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Member News - June 2019

03 June 2019

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre Events

Join us at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre on Thursday, July 18 for our Teddy Bear Tea!  The tea will run from 10am to 11:30am.  Your children and their favourite teddy bears will enjoy a morning of bear-themed activities, including a story, craft, and a snack!  Recommended for ages 3 to 8 and pre-registration is required.  Go to for more info!

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre has an exciting new exhibit coming up!  Archaeology Alive: The Jean Baptiste Lainé Site and Whitchurch-Stouffville will explore the amazing archaeological site that was uncovered in Whitchurch-Stouffville between 2003 and 2005.  You will engage with artifacts on loan from the Canadian Museum of History, a 3-D gaming experience, and oral histories from Huron-Wendat nation members.  Follow for updates. 

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre is offering themed summer camps each week of summer!!  The camps are for children ages 5-12 and they run Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.  Before and after care are available.  Go to for more info!

Sector News - June 2019

03 June 2019

Latcham Art Centre and Gallery Exhibit: WHERE WE STAND

Artist: Camal Pirbhai and Camille Turner
Date:  May 16, 2019 to June 29, 2019

The past, present and future collide in the collaborative work of Camal Pirbhai and Camille Turner, where suppressed histories of transatlantic slavery in Canada are unearthed to be reconsidered in a new light.  The complete WANTED series, 10 large-scale photographs that respond to runaway advertisements posted by Canadian slave owners in late 18th century Canadian newspapers will occupy the gallery walls.  The photographs transform the descriptive texts of humans as property into contemporary fashion ads presenting a fresh and empowered lens in which to look back and ahead.  These powerful images will accompany the video installation, Family Matters, a work that also traverses time, inspired by an enslaved mother and son who were offered for sale in an 1806 Upper Canada Gazette advertisement.

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Shadowpath Theatre Company and York Region Arts Council Release Creative Space Feasibility Study

This report and action plan is the culmination of 12 months of research referred to as the York Region Creative Space Feasibility Study. This study was funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and was conducted in collaboration between two independent non-profit charitable organizations, Shadowpath Theatre Productions and the York Region Arts Council (YRAC), who have a mandate to serve York Region artists and engage citizens in local arts experiences. The intention of the study is to explore potential solutions to gaps in creation
and presentation spaces that local arts professionals currently face. Read Report

Member News - April 2019

22 March 2019

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre Events

Hop on in to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre for Easter Hoppenings on Saturday, April 20th!  The program will run from 1 – 2:30pm and is recommended for children ages 3 to 10.  They will go on an Easter egg hunt, decorate a sugar cookie and create a work of art!  Pre-registration is required.  Go to for more info.

Celebrate International Museum Day with FREE admission to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre on Saturday, May 18!  The Museum will have an Open House and will offer FREE admission from 12-4pm.  Learn about all the facility has to offer – rentals, summer camps, exhibits, events and programs.  Go to for more info!

Come to the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre to view the Exhibit: A Stitch in Time.  Enjoy examples of intricate hand stitched samplers from the Museum’s collection.  The exhibit will run from February 5th through April 27th and is included with general admission.  Go to for more info!

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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