Author: Simcoe Review

Hike for Hospice a success

Matthews House Hospice annual “Hike for Hospice” was a success this year, surpassing the set goal of $100,000. Thirty-three teams – more than 300 hikers – participated with many wearing t-shirts or dressing in themes to honour their loved ones. The Unsung Heroes team for raised close to $10,000 – the most by a team – and Glen Kindree raised the most as an individual – more than $3,000. Hike for Matthews House Hospice, now in its seventh year, is the organizations’ first big fundraiser of the year. Its followed by the annual golf tournament on Sept. 12 and the...

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Georgian’s practical nursing graduates pass registration examination in high numbers

Nurses are the backbone of any health care system and Georgian’s practical nursing graduates have shown they are fully prepared with the knowledge and skills to start their professional careers. Recent graduates from the program, at both the Barrie and Owen Sound campuses, did very well on the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination with 92 per cent passing from Owen Sound and 90 per cent from Barrie. In order to become a registered practical nurse in Ontario, you must successfully complete the exam. The national test measures the competencies required of nurses at the beginning of their nursing career....

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Justice George Patrick Smith named Bora Laskin Faculty of Law interim dean

Justice George Patrick Smith has been named as the Lakehead University Bora Laskin Faculty of Law interim dean. A resident of Thunder Bay, Smith is recognized for his judicial expertise and understanding of Canadian Indigenous and Aboriginal issues. He has longstanding connections and respect among local, provincial and national Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal legal communities. In addition, he is the author of important publications on Aboriginal and Indigenous Law in Canada for the judiciary and has decades of involvement in legal and judicial education on a variety of subjects. “The success of our students is our priority,” said Dr. Barnett, Lakehead...

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National Garage Sale for Shelter

On May 12, close to seventy Royal LePage offices and other community locations across Canada will be transformed into a destination for bargain hunters with the return of the National Garage Sale for Shelter. Now in its tenth year, the Mother’s Day weekend event is in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation – an organization committed to supporting women’s shelters and ending domestic violence in Canada. Since 2009, the garage sale event has raised close to $3 million in support of women’s shelters across the country. The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation also funds educational programs aimed at helping teenagers develop healthy relationships which should reduce the incidence...

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RVH hosts a PARTY

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), in partnership with Barrie Police Service and County of Simcoe Paramedic Service, has launched the Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth (PARTY) program, targeted at 16 and 17-year-old students. “The PARTY program is a tremendous opportunity to help students understand how the decisions they make can impact the rest of their lives,” says Janice Skot, RVH president and CEO. “We want them to take the information back to their peers and to share the valuable lessons they learned. If we can impact one young person’s life through this program, then it’s more...

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