b'THANK YOU TO OUR RESTAURANT PARTNERSIthas de nitelybeena Wing &for our mentors. Our Bigs report thatticularly in need of a consistent, de-PizzaNighteventlikenoother!the bond they form with their Littlevelopmentalrelationship.TheyalsoWhilewecouldnotgathertoen- is life changing for them as well. We have a wide range of interests. If you joysomedeliciousfoodtogether,haveLittleswaitingforamentorarepatient,kind,andactive,then ourcommunityhassupportedBigmatch and we know that our childrenwewouldverymuchliketohear Brothers Big Sisters of North Durhamand youth are looking for mentorsfrom you. And if you once struggled Region(BBBSND)fromtheirownwho share their lived-experience.because you too are on the spectrum, homes and with their families. EachWehaveseveralchildrenandwe especially want to hear from you.special purchased helps enable life- youth who are on the Autism Spec- If you have lived experience, you changing mentoring relationships intrumthathavebeenwaitingforacanhelpthechildren,youthand our community.mentor for some time. They have lov- familiesinourcommunity.Please BBBSND and Executive Director,ing, vibrant personalities and are par- contact us about becoming a mentor.MargaretAyeswanttothankourFor more information: outstandingcommunityfortheirnorthdurham.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or call 905-985-3733continued support of our local res-taurants. Because of you, we raised over $5000! THANKYOUtoouramazingENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVESrestaurantpartnersinPortPerry, Calendar of EventsUxbridgeandMapleLeafFoods. Each year your support makes thisAPRIL 18-25event possible and we cant wait toMAY 11 NATIONAL PITCH-IN WEEKbring back the event again in 2022.20 MINUTE MAKEOVER Last year even with COVID-Thisyear,BBBSNDwillbecel- 19,residentstookpart in Operation Clean Sweep.Encourage ebrating our 45th year of mentoringThe 20 Minute Makeover returns. your community to get out and help youngpeopleinNorthDurhamBusinesses, schools and residents takecleanupyourneighbourhood.We Region and are proud to be our com- just 20 minutes and clean up local areas.needyourhelp.Letusknowwhat munitysleadingchildandyouthProvincial Day of Action on Litter you are doing so we can thankyou. mentorshiporganization.ThroughFor more information, supplies (while ourvolunteermentors,theyhelpquantities last) and to register please ignitethepowerandpotentialofMAY 15 contact works@scugog.ca.COMPOST GIVEAWAY DAYyoung people in our community. TheTownshipofScugog Weknowtherearechildreninand the Region of Durham willbecoordinatingthisMAY 15our community who would bene tyearsCompostEvent,tobeheldonSEEDLINGS FOR WILDLIFE BROUGHT TO from a positive role model to talk toSaturday May 15, 2021 at the Boat LaunchYOU BY THE SCUGOG ENVIRONMENTAL and share life experiences with.IfParking Lot #8 on Old Rail Line. Again thisADVISORY COMMITTEE (SEAC)your child or youth could use someyear, residents will have the opportunity toSEAC will once again be in attendance pick up free compost as well as purchase additional support as they navigaterecycling bins, curb side compost bins,at Compost Giveaway Day with another throughlife,pleasegiveusacall. backyard composters and kitchen com- seedling giveaway.Childrenandyouthsriskscanbepost bins. Quantity will be limited. BringWhile supplies last!a shovel and container. A non-perishable reduced or avoided with the supportfood item for Operation Scugog would be of a mentor and we have wonderfulappreciated. Masks required. mentors ready to do just that.Big & Little relationships supportwww.scugog.cayouth, but are also greatly rewarding FOCUS - APRIL 202121'