Month: April 2017

I am walking for Parkview

Parkview Home Long-Term Care is holding a Walk for Parkview fundraiser on June 4 to raise funds to cover a trellis roof at the Home entrance. The goal is to protect the residents from inclement weather when being transported to and from the building. Family members, friends, staff and community supporters will walk together in support of this worthy cause. Health Minister Jane Philpott will also be joining the walk. Parkview Services for Seniors has been serving the Stouffville community since 1965. It includes a long-term care home on Weldon Road across from the fire station, and apartments and...

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Spirit fall in 2nd Round to Powerful Golden Hawks

The Stouffville Spirit’s season has come to an end after being swept by the Trenton Golden Hawks in the second round of the OJHL playoffs. There was no question that the conference semi-final series would be a difficult one for the Spirit against a Trenton team with a potent offence that finished 1st in the North East conference and ranked 6th in the Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20. The Golden Hawks took game one fairly easily overwhelming the Spirit with 41 shots and winning 4-0. The offensive explosion continued in game two and three as Trenton blew by...

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Bands make musical history in Guinness World Records

Local artists and music goers rocked out to a record breaking of 437 hours of continuous music at the Earl of Whitchurch Pub on April 4. What was an attempt to smash the Guinness World Record for the longest concert with multiple artists; a show that was supposed to run until April 2 but was held over for two more days. All proceeds from the event are going to charities such as Sick Kids Hospital, the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research, Markham Stouffville Hospital, North Toronto Cat Rescue, The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjac Fund, Artscan Circle,...

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Minister Philpott Talks Budget 2017

Hon. Jane Philpott, MP Markham-Stouffville and Minister of Health, brought home several updates relating to the recently released Budget 2017. She also spent a lot of time visiting with constituents and travelling to Fanshawe College to discuss the expanded Canada Student Loans and Grants Program. Under the new program (within the Innovation and Skills Plan) 23-thousand students will be eligible for non-repaying loans each year. The overall plan will also make it possible for Canadians to continuously upgrade their education and skills. The focus is on those wanting to return to the workforce but unable to afford any length...

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Fun after 55!

Who says getting older is no fun? Here’s the secret: you can make the years after 55 the best years of your life if you choose to do so. Check out the 55 Plus Club. Their sign says it all: “Healthy, active living. Lifelong learning. Fun and friendship,” The Club currently has over 540 members and will likely close out the year at over 700. It’s aimed at the young-at-heart. Spring classes are getting underway. For those who like to keep physically fit, they offer a gentle mat yoga, Osteo Fit for those dealing with osteoporosis and osteopenia, and...

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