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Markham Classic Cruisers

Markham Classic Cruisers Weekly Cruise

Every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to dusk

Location: Markham Museum
9350 Markham Rd. map

Displaying their Classic cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Come out and see us.

Career Exploration Workshop

Career Exploration Series: Changing careers can be scary and exciting all at the same time. This workshop series will demystify the whole career exploration process and give you the tools that you need to make a clear career decision.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Career Exploration 4: Labour Market Information & Decision Making

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

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Workshop.

Using Social Networking

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 1:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Discover how to use social networking
 to help you in your job search!

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

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Information Session.

Pre-registration is required.

Self-Development for Success Workshop Series:

Thursday, August 25, 2016,  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Self-Development for Success Workshop Series: Bullying in the Workplace Beyond the School Yard with Shamela Shah

Join Shamela Shah as she explores the importance of identifying and combating bullying in the workplace.

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

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

Wonderful World of Circus Upcoming Shows

Friday, August 26, 2016, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: 2600 John Street, Unit 115  map

Throughout the year we organize shows with the participation of our students and affiliated performers. 

Our shows are for all ages, so come along and enjoy a day at the circus!

Tickets at the Door:  $15

Downtown Markham Jazz Festival

Downtown Markham Jazz Festival

Toronto has a rich history heritage as a hot bed for Jazz and now the tradition moves north to Downtown Markham. Saturdays throughout August will feature Downtown Markham Jazz Festival, a Saturday series festival in the plaza from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. (behind 169 & 179 Enterprise Blvd.)  map.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Toronto Jazz Collective - Progressive ensemble featuring jazzed up versions of pop songs

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: DRUMHAND - Meandering jazz rhythms of warm climates

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: ART - Five-piece collective bringing traditional jazz and neo-soul









Ride for Karen

15th Annual Ride For Karen

Sunday, August 28, 2016, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Markham Fair Grounds, 10801 McCowan Road  map

On Sunday, August 28th, join cyclists from across Ontario at the Ride for Karen, an annual fundraising ride to send children with cancer to camp. The fully-supported cycling event features a century ride (160km), along with 100km and 200km distances. The ride starts from the Markham Fairgrounds and rolls through the countryside north of Toronto. Started in 2002 as a tribute to Karen Tobias who passed away from breast cancer, 100% of proceeds from the ride are donated to charity. For more information on the history of the event, to donate or to register to ride, please visit

Cost: $100 per rider

Event Organizer: Kris & Kirk Tobias
Telephone: 905-294-7699
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Movies on Main Street Unionville

Join us at movies under the stars in the park behind the Millennium Bandstand. map

August 24, 2016

8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Feature Movie: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

We are bringing your favourite family movies
to Main Street Unionville this Summer!

Enjoy watching a FREE big screen movie outside on a Summer’s night.

 The movie will begin at sundown, so arrive while the sun is still shining to enjoy activities and grab your spot!

Please bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, etc.
 as they will not be provided.

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 August 25, 2016 Absolute Journey performs a Journey Tribute.

RBC Markham-Milliken Children's Festival

Saturday, August 27, 2016

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd.
(northwest corner of Hwy. 7 & Warden Ave.)

Held in August The RBC Markham-Milliken Children's Festival will be celebrating its 18th year in the heart of Markham! Ontario's largest annual children's festival takes place at the Markham Civic Centre and features a wide variety of entertainment, play zones, crafts and other outdoor activities for children 2 to 12 years of age.

The event attracts families from all across Markham. In the past few years, attendance has reached record highs of over 30,000!

The day is FREE to all and includes:
 - Entertainment featuring an impressive line-up of children's performers.
 - An interactive marketplace showcasing family-oriented products and services.
 - Vendors selling foods from around the world.
 - Play zones, craft activities, face-painting, and more!

Purchasing a Play-All-Day Wristband gets access to MORE rides and activities including a rock climbing wall, petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon ride, inflatable attractions and much more! 

The Varley Art Gallery will be at the festival with a booth of family friendly activities related to its summer exhibitions.

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, August 27, 2016

from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: Paintlounge, 118 Main Street Markham North  map

Price: $25



The Stiver Mill Farmers' Market

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

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!

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'Canada has your back': Penny Oleksiak leads athletes home after 22-medal Games
       Members of Canada's Olympic team, led by breakout swim star Penny Oleksiak, stepped through the arrivals area at Toronto's Pearson airport this morning in a triumphant return after an impressive 22-medal performance in Rio de Janeiro >> full story
McDonald's recalls 33 million unsafe activity trackers included in Happy Meals
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Banff wildlife habituation front of mind as 9 bears put down in Revelstoke
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Dickey shines, Martin stays hot as Blue Jays extend Angels' road woes
       Russell Martin drove in two runs and R.A. Dickey pitched into the seventh inning on Tuesday night as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2. Martin had three hits in all as the Jays handed the Angels their 11th straight road loss. >> full story
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  More Upcoming Markham Events

RBC Markham-Milliken Children's Festival

RBC Markham-Milliken
Children's Festival

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Location: Markham Civic Centre
              101 Town Centre Blvd.


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

Kuro and The Two Strings
War Dogs
Line Walker
Pete's Dragon
My Best Friend's Wedding
Sausage Party
Suicide Squad
Jason Bourne
Star Trek Beyond
The Secret Life of Pets