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Pride of Canada Carousel Opens On

March Break: March 10 to 18, 2018

11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Address: 8080 Birchmount Road, Downtown Markham, ON. 
* weather permitting

Cost: $2 per ride * Kids 2-and-under below minimum height requirement ride free with paying adult

Maker Club!
by Markham Public Library

Meetup Dates:
March 18th, 2018, 
2 - 4 p.m.
April 15, 2018
, 2 - 4 p.m.
May 27, 2018, 2 - 4 p.m.
June 17, 2018, 2 - 4 p.m.
July 15, 2018, 2 - 4 p.m.
August 19, 2018, 2-4pm
September 16, 2018, 2 - 4 p.m.
October 21, 2018, 2 - 4 p.m.
November 17, 2018, 2 - 4 p.m.
December 16, 2018, 2 - 4 p.m.

Location: Aaniin Community Centre and Library
            5725 - 5735 14th Avenue 

Explore the world of STEAM and join the Maker Club! 

STEAM = Science Technology Engineering Art Math

Be an innovator and participate in hands-on activities guided by experts. You'll have the opportunity to work on creative projects, and get to use maker equipment like:

3D printers & 3D Scanners
Laser Engravers
High-Tech Media Lab
...and much more!

Free, drop-in, open for all ages!

Vintages at the Varley: Old World Wines

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

Location: Varley Art Gallery, 216 Main Street Unionville map 

Hosted by the Varley-McKay Foundation of Markham  

Vintages at the Varley: Old World Wines is the 4th installment of this fundraising event and features wines from Spain, Portugal and Italy. Come out and enjoy 16 incredible wines, fantastic hors d'oeuvres and live jazz music. Funds raised benefit the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham. Our mandate is to support the Varley Art Gallery of Markham's exhibitions and educational programs, art acquisitions and conservation of their collection.

Come out and join us!

Visit for more information about the event.

Get your ticket now! 


Event Organizer: Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham   
Telephone: 905-477-7000 extension 3264  
Email Contact:   

Art Foundations for Teens @ The Art Hub

Wednesdays 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturdays 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Starts March 24th)
Sundays 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Starts Feb 25th)

Location: Winged Canvas Art Hub
185 Bullock Drive, Unit #1 Markham, ON L3P 7R4 map

Grow your creative thinking and technical art skills in this one-of-a-kind mixed art program that covers a variety of mediums and art styles. Projects include realistic and experimental drawing, watercolour and acrylic painting, mixed media and design concepts. Your instructor will introduce an art concept or new material each week and work with you step by step towards creating meaningful artwork you are proud of. Classes are small so each student gets one-on-one time with the instructor. This is a perfect class to build foundational skills and techniques at an intermediate level.

For more information or to register, visit:

  CCVA 2018 Volleyball Tournament

March 17 & 18, 2018

Markham Pan Am Centre
 16 Main Street Unionville

The Canadian Chinese Volleyball Association will be hosting a volleyball tournament at the Markham Pan Am Centre. Approximately 300 athletes will take part in this event.

Youth Employment Start (YES!) Program

Every Wednesday from March 28, 2018 to May 2, 2018

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Aaniin Library, 5665 14th Avenue map

In partnership with Markham Public Library, Centre for Immigrant and Community Services invites you to say…

Y.E.S. ! (Youth Employment Start)

Newcomer youth ages 13-29 are welcome to attend. Program is offered at no cost to newcomer youth.

In six sessions, youth will prepare for job interviews by developing their resume and cover letter. Youth will use job search sites and LinkedIn to find part-time jobs. They will participate in a real-world networking event.

The CICS “YES! Program” will be taking place at the newly-built Aaniin Library (located near 14th Avenue and Middlefield Road).

Limited spots are available! Pre-register (call or email) to reserve your spot.

Language: English 

Inquiries/Registration: Call: 905-305-4109 or 905-294-8868 x 205
michael.chen [at] or haruka.yuen [at]

Ladies Morning Craft Classes

March 21 - May 16, 2018

Location:  Markham Missionary Church
                      5438 Major Mackenzie Dr. E.  map

Join us every Wednesday morning from 9:15  - 11:15 a.m. starting March 21 - May 16 to craft, learn, enjoy a “coffee break” and hear a short devotional. Classes offered this session include: Stained Glass, Card Making, Sampler class, and Craft & Chat (bring your own project and finally get it done!)

ALL are welcome

Register in person on our first day, March 21 or by email to Downloadable forms are available at The registration fee is $20; some classes may have a small additional fee for materials.
Nursery and childcare is available for children 0 – 5 years old. $5/child for the 9 weeks.

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Kimberly Clark, Broker

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


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Pulse Dance Works
Sher's 5 Star Catering


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Maple Leafs blank Canadiens, extend home winning streak
        Curtis McElhinney made 33 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 Saturday to extend their club-record home winning streak to 12 straight games.
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Sunday, March 18, 2018

A mix of sun and clouds

         Daytime High: 5°C   Overnight Low: -10°C
         Chance of Precipitation: 30%
         Wind: 11 -
20 km/h N
         Sunrise: 7:26 a.m.   Sunset: 7:23 p.m.

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  More Upcoming Markham Events

Ploughing Ahead

March 12 - 16, 2018

Location: Markham Museum, 9350 Markham Road

Discover your inner engineer and learn all about simple and complex machines with us this March Break. See how simple machines come together to make agricultural machinery, and get crops from the field to our plate. This STEAM based drop-in program will catapult you into the technology behind farming, encouraging visitors to investigate.

For more information, please contact 905-305-5970 or e-mail

Flato Markham Theatre
  Rhythm of the Dance

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Location: FLATO Markham Theatre
171 Town Centre Boulevard

Rated as one of the most popular Irish step dance shows in the world, Rhythm of the Dance is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient.  The show features a live band, three tenors & some 22 dancers. Be sure to experience Rhythm of the Dance; you'll be very glad you did! 4.5 million fans in 60 countries can't be wrong in so be sure to pick up your tickets today before it sells out!
Tickets: Prime Seats $75, Regular Seats $65, Youth $15 


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

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

            Tomb Raider

            A Wrinkle In Time

            Girl Vs Gangsters

            Red Sparrow

            Game Night

            Agent Mr. Chan

            Operation Red Sea

            Detective Chinatown 2

            Black Panther

            Peter Rabbit

            Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

 Click here for movie show times.


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