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Labour Market Research:
Career Exploration Workshop 5
Friday, February 6, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Managing Career Change:
Career Exploration Workshop 6

Friday, February 6, 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.

Amica At The Movies

Friday, March 27, 2015

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Amica at Swan Lake
6360 - 16th Avenue  map

Please join Amica at Swan Lake for our monthly matinee where we will be presenting the classic movie "Sabrina" starring Humphrey Bogart & Audrey Hepburn.

Movie refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Lynn at 905-201-6058.

Markham Celebrates Earth Month-Earth Hour Celebration

Saturday, March 28, 2015

 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Cornell Community Centre, 3201 Bur Oak Ave.  map

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
Email Contact:

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  map

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


Low Income Senior Tax Clinic

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 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
3.Address/Phone Number
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, 2015.

Location: Markham Museum, 9350 Highway 48  map
          (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 Museum.

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 shoes.

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 Glen Library

Saturday, March 28, 2015

1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Location: Angus Glen Library
3990 Major Mackenzie Drive

Cost: Free

CoderDojo is a meetup for 7-17 year olds.

FREE, reserve your spot on

Bring your laptop.

Parents of children 12 and younger must register with their child,
 and be in attendance throughout the duration of the meetup.

Event Organizer: Markham Public Library
Telephone: 905-513-7977
Email Contact:
Website Address:

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 Lamb.
Photo: Stephen Topfer

January 31, 2015 - January 2016

Location: Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 216 Main Street Unionville, Markham, ON L3R 2H1  map 

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.

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Canadians of Pakistani Origin
 13th Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner

Friday, March 27, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Location: Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall, Markham
60 McDowell Gate  map

Join the Canadians of Pakistani Origin in Ontario on March 27
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

Friday, March 27, 2015

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location: 9225 Ninth Line  map

Free seminar in the Cornell community, hosted by Markham residents.

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 • 647-401-3741

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 wellness.

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 or call (905) 884 8379.

For more information on My House Rainbow Resources please visit

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 atmosphere.

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  map

Price: $25

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Markham Guild of Village Crafts

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)
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 416-219-9708.

Keep Cornell Clean and Beautiful Campaign

Theme: "A clean and green community benefits us all"

When: March 28 to April 30th, 2015

Where: Cornell neighbourhoods

ALMA: The Life and Art of Alma Duncan

January 31, 2015 to May 3, 2015

Location: Varley Art Gallery
216 Main Street Unionville map

Organized and circulated by the Ottawa Art Gallery. This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada

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 Gallery
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 Canada.


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