As we leave Halloween behind, Remembrance Day is ahead and Markham Arts Council is helping us to show the world what it means to us individually. We think this is a wonderful idea and it tops the list of your events this week. Look out in our social media for a list of Remembrance Day services coming later in the week. There are lots of other events going on that may interest you, from forest walks to food festivals. We hope you enjoy your week!
Remembrance Day Art Contest hosted by Markham Arts Council – deadline 11th November
What does Remembrance Day mean to you? As we near the commemoration of this pivotal event in Canadian history, it’s important to pay our respects to those who have and continue to risk their lives for our freedoms. Markham Arts Council will be hosting this Remembrance Day art contest.
For more details click here. Price: FREE
Festival of Trees – Nov 6th 10am-4pm
Join the Abilities Centre in Whitby for a festive tree experience & holiday activities. Shop local businesses, play holiday games and activities, appearances by Santa, Mrs. Clause and more! Let’s get festive while supporting Abilities Centre Charity! Mask wearing and physical distancing will be in full effect. Bring your holiday spirit!
For more details click here. Price from $5.89
Guided Forest Therapy – Nov 7th – 1pm-4pm
There are now 40 + years of research demonstrating the connection between mindful time spent in nature and stress reduction, increased attention span, better immune system function, and, simply put, happiness!
Join the TRCA and get outside in a mindful way during this professionally guided Forest Therapy walk at the Claremont Nature Centre. We will go slowly through the forest, engaging our senses and taking part in invitations to interact with the space. We will have room to share our experiences with each other and connect with nature (and ourselves!) before ending the walk with a tea ceremony.
For more details click here. Price: $39.99.
Backyard Birds Through The Seasons online event – 6th Nov – 10am
Learn about common nesting, wintering, and migratory birds in the GTA. Plus, learn how to attract, feed and observe them throughout the seasons, from the snowy depths of winter to the height of summer bloom!
For more details click here. Price: FREE
Canadian Online Jazz Festival – Nov 7th – 14th
The Canadian Online Jazz Festival is back for its second edition this November featuring festivals from across Canada.
Canadian Online Jazz Festival is a virtual event highlighting the strength of musicians from each jazz festival market in Canada, featuring artists in a digital format for local, national, and international audiences. With two festival presentations each evening, the Canadian Online Jazz Festival (CoJazz) will exhibit the full breadth and depth of Canada’s unique jazz tapestry.
For more information click here. Price: FREE
Poutine Festival – Nov 6th-7th – 12pm – 8pm
Toronto’s Poutine Festival by Street Eats Market will be taking place outdoors at Scarborough Town Centre and admission is free! Food trucks compete serving tasty poutine, all in one spot.
For more details click here. Price: Cost of food
Happy Jack’s Motel – Nov 5th & 6th – 7.30pm
Summer 1989. Along a lonely stretch of highway, eight people will turn Happy Jack’s Motel into a dingy battleground offering each of them one last shot at escaping their dark fates. This show contains mature themes and violence.
At Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment – 19 on the Park – 19 Civic Avenue
For more details click here. Price: $25
Heads Up For:
An Evening with The Group of Seven – Nov 13th – 7pm
Experience an intimate evening at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre in celebration of the centenary of the Group of Seven’s first exhibition. Enjoy a historically inspired three-course meal and an engaging talk by Jim and Sue Waddington, as they follow in the footsteps of the Group of Seven in search of the locations the legendary artists painted. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited due to Covid-19 regulations.
For more details click here. Price: $60