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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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Pickering Ward 1 By-Election: The Aftermath
Feb16

Pickering Ward 1 By-Election: The Aftermath

Back in November I decided to throw my name in the hat as the Pickering Ward 1 seat became available when long-time Ward 1 City and Regional Councillor Jennifer O’Connell won the seat for the Liberals during last October’s federal election. With that victory, Ward 1 City Councillor Kevin Ashe was appointed to the Regional seat and his City Councillor spot became vacant. 12 people signed up to compete for the opportunity (myself...

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Durham Region’s LDIPC unveils new Diversity & Immigration Community Plan
Feb04

Durham Region’s LDIPC unveils new Diversity & Immigration Community Plan

This past Monday the Regional Municipality of Durham’s Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council (LDIPC) unveiled the second edition of their Diversity and Immigration Community Plan, a continuation of the great work they have been doing since the initiative began in 2007. Audrey Andrews, Manager of the Region of Durham’s Diversity and Immigration Program, gave an exhaustive recount of all the accomplishments the...

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