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St. Elizabeth Catholic High School
will present
Rodgers and Hammerstein's
musical Cinderella
from Wednesday, April 15th
to Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: YCDSB Centre for the Arts
525 New Westminster Drive, Thornhill  map

Adults & Students: $15

 on April 15th at 6 p.m.

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Article by: Ms. T. Penney

Once again, St. Elizabeth will be presenting an amazing musical production. Our students will be singing, dancing and acting their way towards bringing the magical story of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella to life. From April 15 to 18, St. Ez Productions will be presenting both matinee and evening performances of Cinderella in the beautiful York Catholic District School Board Centre for the Arts.

Guests will be invited to a first night Gala event, which starts at 6 p.m., where there will be an opportunity to meet some of the characters and enjoy refreshments.

Once again Ms. Jillian Coulis will be bringing her expertise to a St. Elizabeth production. It is a pleasure and an honour to be the producer again for St. Ez Productions. My role as the producer is to oversee all business aspects of the production. Coordinating everything that does not involve the events on stage from securing the rights, getting together a production team, financial accounting, advertising etc. I definitely could not do this job without the wonderful production team of St. Elizabeth staff behind me to get everything done, says Ms. Coulis.

A big thanks go out to Ms. Jaworskyj, Mr. Lettieri and all of the staff and students who are working hard to bring you the best production that St. EZ Productions has ever tackled. St. Elizabeth is a tight community whose members support one another. This production would not be possible without the support of our Administration team lead by Principal Mr. John Heinrich. A big thank you to Vice-Principal Sandra Abate for her leadership in being there for any and all requests made by the Cinderella team!

The team is also looking for support from the community to be able to promote this event. Opportunities to help the Cinderella team are available by way of sponsorship. Applications for sponsorship are available in the main office and can be obtained by contacting Mrs. Luba Papulkas at Any help is appreciated! We thank you in advance for helping us all to be a part of this amazing event.

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Let it Drip!
Painting Workshop

Saturday, April 18, 2015

7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Location: Paintlounge,
118 Main Street Markham North map

Paint drips make beautiful abstract art and are so much fun to make!

By learning a few simple techniques from us, you can create trendy abstract paintings that are gallery-worthy.

So, feel the flow and give your creativity a workshop at our Let It Drip workshop.

Price: $20+

Register at

Amica Presents
 "From Paris with Love"

Saturday, April 18, 2015

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Amica at Swan Lake
6360 - 16th Avenue  map

Join us for a dynamic and entertaining presentation "From Paris With Love" by Lianne Harris.

Lianne's passion and flare will make this a memorable journey into the romance of Parisian culture.

Refreshments will be served.

Thornhill Mom to Mom Sale

Saturday, April 18, 2015

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Thornhill United Church
25 Elgin Street, Thornhill  map

Amazing deals on gently used items
for children of all ages. 

Toys, clothes, books,
furniture, baby gear, etc. 

Free Parking

$2.00 admission/adult (donated to Yellow Brick House Women's Shelter)

Please visit for more information.

Join our facebook page:  www.facebook/ThornhillM2

Spring Rummage Sale

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Grace Church, 19 Parkway Ave.

Spring Rummage Sale . Clothing, Toys, Books,
Household goods, Coffee & muffins

Mon Sheong 2015 Golden Seniors Celebration

Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Markham Event Centre
95 Duffield Road  map

The 2015 Golden Seniors Celebration in its 8th anniversary hosted by the Mon Sheong Foundation will be on Saturday, April 18 at the MEC Markham Event Centre. The celebration will give families a chance to enjoy a night full of great food, entertainment and prizes. Along with the opportunity to really recognized their seniors for all of their contribution to their own family and to our society. The event really lives out our virtues of respecting the elderly and is a great way to pass the traditional virtues to the younger generations.

School of Rock Markham
2nd Anniversary Open House!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Address: 150 Bullock Drive map

We've sure come a long way in 2 years!

Come help us celebrate School of Rock Markham's 2nd Anniversary!

Enjoy New Enrolment Specials, Summer Camp Specials, Free giveaways, House Band Performance, FREE Trial Classes and more! For more information or to book your FREE Trial, please contact our Studio Coordinator, Michele at 647-218-7625 or visit our website

Self-Employment Pathways for Newcomers Phase 1

Monday, April 20, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
& Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard  map

New to Canada? Join us for a 2 day workshop on Self-Employment in Canada.

 - Business/Personal Profile
 - Owning a business in Canada
 - Industry Information
 - Assess your Skills

To register call 905-477-4639 or 1-855-234-8868.

It is delivered at various locations throughout York Region and is open to Permanent Residents and applicants for Permanent Residence with letter from CIC informing them that their application for landing had been approved,
Convention Refugees, Live-in Caregivers, LINC Level 5 Minimum

For more information email or visit

2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics
Eastern Regional Championships

Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:30 a.m. - 7:10 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Location: Markham Pan Am Centre
16 Main Street Unionville  map

Salut RG is pleased to host the 2015 Eastern Regional Championships. 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 New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Ontario. Eastern Regional Championships serve to rank athletes in each age category and level as well as to declare Eastern Regional Champions for both individual and group.

Cost: $14

Event Organizer: Salut RG/National Rhythmic Gymnastics Centre
Telephone: 416-275-2087
Email Contact:
Website Address:

Golden Dragon Acrobats present "Cirque Ziva"

Saturday, April 18, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Location: Flato Markham Theature
171 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham  map

From Broadway to Markham!

The Golden Dragon Acrobats present “Cirque va”, a world-class cirque spectacular that has been thrilling audiences across the United States since its creation in 2011. This fast-paced, technically-innovative performance showcases traditional Chinese acrobats, dance and costumes, ancient and contemporary music and modern theatrical techniques. The renowned acrobats dazzle with amazing feats of athleticism, daring heart-stopping stunts and the grace of their centuries-old art form. “There is a precision and beauty about everything they do,” says The Washington Post. The large cast and dazzling production designs illustrate just how breathtaking Chinese acrobatics can be.

"The IMPOSSIBLE can be achieved, and once achieved, SURPASSED, then SURPASSED AGAIN." ~ Associated Press

Cost: Prime: $59, Regular: $54, Diamond 4-Pak: $150

Tickets: Prime: $59, Regular: $54

Diamond 4-Pak: $150

Official Artist Website

Event Organizer: Flato Markham Theatre
Telephone: 905-305-7469 (SHOW)
Email Contact:
Website Address:

Change the World Markham
Youth Volunteer Challenge

April 12 - May 24, 2015

Change the World Youth Volunteer Challenge
101 Town Centre Blvd., Markham   map

Change the World Markham Youth Volunteer Challenge is a government initiative challenging youth to volunteer for 3 hours between April 12 - May 24, 2015. Information Markham Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities for youth to volunteer. We are also supporting non profit organizations and their youth volunteers during this timeframe. Youth are encouraged to register their events as well with us. For more information please connect by email at, review the webpage at  or sign up to receive more information at Like us on Facebook at Change the World Markham to keep updated. Events are filling up now.

For more information contact Mirja Raita at 416-992-2951 or email


Markham Guild of Village Craft

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.


Kids Sewing Class

(4 week sessions)

We will make a variety of projects and learn new skills. Machine rental is available for nominal fee. Material Supplies Extra, to be purchased by student, including basic sewing supplies and pattern and fabric.

(Please note that all class dates are subject to possible change)

Session 1: Tuesdays - April 21, 28, May 5, 12
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $50.00

Session 2: Mondays - April 27, May 4, 11, 25
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $50.00

Session 3: Tuesdays - May 19, 26, June 2, 9,
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $50.00

Choose a session and email for further information and to register.

Beginner Sewing

This program is for beginners with minimal or no sewing experience. In this course you will learn the parts and accessories of the machine, sewing skills, standard stitches and sewing terms. You will also learn how to read a pattern and sew curves. You will complete a pair of pajama pants or boxers. Machine rental is available for nominal fee. Material Supplies Extra, to be purchased by student. Includes basic sewing supplies, pattern and fabric.

(Please note that all class dates are subject to possible change)

Session 4 - Tuesday, April 21, 28, May 5, 19
(4 week session)
Time 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $56.00

Session 5 - Tuesday, May 26, June 2, 16, 23
(4 week session)
Time 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $56.00

Contact Sewing Co-ordinator at for more information and to register.

Intermediate Crochet Class with Katarina

Various crochet techniques will be taught, colour changing, shaping and complex stitches. The class is providing guidance in pattern reading for novice crochet students.

Wednesdays, April 22nd & 29th, 2015 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost per session: $28.00 + $10.00 supplies fee.

For more information and to register please call Katarina at 905-884-2829.

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

Canada: Day 1

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.

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Carefect Home Care Services

Kimberly Clark, Broker

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

Sher's 5 Star Catering

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Your Choice Realty Corp.
Direct: 647.828.0448
Office: 416.479.4241

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Ron Beer's Family Self Defense
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