Zorra Now - Community Events & Services Magazine -Spring 2023

Zorra Now | Spring 2023 23 TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT INFORMATION Cultural Mapping Task Force Inventory underway of Zorra’s cultural resources A wide-ranging list of artisans, festivals and events, businesses, non-profit organizations, heritage sites, and other cultural resources in Zorra Township is being compiled by a volunteer Cultural Mapping Task Force set up by Council. The inventory was requested so an interactive map of Zorra’s arts and culture sector could be developed by Township staff. In turn, this would help Council identify ways it might provide improved service to local artists and others involved in culture-related activities. The online information also would be a ready reference for residents and visitors, enhancing the marketing and promotion of local art, events and the many other cultural opportunities in Zorra. An example of a cultural map for the City of Burlington. If you have an idea, suggestion, or would like to help with information gathering for the project, we invite you to contact the Township or attend an upcoming task force meeting. All are welcome to attend! (The next scheduled meeting is Monday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the small hall at the Embro-Zorra Community Centre.) Arts and culture providers/creators who could be included in the inventory are also invited to contact the Township of Zorra. Fraudsters are targeting seniors by calling and pretending to be a family member in distress, the police or a justice official claiming that a loved one or grandchild is in trouble and needs money immediately. Victims are told there's a gag order and can't speak to anyone. PROTECT YOURSELF Fraudsters... Call demanding immediate payment for bail, or fines to avoid going to jail Remember! The courts won't ask for cash to bail out someone in custody and will require people to be present in court. Claim to be a lawyer, police or family member in an emergency situation demanding funds Be suspicious of calls that require immediate action. Hang up! Call your local police and contact the family member directly. Request cash and send couriers for pick up or demand the victim to send cash by courier services or via cryptocurrency. Never send cash, cryptocurrencies or any other funds to unknown persons, unverified addresses or bank accounts. If you believe you have been scammed, contact your local police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre: 1 (888) 495-8501 / antifraudcentre.ca Recognize. Reject. Report.