Thursday, April 11, 2013
Vote for Canton Leisure Services for the People's Choice Award through April 24.
Canton Leisure Services Health & Wellness Program has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2013 Extraordinary Organization Award by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports. The award honors organizations or events that provide opportunities for physical activity within their communities. The department went through an extensive nomination process several months ago and discovered mid-March it was a finalist, according to Canton Leisure Services Business Operations Coordinator Jeanette Williams. This is the first time Canton Leisure Services has been nominated for the award. "It's a great opportunity for us to tell the story o fall the great things that are happening right now," Williams said. "We've had a…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Though summer seems far off, Canton Lesiure Services is already posting seasonal job opportunities.
Canton Leisure Services is seeking spring and summer part-time and seasonal employees to work outdoors, with the public, or behind the scenes at its facilities. Current job openings include: The deadline for some positions is 4 p.m. Feb. 20. To fill out an application and see other job openings, visit Canton Township’s Human Resources page.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Canton Township Trustee Pat Williams offers a stocking stuffer suggestion.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Toward the end of this week's Canton Township board of trustees' study session, Trustee Pat Williams offered a holiday reminder that he was nice enough to repeat on cameria for this morning's Canton Patch greeting. Williams suggested people buy Canton Leisure Services gift certificates, which he said will make great stocking stuffers. Gift certificates are available in any dollar amount and are redeemable at all Canton Leisure Services locations. This season, the township will add an extra $5 bonus coupon for every $50 in gift cards purchased. Call 734-394-5460 for details. If you'd like to record a Good Morning, Canton! segment, email Canton Patch editor Peg McNichol at email@example.com.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Rain had delayed a previously scheduled grand opening for Canton's new dog park.
Dozens of people and dogs braved rain and lightning to attend the Canton Dog Park's grand opening ceremony Tuesday evening. The fenced-in, 5-acre park for dogs to run and play off leash, has been open since the end of May. The original grand opening was delayed after so much spring rain fell, the park was too muddy. "We had postponed it (grand opening) initially because of the weather, but opened the park because we wanted to get things running," Phil LaJoy, Canton Township supervisor said. "This is a very exciting time in Canton with this new park for dogs. A lot of volunteers worked very hard on this, and of course all of the staff. Obviously the weather didn't deter everyone from coming." LaJoy made a few opening remarks admist a …
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Canton Community Foundation and Canton Leisure Services have partnered to collect donations for Joplin, MO, tornado recovery projects.
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Saturday, July 30, 2011
Tornado-devastated Joplin, MO, is the latest to benefit from the "Canton Cares" project. A tornado hit Joplin on May 22, destroying more than 2,000 households and damaging as many as 10,000 other structures, affecting 50,000 people. Canton Community Foundation partnered with Canton Leisure Services to collect donations to help rebuild Joplin. Until Aug. 31, financial donations for the Joplin Tornado Recovery project can mailed to the Canton Community Foundation, 50430 School House Rd., Suite 200, Canton, MI 48187; made online at www.cantonfoundation.org (visit the Gift page and choose the Joplin Recovery Fund from the list under "fund box") or delivered to: Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Canton Community Foundation…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
An estimated 350 attended for the sweet treats and Canton Concert Band performance.
They came to Cherry Hill School on Tuesday evening for the ice cream, many for the first time. They came by the dozens for Canton Leisure Service's annual celebration of National Recreation & Parks Month. A generous scoop of ice cream cost $1, and free toppings included strawberries, blueberries, nuts and whipped cream. Gary Borchardt, 65, of Canton, persuaded his family to join the fun. Last year, he'd taken one granddaughter, Kendall Borchardt, 6, of Northville, for the ice cream and Canton Concert Band performance. This year, they were accompanied by his daughters, Tiffany Borchardt (Kendall's mom) and Tracy Borchardt, who brought her daughter, Cassidy Sinclair, 3. Tiffany Borchardt, a social worker with Wayne County's juvenile justice …
Monday, July 25, 2011
Canton residents can enjoy Music Monday today, participate in a photo contest this week and gear up for an ice cream social Tuesday.
Music in the Village begins at 6:30 p.m. today on the lawn of the historic Cherry Hill School. This week's show features the Rich Eddy's Rockin' Oldies Band. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair. Admission is free. Did you know that Kevin Cope of Canton is one of this year's Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholars honorees? The award is given to sports letter-winners in their second year or later of college who maintain a 3.7 or higher grade-point average. Cope, a sophomore at Michigan State University, is majoring in finance and lettered in soccer. A photo contest is under way at Patch — we're calling it Your Patch of Michigan — and the grand prize is a two-night stay at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island, to be awarded in …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Canton Leisure Services hosts the annual family camping night at Heritage Park.
Jeff Peltz spent Friday evening pitching three tents at Heritage Park and keeping an eye on two of his children. He also shelled out about $50 — $15 per tent, $5 per person for activities and extra to rent canoes so the kids could paddle about the big pond. "Is it worth it? Oh, yes," said Peltz, a GM factory worker who commutes to work in Toledo, OH, since his job at Willow Run was transferred out of state. He said his campsite would eventually have 10 people, including family friends. The Peltz party was just one of hundreds of that flocked to the park to play, dance and watch an outdoor screening of Despicable Me. Canton Leisure Services' annual family camping night at the park is a good time for family bonding, Peltz said, especially …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Crusin' Custom Coneys is the brainchild of substitute teacher Gary Marks.
Canton's weekly outdoor concerts at showcase live music with attractions provided from Canton Leisure Services in the form of a bounce house, rock wall and at times, chalk drawings, face painting and other kid-friendly activities. This year, a new food stand debuted: Cruisin' Custom Coneys. Gary Marks of Canton runs the stand with his daughter, Mesa Marks. The stand offers snacks such as Pop Tarts, chips, cookies and trail mix bars as well as Nathan's hot dogs, water and soft drinks. Prices range from 50 cents for snacks to $3 for hot dogs. Gary Marks said he is a substitute teacher and the food stand is one way he is earning money over the summer. The Cruisin' Custom Coneys is scheduled to be at the Thursday Concert Series in Heritage …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Storytelling; finding jobs; and a trip to Major League Baseball's All-Star Game.
1. Canton Public Library's Connect Your Summer continues with two events today for the 5-and-younger set: Family Storytime, from 10 to 10:30 a.m., and ABC activity time, 10:30 to 11 a.m. 2. If you're looking for a summer division in the way of volunteer work, check out this list provided by Canton Leisure Services Department or call 734-394-5191 3. Let's talk jobs: If you're a teenager — have you found summer work? Adults: Are you unemployed, underemployed or finally feel like the economic ground has stopped shaking? (If you're still looking, scan the Canton Patch's Marketplace.) Email your good, bad or other experiences to editor Peg McNichol, firstname.lastname@example.org. 4. Did you read about the All-Star trip in store for this week's Whiz …