eNEWS - January 15, 2020
FRAUD ALERT PRESENTATION
The BHCC is hosting a Fraud Awareness Presentation in the Great Room on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm. OPP Constable, Shawn Evans will speak to us about popular frauds and scams being carried out right now, including identity theft, and as well bring us up to date on some current trends he sees happening and what we can do to make ourselves less vulnerable to these crimes. Constable Evans was a member of the OPP Anti-Rackets (fraud) Branch for 12 years and will answer questions and queries from the audience at the end of the presentation. This presentation and discussion should be very interesting and informative and is open to all Briar Hill and Green Briar residents.
HEARTS FOR HOSPICE
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR A GREAT EVENT
FUNDRAISER FOR MATTHEWS HOUSE HOSPICE
Date: Saturday, February 15th
Start Time: 7:00 pm - BHCC - Great Room
Live Music by FLASHBACK
Silent Auction, Share the Wealth draws, as well as other great prizes
Tickets $20.00 pp on sale in the lobby at the BHCC
Tuesday, Jan 21st 10 am to noon (Briar Hill only)
Thursday, Jan 23rd 10 am to noon (Briar Hill only)
Monday, Jan 27th 2 pm to 4 pm (Briar Hill and Green Briar)
Let's support this great cause. Get your friends and neighbours, come out and have a fun evening to help chase away the February blahs!
PEER LEARNING GROUP (PLG)
The PLG is back for another season of "weekly" discussions on topics of interest as presented by attendees. Briar Hill and Green Briar residents are welcome. Meetings are 2 hours in a non-confrontational forum wherein a PLG'er presents a topic of general interest in the first portion of the meeting. A coffee recess it taken, then we conclude with a "Round Table" short presentation of a current event.
In keeping with tradition, Roger Setka will start the 2020 Winter & Spring Session on January 21st at 9:00am with "Predictions for 2020".
On January 28th at 9:00am Cam Roylance will present the topic "What if Canada had Proportional Representation Elections", deferred from 2019.
On February 4th at 9:00am Peter Krol will lead us through "The International Space Station"
LOUNGE SPEAKERS FORUM
Will be presenting speakers on a number of informative topics - as we are limited to 35 people (by law) in the lounge, please register early. Registrations forms are located on the Bar in the Lounge. Topics will vary from Alliston's homeless community to downsizing your wardrobe, to mental health issues. Come and enjoy these speakers
Friday, January 31st @ 1:00 pm - Thomas Funeral Home -
Speaker - John Earle who will inform us about different funeral arrangements that are available and any concerns or questions we may have.
Friday, March 6th @ 1:00 pm - Alliston's Heritage
Speaker - Carolyn Knowles has lived here her entire life and is a wealth of information about the trials and tribulations of this area.
Friday, March 27th @ 1:00 pm - Stevenson Memorial Hospital Update - Come and join us to hear from the CEO, what the future of our local hospital will be.
Friday, April 3rd @ 1:00 pm - The blight of child pornography - Jeremy Spence, retired, former OPP Head of Child Pornography Division will speak to us on the secret world of child pornography in our society today.
Spanish Classes will resume in the Lounge starting Tuesday, January 21st until Tuesday, March 10th (inclusive) from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
Current participants are at various levels of proficiency... so don't be shy.. Join us if you are interested in learning something new. There is no charge.
BHCC WEBSITE ADDITION
For anyone wishing to check out some of the photographs taken at the New Years Eve celebration at the Community Centre, hover the cursor over the "Home" button where you will see the drop-down menu displayed.
ALLISTON LIONS CLUB
We received a thank-you letter for our Community's very generous donations to their Red Barrel campaign. Thanks in part to these donations, the Lions Club was able to bring a little Christmas Cheer to approximately 152 families, 260 children this Christmas Season. They also collected and delivered left over Food to our Local Food Bank, which put them in good stead through January.
A sincere thank you to all involved.
BHCC 2020 CALENDARS
There are a few calendars still available for pick up at the BHCC Office - the cost is $10.00
GREEN BRIAR WEBSITE
THE BRIAR CRIER
Louise Galinauskas & Wayne Allard
Briar Hill Community Centre
Telephone: (705) 435-8066
Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm