Month: January 2017

36 groups receive money from Mayor’s Community Fund

The Mayor’s Community Fund mission is to be a not-for-profit organization that is created to improve the wider community of the area of Whitchurch-Stouffville and York Region; to encourage the goodwill and involvement of the greater community; and to foster positive community spirit and encourage civic pride. The Mayor’s Community Fund presented $36,000 to 36 local community groups in honour of their contribution to our community. The community celebration was held at the Royal Canadian Legion where the cheques were handed out last month. Many members of the community, associations and clubs joined the celebration. Photo: The Stouffville Cricket...

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Spirit looking to cement playoff spot

The Stouffville Spirit had an average month of December winning four games, losing four, and tying one earning  10 points in 9 games.   The Spirit opened the month with three wins and a tie which included an 18-2 win against the Milton IceHawks. Spirit forward, Thomas Tinmouth, made the most out of that game scoring two goals and adding three assists.   The Spirit followed that up with three straight losses to finish the month. One of those losses included a tough 3-2 overtime loss against Cobourg. Stouffville was up 2-0 in the third when Cobourg tied it...

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Anthem singer performs for more than the Spirit

She’s the little girl with the big voice who kicks off Stouffville Spirit home games. Sydnee Guglietti, 10, is a Grade 5 student at Summitview Public School on Main Street. It’s her second season as anthem singer at Jr. A games at the Stouffville Arena. Dressed in a Stouffville hockey jersey and tuque, she leads the crowd in O Canada. Hockey runs in her family. Cousin Joseph Blandisi of Markham is a top prospect in the New Jersey Devils’ system who tallied 17 points with the NHL team last season. Sydnee doesn’t just sing in hockey rinks. She has been...

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Frostfire fireworks light up town sky at local family event

On Dec. 3 families kicked off the holiday season with a bang, with frostfire fireworks held at Stouffville Memorial Park.   Local community organization Tiny Seedlings organized a fireworks spectacular for families in the community. The park was filled with a high energy from the start, with top hits playing from the Tiny Seedlings booth and children dancing all night long.   Throughout the night, families were also given free cups of hot chocolate, and several prizes were handed out to lucky winners who had a winning sticker on their cup. Despite the chilly weather, both the little ones...

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New year, new support for Latcham

The Latcham Gallery is kicking off its ‘Give a Gift’ campaign on Jan. 1—putting forward what organizers say is a great way to start 2017 on the right foot.   The campaign encourages community members to inspire others through visual art during the holiday season.   As a public and non-profit charitable gallery, the Latcham Gallery’s incoming donations create opportunities for all ages in Stouffville to access programming. The goal is to allow the community to experience art, encourage creativity and expression, and engage with ideas that are shared through art.   Any gift or donation will contribute to...

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