Author: Markham Review

Oasis Zoo Run

The Toronto Zoo opened its gates to animal lovers in 1974. Since then, the global extinction rate has soared from one species per year to more than 1,000 per year. Some of the species housed at the zoo no longer exist in the wild. As a result, Toronto Zoo now has a host of programs designed to save species from extinction. The Toronto Zoo is dedicated to the financial support of their efforts to conserve species diversity through conservation, education and research. With events like the Oasis ZooRun, 10-kilormetre, five-kilometre Walk and Cub Run, several conservation programs are funded....

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Sweet Home Union Villa

Since 1968, Unionville Home Society has been fundraising to directly impact the health and wellness, care and comfort of the residents at Union Villa Long-Term Care home. The Foundation’s signature fundraiser is the Union Villa Dinner Party and After Lounge at Angus Glen Golf Club. The evening event features live entertainment, a gourmet meal, open bar and live and silent auctions. This year’s theme, Sweet Home Union Villa, highlights the importance of providing a home-like environment that promotes quality of care and quality of life. Proceeds raised will fund experiences, programs and amenities not covered by the provincial government...

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Jessica Holmes to bring comedic performance to Markham fundraiser

Canadian comedian, author, actress and mental health advocate, Jessica Holmes, will take the stage at the CIBC Celebration of Hope hosted by the Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) Foundation. Now, in its 29th year, the luncheon will attract nearly 1,000 community members to the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites on Nov. 11 to celebrate, educate and bring awareness about cancer and the people it affects. Holmes will bring comedic entertainment to the event with an interactive mix of stand-up comedy, music and hysterical impressions. She has opened for Hollywood greats such Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey and is beloved for her role...

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Preparing patients for hip and knee replacement surgery

By Caitlin Moorcroft, Markham Stouffville Hospital communications and public affairs coordinator Helping patients prepare for their orthopaedic surgical journey can be a stressful experience. Patients are often scared and anxious, making it difficult for them to understand instructions from hospital staff on how to prepare for hip and knee replacement surgery to make sure they have support at home. Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is helping support patients pre-surgery, post-surgery and during recovery with the help of the orthopaedic patient navigator. “My job is to give our patients the best experience, support them and give them a constant point of...

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Piano teacher charged with sexual assault

A 79-year-old piano teacher faces charges following the sexual assault of a Richmond Hill student that took place more than a decade ago. Edward Luka of Markham was charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference after York Regional Police investigators spoke with a victim who came forward on Aug. 22 to report assaults that took place between 2005 and 2007. The victim was under 16 years of age during that time period and reports the teacher sexually assaulted her during the lessons, which took place in her home. The accused has been released...

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