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York Markets Health & Wellness Show

Sunday, March 26, 2017

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Thornhill Community Centre
                7755 Bayview Avenue map

The Health & Wellness Show is coming to the Thornhill Community Centre on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Health and Wellness Show connects the community to vendors helping provide a Healthy Mind, Body and Soul.


The York Markets are ideal shopping destinations, selling everything from food, coffee and tea to modern art, jewellery, clothing and home decor.

Ideal if you want to wander by for some unique finds from local designers and businesses.

Enjoy a cup of coffee or grab a bite to eat while sampling some baked goods and listening to some great music.

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.

Monday, March 27, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Career Exploration 4: Labour Market Information & Decision Making

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

Call 905-948-9996 to book your Workshop.

Markham Garden and Horticultural Society Meeting

Monday, March 27, 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: Dugald Cameron

Topic: 'The Poppy'

Chorus York: Spring Sing

Sunday, March 26, 2:30 p.m.

Location: Thornhill Presbyterian Church
                 71 Centre St. Thornhill map

Come join us for a celebration of the season of renewal as we welcome back the warmth of the sun and the beauty and fragrance of the new flowers of spring.

Artistic Director: Stephane Potvin

Accompanist: Krista Rhodes

Tickets available online at 
$25 (Regular)
$20 (Senior)
$15 (Student with ID)
$50 (Family)

Call 905-884-7922 for more info.

Kicks Dance Studio
 Competitive Team Showcase 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
                     171 Town Centre Boulevard

KICKS Competitive Dance Team 2017
will be showcasing their fabulous dance routines!

Solos, Duets, Trios, Groups and Production
 will performing a variety of dance styles.

Ages 5 - 18

All Tickets $25

Tenants’ Rights and Basement Apartments

(collaboration between Markham Public Library
and Community Legal Clinic of York Region (CLCYR))

Monday, March 27, 2017

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Milliken Mills Library
                     7600 Kennedy Road  map 

Community legal clinics are non-profit organizations which provide legal services for low-income people, including low-income residents of York Region.

This presentation will explain the basics of the Canadian legal framework, and the rights and responsibilities which tenants have in Ontario.

There will be a special focus on problems and issues which are unique to basement apartments.

A question and answer session will follow.

Target Customers:
· Tenants, especially newcomers and their sponsors
· People who live in basement apartments

Cost & Registration: Free. Register at the door, or call 905.508.5018

English Language Café (Markham Newcomers Network)

Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (March 28, 2017)

Friday mornings from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (March 31, 2017)

Hosted at The Bridge church in the café area
(5440 16th Ave., Markham) map

The best way to get better at speaking a new language is practice. The Markham Newcomers Network is hosting free language cafes weekly on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings. These are informal drop-in opportunities where you can enjoy a beverage and snack while practicing English with fluent locals and other newcomers wanting to improve their English skills. This is also a great opportunity to meet new people and build friendships. These cafes are intended for practicing conversational English and are not a replacement for classroom language instruction.

Visit for more information.


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Peacekeeping deployment could still come in 2017, Trudeau insists
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Leafs lose Andersen, game to Sabres as playoff race heats up
       The Toronto Maple Leafs got a look at life without Frederik Andersen on Saturday night, and it was an ugly view. Andersen left after the first period with an upper-body injury, and without him, the Maple Leafs got run over by their division rivals, falling 5-2 in their most lopsided loss in weeks. >> full story
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mixed precipitation

    Daytime High: 6°C   Overnight: 5°C
    Chance of Precipitation: 70%
  Wind: 20 - 30 km/h E
    Sunrise: 7:10 a.m.    Sunset: 7:34 p.m.


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March 27

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Chance of
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High  14°C

High  12°C

High   9°C

Low    3°C

Low    0°C

Low   -2°C


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  More Upcoming Markham Events

The Just For Laughs Road Show

The Just For Laughs Road Show

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard  map

Swan Lake

Russian National Ballet Theatre presents "Swan Lake"

Tuesday, April 11 to Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard  map

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

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

Beauty and The Beast
Goon Last Of The Enforcers
Kong: Skull Island
Get Out
The Lego Batman Movie
Ghost In The Shell
 Click here for movie show times.

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