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Veterans ride transit for free on Warriors’ Day

War veterans are invited to ride York Region Transit (YRT) for free on Warriors’ Day on Aug. 18. Warriors’ Day was established in 1921 through the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. The 97th Warriors’ Day Parade will be held there that day to remember heroes who served in Canada’s military services. Veterans and one companion can ride YRT for free all day without charge. Veterans can identify themselves to YRT and Mobility Plus operators by showing a uniform, medals, beret or blazer. Also, as part of the YRT Warriors’ Day service, the immediate family of a deceased veteran may...

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Will you #ChooseToInclude

On July 21, as part of the Global Day of Inclusion celebration, Tim Hortons will offer a special donut for $1.59 plus tax with all proceeds going to Special Olympics programs across Canada. Participating restaurants will feature the donut created by Special Olympics athlete Savannah Lussier, a 14-year-old from Alberta. Working closely with Tim Hortons, she created the donut using her favourite flavours: a delicious honey cruller dipped in chocolate fondant, topped with red and white sprinkles – which are the colours of Special Olympics. “Sports has let me meet so many of my friends and I was so excited to make this donut to celebrate,” says Lussier....

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Get your nature dose on July 20 at Ontario Parks

Enjoy the health benefits of nature with free day-use at all provincial parks on July 20. Ontario provincial parks play a vital role in the protection of the natural environment, but did you know spending time in nature is good for your health too? Ontario Parks supports Healthy Parks Healthy People, a worldwide movement that showcases the very important role that healthy green space plays in human health. The research is clear: spending time in nature improves our physical, mental, and social well-being. On July 20, visitors can enjoy the many outdoor activities Ontario Parks has to offer. Whether...

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New Latcham Gallery exhibition engages activism and advocacy

This past spring The Latcham Gallery offered an open call to artists across Ontario, looking for artwork that engages with the themes of activism and advocacy. More than 70 submissions were received, covering a range of social and economic issues. Then, the job began to narrow the focus to four artists for a group exhibition. The theme of activism and advocacy was selected to provide a space where artists could address contemporary issues, raise awareness and even challenge existing ideas and systems of power. The resulting exhibition entitled, Performing Action: Portraits of Protest, connects four artists whom each offer a...

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Stouffville law enforcement manager passes away

Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville municipal law enforcement manager, Linda Mainprize passed away suddenly on June 2. “On behalf of the town and council, I offer our deepest condolences to her family and friends,” said town Chief Administrative Officer Roman Martiuk. “She played a large role here and the news has had a profound effect on our family here at the town.” Mainprize started her career at York Regional Police and worked as a bylaw enforcement officer at Richmond Hill before joining Whitchurch-Stouffville in 2001 as municipal bylaw enforcement/property standards officer. Most recently, she was also acting as customer service manager....

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