Author: Soraya Mangal

Earth matters at sustainability fair

The City of Markham partnered with Remington Group to present Earth Day, an event for locals to learn about sustainability and reducing our carbon/ecological footprint. The event included live animal presentations, free rides on the recycled Pride of Canada Carousel, test drives of EV’s and many information booths. Photo: Speaking of Wildlife duo educate young attendees about snapping turtles.   Andrew Yang and Luana Stroyven, youth volunteers with the city, were weaving milk bags into mattresses that are sent to homeless shelters in Toronto and abroad. The bags come from local community centres, recycling centres, elementary schools who run donation drives with...

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Seneca Grads Take Flight

‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step’ was the famous motto at Seneca College’s Flight Services Pinning Ceremony last week. The energy and enthusiasm in the room was palpable with graduates simultaneously bursting into the song I believe I can fly and shedding as many tears as they did laughs. The event also had some real surprises, with one graduate taking to the podium only to profess his love and propose marriage to his sweetheart, all to the chants and cheers of the crowded auditorium. A class of 2017 parade, faculty presentations and video greetings from alumni also...

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Tristar gymnasts triumph at Provincials

April 6-9: Tristar Gymnastics Club of Markham brought home two all-around champions and several qualifiers and finalists from the 2017 Women’s Ontario Championships. The club ranked among the top performers from participants across the province in securing two spots in the overall category. Over 800 artistic gymnasts competed in the four-day event which took place at the Better Living Centre on the CNE grounds in downtown Toronto. Twelve-year-old Lindsey Gill gave a “spotless beam routine” in her last event in the level 6 round, winning her the all-around provincial champion title. Lindsay battled it out against Tia Ramirez of...

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City strives for excellence in 2017

Mayor Frank Scarpitti and Members of Council hosted residents, stakeholders, business members and media to the City’s 2016 accomplishments and 2015-2019 Strategic Plan in early April. Mayor Scarpitti spoke highly of council’s ability to manage the budget so that residents are faced with the lowest tax increase of all GTA municipalities. He also acknowledged potential challenges that may arise, as a result. “One of the things that is both something to be proud of but continues to be a challenge is once you deliver good services, people expect that, with everything that you do and that’s good, it keeps...

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Community shines at Greensborough Diversity Fair

In a show of community and togetherness, the diverse students at Greensborough Public School celebrated their differences (and similarities) at their annual indoor Diversity Fair in early April. The school’s population is made up of students originating from 50 different countries around the world – all of whom came together to celebrate each other. The event included professional performers (African drummers, a Hindi singer, First Nations performance, Tai Chi demonstration, Bollywood dancers, Caribbean and African dancers), student performances (band, choir and primary drama club), games and crafts. The community of parents, teachers, students and local residents were also treated...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Markham Little Theatre

    April 26 - April 29
  2. Ice Fantasia

    April 28 - April 30
  3. Markham Stouffville Hospital Disco Ball Gala

    April 28
  4. Salut Cup International

    April 29 - April 30
  5. Cambridge Academy Open House

    May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm