b'Oak RidgesDurham Region raises new, Hospice permanent, Mississaugas (from Facebook, July 6) of Scugog Island First Nationag at Regional HQOak Ridges Hospice of Durham Ltd.July 6 at 8:30 a.m.Thank you so much to every one who participated in and/or donated to the 2021 Hike for Hospice, held on Sunday June 6! Your generosity has led to the most successful event to date! Last week the donation page closed and we are so pleased to share that we have received $59,368 to support client care at Oak Ridges Hospice!Its so incredibly heartwarming to watch this community come together in support of caring for individuals at end of life. We are so grateful and we can tell you that we seerst hand how your support makes a tremendous impact on our residents and their loved ones. Chief Kelly LaRocca of Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, with Regional Chair and CEO of Durham Region, John One resident recently told us, I was alone,Henry, during the of cial permanentag raising on June 21.unhappy, in my apartment and I was dying. Im notOnMondayJune21,thefollowingstatementwas alone anymore and I am happy. Now I am livingissuedonbehalfofJohnHenry,RegionalChairand every day to the fullest. Thank you.Chief Executive Ocer for The Regional Municipality of We wouldnt be able to offer this support withoutDurham: every single person who participated or donated. Thanks to you, our residents are able to live outItiswithgreathonourthatIacknowledgeIndigenous theirnal days with compassionate care, dignityPeoples Day in Durham Region. A reminder to all of us to take and respect. Thank you! a moment; to show respect for the heritage, diverse cultures and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Mtis peoples. To We also want to say a special thank you to ourre ect upon their outstanding achievements, signi cant com-amazing volunteer committee who help make thismunity contributions, and collective challenges.event possible: Lindsay Healey, Ann Burkholder,We are proud to stand with Indigenous communities. As a Tish Menzies, and Brooklyn Burger-Jacobs. sign of respect, and in recognition of the community and lands on which we reside, today the Region unveiled a permanent home for the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nationag at Regional Headquarters.SUMMER MARKET IS STRONG AND WE NEED LISTINGS!!Need to clear out your home? Use Betty Jane Short to sell your home and your first bin is on us!Success without integrity means nothing! FREEbin with signed listing agreement.Betty Jane (B.J.) ShortSales RepresentativeRe/Max All-Stars Realty Inc.905-985-4427 905-261-8992905-260-2261 www.bjshort.comNot intended to solicit properties already for sale.FOCUS - AUGUST 202121'