This year’s Winter Carnival has been moved to the Ballantrae Community Centre at 5592 Aurora Road. It will be held on Saturday February 20, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm.
THE WINTER CARNIVAL IS BACK!
The MLRA is pleased to announce the return of the Winter Carnival after a year’s hiatus. Due to winter’s late start this year and concerns about ice safety, it has been decided that it would be best to move the event to the Ballantrae Community Centre.
Bring your skates!
Snowflakes and Starlight Winter Carnival. The perfect winter celebration for the entire family
“Some of the most touching and inspirational Christmas stories are seldom told…”
“Some of the most touching and inspirational Christmas stories are seldom told, as a result the messages and lessons from those stories are lost or perhaps overshadowed by what Christmas has become today.”
The Christmas truce of 1914 was an unofficial ceasefire that took place along the Western front during the First World War. The meeting of enemies as friends in no-man’s land was experienced by hundreds, if not thousands, of men on during the “war to end all wars”. Nearly a century later, the event is seen as a shining episode of sanity from among the bloody chapters of World War One.
Congratulations to Jane Philpott on being elected as our Member Of Parliament and also on her appointment to Minister of Health. We are sure she will do us proud representing the riding of Markham-Stouffville. Way To Go Jane!
For more information on Jane please click link below…
Poppy Avatar – on this 100th anniversary of the Flanders Field poem, let’s plant the seeds and grow a Remembrance Day virtual Flanders Field to commemorate our military personnel who lost their lives in armed conflicts.
100th Anniversary of the Flanders Field poem
There is a small international online video game community called TCP. As a community, they have always tried to do something a little bit different to honour our fallen soldiers. One Christmas, they shut down their server for a day so that at least online, there was peace on a battlefield. This year to honour Remembrance Day, they are asking all members to change their online avatar image to that of a poppy. On November 11th, you will see hundreds of poppies showing up online. With your help, we could see what started out as a small video game community initiative, grow into a virtual Flanders Field in social media. We can show our support for this idea by either using the poppy image above, or one of your own choosing as your online avatar for Remembrance Day.
An Additional Yard Waste Collection has been scheduled for the week of November 23rd on your regular collection day.
Please ensure all materials are placed curbside prior to 7:00 am on collection day.
Crews will not return for late set-outs.
The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville will not pick up leaves that have been raked or piled along roads. Non-containerized or non-bagged leaves present a traffic, drainage, and safety hazard. In addition, leaves can block culverts and roadside catch basins, and may cause flooding. Residents are asked to please help to keep these areas free of excess leaves.
All yard waste material except brush must be placed in paper yard waste bagsor an open top garbage can only (labelled yard waste). Clear, opaque or orange bags will not be collected.Yard waste materials will also not be collected if set out in a blue box, contractor pails or cardboard boxes.
Additional yard waste can be taken to the Bloomington Composting Facility after this date. Please refer to the 2015 Waste Collection Calendar for location and hours.