Duke of Cambridge Public Information Meeting - Monday June 17 2013
Attention residents! There will be a Public Meeting for the new French Immersion school currently being constructed in Ward 3 next to the Clarington Fitness Centre (“Splash”) on Monday, June 17 at 6:00 p.m.
The Kawartha Pineridge District School Board is hosting the meeting to discuss progress and plans for the new school which will be opening this September. Operational details such as busing, traffic flow, site plans and construction updates will be discussed. Staff from the Municipality of Clarington and Durham Region will also be in attendance.
For more information, you can contact:
Cathy Rostetter, Administrative Assistant to
Shelly Roy, Superintendent of Education
1-866-551-5033 ext. 221
905-623-4687, ext. 221
The Samuel Wilmot Nature Area Photo Exhibition Opening Ceremony will take place tonight, May 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
It is with much pleasure and excitement that I would like to announce that at the Visual Arts Centre, tonight, May 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. there will be an opening ceremony launching the first-annual “Samuel Wilmot Nature Area Photography Exhibition”. As a member of the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area Advisory Committee, I can tell you that we received many amazing photographs taken by residents within the boundaries of the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area!
We were especially impressed by the photos taken by local young people which were submitted in the “Youth Photo” category - the decision-making was very difficult and we decided that ALL the submissions were worthy of display in the Visual Arts Centre.
Tonight we will be honouring the top photographs in each of five categories with prizes generously donated by Hunter’s Foto Source in Bowmanville. The prizewinning photographs, and the three “runners-up” in each category will then remain in display at the Visual Arts Centre until May 27, 2013. If you get a chance, please stop by the Visual Arts Centre to check out the photographs taken in one of the most beautiful conservation areas in the entire GTA.
I would like to extend a special thanks to James Campbell at the Visual Arts Centre and Brett Graves of Hunter’s Foto Source for helping to make the exhibition such a success, as well as to Peter Windolf, the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area Advisory Staff Member from the Municipality, and all the members of the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area Advisory Committee who worked hard to collect, to judge, to frame and to mount the photographs.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the “opening ceremony” tonight and once again, “well done” to all the talented members of the community who submitted pictures. It has truly been an honour to have been part of such an amazing confluence of arts and culture and environmental awareness.
Pictured from left to right: With friend and talented local entrepreneur and photographer Stephanie Scott Jukes (of Jukes Photography) Pickering Ward 1 Regional Councillor Jennifer O’Connell and Sarah Cooke, the lovely wife of KPRDSB School Board Trustee Steven Cooke, at the annual Bethesda House Dinner & Auction on May 16, 2013.
As a Director on the Bethesda House Board of Directors, I look forward to this event with much anticipation and excitement every year, and it was a real privilege to spend the evening this year with such inspiring and vivacious professional women while raising money for the organization.
I will be sure to report back with the final tally of fundraising dollars for the evening, but I am pleased to inform residents that one of the GTA’s finest tourist destinations which is located right here in Ward 3, the Bowmanville Zoo, made an amazing donation to the silent auction - and provided attendees with the company of some very ”special guests” - Limba the elephant and a baby kangaroo! Thanks again to Michael Hackenberger at the Zoo for his generous donation to help Bethesda House raise some much-needed donation dollars.
International Workers Day of Mourning Ceremony Today, April 26, 2013
Good morning all! This is a just a friendly reminder that this morning, at 11:30 a.m. on April 26, 2013, there will be a short ceremony at the Municipal Administrative Centre observing the International Workers Day of Mourning. This ceremony, at which there will be guest speakers from both Municipal Unions, will commemorate all workers who have been killed or injured on the job. Please join me in showing respect for Canadian workers.
Caribbean Night Tonight - April 13, 2013
If you are looking for an excuse to eat out next week, be sure to stop by the Bowmanville Boston Pizza next Wednesday April 17th as it is “Celebrity Server Night”! Students from Bowmanville High School will be serving you and a portion of your bill will be donated by BHS to Bethesda House. A great initiative by local youth!
Public Meeting re: Trudeau Drive Walkway TOMORROW - April 10, 2013
Residents in the Trudeau Dr., Marchwood Cres. and Orr Crt. along with any other interested members of the public are invited to a Public Meeting regarding the Trudeau Dr. Walkway which connects Trudeau Dr. to the Bowmanville High School property. The meeting will take place tomorrow, April 10, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Clarington Council Chambers at 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville.
The purpose of the meeting is to receive input from the public regarding the walkway: specifically, the public is invited to share their concerns about or support for the presence of the walkway. Members of Clarington Engineering Services Department staff, members of Clarington Municipal Law Enforcement Division, representatives from the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board and representatives from the Durham Region Police Services will be in attendance to discuss the walkway and answer any questions that the public may have. The Municipality is inviting written comments at the meeting or by mail, e-mail or fax within one week after the meeting.
After the Public Meeting has been held, staff have been directed to prepare a report to Council outlining a synopsis of the residents’ concerns and recommended steps to be taken to address the concerns brought up by the residents at the Public Meeting. The report to Council will also include input from municipal staff, DRPS, KPRDSB and other stakeholders who have submitted comments to the Municipality.
Your participation in the Public Meeting is important, and I hope that you will be able to attend.
Please click here to submit your comments using the Municipality’s online form.