Month: November 2016

The Stouffville Spirit look for fan power for home games

The players get a bit of a break from commuting this month, after playing six of the last seven games away. They get home-ice advantage for the next seven of eight games, beginning Nov. 5 when they take on the North York Rangers. The Spirit’s only away game is one worth the drive as they compete against Markham on November 25 at the Markham Centennial Community Centre. Markham currently is ahead of the Spirti by one point in the OJHL North division. The Spirit take on Lindsay on the 10th, Whitby on the 12th, Wellington on the 17th, Trenton...

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Shanghai Acrobats

The Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China bring a night of mind boggling acrobatics and gravity defying dance to the stage at Flato Markham Theatre this month. With three shows in two days, including a Satuday matinee, the award-winning troupe promises pageantry, precision, beauty, balance, spins and, of course, spectacle.   The troupe of nearly 50 integrates traditional theatrical elements like mime, balance and dance into astonishing feats and seemingly impossible physical spectacles.   “The Shanghai Acrobats bring to Markham an incredible world class spectacle of Chinese traditional and contemporary acrobatic arts,” says Flato Markham Theatre General...

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Learn the history of the apron

From the functional cotton aprons of our great-grandmothers to the embroidered, beribboned and decorative accessories of the 1970s housewife, aprons trace the changing history of the role of women as they run the household. The garment’s fashionable and utilitarian histories are chronicled in a new exhibit at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum. Fit to be Tied, as the exhibit is known, will take place Tuesday through Saturdays until Dec. 10 at the museum located at 14732 Woodbine Ave. The apron was traditionally viewed as an essential garment for anyone doing housework. Cheaper clothes and washing machines made aprons less common beginning...

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Making surgery more bearable

Moments after three-year-old Carter Stather woke up from surgery, a brand new teddy bear was placed into his arms, and a new friendship was born. “He immediately lit up,” said Roxanne Stather, Carter’s mother. “This was a very overwhelming experience for him, but this teddy bear took away so much of his anxiety and fear.” On October 7, Carter visited Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) for his first ever surgical experience with the removal of his tonsils and adenoids. That day, he also became the first recipient of the MSH Foundation’s brand new “Buy a Bear” program. This highly personalized...

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Stouffville continues their hot start to season

The Stouffville Spirit continued their strong start in the month of September by winning six games and earning 14 points in October. The Spirit had played only 3 games at home last month while the rest were on the road.   Stouffville’s leading scorer is Max Novick who has 19 points, 7 goals and 12 assists. Josh Angier is right behind him with 7 goals and 18 points in 18 games.   Goalie Aaron Taylor earned another 4 wins in October improving on his save percentage to .908.Hunter Jones has been a solid back up for the Spirit appearing...

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