6th Annual Charity Volleyball Tournament and Food Drive for 360kids
In case you are wondering what over 10,000 pounds of food, ready to be donated to 360kids and the Richmond Hill Food Bank looks like – here it is! Thanks again to the generosity of young people in our community, and the leadership of local resident Sonny Dhillon, these two organizations benefitted from this annual food drive and charity volleyball tournament at Elgin West Community Centre.
I was invited to attend a wonderful production of Sound of Music and bring greetings from Richmond Hill Council to Marty Story, the show’s director and producer. This show marked the 100th show directed by Mr. Story over his 55 year career. I have been humming the songs ever since! Photo courtesy of Dreamtheatre Productions
Richmond Hill Mayor’s Chanukah Event
Living Well With Dementia
“Living Well with Dementia” was the title of a seminar I was recently invited to attend. Thank you to Mona Lancaster from Memory Lane Home Living for the invitation and to all the speakers and exhibitors. The morning provided a great deal of education around Dementia and provided support for caregivers. Thanks to all the presenters including Jamie Cruz from the Alzheimers Society of York Region. We learned that Dementia and Alzheimers are both diseases that our community is currently facing, and will be increasingly facing in the coming years. A co ordinated effort is needed to respond. It was a good morning of learning.
Each year at this time I am graciously invited by the York Region Seniors Tamil Association to celebrate the Harvest and the New Year represented by Thai Pongal festivities. It is wonderful to be able to celebrate this event as we Canadians celebrate the coldest days of January.
Happy Lunar New Year
For all those that celebrate, Happy Lunar New Year. To kick off this celebratory season this year I was invited to attend the Tzu Chi Year End Blessing Ceremony. Tzu Chi is an active organization in Richmond Hill and also globally, performing a variety of charity acts for our community and the global community as well. It was a pleasure to attend this celebration and learn more about the organization.