Author: Nick Cagna

Grab your bike for Bike Month

Coinciding with the warm spring weather is Bike Month happening across York Region. Bike Month starts on May 29 and continues until June 30 with many rides and events happening across the region. Events include Bike to Work Day and Bike to School week starting on May 29. Bike to School Week event expands on the success of Bike Month and on inspiring initiatives among local schools and community partners. It was first celebrated in 2015 in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Last year saw 301 schools registered and more than 21,000 students participated. Another important ride event...

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Annual memorial golf tournament honours Dino Raponi

Local family remembers son with 11th annual memorial golf tournament The Raponi family holds its 11th annual memorial golf tournament on June 2 in honour of their son who passed away more than 10 years ago. Dino Raponi died in January of 2007 on his way home from a get-together for a friend in Brooklin. He was driving in his truck when he collided with a hydro pole near Coppins Corners. Each year since his death the Raponi family holds a memorial golf tournament in their son’s honour. This year it will be held at Maples of Ballantrae Golf...

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MP Jane Philpott joins discussion on healthcare innovation

Health Minister Jane Philpott was the special guest speaker at a recent chamber luncheon on the innovations in healthcare. The event was organized by the Stouffville Chamber of Commerce. In her speech, Minister Philpott touched on development in research, specifically with the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg and Canadian Institute for Health Research. These health resources helped create vaccines for Ebola virus which were shipped to West Africa and they continue to work on vaccines for viruses like Zika and others. Philpott also mentioned crucial innovations in Canadian health care which include more personal and individualized treatment. “We’re saying...

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Local artists gather for Lemonville art show

Nineteen artists will be showing off their best original paintings for their 24th Annual Art Show and Sale at the Lemonville Community Centre. The Lemonville Group of Artists will utilize styles from watercolours, and acrylics while playing with traditional painting mediums. The show and sale is a favourite for many Stouffville residents, as the Lemonville Group expects up to see 300 to 500 people throughout the show. “We have many people who come back year after year. We have people who are so anxious to get in to see the beginning of the show, that they’re lined up at...

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Treetop Trekking adventures await

Treetop Trekking adventure park is open and ready to provide great outdoor fun for kids of all ages.   The adventure park, located in Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area, combines hiking, climbing, obstacle courses, and zip lining from tree to tree high above the ground.   “There are a lot of new activities to look forward to this year for experienced trekkers and for younger kids,” says park marketing director Mike Stiell.   “We are adding in a new advance course in the main aerial park. It’ll be something more challenging for people who have been before or who are...

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