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Vintages at the Varley: Old World Wines

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

Location: Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main Street Unionville map 

Hosted by the Varley-McKay Foundation of Markham  

Vintages at the Varley: Old World Wines is the 4th installment of this fundraising event and features wines from Spain, Portugal and Italy. Come out and enjoy 16 incredible wines, fantastic hors d'oeuvres and live jazz music. Funds raised benefit the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham. Our mandate is to support the Varley Art Gallery of Markham's exhibitions and educational programs, art acquisitions and conservation of their collection.

Come out and join us!

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Event Organizer: Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham   
Telephone: 905-477-7000 extension 3264  
Email Contact:   

Flato Markham Theatre
  Rhythm of the Dance

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Boulevard  map 

Rated as one of the most popular Irish step dance shows in the world, Rhythm of the Dance is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient.  The show features a live band, three tenors & some 22 dancers. Be sure to experience Rhythm of the Dance; you'll be very glad you did! 4.5 million fans in 60 countries can't be wrong in so be sure to pick up your tickets today before it sells out! 
Tickets: Prime Seats $75
            Regular Seats 
            $65 Youth $15  

  OBA Basketball Provincial Cup Championships

March 23 - 25, 2018

Markham Pan Am Centre
 16 Main Street Unionville

Ontario Basketball Association will be hosting a basketball tournament at the Markham Pan Am Centre. Approximately 200 athletes will take part in this event.  


Earth Hour

5th Annual Earth Hour Event 
- City of Markham

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: 3201 Bur Oak Avenue  map 

Cost: Free 

Please Join Colin Campbell, Councillor Ward 5 for the 5th Annual Earth Hour event which includes a Sustainability Fair, activities for children, entertainment and a candle light walk at 8:30 PM followed by refreshments. 

Event Organizer: Colin Campbell, Ward 5 Councillor of City of Markham  
Telephone: 905-479-7750  
Email Contact:

Many Faces of Markham: Unity Through Diversity: Protecting Human Rights and Promoting Inclusion

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Location: Pierre Elliot Trudeau High School
90 Bur Oak Avenue, Markham  map

The City of Markham and the Markham Race Relations Committee present Many Faces of Markham on Saturday, March 24, 2018. This annual cultural celebration is held in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, as designated by the United Nation General Assembly in 1966 to pull together international communities in the fight against racial discrimination in all forms. 

This year’s theme is ‘Unity Through Diversity: Protecting Human Rights and Promoting Inclusion’ and supports the municipality’s commitment to the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CCMARD) and their focus to promote respect, understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and the inclusion of racialized communities into the cultural fabric of the municipality.

Get Your Tickets

Tickets are available at Information Markham from Monday, March 5, 2018.

Art Contest

Students across the City are invited to submit works of art, videos and writing pieces to the Many Faces of Markham Art Contest. All submissions can be viewed at Pierre Elliot High School prior to the main event.

Submit your works of art by February 23, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST to:

Information Markham Kiosk 
 Markham Civic Centre – Main Entrance 
 101 Town Centre Boulevard

Winners in each category will be informed in February 2018, and will be presented with an award during the main event. Only winning submission will be returned and can be picked up at the Markham Civic Centre until April, 15, 2018. To pick up your winning submission, contact Laura Gold at or 905-477-7000 extension 4930.

Be Part of the Performance

Calling community performers of all ages! Be part of this vibrant cultural event, celebrating Markham’s aboriginal community. Register for an audition at

Audition date to be determined.

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Ladies Morning Craft Classes

March 21 - May 16, 2018

Location:  Markham Missionary Church
                      5438 Major Mackenzie Dr. E.  map

Join us every Wednesday morning from 9:15  - 11:15 a.m. starting March 21 - May 16 to craft, learn, enjoy a “coffee break” and hear a short devotional. Classes offered this session include: Stained Glass, Card Making, Sampler class, and Craft & Chat (bring your own project and finally get it done!)

ALL are welcome

Register in person on our first day, March 21 or by email to Downloadable forms are available at The registration fee is $20; some classes may have a small additional fee for materials.
Nursery and childcare is available for children 0 – 5 years old. $5/child for the 9 weeks.

Art Foundations for Teens @ The Art Hub

Wednesdays 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Starts March 24th)
Sundays 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Starts Feb 25th)

Location: Winged Canvas Art Hub
185 Bullock Drive, Unit #1 Markham, ON L3P 7R4 map

Grow your creative thinking and technical art skills in this one-of-a-kind mixed art program that covers a variety of mediums and art styles. Projects include realistic and experimental drawing, watercolour and acrylic painting, mixed media and design concepts. Your instructor will introduce an art concept or new material each week and work with you step by step towards creating meaningful artwork you are proud of. Classes are small so each student gets one-on-one time with the instructor. This is a perfect class to build foundational skills and techniques at an intermediate level.

For more information or to register, visit:

Tower of Power

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard  

Relive the great music of Tower of Power with their hits “You’re Still a Young Man”, “So Very Hard to Go” and “Soul With a Capital S”.  For close to 50 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Tower's rhythm section lays down a groove like no other band. The band’s horn driven sound is unique, and the way they approach everything, from writing and arranging to mixing and performing, is totally their own.

“Horns blasting, Tower of Power started on a high note and never really came down.”   - Ottawa Citizen

Tickets: Prime $105
            Regular Seats $95 
            Youth $15

Event Organizer: Flato Markham Theatre
Telephone: 905-305-7469
Email Contact:
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Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 

 St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
               143 Main Street North
               Markham, Ont., L3P 1Y2.

Tickets:  $25.00 each. 
To reserve your ticket please call 905-294-4736.

Stand Proud York Region Charity Gala Masquerade

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Location: Angus Glen Golf Club, 10080 Kennedy Road  map


Join Pflag for its 5th Annual Stand Proud York Region Charity Gala, benefiting the LGBTQ2 community. All funds raised will help the local charity be there for those in need when it seems like no one else is.  

Enjoy dinner, dancing, drinks, drag and MORE!  

Stay tuned for more information.  

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Website Address:   

Telephone: 1-866-977-3524

Youth Employment Start (YES!) Program

Every Wednesday from March 28, 2018 to May 2, 2018

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Aaniin Library, 5665 14th Avenue map

In partnership with Markham Public Library, Centre for Immigrant and Community Services invites you to say…

Y.E.S. ! (Youth Employment Start)
Newcomer youth ages 13-29 are welcome to attend. Program is offered at no cost to newcomer youth.

In six sessions, youth will prepare for job interviews by developing their resume and cover letter. Youth will use job search sites and LinkedIn to find part-time jobs. They will participate in a real-world networking event.

The CICS “YES! Program” will be taking place at the newly-built Aaniin Library (located near 14th Avenue and Middlefield Road).

Limited spots are available! Pre-register (call or email) to reserve your spot.

Language: English 

Inquiries/Registration: Call: 905-305-4109 or 905-294-8868 x 205
michael.chen [at] or haruka.yuen [at]

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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  More Upcoming Markham Events

Kindred Spirits Orchestra
- Tchaikovsky and Lizet

Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard  

Two ostentatious works for the piano by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt lead the evening’s concert featuring prize-winning pianist Ricker Choi. Liszt’s demonic dance of death, Totentanz, conjures the Day of Wrath, while his Piano Concerto No. 2 displays theatrical feats of extravagance at the keyboard. Illuminating audiences is harpist Teresa Suen-Campbell, who performs a world premiere by the celebrated Chinese composer Chan Wing-Wah. The beautifully orchestrated Symphony No. 3 “Polish” by Tchaikovsky is sure to please the ears in its unconventional five-movement format.

Liszt, Totentanz, S. 126
Liszt, Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2, S. 125
Chan Wing-Wah, Concerto for harp and orchestra (world première, with the composer in attendance)
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 3, Op. 29 "Polish"

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Chan Wing-Wah | composer
Ricker Choi | piano
Teresa Suen-Campbell | harp
Michael Berec | host 

Concert enhancements:
7:15 p.m.    Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m.    Pre-concert talk

Intermission discussion with Michael Berec, Chan Wing-Wah, Teresa Suen-Campbell and Ricker Choi

Post-concert live jazz and a complimentary glass of Champagne.

Tickets: Orchestra Centre - $38 
            Box - $40 
            Orchestra Side & Back - $35 
            Balcony - $30 
            Seniors – ORCHESTRA SIDE & BACK & Balcony - $25 
            Students, Children & Groups of 20 Orchestra Side & Back + Balcony - $15 

Event Organizer: Kindred Spirits Orchestra
Telephone: 905-305-7469
Email Contact:
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 events and festivals of 2018.

Movies Showing At
Our Local Movie Theatre,
Cineplex Odeon Markham & VIP

            Pacific Rim Uprising

            Sherlock Gnomes

            Shed Skin Papa

            Tomb Raider

            A Wrinkle In Time

            Game Night

            Agent Mr. Chan

            Detective Chinatown 2

            Black Panther

            Peter Rabbit

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