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Schoolmates cheer on Morgan (in yellow toque) who had her head shaved in support of Young Adult Cancer Canada, at Fred C. Cook Public School in Bradford, on Thursday April 20, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Fred C. Cook PS Shaves for the Brave

Fred C. Cook Public School was the first school in Bradford West Gwillimbury to host a Shave for the Brave fundraiser for Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC), 6 years ago.

Tec We Gwill WI Life Members with 25 years or more, at the 70th Anniversary of the Institute, in Newton Robinson, Ont. on Saturday April 22, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Celebrating 70 years with the Tec-We-Gwill WI

A group of young farm wives in West Gwillimbury and Tecumseth Twp decided to form a Women's Institute back in 1947. They started as a “Junior Institute” but eventually became the Tec-We-Gwill Women's Institute, named after the local Jr. Farmers' Club. In fact, one of the earliest minutes of the fledgling Women's Institute mentions wrapping up the m

Runners in last year's Run or Walk for Southlake, held in Aurora. This year's 15th annual Run will take place in Newmarket, April 30 - and hopefully, the sun will be shining. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Ready to Run or Walk for Southlake

BWG – Less than week away from the 2017 Run or Walk for Southlake, presented by Nature's Emporium, Bradford West Gwillimbury Mayor Rob Keffer and his municipal team are in a race with neighbouring municipalities, to win the prestigious Mayor's Challenge Cup.

 Making Easter Crafts, at the BWG Celebrates Easter event in Bradford, on Saturday April 15, 2017. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

BWG celebrates Easter

The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury has transformed the celebration of Christmas and Easter into fun family experiences for all of its residents.

Rebecca Chilvers, Dalhousie Academic All Canadian. Trevor MacMillan/Photographer

Academic All Canadian!

Rebecca Chilvers, Dalhousie University student and former Bradford resident, has been recognized as an Academic All-Canadian by U Sports, the leader in University sports in Canada.

The Al Shteiwe family and volunteers, at Shaw's Sugar Bush in Oro-Medonte, Ont. Submitted

My Canada - A Canadian experience

Bradford West Gwillimbury's Al Shteiwe family members were invited to participate in a truly Canadian experience recently – when 3 volunteers brought the family of Syrian refugees to Shaw's Maple Sugar Bush in Oro-Medonte.

Dr. Dave Williams, President and CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre, presents an update to Council in Bradford. Miriam King/Bradford Times/Postmedia Network

Vital signs at Southlake Regional

Dr. Dave Williams, CEO and president of Southlake Regional Health Centre, came to Bradford West Gwillimbury council in March, to thank the town for its financial support of the hospital, through the County of Simcoe.

Drawing by artist Carol J. Shelton, of the Prokopchuk homestead in the Holland Marsh, near Bradford. The structure is no longer standing. Submitted

My Canada... Growing up in the Holland Marsh

You could say that my parents were pioneers, for like many of the other original settlers in the Marsh, like the Kanyos and the Verkaiks, they acquired their farmland and developed the virgin soil into a thriving family business.