A Day in Oshawa

Yep, Oshawa’s our stomping grounds, so we were all mystified when we realized we’ve never featured the city in this space in our magazine. The Spark Centre team proudly works right downtown at 2 Simcoe Street, but we’re all big fans of sites and spots Oshawa has to offer. Here’s a short list of some of our favourites.

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Hitting the Right Note

Famous novelist Jack Kerouac once
said, “The only truth is music,” and
while that might seem a tad dramatic, we couldn’t agree more. Music is
universal (it’s actually been proven
by scientists at Harvard) and releases
endorphins in our brains. It offers hope and an escape, it excites and relaxes, and it’s an art form that brings people together like no other. Not to sound like a broken record, but we love music, and so do the folks we feature here. Hearing their stories was, well, music to our ears.

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Get into the Spirit

If you’re like us, you love a good festival. These eight events — some near, some a bit farther — celebrate all that’s grand in the local arts and culture scene. Many of these fests take place in September, so make sure to watch for next year’s dates.

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Artists Among Us

A plethora of famous artists, writers, musicians and actors hail from Durham Region (and the surrounding area) and, in honour of this special issue, we felt it was essential to tell you about some of the bigger names who’ve made a mark on Canadian arts and culture.

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A Day in Port Hope

If you love wandering in and out of shops, enjoying good meals, taking in a show and lounging on a beach, Port Hope is the ultimate place to spend a sunny summer day. We’re not going to lie – it was pretty difficult for us to narrow down our favourite spots, so here’s a short list of must-visits to check out this season.

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