Dear Members,

Wishing you all a healthy and safe 2021. The Walk to Remember committee met through Zoom this past Monday night and we have decided to move forward with a virtual Walk.

While we look forward to continuing a longstanding tradition of honouring our loved ones while walking in their memory and raising funds for BFO-Durham, things will look a little different this year due to the current environment:

  • We welcome everyone to walk either on your own or with your household anytime between now and Sunday, March 7, 2021. After this, we ask that you email or mail your sponsor sheets to our office
  • We encourage everyone to contact family and friends to sponsor BFO-Durham, in a year where our Walk will be adapting to our current restrictions. One option would be to set up a charitable fundraiser on your personal Facebook page, with donations going directly to BFO-Durham (please make sure to select “charitable”). Other forms of social media could also be used to spread awareness of the event, including Instagram
  • Unlike previous years where the Walk has taken place in one location, this year’s setup will allow for family and friends to support and take part, regardless of where they are located. We encourage all participants to submit a video of what their Walk will look like this year – details to follow
  • There will be a silent auction set up online, similar to the one we did in the fall. This will launch roughly one week before the March 7, 2021 deadline
  • We will also have prizes for the top three members with the highest amount of money raised

Further details regarding our Walk to Remember 2021 will be found in our newsletter which will come out at the end of January.

Thank you and stay safe,

Jane Carter

Hello members,

BFO-Provincial is requesting some funding from the government and they have asked us to forward this letter to our membership.

At the bottom of this article you will find a sample of the correspondence.

Please save the 4 documents that are linked here: request for Provincial Government Funding document 1document 2, document 3document 4 and attach them with your correspondence to the relevant MPP. 

Some of the local MPPs are listed below – should your area not be included in this list here is the link to the site with all their names and contact details… 

https://www.ola.org/en/members/current?order=name&sort=asc

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Phillips, Hon. Rod

Ajax

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Schreiner, Mike

Guelph

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Scott, Hon. Laurie

Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock

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Calandra, Hon. Paul

Markham—Stouffville

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Kanapathi, Logan

Markham—Thornhill

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Pang, Billy

Markham—Unionville

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Elliott, Hon. Christine

Newmarket—Aurora

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Piccini, David

Northumberland—Peterborough South

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French, Jennifer K.

Oshawa

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Smith, Dave

Peterborough—Kawartha

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Bethlenfalvy, Hon. Peter

Pickering—Uxbridge

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Mitas, Christina Maria

Scarborough Centre

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Cho, Hon. Raymond Sung Joon

Scarborough North

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Begum, Doly

Scarborough Southwest

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Babikian, Aris

Scarborough—Agincourt

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Hunter, Mitzie

Scarborough—Guildwood

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Thanigasalam, Vijay

Scarborough—Rouge Park

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Tibollo, Hon. Michael A.

Vaughan—Woodbridge

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Coe, Lorne

Whitby

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Dear Insert MPP name

As a resident of your riding, I am writing to ask for your support on behalf of Bereaved Families of Ontario - Durham Region https://www.bfodurham.net/, a local, not-for-profit organization that provides peer support to individuals following the death of a loved one.

With our provincial affiliates, we have been advocating for support from Government for the past 3 years and have recently submitted a proposal (attached) for funding to be considered in the upcoming budget.

During these challenging times, the service we provide to Ontarians becomes more and more essential. We want to continue to support grieving people across the province, helping to keep them out of the health care system and maximize resources. To do that we need your support.

Please advocate for us during the budget deliberations.

Sincerely,

Your Name here 😊 

Member, Bereaved Families of Ontario- Durham Region

The memorial butterflies sold by BFO Durham Region are now available to order in an outdoor version.
Each butterfly will come mounted on a metal spike along with a plaque with the name and dates of your loved one.
They can be purchased for the same price as those on our memorial wall in the BFO Durham Office $100.
(A tax receipt for $60 will be issued for each purchase)
To place your order please call Bereaved Families of Ontario at 905-579-4293
Garden Butterfly
 

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