Month: February 2017

Innovation excellence at Markham Stouffville Hospital

Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) aims to inspire everyone across the hospital to embed innovation in everything they do. Innovation is a priority as part of the hospital’s strategic plan, and imperative for future success. “Incorporating innovative thinking into our daily work helps improve the patient experience and enables our teams to work collaboratively to deliver excellent care,” says May Chang, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Markham Stouffville Hospital. “This has meant introducing a significant shift in thinking and culture across the organization.” Recently MSH held its first SmartCare Innovation Fair which showcased both internal projects and external...

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19 on the Park supports local artists

Back by popular demand on March 4 is 19 on the Park’s Full Bodied Short Stories – Hopped Edition with local author and actor Johnny Wideman. This unique event pairs local food, local beverages and a short story written and read by a local artist in the theatre’s intimate space. This is the third year of this event, and it is widely popular: 2016’s edition with wine was completely sold out. Johnny is the artist director of Theatre of the Beat, and is known for his writings that both challenge and inspire audiences. Wideman studied Drama at the University...

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Annual Mayor’s Dinner

The Stouffville Chamber of Commerce promises a great evening at this year’s Annual Mayor’s Dinner at Spring Lakes Golf Club on April 5. Last year’s event sold out quickly, so get your tickets soon. “We invite all businesses, their staff and local residents to come out and show their support for our honored guest Chief Magistrate Justin Altmann, at this special event,” said Stouffville Chamber of Commerce executive director Harry Renaud. Mayor Justin Altmann will be the highlight of the evening as he presents his mid-term report on accomplishments and an update on the planned developments for the Whitchurch-Stouffville...

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Batter up

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Softball Association (WSSA) has been providing a fun, community-based softball experience for children and youth for more than 50 years. “This upcoming season will be filled with lots of fun and opportunity for skill development for all of our players,” promises WSSA secretary Rosanna Garganis. Programs are available for all ages and skill levels through its House League, Select, and Rep Programs. Recreational softball is offered at the House League level and the commitment is generally one game a week starting in mid-May and finishing mid to late August with a year-end tournament. The emphasis at this...

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Citizens can do their part to help homeless youth

York Region residents are being urged to open up their doors to kids who are homeless. The appeal comes from 360°kids, a local charity that works with at-risk youth in York Region. A newly launched program, Nightstop, aims to provide beds on a night-to-night basis to low-risk homeless youth who have no criminal record or history of violence. 360°kids emphasizes that comprehensive checks are carried out on everyone involved in the program, including the host families. The chair of the 360°kids board, Mark Zeidenberg, believes Nightstop offers hope to young people. “We cannot keep building shelters,” he said. “This...

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