Thornhill gets set to tee off
The Thornhill Golf and Country Club will be busy hosting the Canadian junior women’s event from July 28 to Aug. 1.
It’s the first time the near-century-old club has hosted the prestigious tournament. There will be 156 players under the age of 18 coming from across the globe to compete in the tournament. Local Divya Chawla, a regular at the Thornhill Golf and Country Club, will be participating. The winner of the event will receive a guaranteed pass to next year’s Canadian women’s amateur championships.
A new initiative in Richmond Hill is proving popular with local seniors. The recently launched Dunlop Community Garden, started by the York Region Healthy Aging Working Group in partnership with Housing York, Seeds for Change and York Region Food Network, saw the creation of a community vegetable garden at the Dunlop Pines seniors’ apartments near Yonge Street and Crosby Avenue. The garden will not only help encourage healthy lifestyles and eating locally, but will create a bright social atmosphere for seniors. Seeds for Change has been implementing lots all over the province, and community members hope that there will be more in the region to come.
There’s a new park in Richmond Hill: Mary Dawson Park, located in Don Head Village, near Bathurst Street and Major Mackenzie Drive West.
The park, which features sports fields and a beautiful new playground, is named after Mary Dawson, a prolific local writer who became known as a go-to historian for the town. The grand opening celebration took place July 16.