Author: Dave Anderson

Kids will be haunting the Museum

Gather your little ghosts and goblins and get ready for trick or treating at the Stouffville Museum. Now in its fifth year, Ghoulicious will happen Oct. 28 from 1 to 2:30pm. Children aged three to 10 will also be able to make pumpkin cookies and decorate loot bags. Krista Rauchenstein, the program coordinator at the museum said Ghoulicious came to be because museum staff wanted to create an event for families that focused on Halloween. “It’s a fun and interesting way to provide access to the Museum for young families,” she said. She added that all visitors will learn...

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Markham Stouffville Hospital celebrates second annual diversity fair

Markham Stouffville Hospital staff celebrated Markham and Stouffville’s diverse culture with the Second Annual Diversity Fair in May at the hospital. The Diversity Fair represents the growth of the Markham and Stouffville communities and is the cornerstone of Markham Stouffville Hospital’s inspiration to deliver high-quality programs, services and care in a manner that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. This year’s theme was Cultures United: Song and Dance. Attendees participated in an opening ritual honouring First Nations Land, Bollywood dancing and engaged with organizations in the community to break down barriers. Staff also wore cultural-specific outfits. This is part of...

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Doors Open Stouffville to show off the best of the best

Doors Open Stouffville will be celebrating 13 years with 12 outstanding sites of historical, architectural and cultural importance. Admission is free for visitors at all participating sites on June 3 between 10 am and 4 pm (unless otherwise noted). On the list is: Altona Mennonite Meeting House located at 5475 Sideline 30 located at Sideline 30 and the Uxbridge-Pickering Townline was built by pioneers who emigrated from Pennsylvania, this 1852 brick meeting house has never been renovated. It contains original unpainted pine pews and floor. The cemetery is the burial place of the founder of Stouffville, Abraham Stouffer, and...

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Bands make musical history in Guinness World Records

Local artists and music goers rocked out to a record breaking of 437 hours of continuous music at the Earl of Whitchurch Pub on April 4. What was an attempt to smash the Guinness World Record for the longest concert with multiple artists; a show that was supposed to run until April 2 but was held over for two more days. All proceeds from the event are going to charities such as Sick Kids Hospital, the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research, Markham Stouffville Hospital, North Toronto Cat Rescue, The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjac Fund, Artscan Circle,...

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Bands set out to break musical record

There’s a marathon coming to town, but it doesn’t require any running. Local artists are plugging in at the Earl of Whitchurch Pub starting Mar. 17, looking to smash the Guinness World Record for longest concert with multiple artists, a show expected to run until Apr. 2. All proceeds of the event will go to charities such as Sick Kids Hospital, the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research, Markham Stouffville Hospital, North Toronto Cat Rescue, The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjac Fund, Artscan Circle, 360 Kids and more. The event was coordinated by Kevin Ker, owner of Epidemic...

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    January 13 - February 24
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    February 1 - February 4
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    February 10

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