Month: June 2016

Lights! Camera! Action! at summer camp

Lights. Camera. Action! at summer camp If your kids are the kind to act up, a summer camp at 19 on the Park aims to give them a more constructive outlet for it. Back by popular demand, the theatre is hosting camps for budding thespians, run by the pros of Modus O Dance Theatre. Broken into a junior category for kids six through to eight, and a senior category for those nine to 15, the two-week-long camps begin July 4. The goal? Help hone performance skills, stage presence, movement and voice. The cost of the camp is $215 per...

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Face time with portraits

The classic portrait is, in many minds, at the core of what art really boils down to – a critical expression of humanity. What better place to start looking than our own faces? Of course, while the face can tell a complicated story, the narrative is helped along by the medium, and the artist that creates the portrait we see. For fans of the portrait, the current exhibition at the Latcham Gallery, FaceTime: Contemporary Portraiture, is a must-see. Featuring eight artists and art collective works that were selected from a pool of 100 submissions received in an open call...

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Adventure Relay about testing limits and enjoying nature

Summer is here, which means it is time once again for some outdoor adventures. The Oak Ridge Trail Association will be putting on its 10th annual Moraine Adventure Relay, a 160 km journey that will test participants’ endurance and strength in one of the more unique and challenging events taking place in the Toronto area this summer. “It’s a very rewarding experience,” said the association’s publicity coordinator, Frank Alexander. “It’s one big event that many of the hikers participate in and it’s a real morale boost. It also helps publicity wise getting word out about our organization and the...

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Sangster House a part of Stouffville’s past and present

The Sangster house at 6130 Main St. is an iconic building in the downtown core that has served the community of Whitchurch-Stouffville for many years—much like the family which once inhabited it. The Sangster family came to Stouffville area from England in 1830s. John Sangster, with his wife Jane, had a farm near the hamlet of Lincolnville. He operated a small willow furniture factory, and also kept a bakeshop and operated a hotel in the hamlet. There were six children born to John and Jane, including Robert Taylor and John Herbert. Robert married Laura Rusnell, which whom he had...

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