snapd Around the Community
: snapd Around the Community
: May 23rd, 2016 at 12:00am
: May 23rd, 2016 at 7:00pm
: snapd Oakville
: 1500 Upper Middle Rd W
The Halton Mississauga Youth Orchestra (HMYO) performed at the Ontario Strings Association Orchestra Festival, held at York University in April. The judges were very impressed with both the level of difficulty and the young musicians professionalism, earning the HMYO an invitation to the Nationals at Musicfest next year! Visit hmyo.ca for more information.
On April 22nd, Acclaim Health hosted Party with a Purpose, a premiere fundraising event to raise money for their Adult Day Programs and dementia services. This was the first year of the event, and it proved to be a huge success, raising over $46,000. Posing with some interactive equipment that was purchased for the Day Program to bring innovative dementia care to clients are Renita Wood, Director of Alzheimer Services; Sarah Toole, Alzheimer Services Recreationist; Maureen Flynn, Alzheimer Services Supervisor & Sandra Bridges, Alzheimer Services Recreation Assistant
One happy little fellow enjoying a cupcake in Bronte!
Oakville Resident Joe with his long time buddies taking part in their long standing Annual Golf Tour which travels all across Canada. This year their tour visited Jamaica, where they took advantage of the world class golf facilities at White Witch, Cinnamon Hill and Tryal Golf Clubs.
100 Women Who Care Oakville raised a record breaking $10,200 to support the services provided by Radius Child and Youth Services (Radius). Radius provides assessment and treatment to children, youth and families affected by abuse, violence and neglect at no cost to clients across Halton. 100 Women Who Care Oakville raise money to help charities in the community, by pooling the donations of over 100 women, they make a real and tangible difference to local agencies.
On April 10, 1981, Fitzie James began a remarkable 35 year career with Oakville Meals on Wheels. Fitzie embodies the true spirit of volunteerism: making a difference in the life of others, by giving selflessly of herself. Not only has she delivered a hot meal twice weekly for 35 of Meals on Wheels’ 40 years in Oakville, but she has also volunteered at Oakville Hospital pharmacy for 25 years, in Patient Transportation for 22 years and transports seniors to the Meals on Wheels program at the Sir John Colborne Center. Not surprisingly, she is a well-known face in the Oakville community to which she has given so much of her time. On behalf of Oakville Meals on Wheels, a sincere thank you (and hug) to Fitzie James, an exemplary Oakville citizen.
Under the direction of Maria Lesniak, Cantabile Choir successfully held its “Spring Charm” Concert on May 14th at Central Baptist Church. Performers shown in the photo are front (left to right): Krystyna Sowinska, Tadeusz Cieklinski (baritone), Marta Paczkowska (soprano); second row (left to right): Khrystyna Skira (flute), Barbara Durkalec, Brooke Dos Santos (mezzosoprano), Marta Skira (violin), Maria Lesniak (music and choir director), Oksana Skira (piano), Margaret Kaski, Elzbieta Sudol, Zofia Poradzisz; third row (left to right): Urszula Hyrcza, Melissa Stolarz (soprano), Lucy Walker, Boguslawa Rudkowska, Barbara Remplakowska, Elzbieta Grzeszczuk, Mateusz Wrona; back row: Franciszek Iwanczuk; missing are Dominik Wrona and Greg Jaroszynski.
Fortinos and the May Court Club of Oakville joined together for a fundraising event in early May at the Supermarket’s location at 173 Lakeshore Road West. Shoppers had the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win beautiful gift baskets donated by Fortinos. Funds raised from this event support the May Court Scholarship Fund. Store manager Rick Begon joins May Court members Jackie, Linda, Joan, Cathy, Beth & Jennifer for a photo.
Oakville North-Burlington MP Pam Damoff visited the Oakville & Milton Humane Society on May 6th to show her support for a Private Member’s Bill which would make significant improvements to animal welfare laws in Canada. Bill C-246, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act, is designed to strengthen existing animal cruelty offences under the Criminal Code by making it easier to prosecute animal fighting and harmful puppy mills and to stop the sale of cat and dog fur. It would also prohibit the practice of shark finning in Canadian waters. While at the Humane Society, Pam was treated to a tour of the facility by Executive Director Kim Millan, at which time she announced her support for the bill.
Terry Blain, Mary Lui, Beulah Blain, Bertha Ngai & Wendy Gardiner at The East Meets West Extravaganza event in mid-May at The Meeting House. A great success, the event was a splendid evening of musical and cultural performances hosted by the Halton Region Chinese Canadian Association in support of the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
The May Court Club of Oakville gathered at Maple Grove Church on May 11th with representatives from twenty-four community charitable organizations that will share a $100,000 donation by the Club. The charities are: Acclaim Health; Arthouse; Big Brothers Big Sisters Halton; Clothing Works; Distress Centre Oakville; Epilepsy Halton; ErinoakKids; Family Adolescent Straight Talk (F.A.S.T.); Food4Kids; Food For Thought; Halton Women's Place; Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY); Home Suite Hope; Kerr Street Mission; Lighthouse for Grieving Children; March of Dimes Canada; Oakville Fareshare Foodbank; Oakville-Milton Humane Society; Oakville Parent-Child Centre (OPCC); ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids; S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program Halton Inc.; St. John Ambulance; Wellspring Birmingham Giligan House and YMCA of Oakville. Funds raised to support these deserving charities comes from the profits of the Club’s Nearly New Shop located at 200 Kerr Street. They accept clean, nearly new clothing by donation or on consignment. The store is run by volunteers and 100% of the profits go directly back into the community.