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Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba:
"Amigas" - A New Dance Musical

Friday, February 27, 2015

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Blvd. map

Cuba! Its music and dances from the ’50s to today – where all the characters, women and men weave their life stories. Protagonists of precise movement and cadence incalculable: cha-cha-cha, mambo, rumba, conga, bolero, feeling, all the rhythms that vibrate the heart and fill the soul. The company Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba is back in Canada with this new show. Cuba sings, dances and lives!

"Her Company of 20 DANCERS, 8 MUSICIANS, and 3 SINGERS on stage can do it all and do it at such a high caliber, commitment and skill, while EXUDING BEAUTY and PRIDE.” ~ The Dance Insider, New York

Official Artist Website:

Tickets: Prime: $64, Regular: $59
            Diamond 4-Pak: $150

Event Organizer: Flato Markham Theatre
Telephone: 905-305-7469 (SHOW)

Email Contact:
Website Address:  

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. 

Date: February 28, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Location: Paintlounge, 118 Main Street Markham North  map

Price: $25

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Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Milliken Mills High School
7522 Kennedy Rd., Markham  map

Theme: Canadian Black History

Keynote Speaker: Sandra Thomas Counsel, Public Prosecution Service

Entertainment: Song and Dance, Drumming

Free Caribbean Lunch for All

Free Family Event.  Open to the Public

Contact: Janet Pinnock, Office Co-ordinator, Tel: 905-946-9998

Mailing Address:
Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association
505 Hood Road, Unit 5
Markham ON L3R 5V6

Gala 2015 by Aurora Aerials

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Boulevard  map

41 dancers, ages 8 to 17 at the competitive level, will perform tap, jazz, ballet, acro, lyneial, contemporary and musical theatre routines as a solo, or part of a duets, triple and group.

Cost: All tickets: $33

Tickets on sale Monday, February 9, 2015.

Event Organizer: Aurora Aerials
Telephone: 905-751-5744
Email Contact:
Website Address:

YMCA Megathon

March 1 - 8, 2015

Location: Markham YMCA
101 YMCA Boulevard map

Be part of a fun-filled week of fitness challenges and
fundraising activities when you join this year’s Megathon.

Funds raised will help more children, teens, adults
and families stay healthy and active at the Y.

2015 Markham YMCA Megathon Schedule

Sunday, March 1 – Saturday, March 7
All Week
Toonie Dive, During Class Time, Pool
TKD Kick-A-Thon, During Class Time, Fitness Studio A
Karate Kick-A-Thon, During Class Time, Fitness Studio A

Sat, March 7
Karaoke, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Full Gym

Sunday March 8, 2015
Sunday March 8th, Ride Cycle Challenge, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Full Gym
Sunday March 8th, Zumba /Arriba Dance 12 p.m. – 2 p.m., Full Gym

For more information visit

Canada: Day 1 Exhibiton

Canada: Day 1, a traveling exhibition from Pier 21 in Halifax,
 on display from January 16 to June 7, 2015.

Location: Markham Museum, 9350 Highway 48
 (2 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 Museum.

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 newcomer’s shoes.

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.


Bilingual Job Fair Markham

March 2nd, 2015 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: H
ilton Hotel Markham, 8500 Warden Avenue, Markham, map.

The Bilingual Job Fair in Markham connects hiring companies with qualified and professional bilingual job seekers.

The Bilingual Job Fair in Markham will be held in

• Current Job Openings that companies are hiring at the moment
• List of Companies that will be present at the Fair
• List of Featured Activities that will be offered to Job Seekers
• Job Seekers - Prepare your visit at the Fair (Tips to be ready for interviews)

Click below to register, visit or participate in the Job Fair:
Job Seeker Registration (for Job Seekers and Visitors looking to come to the Fair)

The Bilingual Job Fair Markham welcomes industries in manufacturing, banking, finance, electronics, computers, transportation, I.T., marketing, telecommunication, administration, health care, accounting, advertising, collections and technology. The Bilingual Job Fair Markham is held twice a year in March and September.

For Job Seekers:

The Bilingual Job Fair Markham is an incredible and outstanding tool to meet recruiters, have direct contact with Hiring Companies and get connected with Human Resources Managers across Toronto.

Why attend The Bilingual Job Fair Markham?

1. Get hired and be interviewed: Employers are prepared to conduct on-the-spot interviews.
It is likely that the interviewers may make immediate hiring decisions on the spot and could decide to contact.

2. Get a job and start your dream career: The Employers Want to Meet You and will be prepared to conduct
on the-spot interviews with candidates who offer the best value to their organizations.

3. Gain Experience. The more employers you meet and interact with, the sharper your interviewing skills will become.
This is a powerful tool in boosting your confidence in communicating with employers and recruiters on the floor.

4. Your resume will be provided to hundreds employers. If you attend you will be asked to leave a copy of your resume
at the registration table. That resume will become part of the final electronic resume book that will be used by many
of the employers that contact us when they have immediate hiring..

At the Bilingual Job Fair Markham, Job Seekers have the opportunity to :

• Stand out in person in a way that you might not on your resume.
• Learn more about employers than you can learn from their websites.
• Ask for information you could not find on the employer's website.
• Meet employers face tot face and sell yourself as a job candidate
• Be evaluated on more than just your resume and
• Persuade the recruiter that you are a fit for that employer's needs.


Markham Guild of Village Crafts

Location: 11 Church St. map

Pottery Classes

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 decorative objects.

(Classes are ongoing)
Saturdays 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 416-219-9708.

For more information about the Markham Guild of Village Crafts and to view more craft classes visit

Cultural Talent Show

Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Vedic Cultural Centre
4345 - 14th Avenue map

Youths & Kids showing off their talent in the following:

Tickets: $5.00 ($7 at the door)
Includes Show & Light Dinner-
*Group Tables can be booked (8-10 guests) *

CoderDojo Markham: Intro to Game Design
and Animation with Scratch

Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Angus Glen Community Centre Library
3990 Major Mackenzie Drive East 

CoderDojo Markham is a computer programming club for 7-17 year olds. If you're interested in learning how to code, design websites, games, animations, apps, and explore technology in the company of your peers, this club is for you.

Introduction to Game Design & Animation with Scratch is our very first session, during which you will be introduced to Scratch. Scratch is a free programming language designed by the MIT Media Lab, which introduces users to animation and interactive media creation (i.e. game development).

This meetup is free, but REGISTRATION is REQUIRED. See link below.

For more information and to register contact Markham Public Library at 905-513-7977 or or visit

Markham Concert Band presents "Hollywood"

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Boulevard  map

Enjoy the best music from the Silver Screen.

The young at heart will enjoy “Disney at the Movies”,
with a special video presentation.

Tickets: Adults: $22, Students and Seniors: $17

Box Office: 905-305-7469 

Through the Looking Glass:
F.H. Varley in British Columbia

F. H. Varley, Mirror of Thought, 1937, oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm,
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Gift of Harold Mortimer Lamb.
Photo: Stephen Topfer

January 31, 2015 - January 2016

Location: Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 216 Main Street Unionville, Markham, ON L3R 2H1  map 

Frederick Horsman Varley (1881-1969) was a founding member of the Group of Seven and one of Canada’s foremost portrait painters. Through the Looking Glass explores the rich landscapes of Varley’s British Columbia period; a productive time in Varley’s life during which his own individual style flourished. Also on view is a rotating selection of works from our permanent collection representing Western Canada.

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The Markham Civic Centre Outdoor Ice Rink
is Open for the Season

Free Public Skating

Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Skate Rental: Adults $10, Children $5 (helmet included)

Extended Skate Rental Hours
Fridays: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. - 8 pm.

Recreational skating only.
No hockey sticks, pucks or balls allowed.

Address: 101 Town Centre Blvd.  map

KEVA Planks

Now until December 31, 2015

Markham Museum
           9350 Highway 48 map

Design – Build – Play

Blending science with art, KEVA Planks brings out the designer, architect and engineer in each of us. With imagination and just a little help from gravity, build structures and sculptures using identical construction blocks. Build your home, your city, your masterpiece and then have fun knocking it down to start all over again. With 15,000 planks, there is no limit to what you can build!

For more information about the Markham Museum, visit or call 905-294-4576.


Separation Anxiety Parenting Workshop

Monday, March 2, 2015, 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Location: Markham Village Library,
6031 Highway 7  map

Cost: Free, registration required

It is normal for children to be afraid and upset when they are away from their parents. This is a normal stage of development. This workshop helps parents make it easier for their children to be away from them.

Parenting workshops are led by a York Region Public Health Nurse. They are free and geared to parents, grandparents and caregivers of children up to 18 months old. Babies are welcome!

Please call ahead to register (905) 513-7977 extension 4273

Event Organizer: Markham Public Library
Telephone: 905 513 7977 extension 4273
Email Contact:
Website Address:


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Save Big on Duvets
& Designer Linens.

Cosmopolitan Furnished Suites
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Toronto's best hotel alternative

Timothy Reynolds, CGA
Winged Canvas
TwinBytes Inc.
Hogan Landscaping
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

Cambridge Academy
Cambridge Academy

Jamieson Y Recruitment

Downsizing Diva
Our Studio
 Clean and Care Services


Dance Art Studio
Dance Art Studio

John Procenko Real Estate Team
PProfessional...... Proactive. 
John Procenko
Real Estate Team

Alliance Francaise
Alliance Française
Tom Sachdeva
 - Salesperson
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