Author: Dave Anderson

Bands set out to break musical record

  There’s a marathon coming to town, but it doesn’t require any running.   Local artists are plugging in at the Earl of Whitchurch Pub starting Mar. 17, looking to smash the Guinness World Record for longest concert with multiple artists, a show expected to run until Apr. 2.   All proceeds of the event will go to charities such as Sick Kids Hospital, the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research, Markham Stouffville Hospital, North Toronto Cat Rescue, The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjac Fund, Artscan Circle, 360 Kids and more.   The event was coordinated by Kevin...

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3D printers at local library

Printing off sheets of paper is so yesteryear. Enjoy the newest tech sensation, 3D printing, now demonstrating at the Cornell Library on April weekends. Three-dimensional printing, also known as additive manufacturing, refers to the processes used to synthesize a genuine object in which successive layers of material are formed under computer control, to create a physical object. It works by extruding molten plastic through a tiny nozzle that it moves around precisely under computer control. It prints one layer, waits for it to dry, and then prints the next layer on top. “Imagine that you’ve decided to organize your...

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Where wine meets drama

Blending audience participation and liquid libations, Readings in Wineries is a unique event that unfolds before your (slightly blurry) eyes. The play at the event  is a one-act comedy called Word Ball, written by York Region resident Alex Karolyi. Roles are shared amongst professional actors and theatre enthusiasts alike. There are thirteen roles up for grabs. It will take place at Willow Springs Winery, Apr. 23. “Anyone can read a role, or just enjoy the drama unfold while sampling some of York Region’s finest wines,” Karolyi said. Featuring 12 characters and one stage direction, the play is about a...

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Salut Cup International comes to Markham

While some people have rhythm, others compete with it in sport. Salut Rhythmic Gymnastics hosts the second Salut Cup International from April 29-30, at the Markham Pan Am Centre. The competition will contribute to the promotion of Rhythmic Gymnastics among Canadian athletes, and the public, and strengthen relations with international gymnastics federations, said Maria Rudneva, co-director of Salut National Rhythmic Gymnastics Centre. “We’re expecting a lot of gymnasts from various countries including Canada, USA, New Zealand and Russia, it is very exciting,” said Rudneva. “There will be ten countries with high-performance athletes performing; this is a great experience for...

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More trees for tomorrow

Markham’s Trees for Tomorrow Program makes other municipalities green with envy. In 2007, Markham’s Trees for Tomorrow Program was created by Mayor Frank Scarpitti and council, with a goal of planting more than 75,000 trees over the four-year period marked by the end of 2010. The program was a huge success. More than 155,000 trees were planted by the end of 2010 and almost 350,000 trees were planted by the end of 2016. The 2017 Trees for Tomorrow program incorporates Canada 150 themed activities. The city will be planting 150 native Canadian trees in 150 parks across all eight city...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Evergreen Hospice Annual Gala

    March 30