Month: April 2017

Dark fibre comes to light at community meeting

(Pictured L to R: David Tuley, Cathy Robinson, Jennifer Hess, Doug Lindeblom, Hon. Jane Philpott) In Budget 2016, the federal government pledged $500 million to make it possible to connect 300 rural and remote communities by 2021. The Connect to Innovate program was established following extensive consultation with stakeholders and Internet service providers. Last night the community gathered at a Town Hall with Hon. Jane Philpott, MP Markham-Stouffville and representatives from Planning and Economic Development York Region. Canadians need access to high -speed internet to fully participate, this is not under debate, but a few other things were at...

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Spirit’s Hunter named to OHA top prospects

This week the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) will be announcing the 2016-17 OHA Awards recipients and recently announced the OHA 2016-17 Top Prospects as selected by the OHA Awards Committee. Stouffville Spirit goaltender, Hunter Jones, was named to the five-player list of top prospects that includes two defencemen and three forwards. Jones, as a 16-year-old, finished his rookie season with the Spirit with a record of 7-7-0, a goals against average of 2.74 and a .917 save percentage. Impressive numbers, considering the 6’3” goaltender doesn’t turn 17 until September 21. Jones also represented his country by participating in the...

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Ontario Junior Citizen Finalists: Changing the World Through Youth

Veronica Chan and Nadine Carter represent their hometowns as they become the 2016 Ontario Junior Citizen Finalists. On March 20, 2017, Chan and Carter were recognized by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association for their continuous contribution to the community. Both finalists were acknowledged for their leadership skills and generosity towards others, being one of 13 award recipients across Ontario. The 36th annual Ontario Junior Citizen awards ceremony was held at Queen’s Park. This year, the event was hosted by Elizabeth Dowdeswell, lieutenant-governor of Ontario. Veronica’s Story 17-year-old Veronica Chan was awarded with the Ontario Junior Citizen award for her...

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19 on the Park offers great entertainment chooses

The Balloon Tree Saturday May 6 @ 2pm Allow your imagination to run free as we follow Princess Leora on a musical adventure through her village in search for the one object that will save them all – a balloon. Up against her evil uncle, the Archduke, and all the guards in the kingdom she cannot make it without the help of the villagers, and of course, the audience! Set off on a magical journey filled with live music, sword fighting, wizards, magic spells, audience interaction and of course, lots and lots of balloons! *Based on the best-selling book...

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kickstART: An action-packed evening of art, prizes, and fun. Live Paint Battle, Digital Destinations (green screen fun presented by Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library), a massive community art project, henna tattooing, snacks, and more. LIVE PAINT BATTLE – A live painting competition for youth at The Latcham Gallery as part of National Youth Week celebrations! Paint your mark onto canvas. This free, live painting event invites individual artists and/or small collaborative artist teams (max. 3 participants per team) ages 10 – 18 to compete in a timed “paint off”. Winners of each round go on to compete in the final “paint...

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