Author: Markham Review

Celebrating Markham’s diversity

The Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) Foundation celebrated The Sikh Community and its tremendous generosity at a reception and sign unveiling in November. Earlier this year The Sikh Community hosted a fundraising gala in honour of the 350th birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The event benefited MSH and successfully raised $225,000 for the hospital’s Childbirth and Children’s Services. In recognition of this contribution, the hospital will dedicate the Childbirth and Children’s Services’ Multipurpose Education Room to The Sikh Community. The local Sikh Community has been devoted to supporting our community’s health for several years. In May 2014, The Sikh Community...

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80s hitmaker Gowan comes to Markham

Lawrence Gowan is a Canadian musician, who made his mark in the music industry as a solo artist in the 1980s, and today as the current lead vocalist and keyboardist of the band Styx. He trained in classical piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and after graduating in 1976, he spent five years playing in his local band Rhinegold. After the band broke up, he did short stints with the cover band FUNN, and as keyboard player for Ronnie Hawkins. After submitting a demo tape to CBS Records (Sony Music Canada) in 1982, Gowan was signed...

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From milk bags to mats to mission

The seniors of Bethany Courts in Markham are a busy bunch usually. But for a group of friends that meet every Monday, their activity of choice is anything but usual. It’s not every group that makes sleeping mats out of milk bags and send the much-needed results to a mission hospital in Zambia, but that is what this group enjoys spending time on. It started a number of years ago – in 2010 the group estimates, but continues under the leadership of Joan Hamilton and George Telfer, along with their senior friends.  The familiar outer milk bags advertising various...

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COPD patients can monitor their symptoms at home

Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are now able to monitor their symptoms at home. This helps them live independently and not experience crises moments that send them to the emergency department. This wireless technology sends patients’ vital signs to the hospital in real time so together with the patient, we can prevent flare-ups and reduce admissions to hospital. “I used to guess about when I should worry about my symptoms, now I know what’s going on and if I need to take my additional medication to avoid flare-ups,” says John Grabiec of Stouffville....

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MOTUS O’s production of A Christmas Carol

Local dance theatre company Motus O’s production of A Christmas Carol has become an annual Christmas tradition for many local families – both to watch – and for a keen cast of children and teens each year- to perform in. Since inception, the show has combined professionals with a large cast of local children and teens in a unique reworking of Charles Dickens’ famous story. This 10th Anniversary Christmas production will see it return to the Flato Markham Theatre where the production was first launched.  This year, Ebenezer Scrooge will be visited by his Spirits on Saturday, December 23 at 3:30pm...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Varley Art Gallery

    November 5, 2017 - January 7, 2018
  2. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018
  3. Markham Santa Claus Parade

    November 25
  4. Pinocchio

    November 25
  5. York Regional Forest-Owl Workshop

    November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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