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Celebrate Victoria Day in Unionville

Monday, May 22, 2017, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Main Street Unionville (map)

Celebrate the May 24 long weekend on the beautiful historic Main Street Unionville with a live band and horse & carriage rides. 

Unionville BIA
905 477 0117 

Free Community BBQ

Monday, May 22, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: St. Philip's Anglican Church, 9400 Kennedy Road map

St. Philip’s on-the-hill Anglican Church will be hosting a Free Community BBQ for all of our neighbours on Monday, May 23 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, and other games for the kids to enjoy. Everyone is invited to put your name in for the lucky draw, lots of prizes to give away.

If you’re around on Victoria Day we invite you and your family to be our guest! No need to call ahead or sign up, just come on over.

9th Annual Emerging Multi-Media Group Art Exhibition & Sale

Monday, May 22, 2017, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: McKay Art Gallery, 197 Main Street Unionville  map

Admission: Free

9th Annual Emerging Multi-Media Art Exhibition & Sale (Featuring the art students of Judith Livingston). 31 Artists showcasing their work in a variety of mediums and techniques. Come see us while you're out for a stroll on Main Street Unionville this Victoria Day Long Weekend.

Hidden Job Market Workshop

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Not sure where to begin your job search? Attend our Hidden Job Market workshop to help greatly improve your job search skills.

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

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

Interview Strategies Workshop

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

You will learn the secrets of making a great first impression, how to sell your skills to employers, and develop effective ways to answer the most frequently asked interview questions.

Ample time will be devoted to practicing interview techniques.

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

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

Mock Interview Review & Job Search Review

Friday, May 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Watch your mock interview and receive professional and peer feedback. Learn from your mistakes now so you can succeed at the real thing! We’ll also include a fun and interactive review of all the Employment Training workshop content from Bootcamp, Skills & Accomplishments, Resumes, Cover Letters, Hidden Job Market, & Interview Strategies.

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

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

Thornhill Cruisers Car Club Show

Every Monday from May 22 to September 4, 2017

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Canadian Tire Markham
 2900 Major Mackenzie Drive East

Please join us and the Thornhill Cruisers Car Club Inc. at Canadian Tire Markham (2900 Major Mackenzie Drive, Markham, ON, L6C 0G6) for our seasonal Car Show! Beginning Victoria Day, every Monday night from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., we will be celebrating all your favorite cars! 
Come and rock out with Gerie & Koasters, Elvis Impersonators (only on Victoria Day and Labour Day), dine in comfort with the Food Truck, and enter into a 50/50 raffle for a chance to win awesome prizes -- All proceeds will be going to JUMPSTART.

Jumpstart is a charity backed by Canadian Tire which helps kids in financial need to participate in organized sport, encouraging important skills like courage, confidence, and teamwork! 
The event is free of charge, and all ages are welcome!

Get STAGEstruck by Ovation Performing Arts

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

7:00 p.m.  to  9:30 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard 

Get STAGEstruck! is a multi-media variety show, celebrating Ovations!  Students in performance from all disciplines - acting, singing, dancing and musical theatre.

Two acts, with one intermission.  This year we're Celebrating Canada 150 with material from musicals, "COME FROM AWAY" and "RELATIVITY".  And featured music and dance performances including pieces from Canadian artists like: Serena Ryder, Great Big Sea, The Tragically Hip, Nelly Furtado, BTO and Alessia Cara!

Tickets: Adults: $30
            Students and Children: $20

Event Organizer: Ovation Performing Arts 
Telephone: 905-305-7469 (SHOW)
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PR Card Renewal
(a workshop for newcomers)

(collaboration between Markham Public Library and Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP))

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Location: Cornell Library
                     3201 Bur Oak Ave.  map

Designed to provide information to newcomers about Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) renewal.

Will provide information about application procedures, timelines, requirements, processing time, and where to find help, if needed.

Language: presented in Mandarin

Registration: Free. Register by emailing:, or call: 647.721.7616

Program Highlights:

· To discover library services and resources and ways to obtain support from the public library

· The procedures for PR Card renewal

· The timelines for PR Card renewal application

· Residency obligations

· Documents needed for the application

· Processing time

· Questions and answers

Huron Heights Secondary School
Finale 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

7:30 p.m.  to  10:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard 

Huron Heights Secondary School music students from grades 9-12 will present music performed by bands, choirs, small groups, and soloists.

Cost: $18 

Tickets are available by ticket order form through Huron Heights music students.

Event Organizer: Huron Heights Secondary School 
Telephone: 905.895.2384 

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Monday, May 22, 2017

A mix of sun and clouds

    Daytime High: 17°C   Overnight: 9°C
    Chance of Precipitation: 30%
    Wind: 16 - 27 km/h SW
    Sunrise: 5:46 a.m.   Sunset: 8:40 p.m.

The Next 3 Day Weather Forecast

May 23

May 24

May 25

A mix of sun and clouds Cloudy with showers Rain

High  20°C

High  18°C

High  16°C

Low   12°C

Low   11°C

Low   11°C


Entertainment Tonight

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  More Upcoming Markham Events

Farmers' Market
Main Street Markham
Farmers' Market

Every Saturday from May 13 – October 7, 2017

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 too starting at 10 a.m.! New musicians this year! Come and see who is playing!

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.

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 events and festivals of 2017.

Movies Showing At
Our Local Movie Theatre,
Cineplex Odeon Markham & VIP

 King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword


Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol., 2


This Is Not What I Expected

The Circle

Battle Of Memories

Love Off The Cuff

The Fate of the Furious

The Boss Baby

Der Rosenkavalier


Alien: Covenant


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