Month: May 2017

Tristar Shines at Nationals

The accolades keep pouring for the team at TriStar gymnastics, who just returned from the 2017 National Championships in Montreal. Two of the clubs athletes represented Ontario at the eight day tournament taking place May 23-29. Level 10 gymnast, Alana Ricketts competed in the age 13-15 category at her first ever nationals almost making it to the top 20 heap after entering the finals. Morgan Tong, also a level 10 athlete, competed in age 16+ category at what was also her first nationals earned third place. She scored an impressive 37.215 all around after placing 1st on vault, 16th...

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Eight-year-old recognized by mayor

Jericho Rodriguez, 8, of Markham, received a certificate from Mayor Frank Scarpitti to recognize his involvement with The War Amps and for educating the public about life as an amputee. Rodriguez, a double leg amputee, was recently featured in a War Amps public service announcement (PSA) which won the Award of Excellence at the International Communicator Film Festival (Kentucky). The PSA shows how he demonstrates a positive attitude and can do everything that everyone else can do, with the help of artificial limbs. View the video at Rodriguez is one of the many people with a disability who is...

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MP Philpott Plants a Tree for Canada 150

Jane Philpott, MP Markham-Stouffville, got her hands dirty and her feet wet at a ceremonial maple tree-planting and bench ribbon-cutting event this past weekend. The Proudly Canadian event was hosted by residents of Ballantrae Golf & Country Club Recreation Centre in honour of Canada 150. Philpott did not shy away from the festivities and shortly after delivering an address to attendees, dove into the activities. Also in attendance were Justin Altmann, Mayor of Stouffville and Maurice Smith, Ward 2 Councillor. Both the maple tree and bench will have inscription plaques that serve as lasting reminders of the occasion. The event also...

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Grab your bike for Bike Month

Coinciding with the warm spring weather is Bike Month happening across York Region. Bike Month starts on May 29 and continues until June 30 with many rides and events happening across the region. Events include Bike to Work Day and Bike to School week starting on May 29. Bike to School Week event expands on the success of Bike Month and on inspiring initiatives among local schools and community partners. It was first celebrated in 2015 in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Last year saw 301 schools registered and more than 21,000 students participated. Another important ride event...

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Varley art social

A place of art in the community that speaks of peace and harmony, the seeds of the Varley Art Gallery was sown 20 years ago by local, national, and international artists. Since the gallery’s opening, it has offer group tours, school programs, studio courses and workshops, courses and lectures, and family activities. Gallery Director Niamh O’Laoghaire said the art gallery is a place of respect. “Not only do we showcase great work but we are a place that respects everyone’s culture,” O’Laoghaire said. “ Mayor Frank Scarpitti said the Varley Art Gallery is a place that amazes visitors with...

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Calendar of Events

  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