Author: Jennifer Bieman

EMS Awareness Week

Sound the sirens and flash the lights, Paramedic Services Week is cause for celebration, stat!   York Region Paramedic Services is ringing in the annual awareness week – the 18th in its history – with dozens of events in Markham and beyond May 28 to June 3. Between open houses at stations and plenty of activity on social media, the public won’t have to search far to participate in the seven-day extravaganza.   “It brings together communities and paramedics to recognize the dedication of those who provide day to day lifesaving services on the front line,” said David Eeles,...

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Escape the next PA day

The Markham Public Library and Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS) want you to get lost… in their pop-up escape room that is. For one day, the two organizations have banded together to set up the life-size, live-action puzzle in the Markham Village Library. They’re hoping students 10 and up will spend their Nov. 25 PA day solving their way out of the locked room, which will be filled to the brim with skill-testing puzzles and cryptic clues. “It’s become a really popular game right now in Toronto so we decided to have one in the library too,”...

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Have a dazzling time at Celebration of Hope

With a fashion show, trendy vendors and some haute cuisine to boot, philanthropy in Markham has never been this posh. The Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation is gearing up for a glamourous gala event Sunday Oct. 30—its 28th annual CIBC Celebration of Hope.   The highly-anticipated afternoon soiree is so much more than just a garden-variety luncheon. It’s part show, part award ceremony with giveaways, auctions, live entertainment, stirring speeches and nearly 50 boutiques for guests to peruse.   “The thing that we look forward to every year is seeing so many people come together for so many years for...

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Great adventures close to home

  Summertime is the best time to pack a lunch, hop in the car and enjoy the day. With day-trippers in mind, we rounded up a list of some stellar summer activities both near and far.   Ontario Science Centre: This summer, the centre has an exciting, limited-time exhibit they’re showing off — The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Kids and kids-at-heart can learn the science behind zombie ants, take a walk through a replica of a giant prehistoric snake and discover how circus performers swallow swords safely. Anyone who has a strong stomach for science can...

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Brewery ‘hopping’ to it for retail space

The time for the quintessential trifecta of summer relaxation—barbecues, backyards and beer—has officially arrived, and Markham’s own Amber Brewery is inviting adults to raise a glass of hometown brew to toast the season.   The Riviera Dr. microbrewery is well into its busiest time of the year, and is hard at work on its newest venture, an on-site retail space. If city permits come through, Amber Brewery is hoping to have its brand new store open this summer.   “We didn’t care about the retail permits before, but now we really want (them),” said Charlie Tang, owner of Amber...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Markham Little Theatre

    April 26 - April 29
  2. Ice Fantasia

    April 28 - April 30
  3. Markham Stouffville Hospital Disco Ball Gala

    April 28
  4. Salut Cup International

    April 29 - April 30
  5. Cambridge Academy Open House

    May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm