Month: May 2016

Markham students win first prize in workplace health and safety contest

Markville Secondary School students won first prize and $2,000 each for their video on workplace mental health in an Ontario-wide contest held by the Ministry of Labour.   Students Raagavi Ramenthiran, Jaclyn Chiu, Jessica Gu and Morgan McKay (pictured in front row) were awarded with their prize by Michael Chan, MPP for Markham-Unionville at school before their peers and teachers, Wednesday May 25th. It was part of the Ministry of Labour’s “It’s Your Job” contest. Their video called Breakdown focused on how unsafe work conditions can have terrible ramifications on the mind. An additional $2,000 was awarded to Markville...

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Bayview DECA students shine at the DECA International Competition

In April, 56 Bayview Secondary School students competed at the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Nashville, Tennessee, among 18,000 students from across the world. At the conference, students were tasked with solving business case studies by applying core business knowledge. Some students were given these cases at the beginning of the DECA season in September where they had to write a 5, 11, or 30 page report; others prepared a solution on the spot and presented it to a judge in a 10-minute presentation. With only 6.6 per cent of all competitors advancing to ICDC, competition is...

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City Mosaic adventure explores diversity

With secret agents, cryptic clues and a race against the clock, City Mosaic 2016 is an adventure that would make even Indiana Jones himself jealous.   Markham community group Across U-Hub is gearing up for its 12th annual expedition — a one-day epic quest that challenges participants to collect clues from some of Toronto’s most noteworthy locales.   On May 28, teams of four will traverse the city’s best kept secrets using public transit – answering prompts, completing group challenges and testing their trivia skills along the way. The winner is determined by their number of correct answers and...

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Hodgepodge toy drive

The littlest things can bring a smile to a kid’s face Thousands of people have been uprooted from their homes due to the Fort McMurray fires and local residents want to help ease the pain. For many kids, a new toy will likely lighten up the devastation situation, even if for only a short time. One local resident wants to rally the community and send lots of toys to the kids in need. “I don’t do this everyday, but really felt the need in watching the news over the last two days to try and help in some way....

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  1. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018
  2. Geared for Growing exhibit

    March 7, 2018 - January 1, 2019
  3. From the Ground Up exhibit

    March 7, 2018 - January 1, 2019
  4. Community Innovation Hub

    April 29
  5. Seniors Advisory Committee Craft Show and Hobby Fair

    June 19