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Media Alert/Photo Opportunity - Character Community Day - 10/23/2008

Contact: Risa Healey, Character Community Committee Co-chair, (905) 771-5489
Local Richmond Hill school choirs, along with the Town’s Character Community Committee and Members of Council

Will be singing and celebrating character at the Town’s 5th annual Character Community Week with an organization showcase, presentations and entertainment

At Hillcrest Mall in Centre Court (9350 Yonge Street, located at the northwest corner of Yonge Street & 16th Avenue intersection)

On Tuesday, October 28 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. (presentations at 7 p.m.)

The evening will feature a showcase of up to 35 registered Character Community Organizations, Mayor and Council presenting certificates and character packages to new organizations, honouring York Region Character Award Nominees for 2008 from Richmond Hill, as well as entertainment by local school choirs and bands.

The Town is a leader in the Character Community Initiative, receiving the Community of Character award in 2006 at York Region’s first annual Character Community Awards. As a Character Community, the Town has successfully promoted the initiative both internally and externally with events, guest speakers, a monthly e-letter, networking nights, Town vehicle decals, and logo printing on all recycling bins to highlight a few. To learn more about the Town’s Character Community initiative, visit

A Character Community is one in which elected officials, community leaders and citizens-at-large recognize and promote the importance of good character by nurturing positive character attributes. Each month, a different character attribute is highlighted in the community. October is Inclusiveness.

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