Author: Markham Review

Celebrate Women’s Day with many events

Mark your social calendars: March 8 is shaping up to be a very busy day in Markham – especially for the ladies. It’s International Women’s Day, and organizations throughout York Region have big plans for the special occasion. Each local event is part of a multinational movement to recognize women and promote equality. This year, International Women’s Day is focusing on gender parity and inviting all participants to take a pledge to show their support. “It’s not about just celebrating women, it’s about celebrating equality. I’m very pleased to see that there’s a growing recognition of women and women’s...

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Flag Day celebrations

Veterans and students filled the gymnasium at St. Patrick’s Catholic Elementary School on February 12 for the 2016 Flag Day celebrations. Mayor Scarpitti, Markham-Stouffville MP Jane Philpott and Oakridges-Markham MPP Helena Jaczek were in attendance. St. Patrick’s church members sponsored the Kaback family, Syrian refugees, who have recently started a new chapter of their lives living in Canada. The Kaback’s received a warm welcome from all in attendance. The family is overwhelmed with the generosity received and has expressed their heartfelt thanks to the St. Patrick’s...

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From farm to fork: The “great amazing” duck race returns

It’s not a race of ducks, but a race to cook it. Competitors are hoping to not look like quacks in the process. On April 2 from 7:30am to 5pm, The Great Amazing Duck Race, run by King Cole Ducks’ family-owned and -operated duck farm, will enter its sixth year, inviting culinary students to participate in its farm to fork recipe competition. Every year, second year students from Ontario colleges—including George Brown, Humber and Algonquin, to name a few—apply by submitting teams of two with a recipe for a duck appetizer and entrée for a chance to enter the...

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Holly Cole

Before forming the trio that launched her career, Holly Cole sang solo in front of crowds numbering in the thousands. To grab people’s attention, she belted out Christmas carols to passersby, at the corner of Toronto’s Yonge and Dundas streets. “It’s loud out there,” she says. “It was a great way to learn how to project your voice.” Fifteen albums and three decades later, the three-time Juno-winning jazz chanteuse with hundreds of thousands of records sold, will be performing at Flato Markham Theatre, Wed. March 30. The Holly Cole Trio – founded in 1986 with bassist David Piltch and...

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Stand Proud York Region Charity Gala

York Regional Police & local LGBTQ charity celebrate community partnership at Stand Proud York Region Charity Gala On February 19, 2016, York Region celebrated diversity and inclusivity at the 3rd Annual Stand Proud York Region Gala, hosted by local LGBTQ charity PFLAG Canada York Region at Thornhill Golf and Country Club. The sold out event is York Region’s most colourful celebration of the year and was attended by corporate and local sponsors, elected officials from York Region municipalities, York Regional Police, York Region District School Board, members of the LGBTQ community and its allies, to raise money for the...

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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