Month: August 2017

Ballantrae Summer Games paint the community Red…Yellow, Blue, Green and Purple

The Ballantrae Summer Games was in full force this past week, charging forward with the motto of prevention, health, wellness and camaraderie within an established mature community. The games ran from August 19th to Sunday August 27th and kicked off with a vehicle parade, around Masters South and Masters North. Nine days of both outdoor competitions and indoor competitions ranging from Slo Pitch, Ladder Golf, Bean Bag Toss, Slo Cycling, to Mah Jong, Cribbage, Euchre, Bridge, Timed Chess and many others followed. Each of the five condos that make up the community adopted one of the colours of the...

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GTA ENTERTAINMENT: John Mayer brought it home in Toronto last night

John Mayer made a second stop in Toronto while on The Search for Everything Tour, playing to a jam packed house at the Budweiser stage Aug. 29. Known for playing lots of new music at his shows, Mayer also spoiled the adoring crowd with all-time faves like Vultures, Gravity, No Such Thing and his stylistic rendition of Tom Petty classic, Free Falling. There was not an empty seat in the house, except when crowds were brought to their feet and gathered in large groups dancing in the aisles. The energy was shared at the inspiring and highly entertaining show...

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A driving tour in the countryside from Stouffville

Such a simple title and yet one which may have several interpretations. To each a different meaning of both ‘driving tour’ and ‘countryside’. Some people like to drive somewhere … to have a destination; for others, the journey is the destination. For some people the countryside is what is there now … what one sees; to others the countryside may be a storybook showing differing features of the human and natural story. How you use this tour is personal but here are a few ideas. Stouffville lies on the southern slope of the Oak Ridge Moraine at about 240...

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Huron-Wendat Nation recognized

History comes alive in Stouffville with the unveiling of Huron-Wendat Nation plaques. The Ontario Heritage Trust, in partnership with the Huron-Wendat Nation and the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, unveiled provincial plaques commemorating the Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site. The site, known initially as the Mantle archaeological site, was the location of a 16th-century village founded by Ancestors of the Huron-Wendat. This site was one of the largest and most culturally complex 16th-century settlements in North America and provides information about life in Ontario at that time and a deeper understanding of the rich history and accomplishments of the Huron-Wendat people. “The Ontario...

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L’il Legobot at the Library

If you know any young kids well, you know they just loooove Lego. So, show them that you have their best interest at heart and tell them about the September 29th L’il Legobots activity at the library (175 Mostar St) The one-hour event features a video challenge that prompts them to build a weird and wonderful Lego creation. No this isn’t the Lego you grew up with. It’s way cooler. (just ask the kids) It’s a technical adventure that helps develop technical, problem-solving and teamwork skills. It will probably also cost you a trip to the local toy department...

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