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Anyone who has ever invested a substantial chunk of time and money in paid advertising can attest to the fact that while money does talk, so do people. There’s a lot of truth in the old adage, “it’s not what you know, but who you know.” Word of mouth is, arguably, the most powerful marketing tool any business owner or entrepreneur has at his or her disposal, and the power of this medium is why the Uxbridge Networking Group continues to thrive. Crucial to the meaningful connections that come with this word of mouth, of course, is the right kind of word of mouth. Positivity, accuracy and consistency are pillars of the connections the UNG strives to create and support, and these qualities are behind all our initiatives.


Member Spotlight: Uxbridge Cosmos


Better Together


Connecting Business Event


UNG Membership Listing


Achievements by Members


Economic Trends


In Memory of Alexandra Hartmann

In this issue of the UNG Magazine, we’re going to be celebrating and creating awareness about all the incredible past, present and future opportunities to make the right connections in our community, and beyond.

publishing team Publisher/Editor Annie Hardock, B. Math

Magazine Writer Hollay Ghadery, River Street Writing Magazine Coordinator Chris Auger, DIRE Marketing Publishing & Design John Auger, seven8creative

First, we’re going to recap the success of 1st annual Connecting Business Event. I’d like to extend my personal thanks to all who came out to take part in this extraordinary gathering of businesses. I know so many of us met the people and made the connections that will help drive our businesses in the future. I also want to thank everyone who provided feedback so we can make the event in 2020 even better. Next, we pay homage to the 100 Women Who Care and Pharmasave Uxbridge who’s charitable efforts are supporting ground-breaking local initiatives. As always, you can also look to this issue to salute the most recent achievements of UNG members. UNG member, The Uxbridge Public Library, has a special announcement of their own about their fundraising efforts to have a sculpture created in memory of the past Library CEO, Alexandra Hartmann. Readers looking for valuable information about economic health and trends in our township will want to check out the economic statistic sheet. Keep reading, and I guarantee you’ll find exciting new avenues to make the connections that will help encourage your vision, and ultimately, grow your business. Together, we prosper! Annie Hardock, B.Math Founder & Chairperson Uxbridge & Area Networking Group


Let’s Grow Together in 2020! In 1998, the Uxbridge & Area Networking Group was born to serve the need of small and home-based business owners. Over the last two decades, the membership has grown to include professional services, golf courses, retail and restaurant businesses. A few years ago, we included non-profit organizations in our membership as well.

and explore how we can facilitate in the growth and exposure of your business. For our Membership form and to subscribe to our E-Newsletter, please visit us at: or call 905-852-6686, or email

We are seeking entrepreneurs, business owners and operators, business professionals, as well as representatives of larger organizations to join our diverse and friendly group of members. The benefits of becoming a member are: • • • •

Year Round Collaborative Opportunities Monthly Meeting & E-Newsletter Business & Professional Development Initiatives Promotion Across Website, Magazine, Social Media & Community Events • Members discount for meeting room, workshop space rental at the new UNG HQ located at 92 Brock St. W. in downtown Uxbridge.

Thanks to our Sponsors

Currently we are endeavouring to grow our membership’s businesses by using multiple digital platforms. We would welcome anyone interested in attending one of our UNG Uxbridge & Area Networking Group meetings to connect


All meetings are held at the Foxbridge Golf Club located at 350 Reach Street, Uxbridge. Breakfast Meetings 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Lunch Meetings 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Friday, December 13, 2019**

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday , June 9, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

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Non-members are welcome to join us for an introductory meeting. RSVP Annie Hardock at 905-852-6686 or e-mail **Location of the annual Christmas social lunch to be determined.

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Member Spotlight: THE Uxbridge Cosmos Hyperlocal news at its best The Uxbridge Cosmos newspaper was created in 2005 as an independent alternative to the corporate-owned local papers that already existed in the Township. Its focus was local news and the arts, and it quickly became a popular, necessary voice for both the arts and democracy in Uxbridge. Lisha Van Nieuwenhove took over the Cosmos in 2013 as editor and publisher, and immediately chose to fervently maintain the newspaper’s mandate of covering all things Uxbridge. If it happens in the township or affects the township, then it can appear in the Cosmos! The paper has evolved over the past six years, becoming less an “arts” newsletter and more a general interest township newspaper. It covers local politics and events closely, and has, under Lisha’s guidance, won three provincial awards. The Ontario Community Newspaper Association granted a first place award for an in-depth survey of business life in downtown Uxbridge in 2018, a first place award for a nine-month long series based on the book “13 Ways to Kill Your Community” in 2019, and another for Lisha personally, as Humour Columnist of the Year, 2019. The Cosmos also recently won a national award from the Canadian Community Newspaper Association for the “13 Ways” series it published - a major coup for a small-town newspaper competing on a national stage!

Publisher/Editor, Lisha Van Nieuwenhove

Lisha ensures not only that her stories are local, but that the people who work on the paper are local as well. She has several award-winning freelancers working with her - writers, photographers, and a graphic designer - and they all live and work in the Uxbridge area. Together they are taking the newspaper through a challenging time - the age of “fake” news and technology are making the newspaper industry have to fight harder than ever to stay relevant. Lisha believes, though, that the Township of Uxbridge benefits from the paper she produces each week, and that independent community newspapers will survive whatever comes their way! “Just like we need to stay connected with one another through groups like the Uxbridge Networking Group, we need to stay connected to our community by learning about what’s going on with our town and with one another.” Thanks for reading the Uxbridge Cosmos!

Jennifer Culley Account Executive

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BETTER, TOGETHER Good Things Brewing: UNG Members Support for Worthy Durham Initiatives

Uxbridge Fall Fair fundraiser through Celebrity Server Event at Boston Pizza Uxbridge Boston Pizza, Uxbridge, was proud to host the Uxbridge Fair Celebrity Server Day. The Fair has been a part of our community for a long time and we are honoured to be able to help fundraise for the event. Through our Celebrity Server program, we donate 10% of all our sales, from 11 am to 9 pm, to this great community cause. With the Fair board team being the celebrities serving and seating patrons along with supporters we, as a team, were able to raise $1000 from revenue and an additional few hundred from raffles. We look forward to working with the Uxbridge Fall Fair Board team in the future and continuing to support local community events. Anita Speers, Angela Gonsalves, Bev Harrison, Kate Johnson & Bev Latva

100 Women Who Care Raise Almost $10,000 for the Uxbridge Public Library The Uxbridge chapter of the 100 Women Who Care initiative has outdone themselves yet again! This time, they’ve raised $9,770 for the Uxbridge Public Library, who will use these funds to support a continuing robotic program for seniors that began with a one year grant from New Horizons. This training, known as STEM training, will teach seniors how to use coding to program robots to do simple movements. More than teaching robots to dance, the STEM program also provides a social outlet for seniors, while teaching them new skills that will support mental vitality and cognitive function. A worthwhile cause, to be sure! You can learn more about this program by dropping into the library or visiting the library website UNG member Andrea Scowcroft of White Glove Virtual Assistant is one of the co-founders of 100 Women Who Care and on July 12th, she presented a cheque to Jennifer Thorson and Corrinne Morrison of Uxbridge Public Library. To date, Uxbridge’s 100 Women Who Care has raised over $281,000 for local charities. Learn more about 100 Women Who Care by visiting their website Jennifer Thorson, Andrea Scowcroft, Corrinne Morrison


Uxbridge Pharmasave’s Sameer Remtulla Supports Durham’s Community After vandals defaced Bomanville’s rainbow crosswalk, the Second Wedge Brewery and UNG member Sameer Remtulla and owner of Pharmasave Uxbridge Medical Pharmacy & Home Health Care Centre stepped up to stand against intolerance. He will be matching donations raised from sales of the brut IPA Love is Brutiful, made specially by Uxbridge’s Second Wedge Brewery in collaboration with Bowmanville brewing company Manantler as a show of support for the LGBTQ2 community. 50 cents from each bottle sold of this limited-edition beer will go towards the peer-to-peer PFLAG Canada Durham Region, a support organization for Canadians struggling with issues of sexual orientation. Sameer is a proud member of the Uxbridge community and has sponsored other events such as the Hike for Hospice, train rides for kids at the Uxbridge Canada Day festivities, a community Christmas skate night, and is a proud supporter of GRID’s mission to build a hospital in Ghana. To buy a bottle of Love is Brutiful, visit Second Wedge Brewery at 14 Victoria Street, and while you’re there, raise a glass to Sameer!

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Annual Connecting Business Event

Plan for Success: Connect at the 2020 Annual Connecting Business Event After a successful first year, plans for the second annual Connecting Business Event are underway for 2020, and interested businesses are invited to contact organizer Annie Hardock to get involved. The goal of this event is to bring together business organizations within Uxbridge to promote an abundance of success for Uxbridge’s businesses. So far, so good! The first annual Connecting Business took place in June 2019 at Foxbridge Golf Club. Featuring tabletop displays for businesses to showcase their services, a BBQ lunch, and a panel discussion, the event attracted some of our region’s most engaged businesses and an encouraging turnout of guests. The day kicked off with a free businessto-business tour for attendees interested in learning about local businesses. Next, attendees were given the opportunity


Photo Credits: Stephen Wright, Wright Web & Photo for Connecting Business Lunch and Panel Disccusion Annie Hardock for Business-to-Business Tour

to meet and mingle with each other guests and members of the Business Showcase. After a busy morning, there was a BBQ lunch followed by the panel and Q&A period. Lots of exciting ideas and thought-provoking issues were raised during the panel, which was lead by Taylor Bursey from 105.5 Hits FM. President,


Panelists included Angela Horne, Chamber




Christina Curry, Chair of the Uxbridge Business Improvement Area (BIA), Annie Hardock, Founder and Chair of the Uxbridge Networking Group (UNG), Lisa John-Mackenzie, Township of Uxbridge Tourism Development Coordinator and Rick Carlstrom, Vice-Chair of the Uxbridge Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC). The inaugural year went well. Armed with feedback and enthusiasm, the UNG looks forward to creating an even more valuable 2020 event. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled so you can take part!


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UNG Membership Listing 105.5 HITS FM 6050 Owen Road, Unit #2, Uxbridge Jennifer Culley, Account Executive T: 905-852-9992 E: North Durham’s local radio station, playing today’s best music, local news, traffic, sports, weather & community events. 2BEEZ PROMOTIONS Carmine Benincasa T: 289-460-2978 E: We provide printing, apparel, graphic design, photography, signs, ad specialties, websites and direct marketing services. A L DESIGNS Arlene Lyon, Owner, Principal Interior Designer T: 905-904-1488 E: Interior design service with drawings/3D illustrations for individual room to full house refresh, renovation, new build construction. A TREASURED GIFT Heather Lynn Summerland T: 416-209-8538 E: When a smile is all the thanks you need. Gifts for all occasions. ABS ABACUS BRAIN STUDY 92 Brock Street West, Uxbridge Annie Hardock, B. Math T: 905-852-6677 E: A unique method of mental math training that exercises the whole brain. Promote 19 brain powers with high speed listening training. BOSTON PIZZA FB: @PBUxbridge 284 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge Swapneet, Ranike, Owner T: 905-852-0003 E: We offer casual dining with more than 100 menu items, including gourmet pizzas made with our signature hand pressed dough. BDO CANADA LLP 1 Brock Street East, Suite 1, Uxbridge Randy J. Hickey, CPA CA Client Services Partner T: 905-852-9714 E:

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BURRWOOD PHYSIOTHERAPY 106 Main Street North, Uxbridge Esther Wood, Registered Physiotherapist T: 647-494-4800 E: Improve your move!! Offering physiotherapy services including: manual (hands on) therapy, acupuncture/IMJS, custom exercise, electrotherapeutic, modalities, therapeutic taping. CANADIAN SCHOOL OF NATURAL NUTRITION, DISTANCE EDUCATION P.O. Box 896, Uxbridge, ON L9P 1N2 Anna Mae Adams/Lisa Adams T: 1-800-328-0743 E: Teaching the Medicine of the Future.™ CSNN offers a comprehensive practical foundation program in Natural Nutrition leading to the Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.)™ designation. COZY MATTRESS AND BED 307 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge Shirley Saunders, Owner T: 905-904-1884 E: Cozy Mattress and Bed is a boutique style, family owned shop for bedroom furniture, mattresses, linen, & decor. 3 Locations Uxbridge, Stouffville and Newcastle. CURVES UXBRIDGE 97 Brock Street West, Uxbridge Carrie-Lyn Dufton, Owner/Operator T: 905-852-2878 E: 30 minute circuit workout that works every major muscle group with strength training, cardio, stretching, and also a coach to help with proper form, answer questions and offer encouragement. CUSTOM HOUSE INTERIORS Sara Keeling, Owner, Principal Designer T: 647-462-6464 E: Custom House Interiors is an awardwinning, full-service kitchen / interior design & build team in Uxbridge, Ontario. CUSTOM WORLD VACATIONS Robert Smith, President T: 647-560-1784 E: Full range of travel services through our affiliation with Expedia Cruiseship Centers. Enjoy savings with our groups and rewards programs.

DARLENE CORDINGLEY BOOKKEEPING 685 Ravenshoe Rd, Uxbridge Darlene Cordingley T: 416-684-0053 E: Bookkeeping and Budget Specialist. Business support & guidance. Quicbooks Pro, Quickbooks Online, Sage 50 Pro. DIRE MARKETING Chris Auger, Owner T: 905-806-1954 E: We do graphic design, we can print for your and source products and services. DURHAM COLLEGE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES 29 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge Shannon Inglis, Case Manager T: 905-852-7848 E: Provides job seekers and employers a variety of free services; Employment Support, Job Development & Training/ Community Planning. ELITE MARKETING & CONCIERGE SERVICES 2721 Bur Oak Avenue, Markham Jennifer Gowland, Owner T: 905-554-0211 E: A one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs to market and grow their businesses. ERIC KIS ACCOUNTING SERVICES Eric Kis T: 905-852-9110 C: 416-712-7816 E: Accounting services – Bookkeeping to corporate tax returns and everything in between. Certified Quickbooks Pro Advisor FAMILY HISTORY SIMPLIFIED Louise Todd, Owner T: 705-252-4467 E: Your past is waiting. Knowing your family history can make a difference in your life! Let’s start your journey. FOXBRIDGE GOLF CLUB 350 Reach Street, Uxbridge Brent Harper Clubhouse: 905-852-7962 E: Play great greens at affordable prices.

FRASER EDUCATION 7 Adams Court, Uxbridge Dr. Anne Fraser, PhD – President T: 905-852-1145 E: I provide private tutoring in my home to help elementary, high school, college and university students achieve success. I also work within the business community. GODA DIGITAL Sousan Bagherpoor, Founder T: 416-915-7847 E: Branding and marketing service provider among both b2b and b2c clients and businesses HEATHER ASHTON Independent Representative of Primerica O: 905-240-3300 T: 416-803-7955 E: Helping families earn more income and become properly protected, debt free and financially independent. Holistic Health & Return to Food Coach – Karen Porter Karen Porter T: 416-414-5356 E: I help busy entrepreneurs to heal their gut, so they can improve their gut instinct, increase energy and focus to accelerate their business. IDLEWILD SOAP COMPANY 20 Smith Drive, Sandford Lisa Adams, Owner T: 416-797-6587 E: Handmade soap and body products. JAMES~CAMPBELL INSURANCE BROKERS Larry James, CAIB, President T: 905-852-9191 E: We’ll shop your insurance for the best possible rates guaranteed! All lines of insurance: Commercial, Residential, Auto, Recreation, Farm, Life & Health. KARI GEDDES, MORTGAGE INTELLIGENCE 2C – 141 Reach Street, Uxbridge Kari Geddes T: 905-852-5885 E: Mortgage broker.

KEYBASE FINANCIAL GROUP 1725 16th Avenue, Suite 101, Richmond Hill Alan Loney, Financial Advisor T: 905-709-7911 E: Keybase is an independent mutual fund dealer committed to offering comprehensive financial advice to Canadians from all walks of life. K.R. MAY REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE Nancy Hill, Sales Representative T: 905-642-2223 C: 416-735-7041 E: Let me guide you through the process of buying or selling. A life-long Uxbridge resident, awardwinning Law Clerk and sales representative since 1995. LEGAL SHIELD 7 Beckett Avenue, Holland Landing Jonathan & Linda Shaw, Independent Associates T: 905-717-3274/3278 E: E: Affordable, high quality, legal access for families and businesses. Identity theft protection and restoration service by Global Risk Consulting Experts. LISA RITCHIE, CPA ACCOUNTING SERVICES 304 Toronto Street South, Suite 207, Uxbridge T: 905-862-4166 E: Professional accounting, bookkeeping and tax preparation services. Committed to developing a strong relationship and excellent communication with every client. LIVE LIPHE 621 Sweetwater Crescent, Newmarket Sylwia Swider, Hydration Specialist T: 416-453-1058 E: Machine converts tap water into “functional water” producing five types of water. Anti-oxidant drinking water and replaces chemical cleaners saving money. LORELEI INTERIORS 97 Brock Street West, Suite 2D, Uxbridge Owner - Pam Domingos T: 905-862-3939 E: Custom drapery. Canadian manufactured blinds, shades and shutters.

MAIN STREET REALTY LTD. BROKERAGE KATHY NORMANDEAU, OGPT Piano Technician 11 Main Street, Uxbridge T: 416-518-8897 Wayne Cordingley, Broker, SRES E: T: 416-936-0254 Helping Uxbridge stay in tune: piano tuning, E: repair, consultation, instrumental service. Real Estate Broker, Senior Real Estate Specialist. Registered Technician with the Ontario Guild of Piano Technicians.

MAPLEBROOK DENTAL 280 Main Street North, Unit 300, Uxbridge T: 905-852-2672 E: Family and General Dentistry in Uxbridge. We can help ensure the best oral health for all members of your family. MARY’S COUNTRY KITCHEN Mary Evans T: 905-852-5578/905-260-4572 E: Offering freshly made delicious meals and desserts for any occasion. Anything from a business lunch to a full wedding, we will create a menu to suit your needs. MARY KAY INDEPENDENT BEAUTY CONSULTANT 550 Davis Drive, Uxbridge Mirela Lazaroiu T: 647-990-3616 E: Enriching women’s lives through the latest technology and leading-edge products in skin care, bodhy care and makeup. MILESTONES AND TRANSITIONS Headoffice: 60 St. Clair Ave. West, Suite 301, Toronto Partners – Patricia Fenton, MSW RSW Michaele-Sue Goldblatt, MSW RSW, Betty Ann Streeter, MSW RSW, T: 416-486-1056 E: Social work services for individuals and families facing significant changes, planned or unplanned, parenting, marriage, retirement, loss, comprehensive seniors’ services and more. MILL RUN GOLF CLUB RR#1, 269 Durham Road 8, Uxbridge Ryan Tracy, General Manager T: 905-852-6212/1-800-465-T-OFF A full-service facility with 45 holes of golf, first-class banquet facilities for up to 400 guests & a value proposition that is second-to-none. NEW BEGINNINGS SUPPORT PROGRAM 120 Carlton Street, Suite 202, Toronto Denise Scott, Executive Director T: 416-260-8465 E: Assisting women and children to transition out of poverty into self sufficiency. NOURISHING ENERGY 304 Toronto Street South, Suite 212A, Uxbridge T: 647-688-6268 Nourishing Energy focuses on blending the Eastern with Western Philosophies. The practice combines nutrition, energy reading and healing with Feng Shui.


Continued from p. 7 NRG 4 LIFE FITNESS 284 Main Street North, Unit #100, Uxbridge Sarah Terrion T: 905-852-4750 E: Fitness facility, nutrition coaching, personal training, fitness classes & bootcamp programs. “Strengthening Uxbridge One Person at a Time!” OPTOMETRIST, DR. VI TU BANH 2 Elgin Park Drive, Unit D, Uxbridge T: 905-852-6733 E: “Healthy sight for lifeTM” – Provide a full scope family optometric practice. No referrals necessary. All ages welcome. OWN YOUR SPARKLE Nicole Scott, CEO T: 416-427-5080 E: Where do you struggle in life? Health? Finances? Going Grey as a women? Community and Connection? Whatever your struggle, I would love to work with you and show you a better way. PARACHUTE VIRTUAL SERVICES Rachel Leslie, Owner T: 647-261-9242 E: Virtual Assistant and Event Management. Supporting businesses and freelancers so they have more time to focus on their business. PHARMASAVE UXBRIDGE MEDICAL PHARMACY & HOME HEALTH CARE CENTRE 1B – 29 Toronto Street North, Uxbridge Sameer Remtulla, Owner T: 905-862-2800 E: We are a local independently owned pharmacy and home health care centre proudly supporting the Uxbridge community for 10+ years. PM Reflexology Pamela Matthews, Owner 122 Bolton Drive, Uxbridge L9P 1W9 T: 905-995-3038 E: Help improve your overall well being with Reflexology, a holistic approach that can help improve sleep, circulation and healing.


RAWGRANDMA’S PANTRY 8th Concession Road, 8880, Uxbridge Heather Hill T: 647-225-2287 E: Raw food chef and raw food lifestyle coach. RIVER STREET WRITING Hollay Ghadery T: 647-866-7784 E: Over a decade of professional writing, editing and creative consulting services for print, online and personal projects. RON NOBLE INSURANCE 2 Elgin Park Drive, Unit E, Uxbridge 15930 Old Simcoe Rd, # 10, Port Perry T: 905-852-3309 (Ux) T: 905-985-3344 (PP) We offer a full rangr of property and casualty insurance including automobile, home, farm, commercial, watercraft, recreational vehicles, professional liability and travel insurance. ROOM FOR A CHILD 14 Oakside Drive, Uxbridge Dawn Gillespie T: 647-993-1653 E: Room for a Child is a registered non profit organization that creates beautiful bedrooms for children living in poverty. SCRAMBLES RESTAURANT 350 Reach Street, Uxbridge T: 905-852-7323 Kitchen & Bar. Book your events. Daily lunch specials. seven8creative 938 Yonge Street, Barrie John Auger / Emma Nevins T: 905-806-0321 / 705-229-4781 E: / Graphic, print and product packaging design. STANSCIENCEMAN 747 Reg. Rd. 13 PO BOX 137, Leaskdale Stanley R. Taylor T: 905-706-4720 E: Freelance writer of bulletins, resumes, memoirs, biographies, and science workshop presenter for students, educators and community groups.

STEP FORWARD PHYSIOTHERAPY 4 – 278 Main Street Noth, Uxbridge Amy Jones, Owner, Physiotherapist T: 905-852-1122 E: Step Forward Physiotherapy is a private practice physiotherapy clinic that provides high quality care. SUDZ Bar at Community Cleaning 73 Brock St. W, Uxbridge L9P 1P5 Stephanie Coy & Sharie Trussell, Owners T: (905) 852-9419 E: We are a cleaning service and ecofriendly retail store. TD BANK 230 Toronto Street South, Uxbridge Jane Martone, Branch Manager T: 905-852-7696 E: Financial services. TAKE ROOT CREATIVE 33 Toronto Street North, Unit 2, Uxbridge Caitlin Christoff Taillon, Owner T: 905-852-9031 E: We are a small but mighty team of graphic designers, website designers, photographers, videographers and wordsmiths, collectively known as Take Root Creative. We’re pretty awesome individually, but together, we’re a creative marketing force to be reckoned with. THE UXBRIDGE COSMOS 38 Toronto Street North, Uxbridge Lisha Van Nieuwenhove, Publisher, Editor, Owner T: 905-852-1900 E: The Uxbridge Cosmos is a hyperlocal newspaper with a sole focus on the Township of Uxbridge. TRAILSIDE BED AND BREAKFAST 69 Cosmos Avenue, Uxbridge Robert & Susan Armitage T: 416-271-5139 E: Trailside Bed & Breakfast, ideally situated with access to trails from its back yard and a short walk to town. TRIOANI MORTGAGES 200 – 2005 Sheppard Ave. E., North York Maria Troiani, Mortgage Agent T: 905-201-0139 E: Buying a property, consolidating debt or need to finance business dreams, call Maria for a no-obligation review of your mortgage needs.

UNG HQ 92 Brock Street West, Uxbridge Annie Hardock, B.Math T: 905-852-6686 E: UPRIGHT DOOR SERVICE INC. Alan Fortnum T: 905-852-1981 E: Fast dependable service and repairs. Sales and installation of quality garage doors & operators. UXBRIDGE FAIR BOARD Bev Latva, President T: 905-852-7745 E: The Uxbridge Fall Fair is an annual celebration of community and agriculture held every year on the weekend after Labour Day. UXBRIDGE ON-LINE INC. Annie Hardock, B.Math T: 905-852-6686 E: Owner and operator of since 1996. Internet Advertising.

VIVE! MEDIATION INC. 2 Campbell Drive, Suite 306C, Uxbridge Sally Morgan, President T : 905-868-0905 E : Vive! Offers compassionate and experienced mediation to parties navigating through conflict. Family, Elder and Workplace Mediation. We Help You Grow Through What You Go Through!

WHOLESOME LIVING, Health, Wellness, Vitality, Life Reesa Mustafa RHN, CHCP T: 647-773-7330 E: Nutritional consultation and meal planning to suit specific dietary needs. Sport Nutrition specialization, Eating for specific health conditions, supplementation.

WESTFALEN ORTHOTIC SERVICES INC. 24 Toronto Street, Unit 3, Uxbridge Amanda Field, Owner T: 905-999-4699 E: Certified Pedorthist providing assessments, in-house manufacturing, and fitting of custom foot orthoses.

WRIGHT WEB PHOTO 11 Remion Crescent, Uxbridge Stephen Wright T: 905-852-9520 E: Web Design, SEO, Marketing, Wedding & Photography.

WHITE GLOVE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT 7 Confederation Drive, Uxbridge Andrea M. Scowcroft T: 416-819-3475 E: We help you focus on your business by taking over the tasks for which you don’t have time or expertise.

ZIBA’S SPA 36 Ash Street, Uxbridge Dr. Ziba Parsi, Founder and Owner T: 905-852-2845 E: Ziba’s Spa offers a variety of natural healing and beauty treatments to address body and mind imbalances and skin issues.

UXBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY Corrinne Morrison T: 905-852-9747 E: The Uxbridge Public Library provides a wide variety of programs, print and nonprint materials, games, computers, and genealogy information.

Specialized Parenting (Adoption, Reproductive Technology, Step-Parenting) Adoption Reunion and Counselling throughout the Adoption Lifecycle Communication and Conflict (Blended Families, Separation, Divorce Loss, Grief & Bereavement Services for Seniors Coping with Illness


ACHIEVEMENTS BY MEMBERS A Life-Changing Diagnoses from UNG Member Dr. Vi Tu Banh In a story worthy of a tissue and a happy cry, UNG member optometrist Dr. Vi Tu Banh and his Vision Therapist, Mamie, have reminded us all of why we should always do what we love, and love what we do. Dr. Banh’s continued commitment to staying on-top of his game led to life-changing results for a young boy named Billy and his family. Read on for Billy’s story, as told by his relieved and grateful mother. As many of you know, Billy fell when he was three and spent many days at Sick Kids due to his injuries. When he was six, he started to complain about blindness spells. This got progressively worse. He had many invasive and noninvasive procedures to try and figure out what was happening. No one could figure it out, not even the specialists at Sick Kids. In desperation with Billy’s behaviour tanking as he was scared he was going to die, we went back to our optometrist in Uxbridge, Dr. Vi Tu Banh.

Vision Therapist Mamie, Billy and Optometrist Dr. Vi Tu Banh

Dr. Bahn watched Billy and said he knew what this was! He had just finished a weekend course on concussions and their effects on the eyes. He gave Billy a pair of prism glasses and almost overnight the blindness episodes ceased! Billy’s life improved but he was still struggling. He could not write or read sentences. He skipped lines and his letters were misshapen and not together. His behaviour was not at its best as he was frustrated by his inability to communicate adequately. At a check-up, Dr. Bahn suggested vision therapy to help Billy’s eyes learn to work together and to help his brain find new pathways. Billy had a consultation and was tested to get his baseline. Enter Mamie, Dr. Bahn’s Vision Therapist. She is literally a miracle worker. I don’t know how vision therapy works but it works and VERY well. He went from hieroglyphics for letters to real letters that are mostly properly spaced. He went from not being able to read, to reading novels on his own. From Cs and Ds on his last report card at one A and all Bs! The best part though is the confidence he has now —confidence he has lacked for so long. Mamie has made it fun for him and he has no idea he is reworking his brain: he just sees it as games. Billy graduated from vision therapy last night after a year of going once a week. Thank you Dr. Bahn and Mamie. You will never know how much this means to us. You have given Billy the chance to succeed and to do whatever he wants to do in the future without limitation.

ABS Abacus Brain Study: See Where Commitment Gets You! ABS Abacus Brain Study (Uxbridge) recently celebrated the momentous success of one of their students, Cailin, who graduated from the 15 levels of the Abacus program. Cailin McCullough, follows her two siblings, Ciara McCullough and Carter McCullough who graduated two and four years ago. ABS Uxbridge owner and teacher, Annie Hardock says, “I’m always proud of my abacus students, but especially when they graduate the program. It shows an immense dedication to their personal development.” ABS Abacus Brain Study is also excited to have students representing Canada in the PAMA Global Abacus & Mental Arithmetic Competition in August 2020—an international event that will be held in Toronto. ABS Abacus Brain Study is a member of Pama Global ( Visit ABS headquarters’ website at to learn more about the ABS abacus program.

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STATISTICaLlY SPEAKING, THIS IS UXBRIDGE By Lisha Van Nieuwenhove, The Uxbridge Cosmos Uxbridge often gets swallowed up statistically, getting “grouped” with Brock and Scugog Townships to create numbers that represent North Durham. It might be interesting, however, to know how the Township of Uxbridge fares all on its own. The population of the township is around 22,000 – the 2016 Census* put it at 21,176 – people living, working, and playing on 420.65 km² of land. Of all these people, the largest group, by age, is women 45 to 49 years old. The largest male population is men who are 50 – 54 years old. The smallest population belongs to adults who are 80 years old and older. The education level of Uxbridge residents is quite varied. Fourteen per cent of the population has no high school diploma, while 30 per cent do have their high school diploma, and almost 56 per cent has some sort of post-secondary education – Uxbridge is a clever bunch! They must be – the average annual household income is reportedly $124,982. Uxbridgians are a hard-working lot, as well. For the total population aged 15 years and older, approximately 12,290 people are working - 6,390 men, and 5,900 women. Not many of us don’t work – only 360 males and 355 women are unemployed. Uxbridge has a 5.9 per cent unemployment rate. It appears that, for most part, there are more people with working skills than there are jobs in the township. Noting the chart here**, there are more people working in fields such as retail, education, and construction than there are actual jobs in those fields, meaning they must go out of town to find their work. Surprisingly, there are more jobs in the hospitality industry in Uxbridge than there are people to fill them. And understandably, there are quite a few more jobs in the agricultural sector than there are bodies to do the work. There are approximately 270 farms in the Township of Uxbridge, whose average size is between 10 and 69 acres. These are mostly beef farms/ranches. Thirteen are dairy farms, and there is only one hog/ pig farm! The remainder appear to be mainly field crops, fruits and vegetables.

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IN MEMORY OF ALEXANDRA HARTMANN: Uxbridge Public Library Turning the page Turning over a new leaf A new chapter ...all expressions of hope and progress ...and all reflecting the significance of books and reading - and of libraries - to our lives and the well-being of our community The Uxbridge Public Library has commissioned this sculpture to recognize the importance of books and libraries, and also in remembrance of Alexandra Hartmann, who worked at the library for 15 years. Alexandra was the CEO when she died in September 2018. The sculpture, to be cast in bronze, has been created by Uxbridge sculptor Wynn Walters, who also created the Col. Sam Sharpe statue across the road. It will be installed by the main entrance, facing the street, and will be visible from inside or outside the library. The scupture will be financed by donations - in honour of Alex, and in support of the library. It will be a significant addition to public art in the Uxbridge area, as a gift to the community from the library. Donations gratefully accepted at the library.

EVENTS Uxbridge Fall Fair - September 6, 7 and 8, 2019 The 2019 theme is “Farm Gate to Dinner Plate”. It will be celebrating the contributions of the farmers to the healthy daily life. It provides the attendees with an opportunity to enjoy the midway fun, tractor pulls, demolition derby action, livestock shows and exhibits galore. For more information visit Uxbridge Rotary Christmas Home Tour – Saturday, November 9, 2019 Kick off the Christmas season with a self-guided tour of homes that have been beautifully decorated for Christmas! As usual, on line ticket sales will be available starting September 1st, and in-store October 1st. For more information visit The 59th Annual Santa Claus Parade – Saturday, November 16, 2019 – Start time 11:00am The parade begins at the Uxbridge Arena at the corner of Brock St. and Centre Rd. and travels east along Brock St. through the downtown core to finish at Nellkydd Lane at Uxbridge Secondary School. For more information visit


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