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Community Page

This PUBLIC PAGE is accessible to individuals from inside and outside the community.

Residents of the Community can post information they'd like to share with the community here by contacting the Clubhouse office. These notices are available to anyone that visits the Garth Trails website.

Garth Trails did it AGAIN!

The Garth Trails neighbourhood donated 4,731 pounds of food and non-perishable items to The Good Shepherd. This is our best year yet.

 

Thank you to all who donated so generously. Your contributions will make a real difference for hundreds of families this holiday season and into the new year.

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The Garth Trails neighbourhood donated 4,731 pounds of food and non-perishable items to The Good Shepherd. This is our best year yet.

 

Thank you to all who donated so generously. Your contributions will make a real difference for hundreds of families this holiday season and into the new year.

None of this is possible without the help of a large number of volunteers.  

The Birthday Girls wish to acknowledge and thank our team of volunteers:

 

Mary-Ann Fallis              Carol Sekleski         David Harvey           Eileen Harvey

Ed Quigg                         Bill Sullivan             Jackie French          Mac MacKinnon

Lynda Debecki                Ray Ball                  Kelly West                 Mike Wakefield

Paul Miersch                    Doris Leak              Marnie Barlow          Robin Wilkie         

Ron Zinkewich                Jean Bethune         George Mowbray     Mike Blezius

Ron Merpaw                    Dennis Phillips        Pete Seleni               Donna Muslake

Elizabeth Dunfield           Eleanor Freeborn

 

All the Best to Everyone this Holiday Season

 

Judy Prior – Kathy White – Cynthia Coulos

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A Wonderful Pre- Christmas Outing at Casa Loma

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Day Trippers Presents

Thursday, December 7th, take part in the holiday magic at Casa Loma . It will host a wide range of activities and thrilling performances that are sure to be fun for the whole family. You will be surrounded by holiday magic throughout the castle which will be resplendent with holiday décor, including a 40ft tall tree in the Great Hall.

Shopping at the Famous St. Lawrence Market in Downtown Toronto. Enjoy a 3-course hot meal plated lunch at the Wonderful Hot House Café. Served at your table, with choice of salad, choice of three hot entrees from your menu, and lemon cream cake for dessert.

Cost per person $130. Cheque made out to Maxima Tours.
Experience also includes admission to Casa Loma all lit up for Christmas and treats and prize give-a-ways en-route home. Bus leaves from The Villages of Glancaster Clubhouse parking lot at 9:00am
For further information call Mary Griffiths 289-442-3491

TC Energy

TC Energy is the company that maintains and operates natural gas pipelines (TransCanada Pipelines). This is a community awareness publication intended to provide information to individuals that live and/or work near a pipeline.

 

You may have noticed a brochure in your mailbox in the last week from TC Energy, but representatives are also currently going door-to-door in the Hamilton area to hand-deliver brochures. They do not have any paperwork that require a signature or any account that needs to be created: they are just sharing important information that they are required to share with the Garth Trails community.

 

The brochure they are sharing is an informative package with details about living near a pipeline (including who to call for emergencies, what can and can't be done in the area, as well as how to identify a leak etc). A picture of the front cover of the informative brochure from TC Energy has been included with this post. 

There are federal mandates that dictate pipeline notices be distributed individually to a set ratio of each community, which is why some may receive this brochure by email and others in person. The mandate requires this to be communicated every few years as well as before any work is to happen nearby. There is no work planned.

If ever you are unsure about a notice or contact you've received (including door-to-door, phone calls, and emails), it is advised to contact the company directly using a phone number not provided to you by the contact you are concerned about. If at any time someone becomes aggressive with you or you feel unsafe, please contact Hamilton Police.

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Neighbour 2 Neighbour Food Drive

It is so crucial to help those in need even more-so now than before. With the rising costs of food, many local shelters are noting that there is a higher need for non-perishable food items and toiletries - with the highest proportion of Hamilton residents using food banks than ever before.

Again this year a group of mystery volunteers will be running a food drive to support Neighbour 2 Neighbour food banks in Hamilton. There will be boxes in the lobby at the Clubhouse for the month of December (beginning after the December Girls Food Drive), and volunteers will bring donations over throughout the month as needed. More information will be sent out from the Clubhouse.

 

Garth Trails has always been a generous and caring community, with so many ready to help at the drop of a hat. We thank you for your support - all donations to both this Neighbour 2 Neighbour drive and the Good Shepherd drive will be certain to help local Hamilton families this holiday season.

Good Shepherd Food Line

Occasional volunteers are needed for the Good Shepherd food line on Mary Street. The  Margaret Mary group volunteers on the food line every Friday from 3pm to 5 pm. Our number of volunteers is dwindling and we need occasional volunteers to assist.  For more information contact Helen Szydlowski at 905 679 6768.

Avon Booklets

There are Avon booklets available in the Clubhouse Lobby inside the table drawer near the MPR room. 

Wildlife in the Community: Foxes

There have been reports of fox sightings around the community. It's important that residents are mindful and aware of the various wildlife that live in the green spaces that surround this community, as well as to take some precautions to keep yourself and your small pets safe.

Here are some important things to remember to avoid attracting foxes:

  • When a food source is available, they will stay in the area. Therefore, do not leave food out (i.e., dog/cat food, birdseed, garbage). It is important not to feed wildlife

  • This is the time of the year they will be looking for a place to build their den in order to have a litter. Thus, look around your property to make sure there is no place they can enter such as openings (slots/holes) in the raised decks. If you notice any openings, you should block the entrance. 

  • If the fox is being a nuisance, hit pots and pans and they should run away.

Please note: if humans build a relationship with a fox and the fox is captured by the appropriate authorities, the fox can no longer be rehabilitated back to the wild because they lose their fear of humans and they will then have to euthanized.

Please avoid all interactions with foxes.

Wildlife in the Community: Coyotes

There have been reports of coyote sightings around the community. It's important that residents are mindful and aware of the various wildlife that live in the green spaces that surround this community, as well as to take some precautions to keep yourself and your small pets safe.

Here are some precautions you can take to avoid attracting coyotes:

  • avoid letting your small pets outside unattended.

  • avoid walking after dark or in the early morning hours.

  • avoid feeding your pets outside as this can attract wildlife.

  • use a non-retractable leash when walking.

  • attach keys or another noise generating item to your person for your walk so your presence is known.

Here are some tips to keep in mind if you come across a coyote on your walk:

  • never approach or touch a wild animal.

  • do not turn your back or run from a wild animal.

  • back away from the animal while remaining calm.

  • stand tall, wave and clap your hands, and make lots of noise.

  • carry a flashlight at night.

  • consider a personal audible alarm which can deter a coyote.

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