Month: April 2016

Red Shoe campaign returns

Perhaps walking a mile in Ronald McDonald’s big red shoes seems too daunting a task, but surely you can manage to collect your loonies and toonies and head out to your local McDonald’s to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). McDonald’s Red Shoe campaign starts April 1 and wraps up on McHappy Day on May 4. Marcia Finlayson, owner of four Markham McDonald’s restaurants, anticipates that this year’s event will be a huge success. “We are thrilled to continue our commitment to this great facility at Markham Stouffville Hospital and each year we are so excited to see...

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Hit a pin, win a pin

Have some spare time? Try bowling! Markham Bowl is known for providing hours of fun entertainment. The owner, Candace Bryan, decided to bring that fun experience to her younger clientele and to those new to bowling. Candace’s staff has created a whole new enjoyable bowling experience which also helps teach kids how to bowl properly and have lots of fun. HIT A PIN, WIN A PIN is a new bowling fun training game for kids ages 6-12. It helps kids increase their bowling accuracy and skill while getting the chance to win a stuffed bowling pin, for simply hitting...

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Join in the fun playing games with others

Gamers, get ready. April 30 is game day, or should we say gamers day, at Cornerstone Christian Community Church. The organization is hosting its first ever edition of International Tabletop Day, a yearly global gaming gathering which has spread to 80 countries since it began in 2013. “We really wanted to put something on for the community… We want this to be a shared experience, something we want all people to enjoy,” said Wayne Chang, event co-organizer. “Tabletop gaming is about that shared table experience.” Cornerstone’s first annual tabletop extravaganza includes games that, while not immediately recognizable to most...

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Markham’s 2020 Economic Strategy in action

Markham’s unique successes in luring global investment, high profile businesses and academic institutions and creating 22,000 jobs over the last seven years may seem to be an incredible run of good luck. But like most successes, some planning went into the effort. Initiated in 2008, the Markham 2020 strategy document still guides Town choices on key economic issues but is being built out further. The document, praised by famed urban development expert Richard Florida focuses on keeping taxes low, and building key infrastructures that make living in the City desirable. “Markham 2020, the city’s economic strategy initiated in 2008,...

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Say thanks to local volunteers

They take time out of their busy schedules to lend a hand and expect nothing in return. “They” are the tireless, hard working volunteers, who are invaluable to any nonprofit, charity or organization.  So what better way to thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers than to dedicate a week to those who give of their time selflessly to help others. The 13th annual National Volunteer Week is Apr. 10 to 16, celebrating the fact that one in three Canadians is a volunteer. Those interested in ways to offer a token of gratitude to the good people who help out can...

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