Author: Simcoe Review

Five area schools receive Healthy Schools certification

Students and staff at five Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools are celebrating after earning Healthy Schools certification from Ophea. Ophea is a not-for-profit organization that champions healthy, active living in schools and communities and leads the provincial Healthy Schools initiative. “I’m extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of the students and staff to take on this challenge and succeed,” says Superintendent of Education, Douglas Paul. “They have implemented new initiatives at their schools that will improve the health and well-being of their entire school community.” To be eligible for certification, the schools had to follow...

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Pastry chef serves up freshness and friendship

A visit to Auntie Jo’s is like visiting your favourite Grandmother, the one that is the best cook in the family. Joelle treats her customers as if they are part of her family. “My earliest memories in the kitchen are of making my parents breakfast in bed on the weekend, combining all kinds of ingredients to see what worked well together, and of course what my parents’ reactions would be.  But no matter what I put together and created, they always cleared their plates with a smile!” “As a teenager, I worked in many fast-food and casual dining restaurants learning...

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Hopsital hires child psychiatrist for new regional program

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) has achieved another major milestone in the development of its regional Child and Youth Mental Health program. Child psychiatrist Dr. Pappu Srinivasa Reddy will join the RVH team in early- September, just before the program launches. Dr. Reddy comes to RVH with significant clinical experience, having worked as a child psychiatrist at the integrated Kingston General and Hotel Dieu hospitals since 2014. Prior to that, he practised psychiatry in Wales and India. Dr. Reddy is also an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s University, where he oversees child psychiatry physician...

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Town opens new innovative park

The Town of New Tecumseth, with HBNG Holborn Group, officially opened and named Ruthven Park on May 29. Ruthven Park, located at 233 Church St. N. is an innovative park, designed by Landscape Planning, Landscape Architects and Town of New Tecumseth staff and developed by HBNG Holborn Group to fulfil the Town’s recreation needs. The park boasts a wide variety of features including playground structures, a junior level baseball field and accessible walking paths. “Ruthven Park raises the benchmark for quality outdoor recreation and green space development and encourages healthy, active living for New Tecumseth’s residents,” said New Tecumseth...

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Tim Hortons Camp Day

Tim Hortons Camp Day is the one day each year when every penny from coffee sales at Tim Hortons Restaurants is donated to the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. On Camp Day, when guests buy a coffee and participate in various fundraising activities, they will help send more than 14,000 kids on the camping adventure of a lifetime. Campers aged nine to 12 years attend a 10-day summer camp session or a seven-day winter camp session, at one of the Foundation’s six camps in Canada and the United States. Children are selected by Tim Hortons Restaurant owners who work closely...

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