Town of Ajax
Your E-News for September 18, 2009
Featured Articles
Tribute to all Veterans: Sept. 26 to Oct. 4, 2009
Tour the world at "Celebrate Ajax"
Explore Durham's Greenbelt on a bike
Can you impress Canadian Idol Judge Farley Flex?
Ajax Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Workshop
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Upcoming Council & Committee Meetings

Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at Ajax Town Hall, 65 Harwood Ave. S.
Featured Events
Building a Sustainable Community
An Energy and Infrastructure Perspective
E-Waste Event
Drop off at Ajax Sportsplex 
Big Band Event
Brian Rose and the Little Big Band
A scary good time  
Public Meetings
New Community Centre & Park
October 20 at 7 p.m.
McLean Community Centre
Realignment of Road Intersections
October 29 at 7 p.m.
Council Chambers, Ajax Town Hall
Which transit alternatives work best for you?
November 14 at 10 a.m.
Ajax Community Centre
Ajax in the News
Tribute to all Veterans: Sept. 26 to Oct. 4, 2009
Anniversary Reunion
Veterans of the HMS Ajax, HMS Exeter and HMS Achilles and their families arrive next week in Ajax to honour all veterans and mark the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate. The event is highlighted by street dedications, a dinner boat cruise of the Toronto Harbour and concludes with a Gala Dinner at Deer Creek, a musical tribute to all veterans, including the dedication of the Ajax Legacy Obelisk. Tickets are going fast.
Tour the world at "Celebrate Ajax" 
Celebrate Ajax
Celebrate the Town's diversity and take pride in the community at Celebrate Ajax on Saturday, September 26, from noon to 4 p.m., at Lion's Point. Enjoy food from around the world, hot air balloon rides, musical performances, activities and community displays.
Explore Durham's Greenbelt on a bike
Tour de Greenbelt
The 2009 Tour de Greenbelt cycling extravaganza is coming to Durham and the Town of Ajax is the proud host. The Durham leg of the tour, which will start and end in the Greenwood Conservation Area, takes place on Sunday, September 27.  
Can you impress Canadian Idol Judge Farley Flex? 
Ajax on Stage
The deadline to submit entry forms for Ajax on Stage Youth Talent Showcase, being emceed by Canadian Idol Judge and musical promoter Farley Flex, is fast approaching. Interested bands, dance groups, vocalists and instrumentalists must submit their entry forms by Friday, September 25.
Town celebrates first phase of new prestige business park
Higgins Business Park
On September 14, the Town of Ajax and Higgins Development Partners, celebrated the completion of the first phase of a new prestige business park - a 100,00 sq. ft. industrial building. The building is part of a development program that will see a total of six constructed for the 50 acre site (located south of Rossland Road on Harwood Avenue North), which will ultimately have 650,000 sq. ft. of new employment space. The property was subject to a conversion application, from employment to residential, that was successfully defended by the Town. Ajax has spent close to $1.2 million to preserve employment land.
Ajax Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Workshop
Bike ImageEvery day, Durham residents make 800,000+ car trips that are less than 6km. To look into ways at changing this, the Town will host a second Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Workshop on October 6.
At its September 17 General Government Committee, Town Council received a report entitled "Trails for Active Transportation" prepared by Walk and Bike for Life. Recommendations identified in the report will be considered in the development of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan.
Female Cardinal wins "Best in Show" in photography contest 
Female Cardinal
A photo entitled "Female Cardinal" taken by Robert Carleton was named Best in Show in the Town of Ajax and Black's Superstore Amateur Photography Contest. Winning and honourable mention photographs are on display at the McLean Community Centre (95 Magill Dr.) until October 26.
Register for the Town's annual waterfront half marathon
Run Ajax
Register today for Run Ajax, the Town's annual waterfront half marathon, being held on October 25. If you would like to volunteer, e-mail Patricia Hocking.
Walk with Ajax to the 2010 Winter Olympics
Be a part of the Town's Pedometer Challenge. The challenge encourages residents to log their daily steps using a pedometer, and log enough steps to reach the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. 
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