Carrie Vanderstarre and Buttons joined the 27th Annual Lions Walk for Guide Dogs on Saturday. This was Carrie and Button’s first year participating. Team Buttons took on the 4k walk and raised $392.00. Lion Linda Curran welcomed walkers at the registration table.
Autism Home Base is hosting Durham Region’s watch party of the 7th Annual Canadian Autism Leadership Summit (CALS) on Wednesday, October 6, one of the largest autism related conferences in Canada. Fostering dynamic discussions, CALS2021 will continue advancing the development of a National Autism Strategy.
Community Care Durham celebrates Community Sup-port Month, which started October 1 and runs throughout October. Community support services are vital to the operations of Community Care Durham (CCD).
It’s National Newspaper Week! Thank you to our subscribers, to our advertisers, to everyone who picks up
a paper from time to time and to those who share their story. Local newspapers play an essential role in keeping communities informed, engaged, and thriving by delivering credible, authentic news and information that cannot be found anywhere else.
[I may be a bit biased] I think newspapers are the glue that keeps communities connected. They are crucial players in the local economies where they operate.
Why does original, local content matter? It allows Canadians from all walks of life to tell their stories and feel heard, while creating a sense of togetherness in communities. Independent reporting newspapers provide an essential public service.
Orono Crown Lands volunteers have improved the stairs from the rail bed (both sides) down to the creek. A rope railing and 20 new steps were added. Pictured is OCL volunteer James Piskovski.
Photo Submitted by John Windatt
Kent Farms offered pumpkins of every size, with lots of decorating ideas. There are a few to choose from if you have room.
Diane Higgs and Patricia Windatt encouraged shoppers to join the Bowmanville Garden club.
It was a bit damp but that didn’t stop Anne Delong and Mike Cole entertaining the market on Sunday. Beautiful harmonies brightened the day.
Balloon man Mark Verge created Mackenzie a pink octopus and Logan is waiting to see what that green thing will be.
Investigators are looking to identify a male suspect who defrauded an elderly resident of Pickering.
The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) was in sum, the total entirety of the force deployed overseas during World War One. Of 630,000 enlisted Canadians, 424,000 crossed the Atlantic as part of the CEF. While smaller support units existed within the CEF, the Canadian Corps which fought on the Western front was by far the largest.
Lion Linda Curran presented a donation from the Wilmot Creek Homeowners Association for $7550.00. Most of which came from a bottle drive, $250 was a cash donation. Lion Jim Barchard presents Linda Curran with the Lions International Foundation Melvin Jones Fellow award for all the work she has done for the Newcastle & District Lions Walk for Dog Guides.
Lion Jean Graham is pictured with Romeo, her 27th foster. Graham has been fostering puppies for the Dog Guides program for 29 years.
In October 2020 Alex met Stanley his Autism Assistance Support Dog. The Kendal Lions sponsored Stanley through the Lions Foundation of Canada (Dog Guides). After a year with Stanley, Alex fills me in on how Stanley helps him. “He helps me when I’m sad, he cheers me up. And when I’m scared, he comes on the bed with me. It was quite hard when I didn’t have him. It changed my whole life,” said Alex. “His hugs calm me down.” Alex’s father Scott says Stanley has made a big difference. “Just to see the calmness and how he reacts in a social gathering. He’s got more confidence. And just to see that bond.”