Author: Soraya Mangal

GTA Entertainment: Third time’s a charm for industry veteran and novelist, John Meyer

John Meyer, the industry veteran and head writer at ET Canada since 2005, released his third novel Nov. 17, Shadows, Shells, and Spain, that he was inspired to write while researching his second in Camino de Santiago. “Shadows, Shells, and Spain was first conceived while I was visiting the town of Estella, Spain during the research stage of my second book, Bulls, Bands, and London. Exploring the town, I saw many hikers marching through Estella with their gigantic backpacks and their walking sticks. What was going on? Who were these people?” said Meyer. His first book, Bullets, Butterflies, and Italy...

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Scooping up funds in preparation for winter

Local residents, politicians, and community leaders raised $3000 Nov. 18 in support of “Shovels for the Community”, a fundraiser for Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) Foundation, Markham Lions Club and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) Foundation. Aaron Madar, of the Markham Lions Club and MSH Leaders group, hosted the event that also collaborated with MLSE Foundation for raffle prizes. These included a 2017-2018 team signed hockey stick from the Toronto Maple Leafs and a winter prize pack consisting of a Toronto Raptors Toque, a Toronto FC Blanket Scarf and a Toronto Maple Leafs Scarf. Joyful Habitat, Canadian Wholesaler and Distributor of...

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Police launch lighting program to prevent crime

Due to a recent spike in break-ins and theft from vehicles, the York Regional Police (YRP) joined forces with Philips Lighting and Crime Stoppers York Region to provide safety lights to local homes. The campaign kicked off Crime Prevention Week where officers went door to door in the Chillwood Ct. area with new outdoor light bulbs, and helpful information, for local home owners. Speakers at the event included Eric Jolliffe, YRP Chief of Police; and Michael Gentile, president and CEO of Philips Lighting Canada. Also in attendance was Fred Moffat, YRP Superintendent, and several members of the police force....

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Members of community recognized for exceptional contributions

Members of the community in the form of individuals, groups and organizations were honoured Oct. 30 for their positive contributions to the city. Mayor Frank Scarpitti and members of council were on hand to acknowledge individuals and teams who have achieved provincial, national and international successes this past year. Also on hand for the community recognition event were Fred Moffat, Superintendent, York Regional Police (YRP); Chris Bullen, Inspector, YRP and Logan Kanapathi, Ward 7 Councillor. Among the individual recipients were Dianyu Zhao, National Level Artist from China; Adam Sanderson, Teacher at St. Julia Billiart Catholic Elementary School; and Haran Ravindran,...

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Dignitaries, top executives, community leaders and CEOs come together for Gateway 2017

York region hosted its annual Gateway Conference October 30 at Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites Conference Centre, connecting new Canadians with potential employers in the area. Mayor Frank Scarpitti delivered opening remarks at the event after Wayne Emmerson, chairman and CEO of the Regional Municipality of York and MC Sangita Patel, a Canadian TV personality. Attendees consisted of internationally educated professionals and entrepreneurs looking to connect with employers, professional associations and government officials. They were taught about local work culture, credentials and accreditation needed to gain suitable employment and steered toward supports, networking and mentoring opportunities. According to Statistics Canada 2016 Census...

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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