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Camping & Canadian Culture - For parents and youth

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

Ever thought about going camping? Learn valuable information on trip planning, things to bring, camping etiquette, useful recipes. Have fun with friends and family, and explore all there is to know about Ontario!

Fee: No cost

To register contact Brenda He at 905-294-8868 ext. 205 or email

Intek Communications Job Fair!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Intek Communications
9 Heritage Road  map

We are hiring Cable Technicians for Rogers! Join us for a job fair and information session on Wednesday, June 29th at 9 Heritage Road in Markham from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.! No experience neccessary, paid training, company vehicle, benefits, and more! Candidates must have a drivers license and a clean drivers abstract. For more information or to apply online, visit

Shrine Circus

Shrine Circus pectac!

Thursday June 30, 2016, 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 1, 2016, 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 2, 2016, 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 3, 2016, 1:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Location: Markham Fairgrounds, 10801 McCowan Road   map

SHRINE CIRCUS SPECTAC! 2016 all new Thrill Show under the Traditional Big Top is coming to Markham this June 30 to July 3 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.

$30.00 each (Regular General Seating)
$40.00 each (Regular VIP Seating – Limited Seating Only)
$50.00 each (Ringside Seating)

Ticket available at local outlets:
Happy News, First Markham Place, Food Court – 3255, Highway 7 East
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.

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.

Housing Workshops: Subsidized Housing
 at Milliken Mills Library

 Thursday, June 30, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Milliken Mills Library, 7600 Kennedy Rd. map

In partnership with Markham Public Library, The Housing Help Centre invites you to join:

Subsidized Housing for Low Income Families in York Region Information Session

Topics include:
 What is subsidized housing?
 Eligibility criteria and documents
 Application process and wait time
 Seniors housing
 Rent calculation
 Applicant responsibilities

This event is free and presented in Cantonese and Mandarin. For information and registration, please contact: Isabella Fong at 416-317-3655.

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

2016 Canada Day Celebrations & Fireworks in Markham

Friday, July 1, 2016, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: Milne Dam Conservation Area  map
East side of McCowan Road, south of Highway 7

Free Admission

3:00 to 6:00 p.m. - FREE Children’s activities: face painting, magician and more
3:00 to 10:00 p.m. - Live entertainment, food and displays                              
4:00 p.m. - People's Parade. Route: McCowan Road and Highway 7
 to Milne Dam Conservation Area (Park area)
Enjoy colourful floats, dancers, entertainers and much more!

4:30 p.m. - National Anthem and flag-raising ceremony
9:00 p.m. - Feature Performance by Alyssa Reid                                   
     Fireworks display at dusk (approximately 10:00 p.m.)
 (No unauthorized fireworks allowed)

There is NO public parking at Milne Dam Conservation Area.

FREE parking is available at the Markville Shopping Centre, 5000 Highway 7  map and free shuttle buses from Markville to Milne Dam Conservation Area will be available from 12 noon - 3:45 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. - midnight.


Canada Day Celebrations
at The Pride of Canada Carousel

The Pride of Canada Carousel

Friday, July 1, 2016, 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.

WHAT: Everyone is invited to take a free spin on the new ground breaking, interactive art sensation, The Pride of Canada Carousel on Canada Day, the official public opening.

Enjoy other activities and treats including food trucks galore!

Canada Day at the Pride of Canada Carousel will include free rides on the carousel, music stylings by BELLOSOUND DJ, food trucks including, the Great Canadian Food Truck, Capalansky’s and Mr. Corn and free activities for everyone plus more!

WHERE: 162 Enterprise Blvd. & Birchmount   map

Family Sundays

Family Sundays at Markham Museum

Runs every Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Road  map

Looking for something to do with your family on a Sunday afternoon?

Drop in and take part in our fun, hands-on, and interactive activities
as we explore nature, science and history
— all this is available as part of your membership or regular admission! 

General Admission Fees
(Fees may vary for special events)

Adults $6
Seniors (65 years & over) $5
Students (High School) $5
Children (Ages 2 to 12) $4
Family of Four (Maximum 2 Adults) $16

Children 24 months and under admitted free. All fees plus H.S.T.

Please note: Children must be supervised at all times.

Event Organizer: Markham Museum
Telephone: 905-305-5970
Email Contact:
Website Address:


Experience Counts! Marketing Skills
 for the Mature Worker

Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

Do you think employers are making hiring decisions based on age? Unfortunately there are some biases and misconceptions that do exist. We can’t change our age, but we can change assumptions that are made about us “over 40 job searchers”. It just requires some preparation. Join us for this informative workshop to gain some strategic methods to help you triumph over negative age-related stereotypes!

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

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.

Kindred Spirits Orchestra
- Majesty, Brilliance and Victory

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd.  map

Maestro Kristian Alexander allies the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in their concluding subscription concert of the 2015 | 2016 season. This summer the Greek sun-god evokes light and generous integrity through Dutch composer Nielsen’s Helios Overture. Antonin Dvořák’s popular Violin Concerto will undoubtedly evoke instant conviction through wistful and heroic themes. “A joyful little piece” is what Shostakovich labeled his Symphony No. 9; sure to be a joyous end to spectacular season.

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Andrew Sords | violinist
Alexa Petrenko | host (Classical 96.3 FM radio)


Nielsen, Helios Overture, Op. 17 | View Notes | Listen
Dvořák, Violin concerto in A minor, Op. 53 | View Notes | Listen
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70 | View Notes | Listen

7:15 p.m.  Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m.  Pre-concert talk

Intermission discussion with Alexa Petrenko and Andrew Sords

Post-concert live jazz with complimentary glass of Champagne

Kindred Spirits Orchestra Website:
Email Contact:

Tickets: $15 - $35

Tickets available online or through the box office at 905.305.7469
or toll free 1.866.768.8801 (not available in 416 or 647 area codes)

Thursday Nights at the Bandstand Kicks Off
Another Summer of Great Music in Unionville

The popular free music series “Thursday Nights at the Bandstand” is held at Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand at the corner of Main Street and Fred Varley Drive.  map

Organized by community-based Unionville Presents and funded by dedicated community spirited sponsors, the series attracts talented Canadian, International and local performers to the outdoor Millennium Bandstand for all to enjoy free of charge.

Performances run on Thursday evenings from June 9 to August 25, 2016 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

From blues to jazz to funk to soul to vintage hits and classical guitar, award-winning musicians bring their unique sounds to life on the Millennium stage.

On June 30, 2016 Hot Rocks performs Rolling Stones Tribute.



Thursday, June 29 & Friday, June 30, 2016

Every PA-Day, students come to our studio for a fun day of painting! Beginners welcome: we will go over all the basics step-by-step if you've never painted before. Acrylic painting is suitable for ages 8+ / Oil painting is suitable for ages 12+.

The next PA-Painting Days are JUNE 29 (Oil Painting) & JUNE 30 (Acrylic Painting).

The themes for June 29 & 30 are to be announced and can be found on our website:

All materials included. Each student gets their own canvas (12 x 16 inches) per half day, or two canvases for a full day. Free canvas boards during extended hours!

Full Day: $68 (best value) from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Half Day: $45 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Full day students: pack a lunch (we break for games and food from 12 - 1 p.m.).
*Extended hours: We provide after-care for $10/hr until 6 p.m. More studio time to paint.

Siblings and multi-day registrants will each receive 10% off!

Register online or by calling the Art Hub at (905) 205-1231.

Winged Canvas Art Hub
91 Anderson Ave. #12 Markham, ON L6E 1A5  map

The Stiver Mill Farmers' Market

every Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 9 Station Lane  (map)

On Sunday, June 26th, the Unionville Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market on Station Lane in Unionville, will open for the 2016 season. This unique farmers’ market is held in a park-like setting beside the Stiver Mill every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until October 9, 2016

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”.

Along with fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, honey, meat and crafts, there's live entertainment weekly.

Meet your friends and enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Market Grill.

The newly renovated Stiver 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!

For more information, visit

Judi McIntyre, Business Manager
Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market

Encore Symphonic Concert Band

Concert Sundays at the Bandstand

Location: at Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand
 at the corner of Main Street Unionville and Fred Varley Drive.

Enjoy concert band music at the Bandstand every Sunday evening from June 26 to August 7, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Organized by the Markham Concert Band through a Celebrate Markham grant, the bands are chosen from York Region and the GTA.

July 3, 2016 - Thornhill Community Band

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

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Pulse Dance Works
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