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Paws & Reflect | Salon Show

Now until June 29, 2018

91 Anderson Ave. #12 Markham  map

Come and join us for celebration of furry friends, wild beasts, and all of the animal kingdom in between. This is the purr-fect show for animal and art lovers alike! The Gallery walls will be decked out head to toe in animal themed artworks by local artists. From 7 p.m. - 10 p.m, come join us for a celebration of York Region's art and animal loving community! Meet and mingle with the artists-- there will be complimentary refreshments, wine, and music.

Thornhill Garden & Horticultural Society Meeting

Location: Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview Avenue  map

Our monthly meetings, open to all members and guests, feature some great speakers again this year.

These meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview Ave. (at John St.) in Thornhill. (A fully accessible facility.)  (No meetings are held in August, November and December.)

Flowers Shows are held concurrently with our general meetings in the months of May, June, July, September, and October.

Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. with a social time from 7:00 p.m. New members and guests are always welcomed at our monthly meetings and other events.

2018 Membership Fees are $25 / single or $35 / couple or family

2018 Speakers' Presentations:

June 20th- Charlie Dobbin - Presentation Topic - Gorgeous Gardens with Less Water

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 14 to August 30, 2018 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The primarily Tribute band live music series has once again been put together with input from our audience. And this year 7 first timers to Thursday Nights will be performing! An outstanding live music line-up is for all to enjoy throughout the warm summer ahead of us.

On June 28, 2018 the Summer of 69 performs a Bryan Adams Tribute.

TD Taste of Asia Festival

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
& Sunday, June 24, 2018, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Kennedy Road and Steeles Ave. 
4350 Steeles Ave East  

Taste of Asia is an street festival organized by  the Federation of Chinese Canadians in Markham (FCCM). Noted as Canada’s Largest Asian Festival, it expects over 180,000 visitors annually and takes place on Kennedy Road from Steeles Ave E to Clayton Drive. TD Taste of Asia Festival 2018 is expected to take place on June 23rd & June 24th, 2018 (Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.). 

First introduced in 2003, the Taste of Asia festival provided a platform for the community to promote the multicultural mosaic of Canada and create harmony among various cultural groups through an event that fostered mutual respect and co-operation. 

The Taste of Asia features non-stop multicultural performances and street vendor booths operated by different cultural groups.

Festival admission is FREE and everyone is welcome! 

For more information about the Taste of Asia Festival, contact the Federation of Chinese Canadians in Markham at 905-946-1137, email or visit

Yoga in the Square

Every Sunday, June 10 to August 26, 2018

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Bring your own yoga mat and join a fun and healthy workout
in the Millennium Square on Main Street Unionville. (

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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 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.

Friday, June 22, 2018, 
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 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.

The Elements of Art Show & Sale

Wednesday, June 20 to Sunday, June 24, 2018

11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

McKay Art Centre, 197 Main Street Unionville map

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m.

The Elements of Art show is the collaboration of four artists – Christine Chin-Fook, Lori Dreyer Spendiff, Mary Espinosa, and Tina Sanders.

Our inspiration comes from the Elements of Art – Line, Shape, Form, Value, Space, Color, and Texture.


Music on Main Street Markham

Every Friday night beginning June 22 until August 24, come visit Main Street Markham map for Music on Main and enjoy live music while you shop and dine. Shop, eat, and listen to your heart's content from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday - right here on the street!

Summer Art Party

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 11 a.m - 5 p.m. 

91 Anderson Ave. #12 Markham, ON L6E 1A5  map

In celebration of the Paws & Reflect Show, Winged Canvas Gallery is having a Summer Art Party on June 23rd for all the animals and animal lovers in our community! We have a day full of amazing activities planned including: 
Face Painting 
Pet Caricatures

Guided Life Drawing with the Studio Dogs: ($10/person) 

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.: 1st Session

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: 2nd Session 

We will also be holding an outdoor tent sale of all our fun and colourful instructor art demos. Proceeds from the party will go to benefit the Markham Cat Adoption & Education Centre. 

For more information please visit our website!

The Stiver Mill Farmers' Market

Enjoy shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables every Sunday from June 10 to October 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unionville’s Historic Stiver Millat 9 Station Lane, Unionville (map)

Enjoy breakfast at the Market Grill and listen to some great music!

The Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market was originally started to bring awareness to the plight of the Stiver Mill. The City of Markham and the Federal Government came together after five years to support the restoration of the Stiver Mill. The newly renovated Stiver Mill, now called the Stiver Mill Cultural Centre, officially opened in June 2014. As Mayor Frank Scarpitti says “it is a showpiece”. 

The newly renovated Stiver Mill includes a beautiful boardwalk running from Main Street Unionville, beside the Train Station and around the Stiver Mill. Enjoy a stroll on the boardwalk to the Farmers’ Market. 

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  More Upcoming Markham Events

Kindred Spirits Orchestra - Love and Faith

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard  

Maestro Kristian Alexander unites the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in their concluding concert of 2017-2018. Ravel’s most celebrated work Boléro, is a cleverly crafted rising orchestral crescendo though the use of brilliantly ever-changing instrumental colours and texture. Intriguingly annotated “Herein is enshrined the soul of…..” makes Elgar’s Violin Concerto a truly touching piece where “love and faith meet.” Taken from motives from his sinfully immoral opera The Fiery Angel, Symphony No. 3 by Prokofiev unquestionably rouses our darkest emotions.

Ravel, Boléro
Elgar, Concerto for violin and orchestra, Op. 61
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 3, Op. 44
Kristian Alexander | conductor
Andrew Sords | violin
Michael Berec | host

Concert enhancements:
7:15 p.m.             Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m.             Pre-concert talk

Intermission discussion with Michael Berec and Andrew Sords

Post-concert live jazz and a complimentary glass of Champagne.

Tickets: Orchestra Centre - $38 
            Box - $40 
            Orchestra Side & Back - $35 
            Balcony - $30 
            Seniors – ORCHESTRA SIDE & BACK & Balcony - $25 
            Students, Children & Groups of 20 Orchestra Side & Back + Balcony - $15 

Event Organizer: Kindred Spirits Orchestra
Telephone: 905-305-7469
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                   Incredibles 2


                   Solo: A Star Wars Story

                   Ocean's 8



                   How Long Will I Love U

                   Deadpool 2

                   Avengers: Infinity War

                   Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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