September – Back to School Back to Work


Its back to school and back to work for many people in September. I always find it interesting to see the different expression on kids’ faces on this day – some very excited some “not so much”. I drove down Kerrybrook Road at about 8:30AM on the day after Labour Day and I witnessed three first day of school photos being taken in front of 3 different houses as I drove by. I hope that you had a great summer – we certainly were blessed with wonderful summer weather.

There is lots going on in Richmond Hill this month. Below in this newsletter are the details of the two Terry Fox Runs happening this weekend in different parts of Richmond Hill. I would encourage you to get out and participate in this annual fun run. Terry Fox Runs across our country (and around the world) raise money for important cancer research, but the event also honours a true Canadian Hero, Terry Fox. For those of you who are old enough, I am sure you can remember where you were when the sad news was announced that Terry would have to end his Marathon of Hope because his cancer had come back. Even as a young person I remember the sadness that this news brought to myself and my family. Little did we now at the time, that his heroic legacy would continue so many years after his death raising money for Cancer research.

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter. I always appreciate hearing from you regarding any issue in the town. It is through this collaboration that we all make our community the vibrant and active place that it is! 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.

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David West
Ward 4 Councillor Richmond Hill