This week we bring in the New Year with mostly online events and some outdoor ones to keep everyone safe. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year and a happy healthy 2022!
Richmond Hill First Night – 31st Dec – 8pm
Join in for a virtual one-hour show hosted by multi award-winning Canadian filmmaker and Richmond Hill resident, Sean Cisterna. The evening features a curated list of popular holiday and winter show tunes performed by Electric Moon Theatre Company; a dynamic LED performance with Dr. Draw and the Spin Starlets; an exclusive interview with TikTok star and social media influencer Alessya Farrugia; and a finale performance by NOA, one of Pop’s and R&B’s rising talents. There will also be a celebration of our newest Community Recognition Certificate recipients!
For more details click here. Price: FREE
City of Toronto New Years Eve – 31st Dec – 10.30pm onwards
If you want to join in with the city of Toronto’s celebrations, the city is broadcasting a live stream here, with a great lineup of music performances and hosted by Devo Brown. Then at midnight, an impressive high altitude fireworks display will launch simultaneously across Toronto’s waterfront from Etobicoke to Scarborough.
Global Investment Challenge Jan 3rd-Feb 11th
Explorer Hop is a Global Education Hub with a passion to equip kids with Financial Literacy & Entrepreneurial skills which will set their lives up for success. They have been featured on BBC, Global News, CTV and more.
How does the challenge work?
- The challenge runs from Jan 3rd to Feb 11th (6 weeks)
- Everyone will get a virtual portfolio of $30,000 (no real cash)
- You can invest in stocks, Mutual Funds, Fixed Income on our virtual trading platform
- You need to trade at least 1 time a week.
- At the end of this period, the person with the highest portfolio value wins a $500 Amazon gift card.
- You need to between the age of 11 and 17 years
- Participants can be from anywhere in the world
- Open to beginners and pros
For more details click here. Price: $35
Markham Museum Outdoor Winter Fun – ongoing
Markham Museum’s grounds are open for various activities this winter. Explore the 25-acre historic property! Pre-booking is required.
Three fun family-friendly activities are available. Do one or do them all, it’s up to you!
Embark on a touchless geocaching adventure that will take you across our museum grounds, testing your nature knowledge as you solve the puzzle of the secret code word.
Don’t let the snow get you down this winter! We offer free snowshoe rental (with price of admission) for use on our site whenever there is at least 15 cm of snowfall.
Take in the sights of the Markham Museum’s beautiful 25-acre property. Unlock the stories behind the historic structures by scanning a QR code using your mobile phone.
For more details and booking click here. Price: $5
Varley Art Gallery of Markham – ongoing
Visit this great museum located in Unionville! You can pre-book your visit in advance to guarantee your spot. Bookings can be made up to one hour in advance. Space is limited to 15 people for each time slot to ensure physical distancing can be maintained. Groups are limited to a maximum of 4 people. Walk-ins will be accommodated if capacity allows. When you visit, you’ll notice they’ve made some changes to ensure a safe experience for all visitors – but you can expect to see the same friendly faces and quality customer service from the Varley Art Gallery staff.
For more details and booking click here. Price: FREE
Virtual Hatha Yoga Together Mondays – 6.30pm
Hatha Yoga involves breath, body, and mind. Free virtual classes are held Mondays at 6:30pm & are usually 90 minutes of breathing, yoga poses & meditation via Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join via Zoom.
For more details click here. Price: FREE
Heads Up for:
The Ovation Winter Showcase – Flato Markham Theatre – 16th January – 2.30pm
The Ovation! Winter Showcase is a multi-media variety show celebrating Ovation’s! students in performance from all disciplines – acting, singing, dancing, comedy, and musical theatre. Two acts, with one intermission. The performance includes material from musicals like “SOMETHING ROTTEN”, “AMELIE”, “WAITRESS”, “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”, and “THE GREATEST SHOWMAN”. And featured music, acting and dance performances include pieces from celebrated artists like Colbie Caillat, Galantis, Johnny Orlando, and Katy Perry!
For more details click here. Price: From $27.02