The 4th annual euchre tournament will be held on May 24th at the Lemonville Community Centre on McCowan between Stouffville Rd., and Bloomington from 6:45pm until 10pm. Tickets are $10 and there…Read More
News and Events
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be taking place on April 11th, 2013 in the town offices at 7pm. This meeting is to present to the ‘friends of SIP’…Read More
The 3rd annual euchre tournament was a great success raising approximately 7 hundred dollars and a good time was had by all. This annual event brought the same number…Read More
The Wheels for Water ride was prepared for rain or shine and thankfully, it did not rain. The group of 12 riders and 2 passengers managed to dodge the rain on their…Read More
This September there will be a team of nurses and doctors among others who will visit Igoma. The purpose of this trip is to bring medicine, distribute medication and teach…Read More
Unfortunately this year’s Food for Thought event has been cancelled however, it will be considered for next April. Stay tuned for the details.Read More
The 1st Annual Craft Sale to benefit the Stouffville Igoma Partnership was held on Saturday December 19th, 2011. 16 vendors were selling a variety of jewellery, crafts, baked…Read More
The Directors of the Stouffville-Igoma Partnership would like to thank The Stouffville-Sun Tribune (media sponsor), Visual Perspective (ticket sponsor) as well as our promoters; Brian Roman-Entertainer, Signature Party Services,…Read More
On May 6th, 36 people went to Lemonville Community Center to enjoy a friendly yet competitive Euchre tournament organized by Susan Kerswill, who recently returned from her second work…Read More
The Stouffville Igoma Partnership Board is excited to present our newest fundraising effort called “Food For Thought” being held on Monday April 4, 2011 at the Sleepy Hollow Golf…Read More
On Valentine’s Day, a team of 10 people representing the Stouffville Igoma Partnership (SIP) returned from a two-and-a-half week working visit to Igoma, Tanzania. It was the first trip…Read More
Come for an evening of fun entertainment featuring local musicians Carys Montgomery and Justin Kerswill, great food provided by the Roving Chef, information on our success and ongoing work…Read More
Peter Neufeld faced his battle with pancreatic cancer as he faced all obstacles; with grace, courage, determination and optimism.
His concern, as always, was for others, and he maintained his…Read More
Compassionate, great family man, a free spirit, and an asset to the community. That is how those who knew Peter Neufeld describe him.
Mr. Neufeld died Monday at his home…
If you have people on your Christmas list who already have everything they could possibly need or want, why not consider making a donation to the Stouffville Igoma Partnership…Read More
The 2008 fundraising dinner for the Stouffville Igoma Partnership (SIP) was another resounding success.
Preliminary estimates indicate that approximately $40,000 was raised towards improving the quality of life for the…Read More
Just when you think Stouffville’s sense of community may be lost in the subdivisions and plazas rising up at all corners, your faith can be renewed.
Trust me. It happened…Read More
A small-town charity is looking for big-time support from residents.
The Stouffville Igoma Partnership is holding its fourth annual dinner and auction Oct. 17 and is looking for donations of…Read More
On Friday Oct. 17, the annual fundraising dinner for the Stouffville Igoma Partnership will be held at EastRidge Missionary Church.
The partnership was established in 2003 to raise funds for…Read More
When Valerie Franc and her colleagues at M&Y Chiropractic heard about an innovative oven designed by Solar Freedom International, they thought it could have great potential for use in…Read More
Last year’s fundraising efforts have enabled the Stouffville Igoma Partnership to complete the new mother and child care facility in Igoma.
The SIP dinner and auction last fall brought in…Read More
These mosquito nets, provided by donations from the Stouffville Igoma Partnership, are vital to help prevent malaria in Igoma, Tanzania. One net costs just $4.50. The building in the…Read More
Once again, the Stouffville Igoma Partnership (SIP) dinner on Oct. 19 was a night to remember. The annual event raised approximately $37,000, and organizers hope that total will reach…Read More
Many residents in Igoma, Tanzania, are healthier and babies have a better chance of a healthy life thanks to the Stouffville Igoma Partnership.
The group has raised funds and provided…Read More
On Friday, Oct. 19, Whitchurch-Stouffville Town Council and Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction for the Stouffville Igoma Partnership (SIP).
The partnership was established…Read More
Boost for African clinic: Stouffville team helps build addition to its latest Igoma partnership project
With the help of volunteers from the Stouffville Igoma Project, a medical clinic in Africa will soon have an addition for an infant care facility and a laboratory.
Work on…Read More
Peter Boudewyn and his wife, Yvonne, visited Igoma, Tanzania for the third time this spring as part of the Stouffville Igoma Parternship program.
When the couple first joined an SIP…Read More
Justin Kerswill’s life was turned upside down.
He had just visited Igoma in Tanzania and saw the devastation caused to families by diseases such as AIDS and malaria.
The scenes have…Read More
Representatives of the Stouffville Igoma Partnership are planning their next visit to the Tanzanian community this spring.
The tentative departure date for the three week trip is around the end…Read More
EastRidge Missionary Church pastor Lou Geense and Stouffville Igoma Partnership committee chair Peter Neufeld were among a team of 11 volunteers who visited Igoma in Tanzania at the end…Read More
It’s common for towns and cities to partner with similar communities elsewhere in Canada, North America and around the world.
Markham, for example, is twinned with Laval, Quebec; Cary, North…Read More
The Stouffville Igoma Project is looking for other communities to twin with an African village to support residents there.
The Stouffville organization would act as a mentor.
Two weeks after returning…Read More
More Igoman children won’t be dying of malaria and villagers in Igoma may have less water-borne diseases in future thanks to the support of Whitchurch-Stouffville residents.
At Friday’s gala fundraising…Read More
After spending her childhood in Kenya as the daughter of missionaries, Glenna Cummins-Peterson hasn’t been able to forget the plight of the kind and generous people she knew there.
Whitchurch-Stouffville residents have a heart for the people of Igoma, an ocean away.
Their support of the Stouffville Igoma Partnership means about 40,000 residents in the African Village have a…Read More
On Friday, Oct. 20, Town Council and the Chamber of Commerce invite everyone to attend the second annual Gala Fundraising Dinner and Auction for the Stouffville Igoma Partnership (SIP).
The Retail Council of Canada estimates that families will spend an average of $337 per student for back to school supplies this fall. In Igoma, Tanzania, the average annual…Read More
A trip a young Stouffville resident made to Africa left him with a desire to keep helping people there.
To raise more money for the Stouffville-Igoma Partnership (SIP), Justin Kerswill…Read More
When Justin Kerswill returned from Igoma, Tanzania in the summer of 2005 he knew his life had changed forever.
He had traveled to the east African town as part of…Read More
Patients with malaria, AIDS and other diseases no longer have to wait under the sharp rays of the African sun to be treated at Igoma’s only medical clinic.
Work teams…Read More
It’s a tale of two cities, with a happier ending.
Or, to be more accurate, two communities a world apart, separated by massive income gaps and expectations of life.
Thanks to…Read More
A good-news message from Stouffville will be delivered to an east African village next month.
When a 10-member group from Stouffville and area arrives in poverty-ridden Tanzanian village of Igoma…Read More
A Markham nurse is trying to make a difference in an impoverished east African village.
Glenna Cummins, 49, has been a missionary nurse at Urafiki Health Centre in Igoma, a…Read More
More than 60,000 school supply items are on there way to east Africa, thanks to a Stouffville school.
When James Moule, 12, and Tanya Burford, 13, of Summitview Public School…Read More
Every one of the 26 miles Stouffville resident Robin Steckley covered at the Boston Marathon in April means better health care for residents in the African village of Igoma.
Robin Steckley of Stouffville has more than one reason to compete the upcoming Boston Marathon.
Crossing the finish line of the 26-mile event April 19 will give the mother of…Read More
A humanitarian partnership between Whitchurch-Stouffville and a poor East African village will be officially launched at an all-faith church service at the Stouffville Country Market Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
We are in the process of loading a 20 foot container of medical and other assorted supplies for shipment in April this year. This shipment includes a cat-scan machine…Read More