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Mayor’s Annual Business Address and Luncheon

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites
         8500 Warden Ave.  map

The Annual Mayor's Business Address and Luncheon is one of the key networking opportunities in the city. It is the only place to hear the Mayor's vision for the next year, to meet members of council and network with the elite of Markham's vibrant business community.

Cost: Members $75+hst, Non members $95+hst

Pre-registration: or go directly to the Online Registration link:

Ancient Egypt Alive at Thornhill Community Centre Library

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location:  Thornhill Community Centre Library, 7755 Bayview Ave. map

Cost: Free

Mention the words ‘Ancient Egypt’ and people’s eyes open wide in awe. The pyramids have, of course, bedazzled visitors for more than four millenniums. Ancient Greek historian Herodotus gazed upon them back in the 5th Century BC. And, in more recent centuries, visitors from all around the world have traveled up and down the Nile, visiting the grand remains at Giza, exploring the rock cut tombs on Luxor’s West Bank, and gazed in awe at Tutankhamun’s famous golden mask in the Egyptian Museum. In this lecture, we will explore the Giza plateau and its pyramids, sail upstream to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings and the workers to learn how craftspeople and commoners once lived. We will even take a sacred pilgrimage to Abydos to visit the great Temple of Seti I and finish with a visit to Denderah, one of Egypt’s best preserved temples. You will marvel at what these monuments look like millenniums after their construction, and also consider the current challenges and opportunities faced these ancient wonders. Hop aboard our felucca, friends, as we sail the Nile, which Herodotus claimed was Egypt’s great gift.

Event Organizer: Markham Public Library
Telephone: 905-513-7977 extension 5553
Email Contact:
Website Address:

Alzheimer Society Family Support Group

Location: Markham Village Library
6031 Highway 7 map

Alzheimer Society of York Region’s caregiver support groups are FREE and designed to provide a forum to learn and understand how to cope with and care for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

1st Wednesday of each month at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

(Group runs September to June)

June 1, 2016

For more information or to confirm a meeting date, please contact the Alzheimer Society of York Region at 1-888-414-5550.

Event Organizer: Alzheimer Society of York Region
Telephone: 1-888-414-5550
Email Contact:
Website Address: 

Artificial Intelligence North

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Angus Glen Library, 3990 Major Mackenzie Drive  map

Cost: Free

This group will focus on AI programming topics from computer vision to gaming. While we will definitely discuss the implications of AI on life, society, industry and technology, the goal of the group is to advance AI programming knowledge.

Event Organizer: Markham Public Library
Telephone: 905 513 7977 extension 5553
Email Contact:
Website Address:

Markham Idol

Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Location:  Rouge River Community Centre
               120 Rouge Bank Dr.  map

Unionville Youth Council presents it's annual Markham Idol!

 This year, it's the 10th anniversary of Markham Idol!

Candidates will be performing in two categories: the Junior and Senior category.



There will be audition forms that will be sent out and that will be held prior to the day of the event.

We're looking forward to announcing Markham Idol 2016!

Markham Group of Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday, May 25 to Sunday, June 5, 2016

Location: McKay Art Centre, 197 Main Street Unionville  map

The Markham Group of Artists presents their annual Spring Juried Show.

Once the home and studio of Fred Varley, the historic house is on picturesque Main Street Unionville.

Admission: Free

Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
          Thursday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
          Sunday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.


Markham Classic Cruisers

Markham Classic Cruisers Weekly Cruise

Every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to dusk

Location: Markham Museum
9350 Markham Rd. map

Markham Classic Cruisers meet at the Markham Museum
every Wednesday, excluding June 22.

Displaying their Classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Come out and see us.

Mosaic's Knitting Group at Mosaic Home Care 

Hosted every Wednesday afternoon
from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. running all year round.

Location: Mosaic Home Care Services & Community Resource Centre
2900 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 218 map
The Shops on Steeles & 404 upstairs near Sears Outlet 2nd floor
Free parking/elevator access

Come and join Mosaic in our community knitting group.

Conversation, friends and socialization.

All ages and levels welcome.

Free of charge – materials not included

All you need to do is drop-in, no registration is required.

All ages and levels welcome.

For more information contact 905-597-7000
or visit our website at


Elite Danceworx presents Danceworx 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, June 3, 2016, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2016, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard map

Cost: All tickets: $41

Tickets available online and through our box office at 905-305-7469 (SHOW)

Event Organizer: Elite Danceworx
Telephone: 905-305-7469 (SHOW)
Email Contact:
Website Address: 

Open Studio

Open Studio at Varley Art Gallery

Until late June

Time Varies

Location: Varley Art Gallery
216 Main Street Unionville  map

Free admission.

Experienced artists (18 years and older) can work on their creative projects in our newly-renovated studio spaces during drop-in times. We provide tables, chairs, easels, sinks, Wi-Fi, and free admission to our exhibition galleries. Click here for more details on how to participate.


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P. A. Day at the Markham Museum

Friday, June 3, 2016

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Markham Museum
                      9350 Markham Road  map

Do you kids have PA Day blues? They’ll be tickled pink with many on-site attractions at the Markham Museum at 9350 Markham Road. With fun filled educational activities they’ll be sure to enjoy, who wouldn’t? Be ready on Friday, June 3 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Because when school’s out, the Museum’s in! Please send your child with a nut and peanut free lunch/snack and dress them in weather appropriate gear. Some activities will be outdoors. For ages 4-10. $54 per child. Call 905-305-5970 to register today!

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Analysis | Fossil fuel decline could be 'faster than expected,' government think-tank warns
       Canada’s status as an “energy superpower” is under threat because the global dominance of fossil fuels could be seriously eroded in as little as 10 to 15 years, according to a draft report from a federal government think-tank obtained by CBC News. >> full story

Go Public 'I went through horrible pain': Air Canada passenger says lack of legroom nearly killed him
       Most people have heard of travellers getting blood clots after long flights — it's called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). But a Victoria man says it nearly killed him after he was crammed into a airplane seat for hours. >> full story

Why 'unlimited streaming' plans could be bad for consumers
       Internet and wireless providers are increasingly offering packages with unlimited music or video streaming. Sound like a great deal? Here's why consumer advocates are complaining and the CRTC is reviewing the practice, known as zero-rating. >> full story
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Red Sox edge Blue Jays in 11 innings to avoid three-game sweep
      Dustin Pedroia's 11th inning ground-rule double helped the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Sunday. The Red Sox (30-20) avoided the series sweep with the win and snapped a three-game losing skid. >> full story
Bettman: Olympics hinges on money
       In his annual state of the union address at the Stanley Cup final, Bettman said the league and NHL Players' Association might have to reconsider their participation in the Olympics if the International Olympic Committee went ahead with its threat of not paying out-of-pocket expenses for NHL players.. >> full story

Sinclair leads squad for Brazil friendlies
      The Canadian women's soccer team has been hit with another injury at goalkeeper in advance of the Olympics. >> full story
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  More Upcoming Markham Events

47th Unionville Festival

47th Unionville Festival

June 4 & 5, 2016

on Main Street Unionville map

Visualizing a Culture for Strangers:
Chinese Export Paintings
of the Nineteenth Century

Visualizing a Culture for Strangers: Chinese Export Paintings of the Nineteenth Century

May 28 – September 6th, 2016

Location:  Varley Art Gallery
216 Main Street Unionville  map 

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Movies Now Showing at
Our New Local Movie Theatre,
Cineplex Odeon Markham & VIP

Alice Through The Looking Glass
X-Men: Apocalypse
The Angry Birds Movie
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
The Nice Guys
Money Monster
Captain America: Civil War