A Gold Medal February

I hope your family has been enjoying Canada’s success at the Winter Olympics as much as my family. It is becoming a trend this month to wake early in the West house to watch the Olympics from half a world away in South Korea and its exciting to cheer on our athletes as they compete and achieve excellence.
 
It has also been an exciting month in Richmond Hill because of the the recently completed 50th Richmond Hill Winter Carnival. The community came out again this year to celebrate winter like we have for the past 50 years. I really appreciate this great community tradition and look forward to many more Winter Carnivals in the future. 
 
I am looking forward to another event in March. The 2nd Annual Richmond Hill Ward 4 Maple Syrup Festival (full details below). I hope that this event will become a community tradition just like the Winter Carnival. As a child I always appreciated maple syrup making as a harbinger of spring. It was fun to share this experience with the community last year at our first Maple Syrup Festival, and we hope that you will be able to join us this year as we come together as a community, boil some maple sap, eat pancakes with real maple syrup, and celebrate the arrival of spring. 
 
I always appreciate hearing your comments about any issue in our community. Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email at any time. My email address is david.west@richmondhill.ca, my cell number is 416-346-3090 and my office number is 905-771-2480.
 
Sincerely,
David West 
Ward 4 Councillor Richmond Hill
Banner Photo – Ward 4 – Karindon Park