Career Exploration Workshop 5
Friday, February 6,
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Career Exploration Workshop 6
February 6, 2015
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
changing your career? Planning your first career? These
workshops will help you explore your options and determine
the best career choice for you. Assess your personality,
values, skills, abilities and interests to find careers that
suit you. Discover how to research careers and occupations,
and how to successfully manage a career change. These
workshops can be taken as a series or individually. Choose
from Personality & Fit; Values & Work Environment; Workplace
Skills & Abilities; Exploring Work Interests; Labour Market
Research; and Managing Career Change.
Skills' Markham - 4961 Highway 7, suites 100 - 101
905-948-9996 to book your Workshop. Pre-registration is
Amica At The Movies
March 27, 2015
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Amica at Swan Lake
6360 - 16th Avenue
Please join Amica at Swan Lake for our monthly matinee where
we will be presenting
the classic movie "Sabrina" starring Humphrey Bogart &
Movie refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to Lynn at 905-201-6058.
Celebrates Earth Month-Earth Hour Celebration
March 28, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Cornell Community Centre, 3201 Bur Oak Ave.
This special event will kick off the City of Markham’s Earth
Month Celebrations. The event will fulfill Earth Hour’s
lights off commitment, and also offer expanded information
booths, activities and entertainment to encourage residents
to make sustainable choices and eco-friendly pledges.
"Bring your own lanterns" to this event.
6 p.m.: Sustainability Fair Craft tables
Free face painting
7 p.m.: Entertainment
8 p.m.: Speeches
8:30 p.m.: Lantern Walk
9:30 p.m.: Wrap-up and hot chocolate
Event Organizer: City of Markham's Sustainability Office
Easter Tree: Mother & Child Workshop
Saturday, March 28, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Kate's Garden
227 Main St Markham North
Create a pliable white branch tree
arrangement in a mason jar and
learn how to decorate it for Easter,
Thanksgiving and Christmas too!
Enjoy a mason jar ice cream float while we play!
Fee: $20 per branch tree plus tax
Income Senior Tax Clinic
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Venue: TCCSA York Centre
3636 Steeles Ave East, Unit 213A, Markham
1. 60 years of age or older
2. No employment or rental income in the year 2014
3. No business or investment income in the year 2014
4. Interest income lower than $1,000 a year
Please bring the following documents:
2.Citizenship Card/Landing Paper/P.R. Card
5.T4A(CPP) / (QPP)
7.T5 and Bank Book
8.2014 Property Taxes or Rent Receipts
9.Copy of 2013 tax return
Please make appointments first and any
inquiry, call (905) 948-1671.
Canada: Day 1
Canada: Day 1, a traveling exhibition from
Pier 21 in Halifax,
on display from January 16 to June 7,
Location: Markham Museum,
9350 Highway 48
(2 km north
of Highway 7)
Explore First Steps, First Impressions and
First Experiences as a Newcomer to Canada
The immigration experience is marked by firsts. The first
day in a new country takes shape with an individual’s first
steps, first impressions and first experiences. Come explore
immigrants’ diverse personal Day 1 experiences, from
Confederation to present day. Visit the bilingual exhibition
Canada: Day 1 from January 17 to June 7, 2015 at Markham
Newcomers’ unique and shared experiences—across time and
cultures—are highlighted in a thoughtful way through oral
histories, archival images, original artworks, objects and
your participation. Explore Day 1 through the themes of
Transitions, Arrival, Encounters, Finding Your Way and
Reflections. You will be transported back to your first day
in Canada, or inspired to imagine yourself in a newcomer’s
Canada: Day 1 is a travelling exhibition produced by the
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 as a legacy
project of our nation’s 150th anniversary in 2017 and
supported by RBC Foundation.
CoderDojo: My First Website:
Introduction to HTML at Angus
Saturday, March 28, 2015
1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Location: Angus Glen Library
3990 Major Mackenzie Drive
CoderDojo is a meetup for 7-17 year olds.
FREE, reserve your spot on
Parents of children 12 and younger must register with their
and be in attendance throughout the duration of the meetup.
Event Organizer: Markham Public Library
Through the Looking Glass:
F.H. Varley in British Columbia
F. H. Varley, Mirror of Thought, 1937, oil
on canvas, 50 x 60 cm,
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Gift of Harold Mortimer
Photo: Stephen Topfer
January 31, 2015 - January 2016
Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 216 Main Street Unionville,
Markham, ON L3R 2H1
Frederick Horsman Varley (1881-1969) was a
founding member of the Group of Seven and one of Canada’s
foremost portrait painters. Through the Looking Glass
explores the rich landscapes of Varley’s British Columbia
period; a productive time in Varley’s life during which his
own individual style flourished. Also on view is a rotating
selection of works from our permanent collection
representing Western Canada.
Join the conversation on
Canadians of Pakistani Origin
13th Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Location: Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall, Markham
Join the Canadians of Pakistani Origin in Ontario on March
as they celebrate their 13th Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner
in support of Markham Stouffville Hospital
and Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital.
Sponsorships and tickets are available.
Cornell Neighbourhood TD Bank | Royal LePage Seminar
March 27, 2015
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
9225 Ninth Line
Free seminar in the Cornell community, hosted by Markham
Objective: To provide Markham residents with knowledge that
will arm you when you need to make any decisions regarding
your ‘biggest’ investment. We are here to assist you in any
way we can with your residential needs, and we are looking
forward to meeting more of our neighbours!
We welcome any questions you might have, so please don’t
hesitate to contact us and we will ensure your questions are
answered at the seminar (or immediately if more urgent).
RSVP - Seating is limited!
Shauna Arthurs, Sales Representative Royal Lepage Your
Community • 416-930-4388
Georgia Pelegris, TD Mobile Mortgage Specialist •
Rainbow Families of York Region Meeting
Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
This is an LGBTQ+ friendly parenting group
that provides a safe space for parents and their children to
gather as a community to form social supports and organize
recreational activities to improve their overall health and
Parents and their children are invited to join in the first
meeting of this parent group on Saturday March 28th starting
at 2:30 p.m. For location and more information please
contact Haran at
email@example.com or call (905) 884 8379.
For more information on My House Rainbow Resources please
Registration: Free; Registration required
Contact: 905-513-7977 ext. 7177
Espressions | Live
Music, Socializing. Painting. Coffee (or Tea).
Join us at Espressions as you paint to live music featuring
awesome local musicians!
During the event, we encourage you to mix and mingle with
other art lovers
as you paint and get inspired by the creative and casual
Don’t know how to paint? That’s what we’re here for!
Our friendly artist staff are always ready to help so relax,
express yourself and have fun.
Dates: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Location: Paintlounge, 118 Main Street Markham North
Markham Guild of Village Crafts
Location: 11 Church St.
This course covers essential handbuilding and wheelthrowing
techniques for creating both decorative and functional pieces. You
learn how to use slabs, molds, coils, pinch pots, handles,
decorative effects and more to create bowls, serving dishes, mugs or
(Classes are ongoing)
Saturdays classes, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday classes, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $245 + $20 supplies fee + $15 for clay.
For more information and to register please call Wai-Yu at
Keep Cornell Clean and Beautiful Campaign
Theme: "A clean and green community benefits us all"
When: March 28
to April 30th,
Where: Cornell neighbourhoods
ALMA: The Life and Art
of Alma Duncan
January 31, 2015 to May 3,
Location: Varley Art Gallery
216 Main Street Unionville
Organized and circulated by the Ottawa Art
Gallery. This project is funded in part by the Government of
Ottawa-based artist Alma Duncan spent her entire life
creating, interpreting, observing, and rendering. With pen
in hand, she travelled the world recording the beauties of
the land and the stories of her models, transcending the
lines between modern interpreter and visual activist.
Inherently interdisciplinary, from painting and drawing to
film, her varied body of work also spans numerous genres,
including the machine aesthetic, puppetry, and abstraction,
and the natural world.
Born in Paris, ON, Duncan moved to Montreal in 1936 at
the age of nineteen, where she worked in commercial art and
studied under renowned Canadian artists Ernst Neumann and
Goodridge Roberts. She quickly began to achieve success,
first exhibiting her work in the Western Hemisphere Poster
Competition hosted by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. In
1943, she received permission to create drawings inside
industrial plants, shipyards and arms factories; a subject
which became a lifetime interest.
This same year brought her to Ottawa. She accepted a
position in the Graphics Department of the National Film
Board (NFB), where she met long-time friend and collaborator
Audrey (Babs) McLaren. The two quit the NFB in 1953 and
formed the film company Dunclaren Productions in an Ottawa
attic, through which they made several internationally-noted
stop-motion animation short films. They resided together for
nearly four decades in the Ottawa area. From the sixties
onward, Duncan hung up her filmmaking hat and focused on
painting and drawing. She engaged in abstract
experimentation and created Dürer-quality renderings of the
countryside. In 1970, Duncan produced a set of award-winning
stamps on commission for Canada Post. A familiar name in the
regional art community, Duncan's work can now be found in
national and international collections such as the National
Gallery of Canada, the Canadian War Museum, the Art Gallery
of Ontario, and the Brooklyn Museum.
This retrospective at the Ottawa Art Gallery celebrates
Duncan's lifework, recognizing her as an inextricable part
of the Canadian art historical canon. It brings together
curators, collectors, friends, and scholars to celebrate
Alma Duncan, the colleague, and of course, the artist.
Co-curators: Jaclyn Meloche, Department of Visual Arts,
University of Ottawa
Catherine Sinclair, Senior Curator, Ottawa Art Gallery
Exhibition organized and circulated by the Ottawa Art
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.
The exhibition is accompanied by a hardcover, bilingual
catalogue, which features more than 70 colour plates,
produced by the Ottawa Art Gallery in partnership with the
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON. It is
available for $55 at each venue and through ABC Art Books