of L’Arche Daybreak!They will be joined by many enthusiastic high school students, friends, and supporters at 9:00 am for late registrations and 10:00 for the start of the Walk, Saturday May 7, 2016 at Jean Vanier Ca...

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Garden & Horticultural Society's Annual Plant Sale
Sat May 7 / 9:00am - 11:00am

The Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society (RHGHS) is having its annual Spring Plant Sale. Come and get your plants for spring and learn more about the RHGHS! There will be lots of annual and perennial flowers, herbs, and vegetables for sal...

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Foot Reflexology for Beginners
Sat May 7 / 9:00am - 1:00pm

In this 4-hour, hands-on workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of Foot Reflexology and how to begin using it to address their common health concerns. Foot reflexology can be used to help relieve aches and pains, coughs and colds, fevers...

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Computer Information/Assistance Session, at McConaghy
Sat May 7 / 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Town of Richmond Hill Adults 55+ membership offers numerous benefits to members including a Computer Information/Assistance Session on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at the McConaghy Centre. The Richmond Hill Computer Technology Volunte...

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Meditation classes with Rose Hirano from the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre Canada.
Sun May 8 / 10:00am - 11:00am

Finding Stillness Within | 4-week series In this series we we explore ancient wisdom for the modern world by looking at the teachings on the Four Noble Truths. Buddha’s very first teaching is as relevant, vibrant, and alive today as it was whe...

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Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at the Sheraton
Sun May 8 / 11:00am - 2:00pm

Treat Mom to a special buffet brunch! The buffet features: Smoked fish Shrimp cocktail Crab clusters Breakfast favourites including Eggs Benedict Italian anti-past Array of fresh salads International hot food selections Carved roast beef...

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Good Information to Know

If you Like Walking, You'll Love Nordic Pole Walking

Clinic Schedule for 2016: Sunday, April 24th Saturday, May 28th Sunday, June 26th Saturday, July 23rd Sunday, August 21st Saturday, September 24th    What is Nordic Pole Walking? Nordic Pole Walking is a low-impact, easy to...

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Richmond Hill has it's own rose!!!

The Richmond Hill Garden and Horticultural Society is very pleased to announce "Garden Sunshine!" their very own centennial rose. It was commissioned to celebrate their 100th year in 2014. Nancy Andrews, member of the 'Hort ' (the affectionate name...

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OnRichmondhill.com's Connecting the Community riding Big Bike to support Heart & Stroke Foundation

OnRichmondhill.com supports the Heart & Stroke Foundation - the money for research, the great advice for those living with heart disease, the lobbying of the government to amend policies to support a healthier community. OnRichmondhill.com does...

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York Region Heart & Stroke Foundation Volunteer Opportunity

It’s that time of year again – Big Bike season! Big Bike is the wacky bike built for 30, where corporate and community teams jump onboard to have fun and raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation! The York Region Heart & Strok...

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The Canada Day Artist Exhibit application is now available

Calling all local artists, art community groups & cultural organizations! The Canada Day Artist Exhibit application is now available. Anyone interested in participating in the Canada Day Art Exhibiton Area, during Canada Day festivities, Friday...

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Care for the Caregiver

"There are only four kinds of people in this world, those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, who will be caregivers, those who will need caregivers.”  ~ Rosalynn Carter. The role of a caregiver is very demanding...

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Unleash Your Inner Composer! York Region Chamber Music searches for new melodies

York Region Chamber Music’s upcoming concert promises to be a fresh musical experience. So fresh, the music hasn’t been written yet and they need your help!York Region Chamber Music is collecting 4 to 8 measure melodies from the York Regi...

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