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🚨 Nominate Whitby's Senior Heroes, Dive into Jerk Flavours, & Disney On Ice Magic - Catch the Highlights!

Issue #074

Issue #074 - February 12, 2024

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Recognize Whitby's Senior Heroes: Submit Your Nomination for the Mayor's Award

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Are you acquainted with a senior citizen from Whitby, aged 55 or above, who dedicates their time to volunteering? Someone who plays a pivotal role in organizing community gatherings or lends a hand to those in distress? It's time to recognize their selfless contributions!

Submit their nomination for the prestigious 2024 Mayor's Senior Volunteer Award! Don't miss the deadline: March 8 at 4:30 p.m.

For more details and to nominate, visit ➡️ Whitby's official website.

Experience Authentic Caribbean Flavours at Jus Convenience Jerk Stop in Whitby

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Jus Convenience Jerk Stop in Whitby is your destination for authentic Caribbean cuisine, offering everything from jerk chicken and pork to oxtail and curry dishes, as well as sandwiches and soup. Whether you're looking for a snack or a family dinner, visit us on Dundas Street East for top-quality meals. Try starting with our Chicken Soup, or choose from our popular mains like Jerk Chicken or Jerk Pork Meal. For a twist, sample our Jerk Poutine. Delivery and pickup available through SkipTheDishes. Discover your next favourite meal with us! Explore more at: jusconvenience.com.

Explore Whitby's Natural Beauty on the Scout Trail Along Pringle Creek

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The Scout Trail, a gift to the residents of Whitby, invites you to explore and cherish the distinct beauty found within a segment of the Pringle Creek valley lands. This tranquil path is more than just a route for leisurely walks amidst the town's hustle and bustle; it also serves as a platform for educational ventures and community service activities, benefiting both local Scouts and the wider Whitby community, including students from nearby schools.

Located centrally along Whitby's main thoroughfare, Brock Street (Hwy. 12), the trail is easily accessible. Simply head south beyond Taunton Road and Rossland Road, then make a left turn (east) onto Manning Road. Continue past Garden Street, then take a right (south) onto Ribblesdale Drive, where Pringle Creek Public School will be on your right. Follow the road to Bradley Drive, turn right (west), and go one block to reach Pringle Drive, where you turn right again (north). The entrance to the southern trailhead awaits on your left, leading down to Pringle Creek. Parking is available on Pringle Drive for those visiting by car. Read more.

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Embark on a Magical Journey with Disney On Ice: Where Dreams Come Alive

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Embark on a Magical Journey and Experience the Enchantment! Unveil the limitless power of dreams with Disney On Ice, a spectacle where beloved Disney tales unfold on ice with exceptional skating.

At the Tribute Communities Centre February 15-18, 2024

Durham College Volleyball Team Bows Out of OCAA Championship After Loss to St. Clair Saints

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The Durham College men's volleyball team was eliminated from the 2024 OCAA Men's Volleyball Championship after a challenging match against the St. Clair Saints. The Saints dominated early, winning the first set 25-14, and maintained their momentum to win the next two sets, 25-17 and 25-14, respectively. Despite a valiant effort from players like Tyler Jegen, Will Doucet, and Ben Rocheleau, the Lords were unable to overcome the Saints, marking the end of their season. Read more.

Durham Lords Clinch Victory Over Redeemer Royals, Secure Spot in OCAA Volleyball Quarter-Finals

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The Durham College women's volleyball team triumphed over the Redeemer Royals in the 2024 OCAA Women's Volleyball Championship qualifier, winning in straight sets. The Lords displayed resilience and teamwork, overcoming early deficits in the match to secure their victory. Standout performances from Aislinn Pedersen, Chelsea Oke, Amanda Larsen, Chanel Ethier, and Brooke Young highlighted the team's balanced attack. The win propels Durham into the quarter-finals, setting the stage for a clash against the St. Clair Saints in Windsor. Read more.

Ontario Tech Ridgebacks Overcome Lakehead Thunderwolves in Potential Playoff Preview

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The Ontario Tech men's basketball team secured an 85-79 win against the Lakehead Thunderwolves in a potential preview of their upcoming playoff debut. Despite falling behind in the first quarter, Ontario Tech's improved defense and standout performances from Keon Baker and Zubair Seyed turned the game around. The team's efficient shooting in the fourth quarter ensured their victory. The Ridgebacks now look forward to their final home games of the season against the Carleton Ravens and the Ottawa Gee-Gees, with their inaugural playoff game on the horizon. Read more.

What was the original use of the building now housing the Whitby Arts Incubator?

  • A) A grain mill

  • B) A railway station

  • C) A factory

  • D) A schoolhouse

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Correct Answer: C) A factory

The building currently used as the Whitby Arts Incubator was originally a factory, now repurposed to support local artists and cultural activities.