Author: Markham Review

The fidgets

With comedy legends like Red Green and members of Whose Line Is It Anyway lending a hand, international improv comedy stars, THE fidgets have a show like no other. “Being from a small city like Sarnia, Ontario, you wouldn’t expect that our network would include the likes of Red Green, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles or Brad Sherwood,” stated leader John D Hollingsworth. “We’re grateful that these talented comics and more have generously invested in us.” Now on their ninth tour, THE fidgets, John D Hollingsworth, Chris Reid and Dave Lane, are both well-travelled and well-received, partly due to the...

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Markham at the Movies free screening

To celebrate Canada’s 150th, Markham at the Movies, in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival, is hosting a free screening of Stories We Tell by Canadian Oscar®-nominated actress and filmmaker Sarah Polley. This feature documentary is described as “Polley’s playful investigation into the elusive truth buried within the contradictions of a family of storytellers. It paints a touching and intriguing portrait of a complex network of relatives, friends, and strangers.” In a year of special reflection on Canada’s heritage and future, it is fitting to see this mature work written and directed by the young actress we first...

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Vimy ‘Trench’ Dinner to Honour Canada’s service

The Vimy Ridge memorial event started with a dream. It has morphed into the much sought after upcoming Mayor’s Commemorative Vimy ‘Trench’ Dinner and Band Concert, which will be held at the Flato Markham Theatre Apr. 4. The ‘Trench’ dinner will include food made deliciously for this elegant evening, with foods researched that were eaten during those times. The concert will feature two military bands playing music from that era, interspersed with actors reading Letters from the Front. Robert Andrew McTaggart, a former officer in the Governor General’s Horse Guards, explains, “A few years ago, I visited Vimy Ridge...

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Yellow daffodils could save lives

Raising awareness and raising funds in the fight against cancer can be as easy as buying special pins for Daffodil Month. The Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month is an annual April event where anyone can lend a hand. Today, over 60 per cent of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least five years following a diagnosis, compared to 25 per cent in the 1940s.  Unfortunately, the number of cancer cases is expected to rise, and that’s why every day people like you are always needed to help. Money raised through the sale of the flowers helps people with...

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Thousands waiting for lif-saving organ transplant

It only takes a few minutes to register online to be a donor, and the outcome could result in you saving up to eight people when you pass away and leave your organs to those in need. In Ontario, there are more than 1,500 people waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. A transplant is their only treatment option, and every three days someone will die because they did not receive an organ or tissue transplant in time.  This year, during BeADonor month, the Trillium Gift of Life Network is focusing on insight from an Ipsos survey that suggests significantly...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Evergreen Hospice Annual Gala

    March 30