July/August 2018 edition available now!
Our Summer July/August issue is set to go into the mail this week across East Gwillimbury and available in select pick-up sites (click our 'Find A Copy' link above for specifics).
2018 marks the Bulletin's 20th Anniversary in East Gwillimbury! In every edition this year, we'll be updating some of our stories from the past 20 years - I think you'll really enjoy what's in store.
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 more of the same in 2018, plus a whole lot more!
The People of East Gwillimbury...
In our April Bulletin edition, we're launching a monthly column called "The People of East Gwillimbury". These are people that our editor finds particularly interesting.... and he thinks you will too! First up, meet Paul Kiriaku. He's been a barber for 60+ years. In the 1960s & into the 70s he worked at the Westbury Hotel, a stone's throw from Maple Leaf Gardens. In 1972, two days after Team Canada won the famous Summit Series against Russia, hockey superstar Paul Henderson walked into Kiriaku's barbershop for a haircut; Kiriaku's life was never the same. Want to hear the rest of the story? Check out the April Bulletin Magazine, available now.
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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 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 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.