The 76 Uxbridge Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps held their Fall Tag Day Fundraising Campaign, October 18th through October 21st, 2018. We would like to express our sincere thanks to you, for supporting your local youth organization.
We would like to express a special thank you to the following stores for allowing the cadets to tag at their locations, Zehrs, Canadian Tire, Global Pet Foods, Kawartha Dairy, Shoppers Drug Mart, McDonalds and Vinces Market.
The Army Cadet Program is a non-proﬁt program for youth boys and girls, between the ages of 12-19 years of age. The program is designed to promote citizenship, physical fitness, and a healthy lifestyle, and offers youth the opportunity to develop leadership skills in a structured environment.
The Department of National Defence provides sponsorship in the way of uniforms, mandatory training programs, and summer training courses throughout Canada. Funding for training facilities and optional training opportunities that compliment and augment the program are paid for by the individual Corps fund raising initiatives. Our Corps’ current enrollment encompasses youth from across the Township of Uxbridge.
The funds raised are used for events such as bubble soccer, biathlon training, sports competitions, facilities for training, food and drinks for cadets at town events, such as Remembrance Day services, road clean up, Vimy Vigil.
We would like to: thank you for your support in previous years; and ask that you again consider this worthy cause. The generous support 76 Uxbridge receives help the youth of our community learn and grow into the leaders of tomorrow.
Should you like any further information, please feel free to contact us by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our Facebook page @76UxbridgeArmyCadets and website www.uxbridgecadets76.ca
Thank you for your kind consideration of this worthy event.
The Officers, Staff/Support Committee, Cadets and Volunteers
#76 Uxbridge Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
As president of the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), I recently had the opportunity to tour the newly reopened Port Perry site of Lakeridge Health, along with First Vice-President Cathryn Hoy and Region 3 Vice-President Andy Summers, who represents members of your area, and chatted with the nurses, health-care professionals, administrators and other staff who were so instrumental in ensuring that every single patient was evacuated in a safe and orderly manner when a fire broke out on August 25th, 2017.
These members regailed us with stories about how their first and foremost concern was their patients. They told us how difficult it was to be away from you, the patients, for a year while the hospital was closed for renovations, and how worried they were about the distances you would have to travel for hospital services.
During that year, most of these dedicated nurses were transferred to the Oshawa or Bowmanville sites of Lakeridge Health, travelling many miles, in often inclement weather, to continue to provide high-quality care to the patients of your region. Some found temporary positions in other health-care organizations in the area, some retired, but almost all came back. They spoke about how walking through the Port Perry Hospital front door, after a year away, felt like “coming home.”
That doesn’t surprise me at all. It was clear during our time in your picturesque town, there is such a sense of community here. Our members know many of the patients for whom they care. Their children were born here, some live within walking distance of the hospital, and they couldn’t imagine working anywhere else. They even told us how a local restaurant, the Port Perry Smokehouse, sponsored a welcome back barbecue at the hospital, just one of its many charitable acts, and I believe that deserves our recognition and deepest thanks.
It was equally touching to see how visibly moved our members were, discussing how warmly they were welcomed back by your community. Even now, a few weeks after the hospital’s reopening, they say their patients still tell them on a daily basis how much they were missed. The feeling is clearly mutual!
On behalf of these committed nurses, I would like to thank the Port Perry community for your patience, understanding, and support, while your hospital was closed and your nurses worked elsewhere. They are beyond excited to be back, doing what they do best: compassionately and expertly caring for you and your families.
Vicki McKenna, RN
Ontario Nurses’ Association
Thank you very much to staff reporter Claudia Sytsma for the recent article covering some of the highlights of my 85 years.
It is evident that you were dealing with a forgetful 85 yr. when I inadvertently missed mentioning the warm friendship my late husband and I have shared with the Sanderson family of Sanderson Monuments. I was a service representative for almost 30 years.
Many people have contacted me since the article appeared including a long-lost cousin. We haven't been in touch since childhood. Thanks for helping to make that connection.
My sincere thanks to Claudia again.