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Community Vigil
Community Vigil

Families and community members are invited to attend a vigil honouring the victims of the January 8 plane crash in Iran. This tragic event has deeply affected our community and we invite you to join us in a show of support. 


Monday, January 13, 2020

6:30-7:30 p.m.


Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning

36 Regatta Ave, Richmond Hill


*This is an outdoor event. Please dress for the weather, including proper footwear. 


Free T​ransit

Please note there is limited parking onsite.

We encourage you to take York Region Transit, including VIVA services, to the event. Transit services in Yonge Street and connecting corridors (eg. Major Mackenzie Drive, etc) will be free for anyone attending the event between 5:30-8:30 p.m.

In addition, secondary schools will also offer limited school bus transportation at their sites. Please contact your school office for more information. 

*Please note school bus transportation is available as a courtesy to families and not intended as a field trip for students. Supervision on school buses will not be provided by school staff.  Families wishing to take the bus as an option must attend with their children. 

Please consider carpooling if you are driving. Parking is also available on Regatta Avenue and Blackforest Drive. 

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Resources

This is a difficult time for many in our community. I want to remind you that Employee and Family Assistance Program resources are available for staff members who wish to access them. 

Please see this Crisis Portal that has been made available by our Employee and Family Assistance Program, ComPsych. The Crisis Portal is open to all and includes helpful information about coping after a traumatic event and coping emotionally after a disaster, including tips about talking to children about traumatic events. The portal is available in several languages and you can adjust the language by clicking on the Canadian flag on the top right side of the page and selecting your preferred language.

 
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