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June 9, 2015
- Village Voice
Grade 7 students from Great Lakes Public School at Sandalwood Park By Kristian Partington The Johnston Neighbourhood at The Village of Sandalwood Park is bustling with activity on this Tuesday morning in early June. The voices of young people and old alike mingle as Grade 7 pupils from Mrs. Ritu... Read more
June 4, 2015
- Village Voice
Make a Wish program at Tansley Woods takes flight By Kristian Partington The nearly full moon still lingers in the dawning sky as the sun creeps up over Kitchener this clear June morning, while from a trailer, a team of three unravel the fabric that will make a dream come true. Tansley Woods... Read more
June 3, 2015
- Village Voice
Pilot program at Erin Meadows a great success, say team members By Kristian Partington When the team at The Village of Erin Meadows in Mississauga first heard about the Java Mentorship Program, they knew there were residents in the village who could benefit from it. These are the residents who are... Read more
June 2, 2015
- Village Voice
Published resident finds inspiration in the people around her By Kristian Partington Margaret Santos has been writing poetry since she was a little girl in elementary school and now her poems can be found in two separate, recently published poetry collections. Margaret Santos, the Poet from Erin... Read more
May 28, 2015
- Village Voice
‘Lunch is on me today’ he says, as he pays the $500 tab By Kristian Partington His name was Ian. That’s all Jennifer Gould really knows about the man who moved her to tears on what was just another day picking up food for the Diner’s Club at The Village of Sandalwood Park in Brampton, where she’s... Read more
May 26, 2015
- Village Voice
Three Rec. and Leisure Studies students discuss their time at Winston Park By Kristian Partington On an early-April afternoon around the large table in the community centre at The Village of Winston Park, 10 Conestoga College students are celebrating the end of their placement. They’re the largest... Read more
May 21, 2015
- Village Voice
Regular ‘socials’ bring neighbours, families and team members together By Kristian Partington When you speak with Veronica Pettifer, she instantly seems like the type of person who would welcome a new family moving into her neighbourhood with a fresh-baked pie and a basket of homemade jams. Team... Read more
May 20, 2015
- In the News
The Toronto Star By: Jesse McLean nvestigative News reporter, David Bruser News Reporter, Published on Wed May 20 2015 Blue and brilliant, Mary Bishop’s eyes glistened with a liveliness that prompted one of her daughter’s to call her “my beauty queen.” “Mom’s eyes told everything,” said Benny Smith... Read more
May 19, 2015
- Village Voice
The Story of Tamara and Roy By Kristian Partington As Roy Warren shares the story of his wife Tamara’s history, he gently lays his hand atop her foot while she rests quietly in her room at the Village of Winston Park. His hand never moves through the half-hour conversation, a gentle reminder that... Read more
May 14, 2015
- Village Voice
‘We think of our villages as villages, but we really are a family,’ says Chris Poos “It hit me hard,” says Chris Poos when he thinks back to the morning in early April when he was told his friend, Ty Bakti, would likely not live through the day. They’d seen each other the evening before, and things... Read more