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Thornhill Garden & Horticultural Society
Flower Show & Meeting

Thursday, April 18th, 2018

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

Guest Speaker: Catherine Kavassalis
Presentation Topic - Berrlicious - Growing Berries for Fun, Food and Wild Friends

Bollywood Backspin

Join us to celebrate The Love of Bollywood Music with amazing friends and Canada's Best Djs. 

Friday, April 20th, 2018 inside the Luxurious Dream Resto lounge
7270 Woodbine Ave., Markham map

Bollywood. Bhangra. Top 40

Limited Early Bird tickets $15.00
Regular Tickets $20.00

Markham ComiCon
with Special Guest James O'Barr
by Pop Culture Canada

Saturday, April 21, 2018

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview Avenue  map

It's the First ever Markham Comic Con with Special Guest James O'Barr, the creator of the Crow.

Admission is $5 per person - Children 10 and under are FREE

Please bring can goods for collection for the local food bank.

One ticket will be given per can item and there will be some very cool prizes !

Bowling for Family Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018
from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Markham Bowl,
5762 Highway 7

The 7th annual Bowling for Family Day will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Markham Bowl.

Come roll with us!

All proceeds will go to help more than 8,000 children and their families across all of our early learning facilities. Our yearly event raises much-needed funds that enable us to increase the quality of our child care and family support programs. Last year, we were able to raise $34,000 and make a variety of enhancements to our programs from equipment and books to enriching events and community field trips.

Contact: Janine Druery
Phone: 416-430-7406
Contact Email:

Art of Abstraction 2018 Opening Night @ The Art Hub

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

Communicating beyond the boundaries of formal representation, abstraction helps create new pathways of seeing. Open to interpretation, the levels of abstraction to be rendered are infinite! From April 20 to May 13,Winged Canvas Gallery will be transformed into an abstract wonderland, featuring the work of 10 local York Region artists. Join us for an unforgettable Opening Night Party on Friday, April 20, 7-10pm. Come meet and mingle with the artists while celebrating York Region's thriving art community!

Friday, April 20  |  7 - 10 p.m.

April 20 - May 13, 2018
End of Show Sale: May 11 - 13

For more information or to register, visit:

YRAA Badminton Championship

April 19, 2018

May 1, 2018

Location: Markham Pan Am Centre
16 Main Street Unionville  map 

York Region Athletic Association will be hosting the Badminton Championships.

Over 400 students will compete in this event at the Markham Pan Am Centre.

Markham Celebrates Earth Day 

Saturday, April 21st, 2018 
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

VIP Cineplex Building in Downtown Markham, 169 Enterprise Boulevard  map 

Educational, Fun and Inspiring Activities for All!


Find out about all the cool and innovative projects that Markham its residents and students are working on to help make our community a better place. Join the Markham Environmental Advisory Committee at Markhams 10th annual Earth Day celebration, as part of Earth Month 2018!

Come check it out with your friends and family to learn how to reduce your carbon footprint and achieve a more sustainable lifestyle.

Featured Guests
 - Hear Gardening Expert Mark Cullen tell us about sustainable gardening.
 - Keynote Address with York University's Dr. David Wheeler "How and why Markham can lead Canada in clean technology". 

This year's highlights also include:
 - Interactive Sustainability Fair
 - Free rides on the Pride of Canada Carousel
 - Test drive an Electric Vehicle (EV)
 - Passport activities
 - Educational presentations by Speaking of Wildlife
 - Environmental seminars and workshops in the innovative YSpace Markham hosted by York University
 - Environmental science exhibits by Markham elementary and high school students

Markham Thunder Celebration Event

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: 7755 Bayview Avenue  map

Cost: FREE

Skating with Our Champions

Join the City of Markham and the Markham Thunder to celebrate your 2018 CWHL Clarkson Cup champions! 

This is your chance to skate with your favourite Thunder players, 
get your picture with the Clarkson Cup and 
celebrate the championship with the Markham community! 

Event Organizer: Markham Thunder
Telephone: (705) 313-1406
Email Contact:

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Scattered flurries

         Daytime High: 2C  Overnight Low: -3C
         Chance of Precipitation: 40%
         Wind: 26 - 34 km/h NW
         Sunrise: 6:28 a.m.   Sunset: 8:03 p.m.

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High    6C

High    11C

High   13C

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  More Upcoming Markham Events

Rock.It Boy Entertainment
The Lonely
- Celebrating the Music of Roy Orbison

Saturday, April 28, 2018

7:30 p.m.  to  10:00 p.m.

Location: Markham Pan Am Centre
16 Main Street Unionville map


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

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

            I Feel Pretty

            Dude's Manual


             Blumhouse's Truth Or Dare

            Sgt. Stubby: An Unlikely Hero


            A Quiet Place

            Ready Player One

            Pacific Rim Uprising

            Sherlock Gnomes

            Tomb Raider

            Black Panther

 Click here for movie show times.


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