Thorn­hill gets set to tee off

Richmond Hill Post - - Neighbourh­ood News -

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.

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