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Canada: Day 1
Canada: Day 1, a traveling exhibition from Pier 21
on display from January 16 to June 7,
Location: Markham Museum
9350 Highway 48
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
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
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.
City Presents Markham Tree Talk
Friday, May 22, 2015,
12:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm.
Location: Woodhill Garden Centre,
320 Steeles Ave. E., Thornhill
- Get FREE advice from a certified arborist on planting
and caring for your trees and shrubs
- Learn about the trees Markham is replanting to
strengthen the urban forest in your community
- Explore a model of the emerald ash borer
- See a City tree inventory and mapping technology
- Learn what you need to have to have the ash trees
removed from your private property
- Receive a FREE seedling to plant on your property
Event Organizer: City of Markham
Juried Art Show & Sale
Wednesday, May 20
Sunday, May 24,
Location: McKay Art Centre
197 Main Street Unionville
Watercolour Society will be holding their “Luminosity 2015”
Juried Art Exhibition and Sale at the McKay Gallery, 197
Main Street, Unionville L3R 2G8, from Wednesday, May 20
until Sunday, May 24, 2015. Paintings in watercolour,
acrylic, and mixed media will be displayed.
Entrance to the exhibition is free.
The exhibition will be open for viewing Wednesday to
Saturday 10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11:15 a.m. - 5
Founded in 2002, the Bayview Watercolour Society is a
non-profit organization that fosters a supportive
environment for water-based media artists through exposure
to regular demonstrations, workshops, critiques, and art
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Coder Dojo Markham: Introduction to
Programming with the Jade Robot
Saturday, May 23, 2015
1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Angus Glen Library
3990 Major Mackenzie
This CoderDojo Markham meetup will introduce youth (between
the ages of 7-12) to robotics programming by engaging them
in learning sensory input, control and decision making using
the Jade Robot. Youth will be challenged to utilize the
onboard programming interface to maneuver through an
obstacle course. The session will be facilitated by the
Logics Academy team, supported by CoderDojo Mentors and
Volunteers, and is open to 20 participants. No laptops are
needed for this session. All equipment (robots) will be
provided. All participants must register with a parent.
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Day in the Life...
by The Dance Institute
May 23, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 10:30
& Sunday, May 24, 2015
2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: FLATO Markham Theatre,
171 Town Centre Boulevard
The Dance Institute's Gala Performance,
featuring students age 3 to 18 years old
performing routines in all styles of dance.
Cost: One show: $28; Both shows: $48
Event Organizer: The Dance Institute
Saturday, May 23, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: 9889 Markham Rd, #3
Topics of discussion include:
Vision development from infant to pre-school
What are the signs of eye and vision problems
What happens during an infant eye exam
Free to attend.
Space is limited. RSVP to:
Light refreshments will be provided.
Harper Government Supports Canadian Organic Sector
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
MP Paul Calandra, Matthew Homes (Executive Director – COTA)
and Steven Diakowsky (President and CEO – Taste of Nature)
in Taste of Nature processing facility with Taste of Nature
Member of Parliament for Oak Ridges-Markham, Paul Calandra on behalf of
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced an investment of $785,660 to the Canada Organic Trade
Association (COTA) to help promote the Canadian organic
sector and increase the visibility of the Canadian organic
brand in international markets.
This investment will enable COTA to attend international
conferences and trade shows and lead outgoing missions to
raise awareness of Canadian organic products in key markets
in Europe, United States, Asia and Latin America.
Canada now ranks as the 5th largest organic market
worldwide and is home to over 4500 organic farms, and more
than 1,000 organic processors and handlers.
Canada’s organic exports have been valued at over $458
million, with most going to the U.S. and the European Union.
Canada has signed organic equivalency agreements with the
U.S., EU, and Japan.
Since 2006, the federal government has invested over $20
million in research and innovation, market development and
business risk management to support an adaptable,
competitive and stable organic agriculture and agri-food
This investment is being made through Agriculture and Agri-Food
Canada’s AgriMarketing Program, which is a five-year, up to
$341 million initiative under the Growing Forward 2 policy
“Canada’s organic sector is thriving, and as it continues to
grow and diversify it is also becoming a core part of our
country’s economy. Our government is proud to be able to
support this sector in its efforts to increase its
competitiveness and sustainability by creating economic
opportunities and market growth in domestic and
- Paul Calandra, Member of Parliament for Oak Ridges-Markham
"This significant investment in Canada’s organic sector will
allow our farmers and businesses to be more strategic and
more impactful in how they go to market, both here at home
- Matthew Holmes, Executive Director, Canada Organic Trade
Growing Forward 2 (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
• AgriMarketing Program (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
(Canada Trade Organic
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Location: All Saints Anglican Church
1100 Denison St.
Bringing the spirit of the acclaimed SOUND OF DRAGON MUSIC
FESTIVAL from Vancouver! Traditional, world, fusion,
improvisation and contemporary music performed on Chinese
and Western instruments by small and large musicians in a
Tickets: Prime: $25 available in advance and at the door
(one hour prior to the performance).
"The United National of Music..." ~CBC Radio
of Village Craft
Location: 11 Church St.
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
(Classes are ongoing)
Saturday 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
For more information about the Markham Guild of Village
Crafts and other craft classes, visit
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Hilton Suites Toronto Conference Centre & Spa
In its 25th year raising funds for the Heart and
Stroke Foundation, Ontario Sing for Your Heart is a
glamorous black tie fundraising gala which embraces musical
talents, a delicious dinner, spectacular prizes and auction
items. This annual gala is the biggest fundraising event
organized by the Chinese Canadian Council of the Heart and
Stroke Foundation, Ontario.
Individual Tickets are $198 each or $1,980 per table.
Corporate and VIP tables are available for $2,800.
here to purchase tickets.
here for more information.