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22 Apr

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Don’t Miss The Earth Day Fun!


Join The Fun…meet your neighbours.

Earth Day 2016s

Earth Day Special Guests

Councillor Maurice Smith will be making important announcements about Coultice Park along with Brian Kemp from LSRCA.

LSRCA will be there with information regarding their LEAP program for fixing septic systems, that ARE being inspected this year by the Town of Stouffville.


CLICK ON IMAGE for the LEAP Program website

Christa Sharp will also be doing: Aquatic Discoveries with Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.  Come out and discover a whole new world of living things!  Learn more about bugs, nymphs, and many more creatures that live in the water and their importance in our environment.

Lunch (Chili & Corn) courtesy of United Soils for all those who help us Spring Clean The Community.

Related Links

Community Pulls Together On Earth Day



MLRA Earth Day “Spring Clean” Event 2013

08 Apr

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Do you need help cleaning up your waterfront?


Do you have a boat that has sunk or things in the water you know need to be removed but just don’t have the resources?

Earth Day Spring Clean Event. Do you have a boat that has sunk or things in the water you know need to be removed but just don't have the resources?

Earth Day Spring Clean Event. Do you have a boat that has sunk or things in the water you know need to be removed but just don’t have the resources?

Every year in conjunction with Earth Day, MLRA volunteers go around the lake helping our community members clean up their shoreline.  If you need help, send us an email and we will come and assess your situation and see if it is something that we can help with.

As a community, let’s  work together to “Spring Clean” Musselman’s Lake for Earth Day. As a community, let’s keep our Lake community clean all year round.

Emails must be submitted no later than Friday April 15th.  This will give us time to assess which projects we can address with the resources available to us.

 IMG_1305_e (2) Please help to keep Musselman's Lake clean all year round

Please help to keep our Musselman’s Lake community clean all year round

11 Mar

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MLRA Annual Earth Day Community Spring Clean Event


29 Feb

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Magical Evening At Ballantrae Park


 Snowflakes & Starlight Winter Carnival was a success despite spring-like weather

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CLICK ON IMAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS – Photo courtesy of Most Excellent Productions

It was a “milder” magical evening at Ballantrae Park. The only frozen things at the event were Olaf the Snowman and Princess Elsa. The skating rink built by the Town of W.S. staff was perfect up to the night before the event when it rained. It actually became a dance floor for many, dancing to the “most excellent” music.

Snowflake Ice Sculpture

Photo courtesy of Most Excellent Productions

There were Beavertails, tacos, burgers, hot dogs, fries and all the other great winter carnival foods. Free hot chocolate was enjoyed by everyone courtesy of Tiny Seedlings. All these Winter Carnival goodies could be enjoyed while sitting at one the picnic tables that surrounded the beautiful bon fire at this successful family celebration.

Inside the community centre there was a show by Lofty the Magician, Snowflake & Starlight crafts organized by the W.S. Museum, Face painting and Glitter tattoos.

There were also community tables with information set up by The Dash for Diabetes Run, Water Smart, York Regional Police and The 1st Ballantrae Scouts.

The Stouffville Fire Department and York Regional Police had vehicles set up in the parking lot, people could visit.

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Photo courtesy of Most Excellent Productions

Councillor Maurice Smith put together a fantastic team to make this outstanding event happen…….If he could only control the weather !!!!!!!

Pyro Mario, Ron and Craig put on the best fireworks show in Stouffville history, choreographed to music. It certainly was a blast……a really dynamite presentation ….it blew us all away ….. very explosive !!!!!!


Thank you to the following sponsors for making this incredible display possible


Special thanks to:

  • Tiny Seedlings: Alec, Shana & Darlene
  • Councillor Maurice Smith
  • Town of W.S. staff:  Rob, Bruce, Joan, Julia, Sarah, Jeff, Dan, Vic, Chris & Shaun
  • 1st Ballantrae Scouts : Pierre , Dave & Gang
  • Most Excellent Productions: Mike, Kevin & Josh
  • Cedar Beach Resort : Kyle, Morgan & Janet
  • Musselman’s Lake Residents Association


The Winter Carnival organizing committee is to be thanked for a job well done!



12 Feb

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Snowflakes and Starlight is on February 20th!


A Magical Evening Of Skating Under The Moonlight With Music And Food.

Snowflakes and Starlight is only a week away!  Make sure that you have this marked in your calendar, it is all taking place at the Ballantrae Community Center on Aurora road. There is a lot going on so take a look at the schedule, you won’t want to miss any of the action.  The whole night ends with an amazing firework display!  Parking is limited so please plan ahead and carpool with your neighbours.

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15 Jan

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Snowflakes & Starlight Winter Carnival


This year’s Winter Carnival has been moved to the Ballantrae Community Centre at 5592 Aurora Road. It will be held on Saturday February 20, 2016 from 5pm to 8pm.


The MLRA is pleased to announce the return of the Winter Carnival after a year’s hiatus. Due to winter’s late start this year and concerns about ice safety, it has been decided that it would be best to move the event to the Ballantrae Community Centre.

Bring your skates!

Snowflakes and Starlight Winter Carnival

Snowflakes and Starlight Winter Carnival. The perfect winter celebration for the entire family

11 Sep

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Ballantrae Fall Fair


Pancake Brunch, Pie Contests, Farmer’s Market, Music and More!

Join us for a Pancake Brunch, Baking Contests, Farmer’s Market, Music, art activities from The Latcham Gallery, and heritage races from the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre! Also enjoy inflatables, interactive carnival style games, Sport activities with Coach Steve and horseshoe pitch from Tiny Seedlings!

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Ballantrae Fall Fair


11 Sep

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What A Splendid Display


What a splendid display of fireworks!


Labour Day Fireworks at Cedar Beach, Musselman’s Lake

By Charlene Jones

Who gets to sit on their dock and watch a powerful display of fireworks in the air and the water? We do.

Friends joined us from Claremont and Whitby to share in this, one of the many extraordinary moments supplied by living on Musselman’s Lake.

Thanks go out from our hearts to the owner/operators of Cedar Beach and to the talents of Pyromaniacs for putting on this celebration of the last of summer, the first of fall.

Thank You!


Related Link
What a BLAST! Cedar Beach Annual Fireworks Display