Holiday Safety Reminders

thiefWith the holiday season upon us and many people traveling to visit family and friends over the holiday it is a good idea to revisit some important tips to ensure the safety and security of our homes.

There will be times when people may be observed that look out of place, some taking part in questionable activities or some who wish to socialize in area parks late into the evenings. Although we all want everyone to enjoy the parks it is very important that if you observe any suspicious persons or activities to call 911immediately.

Some safety tips

  • Be aware for the safety of children on the street or playing in the parks. Do not leave children unattended
  • Ensure your patio and basement doors and ground level windows are closed and locked if you are not home. Consider using a bar or piece of wood to secure patio doors. If you have a patio door from of an older model, place a bar in the upper part of the door to prevent thieves from lifting it.
  • Utilize exterior lighting to deter thieves at front door, above garage door and at the back of the house. Consider motion sensor lighting
  • Timers (both interior and exterior) should be installed to activate lights in your absence
  • Be aware when your neighbors are away
  • Notice people passing through the area and any patterns or suspicious behavior
  • Don’t leave valuables in your vehicles and ensure your vehicles are always locked

Let’s all work together to ensure a safe and secure neighborhood

Christmas Food Drive – 2014

food drive 2This past weekend (December 13/14) we help our second annual Christmas Food Drive.  Once again thanks to the efforts and generosity of so many people the food drive was a huge success.  Contributions arrived from so many people, some who arranged a small food drive at their work or condo building for our food drive to a young boy offering one of his new toys.

The toys and gift items have been delivered to the Tyndale St. George’s Community Centre and Desta serving the Little Burgundy area and the toys have been delivered to the Shriners Children Hospital.

It is amazing and very rewarding that everyone should be proud of that such a small group can make such a huge difference.

On behalf of all the community groups, the Shriners Children’s Hospital and all those that will have a happier Christmas, thank-you.

Food Drive – December 13th & 14th

pantry-wagonIn less than four weeks the holiday season will be upon us. The season brings joy and happiness to many. However less than a thousand meters from our homes live a disenfranchised community, many of whom will not enjoy a festive meal.

Following the huge success and generousity of everyone last year we will be holding our second annual food drive on December 13th and 14th. Non-perishable food items as well as other items such as new toys or other new items will also be greatly appreciated.

Two homes will have a box placed at the front door on the 3th & 14th for people who wish to donate any items. If you will not be around during these two days and still would like to make a donation please contact me and we can make alternative arrangements to drop them off or I can personally pick them up for you. Following the two days Eddie will arrange to distribute the items to some needy families.

The homes to drop off your donation are 1586 and 1551 Victor Hugo.

Not sure what food items may be needed? Here is a list of possible suggestions:

  • Baby cereals
  • Broths
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fish
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned meals
  • Canned meat
  • Cereals
  • Cookies and crackers
  • Flour
  • Fruit juices
  • Healthy snacks
  • Jam
  • Kraft Dinner
  • Vegetable oil
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauces
  • Peanut butter
  • Powdered or evaporated milk
  • Rice
  • Sauces and gravies
  • Soups
  • Sugar
  • Vegetable juices

Please share this event with your neighbours and friends to help those nearby that are less fortunate enjoy the holidays.

Glen Site Open House – Public

You’re invited to a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the new Glen site!

December 07, 2014
New Hospital
10:00 – 16:00

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is rolling out the red carpet and inviting the public to an exclusive preview of our new, state-of-the-art hospital at the Glen site on December 7, 2014. This is a unique chance to be part of a much-anticipated health care milestone in Montreal, before we welcome our first patients on April 26, 2015.

This free event will provide you with a rare opportunity to explore never-before-seen clinical and research areas that will be off-limits once we open. Information kiosks and MUHC experts will also be on hand to answer your questions and provide information about how the new hospital will improve patient care, research and teaching.

Where: MUHC Glen site

1001 Boul. Décarie, Montréal

Accessible by public transit via Vendôme intermodal station