Author: Markham Review

Enjoy songs of Abba, Elton John and Journey at Unionville Millennium Bandstand

Back for its ninth season, the popular, free music series “Thursday Nights at the Bandstand” continues until August 31 at Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand. Organized by community-based Unionville Presents and funded by dedicated community spirited sponsors, the series attracts talented Canadian and International musical artists to the outdoor Millennium Bandstand for all to enjoy free of charge. This year’s series runs on consecutive Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This year’s outstanding line-up kicked off this summer with the return of Canada’s number one Rolling Stones tribute band Hot Rocks performing the legendary band’s greatest hits together with remarkable Mick...

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Children’s festival provides fun for kids of all ages

Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival returns August 26. The event features a wide variety of entertainment, play zones, crafts and other outdoor activities for children. Plan to enjoy a full day of fun at the Markham Civic Centre. The event runs from 10am to 6pm and offers lots of free activities, as well as a play-all-day pass for $10. The $10 pass gets you access to exclusive rides and attractions, including horse-drawn wagon rides, little train rides and inflatable attractions. This event includes the following free activities: entertainment featuring an impressive line-up of children’s performers; superheroes, Disney’s Moana and other mascots:...

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Tai Chi

What is Tai Chi? And why is it good for you?   Tai Chi is based on Qigong and martial art techniques from thousands of years ago. It originated from the martial arts while a closely related practice, Qigong, began as a healing tool. Both are believed to improve mind-body coordination, breath, and movement control, coordination, balance, and to reduce stress.  Many people are now very familiar with yoga and all the incredible ways in which yoga helps to heal countless conditions and stressors. Fewer people, however, are aware of Tai Chi’s very own powerful abilities. New research into this...

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Summer BBQ season, time to meet politicos

Ah, summer. Time for sun, relaxation, barbeques and other fun events hosted by politicians and want-to-be politicians. This summer is no different as provincial candidates vie for their party’s nomination and elected ones get back to the grassroots, talking with the people who got them there. Starting provincially, Markham-Stouffville MPP Helena Jaczek is hosting her 10th annual BBQ at Stouffville’s Memorial Park (near Park Drive and Main St.)  on August 9 from 1-4 pm. Yup, it’s free. Bring your appetite. Meanwhile, on the federal side, Markham Unionville MP Bob Saroya will be bringing out the big gun, newly elected party...

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Markham student wins letter-writing contest

Noel Varghese, a student from Legacy Public School in Markham, was awarded the Community Safety Net Award at his year-end school assembly. The 12-year-old Noel Varghese beat out students across North America to win the national letter-writing contest and received a brand new, engraved iPad, presented to him by Community Safety Net and York Regional Police. “Our school is very pleased to be able to celebrate Noel’s achievement. We are also very excited he was able to use his strong writing skills to discuss the importance of community and drug safety,” said Principal Laura Ryckman. Annually, the Community Safety...

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