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Apprenticeship Information Session

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Apprenticeship is a hands-on training program for people who want to work in a skilled trade, that can lead to a rewarding career in a high demand market. 

This session discusses some of the skilled trades in Ontario, and the process for becoming an apprentice.

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

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


Dynamic Cover Letters Workshop

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

A cover letter allows you to highlight the key points of your resume and add details that will set you apart from other candidates. This workshop will provide a step-by-step guide to writing effective cover letters as well as some hands-on practice and feedback.

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

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

Hidden Job Market Workshop

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Not sure where to begin your job search? Attend our Hidden Job Market workshop to help greatly improve your job search skills.

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

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

RCMP Information Session

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The RCMP is hiring! If you are interested in pursuing a career as a police officer, this session is for you. A guest speaker from the RCMP will present information about careers and the recruitment process. 

Visit for details.

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

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

Housing Workshops for Newcomers

(joint project between Markham Public Library
 and The Housing Help Centre)

Location: Angus Glen Library: 3990 Major Mackenzie Dr. E. map

The Housing Help Centre recognizes that each individual deserves safe, secure and affordable housing. Using a housing-focused settlement strategy, counselors provide workshops which help newcomers to find housing and achieve other settlement goals, while increasing their knowledge regarding their rights and responsibilities.

The Housing Help Centre has helped many newcomers to settle and access habitable and appropriate housing in York Region.

Workshops presented in Mandarin and English.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
- Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities Workshop

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Housing Information Workshop

Registration: FREE.

For more information, or to register: call Cindy Wu: 416.726.1827. PLEASE BRING PR CARD.

Business Start Up Requirements Information Session
with Don De Los Santos
of Markham Small Business Centre

Thursday, September 17, 2015

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Do you have an idea for starting a business, but are not sure of how or where to start? It can certainly be an exciting prospect, but making your start up successful  requires a lot of hard work and careful research. To begin the process, please join us for this information session where we walk you through the basic, business start up requirements and considerations.

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

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

Let it Drip Painting Workshop

Paint drips make beautiful abstract art and are so much fun to make!

By learning a few simple techniques from us, you can create trendy abstract paintings that are gallery-worthy.

So, feel the flow and give your creativity a workshop at our Let It Drip workshop.

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, 2015,  7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 19, 2015, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Location: Paintlounge,
118 Main Street Markham North, L3P 1Y1 map

Price: $20+

Register at



BEING HUMAN Conversations that Matter:
The Climate Reality Project

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Markham Village Library, Fireside Lounge
6031 Highway 7  map

The next BEING HUMAN conversations that matter event is coming up! Join us October 14th, 2015 for The Climate Reality Project.

What is climate change and why is it happening?

How can I see this playing out in real time?

What can I do about it?

Learn about the connection between human activities and the intensification and frequency of floods, droughts and storms. Find out more about the reality of the situation in Canada, and how you can make a difference.

Featuring Todd Barsanti (MES), a Professor of Art Fundamentals at the Sheridan College Faculty of Animation, Arts, & Design.

To register, go to

Registration: Free; Registration encouraged
Contact: 905-513-7977 ext. 7177

This session is a part of…

BBEING HUMAN conversations that matter is a series of talks organized by Markham Public Library in collaboration with York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies. These talks examine social, political and environmental issues, and explore what it means to be human in the 21st century.

Compania Flamenca

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

FLATO Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd  map

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The Perfect Match - Sport Vs. Science

A traveling exhibition from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science, opens on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

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 equip.m.ent, 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.

2015 Markham Theatre Annual Gala

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 8 p.m.

FLATO Markham Theatre
               171 Town Centre Blvd 

Markham Guild of Village Crafts

Location: 11 Church St. map

Pottery Classes

This is an on-going class for beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students. The student acquires technical skills in Hand-building and Wheelthrowing. Practice both techniques with stoneware clay and porcelain. The experiment in glaze, kiln loading and firing will be discussed as the student advances in knowledge and experience. There is a maximum of 6 students per class to allow for individual attention.

Classes are ongoing. Contact teacher for start dates.

Dates & Times: Saturday afternoon - 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                       Sunday - 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Fee: $245.00 plus material fee $20.00 and clay $15.00

Instructor: Wai-Yu
Contact Number: (416) 219-970

For more information about the Markham Guild of Village Crafts and to view more craft classes visit

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Office: 905-471-2121

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