A bench to mark suicide prevention

A park bench is donated to Peacekeeper’s Park in Angus, ON. Present for the ribbon cutting ceremony is (from left to right) Terry Dowdall, Essa Township Mayor, Barb Jacklin, Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council, Aleta Armstrong, Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council, Sandi Macdonald, Essa Township Deputy Mayor, Keith White, Ward One councillor, Essa Township, Bernadette Copeland, Chair of the Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council, Sheldon Walker, Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council and Christine Kelsey, Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council. Today in Canada 10 people will end their lives by suicide;…

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World Suicide Prevention Day—2018

September 10 has been designated as “World Suicide Prevention Day” with the theme of ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’. The theme highlights the need for collaboration in all sectors. Collectively we can all play a role in preventing suicide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) each year we lose approximately 800,000 people to suicide, which represents one person every 40 seconds. In Canada alone, we lose close to 11 people a day. When you double those numbers to include those who are making a suicidal attempt the numbers are…

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Bringing their faces into the light / Mettons leur visage en lumière

On the 10th anniversary of national Peacekeepers’ Day, hundreds gathered at Peacekeepers’ Park in Angus to express their sincere gratitude and remembrance of Canadian Peacekeepers both past and present. ‘Bringing their faces into the light,’ a sentiment echoed multiple times by former peacekeeper, Bob George, vice-president for the Central Ontario chapter of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping, during the often-emotional event. This message was in reflection of the new banners that adorned the pathway in the park, each one depicting and honouring the soldiers who perished…

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Attention all non-military community members …our doors are open to you!

Did you know that CFB (Canadian Forces Base) Borden has a number of offerings for non-military community members as well as military members? Every week, the Citoyen Borden Citizen will be featuring one of the many offerings Borden has for the community-all are welcome on Base to enjoy these top-notch facilities and events. For information on all of the programs and facilities available to surrounding community members please visit www.CAFConnection.ca and select “Borden” at the top left under “location”. You will then be taken to a website page that lists…

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Georgian students apply wig-making skills to help kids with cancer

Georgian College Hairstyling students are learning more than just how to transform a customer’s look – they’re learning how to add a little bit of joy to a child going through a difficult time in their young life. Students in Michelle Parliament’s hair additions class at the Barrie Campus are learning wig-making skills with a plan to donate the final products to young cancer patients. Parliament came up with the idea after following the struggles of a former co-worker whose young son was diagnosed with leukemia. “I don’t even think…

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Flag dedication at the Farewell Gardens Park

Members of the community gather around the newly dedicated flag at the Farewell Gardens park in Angus, Ontario. On Saturday 30 June 2018, a special flag dedication was held at the Farewell Gardens Park, located at the corner of County Road 10 and Mill Street. Those in attendence were the Angus Horticultural Society, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 499 Angus, Essa Historical Society,  Angus Lions and Lioness, “Artisan Streetscapes” owners Cindy and John Purtill, past Essa Mayor David Guergis, present Essa Councillors Sandi Macdonald, Keith White and Ron Henderson. It was…

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