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Support the 12th annual Moraine Adventure Relay

The race is on as the Oak Ridges Moraine Adventure Relay celebrates its 12th anniversary. One of the largest events of its kind in Ontario, the race will engage more than 400 canoeists, runners and trail cyclists covering the full relay (160 km of Oak Ridges Moraine trail) or the half relay (80 km of the trail). The big event is slated for June 9. The organizers are looking for Ontario residents to create and register recreational, corporate or elite teams to compete in the event. Many teams are formed by neighbours and friends in communities across the Moraine and...

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Strawberry Festival returns with a musical feast

Mark your calendars for June 29 to July 1 and plan on enjoying some tasty tunes at this year’s Strawberry Festival. The lineup includes lots of local talent too. This year’s local talent includes: Stouffville singer-songwriter Laurelle Augustyn, whose songs blend elements of folk, roots and rock music; one of York Region’s premier R&B bands, MidLife Crisis; dynamic 10-piece ensemble, the Blackboard Blues Band; the SDSS Dixieland Band, a small group of high school students from Grades 10-12 dedicated to performing early jazz music; and Stouffville-based gypsy-jazz band, the Django Djunkies. Visit strawberryfestival.ca for the full lineup. Photo: Blackboard...

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School board celebrates achievement of students of African heritage

Ninety-eight York Region District School Board students recently received awards from the Alliance of Educators for Black Students (AEBS). Nine were awarded scholarships to pursue post-secondary education. The awards and scholarships are given to students who demonstrate high achievement in academics, athletics, school involvement and the arts. Award-winning graduating students received plaques and non-graduating students received medals presented by school board staff including Louise Sirisko, education director; Corrie McBain, board chair; and veteran superintendents. “These students have a positive effect in their schools and communities and we hope events like these continue to reward and encourage excellence,” said Cecil...

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Cool music for a hot summer

What’s better than enjoying a summer evening with a cold beverage and good people on the patio?  Try adding some top-notch music to make the evening guaranteed summer perfection. Then, the Summer Patio Series, presented by 19 on the Park, should hit the right note. Now in its fourth year, the shows have become a summer staple for residents and those looking to get away for an evening. The open-air concerts are presented at Civic Square, right in front of 19 on the Park, on the Main Street of Stouffville. On July 14, the first of the three-show series...

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Stouffville teens recipients of inaugural hockey bursary awards

Four Stouffville hockey players are the recipients of a inaugural bursary program launched in the community this year. James Carlin, Liam Comeau, Brydon Jewett and Ryan Nunes received financial awards from the Bonnie and Glenn McDougall Bursary fund during the annual general meeting of the Whitchurch-Stouffville Minor Hockey Association (WSMHA) this spring. All four are WSMHA graduates who will be attending university or college this year. “All the applicants have mentored athletes and students at school, in the community, within the WSMHA and their hockey team,” bursary selection committee member Peter Harmsen explained at the meeting. “All the applicants...

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