Author: Soraya Mangal

Community takes a stand against racist video game

The City held a press conference in additional response to the video game “Dirty Chinese Restaurant” that has been denounced by all levels of government as racist and demeaning. Several leaders in the Chinese community joined Mayor Frank Scarpitti and members of Council to denounce the game and its’ potential impact on society. Catherine Hou of the Chinese Culinary and Hotel Association was one of the speakers at the event who announced the formation of a coalition of over 200 Chinese entrepreneurs across Canada. They plan to stand up against these types of activities, starting with a campaign called...

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GTA Entertainment: Bryan Adams met his match in Bruce Springsteen at Invictus Games closing ceremony

September saw a slew of exciting and world class events – and people – taking centre stage in Toronto like the film festival, WE Day, Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaking at Metro Convention Centre, and the Invictus Games. The only thing that could come to close to topping the game’s opening ceremony that featured none other than Britain’s Prince Harry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and First Lady Melania Trump were the closing ceremonies. The entire week was a celebration and proclamation of the dedication, service and abilities of our veterans, and who better to send them off (with...

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Taking the city back in time at Doors Open

Local residents were welcome at a variety of venues situated across the city, making Sept. 30 a perfect day to play tourist in their own backyard. “It’s like visiting your own city for vacation, for one day a year!” said Alan Lok, Doors Open Committee member. This year also celebrates Canada’s 150th with historical sites accessible to everyone free of charge, including the Heintzman House that was built in 1861. Thornhill Village library is another location that was on display not just for it’s history but its legend. The library was originally a residence that hosted a Book Society in...

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Patrick Brown shows support for Logan Kanapathi

  Markham Ward 7 Councillor Logan Kanapathi hosted a barbecue in October that attracted some 350 community members. The meet and greet event also gave attendees a chance to hear PC Leader Patrick Brown, who came to show his support for Kanapathi’s candidacy for the Markham-Thornhill provincial parliament seat.   Kanapathi, currently serving his third term as city councillor, is the current Budget Chair at the City of Markham, and a proponent of the zero per cent property tax increase.   He also zealously advocated to bring the new Aaniin Community Centre to South-East Markham – which will have...

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Refreshing treats in the sweltering heat at Applefest

What better way to kick off the Fall season than with a heat wave and local outdoor festival to match? Markham’s 33rd annual Applefest was the answer for anyone who didn’t fancy taking a long drive in the sweltering heat this past weekend. For those who did stay close to home, the city offered an array of activities, events, live entertainment and great food at the festival on the historic grounds of Markham Museum. Whether you went on a little train ride, munched on fresh apple fritters or checked out a Blacksmith demonstration, they were over 30 activities for...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Halloween in the Village

    October 29
  2. Markham at the Movies

    October 30
  3. Markham Little Theatre

    November 15 - November 18