E Fry seeks board members

Joy Thompson E FryBy Joy Thompson, Executive Director

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County has been providing critical services across Simcoe County and in the Muskokas for 26 years. We are seeking new board members who will work toward achieving our mission to: “support, advocate for, and empower individuals at risk to enrich their lives and to inspire positive change in our community”.

We invite applications for this rewarding volunteer role who reflect the diversity of our communities, have a passion for social justice and will enhance the governance of our organization. Passion and expertise in such areas as: achieving social equality, human rights, governance best-practices, fundraising, community development and partnership building are needed. Continue reading

What you should know about lyme disease

ChuckBy Dr. Charles Gardner

Ticks are common parasites of wild animals. Unfortunately they also see humans as convenient hosts. In recent years a tick-borne illness called Lyme disease has moved further north into areas of Ontario. While reports of human cases are low, the incidence has been increasing, and people who spend time outdoors need to do more to protect themselves. Continue reading

CFUW Orillia Annual Homes Tour and Tea is coming June 7

This very popular annual event raises funds for scholarships for post-secondary education for Orillia students.   Last year’s tour raised over $13,000 for scholarships for 23 deserving area students in recognition of academic achievements, leadership, and school/community involvement. Tickets are available now, and would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.  Continue reading