Month: May 2016

Celebrating International Museum Day at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum

  May 21 marks the 39th International Museum Day and Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum will be celebrating with the rest of the world. For the international event, the museum will be opening its doors for free, as part of a mandate to share the history and culture contained in museums with all who seek them. Museum curator Stephanie Foley has been with the museum since 1993 when she started as an assistant curator, but the museum’s history predates tenure by more than two decades. “The museum was started in 1971 by a group of local residents in response to the excitement...

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Mental Health Week opens discussions

  There are still, unfortunately, stigmas attached to mental health issues – which is why the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) since 1951 has brought us Mental Health Week.   Observed between May 2 and 8 this year, the purpose of this week is to break down barriers, inform people of symptoms and signs, and provide supports to those in need.   Mental illness doesn’t just affect adults; one in every five youth in Canada lives with a mental health issue.   Partners for Mental Health, an organization active in transforming the way Canadians think about mental health, addresses...

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