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Shrine Circus Spectac!

Friday, July 3, 2015, 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 4, 2015, 12:00 Noon, 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 5, 2015, 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 6 till Thursday, July 9, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 10, 2015, 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 12:00 Noon, 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 12, 2015, 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Location: Markham Fairgrounds
10801 McCowan Road   map

SHRINE CIRCUS SPECTAC! 2015 all new Thrill Show is coming to Markham this JULY 1 to 12, 2015 under the magnificent “Big Top”. It’s been a family tradition for four generations of Canadians and it’s an experience your family shouldn’t miss. Everyone loves the circus. Kids are fascinated by the acrobats, clowns and animal performers. Parents, you’ll be a kid again, seeing the wonder of the circus through your son’s or daughter’s eyes. Grandparents, you’ll be brought back to your first visit to the circus all those years ago and feel connected to your grandkids by an exciting life experience shared with them.

TICKET PRICE $30.00 EACH (Regular General Seating)
                   $40.00 EACH (Regular VIP Seating – Limited Seating Only)

Ticket available at local outlets:
Happy News, First Markham Place, Food Court – 3255 Highway 7 East
ON-SITE: BIG TOP CIRCUS BOX OFFICE Open only show days from 10:00 a.m.
Cash Sale. Only Children 3 years of age and under are free as long as
they don’t occupy a seat.

Concert Sunday Series in Unionville

Coordinated by the Markham Concert Band through a Celebrate Markham grant, there will be six Sunday evening concerts of great concert band music. The bands apply to participate in the Concert Series and some come with singers as well. The bands are the best of York Region and beyond and you are invited to come and enjoy a pleasant evening at the Bandstand.

The concerts will be held at the Millennium Bandstand starting at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Sunday at the corner of Main Street Unionville and Fred Varley Drive map. Here is the line-up.

Sunday, July 5 - The Mississauga Pops
Sunday, July 12 – The Pickering Community Concert Band
Sunday, July 19 - The Encore Symphonic Band
Sunday, July 26 – The Northdale Concert Band
Sunday, August 2 – The 48th Highlanders of Canada
Sunday, August 9 – The Markham Concert Band

For more information, visit

Summer Reading Club WHIMZ Live Animal Show

Monday, July 6, 2015

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Markham Village Library
6031 Highway 7  map

Do you love all things creepy crawly? Well then don't forget to stop visit Markham Village Library for the WHIMZ Live Animal Show!

Participants will learn all sorts of fascinating information about mammals, reptiles, and more, along with an opportunity to pet and touch some of the animals!

This is a free and fun event for the whole family to celebrate the launch of our 2015 Summer Reading Club!

StarKids Summer Camp

Before and After Camp Care is now available!

Date: July 6-10 and July 13-17 (2 weeks of camp)

Location: Greensborough Public School
80 Alfred Patterson Drive, Markham

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program is for: children entering SK - Gr. 5 this fall

Registration Cost: $100 for 1st child, $95 for each additional child per week

Before and After Camp Care
Cost: $5/day for 1st child, $3/day for each additional child.
Before care is from 8 a.m. -8:30 a.m. and after care is from 4:30- 5:30 p.m.

Register here:

Put on by Cornerstone Christian Community Church

Canadian Adventure Camp

Monday to Friday, July 6 – July 24, 2015

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Immigrant Youth Centre
5284 Highway 7 East, Unit 2, Markham, L3P 1B9  map

Experience new and fun adventures through activities and fieldtrips while getting a chance to practice your English.

This program is at no cost for newcomer youth ages 13 - 24.

To register contact or call 905-294-8868 ext. 201.

African Drumming

Tuesdays, July 7 – August 25, 2015

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Immigrant Youth Centre
5284 Highway 7 East, Unit 2, Markham, L3P 1B9  map

Learn how to “feel” for rhythm, how to play hand drums and basic percussion techniques!

This program is at no cost for newcomer youth ages 13 - 24.

To register contact or call 905-294-8868 ext. 207.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Markham YMCA
101 YMCA Blvd. map
(and all YMCA health and fitness centres in the GTA)

Join us for Healthy Kids Day, our national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids.

A FREE event for everyone in the community, all of our health and fitness Centres will be open to the public with activities all day long for the family.

For more information visit

Event Organizer: YMCA of Greater Toronto

Telephone: 416-928-3362

Markham Classic Car Cruisers

Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2015

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Markham Museum
9350 Markham Road

Cruise night at Markham Museum of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles

Markham Museum Summer Camps 2015

Summer Camp at Markham Museum girls working with counsellor in fashion camp   Summer Camp at Markham Museum kids working at a loom with museum staff

Summer Camps for 2015 have been created and registration is now open! Find descriptions of all the City of Markham camps below or in the Spring Edition of Markham Life!

Registration Information

Consult your Spring Markham Life magazine for fees and registration information, or call the Program Coordinator at 905-477-7000 ext. 3165 or the Summer Camp Coordinator at 905-477-7000 ext. 3170.  


The Perfect Match - Sport Vs. Science

A traveling exhibition from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science, on display from June 27, 2015 to January 10, 2016.

Location: Markham Museum, 9350 Highway 48  map

The Perfect Match - Sport Vs. Science is an exhibition in which the whole family can participate. It explains how science and technology have helped to improve sports performances. You will measure your strength, your speed and your heart rate using devices now part of an athlete's training. You will be filmed while cheerleading or throwing a baseball to learn about the contribution of video to sport. You will also meet with your physical trainer, coach, kinesiologist, psychologist and nutritionist before the competition. You will have to follow their advice and take up their challenges. Will you make it to the podium?

The exhibition features Canadian athletes and many types of sports equipment, new and old. Are you in shape to try The Perfect Match - Sport Vs. Science?

The Perfect Match - Sport Vs. Science is a travelling exhibition produced by the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science in collaboration with Sherbrooke Canada Games 2013.

The Stiver Mill Farmers' Market


 Runs every Sunday until October 11th, 2015
from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
 at the Stiver Mill on Station Lane.  (map)

This unique farmers’ market is created and run by senior and student volunteers for the sixth year. Held in the park-like setting beside the Stiver Mill, the Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market was originally started to bring awareness to the plight of the Stiver Mill. The City of Markham and the Federal Government came together after five years to support the restoration of the Stiver Mill. The newly renovated Stiver Mill, now called the Stiver Mill Cultural Centre, officially opened in June 2014. As Mayor Frank Scarpitti says “it is a showpiece”.

The Farmers’ Market will run every Sunday from June 14 to October 11. Along with fresh fruit, vegetables, baking, honey, meat and crafts, there will be live entertainment weekly. Tim Clarke will be there to entertain on opening day after five years to support the restoration of the Stiver Mill.

The popular Farmers’ Wives’ Tables, and the Student Volunteer Table are again prominently displaying for sale, the donated articles from the community. Meet your friends and enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Market Grill.

More special events are planned this year including Seniors Day, Dog Day, Historical Unionville Day and more. For a complete rundown, visit our new website

The newly renovated Mill includes a beautiful boardwalk running from Main Street Unionville, beside the Train Station and around the Stiver Mill. Enjoy a stroll on the boardwalk to the Farmers’ Market. Hope to see you there opening day!

Career Exploration Workshop 2

Monday, July 6, 2015
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Values & Work Environment
Career Exploration Workshop 3

Tuesday July 7, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Workplace Skills & Abilities:
Career Exploration Workshop 4

Tuesday July 7, 2015
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Exploring Work Interests:
Career Exploration Workshop 5
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Labour Market Research:
Career Exploration Workshop 6

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thinking about 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.

Location: Job Skills' Markham - 4961 Highway 7, suites 100 - 101 map

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Workshop. Pre-registration is required.

Worm Bin Composting

July 7, 2015, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Angus Glen Community Centre, Activity Room 4
3990 Major Mackenzie Drive East  map

Worms can be your best friend!

Learn to turn kitchen scraps into valuable compost year-round.

Great activity to involve kids!

Cost: Free

Course Barcode: 266390

Interested participants can sign up via EZ Reg
or call the Contact Centre at 905-477-5530.

Event Organizer: City of Markham
Telephone: 905-477-5530
Email Contact:

Summer Camps at Markham Public Libraries

Adventure Lab
Adventures in Math & Science
Get Ready for French Immersion
Get Ready for Kindergarten
Imagination in Motion
Journey Around the World Camp
Multimedia Journalism Camp

Musical Munchkins
Public Speaking Camp
Superhero Training Camp
Take Action Leadership Camp
    Writer’s Workshop 

Winged Canvas Art Hub’s
Summer Camps are designed
 for art nerds!

NOT the typical Arts & Crafts Camp.

Location: Winged Canvas,
91 Anderson Ave., Unit 12

This isn’t loosey goosey play time with art supplies. This is a fun and fast paced program designed to maximize and personalize learning.

Weekly, full summer and build your own programs available

• Choose your area of focus or try everything over one unforgettable summer!
• Excellent opportunity for Art Portfolio development
• Bring your own lunch and sunscreen (kitchen onsite)

Camps run weekly over the summer from July 2 to September 4, 2015

Visit to register

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International Languages Series: Series 1 – Korean

Thursdays, July 2 – July 30, 2015, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Immigrant Youth Centre
5284 Highway 7 East, Unit 2, Markham, L3P 1B9  map

Compare languages and understand diverse cultures
 within the Canadian contest.

 Learn basic day-to-day greetings and expand your social network.

To register contact
or call 905-294-8868 ext. 108.

Markham Guild of Village Craft

Location: 11 Church St. map

Pottery Classes

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 decorative objects.

(Classes are ongoing)
Saturday 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 416-219-9708.

For more information about the Markham Guild of Village Crafts and other craft classes, visit

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Padgett - The Small Biz Pros
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Carefect Home Care Services

Kimberly Clark, Broker

Direct: 647-293-8632
Office: 905-471-2121

Sher's 5 Star Catering

Nadia A. Cawley-Thomas

Nadia A Cawley-Thomas
Sales Representative
Your Choice Realty Corp.
Direct: 647.828.0448
Office: 416.479.4241

Pulse Dance Works

Markham Boxing

Ron Beer's Family Self Defense
Ron Beer's
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Skills for Change

Supreme Cleaning Group

Professional Cleaning Services

Jamieson Y Recruitment

Downsizing Diva
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Dance Art Studio
Dance Art Studio

John Procenko Real Estate Team
PProfessional. Proactive. 
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Real Estate Team

Alliance Francaise
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Tom Sachdeva
 - Salesperson
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