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Support and assistance is offered to anyone affected by the July 28 tragedy in Markham

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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Support and assistance is being offered to anyone affected by the July 28 tragedy in Markham

MARKHAM, ON – August 6, 2019 – Counselling services and emotional support is being provided to members of the community at the Cornell Community Centre & Library Rehearsal Hall by Victim Services of York Region, a non-profit, charitable agency that works in partnership with York Regional Police and the O.P.P. 

"I would like to express my condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of the four victims," says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. "A tight-knit community, we are all shocked and saddened by this tragic loss of life. The police investigation is ongoing. Over time, the community might begin to understand what happened and the healing can begin. This is a safe community and this is a time to come together and support one another during this difficult time."

Victim Services of York Region, together with York Regional Police, the City of Markham, and the community are coming together to support each other as a result of the tragic loss of life involving four family members in Markham.

If you have been affected by this tragedy and are in need of emotional support and practical assistance, please consider using these services.


When:
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
7 to 9 PM

Where:
Cornell Community Centre & Library – Rehearsal Hall (2nd Floor) 

3201 Bur Oak Avenue

Markham, Ontario


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For all other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:  Maxine Roy, Advisor, Communications and Media Relations at mroy@markham.ca or 647.200.8718.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.


Support and assistance is being offered to anyone affected by the July 28 tragedy in Markham

MARKHAM, ON – August 6, 2019 – Counselling services and emotional support is being provided to members of the community at the Cornell Community Centre & Library Rehearsal Hall by Victim Services of York Region, a non-profit, charitable agency that works in partnership with York Regional Police and the O.P.P. 

"I would like to express my condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of the four victims," says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. "A tight-knit community, we are all shocked and saddened by this tragic loss of life. The police investigation is ongoing. Over time, the community might begin to understand what happened and the healing can begin. This is a safe community and this is a time to come together and support one another during this difficult time."

Victim Services of York Region, together with York Regional Police, the City of Markham, and the community are coming together to support each other as a result of the tragic loss of life involving four family members in Markham.

If you have been affected by this tragedy and are in need of emotional support and practical assistance, please consider using these services.


When:
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
7 to 9 PM

Where:
Cornell Community Centre & Library – Rehearsal Hall (2nd Floor) 

3201 Bur Oak Avenue

Markham, Ontario


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For all other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:  Maxine Roy, Advisor, Communications and Media Relations at mroy@markham.ca or 647.200.8718.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.