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Mayor for a Day

June 2024

Congratulations to Mayor William for his successful application to become DW’s first Student Mayor for a Day!  His day included a meeting with DW Volunteers to discuss residents’ concerns regarding development at the Hillcrest Mall location. On the topic of waste management, Mayor William shared information regarding the city’s program to replace damaged recycling bins as well as the availability of blue bins with lids. 

Mayor David West's Maple Syrup Festival 2024

April 2024

The Mayor’s Maple Syrup Festival is a fabulous and tasty way to welcome spring to Richmond Hill. Community events like this depend on the gift of time from many people. DW Community Volunteers helped to prepare the venue and to execute the logistics at the event. 

Coldest Night of the Year

February 2024

This was our second year walking with the mayor in support of Blue Door. Their efforts in the community to support people at risk or experiencing homelessness is inspiring. See you again, next year!

Gift Wrapping with
Community & Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS)

December 2023

CHATS was the charity selected by Hillcrest Mall to benefit from the proceeds of gift wrapping in 2023. Our team stepped up and filled many shifts for CHATS. This is a really fun way to catch up with each other and contribute to the community. Happy Holidays!!!

Dessert with David

November 2023

To mark the 1st anniversary of the David West Community Volunteers, we gathered at the Legion for some sweet treats and conversation. David reviewed 2023 progress and challenges faced by the city and answered all our questions.

St John Ambulance CPR Clinic

November 2023

In recognition of CPR Month, St John Ambulance held a free safety clinic for residents of Richmond Hill. Our volunteers assisted and participated in this amazing gift of community safety.

Spoofs & Scams
with Constable Brown, York Regional Police, Community Services

September 2023

This DW Community event featured a conversation with Constable Brown of the York Regional Police. She shared valuable insights into the methods used by fraudsters to manipulate people out of their hard earned savings. Knowledge is powerful. Please share the recording of Constable Brown’s presentation with your friends and family. Thank you to our guests for their Food Bank donations. Watch the recording.
We are very grateful to these local businesses and services whose sponsorship made this event possible: Chartwell Oak Ridges, CHATS, Cherniak Law, Hear Canada, Kathy Aneziris, Red Hornets Basketball, Richmond Hill Fire & Emergency Services, Ruth Plumb Portraits, and Team Zohari Real Estate.

Terry Fox Run

September 2023

43 years and counting! The annual Terry Fox Run has become a tradition for many in our community. This amazing event is organized by volunteers. The DW Community Volunteers were honoured to play a small part this year.

Ward 5 Music Festival

July 2023

DW Community Volunteers supported this community by helping out at this community event celebrating music and summer fun. 

Yellow Brick House (YBH)

June 2023

YBH provides life-saving services and prevention programs to individuals, families and communities impacted by violence. DW Community Volunteers put their furniture assembly skills to work putting together bookshelves and cabinets for the shelter.

Cover Your Asset$, Wills & Estate Planning with Les Kotzer

May 2023

This event was the inspiration of one of our volunteers. Les 
did a great job explaining the importance of Powers of Attorney and a well worded Will. His story telling style was relatable and emphasized some of the unintended consequences faced by loved ones if we are not properly prepared. Thank you to all our guests for the food bank donations. Watch the recording.
We are very grateful to these local business and clubs whose sponsorship made this event possible: CIBC, Curtain Club, Delmanor (also provided desserts for everyone!), Marshall Funeral Home, Gordon Wood Optical, Hear CANADA, Lawn Bowling Club, PARS Medical Pharmacy, RH Philharmonic Orchestra, RH Parks & Rec, Sunlife and Team Zohari Real Estate.

Mayor David West's Maple Syrup Festival

April 2023

DW Community Volunteers participated in both the planning and execution of this fun event in celebration of spring, maple syrup and pancakes.

Coldest Night of the Year

February 2023

DW Community Volunteers joined the mayor for a cold evening walk to raise funds in support of Blue Door, whose mission is to support those in our community at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

MacKenzie Health Foundation

December 2022

MacKenzie Health Foundation. Teams of DW Community Volunteers took shifts wrapping holiday gifts at Hillcrest Mall to raise funds for Mental Health. This was a fun way to enjoy the season of good cheer and get great gift ideas!