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Police and Emergency Preparedness Week Open House

In celebration of Police and Emergency Preparedness Week, York Regional Police played host to a free open house at the Community Safety Village. Activities included police motorcycle demonstrations, meet and greets with members of the Canine and Emergency Response Units, a kid-sized fire truck, motorized car rides and arts and crafts.  A free barbecue was held for children aged 12 and under. Local fire services and equipment were also on hand to provide on-site demonstrations, including a live fire demo, a tornado-storm simulator and emergency preparedness activities.  Families were also able to practise a home escape. main photo:  Four year...

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Hundreds particpate in Mon Sheong Fun Run and Walk

The Mon Sheong Foundation held its annual Fun Run and Walk May 13 at the Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park. It’s a meaningful way to honour moms for their hard work and contributions – all while raising funds to benefit the elderly. More than 600 participants, including local celebrities and government officials, came together to take part in a five-kilometre run or walk as well as a wide range of family-friendly activities. The event kickoff included the Lion Dance, a traditional celebration for Chinese New Year and important events.  The ceremony symbolizes good luck while bringing health and wealth...

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Summitview Public School celebrating 100 years

Summitview Public School opened its doors to students 100 years ago, for the 1917-18 school year, after a fire, in March 1917 destroyed an earlier four-room brick building at the same site. Prior to that schoolhouse, an even earlier set of buildings existed, located closer to Tenth Line and east of the current site.  It was known as the Stouffville Public and Continuation School (1918), until a student vote changed the name in 1959. The classic red-brick school is located on the traditional territories of the Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe people, whose presence continues today. Over the years, both the inside and outside of...

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Unionville Exotic Car Show

More than 100 exotic super cars and vendors will line Main Street, Unionville on July 29 in support of Hand Over Hand (HOH) community organization. A deejay and live entertainment will keep the crowd hopping. HOH is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering a community where people with disabilities will feel safe, accepted and supported through peer networks. They also provide free programs in York Region for youth with developmental disabilities. One of the exotic cars on display will be a 2017 Ford GT. The exotic super car boasts a twin turbocharge 3.6-litre V6 engine, 647 HP, 550 TQ and...

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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. Seniors Advisory Committee Craft Show and Hobby Fair

    June 19