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Opportunities to Work from Home

Monday, August 21, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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

Does your life circumstance keep you from working outside of the home? Have you ever thought of working from home but wondered if some of those opportunities you have heard about are for real? Then you won’t want to miss this new workshop!

You have heard about those various Work From Home opportunities like:
 • Transcription Services
 • Translation Services
 • Mystery Shoppers
 • Home Call Centre Agents
 • Online Surveys Gaming and many more

But are they legitimate or are they a scam? Our workshop will teach you how to complete your own research into the different opportunities and how to investigate and finally to validate true opportunities. We also provide you with helpful hints and the Do’s and Dont’s for the WFH opportunities like, “NEVER SEND MONEY”!

For more information call 905-948-9996.

Youth Job Search

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Job Skills Employment Services
4961 Highway 7, suites 100 - 101  map

Are you 15-29? Need some guidance on how to write an effective resume? Nervous about interviews? Not sure what education you should pursue? Finished school and need to figure out what do with your education? Join us to meet with other youth sharing the same concerns. Together you’ll work on exploring career or educational pathways; learn about and receive help with an effective job search; and gain the skills necessary to find and keep a job.

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Workshop.

Job Smarts: Communication in the Workplace

Friday, August 25, 2017,  9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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

This workshop focuses on the communication cycle and its impact on effective communication within the workplace. Topics include various modes of communication, face-to-face, phone, text, e-mail, and social media. Sharpen your communication skills and gain strategies to deal with future workplace communication barriers/challenges.

Pride of Canada Carousel

Open: Weekdays, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Weekends + Holidays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. *
Address: 8080 Birchmount Rd., Unionville

Cost: $2 per ride

* Kids 2 and under, below minimum height requirement
ride free with paying adult

 * weather permitting

Thursday Nights at the Bandstand Kicks Off
Another Summer of Great Music in Unionville

The popular free music series “Thursday Nights at the Bandstand” is held at Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand at the corner of Main Street and Fred Varley Drive.  map

Organized by community-based Unionville Presents and funded by dedicated community spirited sponsors, the series attracts talented Canadian, International and local performers to the outdoor Millennium Bandstand for all to enjoy free of charge.

Performances run on Thursday evenings from June 15 to August 31, 2017 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

From blues to jazz to funk to soul to vintage hits and classical guitar, award-winning musicians bring their unique sounds to life on the Millennium stage.

On August 24, 2017 Abbamania performs a Abba Tribute.

RBC Markham-Milliken Children's Festival

Saturday, August 26, 2017

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd. (northwest corner of Hwy. 7 & Warden Ave.)

Held in August The RBC Markham-Milliken Children's Festival will be celebrating its 19th year in the heart of Markham! Ontario's largest annual children's festival takes place at the Markham Civic Centre and features a wide variety of entertainment, play zones, crafts and other outdoor activities for children 2 to 12 years of age.

The event attracts families from all across Markham. In the past few years, attendance has reached record highs of over 30,000!

The day is FREE to all and includes:
 - Entertainment featuring an impressive line-up of children's performers.
 - An interactive marketplace showcasing family-oriented products and services.
 - Vendors selling foods from around the world.
 - Play zones, craft activities, face-painting, and more!

Summer Art Camp: Comics & Superheroes

August 21 to August 25, 2017

Winged Canvas Art Hub
185 Bullock Drive, Unit 1, Markham, ON

Still looking for a summer camp? We have flexible drop-in programs all summer long so that you can join the fun on the days that work for you. We've got inspiring art projects, amazing instructors, and creative games. Don't miss out on an unforgettable summer!

This week is all about your favourite superheroes and comics! We'll learn to draw characters in action as well as comic book techniques such as storyboarding, shading and colouring.  You'll also design your very own superhero outfit and accessories!

Our camps are suitable for ages 5-12 and are available in a couple different options:

Full week (5 days) 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break) | $388
Full week, half days: Morning 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or Afternoon 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. | $258
Drop-in (space permitting): Full day $85 | Half day $55
Extended Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. | $15 per day
Full week August 8 - 11 (4 days): 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1 hour lunch break) | $310

To see more of our other exciting summer camp themes, follow this link:

Thornhill Cruisers Car Club Inc.

Every Monday until September 4, 2017

from 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 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!

Our mission is to promote activities that allow our members to enjoy their automotive related hobby in a family oriented manner that will serve as a benefit to our community.

We meet in the Markham Museum grounds, 9350 Markham Rd., every Wednesday night, starting May 17 - September 13, 2017 or if the weather holds September 20. 

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Also, we host our Show and Shine, a large Classic car, truck and motorcycle show, Sunday, August 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Road map

Unionville Celebrates Music on Main!

Streetside live concerts all summer long!

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Labour Day

Step back in time to SHOP, DINE and RELAX!

Spend your weekend strolling & shopping Main Street Unionville, where you will absorb and experience a truly Canadian cultural refreshing visit. Historic Unionville, a beautiful village older than Canada itself, is filled with unique shops and restaurants, and will be open to welcome you all weekend long. Unionville welcomes an array of talent from the GTA every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Experience 1867 like they did in 1867 surrounded by the beautifully preserved Historic Unionville village.

Located near Kennedy Road and Highway 7, just off Hwy 404, Main Street Unionville is minutes from downtown Toronto, yet a world away from the hustle of the big city.  Older than Confederation itself, with buildings preserved from the 1800’s, Main Street Unionville offers an assortment of trendy street cafés, bistros, restaurants, shops and boutiques. Everything will be open this weekend. Come for a truly Canadian experience much like it was 150 years ago!

Culture comes alive in Unionville this weekend on Main Street Unionville:

"The Rouge: An Urban Wilderness"
with Cassandra Smyth

Sample locally grown and produced goods alongside stunning photographs of the Rouge taken by Cassandra Smyth, our very own photographer-in-residence. Her work, showcasing the sandy shores of Lake Ontario up through the Rouge Valley, to rolling agricultural landscapes, cityscapes and the Oak Ridges Moraine, will be on display in a Parks Canada oTENTik gallery at Taste of the Trail.

Date: Saturday August 26, 2017, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Bob Hunter Memorial Park, Rouge National Urban Park, 7277 14th Avenue, Markham, Ontario  map


For more information contact:

Cosmopolitan Furnished Suites
Furnished Suites
Toronto's best hotel alternative
Hogan Landscaping

TwinBytes Inc.

John Procenko Real Estate Team
Professional. Proactive. Procenko Real Estate
Winged Canvas

Kimberly Clark, Broker

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

Clean and Care Services
Clean and Care Services

Pulse Dance Works
Sher's 5 Star Catering


Supreme Cleaning Group

Professional Cleaning Services

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Risk of thunderstorms

         Daytime High: 24°C   Overnight: 14°C
         Chance of Precipitation: 830%
         Wind: 23 - 28 km/h SW
         Sunrise: 6:31 a.m.   Sunset: 8:08 p.m.
         UV: 2 Low   Pollen: Moderate

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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.

 Click here to view more exciting shows,
 events and festivals of 2017.

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

The Hitman's Bodyguard

The Adventurers

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Annabelle: Creation

Once Upon A Time

Atomic Blonde

The Emoji Movie

Wolf Warrior 2


War For The Planet Of The Apes

Spider-man: Homecoming

Birth Of The Dragon


 Click here for movie show times.

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