Author: Stephanie Liu

Recreational park and conservation area provides great family fun

After five years of construction and remodelling, Ontario Place has redeveloped their parking lot into a recreational park and conservation area. The local attraction closed down in 2012 after the number of incoming visitors decreased. However, this summer Ontario Place has re-opened their doors and welcomes visitors to 7.5 acres of green space. The new Ontario Place addition features Trillium Park and the William G. Davis Trail, named after Bill Davis, the former acting Premier when Ontario Place was first introduced to citizens. The trail extends past its 1.3 kilometre distance to connect to prior existing trails, such as...

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7 must-read classics for every book fanatic

Attention all bookworms: Grab your favourite book and immerse yourself in the story for Book Lovers Day! This annual celebration falls on Aug. 9 and commemorates readers with a passion for books. To celebrate Book Lover’s Day, we compiled a list of some of the most popular books: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Published in 1960, this award-winning novel explores themes of racial inequality and morality, to name a few. The story follows Scout Finch and her life growing up in Alabama, and how the environment she is living not only affects her and her siblings’ values...

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Markham Idol shows off young talent

On June 2, local youth sang their hearts out at the 11th annual Markham Idol singing competition. They would have made Simon Cowell proud. Young singers lit up the stage as they showcased their talents at the Rouge River Community Centre. This year, over 30 acts auditioned, but only seven performers from each age category were selected to compete in the final show. In addition to the singing competition, there were guest performances from the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Acoustic Music Club, and singers and dancers from the Unionville Youth Council (UYC).  The night, however, concluded with the naming of...

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Supporting mental health one step at a time

Raise awareness towards mental health and break the stigma around it at the Markham Mental Health Awareness Walk. The first annual walk will be taking place on July 8 at the Markham Civic Centre. Join the Youth and Parents Association of Markham as they team up with the City of Markham to discuss mental health and promote a positive well-being in the community. The Youth and Parents Association of Markham said they have found through child and parent communications and focus groups that mental health has become a stigmatic topic. The organization said that for these reasons, their goal...

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Stretch your Mind at the Markham Museum summer exhibits

Trying to think of something to do over the summer holiday? Discover new things and learn about our community at the Markham Museum summer exhibits. This summer, the Markham Museum will have exhibits and programs that will largely focus on agriculture and food in Canada. Through a program called Growing Innovation, visitors can analyze how food is developed in science and agriculture industries. Visitors will also discover unique ways to improve the growth of food. “Our exhibition program is based on trying to appeal to a broad market of family and community-based audiences with different interests. The temporary show...

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