Author: Markham Review

Tips for a healthy fall

Are you ready for the fall? I know I am! Summer is over and we need to be prepared mentally and physically for the new season. According to statistics, people get sick more often in colder weather. Situations in which people are crowded together are more common during autumn and winter. Everyone wants to stay inside and avoid the harsh weather; students are back to school and mingling with each other leading to a higher risk of catching the flu. Some research also suggests that lower temperatures allow some viruses to flourish as they spread more effectively in cold and dry air. The good news is that we can protect ourselves against catching the flu while following best practices such as proper handwashing techniques, avoiding smoking and alcohol, eating a varied and healthy diet, and getting enough sleep and exercising. You might be familiar with the Canadian Food Guide[1], or you might not, but following the provided recommendations that the guide enlists, particularly when it comes to consuming fruits and vegetables that are loaded with vitamins and minerals, will save you a lot of flu tears and nose blowing. Our immune system has favoured some vitamins and minerals over others. Fair consumption of guava, oranges, grapefruits, bell peppers, broccoli, Brussel sprouts can provide you vitamin C, one of the best immune system boosters. In the fall, when we are...

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CAA Markham store opens with renewed focus on customer experience

After a relocation and major renovation, the doors of the newly-designed CAA Markham Store are officially open.  he new location has undergone extensive renovations and has doubled in floor space. The improvements to the 4,300 square foot store are a combination of technology and convenience which features a video wall, digital displays and plenty of comfortable seating for customers. “The home-inspired design comes complete with a living room where customers can sit back and take in the “view” or browse a tablet while they wait to speak to one of our knowledgeable and experienced associates,” said Donald Kaye, Director,...

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Annual car show a huge success

The 18th annual Markham Auto Classic went off as planned as thousands of people walked a closed off Main Street Markham to view an amazing collection of classic automobiles. Under perfect skies, over 250 classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles showed their best sides and dazzled the crowds with their immaculate restoration...

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Fire Prevention Week

Preventing fires is everybody’s business and Fire Prevention week is a good time for some simple safety reminders. This year from October 8 to 14, local firefighters will be helping drive home some fire prevention tips. This year’s theme for Fire Prevention week is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”. This serves as a reminder to always have and practice your home escape plan; this can save you and your children’s lives in the event of an emergency. Before making an escape plan, ensure that you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home and working...

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International dodgeball tournament coming to Markham

Duck and cover! The balls will be flying in Markham this month when the World Dodgeball Federation’s global championship comes to town. The event, which has never before been hosted in Canada, will take place from October 18 to 21 at the Markham Pan Am Centre, bringing hundreds of the world’s best dodgeball players from as far away as Australia and Malaysia for the fast-paced, high-flying sport. Between 10 and 12 countries are expected to send teams to the World Dodgeball Championship. Most delegations will have a men’s team and a women’s team—each with anywhere from eight to 12...

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Calendar of Events

  1. 2017 Seniors’ Extravaganza

    October 16
  2. Parenting Expo 2017

    October 21 - October 22