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Monday, October 1, 2018 is the deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2019 Council Award. The Council Award honours outstanding Ontario physicians who have demonstrated excellence and embody society's vision of an "ideal physician".
The criteria for selecting a physician for the Council Award are outlined in the award brochure.
Four awards are presented each year, one in each of the following categories: Academic Specialty, Community Specialty, Academic Family Practice and Community Family Practice.
If you know of a physician who meets the selection criteria, please nominate him or her for the Council Award. The nomination deadline is Monday, October 1, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
For further information, please contact the Communications Department at 416-967-2600 or 1-800-268-7096 ext. 611 or email@example.com.
Meet one of the 2018 Council Award winners:
Dr. Sarah Reid, an Ottawa expert in pediatric emergency medicine, was presented with the College's Council Award at the June Council meeting in recognition of her work to ensure children across Canada receive evidence-based, high quality pediatric emergency care.
Never dive into shallow or unknown waters – always enter feet first! Diving head first may result in serious injury or even death. #protectyourneck
If you're not within arm's reach, you've gone too far. Always supervise children in and around water.
Several employment opportunities have been posted for the Beaver Valley Outreach (BVO) Preschool, Before and After School Program.
The attached document provides more information and contact details, including How to Apply.
THE SENATE on Thursday, June 14, 2018 re 100 WOMEN WHO CARE
Hon. Gwen Boniface:
“Last summer, I met the leader of a group of caring women from my home region who were in the process of creating a local chapter of the growing 100 Who Care Alliance in support of local charities.
The 100+ Women Who Care concept was originally the idea of Karen Dunigan of Michigan in 2009, after she was approached to help fill a need for cribs, mattresses and bedding for single mothers. She decided to invite 100 women to a meeting and asked each to pledge $100, and the trend began. Now there are more than 550 chapters worldwide and 73 in Canada. And, while women have initiated this movement, other chapters including men, children and teens, and virtual chapters, have been created.
The 100+ Who Care concept is a powerful, winning formula because it requires a minimal amount of time and financial commitment for maximum effect, which complements the hectic lives that people lead today. The movement builds bridges between those in need and the people in their communities who have the means and the interest. It demonstrates that by working together, people can have a tremendous impact on communities.
The first recipient of their donations was Home Horizon’s Barbara Weider House, a not-for-profit charity providing traditional housing to homeless women, children and youth in Collingwood. Most recently, the Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth group was the chosen charity to receive a financial boost.
Fellow senators, it is these types of grassroots efforts in small communities …”
For the full speech link onto - https://www.100womensouthgeorgiantriangle.com/news or audio link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1v0tcbs1p81vyx8/2018-06-14%20Sen_Boniface.wav?dl=0
Next meeting is set for Wednesday Septmeber 26th, 2018, 7pm @ Collingwood Legion, 490 Ontario Street - Registration at 6:30
We are currently at about 190 women, and continue to add members. At a single meeting we are now raising about $19,000 for a local charity, meeting four times a year.
Go to our website www.100womensouthgeorgiantriangle.com
Find us on Facebook – 100 Women Who Care South Georgian Triangle
To receive info go to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Never swim alone! Every swimmer should always be supervised.
If your child is not a strong swimmer, or is under the age of 5, they should always be wearing a lifejacket when in or near the water. Make sure the lifejacket is for the appropriate weight, and always do up all buckles and straps.
Going boating? A lifejacket will only help keep you safe if you wear it. Make sure all children and adults wear a PFD when on a boat.
This year’s event has ramped up its pace with some new additions while keeping with traditions. “It is very special to be able to put on an event that combines the love for running, walking and raising funds for our local hospital foundation,” says Jen Johnston a participant for the past 4 years. “Our family has been participating in memory of my parents and we are already registered for this year’s event. It’s a great way to honor their legacy here in Meaford.”
The race has raised over $456,500 over the past 22 years for medical equipment at The Meaford Hospital.
For kids 12 and under that want to give running a try, come down to the harbour for a FREE run starting at 8:30. Thornbury Pools & Spas has donated super cool sunglasses for the first 125 kids registered to participate.
For those who are competitive runners or walkers the race starts at 9am and is a chip timed for those that want to track their times. However, the race is also a chance for those just wishing to enjoy the pleasure of strolling along the lovely shores of Georgian Bay while raising funds for the Meaford Hospital Foundation. We are a pet friendly event so please feel free to bring your fur babies with you! Don’t forget your doggy poop bags as cleaning up along the route is always appreciated. Water stations will be set up along the route for both run/walkers and your furry friends! Quench Buggy will be onsite at the harbour if you wish to bring your refillable water jug for a refresh during the event as well!
The first 300 participants to register will receive a dry wick t-shirt, while your furry friends will get a Harbour Run bandana from Pet Connection in Meaford.
We have some really neat prizes for the top fundraisers this year so be sure to ask family and friends to support your race! The registration process is simple and can be done either online at www.mhfoundation.ca OR drop into Pharmasave in Thornbury, Runner’s Den in Owen Sound or the Bank of Montreal in Meaford to pick up a registration form or pledge sheet. There will also be registration the morning of the race between 7:45 and 8:45 a.m. as well as advance registration on Friday afternoon, July 13th at the Harbour Pavilion between 4 – 7 p.m.
This year both our top female and male runner will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to Runner’s Den in Owen Sound and our top female walker will receive a “Touch and Toes” package courtesy of The Falls Inn (Walters Falls), while the top male walker receives a $100 Gift Certificate to Knights’ Home Building Centre.
There are pledge based prizes for top fundraisers as well; a Bose Speaker donated by Bruce Power, an Autographed Owen Sound Attack jersey, Kayak/Sup for 2 certificate donated by Blue Surf, Elsie’s Diner gift cards, Motomaster Emergency Car Starter, Lift passes for 5 people for 2 days to Beaver Valley Ski Club, a Mini Photography Session from Krystal Klear Photography, CAA Travel Bag, Park Admission for 2 to Scenic Caves, Knights of Meaford hockey apparel and tickets and a $100 gift card to Squire Johns.
This year’s race is in support of The Meaford Hospital Foundation and the Harbour Run/Walk goal with a goal of $50,000 which will be designated to Diagnostic Imaging (X-Ray & MRI).
You can find the Meaford Harbour 5k on Facebook if you wish to get up to date race info.
Starting July 1, 2018, a pilot project will offer service on all three routes from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. The extended hours will see service provided during the current mid-day gap on the Collingwood/Blue Mountains link, as well as an extra hour of service in the evening on the Collingwood/Wasaga Beach link and additional service on weekend evenings for Colltrans.
This enhanced service is expected to greatly assist residents who rely on transit to travel to their employment, and will also make it easier for visitors to the area to use public transit to explore our region.
Please visit www.southgeorgianbaytransit.ca for full details including maps and schedules.
June 21st, 2018
On behalf of The Blue Mountains Public Library Board, I congratulate Dr. Sabrina Saunders on her achievement of the Master of Library and Information Sciences Degree (M.L.I.S.). Sabrina completed the requirements for the degree in April, and yesterday, June 20th, she walked across the stage at the University of Western Ontario Graduation Ceremony to receive her degree.
Dr. Saunders adds the M.L.I.S. degree to a Ph.D. in Theory & Policy Studies (University of Toronto), a Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education, a Master of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies, a Master of Science in Student Personnel Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology (Buffalo State University), a certificate in EXCEL: Managing Small Public Libraries (SOLS), a certificate in Advancing Public Library Leadership (SOLS/University of Waterloo) and a number of other certifications.
Dr. Saunders models professional development to all of her staff, and inspires us all in her pursuit of life-long learning.
This question is very common at this time of year particularly but is also important to remember during cold temperatures. There is a Provincial Law (Here is the link to the law: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90o36#BK34) in place, and it would be enforced by the Police (local toll-free 1-888-310-1122) or SPCA.
The nearest SPCA is in Barrie (705) 728-7311, but the Georgian Triangle Humane Society may be helpful in these situations (705) 445-5204. Although there is no related specific Town of the Blue Mountains By-law, our By-law officer has responded to calls about Animals in Distress as well. By-law can be reached at (519) 599-3131 ext 256.
Many people ask the question about whether or not they can break a vehicle window to rescue an animal if left in a car. Here is the answer from the Ontario SPCA https://ontariospca.ca/blog/5-commonly-asked-questions/
(Collingwood and The Blue Mountains, ON) The Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) partnered recently with the Simcoe/Muskoka District Health Unit, Kamikaze Bikes and the Healthy Kids Community Challenge to support the helmet/bike safety campaigns within area elementary schools.
Youths were instructed on Bicycle Safety Rules, Hand Signals, Helmet Safety and the importance of a properly fitting and safe bicycle. Kamikaze Bikes inspected the bicycles before the youths' were presented with an opportunity to try a skills testing course set-up outside the school. An important component of this school campaign is to also identify children in need of a new properly fitting helmet which were assessed during the school event.
Head injuries are a leading cause of serious injury and death to kids on bicycles. Even seemingly minor head injuries may cause permanent brain damage. A properly fitted and correctly worn bike helmet can cut the risk of serious head injury by up to 80 per cent (Parachute Canada)
Contact: PC Martin Hachey
Phone: (705) 445-4321http://www.opp.ca
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