Author: Perry Lefko

Laura Stacey embraces being King Clancy’s great-granddaughter

By Perry Lefko As the great-granddaughter of King Clancy, Laura Stacey has great hockey bloodlines. And now she is about to make her family proud while she represents her country at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Stacey, a forward with the Markham Thunder of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, was chosen to represent Canada in the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 9-25. Stacey joins fellow Thunder teammates Laura Fortino and Jocelyne Larocque on the 23-player roster. Fortino and Larocque, both defence players, have previous experience playing for Canada’s Olympic team. Stacey is one of several rookies chosen to play...

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York firefighter Amber Bowman wins Dr. Oz Next Great Trainer competition

By Perry Lefko Dreams do come true. Just ask high-performance athlete/firefighter Amber Bowman. As a young girl, Amber had a dream to perform on a world stage in sports and go on to inspire and motivate others to live a healthy, fit life. She also dreamed of one day being on Oprah Winfrey’s show. Now that is all happening. The Innisfil native, who currently lives in Caledon and is a firefighter for York Region at a station in Aurora, has been selected as Dr. Memhet Oz’s Next Great Trainer. Last August, at Salt Lake City, while at a convention...

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Canadian International Autoshow gearing up for 45th edition

By Perry Lefko The Canadian International Autoshow, gearing up for its 45th edition, has a new company headquarters in Richmond Hill after moving from Markham last September. Canada’s largest consumer car show, takes place Feb. 16-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. “We try to provide the total automotive experience for consumers,” says Jason Campbell, who is in his fourth year as general manager of the show. “Basically it’s more than just the 1,000 new cars and light trucks that are available. We, more than any other auto show in North America, focus on the feature presentations. We have six...

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Hockey Hall of Famer and longtime Mississauga resident Johnny Bower passes away

By Perry Lefko Toronto Maple Leafs legend Johnny Bower died on Dec. 26 at Credit Valley Hospital following a brief bout with pneumonia. He was 93. Bower was a prominent Mississauga resident for about 30 years and had a park in the city named in his honour. Nicknamed the China Wall, Bower played goalie for the Leafs from 1959-79 and was part of four Stanley Cup-winning teams in the 60s. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1976. Bower recorded a song called Honky (The Christmas Goose) in 1965. Based on a children’s book written by...

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Markham Thunder players represent Canada at the Winter Games

Three members of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL), Markham Thunder, have been chosen to be part of the 2018 national team that will represent Canada at the Winter Games, Feb. 9-25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Forward Laura Stacey along with defencemen Laura Fortino and Jocelyne Larocque were chosen to be on the 23-player roster, announced by Hockey Canada on Dec. 22. The Thunder are in their first season at Markham after previously playing out of Brampton when the CWHL began in 2007. Stacey is the great-granddaughter of Hockey Hall of Famer King Clancy, who played for the Toronto...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018