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Oct 4

Georgina Fire and Rescue Services is joining forces with the Office of the Fire Marshal and the National Fire Protection Association, the official sponsor, to promote Fire Prevention Week. It runs from Oct. 6 to 12 and the theme this year is – Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practise your escape.

In Canada, most fire deaths occur in the home, where people believe they are the safest. Canadian fire departments respond to roughly 25,600 structure fires per year. In 2015, these fires caused more than 1,400 injuries and almost 200 deaths.

Oct 4

The Town of Georgina has parents covered. 

In anticipation of the pending strike by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) on Monday, Oct. 7 across the province, the Town of Georgina will be offering a Variety Camp at the Georgina Gym from Monday, Oct. 7 to Friday, Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

Register online at georgina.ca/recreation or by phone at 905-722-1429.

Oct 3

The Town of Georgina is reviewing the Keswick Secondary Plan. The goal is to update the plan to reflect changes to provincial and regional policy and to support the development of a vibrant and thriving community where residents can live, work and play.

Oct 3

This is the season to get cozy. Enjoy curling up by the fire with a good book, a long walk in the crisp autumn air, and digging into some warm apple pie. 

There are many family-friendly activities to enjoy this holiday, but before making any plans, be sure to check our facility closures. The Georgina Civic Centre and all Town facilities will be closed on Monday, Oct. 14, reopening for regular business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 15. This includes:

Sep 25

Applications are open now for the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF). The application deadline is Nov. 1, 2019.

The Town of Georgina is committed to assisting local individuals, community groups and organizations with their fundraising needs. The Town has established the Georgina Community Initiatives Fund, which is funded through the Annual Georgina Charity Golf Classic.

How to apply:

Sep 23

The final 2019 property tax bill was mailed in June. The final instalment is due Sept. 26.

Payments can be made by monthly pre-authorized payment, telephone/internet banking at any bank, or in person by cash, cheque or debit at the Civic Centre.

For more information, see the brochure below, call 905-476-4301 or visit the Taxes webpage on the website.

 

Sep 19

The Town of Georgina, together with YorkNet, is holding information sessions to provide an overview of YorkNet’s role in implementing the Connect to Innovate (CTI) Program. Connect to Innovate is a Government of Canada Program to bring high-speed internet to rural and remote communities in Canada. Residents will have the opportunity to speak with internet service providers about connectivity opportunities.  

Join us at the following sessions to learn more:

Tuesday, Oct. 15, Udora Community Hall, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, the ROC, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sep 11

Get ready for Bag Tag Exemption Week. Throughout the week of Sept. 16 to 19, Georgina residents are allowed to put five bags, items or containers untagged out for collection.

Large articles (household non-recyclables) are included. Items such as refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, hot water tanks are not included.

Sep 10

Do you have any old electronics you need to get rid? Not sure what to do with them? Stop by the Electronics eWaste Event at the Georgina Ice Palace on Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come by to recycle your old electronics you no longer need for free. Make sure to remove all batteries/packaging before delivering your items for disposal.

For more information visit georgina.ca/events.

Sep 10

Georgina Fire and Rescue Services is joining forces with the Office of the Fire Marshal and the National Fire Protection Association, the official sponsor, to promote Fire Prevention Week. It runs from Oct. 6 to 12 and the theme this year is – Not every hero wears a cape. Plan and practise your escape.

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