Month: December 2016

Markham Royals wraps up 2016 playing strong

The Markham Royals not only started strong in the 2016-2017 season, they’ll end the year just as strong. That was the sentiment from general manager and head coach Mike Galati, noting that the team has to maintain the same momentum to win the season. “We’ve won a lot of games this year and we have a lot of games ahead of us we need of course to win; I have no doubt these guys will rise to the occasion,” said Galati. The Royals first 2017 game is Jan. 6, against the Wellington Dukes in Wellington. The puck drops at 7:30...

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Markham ice rinks are open

Lace up your skates and hit the outdoor rinks…right here in Markham. Among them is the new skating rink in Downtown Markham, unveiled in early December, beside the Pride of Canada Carousel at 8080 Birchmount Rd. The Downtown Markham rink and The Pride of Canada Carousel is open weekends starting at 11am. It is also open every day during Christmas break from 12-6pm, with the exception of Christmas Day. In addition people can attend GTA’s largest artificial outdoor ice rink, located at the Markham Civic Centre on the northwest corner of Highway 7 and Warden Avenue. Those who do...

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Canada China Trade Innovation Alliance

The Canada China Trade Innovation Alliance (CCTIA) hosted their December holiday luncheon at the David Duncan House. Distinguished guests present included Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Reza Moridi ;  Town of Richmond Hill Councillor Godwin Chan;  City of Markham Councillor Amanda Yeung Collucci and the Commercial Consuls  of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto, Mr. E Defeng  and  Ms. Li Yanhua. Each CCTIA director took the opportunity to speak about their respective business and shared their experience in working with their partners in China. The Hon. Reza Moridi spoke about China’s...

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Paramount Fine Foods raises money to support the Markham Stouffville Hospital

Paramount Fine Foods, the fastest growing Middle Eastern Restaurant in North America, continues its rapid expansion into Markham. Opening its doors last month, they have partnered with the Markham Stouffville Hospital and have raised $3000 to date for the hospital! This partnership will provide the hospital with the funding needed to support the communities’ overall health. 50 per cent of proceeds from every sweet purchased in November has been donated directly to the Markham Stouffville Hospital. This donation will help the hospital purchase medical equipment and other priority needs they cannot cover with government funding. A cheque for $7,000 was presented...

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Sloan 

Though many bands see power struggles between their front-men and backups, Sloan isn’t one of them. The most democratic rock group, members Jay Ferguson, Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland and Andrew Scott are partners—with equal say over their work.   Sloan’s first release in three years, Commonwealth, sees the Toronto-based quartet disassociating ever so slightly to create one of the more unique and ambitious recordings of their two-decade-plus career, an old-school double album with each member staking out a single side as their own artistic dominion. Over the course of 10 albums, more than 30 singles, and multiple RPs, the...

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