December 2019 edition
Our December issue is out now across East Gwillimbury and available at select pick-up sites (click our 'Find A Copy' link above for specifics).
2019 is our 21st year in East Gwillimbury!
Our goal is and always has been to give you a unique look at our community - the people (past & present), history, events, and stories that shape East Gwillimbury. We look forward to bringing you the same in 2019, plus a whole lot more!
• Coming Events listings due by January 20.
• February issue mailed February 3 to EG residents.
• Ad bookings & Editorial copy due January 24 for February issue.
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From July/August 2017 Issue:
Hundreds of bees are hovering around obviously much less concerned by me than I am of them. When Rimsky-Korsakov wrote ‘Flight of the Bumblebee’, this is probably what he had in mind.
From March 2017 Issue:
The Life & Times of East Gwillimbury Legend John Candy
If there was ever a man whose personality was larger than life, actor John Candy was it. In the 1980s, the Candy family put down roots in Queensville. In March 2017, we chatted with John's daughter Jennifer for this story.
Some of our favourite stories from previous Bulletin editions:
From December 2014 Issue:
Glass Tiger still wowing crowds
Nearly 30 years later, Alan Frew, Sam Reid, and the rest of Canadian rock band Glass Tiger look back on their amazing journey with fond memories. And this homegrown band is still wowing fans everywhere.
From March 2015 Issue:
Whipper Billy Watson
found international fame as a professional wrestler in the 1950s, but it was a serious accident outside of the ring that altered his path and motivated him to become an incredible local humanitarian and an ambassador across Canada for children with disabilities.
From November 2016 Issue:
130 Years of History
Ghost stories, an early 90's bat infestation, a church manse, and the Prince Albert Pub. If only the walls of
69 Main Street - the 'Lloyd House' - in Mount Albert could talk.
From November 2014 Issue:
Still Crying Loud & Strong!
East Gwillimbury's official Town Crier, John Webster, brings a touch of history to local events. And giving proclamations isn't a job he takes lightly. In 1993, he hosted the World Competition for the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers in Markham; 107 town criers competed.
From March 2016 Issue:
Frankie Flowers comes to
The Gardening Guru from CityTV's Breakfast Television dropped in to the Civic Centre in Sharon for an author talk and book signing event. We chatted with him for this feature story.
From July/August 2016 Issue:
Alan Doyle brings the Kitchen Party to Magna's Hoe-Down Event
Former Great Big Sea frontman Alan Doyle chatted with us on a sunny summer day in Sault Ste. Marie. Maybe it's the friendly Newfoundlander in him that makes people gravitate to his music. Or it might be because he's an amazingly talented musician...
From our November 2018 Issue:
94-year-old Veteran, Jim Parks, gives a unique perspective on Remembrance Day
Mount Albert resident, Jim Parks, has seen more in his lifetime than most. The Great Depression; battles in countries half way around the world; and in the end, resolution and peace. Along the way, he lost many colleagues and friends to the horrors of war.