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Posted Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Nominations for the 2020 Mayor's Senior Volunteer Award are now open. The annual award recognizes Whitby seniors who have demonstrated outstanding and ongoing commitment to volunteerism in the community. To qualify, nominees must be a resident of Whitby, 55 years of age or older, and volunteer their time in any aspect of the community. Nominees are judged based on volunteering at multiple organizations, as well as the type of role and length of time they have spent volunteering. In light of CO...

Posted Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Summer camps, programming cancelledThe Town of Whitby has made the difficult decision to cancel all summer programming, including camps and swim classes. Events have also been cancelled up until the end of the summer, including the September 19, 2020 Harvest Festival. The decisions were made in consideration of the continued advice of provincial and public health officials that the practice of physical distancing must continue to help keep people safe and slow the spread of COVID-19. Here's wh...

Posted Wednesday, June 03, 2020

The Town of Whitby is seeking community feedback on its proposed Culture Plan vision and actions. Residents and businesses are encouraged to participate in a short online survey before Tuesday, June 23.   The draft Plan was developed based on the feedback of more than 1,000 residents and businesses. The plan’s purpose: to provide strategic direction over the next 10 years to help define, support and build the Town's arts and culture sector. It also aims to enhance Whitby’s existing ...

Posted Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Mayor Don Mitchell and Councillor Maleeha Shahid, on behalf of the Whitby Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee (DIAC), have issued the following statements: “As we reflect on recent events, we stand strong against anti-black, anti-indigenous and any form of racism. It has no place in our community or anywhere in the world. As a Council, we continue to work with DIAC and other members of our community to support a safe and inclusive town for all.” - Mayor Don Mitchell &ldquo...

Posted Monday, June 01, 2020

Free virtual activities encourage residents to get active this JuneJune is Recreation and Parks Month and the Town of Whitby is celebrating the occasion differently this year with free activites being offered virtually and through safe physical distancing. Starting today, the Town - in partnership with Parks and Recreation Ontario - will issue a weekly recreation bingo challenge with simple activities that can be completed outdoors or from the comfort of home. Each week, participants can comple...