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Places to Live: Brooklin
Linda White, Special to Postmedia Network, Toronto Sun
It’s home to one of the longest-running agricultural fairs in Ontario and though the Village of Brooklin is no longer the farming community it once was, residents look forward to the fair’s truck and tractor pull, pie eating contest, nail driving and log sawing competition and other must-watch events, including beef, goat and sheep shows.The fair was a one-day event when it was first held in 1911. Today, it’s a four-day affair, held the first weekend in June. The hum of the midway and demolition derby echoes throughout the streets of this once-sleepy village, where attending the fair without parents is a rite of passage for most kids.
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Paul Wallis Hope & Leadership Award 2016
Group 74 was proud to present the 2016 Paul Wallis Hope & Leadership Award to Jordan Lackner at the Celebrating Youth Awards on November 8, 2016. Jordan's passion for social issues and helping in her community has led her to volunteer over 200 hours to various initiatives. Jordan interviewed youth across the community and created a video that was submitted as part of the Play Works Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program. Her contribution helped the Town of Whitby maintain its Platinum Youth Friendly status. A competitive cheerleader, Jordan volunteers as a Coach-in-Training, inspiring younger girls. Jordan is a part of the Leadership Team at school where she helps plan and run school events and is training to be a Peer Leader. She attends camps to learn about issues facing Native Canadians and global issues and hopes to become a Chaplain in the future. Jordan's passion and commitment to her community embodies the principles of the Paul Wallis Hope & Leadership Award. Congratulations Jordan and best wishes for your bright future.
Paul Wallis Hope & Leadership Award 2015
Group 74 was proud to present the 2015 Paul Wallis Hope & Leadership Award to Lillian Ruck. Her brother Cameron (shown in photo), and family were proud to attend the special evening where our outstanding youth in the community were honoured. Lilli has joined Group 74 and we are thrilled to have her as a member. Her energy, passion and leadership are strong qualities that she brings to everything she does in our community. We have watched Lilli over the last few years really grow and she has even opened up a small business that helps her share her creativity. Watch for her booth at our annual Summer Artfest in July!
Congratulations Lilli! Your future looks bright & busy!
Power Up the Sled!
Group 74 is proud to help support Liam Mulcahy follow his cycling dream!
Meet Brooklin's Team Canada Junior athlete Liam Mulcahy. 17 year old Liam will be representing Canada as part of Cycling Canada's Junior Cyclo-cross team in a World Cup and World Championships in early 2015.
Remembrance Day 2014
Lauren Patton laid the wreath on behalf of all Group 74 members at this year's poignant ceremony. It was an especially moving tribute and the turn out was incredible. All to remember and honour our troops - past, present and future.
Fairview Lodge Donation
Group 74 was saddened to hear about the fire at Fairview Lodge. Here one of our members, Lauren Patton, presented a donation of $250.00 on behalf of our community and also collected a variety of toiletries for the seniors.
Group 74 is proud to partner with the Whitby Public Library - Brooklin Branch to co-host a Citizenship Ceremony. We look forward to welcoming new Canadian Citizens from around the world on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm at the Brooklin Community Centre & Library.
Grandview Children's Centre & Precious Minds Cheque Presentation
Group 74 was pleased to present on behalf of our community, a donation of $500.00 each to our two Harvest Festival charities - Grandview Children's Centre and Precious Minds. We hope that these donations can assist both charities to do the important work they do with children.