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Pride of Canada Carousel

Open: Weekdays, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. *

Weekends + Holidays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. *

Address: 8080 Birchmount Rd., Unionville map

The Pride of Canada Carousel, a 50-foot,
one-of-a-kind merry-go-round
featuring 44 rideable sculptures.

Cost: $2 per ride

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

* weather permitting

Kindred Spirits Orchestra
- Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Boulevard  map

Join Maestro Kristian Alexander while he leads the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in celebrating the first concert of the season. No other piece is as fitting for an opening night gala concert than Beethoven’s ultimate Symphony No. 9: the iconic symphonic masterwork featuring voices that rivetingly conclude the piece with the much celebrated Ode to Joy. Also on the program are two spellbinding and seldom performed works: Beethoven’s Overture to the stage-play King Stephen, and the virtuosic Concerto for Contrabass and Orchestra No. 2 by Italian composer Giovanni Bottesini.

Beethoven, Overture to King Stephen, Op. 117
Bottesini, Concerto for contrabass and orchestra No. 2
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in F, Op. 125

Kristian Alexander | conductor
Toronto Classical Singers
Jurgen Petrenko | Artistic Director
Jesse Dietchi | contrabass
Sarah Forestieri | soprano
Danielle MacMillan | mezzo-soprano
Michael Barrett | tenor
John Holland | baritone
Michael Berec | host

Concert enhancements:
7:00 p.m. Silent auction
7:15 p.m. Prélude (pre-concert recital)
7:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk
Intermission discussion with Michael Berec and Jurgen Petrenko
Post-concert live jazz and a complimentary glass of Champagne.

Tickets: $15 - 40

Event Organizer: Flato Markham Theatre
Telephone: 905.305.7469
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Construction has now begun on the Stiver Mill Farmers’ Market property. This will become a parking lot by next spring. The good news is that the Farmers’ Market will be moving back there next June. In the meantime, the Market will continue inside the Stiver Mill.

Many of your favourite vendors are still at the Market including Cobs Bakery, Forsythe Farms, The Strudel Guy, Willow Springs Winery, Crave Catering, crafters and more. Drop by and enjoy a cup of coffee.

The Market is open every Sunday until December 17, 2017. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Stiver Mill is located at 9 Station Lane, Unionville (map).

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”.

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Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22, 2017

10:00am to  6:00 p.m.
Location: Markham Event Centre
               95 Duffield Drive 

Parenting Expo is a first of its kind community event for new and immigrant parents and parents-to-be with a unique and convenient opportunity to explore and benefit from resources available in our community. 
Come learn from our many exhibitors and expert speakers on the latest trends and hot topics about parenting in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

There are 21 seminars and interactive sessions covering Child Safety & Infant CPR, Prenatal Yoga, Nutrition for Moms & Babies, Youth Financial Literacy, Interactive Kids Activities and much more! 

Tons of prizes and giveaways to be won! 

Tickets: $5 Online
             $8 At the door (Cash Only).
             Free for kids under the age of 12. 

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2017 World Dodgeball Championship

Wednesday, October 18 to Saturday, October 21, 2017

Location: Markham Pan Am Centre
16 Main Street Unionville  map

The World Dodgeball Federation (WDBF) World Championship is the preeminent foam dodgeball tournament in the world!

Since its inception in 2012, the WDBF World Championships have annually featured the world’s top dodgeball talent.

The event has been hosted in Malaysia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the United States of America, Australia and now in 2017, Canada, at the Markham Pan Am Centre.

The tournament will feature a dozen of the world’s top dodgeball teams, including Canada, the U.S.A., Mexico, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Pakistan and Italy.”

Come and watch International Dodgeball athletes compete in the World Dodgeball Championship at the Markham Pan Am Centre.

Event Organizer: Bethel Lascano

Markham Garden and Horticultural Society
Meeting and Annual Photography Competition

Monday, October 23, 2017

Location: Markham Village Community Centre
         6041 Highway 7 East  map

The Markham Garden and Horticultural Society, growing since 1920, brings fellow gardeners together to provide an opportunity to show flowers, fruit and vegetables grown in our own gardens. 

We have design classes in the flowers shows for those who like flower arranging.

We also offer opportunities for gardeners to exchange ideas and techniques.

Each month a speaker provides gardening related information.

You do not need to have a garden to be a member but just a love of nature.

We have a plant sale early in May and alternate each year between a garden tour and a bus tour.

Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of the month. There are no meetings in January, July or December.

Our meeting location is the Markham Village Community Centre, 6041 Highway 7 East at the southeast corner of Highway 7 and Main Street Markham.

Guest Speaker is: Colin Cassin

Topic: 'Plant Me Instead'

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'She was suffering because of my choice': Hundreds of babies born with opioid dependence
        Between April 2016 and March 31, 2017, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) identified 1,846 babies admitted to hospital after their mothers used opioids during pregnancy. >> full story
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mainly sunny

         Daytime High: 21°C   Overnight: 12°C
         Chance of Precipitation: 20%
         Wind: 11 - 15 km/h S
         Sunrise: 7:40 a.m.  
         Sunset: 6:22 p.m.

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Lisa Simone

Lisa Simone

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard 

Broadway and Jazz go hand in hand when Lisa Simone takes the stage. Daughter of famed singer and civil rights activist, Nina Simone, Lisa Simone has made a name for herself on the world stage.  Having toured with Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent, Aida and Les Misérables, Simone took a break from Broadway to sing lead vocals for the acid jazz band Liquid Soul earning herself a Grammy nomination. Her unique and beautiful sound will fill the theatre and your soul.

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

Event Organizer: FLATO Markham Theatre 
Telephone: 905.305.7469 
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Movies Showing At
Our Local Movie Theatre,
Cineplex Odeon Markham & VIP


The Foreigner

Blade Runner 2049

City of Rock

American Made

Chasing The Dragon

Never Say Die

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Kingsman: The Golden Circle


Bad Moms


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