Author: Markham Review

Hockey With Heart full of holiday spirit

Hockey with Heart is the compassionate arm of the Unionville Men’s Hockey Club that is proactively engaged in making a difference in our community.  They are a local grassroots organization made up of UMHC players and volunteers that are committed to supporting and giving back to the community.  HWH is an organization that acts as a catalyst and enabler to bridging community needs with a helping hand when needed. The group’s main community involvement piece is the annual Food Drive which supports the Markham Food Bank. This has been taking place for many years and involves collecting food donations at...

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Canada 150 celebrations continue

The residents of Aitken Circle, Roverdale Court and Birchview Lane rejoiced on Sunday, November 12th. Neighbours came together to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday by planting a tree at the entrance to Toogood Pond Park. The initiative, led by Debbie Dasios, Ernesta Rossi and Victoria Walseth was funded by the City of Markham’s Canada 150 Neighbourhood Grant Program. Unionville Ward 3 Councillor Don Hamilton and Nory Takata, a Parks Planner with the City of Markham, joined the festivities. Photo and information submitted by Kiara...

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Nutcracker offers holiday magic

Holiday magic is made year after year by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s traditional treasure The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen to Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score, this delightful classic is a favourite that brings magic to the holidays.   Born from a collaboration with Kleinburg’s world-renowned McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and with well over 100 costumes in richly coloured fabrics, The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition brings out the magic of Canada. 20th Century landscapes make up the stunning 30-foot backdrops, including Franklin Carmichael’s Church and Houses at Bisset (1931), Tom Thompson’s Snow in the...

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Do diets work?

Enter the hair-raising, jaw-dropping world of nutrition. From an era of low fat, calorie counting and energy expenditure galore, to today’s trendsetters. Dare we assume that relying on mainstream tidbits of new nutrition information guide us in the right direction for the benefit of our health? It’s a loaded question. Let’s begin with what went wrong. It would be accurate to say that there was a general thought instilled amongst loyal North American folk that by eating low-fat (if not non-fat) would benefit areas like weight loss, blood sugar and heart health. Without accusation or generalization, it would be...

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Local McDonald’s operators receive international honour for community philanthropy

York Region McDonald’s Owner/Operators, Marcia and Todd Finlayson, have become the first Canadians to receive a prestigious international award for their ongoing philanthropic support of families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), a global nonprofit that creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families around the world, presented the Gerry Newman McTLC Award of Excellence to Marcia and Todd at a gala event in Illinois in November. The award carries with it a gift of $100,000 (USD), to be contributed to the children’s charity of...

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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