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Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Musical Talent and performers invited to apply for 2020 Town Special Events Starting today, bands, buskers and musicians are invited to apply to the annual call for performers for the Town’s 2020 events and festivals. “Nearly 70,000 people had the opportunity to enjoy this year’s talented performers through our 2019 events,” said Mayor Don Mitchell. "As our events continue to grow, we look forward to selecting even more talented local performers to showcase.” Sel...

Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Town’s Annual Tree Lighting Merges with Downtown Whitby BIA’s Christmas Market The Town of Whitby and the Downtown Whitby Business Improvement Area (BIA) are joining efforts to celebrate the holidays this year by merging their annual Tree Lighting and Christmas Market events. The Tree Lighting will be held on Friday, December 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Celebration Square at the Whitby Public Library. The BIA’s Christmas Market will also launch that day and run until Sunday, ...

Posted Friday, October 11, 2019

The Town is inviting local community and non-profit organizations that contribute to Whitby as a vibrant and caring community to apply for the Town's Community Development Grant Programs. Application deadlines for the Town's 2020 Lead Cause grants (each up to $25,000) are as follows: Mayor's Fundraiser – due by October 31, 2019; and, Mayor's Golf Tournament – due by March 31, 2020. Community grants of up to $5,000 can be applied for throughout the year and are awarded monthly. In ...

Posted Thursday, October 10, 2019

Whitby Fire and Emergency Services (WFES) is pleased to announce Eniola Olaoye as the 2019 Junior Fire Chief. Eniola – a grade six student at Julie Payette Public School – was selected out of the graduates from this year’s Junior Firefighter Summer Camp. At camp, Eniola demonstrated a keen knowledge of fire safety, good sportsmanship and willingness to help others. This morning, as part of the 2019 Fire Prevention Week (October 6 to 12), Eniola was picked up at her school by ...

Posted Monday, October 07, 2019

Fire Prevention Week 2019 takes place from October 6 to 12 Whitby Fire and Emergency Services (WFES) are encouraging residents to be their own heroes in their home this Fire Prevention Week (October 6 to 12) by planning and practicing their fire escape. “In the event of a house fire, you may only have one minute or less to escape,” said Whitby Fire Chief Dave Speed. “Planning and practicing your escape route is extremely important to making sure you and your family know what ...