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Good Life Home & Outdoor Lifestyle Show


Sunday, May 1, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Markham Fairgrounds
10801 McCowan Road, 6 km north of Highway 7 map

Over 100 Exhibitors, How to Demo's

Celebrity Speakers:
Chris Palmer on Sunday, May 1, 1 p.m.

Admission Fee: Adults $5, Seniors $3
Children & Parking Free

Do you have old E-Waste lying around the house?
Drop if off to the Lions Club E-waste info booth.

Some of the items that are acceptable as electronic waste are: computers, laptops, PC's, printers, scanners, photocopiers, phones, fax machines, monitors, TV's, cell phones, digital cameras, game systems & controllers, radios, speakers, amplifiers, USB drives, circuit boards, memory chips, and much more!

Heintzman House Art Show & Sale

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Location: Heintzman House, 135 Bay Thorn Drive  map

This show includes over 600 works by 37 local artists from Markham, Richmond Hill, Thornhill,  Aurora, with paintings in oils, acrylic and watercolour as well as sculpture and original prints.

Experience a sense of history as you stroll
through this historic Thornhill mansion.

Visit the cozy Tea Room for lunch or a snack on Saturday and Sunday. 

It's a delightful way to spend a weekend morning or afternoon.

Admission is free.

Free parking is available. 

Mothers Day Kids Workshop: Floral Love Bouquet

various sessions from
April 26 to May 5, 2016

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: Paintlounge
118 Main Street Markham North  map

Its not just flowers, or a heart, or a love letter. Its giving thanks to the most important woman in your life, Mom.

From April 26 to May 5, have your child join our Mothers Day Floral Love Bouquet Workshop and show Mom how much he/she loves her with a painting created straight from the heart.

This workshop is intended for children ages 5-12 (a parent or guardian must stay with the child). Each workshop includes a solo 1620″ canvas, all painting supplies and materials, and a lemonade / apple juice. Please note taxes are extra.

Price: $25 + HST


Markham Youth Games

Product Photography for Small Business

Product Photography for Small Business

Mondays, May 2 & 9, 2016

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. with a 45 minutes lunch break

Location: Winged Canvas Art Hub, 91 Anderson Ave. #12, Markham  map

Learn how to shoot professional looking images at a very low cost compared to hiring a commercial photographer at our Product Photography for Small Businesses workshop May 2 and 9. Photographer and instructor Henrieta Haniskova will show you tricks of the trade, how to use light to show your product in the best way and how to build a set - all to make it look like your photos have been shot by a pro!

Day 1: Introduction to Product Photography (May 2)
  Tricks of the trade that will make your product stand out
  Approach to backgrounds
  Lighting and how to manipulate it to your advantage
  How to build a set
  Shooting and hands-on exercises

Day 2: Post Production & Photoshop Tricks (May 9)
  Process photos shot over the week and from Day 1
  Get hands-on help to further manipulate your images
  Photoshop magic, filters and other tricks
  How to properly down sample images for web and publications

​Each workshop is 4 hours long and runs from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. with a 45 minutes lunch break.

$135 or $230 for both days (Best Value: save $40!)

Register for this workshop on our website,, or by calling (905) 205-1231.

Healthier Bones

Monday, May 2, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Network Family Care Center, 3160 Steeles Ave. E. Suite 216  map

Please join us for an informational workshop on healthier bones for a more active tomorrow.

You will discover:
- The true causes of Osteoporosis
- The most misleading solutions to preventing Osteoporosis unveiled
- Discover how your everyday habits could actually be making you more at risk without you even realizing it
- How your diet has a huge impact on the health of your bones
- How to harness live, nutrient rich foods for bone strength
- What supplements you should be taking for bone health
- Discover how to have your workout actually strengthen your bones
- Secrets to being active, healthy and pain free from degenerating bones


YMCA Healthy Kids Day at Markham YMCA

Sunday, May 1, 2016, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Markham Blvd. Rudy Bratty YMCA, 101 YMCA Boulevard  map

Sunday, May 1 is YMCA Healthy Kids Day, a national day dedicated to improving the health and well-being of kids! All our Health & Fitness Centres and YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre are open to the public with FREE planned programming the whole family can enjoy.
Join us at Markham YMCA for:

12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.: Basketball Challenge

1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.: Fitness Bingo (new game every 15 minutes)

There are several stations you can visit from 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.:
 - Lemonade stand
 - Photo booth
 - Tattoo station
 - Growing Beans craft

On Healthy Kids Day, sign up for a new Y membership for your family and well waive the joining fee!*

2016 Salut Cup International Gymnastics Tournament

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Location: Markham Pan Am Centre
16 Main Street Unionville  map

Salut Rg is pleased to host the 2016 Salut Internationals. This event is spectacular in all ways and not to be missed by fans and supporters of the beautiful sport of rhythmic gymnastics. The event will be filled with amazing performances of the best rhythmic gymnasts from all over the world.

Event Organizer: Salut RG/National Rhythmic Gymnastics Centre
Email Contact:
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Team Up For Terry Fox Kick-off

Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Location: Thornlea Secondary School, 8075 Bayview Avenue  map

Join us for the first annual Thornhill Team Up For Terry Kick-off! This special morning will recognize the efforts of our 2015 fundraising teams and launch the 2016 Thornhill Terry Fox Run, scheduled for Sept. 18. New Teams are encouraged to sign up at this event.

Keynote speakers include:
Dr. Andrew Loblaw
The Honourable Peter Kent
Terry Fox Foundation speaker and cancer survivor Justin Lewis.

Complimentary continental breakfast provided.

Register by emailing your RSVP to:
Confirm your attendance today!

2016 Mandarin Multiple Sclerosis
Markham-Stouffville Walk

Sunday, May 1, 2016

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

St. Brother Andre Catholic High School
6160 16th Ave.  map

On Sunday, May 1st, join the Markham & Stouffville communities in walking to help end MS! Bring your family, friends and co-workers and celebrate your fundraising efforts with a food, entertainment, and prizes! The Mandarin MS Walk is a wonderful opportunity to interact with members of your community, while supporting a great cause.

Orientation Gallery Exhibition: What is Markham?
Discover Our Evolving Community.

Location:  Markham Museum
9350 Markham Road map

Visitors can explore the changes in our landscape, they way we worked, went to school and how we came together as a community over the past 100 years. This long term exhibition will include aerial photography, a virtual tour of Markham Village in 1910 and a place for visitors to record their memories of Markham Fair.


Immigrant Youth Centre

Reading Club

Every Monday until June 6th, 2016

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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

Improve your reading comprehension skills and performance in school.

Increase confidence and enjoyment in reading!


Recovery Assistance Employment Program (REAP)
 with Ann Vickery

Monday, May 2, 2016

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This 12 week program provides you with tools to successfully reintegrate into the workplace. Exploring such topics as conflict resolution, resilience, personality styles, self-esteem, and so much more!

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

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

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Clean and Care Services
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Pulse Dance Works
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 Padgett - The Small Biz Pros
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Sher's 5 Star Catering


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National News, Business, Entertainment & Sports Headlines

Ex-mayor's son, facing 18 arson counts, helped fight 5 fires he's charged with starting
       A former Mayerthorpe mayor says he remains supportive of his 19-year-old son, even after it was found he helped battle major fires he allegedly started in the Alberta town, including a massive one that destroyed the CN trestle bridge. >> full story
More people, including non-citizens, now eligible to become Mounties
       The RCMP has changed its application requirements, with more people now eligible to apply to be a Mountie and some applicants not needing to take some of the previously mandatory tests >> full story
Princess Charlotte photos released ahead of 1st birthday
       Kensington Palace used Twitter on Sunday to share the images, taken by her mother, Catherine Middleton, at the couple's home in Norfolk, England. >> full story

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Maple Leafs win draft lottery: Is Matthews in their sights?
       The Toronto Maple Leafs have won the 2016 National Hockey League Draft Lottery. The draw was made by NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly on Saturday night in Toronto. The Winnipeg Jets will select second, while the Columbus Blue Jackets round out the top three. >> full story

Team Canada taking shape in Prague
       Hockey Canada 7h ago Team Canada taking shape in Prague Staff With some players still making their way over the Atlantic for the upcoming World Hockey Championship, Team Canada took to the ice for the first time in Prague on Saturday. >> full story
Raptors must face their demons in Game 7
       There's no sugarcoating the reality of the situation: If the Raptors lose on Sunday it would be devastating for the franchise, Josh Lewenberg writes >> full story
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  More Upcoming Markham Events

Comic Strippers

Comic Strippers

Sunday, May 15, 2016
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location:  FLATO Markham Theatre

North American Native Plant Society Plant Sale

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Click here to view more exciting shows, events and festivals of 2016.

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

Mother's Day
Finding Mr. Right 2
The Huntsman Winter's War
The Jungle Book
The Boss
Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice
Chongging Hot Pot
 Click here for movie show times.

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