Month: January 2018

Tamil community honoured

Federal, provincial and municipal government representatives joined forces to honour the Tamil community at the 11th annual Thai Pongal Dinner, hosted by the Canadian Tamil Congress. In her address, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne highlighted the community and anti-racism. “We have to work to combat systemic racism in all of our venues whether we’re at work, whether we’re with our families – wherever we are in our communities,” she said. Wynne also saluted a “great Canadian,” Captain Gus Dalton, who passed away Jan. 17 at the age of 87. Dalton is famous for rescuing 150 Tamil refugees from two tiny...

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Wintersong music festival caps a world-record event

The successful Guinness World Record effort to achieve the world’s longest concert by multiple artists was a memorable event last year that brought media attention from all over the GTA and brought a community together in a big way. But while tired eyes took a couple of days off to refresh, the effort to officially certify the event has been ongoing for months. The January Wintersong – Stouffville’s Winter Music Festival – hosted by Kevin Ker’s Epidemic Music Group along with a host of helpers and official backing from the town itself was, in many ways, an extension of...

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Town appoints new community services director

Marilou Murray has been hired as the new Leisure & Community Services director for the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. Murray has extensive senior management experience within recreation and municipal administration. Her most recent post was at the Town of Ajax, as Strategy, Communications and Policy manager/assistant to the CAO.  She also worked for the provincial government. In addition to recreation training, Murray has advanced training in marketing, strategy, business and leadership as well as training in quality management. She is an active member of Parks and Recreation Ontario and a past member of the Society of Directors of Municipal Recreation...

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Stouffville hockey tournament features sportsmanship, hard work and fun

By Stephanie Liu Stouffville Christian School played host to an invitational hockey tournament for local elementary school teams on Jan. 19. Eight teams, from multiple Christian schools across the GTA, participated in the event, held at Stouffville Arena. Skill levels ranged from house league to triple-A players. “This is a fun tournament where Christian schools come together for a day of competition and fun,” said Don Roe, Stouffville Christian head coach. “Everyone practices good sportsmanship and works very hard, but at the end of the tournament everyone had fun and built a box full of great memories.” Roe has been...

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19 on the Park gets Imax quality upgrades

Stouffville movie buffs will soon have a whole new experience as 19 on the Park upgrades its current film screening system.  Last October, council voted in favour of awarding a contract to ProjecTech Entertainment to install a $70,000 system that includes a screen, surround-sound system and digital high-definition projector. The previous system was purchased in 2008 as the building was being renovated and, at the time, was an excellent system for the centre with the idea of screening Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) movies three or four times a year. However, the popularity of the film screenings has grown....

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Calendar of Events

  1. Latcham Gallery

    January 13 - February 24
  2. Masters of Illusion

    February 1 - February 4
  3. 19 on the Park

    February 10

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