Want to get to know the local talent and culture of Richmond Hill? Starting on Friday, October 13th until Sunday, October 15th is the Richmond Hill Studio Tour. This city-wide tour has stops at significant local galleries, clubs and centres like the Burr House Craft Gallery, Heritage Centre, Boynton House, Mill Pond Gallery, Richland Academy, Curtain Club whose spaces will be transformed into gallery space for talented local artists. The day-long event will conclude at 5 PM every day and is free for anyone to attend. Richmond Hill is a fantastic place to consider putting down roots if you're thinking about relocating. With ...
Celebrating 15 Years of the Richmond Hill Studio Tour
October 13, 2017
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
September 25, 2017
As a woman who believes in girl power, Iris is proud to be taking part in this year's CIBC Run for the Cure. The event is dated for October 1st, 2017 marking the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! The CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. It is the LARGEST single day volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the Breast Cancer cause! Cancer is known to be the leading cause of death in Canada and is responsible for 30% of all deaths. Cancer ...
It's Solar Eclipse Day
August 21, 2017
News is buzzing around about today's solar eclipse! Anyone within the path of totality can see one of natures most inspiring sights that happens once every 18 Months on average! However, North America is not expected to see a Solar Eclipse until 2024! This path will be seen fully in completion where the moon covers the sun from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Toronto and the GTA only got to see part of the eclipse (about 70%). Although to some individuals it did not seem very impressive, for those who watched, a part of the sun was hidden by a ...
Canada's Unemployment Rate Reaches its Lowest in Nine Years!
August 15, 2017
This summer has brought upon a series of amazing news! Not only has the housing market been in a stabilizing transition but the economy extended its winning streak in July, posting its 8th consecutive month of job growth! This led to the unemployment rate to drop to its lowest ever since the finnancial crisis 9 years ago! Unemployment rate dropped a drastic 0.2% leading to a total of 6.3%. According to statistics Canada, the number of people looking for work declined significantly. A staggering employment growth of 45,300 was acheived in June along with a growth of 54,500 jobs back ...
Places to go for the Summer in York Region!
August 9, 2017
With the temperatures finally rising in southern Ontario, there’s a lot to take advantage of in the community. If you live in York Region, we have news for you! Below are five locales, you, your friends and family can use to enjoy the sun: 1. SWAN LAKE PARK This beautiful park is located at 25 Swan Park Road, Markham. It consists of a large splash pad, a gazebo, nearby playground and trails around the lake! It also consists of a former gravel pit filled with water teeming with wildlife for you and the family to enjoy! 2. NORTH THORNHILL ...
Richmond Hill Ribfest 2017
July 21, 2017
It's that time of year again! The town of Richmond Hill is holding it's annual Ribfest today, tomorrow and Sunday at the Richmond Green Sports Center and Park! Ribfest is a three day outdoor event that features profesional rib teams travelling to Richmond Hill from across North America! Ribbers cook and compete for various best titles, decided by honorary judges! In additions to the many delicious food options, attendess can enjoy the live entertainment; a Canadian pavilion featuring all things Canadian or play all day in one of the regions largest midways! The beer garden will be once again selling ...
The 10,000 Flags Distributed for Canada Day by The Iris & Evelyn Team
July 5, 2017
To celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday, The Iris & Evelyn Team distributed 10,000 Canadian flags not only to celebrate our country’s birthday but to also show their gratitude for its beauty in which we all Canadians reside in. Door-to-door, street-by-street, Iris & Evelyn distributed flags to residents in order to celebrate the country’s 150th milestone. All residents showed much appreciation and gratefulness for the kind act and were all looking forward to celebrate Canada’s Birthday on July 1st. As a country that strives for multiculturalism, both Iris & Evelyn are immigrants from countries around the world. Celebrating Canada’s birthday on July ...
June 26, 2017
Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan. It is well known in the muslim community as the festival of "Breaking the fast". Millions of muslims around the world gather with their friends and family to attend morning prayers, give donations to charity and having feasts! While Eid is the celebration of god "Allah", it is also an opportunity to reflect on Ramadan and all of the wonderful aspects of our lives that we are blessed to have. A few of them are as follows: Gratitude for food: Abstaining from eating and drinking during Ramadan is a good reminder on how ...
Tips on how to Re-energize at home!
June 21, 2017
Feeling constantly tired and overcomitted? Here are some tips you can pursue to re-energize to have a better lifestyle! 1. Create Inviting Rest Zones Despite all the research proving that an afternoon nap is good for you, its still not seen as acceptable unless you work for yourself or have a progressive employer. Research shows that a quick afternoon nap at the right time can really help you recharge the batteries! Of course there's a trick to napping. For one, it helps if the nap is kept short- however, no shorter than 10 minutes and not too long either! More ...
Toronto Rainfall Breaks Record High Since 1953
May 26, 2017
Toronto Rainfall Breaks Record High Since 1953! Rain, rain go away, is what all the Canadians have been singing this spring as water levels have continued to rise. And so we have been told that April showers bring May flowers, it has been a remarkably wet spring for most Canadians. According to City News, yesterday’s rainfall officially broke the previous record, which was set 64 years ago, in 1953. On May 25, 1953, Toronto saw 34.3 millimetres of rain. This year on Thursday May 25th, 2017, Toronto saw 44.6 millimetres of rainfall through the day. Thanks to all this rainfall ...