At Home in Durham

We have been out and about quite a lot – learning from local businesses, attending community functions and enjoying attractions in the region. I hope you take time to get to know the incredible people, places and spaces right here in the Durham Region. Click to read Elsii E-News.

A Quiet Retreat

Our hometown of ‘lil ole Leskard has an interesting history! Big thanks to Orono Weekly Times and author Karen Cashin for including The Hive Centre and Bee & Bee in this spotlight on Leskard.

Community and Economy

Through 1COMMUNITY1, we are working on a special assignment with the Town of Ajax, Economic Development Department. We have been speaking with business owners and CEOs to learn about the key factors that help their businesses succeed. The theme that continuously surfaces is the importance of community in building and growing business. More soon!

Immigration and Integration

Choosing to immigrate and integrate is incredibly brave. He arrived in the Durham Region without work and without knowing the language or culture. Of all the places in the world, this is where he ended up – changing the Faria destiny forever. For me, there is nothing random about it. I have always felt that I am here for a … Read More

Getting to Know Saraswati – PT3

After being gifted a Saraswati Veena in a dream by whom I believe to be Kabir, I began learning about the instrument and its namesake, Saraswati. Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of Knowledge, Wisdom, Music, Arts and Nature. I am getting to know her and I love her already! Read Part 1 – Turning to Gold Read Part 2 – … Read More