Happy Holidays and New Year!

As 2017 comes to an end I would like to wish you and your family a Happy Holiday Season and all the best in the coming New Year. I would also like to thank the many residents who I have had the pleasure to work with over the past year for their involvement in making our community the great place it is.
There are three events that are coming up in 2018 that I am particularly excited to announce. In February we will be celebrating the 50th Richmond Hill Winter Carnival. This Carnival has been a proud tradition for many, including myself. If attending the Winter Carnival has been a tradition for you, I hope you can join us for the 50th for some traditional community winter fun. If you have never been to a Winter Carnival I also hope you can join us. Our committee has been hard at work for months now, and we will be offering a number of new activities as well as traditional Winter Carnival favourites. For complete information please visit www.wintercarnival.net. 
In March I will be hosting the 2nd Annual Richmond Hill Ward 4 Maple Syrup Festival. Last year’s event was delicious, and well received by many residents. Guests enjoyed pancakes, with real Maple Syrup, as well as Maple Syrup making demonstrations and lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy. I hope you can join us for the Maple Syrup Festival in 2018. 
Finally, I will be participating again in the Strides for Stroke Walk/Run for our Mackenzie Health Hospital. This year I am hoping to form a Ward 4 Team. If you are a runner, walker, or you just want to support better health care in our community please let me know. 
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 [email protected], my cell number is 416-346-3090 and my office number is 905-771-2480.
David West 
Ward 4 Councillor Richmond Hill
Banner Photo – Night Skating on the Mill Pond