The City of Markham is one of a select number of communities across the province awarded the Ontario Sport and Recreation Community Fund and RBC Learn to Play grants to get active, help reduce childhood obesity and help our youth lead healthier lifestyles. This funding will help the City enhance existing sport and recreation programs, develop new ones and promote the development of Physical Literacy through the Markham in Motion program. Physical Literacy comes from developing a wide range of fundamental movement skills such as hopping, skipping, throwing, catching and jumping. Developing these skills at a young age helps children gain confidence and...Read More
Month: November 2016
The Markham Board of Trade held its 26th Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala on Nov. 10, where recipients were recognized for their contributions in various categories. This year’s award recipients are: Accessibility: RBC Royal Bank – Birchmount & Enterprise; Business Employer of Excellence: Bento Nouveau Limited; Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment: BDO Canada LLP; The Donald Cousens Conservation & Environmental Leadership Award: Times Group Corporation; Entrepreneurship: Icon Digital Productions; Global Business Excellence: Redline Communications; High Quality & Service: Saint Elizabeth; and Innovation: Everlink Payment Services Inc. Danny Fantini, owner of F.D.M. Contracting Co. Ltd., was named The...Read More
For many of us, Christmas just isn’t in full swing until the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future once again visit Ebenezer Scrooge. This month at the Flato Markham Theatre, see this story come to life onstage. The Orillia Opera House’s production of A Christmas Carol plays on December 21 at 8 pm. “My approach is to let the great storytelling do its work,” says Director Jesse Collins. “We approach Dickens’ masterpiece with a very traditional mindset, and the story sustains.” Charles Dickens first wrote the story in 1843. Adaptations of the classic date back to...Read More
Musical theatre company celebrates 30 years Onstage Productions is a talented community musical theatre company that has been providing its members with opportunities to get involved in all aspects of the production, from acting and singing to set building and production, for the past 30 years. This year’s production is Sounds of Christmas – a Celebration! The chorus of 35 plus full orchestra, with members from all over the GTA, will be conducted by Judy Scott-Jacobs, and the returning emcee is Brian Pearcy. The show also features soloists, and small ensembles, with a whole new program of wonderful Christmas...Read More
Max & Ruby bring to life a wonderful tradition this holiday season as they take to the stage their most magical performance yet! Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever composed – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite – the beloved bunny siblings star in Koba Entertainment’s musical production Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. It’s Christmas Eve, and Ruby is busy trimming the tree, while Max is chasing the delicious scent of Grandma’s freshly baked gingerbread cookies! A knock at the door reveals a huge parcel from their Great Uncle Drosselmeyer. As the package is unwrapped, Ruby realizes that...Read More
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