Christmas Food Drive in aid of St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank

Dear Friends,

We are reaching out to you again this year to extend a helping hand to those less fortunate in our community, by way of support to the St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank, serving the communities of Ajax-Pickering. Many of us have been touched either directly, family or friends with difficult circumstance (loss of employment, health matters related to COVID or other) resulting in an exponential increase in the past few years in demand for assistance via the food bank to provide for their families.

If you are able to help, kindly consider the following options:

  • Donation of food and personal items: Please send email to either rickdsouza (at) or fred.dizig (at) to arrange for convenient pick up; or drop off in the large marked containers inside the front lobby at the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex at 1867 Valley Farm Rd. These large containers will be in place as of Monday November 21
  • Monetary donation:  Please be sure to make cheques out to “St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank”. Their mailing address is 882 Kingston Rd, Pickering Ontario L1V 1A8. Alternately email rickdsouza (at) or fred.dizig (at) to arrange for convenient pick up. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. Kindly include your name and address on your cheque for reference
  • E-Transfer: All e-transfers are automatically deposited directly to the food bank’s account. Please forward to [email protected]. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. Kindly include your name and address for reference

Some of their most urgent needs at this time include:

Kraft dinner2KG bags of granulated sugarBaked beans
OatmealFlourCanned soup (large and small)
Pancake mixRiceDry beans
Jams and spreads (Nutella, Cheese whiz)Pasta sauceCanned fruit (large and small)
CrackersCanned meatsFruit cups
Granola barsCanned tunaCanned vegetables
Mens/womens body wash and soapDiapersBaby wipes
ToothbrushesToothpasteFeminine hygiene products

Reference their website for a more complete list: St Paul’s on-the-hill Community Food Bank (

All donations (food and monetary) received will be delivered to Lindsey Morrill (Food Bank Director) at St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank at 1537 Pickering Parkway, on December 01 2022. No amount of food or monetary donation is too small. All funds received will be used by the Food Bank team to purchase and distribute much needed items. All our efforts to collect and deliver your donations are strictly on a volunteer basis.

Thank you very much again for your consideration and any support you could offer, by Thursday Dec 01 2022!

We wish you and loved ones the very best of health and happiness, especially during the coming holiday season.

Kind regards,

Rick D’Souza & Fred Dizig
Pickering Squash Club

Monday Night House League Round 3!

Hi Everyone,

Here is the schedule for our final round of House League before the league will start up again in January.  The next three weeks will be a scheduled round robin within your level groups and the final week (Dec. 5th) we will combine similar level groups and run a fun round robin.  This will give you a chance to play some other players that you may not have had a chance to play with.  I will be sure to let everyone know when we will be starting up again in the new year.  Be sure to check your new scheduled time for the next three weeks as well as your time for the final week.  I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!

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