Author: Soraya Mangal

City Hosts Junior Pan Am Badminton Championships

The Junior Pan Am Badminton Championships hosted over 250 athletes from 13 countries across the Pan Americas, with 85 representing Team Canada. Athletes competed within five different age categories with 44 Team Canada athletes hailing from the GTA. The annual international competition was attended by fans, family, officials and local politicians, including Ward 6 Councillor, Amanda Yeung Collucci. (Inset L to R: Joe Morissette, Executive Director Badminton Ontario and Councillor Amanda...

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MP Ng officially opens her doors

Mary Ng, recently elected MP Markham-Thornhill held an open house at her new constituency office located in the industrial hub on Esna Park Dr. Several members of the community came out to show their support as did her municipal counterparts and Ottawa peers. Ng made it her mission to connect with her constituents at the event, that was also attended by her family, friends and members of the Federal Liberal Association. She was joined by fellow MP, Ali Ehsassi at the ribbon cutting ceremony which was precluded by an informal address. Also at the event were Councillors Amanda Collucci...

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Markham 150 a spectacular success

The crowds gathered at the City’s sesquicentennial celebration of Canada’s landmark birthday for an afternoon and evening of entertainment, sights and delights. Thankfully the rain let up after short drizzle in the afternoon, allowing parents and their tots to take in a live performance by Treehouse favourites, Splash N’ Boots. As the evening set in, the Mayor and his councillors, Amanda Collucci and Alex Chiu could be seen walking around the fairgrounds, munching on local treats and mingling with the crowd. The community feel and shared national pride could be felt throughout, with revellers young and old, from various...

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City’s Search for its Next Big Star is Over

Last night, 12 finalists competed at the Star Search Markham Live Audition for a $1,500 grand prize and a chance to perform at Canada Day celebrations July 1. The performances were judged by a panel consisting of industry experts, including Adam Shnitzer of The Feldman Agency, Jennie Pappas, Dancer, Actress & Choreographer and Eric Lariviere of Flato Markham Theatre. The final round of the competition took place at Cornell Community Centre and Library’s Rehearsal Hall and was hosted by Canada Day Co-Chairs Councillor Amanda Collucci and Councillor Alex Chiu. Also in attendance were Master of Ceremonies Alan Bell,  Regional Councillor...

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Tristar Shines at Nationals

The accolades keep pouring for the team at TriStar gymnastics, who just returned from the 2017 National Championships in Montreal. Two of the clubs athletes represented Ontario at the eight day tournament taking place May 23-29. Level 10 gymnast, Alana Ricketts competed in the age 13-15 category at her first ever nationals almost making it to the top 20 heap after entering the finals. Morgan Tong, also a level 10 athlete, competed in age 16+ category at what was also her first nationals earned third place. She scored an impressive 37.215 all around after placing 1st on vault, 16th...

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