December 2021 edition

available now!

Our December issue is out now across East Gwillimbury and available at select pick-up sites.

2021 is our 23rd 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 2021, plus a whole lot more!

- Blair

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Deadline for December edition:

November 25, 2021

December edition mails:

December 6, 2021

Solution for the Bulletin's Sudoku, November 2021 edition (click to enlarge).

Some of our favourite stories from previous Bulletin editions:

From February 2020 Issue:

Forever A Storyteller

I first met local historian Allan McGillivray on a walking tour of Mount Albert that he led, hosted by the Mount Albert Village Association in 2014.

There he stood looking every bit the ‘historic storyteller’ that he is – white long-sleeve shirt, bow tie, and a snazzy black bowler hat.


From March 2020 Issue:

Everything Old is New Again

Four years ago, local entrepreneur Rob Davison opened up a shop called 33 1/3 Record Store to cater to those who are re-embracing vinyl. Rob has fond teenage memories going with his buddies to Sam the Record Man in downtown Toronto to buy vinyl.

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.

From September 2017 Issue:

Life is Still a Highway for

Tom Cochrane

Canadian music icon Tom Cochrane has been touring the world playing his most memorable songs - and 37 years after he first started his journey, his fans still gravitate to him.

From April 2015 Issue:

How a cat creates community

Beemer the street cat, has, without so much as breaking a sweat, taken over the core of Mount Albert and created a community of supporters through his efforts over the past few years. This is his story.

From December 2016 Issue:

The Mad Hatter of Mount Albert

Alex Tilley, of the famous Tilley hat and Tilley Endurables company, spent at least some of his formative years living in Mount Albert. His hats have become world-famous. This is the story of a man and a hat created a global apparel empire.

From February 2015 Issue:

Remembering Road to Avonlea

It's hard to believe that just 15 minutes from the East Gwillimbury border, early 20th Century history was re-imagined and shared with the world. A look back at CBC's popular "Road to Avonlea" television show, filmed in our own backyard.

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

East Gwillimbury

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...