Oakville North-Burlington Newsletter June 14, 2024



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“I had the pleasure of joining Extendicare Northridge Long Term Care staff and residents today to announce an investment by the Ontario government of $100,587 through the Local Priorities Fund.
 
Northridge is one of 3 homes in Oakville North-Burlington to receive funding this year. West Oak Village received $72,854 and AgeCare Glen Oaks received $65,205, for a total of $238,646 invested in our community.
 
Through the Local Priorities Fund, our government is continuing to ensure that seniors with complex care needs, like dementia and bariatric care are being well supported. Thank you to all the frontline care givers for your dedication and compassion in caring for seniors in our community.– MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos

Learn more:
 
https://effiempp.ca/ontario-making-long-term-care-investments-in-oakville-north-burlington/

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Supporting Oakville’s Special Olympics Athletes

I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Umer and Travis for hosting a wonderful fundraiser for the second year at Bâton Rouge Grillhouse & Bar in Oakville. Your generosity and dedication are truly appreciated. I also want to acknowledge James Montague for his outstanding organizational efforts, which made the event such a success.

We had an amazing turnout, and all the funds raised will go towards supporting Oakville’s Special Olympics Canada athletes. Your support means the world to our community and our athletes!

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Kicking off the Second Annual Coptic Egyptian Festival of Burlington.

I was thrilled to join the grand opening of the 2nd annual Coptic Egyptian Festival of Burlington. Queen Nefertiti graced us with her presence, bringing forth the sun to illuminate our day!

A huge thank you to His Grace Bishop Mina and Father Wadie from Archangel Raphael and Saint Marina Coptic Orthodox Church for inviting me to help kick off this vibrant 2-day celebration of culture and community.

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Celebrating Black Excellence in our Community

I was thrilled to attend for the second year the African-Caribbean Black Excellence Scholarship Awards hosted by the African Caribbean Council of Halton!

It was an honour to present the outstanding scholarship recipients with a certificate from the Ontario government. Jami, Femi, Oluwatoni, Adesewa, Lope, Zikora, Oluwatobi, Simi, Kofi, Cedranae and Samuel – your hard work and dedication are truly inspiring.

Proud to celebrate the achievements of these remarkable young leaders. Keep striving for excellence!

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St. Luke Palermo Turns 179!

I was honoured to join Reverend Wu and the St. Luke Palermo congregation in celebrating their incredible 179 years in the Palermo community at the annual Founders Day BBQ!  It was a wonderful day filled with delicious food, heartfelt fellowship, and a deep sense of community spirit. Here’s to many more years of shared memories and service!

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Joining in Celebration With Oakville’s Hindu Community

A heartfelt thank you to Manish and Niru for graciously welcoming me into their home for this remarkable gathering with the Hindu community. Being part of this event was a profound experience, and receiving blessings and Prasad from Shri Ram was truly a blessing.

Shri Ram’s values of compassion, respect, honesty, inclusion, courage, and dharma resonate deeply with Ontarians and serve as an inspiration to us all.

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Ontario Creating Pathways for Youth to Enter the Skilled Trades

Our government is investing over $4.7 million through the Skills Development Fund (SDF) in three Niagara Region-based projects that will provide free training to 2,318 workers and jobseekers that will prepare them for in-demand careers in the skilled trades.

This brings Ontario’s total investment in skills development and training through SDF to nearly $1.1 billion that supports the hiring, training, and retaining of youth in the skilled trades.

Learn more: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1004691/ontario-creating-pathways-for-youth-to-enter-the-skilled-trades


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Free Father’s Day Weekend Fishing!

Grab your rods and reels and make some unforgettable memories this Father’s Day weekend with free fishing in Ontario!
Learn more: Ontario.ca/freefishing   


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Seniors Month Events Hosted by MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos

During the month of June as we celebrate Seniors Month, I will be hosting two events for seniors in the coming weeks. These events will be an opportunity for seniors to hear about the ways in which our government is investing in, and supporting older adults, as they enjoy the golden years.

Our first event will take place on June 22nd, from 11:00am to 12:45pm at St Peter and St Paul Coptic Church, located at 1177 Invicta Dr, Oakville, ON L6H 4M1.

Our second event will take place on June 29th, from 10:00am-11:45am at St. Luke’s Palermo Anglican Church, located at 3114 Dundas St W, Oakville, ON L6M 4J3.

Stay tuned for more details about these events!

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FREE Canada Day Signs!

Oakville North-Burlington Residents,

Want to showcase your national pride this year for Canada Day? We’re handing out FREE Canada Day lawn signs!

Lawn signs will be available for curbside pickup from our office on:
 

  • Wednesday, June 19th between 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • Friday, June 21st between 4:00PM-5:00PM

We are located at the Palermo Medical Building at 2525 Old Bronte Road. Look for my Canada Day Signs and volunteers which will be located along Old Bronte Road, just south of Dundas.

If those dates don’t work for you – Monday June 24th to and including Thursday June 28th, please drop by my office to pick up your sign. We are in Unit 570 between 9AM-5PM.

Please email at effie.triantafilopoulos@pc.ola.org or call us at 905-825-2455 to let us know you’re on your way.

For seniors and others with limited mobility who may not be able to pick up a sign, we will deliver your sign to you. Please email or call us!
 

This Canada Day let’s showcase our community spirit
in Oakville North-Burlington!

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Oakville North-Burlington Spirit Awards

It’s truly an honour to shine a light on the dedicated volunteers who have contributed to making our community better. Thank you for your community spirit. If you would like to nominate a member of our community who has gone above and beyond to contribute to our community, please contact my office and let me know at Effie.triantafilopoulos@pc.ola.org

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