Thank you to all of the residents that donated broken phones. The folks at the special needs group home are ecstatic that they have a phone to carry around with them!
- Pat and Dave
A special Concert Event is being hosted at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum on Sunday May 29th at 7:00pm.
The Dundas Valley Orchestra and the Burlington Concert Band have a fabulous program of familiar music to celebrate our heroes from the past and present. Funds raised go to support the Burlington Food Bank.
If you're interested in purchasing tickets ($15 each) or would like more information, please visit the Dundas Valley Orchestra website.
Found: Blue Box
Attention Oakhampton Trail residents:
If someone is missing a blue box you can check at 78 or 80 Oakhampton Trail. We have an extra one that we think got blown our way!
78 Oakhampton Trail
A resident here is missing their jacket. They wore it to the Evening of Entertainment this past Saturday, but at the end of the evening noticed that theirs was missing. Another similar jacket was left hanging in the coatroom after the event, and it seems someone mistakenly took home the wrong jacket (the two are very similar).
The coat/jacket is a black leather bomber style jacket, size large.
If you think you may have taken the wrong jacket, please call Pat or Jim at: 905-679-6927 and they will be happy to swap back.
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.
Your Garth Trails Social Committee would like to resume our tradition of welcoming New Residents. We will be having a meet and greet in the near future and we need you to do one thing. Please register as a New Resident at the Clubhouse providing them with your name, address, phone number and email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once you are registered we will know that you are eligible to attend our New Resident Party. You will also be included on the distribution list to receive emails from the Clubhouse outlining the re-opening of the facilities and future classes and special events.
We will contact you in early August to provide you with a date and time. This is a fun event with drinks and snacks and a chance to meet new people.
If you know of other New Residents please pass along this information to them. Anyone who moved here in 2021 - 2022 is eligible to attend.
We’re looking forward to meeting you and introducing you to our Committee and the plans we are making for 2022.
Here's a blurb that will come to individual homes, and take their items for recycling, away for free.
With all the changes going on here, this could save peoples trips to the recycling dump, and maybe get things moved out sooner than later.
- A Fellow Garth Trails Resident