Author: Markham Review

Sisters bring a touch of the Irish to China

Markham sisters Chloé and Camille Gilbert never expected to visit let alone perform in China but, together with their dance group ‘Celtic Energy’ from the Irish Dance Studio in Newmarket, they did just that. In March 2017, 12 competitive dancers aged between 11 and 18 years old set off to China with teachers Joanne Vanderloo and Yvonne Kelly, accompanying parents and some siblings. Chloé and Camille, in grade six and eight respectively, have been dancing for over eight years and worked their way up to the North American Championship level. Competitions have led them to various cities in the...

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Celebrating our nurses at Markham Stouffville Hospital

Every day at Markham Stouffville Hospital we see our nurses providing excellent patient care and going above and beyond the call of duty. It’s about connecting with patients, helping them feel comfortable and welcome, and providing the care patients need. “It is important to recognize all their hard work and dedication, and during Nursing Week we want to say ‘thank you’ for all they do,” said Jo-anne Marr, President and CEO The hospital has so many exceptional nurses, and many of them are willing to go above and beyond to help even when they are off duty. This is...

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Modern building stands on wagon works site

A century and a half ago, just as Canadian Confederation was underway, the north end of the commercial core of Markham Village was a busy place. On the east side of Main Street, in the vicinity of today’s St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, there was a cluster of industrial activity that included the carriage factory of Henry Wales, the pump and fanning mill factory of David Cash, and the wagon works of James Pringle. The Pringle wagon works was one of the oldest and longest-lasting of these important early businesses. James Pringle, a Scottish immigrant, came to Canada in 1832....

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Accelerating Innovations with exposition and exchange

On April 5th, six Toronto-area community hospitals highlighted exciting new innovations at InnovationEx, an annual event showcasing ideas and processes that are making a difference in healthcare in April. Hosted at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH), innovations focused on improving patient experience and safety, reducing medications for seniors, improving patient flow, and a crowdsourcing program to engage staff in solving some of the toughest healthcare challenges. The Colleaga crowdsourcing program is one part of Colleaga’s solution to support innovation in hospitals and health care organizations. It includes an innovative technology platform, piloted by MSH that helps identify problems and capture...

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Local pub keeps on giving

Paul and Tom Vasilovsky chose Sunnybrook Hospital’s Odette Cancer Centre as their latest organizer to help. The pub owners and customers raised $1500 for the cancer centre. Jim and Irene (in photo with Paul and Tom Vasilovsky) are happy with the fundraising results. Their daughter has been in and out of the Odette Cancer Centre and they have seen the great work done at the clinic to help many patients, including their daughter. “Sunnybrook is at the forefront of cancer research, diagnosis and treatment. Our talented specialists are using the latest technology to diagnose cancer earlier and with the...

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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