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June 2, 2015 – Karygiannis calls for City to review issues raised in Paramedics’ Report

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, will move a Motion directing the City Manager to report to the September 30 – October 1, 2015 City Council meeting on the issues raised by Local 416 EMS Unit in its April 2015 report “Toronto Paramedic Services Crisis in the Workplace – Identifying the Issues and Resolutions of Poor Morale”.

June 1, 2015 – Vesak Day

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to members of the Buddhist faith in Canada on the occasion of Vesak Day.

Vesak is a significant day in the Buddhist calendar as it marks the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Gautama Buddha.

May 29, 2015 – Councillor Karygiannis welcomes Scarborough residents to the City of Toronto’s first Newcomer Day

TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, Scarborough-Agincourt, welcomed a group of seniors from Scarborough to the City of Toronto’s inaugural Newcomer Day.

“Today was an exciting day at Toronto City Hall, as participants in the Senior Settlement program at the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services, joined hundreds of immigrants to learn how their local government works.” said Mr. Karygiannis.  “It was also a time to celebrate the rich diversity of our community.”

May 18, 2015 – Victoria Day

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all residents of Toronto a Happy Victoria Day.

Queen Victoria’s birthday, May 24th, has been celebrated in Canada since before Confederation. In 1845, the Parliament of the Province of Canada passed legislation to officially recognize May 24th as the Queen’s birthday.

Today, the Monday before May 25th is known as Victoria Day.

We celebrate Victoria Day in several ways – with official ceremonies, parades and fireworks.

For many of us, the Victoria Day long weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. We plant our gardens, open up the cottage, go camping and visit outdoor attractions that open for the summer season this weekend.

Have an enjoyable and safe Victoria Day.

May 10, 2015 – Mother’s Day

I want to take this opportunity to salute mothers everywhere on this Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015.

There is no job more satisfying and yet, more demanding than that of a mother. Mothers, the world over, regardless of their circumstance, share a collective goal – to provide the best possible life for their children. Throughout history, mothers have shown courage and strength in meeting the challenges facing their communities and societies. They have often led by example and effected social change.