Author: Ted Scaldwell

Markham-based Aviva Canada Partners With Tesla

With the consumer demand for sustainable transportation growing rapidly, Markham-based insurer Aviva Canada has announced a partnership with Tesla Motors for Canadian owners of the popular high-tech vehicle. Response to the InsureMyTesla initiative with Aviva was well-received. “The Aviva-Tesla partnership is great for the Tesla community”, said Wilf Steimle, president of the Electric Vehicle Society. “With the cost of EV ownership declining and interest increasing, insurance geared toward EV owners is a great thing. The partnership means Tesla owners will deal with an insurer who understands them and their car.” As they need to be licensed to sell insurance,...

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Chinese hockey team to take on the Markham Thunder

On Saturday, October 21, the Markham Thunder hockey team of the CWHL, newly relocated to Markham from Brampton, will engage in a historic battle against an elite women’s hockey team from China for the first time. The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) announced this year that it was expanding into China with two more teams, growing the league total to seven. Overseas, the two teams are Kunlun Red Star and the Vanke Rays.  In North America, the Thunder competes against the Boston Blades, the Calgary Inferno, Les Canadiennes de Montreal, and the Toronto Furies. The momentous encounter and home opener...

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Varley Art Gallery welcomes Canadian music legend Jim Cuddy

If you’re looking for a different fun night out in Markham, put Thursday, October 12 on your calendar. The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham will hold its gala dinner, with Canadian music legend Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo providing the entertainment. “It will be an exceptional celebration,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. The evening will celebrate the Varley Art Gallery’s 20th anniversary, Canada 150, and also commemorates the 100th anniversary of Tom Thomson’s passing.  The event will be a celebration of the Varley Art Gallery’s past and present, as well as offer a sneak preview of what the future...

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Markham Royals look beyond Division Title

Following their success this past year, the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Markham Royals have significant momentum going into the coming season, with exciting plans on and off the ice. The Royals were division champions in 2016-17 – the second year in a row for this achievement.  The team celebrated their second consecutive North Division title with a banner raising ceremony before the September 8 home opener against the Pickering Panthers. “We’re thrilled with our repeat performance this past season and know we can do even better,” said Royal’s coach Michael Galati.  “There’s always room for improvement.” Having an eye...

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Modern community centre opens this fall

Markham residents will soon be running, splashing, laughing and enjoying a beautiful new state-of-the art community centre, uniquely planned to incorporate a significant variety of activities for all ages. Designed by Perkins & Will and built by Bonfield Construction, the 122,000 square foot Aaniin Community Centre is located on over 8 acres on the north side of 14th Avenue just west of Markham Road.  The name Aaniin (pronounced Ah-knee), meaning hello / welcome in Ojibwe,  has significant meaning for the centre, which will be a welcome place for families to congregate and play, as well as a place for residents to...

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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