28 FOCUS - APRIL 2018 VISI N 20/20 VISI N Together, we can ensure our families receive the care we all deserve when we need it most. CANTERBURY COMMON HAS 20/20 VISION FOR THE FUTURE 2018 CALENDAR Historic photos will be featured in a 2018 Canterbury Common calendar. It will be available in December, with pre-sales in October. Look forward to seeing nostalgic pictures of the first homes under construction, the Valentine’s dance, and more. GOLF TOURNAMENT: Once a week, Canterbury Common has hosted a scramble since 1998. A special 20/20 Campaign tournament is being planned for this year. CANTERBURY CHRONICLE A commemorative issue of the Canterbury Chronicle will be published by the Communications Committee in celebration of the 20th anniversary. Residents are invited to have their photos taken at the Centre on Saturday May 5 for the photo directory. TIE ONE ON FOR THE HOSPICE The official hospice colour is purple, so 4’ long purple ribbons will be available for purchase for only $5 each. Door to door sales will take place in early May. Imagine how beautiful the subdivision will look with trees, pillars and railings all decked out in bright purple for Mother’s Day! 1 2 3 4 Canterbury Common is celebrat- ing its 20th anniversary with a series of exciting fundraising events, in hopes of raising $20,000 for the new Oak Ridges Hospice in Port Perry. It’s aptly called the 20/20 Campaign. The 20thAnniversary Celebrations Chair, Neil Simpson, reported that construction is set to begin locally this fall on the first hospice in North Durham. “It’s long overdue,” Neil com- mented. “A hospice is a positive, peaceful place, providing physical and emotional end of life support. The hospital is not the place to go to die. The new facility will surely be a great benefit to many Canterburians in years to come.” At 9:30 a.m. on April 6, Dr. Steve Russell will be the keynote speaker at the Canterbury Common Centre. He will share details about the proposed North Durham Hospice, which will provide support in a safe, quiet, home-like setting for patients and their families. Neil has assisted some of his neighbours, who have strug- gled to care for ailing spouses, who suffer falls. A local hospice would be the ideal solution, he feels. Neil shared this interesting fact: Approximately 425 people reside at Canterbury, and amazingly, 104 of the 241 homes or 43%, are still occupied by one or both of the original owners. This neighbourhood is well known for its community spirit. Anniversary Celebrations Co- Chair Joan Galonska and CCRA V-P and Social Committee Chair Lauren Maher are two of the many enthusi- astic Canterburians organizing the year-long schedule of activities. Plans are still on the drawing board for some events, so check with the Canterbury Common Residents Association web- site or read the 2018 “What’s Up?” columns in Focus on Scugog for final details. By Lynn Campbell, Focus on Scugog