Author: Markham Review

Say thanks to local volunteers

They take time out of their busy schedules to lend a hand and expect nothing in return. “They” are the tireless, hard working volunteers, who are invaluable to any nonprofit, charity or organization.  So what better way to thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers than to dedicate a week to those who give of their time selflessly to help others. The 13th annual National Volunteer Week is Apr. 10 to 16, celebrating the fact that one in three Canadians is a volunteer. Those interested in ways to offer a token of gratitude to the good people who help out can...

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Walk the Earth at York Forest

It’s been more than 45 years since Earth Day was first declared to give “a voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues.” It took a while for the concept of taking care of the earth, and Earth Day itself, to become established, but as environmental concerns push forward on political and social agendas, the day has come to be a yearly rallying cry to not only protect nature, but also experience for yourself. With that thought, the people of York Region have included an Earth Week Walk in their ongoing series of themed, guided forest...

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FashionAble Gala

Participation House, Markham (PHM) will be holding the much anticipated and not to be missed FashionAble Gala at the Hilton Suites Conference Centre on May 3.  This inaugural charity fundraiser goal is to raise $75K to purchase a fully accessible van for their residents and clients. Frances DiCarlo, PHM executive director, is delighted that the event will take place at the Hilton.  “As a registered charity located here in Markham for the past 43 years, we are very excited to hold such an important event at the Markham Hilton Suites and within the City of Markham,” says DiCarlo. FashionAble will feature a reception at 5pm to 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7pm and culminating with a fashion show at 8:15pm. The evening will feature a diverse array of entertainment, fashion designers and retail stores in addition to a silent auction and a fabulous raffle with prizes worth over $ 7,800 plus the chance to win a diamond necklace. Tickets are available online or by calling 905-513-2756 ext.221.  For general donations or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities visit...

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Legendary musical icon Quincy Jones called Andreas Varady “one of the most talented people on this planet, who takes the music back to where it belongs.” Andreas started his ascent to mastering jazz guitar at a very young age. Born of Hungarian Gypsy descent, Andreas was raised in a small town in Slovakia and first began to play the guitar at four years old, tutored by his father, Bandi. Andreas was taught to learn songs by ear; his first tune the “Blue Bossa” jazz standard, and from then on he has continued to pursue the world of jazz music....

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Treewalk Village forest adventure adds to Maple Syrup Festival family fun

Maple Syrup Festival offers sweet fun We have been teased with some warm weather this winter season, but it is not spring until the sap starts flowing. That sticky sign of spring is here, which means it is time for the annual sappy ritual of the Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival, which runs from Mar. 5 to Apr. 3 at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area. The festival is also observed at the Kortright Centre and Terra Cotta and Island Lake conservation areas. For March Break, the week of Mar. 13, from 9:30am-5:00pm, wagon rides, strolling magicians, live games, a hay bale...

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