I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to share this time with family and friends. It is clear to me that we have a great deal to be thankful for in this community and country.
I also hope that you might have time over the coming weeks to enjoy the great outdoors in Richmond Hill. We have a great network of parks and trails, and at this time of year the fall colours make a walk or bike ride in these areas even more enjoyable. For a complete listing of Richmond Hill’s parks and trails visit https://www.richmondhill.ca/Modules/Facilities/Index.aspx?CategoryIds=&FacilityTypeIds=&Keywords=&Page=20&CloseMap=false&Scroll=true
This weekend the 17th Annual Richmond Hill Studio Tour takes place and I would encourage people to visit some of the stops on the Tour (more information on the locations of the studio tour can be found below in this e newsletter). We truly have a great number of talented artists in our community and during the Studio Tour this talent is on full display.
I wanted to thank all the citizens who helped make the First Richmond Hill Envirofest a success. The weather was perfect for this event at the Mill Pond Park. Guests came away with a great deal of information about how they can make a positive environmental difference in our community. We also planted a Butterfly Garden in a canoe beside the parking lot at the Mill Pond thanks to the Butteflyway Project by the David Suzuki Foundation. There is clearly a great deal more work to be done in tackling some significant environmental challenges in communities like ours. One of the goals of this event was to enable people to make a contribution to help address some of these challenges.
As always I welcome your questions, comments and feedback about any information contained in this e newsletter.
Ward 4 Councillor Richmond Hill
Banner Photo – Beautiful fall day at Mill Pond Park. Photo courtesy of Chris Robart.