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Unionville Theatre Company Presents
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard  map

FAMILY friendly, the most FANTASMAGORICAL stage musical in the history of everything. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is an action-packed adventure telling the story of the magical flying car, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts and his two children Jemima and Jeremy, alongside Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts, who are all trying to outwit the dastardly Baron Bomburst and the Child Catcher.

Beyond it's wonderful score, breathtaking special effects, extraordinary characters and the comedic lines that are extremely timely and hilarious. Chitty is about invention, about inspiration, about seeing the world through the eyes of a child.

Performance Time: 2 Hours (with a 20-minute Intermission)

Cost: $25 - $30

Event Organizer: Unionville Theatre Company


Enjoy Heritage Week in Historic Unionville!

February 20th - 26th, 2017

Location: Main Street Unionville map

The vintage village of Unionville is full of that heritage feel as Ontario enjoy the spring like weather. The unofficial “kick off” of an early spring coincides with the beginning of Ontario’s annual Heritage Week. Family friendly fun for all as you can enjoy sweets and refreshing beverages at the patios and cafés. Browse the unique shops while taking in the beautiful atmosphere on Main Street or wander through the nature trails around Toogood Pond. Remarkable that both the weather and architecture could make you feel right back in 1842!

Nestled near Kennedy Road and Highway 7, Main Street Unionville is 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.

Slow down, relax and enjoy the vintage vibe, while taking in the warm weather this week in beautiful Historic Main Street Unionville.

The Markham Civic Centre Outdoor Ice Rink
 is Open for the Season

Free Public Skating

Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Skate Rental: Adults $10, Children $5 (helmet included)

Extended Skate Rental Hours
Fridays: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. - 8 pm.

Recreational skating only.
No hockey sticks, pucks or balls allowed.

Address: 101 Town Centre Blvd.  map

Rhythmic Gymnastics Slonny Cup 2017

February 24 – 26, 2017

Location: Markham Pan Am Centre, 16 Main Street Unionville  map

Come and experience the grace, skill and flexibility of rhythmic gymnastics.

(905) 475-4730

Family Fun Science Workshops

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location:  Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Rd.  map

Join us as we mix, measure, and discover together! From pulleys and gears to slimy experiments, we will explore the science behind some of our favourite things. These workshops specifically allow families to engage together in hands-on activities that explore science in the world around them. Visit for the weekly program details. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $9.00 each (max of 3 children per adult registered).

Cost: $18.00

Telephone: 905-305-5970

Modern Bride Wedding Show

Sunday, February 26, 2017

11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Thornhill Community Centre
7755 Bayview Avenue map

Looking for inspiration? The Modern Bride Wedding Show will provide you with the experts that can assist in planning the wedding of your dreams.
Bringing you over 40 amazing exhibitors ranging from expert consultants and photographers to decor and cake designers and an exclusive fashion show, showcasing the latest bridal fashion trends, the Modern Bride Wedding Show will bring you everything you could need or want!

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.

Friday, February 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Career Exploration 2: Skills & Abilities

Friday, February 24, 2017, 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Career Exploration 3: Exploring Skills, Values & Change

Monday, February 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.

PechaKucha Night Markham - Volume 14

Friday, February 24, 2017

7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Location: Varley Art Gallery
216 Main Street Unionville map 

Connect with Markham’s creative communities at PechaKucha Markham! We know what you’re asking: What is a PechaKucha? PechaKucha (the Japanese word for chit-chat) is not your typical slide show: presenters share their ideas in 20 slides x 20 seconds each, no exceptions.

The Markham Public Library and the Varley Art Gallery have partnered to host Markham’s PechaKucha nights, featuring artists, thinkers and innovators from Markham and beyond.

Speakers Include:
Amy Arsenio
Gaby Cameto
Chris Cluff
Jason Grimaldi
Rajie Kabli
Sarid Layton
Shanta Sundarasan

Admission is Pay What You Want so please give generously. $1 from each attendee's donation is contributed towards the Global PechaKucha Night fund to support the over 900 cities holding these events around the world.
Grab a glass of beer or wine (cash bar), and enjoy complimentary appetizers and music. Stick around for the Post-PK party for more meeting and mingling!

Refreshments provided by:
Smash Kitchen and Bar
Mr. Black Coffee, Your Coffee Butler
The Cupcake Line

For more information and to see past presentations, visit

Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference
for High-School Students

Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Seneca College - Markham Campus
8 The Seneca Way  map

Want to learn or refine your entrepreneur, leadership, and business skills? Want to work directly with established and serial entrepreneurs, serial startup founders, and business leaders?

Whether or not you have a business idea, the Y2 Entrepreneur Conference will offer you opportunities to work with mentors and coaches who have run their own businesses for years. You will participate in 3 workshops (design thinking, building an investor pitch presentation, effective public speaking) delivered by business leaders who provide this expertise to other businesses. You will meet many like-minded high-school students who want to experience what it's like building a creative idea in "the real world."

And you'll have a chance to work with many of the 32 volunteer entrepreneurs, who come from a variety of industries and from across York Region and the GTA.

Whether you are interested to pursue something in business, or just curious about entrepreneurship, this conference will be helpful for your personal growth.

And, if you're intrigued to start a business, keep in mind that so far, 2 teams from Y2 have gone on to earn $5500 in seed funding.

More information visit


Saturday, February 25, 2017

6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Location: Centennial Community Centre
Penalty Box Lounge
8600 McCowan Road  map

In need of some fun plans? Circulate is the event for you!

For a fun-filled night of games, friendly competitions, and amazing snacks!

Suggested minimum donation of $2.

 All donations from the night will go
towards The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Animal Gibberish Exhibition at Markham Museum

On until April 24, 2017

Location: 9350 Markham Rd. map

What are they saying? Animals express themselves in many ways to convey simple messages, such as "I like you," "Danger!" or "I'm hungry." The more social they are, the more unique their ways of communicating. Discover who does what and send messages just like animals do. Dogs, cats, and horses are all part of it!


Species whose survival depends on a variety of social interactions have developed unique ways to communicate. Imitate the bee’s dance, discover the language of touch, and listen to the strange vocalizations of whales.

When faced with predators, animals emit warning calls to alert their fellow creatures. Become the predator of the vervet monkey, provoke the prairie dogs, and guess who sounds the alarm.

The need to reproduce is vital to animals. Some males will do anything to seduce their mate. Guess who does what.
Be careful not to disturb the male. Protecting his harem!

Man's Best Friend
Mankind has developed special bonds with certain animals. Decipher messages from dogs and cats and listen to moving stories about special experiences with animals.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Light rain

    Daytime High: 6°C   Overnight: 6°C
    Chance of Precipitation: 90%
  Wind: 20 km/h E
    Sunrise: 7:02 a.m.    Sunset: 5:57 p.m.


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  More Upcoming Markham Events

Shanghai Dance Theatre presents Fragrance

Shanghai Dance Theatre
presents Fragrance

Saturday, March 4, 2017

 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Location: Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard  map

Jeans 'n Classics "Earth, Wind and Fire, and The King of Pop"

Jeans 'n Classics "Earth, Wind
and Fire, and The King of Pop"

Thursday, March 9, 2017

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Flato Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard  map

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Cineplex Odeon Markham & VIP

The Great Wall
Fist Fight
Cook Up A Storm
The Lego Batman Movie
Fifty Shades Darker
John Wick: Chapter Two
Journey To The West:
    The Demons Strike Back
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
    Out of the Shadows
 Click here for movie show times.

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