Author: Markham Review

Newfoundland comedy troupe stopping in Markham on final Ontario tour

Any Canadian knows Newfoundlanders can throw a party. Renowned maritimer Buddy Wasisname will be bringing that party to the Markham stage. And the other ‘fellers,’ too. Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers—the stage name for Newfoundland natives Wayne Chaulk, Kevin Blackmore and Ray Johnson—is making one final tour through Ontario, including a show at the Flato Markham Theatre. It’s not a retirement tour, Chaulk is quick to say, but rather a farewell to the aggressive touring schedule the long-time friends and bandmates have maintained for the last 35 years. Part comedy, part musical performance, part storytelling—it’s a winning combination...

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York Region’s pride on display at Angus Glen

A York Region charity supporting LGBTQ2 youths and their families is, once again, ready to stand proud. Pflag York Region’s annual Stand Proud York Region Charity Gala Masquerade returns March 24 at Angus Glen, for what organizers promise will be the year’s “most colourful celebration.” The fifth instalment of the dinner, which serves as the volunteer-run Pflag York Region’s flagship event, raises money for direct support to the region’s LGBTQ2 community, as well as training and education for local organizations. Pflag York Region president Michael Blackburn says his organization expects to sell out its 400 available tickets to members...

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Markham retailers reflect on holiday readiness

For many Markhamites, it’s the most wonderful time of year. For retailers, it’s the busiest. From navigating when to unleash holiday décor on shoppers—too early and customers mourn the ‘Christmas creep,’ too late, and retailers miss out on early Christmas shoppers—to navigating what’s en vogue or passé when the holidays roll around, store owners have a lengthy to-do list this time of year. We caught up with a few Markham retailers—large and small—to get the good, the bad, and the tinselly about how they’re faring this year. Too Good General Store – Main Street Unionville Some stores have years...

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Rouge park closer to completion after transfer of land from Markham, province

When the Rouge National Urban Park is completed, it will connect Lake Ontario to the Oak Ridges Moraine through parkland—a hard-to-come-by commodity in today’s urban landscape. That goal, spearheaded by Parks Canada, moved one step closer to reality this autumn with 1.1 square kilometres of land being transferred from the City of Markham, alongside 15.2 square kilometres of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority land, and 6.5 kilometres of the province’s turf. With these 1,600 acres now under Parks Canada control, it the federal park service can more easily include them in its educational and ecological programming centred around the...

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Bubbles everywhere as Latvian troupe floats to Markham stage

Imagine a moment in which your life stands still. No phones ringing, no one asking you for things, and not a care in the world. That dream awaits you when you step—or plunge—into the submerged world of bliss that is the Underwater Bubble Show. Coming to the Flato Markham Theatre Dec. 28 for matinee and evening performances, the Underwater Bubble Show tells a story about a man grappling with a reality with which we can all identify—busyness. Mr. B is a fast-paced professional, embroiled in the daily grind to such an extent that he doesn’t think of stopping to...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018
  2. Unionville Theatre Company

    February 19 - February 25
  3. Markham at the Movies

    February 27