Town of Ajax
Your E-News for December 10, 2010
Featured Articles
Holiday Safety Tips from Ajax Fire & Emergency Services
Operations Centre - Official Opening
St. Francis Centre - Give the gift of culture!
Summer Jobs Fair
Are you the 'Biggest Winner'?
New Year's Eve Family Party - December 31
Black History Month
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Upcoming Council & Committee Meetings
December 13, 2010
7 p.m.
Council Chambers 

General Government Committee
January 20, 2011
2 p.m.
River Plate Room 

Community Affairs & Planning 
December 13, 2010
7 p.m.
Council Chambers 

Meetings are held at Ajax Town Hall, 65 Harwood Ave. S.
Minutes and Agendas are available on the Town's Website
Featured Events
December 11, 2010
Pickering Village

Movies Without Borders: Golden Door December 14, 2010
Ajax Library, Main Branch
Ajax in the News

Ajax swears in first female-majority council

Santa Claus Fund brightens Christmas for 700 Ajax-Pickering kids


Ajax Rotary Club looking for stories from residents

Public Meetings

Dunbury Developments Ltd.
December 13, 2010


Site Plan Application SP18/10Durham Catholic District School Board
December 15, 2010


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Holiday Safety Tips from Ajax Fire & Emergency Services
Holiday Safety TipsHoliday safety should be a part of your planning when preparing for this festive time of year. Click here for helpful holiday safety tips from Ajax Fire and Emergency Services, bound to make your holiday season a safe and memorable one.
Operations Centre - Official Opening
Operations CentreThe Town of Ajax officially opened the doors of its new Operations Centre on December 6. The state-of-the-art, 55,000 square foot building is home to the Town's Operations and Environmental Services staff. It is the first municipal Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designed Operations Centre in Durham Region. Video footage of the official opening is available at
St. Francis Centre's "Best Seat in the House

Best Seat in the HouseGive the gift of culture this year. The "Best Seat in the House" drive, gives people the opportunity to name a seat in the Main Hall of the St. Francis Centre. The $500 tax deductible seat purchase gives you a recognition plaque on the seat's arm rest. For more information or to purchase your seat, contact Robert Gruber at or 905-619-2529, ext. 7241.

Summer Jobs Fair - December 18 and 29

Summer Jobs FairLooking for a great summer job? The Town is hosting summer job fairs for students seeking employment in 2011. A variety of positions are available with Recreation & Culture and Operations & Environmental Services. Job Fairs take place on December 18 at the Ajax Community Centre from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on December 29 at the McLean Community Centre from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Those interested in seasonal positions can bring a resume or fill out an application form at the job fair.

Are you the 'Biggest Winner'?
Are you the 'Biggest Winner'?The Town of Ajax Fitness and Health Centres are giving residents a chance to be the "Biggest Winner". The annual fitness challenge puts participants through a 12-week training program to improve weight management and lead a healthier lifestyle. Registration begins December 12 and can be completed at the Ajax or McLean community centres. For more information on guidelines, registration fees and regulations, contact Christy Fyfe at 905-619-2529, ext. 7515 or
New Year's Eve Family Party - December 31
New Year's Eve PartyRing in the New Year at the Town's annual New Year's Eve Family Party on December 31. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. at the Ajax Community Centre. The evening includes entertainment, ice skating, face painting, arts and crafts, and more. Noise makers and party favours will be handed out prior to the 9 p.m. countdown that wraps up the event. For more information visit
Planning an event for Black History Month?
Black History MonthIf you are an individual or group based in Ajax and organizing an event for Black History Month, the Town would like to help promote it. Your event could be included in the Town's Black History Month program schedule. For more information contact Andrew Norris at 905-619-2529, ext. 7248 or Sharlene Melnike at 905-619-2529, ext. 7232.
Town of Ajax Committee Appointments
AjaxThe Town invites interested and qualified residents to apply for appointments to various Advisory Committees of Council. Council relies on its committees to provide insight and recommendations on emerging issues, policies and programs. For additional information contact Sarah Moore at 905-619-2529 ext. 3347 or
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