It was a busy weekend – coming home Sunday night, after attending events Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it was interesting to reflect on the number and quality of great organizations in Richmond Hill powered by volunteers and doing good work for different causes in our community. It is truly remarkable the amount of work that these countless organizations do to improve the lives of people in our society.
On Friday I attended a Mini Putt event organized by Richmond Hill’s Planning Staff and then I attended a gala for an organization called Shining Through. Both of these organizations were in support of the important work being done to improve the lives of children with Autism. I will also be attending the flag raising ceremony at Richmond Hill Town Offices on April 2nd to mark World Autism Awareness Day.
On Saturday I attended the Bowl for Kids Sake event at the Richmond Hill Pro Bowl This event was organized to raise funds and awareness for Big Sisters and Big Brothers of York Region. During this event I was able to reinforce my understanding of the important work that this organization does in providing role models for kids.
On Saturday night I had the pleasure to attend the Carefirst Gala at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel. This was a great event raising funds for the Carefirst organization. There were approximately 1000 people at this event. Carefirst is another not for profit organization run by volunteers, providing services to members of our community.
On Sunday I was honoured to attend an event organized by The Al Nadwa Centre recognizing the men and women of our Emergency Services. Awards for service, bravery, and community service were handed out to honour a number of people in Richmond Hill.
It is clear to me that we live in a vibrant community and these organizations, and many others provide a good part of the foundation for this vibrancy. Thanks to all of these organizations for making Richmond Hill a better community.