January 17 & 18th – Budget and Festivities

  Over this past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a Thai Pongul Celebration hosted by the York Region  Seniors’ Tamil Centre, and another hosted by the Tamil Canadian Congress. Both of these events celebrated Thai Pongul, an event celebrated in Sri Lanka and many parts of India to…

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2015 Operating Budget

As Council begins the annual deliberations over the 2015 Operating budget I would like to invite any constituent to contact me if you have questions, concerns or comments about the this important topic. Many Council Members including myself have already hosted public consultations at Hillcrest Mall and the Chamber of…

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Richmond Hill Winter Carnival

For the 47th year the Richmond Hill Winter Carnival will be taking place on February 6th, 7th, and 8th at the Mill Pond Park. This is a great event filled with many activities for children and families to enjoy. Events include great live music, animal shows, pony rides, a midway,…

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January Council News

1. Possible Richmond Green Recreation Facility Additions On January 12th Council had a discussion with our staff regarding some possible future additions to the recreation facilities at Richmond Green. Ideas relating to adding another much needed ice pad to the Tom Graham Area, and also the possibility of adding indoor soccer…

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Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and I wish everyone a prosperous New Year. It may be cold outside but there is a lot going on in our community over the coming weeks. An event that has been a favourite of mine for many years (since I was…

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Final Yard Waste Pick Up December 22nd

On December 15th Council approved one final extra Yard Waste Pick up for those that missed the last pick up on November 24th. Please make sure that Yard Waste bags and containers are at the curb before Monday December 22nd, and are easily seen and accessible for our Miller Waste…

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Season’s Greetings From Ward 4

As we move into the Holiday Season I want to wish everyone a Joyous and Peaceful Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, or anything else that we collectively celebrate at this time of year, and a Happy New Year! It is a busy time in Richmond Hill with celebrations from many different faiths and…

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Updates From Council December

Council News This segment of the newsletter is new this month. I hope to make it a forum to briefly report to my constituents some of the highlights of the past month on council. It is important for residents to know about the decisions that council makes each week that have…

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