Month: October 2016

MLT shares the benefits of Doubt

With Markham Little Theatre’s second play of the season opening this month, the company tackles a dramatic thriller that that explores the fine line between fact and ambiguity. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable examines how far one is willing to go in the name of Truth.   Sister Aloysius is the no-nonsense principal of St. Nicholas School in New York in 1964. She suspects a priest, Father Flynn, may have had an inappropriate relationship with one of her students. In the middle is the...

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Shanghai Nights come to Markham

The Shanghai Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China bring a night of mind boggling acrobatics and gravity defying dance to the stage at Flato Markham Theatre this month. With three shows in two days, including a Satuday matinee, the award-winning troupe promises pageantry, precision, beauty, balance, spins and, of course, spectacle.   The troupe of nearly 50 integrates traditional theatrical elements like mime, balance and dance into astonishing feats and seemingly impossible physical spectacles.   “The Shanghai Acrobats bring to Markham an incredible world class spectacle of Chinese traditional and contemporary acrobatic arts,” says Flato Markham Theatre General...

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Sexting and cyberbullying additional challenges for youth today

  For all of technology’s leaps and bounds, it has also created pain and strain for parents and children alike.   As more kids use apps and smartphones from younger and younger ages, York Regional Police has tried to close the tech gap between parents and their kids—and also instill in youngsters the importance of making good choices both online and offline.   Though the Values, Influence, Peers (VIP) program has been around for more than 30 years—putting police officers into classrooms to “demystify” policing and the law—programmers have had to add cybersafety to the growing list of challenges...

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My Son, Christopher, ALS awareness film

My Son, Christopher, is a film about a young man who lives with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. At only 11 minutes long, the film will help you understand ALS, fill you with hope and inspire you. ALS attacks the motor neurons of the brain and spinal cord. These neurons are responsible for voluntary muscle movements such as talking, walking, swallowing and breathing. ALS generally starts as a mild muscle weakness that progresses to paralysis and eventually, death. More simply, a person with ALS will experience loss of voluntary muscle use slowly, or quickly, until they are...

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Bob Hunter Memorial Park officially opens

Journalist. Conservationist. Rebel. Hero. Bob Hunter was all these things and more. Now a stunningly beautiful tract of land in Markham has been named in his honour. The Bob Hunter Memorial Park was officially opened on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the primary trailhead located at 7277 14th Avenue in Markham. In 2005, the Ontario Government announced it would create the Bob Hunter Memorial Park in the Rouge River watershed – named for the well-known activist, founding member of Greenpeace and popular television broadcaster. In 2010, the Regional Municipality of York gave $6 million to the Rouge Park Alliance and...

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    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018
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