Thursday, January 17, 2019, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location: FLATO Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd. map
“There’s nothing better for the soul than Lighthouse at the end of a sunny day.” – Windsor Star
Lighthouse, Canada’s favourite classic rock band, is turning 50 and inviting Canadians across the country to join the celebration! With hit songs including “One Fine Morning”, “Sunny Days” and “Pretty Lady”, four-time JUNO Award-winner Lighthouse is recognized as one of the best performing acts of its time. The iconic Canadian band has won fans around the world for free-wheeling and high-spirited performances that have continued since 1969. Lighthouse continues to tour regularly featuring its original founders and an all-star line-up.
To learn more about Lighthouse, visit www.lighthouserockson.com
Tickets: Prime $75, Regular $55, Youth $15
Newcomer Youth Coding:
Lego EV3 Sumo-Robot Workshop
by CICS (Centre for Immigrants and Community Services)
Every Thursday from January 17 to March 21, 2019
Calling 8-21 year old lovers of STEM, Design and Coding! Welcoming Newcomer Youth in Toronto!
Learn COMPUTER PROGRAMMING with award-winning instructors from a renowned institute in Toronto!
Join us every Thursday 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. from January 17 to March 21, 2019 for a FREE Workshop series!
Orientation Date: January 17, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Parents & Students must attend
Program Sessions: January 24 - March 21, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Welcome Centre Markham South (Unit #8, 7220 Kennedy Road) map
- Learn introductory Robotics and Coding with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3!
- Design and build your own EV3 robot!
- Compete against each other!
- No previous experience with coding is needed.
- Registration is needed. For inquiries, please email email@example.com /call 1-877-761-1155 ext. 3201/ 3214.
- The workshops are open to newcomer youth aged between 8-21 years old. We provide free afterschool programs to newcomer youth regardless of residential statuses. Permanent Residents (PR) and Convention Refugees (CR) are given priority to our services.
The Markham Civic Centre Outdoor Ice Rink
is Open for the Season
Free Public Skating
Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily except Wednesdays
12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday
Skate Rental: Adults $10, Children $5
Skate rentals are available on:
Fridays: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. - 10 pm.
Recreational skating only.
No hockey sticks, pucks or balls allowed.
Address: 101 Town Centre Blvd. map
PA Day Painting Camp - Winter Wonderland
Friday, January 18, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive map
On York Region PA Days, Winged Canvas invites students to the Art Hub for a fun day of painting! There are inspiring themes each day, and when the weather is warm, we may even take our easels outdoors! The theme on the January 18 PA day will be "Winter Wonderland". We begin each day with a step by step painting in the AM, followed by open painting in the PM, where campers can enjoy the freedom of painting whatever they choose, with personal guidance from a professional artist instructor. Turn a regular PA Day into a fun and colourful PA-inting Day!
Our amazing instructors will teach you all the basics step-by-step, and hands-on instruction and attention is given to each student. Everyone takes home multiple colourful creations per day! All high quality art materials and canvases are included, and two healthy snacks are provided each day. Extended hours are available by request. Free early drop off at 8:30!
Please call us at 905-205-1231 to see if there is space.
Slonny Cup – Rhythmic Gymnastic Competition
Friday, January 18, 2019, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Markham Pan Am Centre, 16 Main Street Unionville map
Event Organizer: Glimmer Athletic Club
The Slonny Cup is an event that will showcase the grace, skill and flexibility of rhythmic gymnastics at the Markham Pan Am Centre. Please join us in supporting over 100 competitors taking part in this exciting event!
Sweet Sounds of the Old Firehall
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Old Firehall Confectionery, 170 Main Street Unionville map
Join us at Old Firehall Confectionery on Unionville Main Street for an afternoon of musical performances!
Musicians of all ages are invited to perform in a fun, musical and delicious, family/friendly environment.
- Signup to perform begins at 4:00 p.m.
- Performances begin at 5:00 p.m.
The event supports the charity 360 Kids. Performers and attendees are being asked to bring “personal care products” for a community initiative the charity is currently running. Please check out the work they are doing to help at-risk youth in York Region. It is extremely important and we are happy to support them.
Old Firehall Confectionery
IYC Concert Band
Saturdays, January 19 - March 23, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Immigrant Youth Centre, 5284 Highway 7 East map
Join our concert band to learn new pieces and perform
at our 10th Anniversary Celebration!
Wind players only.
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
From Farmland to Wetland
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Join Marilyn to explore and learn more about the importance of both land forms—and others—within Rouge National Urban Park.
Leaders: Marilyn, Sarah
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park – Tallgrass Trek
Meeting point: Parking lot
Distance: 5 km - 6 km
Difficulty: Easy, flat/paved or gently uneven
Duration: 2 hours
Age Range: Family friendly
Dog Friendly: No
Career Exploration Workshops
Career Exploration Series: Changing careers can be scary and exciting all at the same time. This workshop series will demystify the whole career exploration process and give you the tools that you need to make a clear career decision. The series of 4 workshops is highly recommended to be done in order, but you can attend individual sessions as needed.
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Career Exploration: Personality & Career Fit:
Unclear of your career direction?
Start by understanding yourself through Personality Dimensions.
Monday, January 21, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Career Exploration: Skills & Abilities:
Here you’ll learn what skills and abilities you have, which ones you want to use, and where you need to develop.
Monday, January 21, 2019, 1:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Career Exploration: Exploring Skills, Values & Change:
Learn about your perfect work environment including your key work values, wants, must-haves, and work stressors. We’ll also explore the benefits and the fear of change.
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Career Exploration: Labour Market Information & Decision Making:
This workshop explores the ever-changing Labour Market landscape and the affects it has on our job choices. You’ll learn about and use tools, tips and research techniques that will help you choose the best career option for you.
Location: Job Skills' Markham - 4961 Highway 7, suites 100 - 101 map
Call 905-948-9996 to book your Workshop.
Service Canada Information Session
Friday, January 18, 2019
2:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Job Skills Employment Services
4961 Highway 7, Units 100-101 map
Meet a representative from the Federal Government and learn about EI, parental and maternity benefits, sick benefits, and so much more. BONUS: learn how to find a job with the Federal Government!
Phone: (905) 948-9996
Video Making 101
Thursdays, January 17 - March 7, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Immigrant Youth Centre
5284 Highway 7 East, Unit 2 map
Create your own video by learning
various video making skills and techniques.
To register email email@example.com
The Markham Village Open Mic
Location: The Duchess of Markham
53 Main Street Markham North map
Markham Royals Junior A Hockey Game
The Markham Royals plays the Trenton Golden Hawks on Friday, January 20, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Centennial Arena, 8500 McCowan Road. map
They are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Markham, Ontario, Canada and are a part of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
“The arrival of Junior ‘A’ hockey back to Markham is great news and we’re thrilled to welcome the Red Wings Junior ‘A’ organization to our community,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “The new Markham Royals Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club will be joining a well-established hockey community known for producing over sixty NHL players including Steve Stamkos, Steve Thomas, Brad May, Mike Zigomanis, Cody Hodgson, Jeff Skinner, Mike Palmateer, Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Members Syl Apps and Adam Oates. We’re confident the Markham Royals Junior ‘A’ team will carry on that tradition of hockey excellence.”
Next | Wave Exhibition
January 12 to February 1, 2019
Location: Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main Street Unionville map
Ilze Briede, Monica Bujas, Phil Delisle, Esther Catherine Gauthier, Neil Harrison, Miles Ingrassia, Katika Marczell, Ella Dawn McGeough, Naz Rahbar, Ella Tetrault
In York University’s Visual Arts programs, students at the Masters and Doctorate level are encouraged to develop their artistic practice independently within a critical and theoretical environment. The studio setting inspires artists to experiment and expand their knowledge of contemporary trends within their field whilst developing their own artistic voices.
This winter, the Varley Art Gallery of Markham partnered with the Visual Arts Department of York University to launch NEXT | WAVE, an annual exhibition presenting works by second-year MFA and PhD students.
The group exhibition is an exciting opportunity for students to exhibit in a professional setting, to broaden their exposure within the artistic community of York Region, and to engage with visitors of all ages. In a further collaboration, the exhibition texts have been researched and written by Art History graduate students at York University including – Irena Kovalenko, Lauren Kozicki, Olivia Mikalajunas, Megan O’Brien, Jennifer Polo, Elizabeth Porco, Katarina Veljovic, and Maria Won. This initiative strengthens the Varley Art Gallery’s position as a site for mentorship and as a forum for new ideas and experimentation.
The 10 artists featured in this first volume of NEXT | WAVE work from diverse backgrounds, media, styles, and theoretical frameworks. However, when presented together, shared interests and themes emerge from their works: an investigation of bodies and the borders placed on them; questions of interiority and exteriority; and a fascination with process and time in artistic creation.
Curated by Charlotte Gagnier
PA Day at the Varley
Friday, January 18 & Friday, February 1, 2019
Location: Varley Art Gallery of Markham, 216 Main Street Unionville map
Are you looking for PA Day fun? Look no further, spend your PA Day at the Varley! Pre-plan your PA Days before 2019 click the link in the bio today for more information.
Through interactive tours and art activities, students will be inspired by artists currently on view in our Galleries.
(905) 477-7000 Ext 3261
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Location: The Living Room, 5058 Major Mackenzie Dr. E., Markham map
Talk about starting the New Year off with a bang!
We are over the moon pleased to be bringing this incredible talent to our stage.
If you're not familiar with the name, perhaps GREAT BIG SEA or MOXY FRUVOUS might ring a bell?
This Juno award winner was a founding member of Moxy Fruvous and then went on to spend 13 years with Great Big Sea!
In 2014 Murray Foster wrote, directed and scored the feature film 'The Cocksure Lads' (#1 English-Language film in Canada August 2015).
He is currently turning that film into a musical called 'Chelsea Sunrise' And if that's not enough,
Murray is also the founder of The Toronto Songwriting School and a Professor of Songwriting at Seneca College.
Thai Pongal Celebration, Tamil New Year
Sunday, January 20, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Middlefield Collegiate Institute, 525 Highglen Ave. map
The Markham Tamil Organization, Markham Tamil Senior Association, Boxgrove Seniors Community Wellness Club, Middlefield Seniors' Wellness Club, Greensborough Tamil Seniors' Wellness Club, York Region Seniors Tamil Center cordially inviting you to celebrate Thamil Thai Pongal 2019 with Tamil residents from across Markham and York Region. The Tamil festival of Thai Pongal is a Thanksgiving Harvest Festival celebrating a successful farming year and an opportunity to thank the sun and farm animals for their assistance. Thai Pongal is also an occasion for Tamils around the world to celebrate with their loved ones and the entire community.
Family Sundays at Markham Museum
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Road map
Join us as we celebrate our newest exhibition, Geared for Growing through hands on exploration of our 25 acre site. Each month boasts different themes relating to the science behind agriculture, along with either a fun craft to take home, or an interactive experience that your family will remember forever!