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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 except Wednesdays
12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday

Skate Rental: Adults $10, Children $5

Extended Skate Rental Hours
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

Holiday Art Show 2018

Holiday Salon Show 2018

November 16, 2018 to January 4, 2019

Location: Winged Canvas Art Hub, 185 Bullock Drive #1  map

Usher in the festive season with our annual Holiday Salon Show. Featuring an incredible array of artwork by local artists and makers, this show is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. What better gift for the person who has everything than a one-of-a-kind original

Second Career Information Session

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Second Career is an Ontario government program that helps you train for a new job. If you were laid off any time after January 1, 2005 you may be eligible to apply for Second Career. This session will provide step-by-step information about the eligibility and suitability criteria for Second Career and will discuss the financial support that may be available along with direction for next steps in the process.

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

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

Apprenticeship Information Session

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Apprenticeship is a hands-on training program for people who want to work in a skilled trade, that can lead to a rewarding career in a high demand market. 

This session discusses some of the skilled trades in Ontario, and the process for becoming an apprentice.

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

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

Graceland Edition

Wonderful World of Christmas: Graceland Edition

Friday, December 21, 2018 at 8 p.m.

FLATO Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts
171 Town Centre Blvd.  map

Celebrate the holidays with a twist! Back by popular demand, Steve Michaels stars as Elvis in the Wonderful World of Christmas: Graceland Edition. Steve Michaels is an international award-winning Elvis tribute artist and actor who will perform the King’s great classics, such as, “Blue Christmas”, “Here Comes Santa Claus” and the gospel songs that were a huge inspiration for Elvis. A tribute like no other, a holiday show like no other, Wonderful World of Christmas: Graceland Edition will have you dancing in your “Blue Suede Shoes”.

Tickets: Prime $69, Regular $59, Youth $15

Holiday Ice Skate Event 

Holiday Ice Show at Thornhill Figure Skating Club

Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Holiday Ice Show at Thornhill Figure Skating Club
 7755 Bayview Avenue  map

Thornhill Figure Skating Club presents Our Annual Holiday Ice Show.  

Come celebrate the holidays with us while being dazzled by the talents of our Pre-CanSkate, CanSkate and Talent ID skaters with special performances by our Senior Skaters!

Admission is Free!

Family Sundays

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!

Click here for the monthly Family Sundays schedule and the descriptions of the program!

Annual Toy Drive

Markham Firefighters Annual Toy Drive is underway until December 20th! Drop off a new unwrapped toy at any Markham Fire Station and you'll be supporting a child visiting the hospital over the holidays.

Thank you to Markham Fire and Emergency Services and The Salvation Army Markham Ministries for your continued support of Markham Stouffville Hospital. With their partnership over the years - they collect, deliver, pick up and divide the toys for families in need while in the hospital. We are truly grateful!

Location of Markham Fire Stations

Lunch and Learn  

Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main Street Unionville map 

Join us Wednesday December 19, for guest artist Luke Parnell. This Lunch & Learn Luke will provide an overview of his practice, including current and upcoming sculptural projects.
Luke Parnell is Wilp Laxgiik Nisga’a (House of Eagles) from Gingolx on his mother’s side and Haida from Massett on his Father’s side. His artistic training is both traditional, he apprenticed with a Master Northwest Coast Indigenous carver, and classical with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the OCAD University and a Masters of Applied Arts from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. His medium is predominantly wood however his materiality is determined on a project by project basis. Northwest coast Indigenous art is the basis of his practice and praxis, centering on narrative, specifically transformation narratives.

Free for Memebrs of: Varley, YRAC, MGA, MAC & City of Markham Staff Non-members can pay $5 at the door to attend.  

Event Organizer: Varley Art Gallery of Markham  
Telephone: 905.477.7000 ext. 3261  
Email Contact:

Celtic Tenors

Celtic Tenors

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 8 p.m.

FLATO Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd.  map

“A complete package of crossover entertainment. A totally exhilarating experience!” - Bahrain Tribune

When you put together three brilliant Tenor voices with natural Irish brogue, singing spine-tingling classical, folk, Irish, Gaelic and pop favourites in stacked three-part harmonies, then mix them up with quick witted banter, you have the Celtic Tenors.

The charismatic, globe-trotting Celtic Tenors are the most successful classical crossover act to emerge from Ireland. With a polished international reputation and over a million CDs sold worldwide, the Celtic
Tenors offer something truly unique. They relish what they do and give a sparking, good-humoured
performance. Sing songs they love such as “Danny Boy”, “You Raise Me Up” and “Nessum Dorma”.
They certainly don’t take themselves too seriously; it’s all about music, harmonies and fun!

Next Generation Leahy Christmas

Next Generation Leahy Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 2 p.m. & 9 p.m.

FLATO Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts
171 Town Centre Blvd.  map

Back by popular demand! The Next Generation Leahy Christmas has been described as “breath-taking”, “astounding,” and “unforgettable.”

All under the age of 16, the Leahy siblings are accomplished multi-instrumentalists whose live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music associated with their family heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, piano, singing, and French-Canadian step-dancing all find a voice on stage. The music that lives in each of these young people - which is so joyful, so positive, and so rare - simply cannot be contained. They have shared the stage with iconic artists like Donnell Leahy, Natalie MacMaster, The Chieftains, We Banjo 3, and many more!

This December, join The Next Generation Leahy as they share the magic of Christmas with you.

Tickets: Prime $65, Regular $55, Youth $15

Tamil Stories and Songs at Aaniin Library

Sunday, December 23, 2018

2:30 p.m.  to  3:00 p.m.

Location: Aaniin Library
5665 14th Avenue  map

Join us for stories, songs and fun in Tamil. 
Event Organizer: Markham Public Library

Telephone: 905 513 7977 extension 2596
Email Contact:
Website Address:

The Stiver Mill Farmers' Market

- Indoor Fall Market

From October 14 to December 23, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

9 Station Lane, Unionville (map)

The Stiver Mill Farmers Market moves INSIDE the historic Stiver Mill for the fall season. Open on Sundays from October 14 to December 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop for produce, baked goods, hand crafted products and more!

For more information, visit

Contact email:

Tel.: 647-884-8894

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Kimberly Clark, Broker
Century 21
Direct: 647-293-8632
Office: 905-471-2121


Clean and Care Services
Clean and Care Services

Pulse Dance Works

Sher's 5 Star Catering

Dance Dreamz


National News, Business, Entertainment & Sports Headlines

Huawei exec's arrest halting Chinese firms' Canadian expansion plans, says auto sector spokesman
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Highlighted News & Sports Headlines by CBC and TSN
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MLS goes to all-knockout playoff format
        Major League Soccer is shortening its season by a month, going to single-elimination playoffs and scheduling the 2019 MLS Cup final for Nov. 10 in its earliest finish since 2002 >> full story


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 TTC: 416·393·INFO (4636)
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 Student Transportation: 905·713·2535
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 Markham Weather Forecast

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Mainly sunny

Mainly sunny

         Daytime High: -2°C  Overnight Low: -7°C
         Chance of Precipitation: 20%
         Wind: 23 - 35 km/h Northwest
         Sunrise: 7:46 a.m.   Sunset: 4:40 p.m.

The Next 3 Day Forecast

December 19
December 20

December 21

Mainly sunny Cloudy with sunny breaks Rain
Cloudy with
sunny breaks

High    5°C

High   4°C

High     5°C

Low     2°C Low    2°C Low     2°C


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  More Upcoming Markham Event

Canada's Ballet Jorgen Nutcracker

  Canada’s Ballet Jörgen
The Nutcracker

A Canadian Tradition

Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 2 p.m. & 9 p.m.

FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Blvd.  map

Holiday magic is made year after year by Ballet Jörgen’s treasure, The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen to Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score, this delightful classic is a favourite that brings magic to the holidays.

It’s Christmas Eve 1912 and an orphan named Klara arrives at a holiday party with her beautiful Nutcracker doll. As Klara’s dream and Tchaikovsky’s music unfold and the magic animates a colourful cast of characters, you’ll see why Ballet Jörgen’s The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition, is an ideal way to introduce any child to this unforgettable holiday tradition

Tickets: Prime $55, Regular $45, Youth $15

Click here to view more exciting shows,
 events and festivals of 2018.

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

          Venom Spider-man Into Spider Verse

          Venom Mortal Engines

          Venom Ralph Breaks The Internet

          Venom Creed 2

          Venom Fantastic Beasts:
              The Crimes Of Grindelwald

          Venom Dr. Seuss' The Grinch

          Venom Bohemian Rhapsody

          Venom Project Gutenberg

            Click here for movie show times.


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