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Iconic Wizard of Oz presented by Brampton Music Theatre

October 20, 2023   ·   0 Comments

The yellow brick road is winding its way to The Rose with Brampton Music Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz! It promises to be a big hit and the nearby Rose is easily accessible by King and York residents. People of all ages can’t help but be amazed by this tale, and the stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved story about Dorothy Gale and her journey over the rainbow to the magical Land of Oz also features the iconic musical score from the MGM film.

King’s official bird is the Black-capped Chickadee

The Black-capped Chickadee has been voted as King Township’s official bird.There are so many good reasons to have this bird represent King Township. Besides being ...

Motive Media’s custom murals offer warmth and awe for long-term care residents

Human connection, resident safety and a comfortable, warm space should be at the root of long-term care. King resident Kathy Cartan has recognized an opportunity to use her expertise to help brighten up and personalize the visual environment in long-term care homes. Cartan owns Motive Media, a large format printing company that has been doing corporate truck wraps and office murals for decades and has realized the impact that beautiful wall murals can have on both residents and staff in these facilities.

Southlake celebrates ‘game-changer’ in local cancer care

Providing quality care close to home has been the mandate of the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake Regional Health Centre for more than a decade, but this week the Centre celebrated as a “game changer” for both the hospital and anyone in York Region and South Simcoe on their cancer journey now and into the future.

Famed equestrian, realtor Moffat Dunlap passes away

A medal-winning equestrian, and real estate professional, Moffat Dunlap, has passed away. The well known and respected King resident left an unrivalled legacy in the equestrian and real estate fields. His King-based firm specializes in luxury country properties across the GTA, and in particular, King and Caledon.

King Animal Hospital Acquires Ontario Equine Hospital

The King Animal Hospital has announced the strategic acquisition of the Ontario Equine Hospital as part of their mission to ensure every animal has access ...

Entrepreneur says LILA composter is ‘world’s best’

nnovators take pride in their work and the leaders behind a Vaughan company are shouting the praises of their newest product. George Yin, CEO and co-founder of VCycene Inc., says their LILA composter is in a category all on its own. The major competitors are simple dehydrators (crushing and drying process) that cause massive electrical bills and produce dirt that has to go into the green bin anyways.

Local businessman has ‘epic adventure’

A local entrepreneur marked his 65th birthday in epic fashion. Rory MacKinnon, owner of the Schomberg McDonald’s, decided to take a bike tour of Europe with a long-time friend who also turned 65. The tour was organized by a company called Peak Tours out of England. They specialize in supported Bike and Walking tours in the UK, France, and Spain/Portugal. They came highly recommended, MacKinnon said.

George Burt honored at 14th annual ‘Portraits of Giving’ reception

The poignant inscription on George Burt’s recognition board succinctly distilled why residents and dignitaries were gathered to honor the master wood turner, teacher, book shop owner, craft show circuit artisan, and philanthropist at the King Township Municipal Centre recently.

Costume-clad crusader makes people smile

Everyone needs a smile, especially when driving these days. A King City resident loves riding motorcycles and enjoys cruising the open road. That many not sound special. But what is, is that he does in costume. “To make things interesting, I have a selection of costumes I’ll throw on just make things entertaining. Brings a smile to people’s faces and I’ve been told so many times that ‘You made my day,’” said the man, who goes by MotoBrew. “I love it! If i can ride around having the time of my life and all at the same time make some strangers’ days, then I consider it a win.”

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