Author: Dave Anderson

Cyclists to hit the pavement in honour of cancer victim

On July 4, 2002, Karen Tobias died after a five-year struggle with breast cancer—but not before leaving a legacy. The Ride for Karen, started in 2002, is a yearly cycling event that is held as a tribute to the life and legacy of Tobias and to raise money for charities that help people living with cancer and those who care for them. In the last fifteen years, the Ride for Karen has raised over $2,4 million which was used to help build and furnish new cancer care facilities, provide much-needed resources for cancer support centres and send kids with cancer...

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Wield an axe without scaring anyone

Get out of the hot, stifling office, and get out some frustrations with a toss of an axe. “Practice really makes perfect in axe throwing,” says axe enthusiast and owner of Maxemus Axe Throwing, Matthew Moore. His company is Markham’s premier axe throwing facility. It indulges in competition, while satisfying the natural warrior spirit. Fully trained “warrior” coaches including Moore lead a two-hour battle against family, friends, and co-workers. “The atmosphere and competitions will immerse participants into a warrior character, while having fun in a safe environment,” said Moore. The purpose is to have people drop their phones, the stresses in their...

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Pup business sees paw-sitive growth

Over the past 20 years, Dogeden has provided a dog day care for hundreds of canines. That’s a lot of tail wagging, compared to its humble beginnings. Started by animal lover Jennifer Brunke, Dogeden opened its doors in a Stouffville farm house and has since then turned it into a successful pet care establishment located in Markham on Bullock Dr. “Busting at the seams in the Stouffville farmhouse, I moved into a retail space in a plaza on Highway 7, which was 400 square feet. But the location turned out to be too small, so I relocated to my current...

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Markham Stouffville Hospital celebrates second annual diversity fair

Markham Stouffville Hospital staff celebrated Markham and Stouffville’s diverse culture with the Second Annual Diversity Fair in May at the hospital. The Diversity Fair represents the growth of the Markham and Stouffville communities and is the cornerstone of Markham Stouffville Hospital’s inspiration to deliver high-quality programs, services and care in a manner that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. This year’s theme was Cultures United: Song and Dance. Attendees participated in an opening ritual honouring First Nations Land, Bollywood dancing and engaged with organizations in the community to break down barriers. Staff also wore cultural-specific outfits. This is part of...

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Budget offers promise to help the middle class

Member of Parliament for Markham-Thornhill Mary Ng collaborated with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, to engage local businesses in a roundtable discussion on Budget 2017 investments in Markham. Budget 2017 is the next step in the Government’s ambitious plan to make smart investments that will create jobs, grow the economy, and provide more opportunities for the middle class and those working hard to join it in Markham. Ng said budget 2017 is the continuity of 2016 that they are continuing the good work they have done. “The people of Markham and Thornhill will benefit...

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    March 7, 2018 - January 1, 2019
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