Author: Markham Review

Parenting community hub

Parents looking for to connect with other parents or gain some tips and tricks on raising kids might want to mark their calendar for Oct. 21 and 22. ParentConnect, a new not-for profit entity based in Markham, will launch its parenting community hub this fall to offer new and immigrant parents a free one-stop place for much-needed information and resources, and to promote positive parenting for a better future society. The Parenting Expo, taking place in October at the Markham Event Centre, is the main launch for the business. “York Region has a big immigrant population, and I noticed...

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Hats for Hope offers a bit of warmth and comfort

Hats for Hope organizer Melissa Nichols needs your help to ensure success on October 21 at the National Brain Tumour Conference. She is hoping that fellow Markhamites will take the time to knit or crochet to show support for cancer patients. While Nichols was sporting a bald head after treatment in 2014 for her brain tumour, she was dumbfounded by an act of kindness from someone she barely knew; it was a gift of a handmade knitted hat. The hat not only warmed her head- it also warmed her heart, inspiring the creation of Hats for Hope. After a...

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Local tech innovation could save you money

Strained by how much you’re spending on shopping?  Have a business but struggling to lure shoppers and revenue?  Here in Canada’s tech capital, a saving grace to shopping and retail in the form of an innovative, user-friendly mobile app has taken off called SalePointer. I’m sorry, but what exactly is SalePointer? you’re likely thinking.  Created by BrainVision Market Analytics Inc., a Markham tech and market research start-up, SalePointer is intended to change things for the better for shoppers and retailers. Prior to creating SalePointer, the folks at BrainVision had come to realize their usual shopping routine had inflicted a...

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Rocco Rossi new top gun at OCC

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is Ontario’s business advocate and it has just announced a new leader. Rocco Rossi has been appointed as the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s new president and CEO, effective January 2, 2018. “Following an extensive executive search, I am pleased to welcome our new President and CEO, Rocco Rossi to the team,” said OCC chair Graham Henderson. “The widespread experience Rocco brings in business, executive leadership and advocacy will be of great benefit to us as we continue to lead as Ontario’s business advocate. Rocco’s leadership will no doubt help us advance our five...

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Diversity celebrations continue

The Trinidad and Tobago 55th Independence Flag Raising was celebrated on August 31 at the Markham Civic Centre.  “The City of Markham since 2010 has graciously welcomed the Diaspora of our sweet land of Trinidad and Tobago by flying our beautiful red, black and white flag for the day,” said organizer Dianne Ojar-Ali. Also celebrated was the 150th birthday of Canada and the 50th anniversary of The Toronto Caribbean Carnival. Greetings were presented by MP Micheal Chan, Deputy Mayor Jack Heath, Consul General (Ag.) Cherrone Mokund, and YRP Superintendent Fred Moffatt. The event was hosted by Dianne Ojar (Olive Media Network) and...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Varley Art Gallery

    July 30 - September 24
  2. 2017 Seniors’ Extravaganza

    October 16
  3. Parenting Expo 2017

    October 21 - October 22