Author: Markham Review

MP Jane Philpott hosts discussion on the social determinants of health

MP Jane Philpott participated in an exchange of information and ideas with local healthcare providers earlier this month. Philpott hosted the discussion on the social determinants of health. She discussed the critical importance of factors such as income, employment, housing and social connection. She highlighted initiatives taken by the federal government to support and address these areas for the middle class and those working hard to join it. Attendees were provided with background and updates on a number of federal programs. This included: – Strengthening the Canada Child Benefit: recent announcement for cost of living increases starting in July 2018 –...

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Events set stage for coming provincial battle

You know its getting close to election time when parades of politicians start coming through town. So, it was no surprise that Patrick Brown was again in Town, this time to talk with a full house of business people at a recent breakfast hosted by the Markham Board of Trade and other York business groups at Angus Glen. It was also a time to start showing the faces of the PC candidate nominees who, with the exception of the yet-to-be held Unionville area contest winner, were all out in force to get behind their leader’s pro-business message. The night...

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Men of the Deeps sing about Cape Breton-style Christmas

This upcoming holiday season, North America’s only coal miners chorus are preparing to take audiences on a journey like no other, touring their first ever solo Christmas album, Christmas in the Mine. The Christmas in the Mine CD includes not only your favourite holiday tunes, but also serves up a thoughtful recollection by the group’s signature storyteller “Big Jim” MacLellan. Men of the Deeps live performances are always sprinkled with a spoken moment or two from one of the members,  to the delight of any audience, retelling not borrowed tall tales, but true stories the miners have lived. Of...

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Classical musician Lynn Harrell to play in Markham

Lynn Harrell’s presence is felt throughout the musical world. A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, his work throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists including such noted conductor-collaborators as James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Yuri Temirkanov, and Michael Tilson Thomas. In recent seasons, he performed domestically with the symphonies of Atlanta, Sydney, and Detroit, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra to close the season at Carnegie Hall. Abroad, he played alongside the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, China...

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Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri brings his Salsa and Latin sounds

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri’s parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle’s orchestra, playing timbales. Palmieri’s...

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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