A Beautiful Story…

This month will mark four years since the tragic loss of Earl Strong (#804). This is a beautiful heart touching story from Janice Hoy, Earl Strongs wife. (Listen to the audio if you have time) As January 22nd approaches remember Earl and have Janice and the boys in your thoughts. She lost her husband, then found the son she placed …

Ontario Staycation Tax Credit

If you are planning to ‘explore’ the province this year this tax credit may work for you. While the sums aren’t huge any money back is better than none! “To help the tourism and hospitality sectors recover, and encourage Ontario families to explore the province, the government is proposing a new temporary Ontario Staycation Tax Credit for 2022. The credit …

Seniors Home Safety Tax Credit

As the years slide by and we get up there in age, some may be looking for ways to upgrade their homes so they may stay in them longer. If this is you then this tax credit may be of interest. Please see the overview and link below for more information. Stay safe, and stay healthy. Overview From Government Ontario …

2021 – A Look Back

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As we slide into 2022, the spread of the Omicron variant is certainly trying to push things backward. The Ford government is looking to change how case numbers are reported and for some recommending dose number four. Who’s already trying to book the fourth dose for three months from now? But really looking back we have a lot to be …

Merry Christmas

On behalf of the Scarborough Retired Fire Fighters, John, Roy, and Gord, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2022. As always our thoughts and gratitude will be with our brother and sister firefighters working during this holiday season. Stay safe, Stay healthy

The Ladies Luncheon…

For the first time in almost two years, the ladies’ luncheon was held on December 9th at the Mandarin in Pickering. All the Provincial precautions were followed with proof of vaccination at the door. The food was great and there were many door prizes. It certainly was good to get out and see many familiar faces and spend time with …

Toy Drive Volunteers

L3888 – UNION NOTICE: #21-180 Monday, October 18, 2021 Subject: Toy Drive – Volunteers Needed We are approaching our peak time of year and are looking for volunteers. We have decided to run a volunteer orientation session to meet and greet all of you, as well as ensure the smooth operation of the warehouse. If you would like to be …

Queens Park Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

Remembering our Fallen – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3rd This Sunday, October 3rd we would have traditionally gathered at the Queens Park Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial to honour the fallen whose names would be forever etched on the memorial.  Sadly this year, we will be adding 49 names to our memorial walls. Though we are all disappointed that we are unable to hold …

Ontario Association of Optometrists Strike

As we get older the vast majority of retirees find the need for eye care. If you haven’t been following the recent strike action by Ontario Optometrist here is an update from C.A.R.P. It’s been over 30 days since seniors, children, and Ontarians with serious eye conditions have been without access to OHIP Funded eye care. To date, Ontarians have …

La Rochelle – a bit of history.

I received the following from David LaRochelle’s grandson (Scottie), who stumbled upon the Scarborough Retired Fire Fighters site and recalled good memories when he found pictures of his Grandfather and Father. He provided a little history to go with those photographs, which you can read below. WOW. Just wow… Stumbled onto this site tonight. And the memories came flooding back!Saw …