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One Week Ago — Humboldt Broncos Tragedy
Apr14

One Week Ago — Humboldt Broncos Tragedy

Friday marked a week since the terrible and inconceivable tragedy that hit the very small community of Humboldt, Saskatchewan. But such was the magnitude and impact of the accident that left 16 of the 29 passengers on board dead and the 13 survivors– some still clinging to their lives– that this tragedy has deeply affected our entire nation, and its emotional devastation will very likely be felt for years to come. The 29...

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The Humboldt Broncos Tragedy– Canada’s Heartbreak Turns into an Outpour of Support
Apr09

The Humboldt Broncos Tragedy– Canada’s Heartbreak Turns into an Outpour of Support

“Over the weekend, as Humboldt, Sask. reeled in the wake of a horrific bus crash that killed 15 members of the town’s Broncos Junior A hockey team, absent the realistic possibility of sending food, tens of thousands of people and organizations from all over the place flooded a GoFundMe account set up to aid the families of the injured and the lost. By late Sunday, more than 60,000 separate donations totalling more than $4.1...

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Town of Ajax First “Diversity & Inclusion Conference”
Oct25

Town of Ajax First “Diversity & Inclusion Conference”

One of the most recent examples, personally, of the inability of certain individuals in Durham Region to deal with and understand diversity took place while I was waiting with my then teenaged son to be interviewed for a position with the Durham Regional Police Leadership program. There were a few of us— parents and their teenaged kids— sitting around benches in the lobby waiting our kids’ turn to be called in. It was early in the...

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Ed2Go Online Courses: Free Education through Pickering Library
Oct10

Ed2Go Online Courses: Free Education through Pickering Library

A few months ago, while looking for ways to improve on business skills, a Pickering Library employee mentioned their Gale Courses. It sounded too good to be true: Having the opportunity to enrol in a six-week online course and being able to learn in a structured, instructor-led environment…FOR FREE. I thought, “Why not?” After all, I do enjoy learning and how often do you get a chance to do this for free? Four courses later,...

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Pickering Museum Village Creates Unique Experiences
Jun08

Pickering Museum Village Creates Unique Experiences

Nestled on the banks of Duffins Creek in the hamlet of Greenwood, Ontario, Pickering Museum Village delivers unique heritage programming for visitors of all ages. This living history village features 19 heritage buildings, with historically accurate gardens and an orchard, in beautiful rural Pickering, telling the story of Pickering’s settlement and development from earliest European arrival to 1910. Story by: Katrina...

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Zumba For Hope 4: Pickering Community Dances for “Learning For Hope”
Feb21

Zumba For Hope 4: Pickering Community Dances for “Learning For Hope”

It was yet another incredibly successful edition of the 4th Annual “Zumba For Hope” Friday night. The event, organized by “Learning For Hope” and Linda Raponi of “Zumba Love Pure Energy Fitness” brought together the students of St. Mary Catholic Secondary School and the zumba-loving communities in Pickering and all over Durham Region on a sizzling night of Zumba dancing, fun, laughter, high energy...

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