Author: Stephanie Liu

Markham Earth Day celebrates 10th anniversary

Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint and achieve a more sustainable community at the annual Markham Earth Day event. Markham Earth Day celebrates the significance of environmental sustainability with educational and interactive activities for participants of all ages on April 21 at the downtown VIP Cineplex building. Last year, more than 500 people attended the event and, given this year is the 10th anniversary, a larger turnout is expected. “This event brings together the best,” said Karl Lyew, Markham environmental advisory committee chair. “Come test drive an electric vehicle and find out about the latest technologies, what students...

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All lights out at Markham Earth Hour event

Commemorate environmental sustainability at the Markham Celebrates Earth Hour event. On March 24, join Councillor Colin Campbell at the Cornell Community Centre for the fifth annual event. With activities and entertainment for the entire family, the theme of the night will be explore different ways residents can make the community a more environmentally-friendly place. Back for another year is the sustainability fair, a showcase of projects created with eco-friendly materials. Up to 20 exhibits will be on display, all created by local Grades 6-8 students. The sustainability fair won’t be the only green activity at the event. There will...

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Budget 2018 creates travel solution for no-fly-list kids

The recent release of the federal budget promises no-fly-list kids a multi-million-dollar investment, resolving the false flagging of children at airports. No Fly List Kids is a group of children who have been incorrectly flagged in airline systems due to having similar names as individuals that pose potential threats to the community. Innocent children have had to go through extensive screening and security procedures in order to fly with their families, with some even having their passports confiscated for hours. Children as young as a few weeks old have been falsely flagged and, according to a sampling conducted by...

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Nine-year-old Markham amputee unveils War Amps commemorative envelope

Early in February, nine-year-old Jericho Rodriguez introduced a new Canada Post envelope to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The War Amps. Jericho, alongside Second World War amputee veterans, War Amps association, War Amps Child Amputee Program and Canada Post representatives, debuted the envelope at the War Amps’ Key Tag Service in Scarborough. The new envelope reflects the impact amputee veterans have made in Canadian history and the organization. Jericho’s mother, Joy, said the War Amps has “given us so much” when looking back on the support they’ve received. “Without the War Amps, I don’t know where we would be...

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Celebrate Chinese New Year in Markham with local festivities

Chinese New Year, also referred to as Lunar New Year, is an annual tradition that marks the first day of the new year in the Chinese calendar. This year, Chinese New Year is on Feb. 16. The why the celebration doesn’t fall on Jan. 1 is because the Chinese calendar is based around the moon. That means that the day that Chinese New Year is celebrated changes every year because it will always fall on the day of the new moon, which occurs after the winter solstice. This year is the year of the dog, one of the 12...

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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. Community Innovation Hub

    April 29
  5. Seniors Advisory Committee Craft Show and Hobby Fair

    June 19