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Oshawa calling on volunteers for next downtown clean-up

“…Oshawa residents, businesses and local organizations are encouraged to pitch in September 18 for the second of three scheduled clean-ups of the city’s downtown.

The first clean-up on August 14 was successful and city officials are hoping they can get an even bigger turnout this Saturday….”

Date of Article: September 15, 2021
Source: Insauga
Website: https://www.insauga.com/oshawa-calling-on-volunteers-for-next-downtown-clean-up/

Habitat for Humanity building new townhomes in Oshawa

“…Affordable housing is a challenge for any city.

Now the city of Oshawa is trying to tackle the issue, partnering with Habitat for Humanity GTA to build new 50 new townhouse units in the South end….”

Date of Article: August 20, 2021
Source: MSN
Website: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/other/habitat-for-humanity-building-new-townhomes-in-oshawa/ar-AANyraU

City looking to honour local volunteers

“…The City of Oshawa is looking to recognize local volunteers who contribute to community-based organizations.

Individuals must be nominated for recognition by their volunteer organization. Each organization can nominate two individuals annually….”

Date of Article: February 10, 2021
Source: The Oshawa Express
Website: http://oshawaexpress.ca/city-looking-to-honour-local-volunteers/

City of Oshawa looking for volunteers to help with diversity, equity and inclusion

“…The City of Oshawa is looking for people to join their newest consultative committee – the Community Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

The committee’s goal is to develop a community-driven model for supporting the implementation of the Diversity and Inclusion Plan….”

Date of Article: January 9, 2021
Source: Durham RadioNews.Com
Website: https://www.durhamradionews.com/archives/123780

Oshawa firefighters distribute food boxes to 100 local families

“…Partnering with Global Medic, Oshawa firefighters dropped of food boxes to 100 families in need.

Tiffany Wallace, a dispatcher with Oshawa Fire Services who helped organize the project, explains the food came from Toronto through a partnership with GlobalMedic and Hand Up Toronto….”

Author: Reka Szekely
Date of Article: July 27, 2020
Source: DurhamRegion.com
Website: https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/10123832-oshawa-firefighters-distribute-food-boxes-to-100-local-families/

Meet the volunteers sewing masks for hospitals and nursing homes

“…Teresa Shaver used to sew about once a week. Now she does it every day to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

The Oshawa, Ont., woman is one of the founding members and co-ordinators of Canada Sews, a volunteer organization that’s making homemade masks for Canadian health-care facilities and communities….”

Date of Article: April 1, 2020
Source: CBC News
Website: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.5516171/meet-the-volunteers-sewing-masks-for-hospitals-and-nursing-homes-1.5517786

A good time was had by over 6,500 at Whitby’s Hometown Hockey

“…They came by the thousands over this past weekend to celebrate hockey in Whitby.

Rogers Hometown Hockey, the travelling celebration of Canadian hockey that hits a town every weekend during the NHL hockey season, drew more than 6,500 residents, minor hockey players and members of the community to events at the Iroquois Park Sports Centre….”

Author: Tim Kelly
Date of Article: December 31, 2019
Source: DurhamRegion.com
Website: https://www.durhamregion.com/whatson-story/9792654-a-good-time-was-had-by-over-6-500-at-whitby-s-hometown-hockey/

Oshawa, Ont. business helps brighten the holidays for youth at The Refuge

“…Christmas is only sleeps away, and while the anticipation is building for many youth, it isn’t for all.

A couple of businesses decided to brighten the holidays for some of the children who need it most, as they prepared a meal and gave away hygiene items at The Refuge in Oshawa Monday….”

Author: Aaron Streck
Date of Article: December 23, 2019
Source: Global News
Website: https://globalnews.ca/news/6332304/oshawa-business-youth-the-refuge/

‘We’re meant to connect’: Oshawa, Ont. man counters holiday depression through volunteering

“…It may feel like the most wonderful time of the year for some, but for others, the holidays can be filled with loneliness and depression. But one Oshawa man has found a way to thwart those blues.

“Just another day,” said Kevin Owens, a volunteer at St. Vincent’s Kitchen….”

Author: Aaron Streck
Date of Article: December 20, 2019
Source: Global News
Website: https://globalnews.ca/news/6323804/oshawa-man-holiday-depression-volunteering/

New organization focused on tree planting, promoting sustainability

“…A newly created organization in Oshawa is looking to motivate residents to get involved in environmentally-friendly and sustainable activities.

Durham Trees For Life is the first Ontario-based chapter of The Global Foundation For Social Harmony and Sustainable Development (GFoundation)….”

Author: Dave Flaherty
Date of Article: December 20, 2019
Source: The Oshawa Express
Website: https://oshawaexpress.ca/new-organization-focused-on-tree-planting-promoting-sustainability/

My old man says when it’s time to be counted, the important thing is to be man enough to stand up.
Robert A. Heinlein, Between Planets