In September, McDonald's Canada will be sporting the new label on their Egg McMuffin. Through their partnership with Egg Farmers of Canada, McDonald's will put a EQA label (Egg Quality Assurance) on their McMuffin sandwiches. For an egg to obtain a EQA certification they need to have met the Start Clean-Stay Clean and Animal Care program standards.
“The EQA program is the culmination of decades of work building world-class standards in the Canadian egg industry. Those standards are upheld through our national programs that include inspections and third-party audits. We are pleased that McDonald’s Canada is displaying our EQA mark on their McMuffin sandwiches, showcasing their pride in Canadian eggs and the farmers that produce them.” - Roger Pelissero, Chair of Egg Farmers of Canada.
On Thursday, July 25, 2019, Ben Lobb, our local MP spent the afternoon with Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health. The afternoon started at the Ryan O’Reilly parade, a parade held in Goderich to honor the Stanley Cup winner, Ryan O’Reilly. Ben and other Gateway team members sported Hometown Heroes jerseys at the parade to show their support.
After the parade, Gateway’s summer students (Emma Warren and Shanna Cardno) Gateway’s President (Gwen Devereaux) and Gateway’s Administrative Lead (Sarah Versteeg) sat down with Ben to discuss some of the research being conducted at Gateway. Emma spoke about her food insecurity project that she is conducting with Valerie Steckle, another Gateway summer student, under the supervision of Professor Al Lauzon and Valencia Gaspard of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph. This project will examine food barriers faced by rural seniors and determine their potential impact on senior’s health and wellbeing. Shanna also described her summer project on farmer’s mental health and farmer resiliency across Huron, Perth, Grey and Bruce Counties.
Gateway would like to thank Ben for his time, support and passion for the health of his local community.
Gateway would like to extend a thank you to all who wore their Hometown Heroes Jerseys to yesterday's Ryan O'Reilly Parade. It was such a blessing to stand united with our amazing community members and support a local Hometown Hero. A special thanks goes out to Ben Lobb, our MP for coming out and showing his support.
On Thursday, July 25, 2019, Goderich honored Stanley Cup Winner Ryan O'Reilly with a parade downtown. Through wearing Hometown Heroes Jerseries, Gateway and other Hometown Heroes supporters showed their support. It was so great to see our local community come to together to support our local hero. Congratulations Ryan!
The Seaforth Stanley Cup Parade was a blast! The Gateway team enjoyed seeing Ryan O'Reilly being honored and supported by the community. We are looking forward to the Stanley Cup Parade occuring in Goderich is afternoon at 1 pm. Click here you want more details on this upcoming event.
The Stanley Cup is in Goderich! In honor of Ryan O'Reilly, a parade will be held today in Goderich, starting at 1 pm and moving through the town to the YMCA. Cup pictures will be taken from 2 to 3:30 pm. Come on out and show your support to our local hero.
If you are interested in how rural men navigate health and masculinity this read is for you! Click here to read more about what it is like for men living in the countryside.
On July 10th, Gateway students spoke at COPA 45's annual BBQ held at the Goderich Municipal Airport. The students presented on their current research project and were able to engage in some questions concerning Gateway projects. We would like to thank COPA 45 for their hospitality and great company.