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Award-winning rock trio take the stage at Markham’s Night It Up!

Festival season is now in full swing with southwestern Ontario’s annual offering of ribfests, beerfests and foodfests galore occupying the most of the waking hours of our weekend schedules. But what about those summer nights? Returning for its 17th year and appealing to the GTA’s evening owls, Markham’s Night It Up! falls into a category all its own, being modelled in the vein of night markets from Taiwan, Hong Kong and across Asia. Featuring a mosaic of delicious Asian street foods complemented by light shows, sporting activities, art installations, cinema, and a variety of talent showcases, featuring both rookies and...

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Markham to host 31st World Hakka Conference

The City of Markham and the Hakka Canadian Association recently announced a successful bid to host the 31st World Hakka Conference in October 2021. “This marks a first in Canada and the first time in 30 years this prestigious conference has been held in North America,” says Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “Hosting this global conference will bring significant social, cultural and economic benefit to our city and our region, reinforcing our position as a global community and further strengthening our ties as global citizens.” On Sept. 11, last year, Markham Council voted to support the Hakka Canadian Association in the bidding for hosting...

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Hello, welcome to the Aaniin Community Centre and Library

The new Aaniin Community Centre and Library, in Markham, was designed with the city’s diverse community in mind. The community centre invites diverse people of all backgrounds to collaborate, share knowledge and celebrate Indigenous tradition and values, including the seven grandfather teachings of respect, love, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility and truth. Aaniin [ah-nee] means ‘hello’ or ‘welcome’ in Ojibway. “This represents our commitment to truth and reconciliation,” says Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “This also represents our partnership with Eabametoong First Nation, a collaboration between our two communities that creates an opportunity to learn from one another. By saying hello or welcome,...

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Sounds of Summer is in full swing

Every Saturday night, the Sounds of Summer music series comes alive at downtown Markham from July 21 through to Sept. 1. Grab your friends and get ready to indulge, savour, and dance.  The series features three streams of free, live-music programming: Music Hot Spots at 9 (nine) restaurants, an eclectic mix of live artists from DJs to bands; DJ Night@ the Carousel from 8 p.m. till midnight on Aug. 25, an open-air dance floor with DJ Deltoro and T. Dot Bangerz hip-hop brass band; and the DTM Music Festival running Aug. 4, 11, 25 and Sept. 1, featuring a...

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York Police partner with Wounded Warriors Canada

York Regional Police announced it has established a formal partnership with Wounded Warriors Canada, adding an additional layer of mental health support and resources for police service members and their families. On July 13, Chief Eric Jolliffe and Deputy Chief Tom Carrique presented Wounded Warriors Canada $10,000 in support of the organization. The funds were donated by the York Region Police Services Board, Ride 4 Styles and several internal York police initiatives. Wounded Warriors Canada offers a wide range of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) programs for veterans and first responders. Their national program is focused not only on the...

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