Author: Markham Review

Markham Music Fest to bring nostalgia and family fun

The annual Markham Village Music Festival is still going strong after four decades, with fun for all ages on Friday, June 16 and Saturday the 17th. This year’s event will be featuring a look back at the festival’s history with pictures and memorabilia. Gordon Landon, who was one of the festival’s founders and a former Regional Councillor for the City of Markham, will be working with the volunteers to create a display to showcase past events. During the festival, Main Street Markham (Markham Road/Highway 48) is closed to traffic from Highway 7 north to Parkway/Bullock. The fun begins on...

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Bayview S.S. DECA celebrates another successful year

When a student thinks of DECA, they think of the experience, the competition and the people. 83 compassionate, driven, and hard-working students make up Bayview Secondary School’s amazing chapter that is known as not just another club, but rather a family.   Bayview DECA is comprised of exceptional students from Bayview Secondary School, notably residing in areas such as Richmond Hill, Markham and Vaughan. Many of these students competed in all three tiers of competition, qualifying from York Regionals to Ontario Provincials, and finally to the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, California this past month. These members...

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Members of KSO receive Ontario Volunteer Service Award

The Government of Ontario has awarded seven Members of the Kindred Spirits Orchestra for their work in promoting culture and arts in Markham. The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize individual volunteers for continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to an organization. On May 9, 2017 during an award ceremony in Markham, Honorable Laura Albanese , Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, said: “The support provided by Ontario’s army of volunteers is indispensable. Whether it’s empowering the vulnerable, comforting the sick, raising awareness or raising funds, our volunteers work tirelessly to make our communities and our province a better...

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Summer bandstand concerts return for ninth season    

The sun will be out and the sounds abound this summer with the return of Thursday Nights at the Bandstand. The popular summer series will once again take the stage at the Unionville Main Street Millennium Bandstand for its ninth season starting June 15, bringing talent across the spectrum of genres to the stage each week for a free concert. From up-and-coming acts to tribute bands of musical greats like the Eagles, the Beatles, and Elton John, this year is expected to stick close to the tried and true format that has kept people coming back for the past...

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Wonderland goes big with two new attractions and Canada 150 Celebration

  To kick off the 2017 season, Canada’s Wonderland introduces Soaring Timbers, the only ride of its kind in North America. Riders will be sent spiraling through the sky on two massive gondolas while sweeping through 360-degree rotations. For guests looking to cool off this summer, Muskoka Plunge, a towering 60-foot (18.3 M) tall waterslide complex is the new addition to Splash Works. Riders will feel the ultimate adrenaline rush as they enter an enclosed launch chamber and anxiously wait until they suddenly plummet into a high-speed slide experience that includes a series of s-curves and a 360° loop....

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