15 Jan

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Snowflakes & Starlight Winter Carnival

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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

Snowflakes and Starlight Winter Carnival. The perfect winter celebration for the entire family

22 Dec

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The MLRA Wishes You A Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season

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 Please Try To Think Of Those Less Fortunate At This Time Of Year And Give To A Local Food Bank.

Whitchurch Stouffville Food Bank www.wsfoodbank.com

Frosted Christmas Tree at Musselman's Lake. Photo Dan Wigmore

Frosted Christmas Tree at Musselman’s Lake. Photo Dan Wigmore

  Thank you for supporting the MLRA in 2015 and we look forward to seeing you at the Winter Carnival on Sat. Feb. 20th 2016!

 

22 Dec

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A Shining Episode of Sanity

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“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.

RELATED LINKS

Real Life Christmas Truce Inspires On-line Truce

04 Dec

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Dreams Do Come True

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Dreams Do Come True: Just Ask Dr. Jane Philpott

By Bruce Stapley, Stouffville Free Press

I caught up with Stouffville’s brightest shining star…

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Congratulations

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…

The Honourable Jane Philpott MP

10 Nov

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Flanders Field Poem 100th Anniversary – plant the seed

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Poppy AvatPoppy Avatarar – 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

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.

Thank you

 

Related Links

VISITFLANDERS invites Canadians to plant a virtual poppy

06 Nov

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Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day November 11

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We Shall Not Forget The Sacrifices Our Veterans Have Made For Their Country.

We Shall Not Forget The Sacrifices Our Veterans Have Made For Their Country.

We Shall Not Forget The Sacrifices Our Veterans Have Made For Their Country.

 

Highway of Heroes

 

A Pittance of Time – Remembrance Day

 

05 Nov

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Notice To Residents – Yard Waste Collection

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Fall Yard
Public Notice – Whitchurch-Stouffville

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 bags or 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.

 

Public Notice – Whitchurch-Stouffville