Author: juliewilliams

Markham Museum hosts 34th annual Applefest

Come feast on all things apple: tasty apple butter, freshly-made apple cider, apple pie, candy apple, caramel apple and apple fritters at the Markham Museum, Sept. 22-23.  The two-day event attracts more than 3,000 visitors per day, and for good reason. It’s a fun family tradition offering rides, games, exhibitions, food truck favourites, live entertainment and activities for all ages. Only during Applefest will the Little Train be available for rides. As well, the museum’s own cider mill will be open and functioning, to produce fresh apple cider for everyone to sample and purchase. The festival is returning for...

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Kindred Spirit Orchestra

Kindred Spirits Orchestra’s 2018 | 2019 concert line-up continues to foster new classical music audiences in the GTA. In addition to performances at Flato Markham Theatre, for a first time, the orchestra will offer concerts and special events at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. KSO Music Director Maestro Kristian Alexander has included Bruckner’s Fourth, Shostakovich’s Sixth, and Scriabin’s First symphonies, as well as a world premiere of Symphony No. 9 for soloists, choir and orchestra by the world-renowned Chinese composer Chan Wing-Wah featuring Hong Kong Oratorio Society and Vancouver Oratorio Society. Christina Petrowska-Quilico is back performing a recently discovered piano concerto by Canadian composer André Mathieu. As...

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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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