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Summer Art Camp @ the ART HUB

Location: Winged Canvas
185 Bullock Drive, Unit #1 Markhammap

In the summer, Markham's Art Hub transforms into the Kids Art Hub! Campers will enjoy countless innovative art projects, observe step-by-step demos, experience outdoor art, creative games, and artistic adventures with new friends! With a jam-packed summer ahead, our specialty drop-in art programs allow your kids to join the fun and express their creativity when it works for you! An unforgettable summer awaits.

So much fun your kids won’t even realize how much they are learning:
Art foundations: drawing, painting, and sculpting techniques
Creative problem solving skills
Conceptual skills and imagination building
Social skills, confidence, teamwork and the importance of good craftsmanship

Weekly Themes
Aug 20 - 24: Discover Painting
Aug 27 - 31: Fashion Design | NEW (Ages 8 - 13) 

Flexible Options & Hours:
Full week, full 5 days | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  (1 hour lunch break)  |  $418  ($388 Early bird)
Full week, 4 days Aug 7 - 10 | Full day- $338  |  Half day - $228
Drop in (space permitting) | Full day - $92  |  Half day - $62 
Full week, half days | Morning 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
or  Afternoon 1 - 4 p.m.  |  $278  ($258 Early bird)
Extended Hours: FREE early drop off: 8:30 a.m. |  Extended hours until 5:30 p.m. - $15 per day

For more information or to register, visit

Art Mentorship & Tutoring (Kids) @ The Art Hub

Location: Winged Canvas, 185 Bullock Drive, Unit #1 Markham  map

Art Mentorship is a semi-private tutoring style program that is taught one-on-one style with lessons tailored to each child’s individual needs. Unlike group-style lessons where everyone does the same lesson step by step, Art Mentorship allows for more self-directed and personalized learning. Art Mentorship for kids has a student teacher ratio of 1:3. In the first class, students will set personal learning goals with their instructor. For faster improvement, students are encouraged to complete work from home to make the most of their studio time. Completed or artwork in progress can be brought in for professional critique. Lessons can be booked by appointment at a minimum of 4 sessions.​​

Beth Dawson  |  Tue 6:15 - 7:45 p.m.
Arruniya Mohendran  |  Sat 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Alyssa Wongso | Fri 6:15 - 7:45 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit:

Job Fair

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

For more information call 905-948-9996.

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 August 23, 2018 Solitary Man performs a Neil Diamond Tribute.

Music On Main Street Markham

Music on Main Street Markham

Every Friday night beginning June 30 until August 25, 2018, 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!

Sounds of Summer

Introducing the Sounds of Summer

Join us every Saturday this summer in Downtown Markham as we celebrate with free live music events and DJ nights throughout Downtown Markham.

August 25, 2018, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
@ The Origin 

169 Enterprise Blvd., Markham map

August 25, 2018, 
8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
@ Pride of Canada Carousel 

8080 Birchmount Road, Unionville map

Varley Art Gallery Free Tours

The Varley Art Gallery of Markham
offers free tours of their current exhibitions
of Rufuge and Inscapes
on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Address: Main Street Unionville  map

Click here to get your tickets.

Family Sundays

Family Sundays at Markham Museum

Summer Hours start May 21, 2018

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!

General Admission Fees:
Adults $6
Seniors (65 years & over) $5
Students (High School) $5
Children (Ages 2 to 12) $4
Family of Four (Maximum 2 Adults) $17

Tax not included

Children 24 months and under admitted free
and must be supervised at all times.

Event Organizer: Markham Museum
Telephone: 905-305-5970
Email Contact:


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.

ParaSport Ontario Invitational Celebrity
Pro Am Golf Tournament

Monday, August 20, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Angus Glen Golf Course
10080 Kennedy Rd., Markham  map

As a legacy to the Invictus Games, ParaSport Ontario and ParaGolf Ontario, with the support of The PGA of Canada, is showcasing excellence in the sport of golf amongst persons of all abilities to encourage participation in the game through all stages of life. Paragolfers will include military veterans, Paralympians, and others who celebrate their abilities and continue to strive for excellence after life-altering injuries and/or illness.

Registration includes: Quality participant package, 18 holes of golf, use of practice facilities, lunch, clinic hosted by Todd Keirstead (international trick-shot artist and golf professional dedicated to helping everyone enjoy the great game of golf), cart, dinner (including wine and live and silent auctions) and great entertainment. With thanks to The PGA of Canada for its commitment to building a ParaSport Division in the renown RBC Scramble.

Contact: Erin O'Sullivan
Phone: 416-426-7187
Contact Email:

Mock Interview Review & Job Search Review

Monday, August 20, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Watch your mock interview and receive professional and peer feedback. Learn from your mistakes now so you can succeed at the real thing! We’ll also include a fun and interactive review of all the Employment Training workshop content from Bootcamp, Skills & Accomplishments, Resumes, Cover Letters, Hidden Job Market, & Interview Strategies. 

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

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

Youth Job Search

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Topic: Interview Strategies

or Monday, August 27, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Topic: Customer Services

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.

Second Career Information Session

Tuesday, August 21, 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.

Winged Canvas Student and Teacher Show

Student & Teacher Art Show 2018: Opening Party 

Friday, August 24, 2018 

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Winged Canvas Gallery 
185 Bullock Dr #1 
Markham, Ontario L3P 7R4

Winged Canvas will hosting their second annual Student & Teacher Art Show to close off the summer! This is a celebration of our talented staff and student artists, who will be showcasing projects from camps and classes as well exhibiting as new bodies of work. Join us on for the Opening Party on Friday, August 24 from 5 - 8 p.m., which will feature an awards ceremony, music, and complimentary refreshments. Free to attend, this show is open to the public between August 24 and September 16, come drop by and check out the work!

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Location: Winged Canvas
185 Bullock Drive, Unit #1 Markham map

Also known as our Right Brain Lab, Art for Kids is a class designed to teach young minds beginner drawing and painting techniques, good craftsmanship, and creative problem solving. Students will work in a variety of wet and dry mediums exploring both 2D and 3D art as well as lettering, creative storytelling, and design. Lessons are step by step in a small group setting, so this is the ideal beginner art class for children age 5 - 7. 
Our goal is to build a solid art foundation and appreciation for visual arts so that each student is well primed for future creative studies. We draw inspiration from nature, culture, and iconic artists like MC Escher and Walt Disney. 

Friday: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.​
Saturday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  
Sunday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  

For more information or to register, visit

Markham-Milliken Children's Festival

Saturday, August 25, 2018

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

New Location: Aaniin Community Centre & Library, 5665 14th Avenue

IT’S BACK! Beat your end-of-summer boredom with the party your kids have been waiting for all summer. Join us for Ontario’s largest annual children’s festival, now at the new Aaniin Community Centre and Library, located in the heart of Southeast Markham and features a wide variety of entertainment, play zones, crafts and other outdoor activities. 

Click here for more information.

Main Street Markham Farmers' Market

 Every Saturday from May 12 – October 6, 2018

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Location: 132 Robinson Street 
(Main Street Markham North, 2 lights north of Highway 7)

Freshness Straight From the Farm

Our award-winning market is a great place to enjoy amazing local products and live entertainment. Find fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, preserves, flowers and much, much more, all well listening to live performances – this year, featuring new musicians and performers! The market’s merchants guarantee quality products and competitive pricing. Support local producers and small businesses in Markham!

The Main Street Markham Farmers’ Market is a proud member of Farmers’ Markets of Ontario’s Greenbelt.

Event Organizer: MVBIA
Telephone: 905-472-2462
Email Contact:
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Stiver Mill Farmers' Market

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 Mill at 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.

For more information, visit

Contact email:

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Kimberly Clark, Broker

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


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Monday, August 20, 2018

Mainly sunny

         Daytime High: 26°C  Overnight Low: 21°C
         Chance of Precipitation: 10%
         Wind: 22 - 33 km/h SE
         Sunrise: 6:28 a.m.   Sunset: 8:12 p.m.

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Risk of thunderstorms Mainly

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High   26°C

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  More Upcoming Markham Events

19th Annual Markham Auto Classic

Sunday, September 9, 2018

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Main Street Markham  map

Markham Auto Classic – THE SHOW with all the great classic cars!

The 19th Annual Markham Auto Classic features over 250 classic cars,
 street machines, trucks and motorcycles on Main Street Markham!

Live music (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.), food and craft vendors!

At 3:30 p.m. trophies are awarded! See if your favourite car wins!
Don’t miss this great show!

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


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

                   Mile 22

                   Crazy Rich Asians

                   Europe Raiders

                   The Meg

                   The Island

                   Christopher Robin

                   The Spy Who Dumped Me

                   Mission Impossible: Fallout

                   Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

                   Equalizer 2

                   Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

                   Incredibles 2

                   Click here for movie show times.


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