Month: February 2018

Singing, dancing and fun at students’ Chinese New Year celebration

Singing, dancing and traditional dishes were highlights of the Chinese New year party hosted by York Region District School Board and EastRidge Church English as a Second Language (ESL) students. On Feb. 15, ESL students, aged 20 through 80, celebrated the Year of the Dog at EastRidge Church. The event was open to all community members and more than 100 people attended. “You are not alone here,” said Eric Guo, student and member of the organizing committee. “Everyone has a different story in Canada.” The celebration kicked off with a speech from Mayor Justin Altmann and MPP Helena Jaczek. One...

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Employment up 3.3 per cent

With nearly 20,000 new jobs created in just one year, employment growth in York Region – Ontario’s fastest-growing large municipality and third largest business hub – continues to outpace national, provincial and Greater Toronto Area (GTA) averages. The region is home to 51,000 businesses that employ more than 620,000 people. Between mid-year 2016 and mid-year 2017, a total of 19,780 new jobs were created, representing a 3.3 per cent increase year-over-year and slightly lower than the previous year’s growth rate of 3.6 per cent. Over the past five years, York has grown at an average annual rate of 3.2...

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Stouffville Chamber of Commerce hosts annual Mayor’s Dinner

The Stouffville Chamber of Commerce promises your best networking opportunity this year at the annual Mayor’s Dinner on March 7 at Spring Lakes Golf Club, 4962 Stouffville Road. Organizers say the evening will be dynamic, energetic and entertaining. This time around, the overall theme is “unity in our community” and many Stouffville Chamber members will be spotlighted throughout the event. Last year, more than 250 attended the annual dinner do. Visit for more...

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Savour Stouffville

Formerly known as Stouffvillicious, Savour Stouffville is an event focused on food and drink in Whitchurch-Stouffville for the month of March. The primary goal is to bring attention and more business to those growing, making, selling and serving food and/or drink. The event is being organized by the town economic development office. “I am very pleased that 26 local businesses are participating this year,” says Tina Sharma, downtown coordinator. Sharma says she is excited 10 businesses in downtown Stouffville are participating. Aaron Purveyor’s Fine Foods is presenting a free sampling day, The Smokery is hosting a Scotch whiskey tasting...

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Calling all young actors

For the child that was born for the stage, 19 on the Park’s Young Actor’s Theatre Camp is the place to be this March break. Now in its eighth year, the stagecraft school, run by Motus O Dance Theatre, has become a staple for Stouffville’s budding actors. Throughout its 27 years as a dance theatre company, Motus O has shown time and again that they are artistic visionaries on the stage.  Their passion for innovation on the stage combined with a solid background as educators give the camps a different feel than a traditional camp.  Motus O believes strongly...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Latcham Gallery

    January 13 - February 24
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    February 1 - February 24


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