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April 13, 2017: Hampton Iona Community Group AGM; Save the date – May 4th.

April 13, 2017: Hampton Iona Community Group AGM;
Save the date – May 4th.

By Lorne Cutler.

Since our last annual general meeting (AGM), Hampton Iona Community Group (HICG) has been very active throughout the neighbourhood and working with the Federation of Citizens’ Associations (FCA) to address common community issues.

As always, we are pleased to be able to operate our community rink in Iona Park and hold our annual winter carnival. This year also saw our park getting a new (used) trailer. While not apparent in the winter, a group of neighbours also started to plant flowers around the new trailer and we hope to enhance this new garden in 2017.

In Fall 2015, one of our best attended all-candidates debates for the federal election was organized by a team led by Judith Shane and moderated by Amanda Pfeiffer of CBC.

I would like to thank our dedicated board members who have served our community well over the past 18 months: Marg Hillier, Jen Stelzer, Dan Pascoli, Ken Hoffman, Grant McSheffrey, Judith Shane, Mira Svoboda, Joey Drouin and Ian Thomson. We wish to especially acknowledge Jen, Dan and Marg who are stepping down after several years of service to our community.

With several members stepping down, we need more people to take their places. Without new volunteers, our ability to address issues will be limited.

On Thursday May 4th at 7:00 pm we will be holding our Annual General Meeting in the Community Kitchen (2nd floor) at the Loblaws Superstore on Richmond Road. I urge you to attend. We are looking for new volunteers to join our board. We are always looking for new ways to engage with the community, from developing community gardens and making improvements to Iona Park, to outreach with our new neighbours in the condos along Richmond Road. We can only do these things if we have a strong core of engaged volunteers both on our executive and our committees.

Our keynote speaker will be our very own Grant McSheffrey, who recently appeared on the game show Jeopardy over four nights. Grant will share his experiences in getting on the show and what it was like to be a winning game show participant.

If you are interested in running for an executive position (President, Vice-President, Treasurer or Secretary) we ask that you submit your name to Marg Hillier ( mhillier144@gmail.com ) by April 21st 5 p.m. Non-executive board members can sign up the night of the AGM. For general inquiries about the AGM, please visit http://HamptonIona.ca .

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