Great Things to See and Do Around Town

Caribbean North
9th  annual fundraising concert at the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts Theatre; Friday August 23, 2019.  Tickets available at or please call Pamela Harakh at 905-737-3368.  
This popular annual event highlights the best of Caribbean entertainment and includes a silent auction.  
Caribbean North Charities Foundation is a self-funded charity relying on donations of time and resources to achieve our goals. The net proceeds from this concert will benefit our charity’s ongoing work in providing much needed medical equipment and training in Guyana, where we just  delivered our  donation of the skin  grafting  dermatomefor the burn unit.This specialized critical care facility within the public health system in Georgetown, Guyana,continues to make a significant difference in the lives of burn patients,  improving survival chances and decreasing the length of patient stays at the hospital.
Our ongoing Canadian student mentoring program of co-op students in Richmond Hill and university internship placement assist students in achieving valuable experience about non-profit organizations, accounting, management reporting, project proposal concepts,  graphic design  and self-improvement. 
In April 2019, we received a decommissioned ambulance from York Region  of which we donated to The Commonwealth of Dominica. A shipment of 3000 Backpacks with school supplies was delivered to two countries as part of a Back to School Program.
TRCA Presents:
Floating Concert: Passages at Dusk
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 5pm-7:30pm (Please note: The start time for the concert is 5pm. Paddling tickets begin at 4pm)
Location: Lake St. George Field Centre, 950 Bethesda Side Road, Richmond Hill, ON L4E 3G2
As dusk descends on the waters of Lake St. George, experience evocative, contemporary tribal sounds performed on the lake! Enjoy this mystical floating concert from a spot at the water’s edge, or in a canoe.
  • Enjoy storytelling, dance and music outdoors at dusk.
  • Experience a floating concert by canoe or from the lawn performed by DATU, a modern Filipino crew remixing cultural traditions
  • Explore Lantern Exhibit by Artist-in-Residence Joanne Rich and make your own paper sun catchers.
  • Taste local flavours from seasonal food vendors.
  • General Admission (Lawn Seating): $20 + HST (Blankets and lawn chairs welcome)
  • Paddling and Admission: $40 + HST (Limited tickets available. Beginner and seasoned paddlers welcome.)
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit
Come Sing with Us
Chorus York Hosts Annual Meet-&-Greet
As we head into our fourth concert season, Chorus York invites interested singers for all voice parts to sit in on a rehearsal, meet our director, Stéphane Potvin, mingle with the choir and enjoy some refreshments.
Chorus York is a community choir based in Richmond Hill, and open to adults  of all ages. Inaugurated in February 2016, the choir is already in demand for local events and has performed for several town functions as well as presenting concerts in Thornhill & Richmond Hill.
Our program for the upcoming 2019-2020 season includes Celebrate the Season, a concert of seasonal favorites, on November 30 & December 1, with special guests, The Bells of St. Matthew’s. On February 14, Valentine’s Day, the choir will host its annual Gala Fundraiser, Romantic Melodies, at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, with a program of vocal and instrumental love songs performed by the choir and guest artists. The season will conclude with an evening of classical music in May and a final collaborative concert with the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra in June.
This year’s annual Meet-&-Greet will be held on Tuesday, September 10  from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. at the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church (downstairs), 10066 Yonge St., Richmond Hill (Major Mackenzie & Yonge). We look forward to welcoming new singers to join us for an exciting new season.
Please visit our website for more information about the choir or call 905-884-7922.

Hill House Hospice  
Catch the Ace Proressive Lottery
What is Catch the Ace?  Catch the Ace Lottery is a Progressive Lottery.
Each week tickets are sold for the opportunity to select the Ace of Spades from a deck of 52 regular playing cards. Prior to the draw, each of the 52 playing cards were placed in brown envelopes. The envelopes were shuffled and numbered 1 to 52.
When tickets are purchased the buyer chooses an envelope number  from a list of available numbers, then enters the number on their ticket.
Each week one ticket is drawn. The holder of that ticket automatically wins 20% of that week’s sales. The envelope number noted on the ticket is opened. If the card inside is not the Ace of Spades the card is destroyed and is no longer available for future draws. If the envelope selected is the Ace of Spades then the lottery is finished and the ticket holder wins the weekly prize plus the Ace of Spades pot.
Each week the Ace of Spades progressive pot grows by 30% of the weekly sales.   Each week the lucky winner of the draw receives 20% of the weekly sales.   50% of the weekly sales will go to Hill House Hospice.
FALL 2019
Saturday October 5 and Sunday October 6
9 AM – 4:30 PM
LOCATION:  Delmanor Retirement Residence
                           80 Elgin Mills Road E.Richmond Hill, ON  L4C 0L3
                           Lunch included courtesy of Delmanor Retirement Residence
Saturday November 30 and Saturday December 7
9AM – 4:30 PM
LOCATION:   Richmond Hill United Church
                            10201 Yonge St. Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3B2
COST:  $195.00 per person. Includes MHFA manual
One in five people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. As a result, this course was developed to help people provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis. This 12 hour course teaches mental health first aid skills.
MHFA training will teach the participants to:
  • Recognize the symptoms of mental health problems
  • Provide initial help
  • Guide a person toward appropriate professional help
  • Provide help to prevent the mental health problem from becoming more serious
  • Reduce stigma towards those experiencing mental health problems
Who should attend?
Everyone can benefit from MHFA Canada training – members of the general public, teachers, health services providers, university students, emergency workers, frontline workers who deal with the public, volunteers, human resource professionals, employers, community groups.
To Register Contact:
Susan Kagan – [email protected] or by calling 416-458-0326