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Flato Markham Theatre redefining Canadian diversity

In harmony, movements, words and spectacles, the upcoming season at Flato Markham Theatre promises to inspire and entertain. This year, the theatre is redefining Canadian diversity. The upcoming season includes performances from Canadian talent, such as legend Gino Vannelli, opera superstar Ben Heppner performing with the Toronto Mass Choir, Juno award-winning artist Serena Ryder and Toronto hip-hop icon Kardinal Offishall. Celebrated Canadian band Lighthouse will also be performing on their 50th-anniversary tour. Some of the world’s best magicians: Jason Bishop, Ted and Marion Outerbridge and Spidey, presenting his show Make Believe, will present mind-blowing mental demonstrations and exclusive grand...

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McDonald’s McHappy Day partners with MSH

Local McDonald’s restaurants have once again partnered with Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) to raise funds to bring much-needed services for patients in Markham and Stouffville closer to home as well as supporting Ronald McDonald House Toronto. May 2 was the 25th McHappy Day – a McDonald’s Canada’s national fundraising event. As part of this one-day fundraising initiative, more than 1,400 McDonald’s restaurants across the country raise money to support local children’s charities such as Ronald McDonald House and local organizations like MSH. Since McHappy Day started in 1977, more than $66 million has been raised to help Canadian children....

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Unionville Charity Golf Classic returns

It’s time to grab your golf clubs and swing for a good cause. The Unionville Charity Golf Classic, in support of Union Villa, returns to Angus Glen Golf Club on June 21. Since the tournament’s inception in 2015, more than $200,000 has been raised to enhance the residents’ surroundings and support the renewal of equipment that directly impacts their care and comfort. Last year’s event surpassed all expectations with proceeds designated to safety and security enhancements in resident home areas. This year, co-chairs Danny Fantini and Larry Mariani, along with a committee of local volunteers, are looking to raise...

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Festival of Colours gala supports cardiac care at Markham Stouffville Hospital

Colourful Indian attire and saris filled the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites as 500 guests came together to help transform cardiac care at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH). The Festival of Colours was presented by RBC, in partnership with leaders of the South Asian community. Dr. Ajai Pasricha, MSH general internist, helped kick off the fundraising with a live equipment appeal that raised more than $150,000 in support of the purchase of a new echocardiography system. The new system completes advanced cardiac ultrasounds at the patient’s bedside and provides stunning visualization and analysis of cardiac function for the most confident and timely...

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Ontario increases cancer coverage for firefighters in York Region

Ontario is making it easier for firefighters in Oak Ridges-Markham and across the province to get the help and care they need by extending the presumption for entitlement to benefits for cervical, ovarian and penile cancers. By adding the three cancers to the list presumed to be related to their work, firefighters and fire investigators will have greater access to healthcare and compensation. With the expanded presumption, once a firefighter is diagnosed with cervical, ovarian or penile cancer, the claims process for Workplace Safety and Insurance Board benefits will be expedited, and firefighters will not be required to prove...

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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