FOCUS -FEBRUARY 2018 15 Chartered Professional Accountant Chartered Professional Accountant Chartered Professional Accountant Garett Hazelwood, CPA, CGA 119 Perry Street, Unit 3, Port Perry 905.985.7171 • Services: Personal, Business, Agriculture, Estate & Corporate Tax, Accounting Services including Payroll We are looking forward to serving all our clients in downtown Port Perry. Tax planning made simple. Garett Hazelwood Garett Hazelwood Evening hours available by appointment. WE PREPARE ALL TYPES OF RETURNS SIMPLE? COMPLICATED? WE’RE HERE TO HELP. Accurate and affordable, our tax services will help you get the most money back. Our Tax Experts are trained annually in all types of tax complexities: • Basic Returns • Student Returns • RRSPs • Capital Gains • Rental Income • Self-Employed & GST returns • Deceased & Trust For more info, visit an H&R Block location near you. HRBLOCK.CA I 1-800-HRBLOCK (472-5625) 174 Perry Street, Port Perry 905-985-9803 INVESTMENT TIP First time homebuyers! Do you want to accelerate and maximize your down payment savings? Making an RSP contribution by March 1 can reduce your taxes payable and help put more money in your pocket to make homeownership a reality*! Contact me to find out if this program is for you. (*rules and regulations apply.) Dayna Ballagh, Financial Advisor 705-761-1409 WHY HIRE A TAX SERVICE? Over half of Canadian tax filers use paid services to file their tax returns. Most people aren’t aware of some of the changes that take place in the rules and regulations. Hiring a good tax service to file your returns not only saves you time, they also help you save money by pointing out any deductions you missed. FAMILY DAY FREE ACTIVITIES Monday February 19 at 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Scugog Shores Heritage Centre and Archives will be open on Family Day with hands-on activities and story times happening all day. Come and visit our exhibit Scugog’s First Peoples: A Living History to learn about life for the local First Nations and early settlers, and our textiles exhibit Threadworks 2016 Flashback, on loan from the Wellington County Museum & Archive. Free admission and 50% off some gift shop items. (second floor) FAMILY DAY FREE ACTIVITIES Monday February 19 at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Activities to be held at the Scugog Recreation Centre include Zoo to You from 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. with a variety of animals on hand. Smile Group Canada will be performing a 40-minute bubble show from 11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. There will also be face painting, cookie decorat- ing, jumping castle, crafts, games and more. (main floor) SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES Jodi Aoki Sunday February 25 at 1 p.m. Jodi Aoki is editor of Revisiting “Our Forest Home”: The Immigrant Letters of Frances Stewart (Dundurn 2011). Ms. Aoki is an archivist at Trent University in Peterborough and has a Master’s Degree in Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies. Jodi first became interested in the Upper Canadian Irish immigrant Frances Stewart, while working with Stewart’s letters in the university archives. Jodi’s paper is about Frances Stewart and her immi- grant life in the Peterborough region. Settling initially in Cobourg in 1822, Frances and her husband Tom and their three daughters moved the following year to Douro Township, not far from the present day site of Trent University. Admission is $10 per person. Scugog Shores Heritage Centre & Archives, 1655 Reach St., Port Perry. For more information, contact Shannon at or 905-985-8698 ext. 103. (second floor) Location: All events will be held at 1655 Reach St., Port Perry SCUGOG SHORES MUSEUMS & SCUGOG RECREATION february happenings Our upcoming March exhibit is Egypt: ‘Gift of the Nile’ (travelling exhibit for Royal Ontario Museum), March 7 thru May 18.