March Column

Dear neighbours, 


It’s Winter Carnival season through Bay Ward and I have had the pleasure of attending many of the Community Association’s carnivals throughout the winter and I trust that you and your families are enjoying the season as well. 







Bay Ward’s 1st Family Day Pancake Breakfast & Skate

I was pleased to host Bay Ward’s 1st Family Day Pancake Breakfast and Skate at Woodroffe Park on February 15th.  It was a great event that was attended by many in the community, and I look forward to hosting it again next year. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came by and enjoyed themselves as well as a big thank you to Biagios for helping with the cooking, all the volunteers and the Carlingwood Community Association. 



A few things we've been working on...

I am committed to our youth finding employment opportunities, I encourage people to attend the youth hiring fair on March 16th from 10 am to 2 pm at Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre.

Parents will have the ability to have a carefree visit to the Carlingwood Library with a covered canopy area for secure outdoor stroller parking.

A few weeks ago, I wrote a letter to the Federal Minister responsible for the Consumer Price Index, advocating for the creation of a Seniors Consumer Price Index to enhance the financial security of Older Adults. I look forward to the Ministers reply.       

I am also supporting a restriction on the sale of dogs,cats and rabbits in pet stores unless part of a shelter adoption program, we need to take another step to care for those who can't care for themselves.

Ron Larkin Scholarships for OCH Tenants

The Ron Larkin Educational Fund is now accepting applications for their scholarship, there are ten (10) $1,000 scholarships available. Applicants must be be in a household member in an OCH community, pursuing post-secondary education. The application is available on the OCHF website, please share with those who are eligible and might be interested. 

Daylight Savings Time

I want to take this opportunity to remind residents that this Sunday, March 13th Daylight Savings Time will go into effect. Remember to turn your clocks ahead!

Happy Easter

For the many of us observing Easter I wish you and your family a time of reflection and celebration.

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