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Career Exploration Workshops

September 1, 2, & 4 2015

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Changing careers can be scary and exciting all at the same time. This workshop series will de-mystify the whole career exploration process and give you the tools that you need to make a clear career decision. The series of 6 workshops is highly recommended to be done in order, but you can attend individual sessions as needed.

Career Exploration 1: Personality & Career Fit: Unclear of your career direction? Start by understanding yourself through Personality Dimensions.

Career Exploration 2: Personality, Values & Work Environment: Learn about your perfect work environment including your key work values, wants, must-haves, and work stressors.

Career Exploration 3: Skills & Abilities: Here you’ll learn what skills and abilities you have, which ones you want to use, and where you need to develop.

Career Exploration 4: Exploring Work Interests: Using a variety of tools you’ll explore your personal career interest and by the end of the workshop, you’ll have identified 2-4 possible career options to research and explore.

Career Exploration 5: Labour Market Research: Learn tools, tips and research techniques that will help you choose the best career option for you.

Career Exploration 6: Managing Career Change: Using Who Moved My Cheese as a discussion point, you’ll have an opportunity to voice concerns about change and complete your action plan to map out how you’re going to manage the transition into a brand new career.

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

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Workshop.

Cantonese Book Club

September 2nd, 2015
October 7th, 2015
November 4th, 2015
December 2nd, 2015

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Milliken Mills Library, 7600 Kennedy Rd. map

Cost: Free

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month

For details contact the Information Desk: 905-513-7977 extension 5336

Speak to information staff to register and receive book

Milliken Mills 圖 書 館
每個月第四個星期三 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
閱讀好書, 擴闊視野
請到Information Desk報名

Event Organizer: Markham Public Library
Telephone: 905-513-7977 ext. 5336
Email Contact:
Website Address:

Alzheimer Society of York Region
Caregiver Support Groups

September 2, 2015

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Woodhaven Long Term Care 
380 Church Street, 4th Floor  map

1st Wednesday of each month (no group in July/August)
1:30 p.m.  – 3 p.m.

Anyone familiar with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders (ADRD) knows the significant impact it can have on family members of the impaired person, especially the primary caregiver. At the onset of the illness, only those close to the person with Alzheimer's disease may begin to notice slight behaviour changes which they may not understand. The afflicted person may become forgetful, quick tempered or withdrawn. As the disease progresses these behavioural changes become more pronounced, and by the time diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is made, the family may feel frustrated, alone and trapped.

Support groups help families and caregivers of an impaired person maintain and increase feelings of self-worth and control by sharing common problems. Through trained and competent leadership, members of the group can experience emotional relief, develop greater self-awareness and understanding, and acquire new and more positive attitudes. People learn to share problems, and help each other to cope more effectively in a safe caring environment. Groups help people to form new and meaningful relationships, and make them aware of various community services. By working together, people feel less helpless. Support Groups provide a forum to learn and understand how to cope with and care for people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Markham Kids Talent Show

Friday, September 4, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Welcome Centre Markham North
8400 Woodbine Ave.  map

Ten year old Joelle will be hosting a talent show with other local kids on Friday, September 4 to raise money in support of Markham Stouffville Hospital, including the tollery Family Centre for Childbirth & Children. Take in all the talent starting at 10 a.m. at the Welcome Centre Markham North and entrance is $5.

Main Street Markham Farmers' Market

 Every Saturday from May 9 – October 10, 2015

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: 132 Robinson Street map
(Main Street Markham North, 2 lights north of Highway 7)

Freshness straight from the farm! A great place to shop and live entertainment!

An Old Fashioned Tradition

The Farmers’ Market of Markham Village captures the good old fashioned traditions of the past. The “turn of the century” look of our market is enhanced by a charming venue, complete with old fashioned signs and canopies.

Specializing in Farm Fresh Products

Featuring many organically grown fruits and vegetables, as well as baked goods, preserves, flowers and much much more! The market’s merchants guarantee quality products and competitive pricing.

The Main Street Markham Farmers’ Market is a proud member of Farmers’ Markets of Ontario’s Greenbelt. We have a variety of vendors including:

Forsythe Farms
Fresh organic fruits, vegetables

Whittamore’s Farms
Their berries are picked that morning!! can’t get any fresher!!

Reesor Farms
Fresh picked Corn!!

Its the Cats Meow Cafe
Fresh brewed coffee, pea meal bacon on a bun and more!

Happy Tummy
Fresh baked strudels, pies and tarts

Staite’s Honey
Farmed fresh honey, butter tarts, great soaps and lotions made with honey too!

Abbott Farms
Organic Meat

Olive that!
Artisan Olive oils and vinegars

Crown Valley Bakery
try their apple cake! amazing scones! fresh baked bread and more!

Markham Guild of Village Crafts
Homemade pottery, jewelry and crafts – a different crafter every week!

Event Organizer: MVBIA - Christine Matthews
Telephone: 905-472-2462
Email Contact:
Website Address:

The Perfect Match - Sport Vs. Science

A traveling exhibition from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science, on display from June 27, 2015 to January 10, 2016.

Location: Markham Museum, 9350 Highway 48  map

The Perfect Match - Sport Vs. Science is an exhibition in which the whole family can participate. It explains how science and technology have helped to improve sports performances. You will measure your strength, your speed and your heart rate using devices now part of an athlete's training. You will be filmed while cheerleading or throwing a baseball to learn about the contribution of video to sport. You will also meet with your physical trainer, coach, inesiologist, psychologist and nutritionist before the competition. You will have to follow their advice and take up their challenges. Will you make it to the podium?

The exhibition features Canadian athletes and many types of sports equipment, new and old. Are you in shape to try The Perfect Match - Sport Vs. Science?

The Perfect Match - Sport Vs. Science is a travelling exhibition produced by the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science in collaboration with Sherbrooke Canada Games 2013.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.

Pat Metheny Trio

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 8 p.m.

FLATO Markham Theatre
               171 Town Centre Blvd 

Carson Young Art Exhibition

Wednesday, September 2 to Sunday, September 6, 2015

Location: McKay Art Centre, 197 Main Street Unionville  map

The McKay Art Centre features works for sale from talented community artists and is the perfect spot to visit on your next trip to Unionville.

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.

Artist Website:

Markham Guild of Village Craft

Location: 11 Church St. map

The Village Palettes
 Open Studio
 Painting Group

An open studio painting group that meets once a week to paint and share creative discoveries.

Come and paint with The Village Palettes Art Group. We meet every Thursday from September to early June. Bring your paints, brushes, canvas, paper and whatever else you might need and join us!

Our day runs every Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. The idea of the Open Studio concept is that you can drop in anytime within the mentioned time frame. This makes the atmosphere very "easy going" and less rigid and confined.

Regarding the cost, our first painting session runs from September to early December and the second session is January to June. Each session has a separate fee. For fee amount please contact us using the information below.

New members are welcome to try the Open Studio Painting Group free of charge for the first time.

Guest artists are brought in throughout the year to inspire new ideas and teach new techniques. We also host an art show at least once a year.

If you have any questions or you are interested in our group, please email Marg at or phone 905-477-0774. You can also drop by the Markham Guild during a Thursday and see what we are up to.

Visit our website at or check out our Facebook

Beginner Needle Felted Fantasy Bird Workshop

Learn how to needle-felt a fantasy bird! The basic form will be made from wool batts, and we'll embellish with wool locks, silk strands, and FireStart fibres. Suitable for beginners, no experience required.

Saturday, September 5th from 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $24.00 + supplies fee $15 for 2 felting needles, wool, silk and locks.

Call Saira at 647-982-9665 or email for more information and to register for the class.

For more information about the Markham Guild of Village Crafts and other craft classes, visit


The Stiver Mill Farmers' Market

The Stiver Mill Farmers' Market is open every Sunday until Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located on Station Lane (map)  in Unionville next to the restored Stiver Mill. The Market features fresh veggies, fruit, meats, baking, honey, wine, and crafts. Weekly entertainment, Farmers' Wives Table and Market Grill.

Barry's Garden Farms
Cho Wing Farms
Forsythe Family Farms
River Road Farms

A Spice Above - more than 20 flavours of dip to sample.
Cobs Bread - freshly baked breads in a variety of flavours
Cosmos' Smoked Meats
ii's Kitchen- Enjoy home-made and fresh new Asian style spring rolls and cookies.
Intaba Mountain - Naturally sun dried fruit and nuts.
Jamie's Cracked Corn - Everyone loves kettle corn!
Koribbean Girl - Tasty dumplings cooked on site. A must try.
Maple Syrup - Pure maple syrup and butter with no additives or preservatives.
Mom's Cookie Jar - Offers quality Gingerbread, Sugar and Shortbread cookies, made from scratch using only the finest ingredients.
Norma's Edible Flowers & Herbs - Herbal & flower jellies & vinegars, dressings and marinades, chutneys and specialty sauces.
Paradise Sauces - Gourmet 100% natural, gluten free, vegan friendly hot sauces and condiments.
Shinjang Barbeque - Specializing in lamb, beef and chicken skewers and sausages. Fresh fruit juice and seasonal vegetables including cucumbers and green beans.

AAB Persian Carpets - Beautiful custom made Persian carpets and
Anokha Leewu Enterprises - Handcrafted jewelry, accessories,
rosary and olive wood crosses,
apparel, gift items.
Eli's Body Shop - Specializes in organic skin and hair care products.
Joie de Bead - Unique hand-made jewellery and jewellery repairs.
Malee by Nature - Candle crafter and wax products.
Mom 'n Me Cards - Handmade cards
SpaHKet - All hand made body and skin care and skin products with
plant based ingredients
Tony's Woodturning & Woodcrafts
Twistlane Alpacas - Silk felted scarves, knitted hats, mitts, and
scarves, goat soap and alpaca dryer balls.

City of Markham Animal Care
Ontario Nature

Down Under
Brand Name Bedding and Mattress for Less.
 Save Big on Duvets
& Designer Linens.

John Procenko Real Estate Team
Professional. Proactive. 
John Procenko
Real Estate Team

Great Clips
Cosmopolitan Furnished Suites
Furnished Suites
Toronto's best hotel alternative

Timothy Reynolds, CGA
Winged Canvas
TwinBytes Inc.
Hogan Landscaping
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Padgett - The Small Biz Pros
The Small Biz Pros

Carefect Home Care Services

Kimberly Clark, Broker

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

Sher's 5 Star Catering

Nadia A. Cawley-Thomas

Nadia A Cawley-Thomas
Sales Representative
Your Choice Realty Corp.
Direct: 647.828.0448
Office: 416.479.4241

Pulse Dance Works

Markham Boxing

Ron Beer's Family Self Defense
Ron Beer's
Family Self Defense


Janitorial Company GTAJanitorial Company GTA 

Skills for Change

Supreme Cleaning Group

Professional Cleaning Services

Downsizing Diva
Our Studio
 Clean and Care Services


Dance Art Studio
Dance Art Studio

Alliance Francaise
Alliance Française
Tom Sachdeva
 - Salesperson
  Re/Max Dynasty
   Realty Inc. Brokerage

Re/Max Dynasty Realty Inc Brokerage

Fine Design Living

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