FOCUS - JULY 2017 23 Your Convenience is Our Objective Having been involved with all aspects of dentistry for over 20 years, Dr. Karim Nanji and his team are dedicated to improving lives one smile at a time. The Dental Centres concentrate on family, cosmetic, and surgical dentistry and offer the latest in dental technologies in all aspects of oral health care. To accommodate your hectic days, The Dental Centres offer appointment times at various locations - Stouffville, Burlington, Sunderland, Uxbridge and Port Perry - and at times convenient for you, including extended hours – a time saver for commuters! TORONTO STREET DENTAL CENTRE 29 Toronto Street, Uxbridge 905-852-7382 NORTH PORT DENTAL CENTRE 15930 Old Simcoe Rd., Port Perry 905-852-7382 STOUFFVILLE DENTAL CENTRE 15 Ringwood Drive, Stouffville 905-642-5777 SUNDERLAND DENTAL CENTRE 26 Church Street, Sunderland 705-357-3161 S Creating Smiles Since 1992 Pine Grove Cemetery in Prince Albert will come alive this summer! During each of five cemetery walks in July and August, re-enactments of important incidents in the lives of people buried in Pine Grove Cemetery will take place. In March of this year, with the support of a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Theatre 3X60 group led by Carey Nicholson, be- gan the process of creating a series of theatre vignettes which will be per- formed during a series of cemetery walks. Playwright Graeme Powell was enlisted and the theatre group has been working in consultation with local historian Paul Arculus and the Lake Scugog Historical Society to develop historically ac- curate and dramatic re-enactments. Michael Serres, a 3X60 member has been involved in directing the company. The Trillium supported pro- gram is entitled “Pine Grove Plots: History to Die For.” The program has developed two different themes: (1) Infamy, Fortune and Femme Fatale (2). Ghosts and Ghastly Deaths. Five walks are planned. Paul will lead each cemetery walk during which several mini- plays will be performed. Talented local actors will be dressed in period costumes to carry out their roles. In between the dramatized vignettes, Paul will lead the audi- ence to significant monuments in this impressive cemetery. Some of the events portrayed include an incident in the life of Samuel Stoutt, an escaped slave who settled in Port Perry in 1867. He died and was buried in Pine Grove in 1911. Another dramatized event is an incident involving members of the Crandell family, the first European settlers in Reach Township in 1821. A romantic episode in the life of renowned diarist Elizabeth Christie will also be re-enacted. Pine Grove Cemetery in Prince Albert is noted for the remarkable outreach of those who are buried in this beautiful site. The 13-acre cemetery contains the remains of over 8,000 citizens, many of whom achieved fame across our nation. As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, these celebrations of events in the lives of its citizens serve to underline the importance of so many local citizens in the development of our nation. Each walk and dramatization begins at the south end of Pine Grove Cemetery on Barber St. and will last about 90 minutes. Sunday performances will begin at 1 p.m. and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. as follows: Sunday July 9 at 1 p.m. Infamy, Fortune and Femme Fatale Wednesday July 19 at 6:30 p.m. Infamy, Fortune and Femme Fatale Sunday July 23 at 1 p.m. Ghosts and Ghastly Deaths Wednesday August 2 at 6:30 p.m. Ghosts and Ghastly Deaths Sunday August 6 at 1 p.m. Infamy, Fortune and Femme Fatale The dramatized tours are free, but a suggested donation of $10 per person is recommended. They will take place rain or shine and refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of each tour. Be prepared to be entertained through a unique blend of humour, tragedy and emotion. For more information see: Pine Grove Plots: History to Die For SAMUEL STOUTT Samuel was a former slave who gained his freedom by escaping from the United States and fleeing to Canada in the 1860’s. He made his way to Port Perry in 1867 and became a respected member of the community. He died here in 1911 at the age of over 100 and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery. A dramatic incident from his life will be re-enacted in Pine Grove this summer.