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For Markham athletes who made their competitive debuts at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, their participation represented a big part of the learning curve in their quest to some day reach the medal podium. While no medals were attained, their baptism on the world stage set the stage for what is hoped to be far greater success when the 2016 Olympics take place in Brazil. In the men’s 100 metres, Justyn Warner, 24, tied his personal best time of 10.09 seconds. However, for the Canadian men’s 100m champion, it wasn’t good enough to enable him to advance to the final after finishing fifth in his semifinal race Sunday. Warner, who attended Middlefield Collegiate and Birchmount Park during his high school days, felt his start proved to be his downfall. “It was crazy. I didn’t get a good start and tried to fight my way through it,” he said in a media release issued by the Canadian Olympic Committee. Entering the race, Warner predicted he would require a time of under 10 seconds to reach the final, which was ultimately won by Usain Bolt of Jamaica in a record time of 9.63 seconds. “I’m trying not to beat myself up too much about it — two personal bests at the See WARNER, page 12.

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GTA Centre plan unveiled in Markham BY MICHAEL HAYAKAWA

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Charcoal versus propane. When it comes to grilling, you have to bring the heat. And that’s where the battle between barbecue aficionados begins. “In the competitive barbecue community, gas is cheating,” Big Grill Catering owner Kevin Finch said bluntly as he stoked a pile of coal briquettes flamed by aromatic apple wood chunks. “Convenience is what people are accustomed to, it’s what sells and unless you really like to cook,

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Construction of Ray Street Park is only the first step in addressing South Unionville’s park deficiency, say residents. Construction of the park is set to start in the coming weeks and will include plenty of trees, playground area, mini skate park, outdoor exercise area, grass lawns, basketball court and a meadow all connected by pathways lined with trees. But this has been a struggle for local residents dating back several years. Many residents feel South Unionville is lacking in park space, especially considering the number of growing developments and future population, founder and president of the South Unionville Resident Forum, Tom Han said. And the worry comes when there are so many developers in the area and then designated park land ends up in the wrong hands, Mr. Han said. “Ray Street Park is already defined as a park,” he said. “We’re not worried about that. That is 10-per-cent certain. We’re worried these lands will become private.” The resident forum is petitioning the City of Markham to not allow rezoning to accommodate

future developments and instead allocate lands for park space. “Everyone knows why parks are important,” Mr. Han said. “Firsttime homeowners move in and find out their kids have nowhere to play.” Currently in the South Unionville area, there are several mico parks, a soccer field and a spray water pad. Mr. Han counted about 90 soccer fields within the city with an average of about 3,000 users per field. In South Unionville, that number jumps to about 9,000 for the one field, he said. But Ward 3 Councillor Don Hamilton assures local residents the city is trying to lessen the park deficiency gap. “Right now, these residents don’t have what they should have,” he said. “There is a park deficiency, but there will be enough park space once it is all allocated.” The city accelerated the Ray Street Park process, knowing it is important to the community, Mr. Hamilton added. “There are a lot of newcomers and new families in this area,” he said. “They don’t have cottages or go on expensive vacations. But they want somewhere to go kick around a ball or go for a picnic in their neighbourhood. They don’t ask for

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Hope grows for autism help

For parents of autistic children in York Region, there are many reasons to take heart and not fear for the future. Against the frustrating backdrop of long waitlists for government-funded therapies with desperate families waiting for two or four years for help for their autistic child — some going bankrupt to fund services privately — there are glimmers of hope. Markham’s South Asian Autism Awareness Centre recently celebrated $90,000 in Trillium funding, allowing it to expand programing to more York Region families. Money promised last fall is now bearing fruit. Free language, speech and art therapy can be provided to often non-verbal autistic youth, as well as education and awareness sessions for parents, expanding the centre’s service to 30 additional families in York. By September, 100 families in York and Toronto will see help from the South Asian autism organization (saaac.org). Yes, that’s a drop in the bucket, when some 1,500 Ontario children and their frustrated families wait for therapy to boost simple skills such as toilet training for young children and day-to-day school skills for older ones. But for those families, help is a godsend. In Richmond Hill, help is also com-

ing in the form of a new Breakthrough Autism Academy, a centre opening in September on Sixteenth Avenue offering programs for children with autism. The centre will offer 15 to 40 hours a week of specialized programming for autistic children, helping with reading, math skills and socializing. While the programs aren’t free, they will provide more options for parents of autistic children and there is assistance for low-income families (breakthroughautism.ca). As one autistic Richmond Hill boy has proven, when parents and caregivers tap into technology to help boost development, the sky is the limit. When Jordan Hilkowitz was 5, he was non verbal and prone to physical outbursts. With the encouragement of a remarkable babysitter who helped him demonstrate scientific abilities and showcase them on YouTube, he’s become Doctor Mad Science. Now 10, he’s a verbal, engaging young scientist who is inspiring a whole generation of autistic children and their thrilled parents (http://www.yorkregion.com/ news/article/1398588--lab-inspiresautistic-richmond-hill-boy). Social media and technology represent new hope to non-verbal children and therapists who want to help them.

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love how the Olympics remind us of how proud we are to be Canadian and how much we have in common. Our hearts burst with collective pride when York Region’s own Rosie MacLennan stepped up on to the top podium to lay claim to our nation’s first gold medal of the London Games. Fists pumped in unison when Olympic bronze medallist Derek Drouin claimed the title as our nation’s first high jump medallist since 1976. I literally heard the shared jubilation as shouts echoed from homes across my neighbourhood every time our women’s soccer team took the lead in the neck-in-neck game against the United States team Monday. Then there was the crushing silence when they lost their bid for gold in a heart-breaking overtime loss. And we all bent our heads, first in consolation for dreams dashed, then lifted them high in admiration for Paula Findlay, who finished last in the women’s triathlon, battling the excruciating pain of a hip injury to

Debora Kelly cross the finish line. In typical Canadian fashion, her first words in the face of her own agonizing disappointment were an apology: “I just want to apologize. I’m really sorry to everybody, to Canada.” But in Canada, she is no less a hero than our athletes who have achieved the incredible feat of winning a medal that ranks them among the best athletes in the world. She may even be more of an Olympic hero to some. In Canada, where our heritage is steeped in the hewing of wood and

drawing of water, where the winters are long, cold and hard — I think so, anyway — and the coffee is from Tim Hortons, it’s all about grit and hard-scrabble determination; about giving your all. It’s about greatness, not only in achieving but in spirit; in believing in a dream, then striving to make it a reality no matter the odds. Those distracted by bright, shiny medals might say our Canadian Olympic spirit that values the competition — the act of trying your very best — more than the medals is simply sour grapes or a consolation prize for losers. But most of us know medals are not what make a country great. (The exception being Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois, who reacted to the fact the first four of Canada’s medals were won by athletes from Quebec by pointing out an independent Quebec would shine on a world stage.) Sadly, there are those who think our international reputation — if not their own armchair podium validation — rests on our medal count. They like to write letters to the editors and post anonymous com-

ments on websites every four years, when they jump on the opportunity to criticize our country because we don’t take our six-year-olds away from their families and banish them to gruelling athletic training camps until they are teenagers. In Canada, bless our athletes’ hearts, it takes real sacrifice and true grit — and the support of generous family and sponsors — to even come close to following an Olympic dream. In China, only gold medals are celebrated, which is sad. It’s one of the things during these Olympic Games — two and three being Rosie MacLennan and Paula Findlay — that has made me feel proud to be a Canadian. Although I don’t need the Olympics to make me a proud Canadian. While winning medals is a phenomenal achievement we celebrate — and, yes, lots of medals makes the party even better — most of us are comfortable enough with who we are as a nation to simply enjoy the Olympics for their true spirit of competition and display of unparalleled athleticism. (Wow, Michael Phelps.) Go, Canada, go — keep giving it your all.


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Investigators appear to be putting a dent in a major staged crash operation. The Insurance Bureau of Canada launched an investigation a year ago into nine staged collisions in the region. Following the collisions, fraudulent insurance claims worth about $500,000 were filed, police said. In March, major fraud unit investigators launched Project Sideswipe to arrest and charge the estimated 66 suspects involved in the nine collisions. As of this month, police have made 46 arrests and laid 142 charges, including conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, fraud under $5,000, fraud over $5,000 and obstruct police. More details about the investigation are to be announced during a news conference in Aurora today.

Police deliver baby Three York Regional Police officers got more than they bargained for when they answered a distress call in Markham Friday. Consts. Graham Leibold, Matthew D’Sousa and Matthew Negrazia were called to a basement apartment on Coppard Avenue in the McCowan Road and Denison Street area and found a pregnant woman lying on the floor with her mother by her side. The officers realized the woman was in labour. Consts. Leibold and Negrazia supported the woman while Const. D’Sousa helped deliver the baby before paramedics arrived on the scene. The woman and her baby were taken to hospital and have returned home since.

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Warner brothers still have shot at medals in relay race From page 1.

Olympic Games. I knew I had to get under 10 seconds to move on to the finals.” Warner though, will still have a chance to reach the medal podium as he’s part of Canada’s men’s 4 x

100m relay team, that includes his younger brother Ian. The first round of heats is scheduled for tomorrow. In the women’s 400m hurdles, Sarah Wells qualified for the semifinals after finishing fourth in her heat Sunday with a time of 56.47. However, in Monday’s semifinal, the 22-year-old Unionville

High School graduate finished eighth with a time of 56.71 and was eliminated. Despite not advancing, Wells was thankful just to be a part of the Olympic experience and remained optimistic bigger and better things are in store for her down the road. “Thanks to everyone for all the support and messages. I thought I

was a lucky girl before, but now I feel like the luckiest,” she said on her Twitter page. “So my Olympic competition has ended. The time could be better, but I learned a lot and am ready for big things next year.” Making his debut in the 200m, Tremaine Harris finished fifth in his heat with a time of 20.70 Tuesday. The former Bur Oak Secondary School and Markham District High School student, who was one of five late additions by Athletics Canada to the Olympic team, failed to advance to the semifinals as the top three in each of the heats qualified. Like Wells, though, Harris remained optimistic about the future for the Canadian track team. “I truly believe our potential 2016 team has the talent to be Canada’s greatest Olympic team of all time,” he said on his Twitter page. Phylicia George also established a personal best in the women’s 100m hurdles after being clocked in 12.65 seconds in Tuesday’s final. However, it only netted her a sixth-place finish in a race won by Sally Pearson of Australia in an Olympic record-setting time of 12.35 seconds. The 24-year-old Markham native, who attended Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy, finished second in her heat Monday and advanced to Tuesday’s semifinal where she finished third in the third heat, clocking 12.65. With the top two finishers in each of the three heats earning automatic entry into the final, George had to await her fate to see if her time was fast enough to give her one of two added berths in the final. Turned out it did. As for her race in the finals, George felt a bad start hurt her chances. “Stumble at the beginning of the race. But I worked my butt off to stay in the race,” she said on her Twitter account.

Despite her placing, George is optimistic about the future. “My first Olympics and a sixthplace finish with a personal best. Blessed. The competitor in me is never satisfied, but I feel so blessed. I have so much more in me. This is just the beginning. Great things to come,” she wrote. On the badminton court, Michelle Li had an opportunity to bring home the bronze medal along with her women’s doubles’ partner Alexandra Bruce of Toronto when the Canadian pair were given a reprieve after four teams favoured to medal were disqualified for match fixing. Facing a Russian tandem of Valeria Sorokina and Nina Vislova for the bronze, Li, 21, and Bruce, 22, fell 21-10, 21-9 and settled for a fourth-place finish. In earlier group play, Li and Bruce fell to the Russian pair 21-8, 21-10. With Li and Bruce reaching the medal round, it marked the first time a Canadian women’s team had advanced that far. “This whole tournament has been a roller coaster for me,” acknowledged Li, who attended Richmond Hill High School and trains at Lee’s Badminton Academy in Markham. “We had really hard draws and lost our games which was a low, but then we had an opportunity again and we took advantage of it so that was such a high. We fought for every point but just didn’t have it today.” Li and Bruce will now go their separate ways to further their studies. Li will be going to the University of Toronto and Bruce to the University of Western Ontario. As Canada’s top-ranked women’s player and the gold medallist at the 2011 Pan American Games, Li also competed in the women’s individual competition and was eliminated in her first-round match. Currently ranked as the 22nd best player in the world, Li is expected to continue her pursuit in singles’ play.

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COMMUNITY: Honouring Queen, Maritimes Get busy with Markham Fair entries Have you got a prize-winning sunflower, goat, jam recipe, craft or painting? Yes? Then the Markham Fair definitely wants to hear from you. There are separate categories for people 18 or under who enjoy making all kinds of crafts, creating art or baking, as well as for seniors, school children and people with special needs. Now is the time to paint that painting, make a crown for the queen, take that photograph, help the vegetables or grains along or perfect recipes to bring to the fair, which runs from Sept. 27 to 30. Although those dates may seem far off, your entry forms

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Enjoy full season of Kindred Spirits concerts Tickets for the Kindred Spirits Orchestra’s 2012-2013 season are now on sale. All shows are at Flato Markham Theatre, conducted by Maestro Kristian Alexander and hosted by celebrity Alexa Petrenko from the National Classical 96.3 FM. Enjoy pre-concert talks, intermission discussions and post-concert complimentary champagne. Subscribe to the classical music series by Aug. 18 and you have the chance to win a $150 cash prize.

BRAHMS’ MIGHTY FOURTH Oct. 27 opening night fundraising gala starts at 6 p.m. with Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti as keynote speaker. Book tickets for the concert only ($28) or enjoy dinner, raffles, backstage tour and silent auction for $150 per person, which also includes concert admission and membership in the KSO Friends club. At 8 p.m. immerse yourself into Wagner’s Prelude to The Master Singers from Nuremberg, Mendelssohn’s violin concerto with Joelle Kee and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4.

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Aug. 12 MP John McCallum and MPP Michael Chan Barbecue This event will run from noon to 3 p.m. The barbecue includes games for children. This is an opportunity to meet your community and

Aug. 15 Movies at the Bandstand

Check out these Wednesday outdoor movies which start at 8:30 p.m. in the park behind Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand. Admission is free. Presented by the Unionville BIA and Markham at the Movies. On Aug. 15, you can see The Adventures of Tintin. On Aug. 29, watch Hugo. Bring your lawn chair. For more information, go to www.unionvilleinfo. com or call 905-477-0117.

Aug. 18 Yee Hong Markham Centre Open House Everyone is invited to the Yee Hong Markham Centre open house to experience the interactive and fun-filled daily lives of Yee Hong’s seniors. You can take home information on physical health and abuse prevention for your seniors. The open house runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Yee Hong Ho Lai Oi Wan Centre in Markham, 2780 Bur Oak Ave. Experience the centre’s innovative seniors Montessori program, exercises for you to try with your seniors at home, receive free blood pressure testing, have a tour of the

centre’s facilities (including the physiotherapy centre and the centre’s culturally appropriate kitchen), attend information sessions and participate in quizzes with prizes, get souvenirs and snacks. The open house features free admission and free street parking. Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation

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Box Grove Family Fun Festival

The second annual Box Grove Family Fun Festival runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the Box Grove Community Centre, 7651 9th Line, south of 14th Avenue. The day includes a barbecue, music and games (including “Bricks 4 kidz”). Volunteers are needed and high school community hours are available. E-mail Tom Farrar at info@boxgrove.ca if you want to lend a hand. Enjoy this event rain or shine. Go to www.boxgrove.ca to register for the event. Contact info@boxgrove.ca with general inquiries.

talk to your federal MP and provincial MPP. The event will be at Armadale Community Center at 2401 Denison St., near McCowan Road.

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Councillor Alan Ho’s Community Picnic This picnic will run from 12 to 2 p.m. at Ashton Meadows Park (northeast corner of Woodbine Avenue and Carvert Road). The event will include prizes, food, games and live entertainment. E-mail alan.ho@markham.ca for more information.

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The free music series Thursday Nights at the Bandstand continues. Enjoy the music at Unionville’s Millennium Bandstand on Main Street. This series is organized by Unionville Presents, in co-operation with the merchants of Main Street, Unionville. North of 7 performs today with a serving of rock and rhythm and blues classics. Also returning is Markham’s The Tone Dogs Aug. 16 and singer Brian Roman Aug. 23. Toronto’s Blackboard Blues Band performs Aug. 30. A range of businesses, including the Town of Markham and media partner Markham Economist & Sun, have sponsored this event. Performers play from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Go to unionvillepresents. com for more details.

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raises funds each year to support the four centres’ operations. The Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care is a non-profit organization serving seniors in the Greater Toronto Area. Officially opened in October 1994, the Yee Hong Centre now operates four long-term care centres in Scarborough, Richmond Hill,

All Markham girls age 3 to 17 are invited to the fifth annual Markham Giro Bike Race. This event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Delta Markham, 50 East Valhalla Dr. (Hwy. 7 & 404). Open races are free to enter; you must bring your helmet and bicycle. To register, visit www.markham.ca or call 905-477-5530.

Education & Training in Health Care! Interested in the Personal Support Worker Program from an accredited PSW Program? Attend the presentation and registration for the upcoming 2012/2013 full and part time programs at one of the course locations: Georgina Trades Training Inc. 5207 Baseline Rd., Sutton Wednesday, August 15 9:30am or 5:00pm

Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning 36 Regatta Avenue, Richmond Hill Thursday, August 16 9:30am or 5:00pm

Course fee: $730.00 Proof of residency and status in Canada original documents must be presented. Further details including; additional requirements, alternate registration dates, etc. are available at: www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/coned

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A man sought in connection with a double stabbing that left a Vaughan resident dead and sent another man to hospital has turned himself in to police. Nema Mansouri surrendered at the York Regional Police station in Vaughan Friday, police said. The 28-year-old Toronto man was being sought on charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with an incident on Colombo Crescent. Police responded to a weapons call on Colombo, a quiet street near Jane Street and Teston Road, at 11:50 p.m. last Wednesday. An fight had occurred that resulted in two men, 22 and 27, being stabbed, police said. Muzaffar Goraya of Vaughan was pronounced dead at Sunnybrook Hospital. Police are also asking for your help locating a vehicle that was seen fleeing the neighbourhood following the altercation. It is a black, four-door 2004 Acura TL with tinted windows, blue headlights and Ontario licence plate BKPD 677.

Man found unconscious near Toogood Pond York Regional Police need your help identifying a man found unconscious near Toogood Pond in Unionville Monday morning. Police found the 44-year-old Burlington man at about 6:45 a.m.

He was taken to hospital with head trauma and is in stable condition. He was last seen Sunday at 1 a.m. getting into a white taxi near Church and Richmond streets in Toronto. Police would like to speak to the cab driver and anyone else who may have information. The man is Caucasian, six-feet, one-inch tall, weighing 220 pounds with sandy blond brush cut hair. He was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. If you have information, call police at 1-866876-5423, ext. 7541 or Crime Stoppers online, leave an anonymous tip at 1800222tips.com or text YORK and your tip to CRIMES (274637).

2 charged for pimping teenaged girl York Regional Police have arrested two Toronto people accused of pimping out a teenaged girl. July 30, police learned a 16-year-old girl was working at the Blue Pearl Spa near Dufferin Street and Wilson Avenue in Toronto. Friday, police arrested a 43-year-old man as he left the spa. Following a raid on the spa, a 41-year-old woman was also arrested. They are charged with one count each of living off the avails of prostitution, procuring a person to become a prostitute and possession of proceeds of crime and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

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Full schedule of events ready for jazz festival The Markham Jazz Festival offers free outdoor performances at three main stages starting next Thursday. From Aug. 16 to 19, bands will perform on Main Street Unionville — north of Hwy. 7 between Warden Avenue and Kennedy Road — on the Markham Subaru Millennium Bandstand, the Source Office Furnishings Varley Art Gallery Patio and the Remington Group McKay Art Centre Beer and Wine Garden. Historical tours of Unionville’s Main Street will be offered Aug. 18 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. The Varley Art Gallery is free to jazz festival attendees. Here are some highlights from the festival: • Thursday: The launch of the 15th annual Markham Jazz Festival features an anniversary birthday blues bash at the Flato Markham Theatre, 171 Town Centre Blvd. in Markham. You can enjoy five performers performing separately and together starting at 8 p.m. Performers include: Shakura S’aida, Harrison Kennedy, MonkeyJunk, Treasa Levasseur and Fathead. Order tickets at www.markhamjazzfestival.com or by calling the theatre box office at 905-305-7469. • Friday: The fun continues at the Markham Subaru Stage at Millennium Bandstand. At 7 p.m., you can enjoy the Jazz FM Big Band. At 9 p.m., take in the Lester McLean Band, which presents a unique brand of soul, funk and pop. • Saturday: A free vocal clinic will be offered by Dutch Grammy winner Ineke van Doorn at the Source Office Furnishings Varley Art Gallery Stage at 11 a.m. Registration is required. This is followed by concerts in the afternoon that include drummer Julia Cleveland and her quintet; guitarist Ray Montford; saxophonist Mike Murley and Jazz FM host Heather Bambrick. Over at the Remington Group McKay Art Centre Beer and Wine Garden, the action starts with Juno nominee and solo acoustic artist Michael Pickett, followed by Brazilian singer Maria Farinha, vocalist Fern Lindzon

and Quebec group MAZ. On the Markham Subaru Stage at the Millennium Bandstand, kicking off the action at 1 p.m. is the Juno-nominated Barry Elmes Quintet followed by acts that continue to 10:30 p.m. Some of the acts include Heavyweights Brass Band performing a fresh and fun take on New Orleans style jazz; Absolute Faith Quintet featuring Sherie Marshall; first ever Male Vocalist of the Year by Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards Marc Jordan (also one of Canada’s most successful songwriters, writing for Diana Ross, Bette Midler, Kenny Loggins, Manhattan Transfer, Natalie Cole, Olivia Newton-John and Rod Steward to name just a few); New Yorker and Grammy nominee Don Byron plays a tribute to the music of Junior Walker (performance sponsored by Sun Life Financial). • Sunday: Don Byron kicks off the day with a free 11 a.m. clinic at the Varley that is open to everyone. Pre-registration is required for the clinic. You can also take in concerts at the Source Office Furnishings Varley Art Gallery patio stage, including: vocalist Solveig Barber, trombonist Scott Suttie’s Quintet and Don Menza and the Buffalo Jazz Quintet. Remington Group McKay Art Centre Beer and Wine Garden concerts include Dutch Grammy winners Ineke van Doorn and Marc van Vugt Group, Argentinean bossa nova and jazz singer Cecilia Monte, and Afro-fusion group, Afroteque. Also performing are: Juno award-winning NOJO with special guest Don Byron, Hammond B3 organist from New York Tony Monaco with Saxophonist Pete Mills, the Markham Subaru Millennium Bandstand and closing the 2012 Festival will be Chuck Jackson’s Big Bad Blues Band. For more information, visit www.markhamjazzfestival. com for musicians’ biographies and more.

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Free car seat clinic You can have your car seat professionally installed later this month. GM Canada offers Markham parents, grandparents and caregivers a complimentary car seat installation. Research shows that the majority of baby car seats are used or installed incorrectly. Bring any make or model vehicle and learn about car seat installation. The clinic is Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Markham’s Eastside Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. at 8435 Woodbine Ave.

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The Markham Mariners’ stay at the provincial senior elimination baseball tournament in Windsor last weekend was brief. Taking to the diamond in the double elimination format, the Mariners played two games and lost both. The Mariners began the tournament with a 6-2 loss to the Oakville A’s Friday. Brad Binns was the losing pitcher. Playing Windsor AA the following day in a must-win situation, the Mariners suffered a 5-2 loss and were eliminated. Steve Horsley took the loss for the Mariners. Sporting a 13-9 won-loss mark and occupying second place in the Greater Toronto Baseball League standings, the Mariners resume their GTBL schedule today when they play the fourth-place Leaside Leafs (12-9) on the road at 7:30 p.m. The Mariners are scheduled to play the last-place Thornhill Redbirds (6-17) at Bishop’s Cross Park Friday at 7:30 p.m. Prior to their participation at the senior eliminations, the Mariners managed a split in their GTBL

road doubleheader against the first-place Peterborough Riverdogs, losing the first game 10-0 before rebounding to take the second game 8-3 July 28. Mariners’ starting pitcher Mark Cheeseman took the loss. In the second game, the Mariners received five solid innings from starting and winning pitcher Kyle Lawrence, who surrendered just two earned runs. Alex Bruce came in relief for the final two innings and did not allow a run. Mike Rodriguez powered the Mariners’ offence with three hits, including a double, while Jesse Dynes and Jason Graham each had two. Rob Carman, Thomas Biskup and Shane Moore each had one.

Marlene Streit sixth in golf championship Marlene Streit finished in a two-way tie in sixth place at the Golf Association of Ontario Senior Women’s Championships at Twenty Valley Golf and Country Club in Vineland Thursday. The 78-year-old Unionville resident, who is the only Canadian to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, finished the three-

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day competition at 15-over par 234 (77-79-78). A six-time winner of the Ontario Senior Women’s title and threetime U.S. Senior Women’s champion, Streit was first in the women’s 60 and over division. Mary Ann Heyward of Aurora, who was three-over par at 222 (71-76-75), won the competition.

Tsui sixth at Canadian junior women’s golf championships Vivian Tsui finished eight-overpar through four rounds to finish sixth at the 2012 Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls’ Golf Championships at River Spirit Golf Club in Calgary Friday. The 18-year-old Markham resident finished with a 296 (74-74-7375) through the four-round competition. Tsui finished 21 shots behind winner Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, who finished 13 under par at 275.

Among other Markham residents competing, Meghan McDougall, 18, ended in a three-way tie in 30th place after finishing 26-over at 314 (80-75-79-80).

Lee bowls her way to bronze Markham resident Edith Lee joined forces with Catherine Harvey of Orillia to earn a bronze medal at the 50th Tournament of the Americas Bowling Championships at Sawgrass Lanes, Tamarac in Greater Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Representing Canada at the competition, which included 155 bowlers from 16 countries in the Americas, Lee and Harvey rolled a total score of 2,056 in the 10-pin competition. Margarita Ramos and Maria Teresa Piccini of Mexico took the gold with a score of 2,303. Paula Vidad and Pam Sprow of the United States took the silver with a score of 2,289. Another Markham resident, Mary Leung, played with Debbie Ip of Edmonton in the super senior women’s division and finished fifth with a score of 1,853. Carol Teel and Lucy Sandelin of the U.S. won gold with a score of 2,340.

Reyes second in CJGA junior event Carlito Reyes finished one-over par at 73 to take second place in his age group division at the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s Ontario Junior Linkster Series at Scenic Woods Golf Club near Glanbrook July 26. Competing in the Boys 9 and 10 Division, the Markham resident finished two shots behind winner Maddox Callens of Langton. For more on the CJGA, log on to: www.cjga.com

Markham’s Warner misses out on 100-metre final Canada’s Justyn Warner likely had a great seat for the men’s 100metre final at the London Olympics. It wasn’t in the starting blocks but he did get to see Usain Bolt win his second straight 100-metre championship. Warner, 24, tied his best time of 10.09 seconds to finish fifth in his semifinal Sunday night, but it wasn’t enough to advance to the final. He also ran 10.09 in the heats to reach the semis.

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Switch from soccer paying off for rugby star BY MICHAEL HAYAKAWA

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During her days as a soccer player, Alana Pescador played with a high degree of aggression. While the Stouffville resident’s style of play tended to draw the ire of the game officials, who at times issued her a yellow card, it wasn’t a concern with the officials when she played rugby. In fact, the 16-year-old’s penchant for taking a physical approach on the rugby pitch turned out to be her niche.

Olympic rules It also caught the attention of the coaching staff for the Toronto Region’s two 12-member teams when they selected their players for the Ontario Summer Games at York University in Toronto Aug. 17 and 18. They picked Pescador. “I am honoured to be chosen as one of the athletes to represent Toronto in the Summer Games,” she said. Entering Grade 11 next month at Bill Crothers Secondary School in Unionville, she played for the school team along with being a member of the under-16 Ontario Junior Storm provincial team and Markham Irish Canadian Rugby Club’s under-18 women’s team in which she plays fly half. She was encouraged to try out for the Ontario Summer Games by her high school coaches, Nicole Gillis and Jenna Harild. Attending one of four tryouts held around the GTA, at Durham College in Oshawa in late January, Pescador recalled being one of close to 35 players who showed up.

What Pescador accomplished at that camp caught the attention of the head coaches, who subsequently invited her in March to attend the second round of auditions. After going to that camp a couple of weeks later, she received another e-mail from the coaches inviting her to the third round of tryouts that would take place in May. It was here where Pescador said they retained 30 players, who were then asked to attend a training camp July 17 and 18 for gruelling twice-daily sessions. At this point, the coaches selected which players would be on the active and reserve rosters. Pescador had made the final cut. “I tried my best to be as confident with myself as possible because 90 per cent of the way you perform is in your head,” she said. “The girls I was trying out with were very good and I knew it was going to be difficult, but I put 100 per cent of my effort into it and it ended up paying off.” While eagerly awaiting to make her debut at the games next week, Pescador said she’s just as excited to play a game that will incorporate a seven-aside format. This, she said, is far different from the 15s’ version she’s accustomed to playing at the high school, provincial and club levels. The sevens’ version will be the same game to be employed when the sport is introduced at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. “I am definitely nervous because sevens rugby is such a new game to me, but I’m excited as well,” she said. Introduced to the game when she was in Grade 9 at Crothers after opting to attend

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college dreams “It will definitely be one of the highlights of my playing career,” she said. “Touring Alberta (with the under-16 provincial team) was amazing, but I feel that the Summer Games is going to be a brand new and exciting experience.” Pescador hopes an opportunity exists where she can parlay her skills at the collegiate level. “For now though, I am taking it one step at a time. I don’t really know where it could bring me,” she said.

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Recent shooting incidents in the Greater Toronto Area have drawn condemnation and shock. In the weeks since high profile incidents in Toronto, including one that left two dead and 23 wounded during a block party in Scarborough and the public slaying of a man at a Little Italy cafe, opinions on issues ranging from how to prevent gun

York Shootings A timeline of recent incidents of gun violence in York Region. 4Jan. 28, 2011: Arash Elijah Bakhtaryani, 27, of Toronto is shot to death outside the Paradise Banquet Hall, near Hwy. 7 and Jane Street in Vaughan. He was attending a stag party and was targeted, according to York Regional Police. A 31-year-old Richmond Hill man was charged with murder. 4July 22, 2011: A York Region police officer and a suspect are shot during an apparent armed robbery at a strip mall in Aurora.The 40-year-old officer was shot after three armed men tried to rob a Bell store at Aurora Road and Hwy. 404. Both victims sustained non-lifethreatening wounds. 4Nov. 1, 2011: A 20-year-old man is sent to hospital after a shooting in Keswick. 4Jan. 22, 2012: A Toronto man, 38, is shot inside a Woodbridge cafe and hospitalized. 4Jan. 28, 2012: Paul Black, 44, of Markham is shot and killed in Richmond Hill.The incident may be linked to a Toronto homicide the day before when a 40-year-old woman died from gunshot wounds behind Dufferin Mall.

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violence to how to crack down on people who use guns in populated areas have been front and centre in the public consciousness. While York Region’s gun violence experience does not mirror that of Toronto, guns and people who carry and use them are on the radar of police and community leaders here. The province responded to the gun violence by promising permanent funding for the provincial anti-violence intervention strategy, which aims to stamp out guns and gangs. In 2011, Ontario announced $1.4 million worth of PAVIS funding over two years for York Regional Police as part of $15 million in funding for police forces across the province. PAVIS is modelled on the Toronto anti-violence intervention strategy, launched in 2006 in the aftermath of the city’s so-called “year of the gun” in 2005. In York, police have typically approached the region’s guns and gang challenges differently than those in Toronto. The major focus here has been on crime prevention, rather than responding to gang issues. York Regional Police maintains there isn’t the same type of hardcore gang activity as is seen in other parts of Canada. Among other prevention initiatives, York police has put officers in the region’s schools and run pro-

grams for youths at its Community Safety Village in WhitchurchStouffville. It is all in the name of reaching young people before they are approached by people who would lead them down a twisted path of gun possession and involvement in gangs, York police Deputy Chief Bruce Herridge said. It’s easy to measure the number of arrests made every year or the number of handguns seized, but quantifying the number of young people discouraged from picking up a weapon and dealing drugs for some fast cash is a little harder, the deputy chief noted. However, that doesn’t mean York police goes soft on people with long histories of gang involvement, he stressed. While there are handguns in York Region — 70 have been seized by York police so far this year, according to the deputy chief — the vast majority of them are not used in criminal activity, he said. Gun violence, as seen in Toronto recently, will, from time to time, filter into York, he said, but York Regional Police is prepared to meet it head-on. In affirming the government’s support for the PAVIS/TAVIS program July 23, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Ontario families have the right to feel safe and be safe in all our communities. “We need a serious plan that includes strong policing and strong social supports,” he said. “We need to do both. We need that balance. And we all have a responsibility to make that happen.” Meanwhile, at the federal level, Richmond Hill Senator Don Meredith argued urban gun violence can often be directly tied to poverty and a lack of jobs.

York Regional Police aim to prevent gun violence by engaging youths before they are approached by people who would lead them into crime.

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“The community needs to feel engaged,” said Mr. Meredith, a pastor at the Pentecostal Praise Centre in Maple and a Richmond Hill resident. Youths are the most at risk for gang involvement, he said, and a discussion about gang activity needs to be held in York Region. “It’s an occupation that has a short life expectancy,” he said of gang life. But the senator, an anti-crime advocate and co-founder of the GTA Faith Alliance, who has served on several police advisory and liaison committees, said the solutions aren’t as simple as putting more police on the streets.

“We can put a million cops on the streets,” he said. “We can’t make someone act responsibly.” Communities can take a preventive lead on gun violence by building resident-friendly neighbourhoods, he said. “We need to begin urban people planning,” he said. Effectively dealing with gun violence is a complex proposition and will need to involve community pillars such as faith organizations, parental involvement, mentoring and affordable access to community programs, Mr. Meredith said. “It’s going to take all of us to do that.”

GO FOR THE GOLD It’s the Games and we excitedly watch our Canadian athletes, cheering them on in the hopes that they’ll win medals. Interestingly, some sporting events are mentioned in the Bible: racing, boxing, wrestling, weight lifting and archery are used to illustrate how to have a victorious life (I Cor.9:24-27; Heb.12:1,2) .

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In writing his first letter to the Corinthians the Apostle Paul used reference to the games to encourage Christians there to recognize that in athletic contests only one winner receives the gold, while in the Christian race of life we all can be winners. When we follow the guidelines of Scripture and pursue spiritual excellence we can expect to cross the finish line victoriously and hear our coach, the Lord Jesus, commend us with His “Well done! Enter into the joy of your reward.” - Paul Fawcett

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HUTZOL, Mary Doris, Of Markham, ON, (formerly of Cape Breton). With saddened hearts, the family announce the passing of our dearest Mary, on August 5, 2012, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late William "Bill". Loving mother of Susan (Alfred) Aquilina, Larry (Sue) Hutzol, and Donna (Wayne) MacFarlane. Dear grandmother of Neil, Laura, Vanessa, and Brandon. Loving sister of Charlie (Mary) and the late Josie, Annie, Raymond and Richard. Lovingly remembered by all her family, friends and caregivers at Markhaven. Family and friends were received at the DIXON-GARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main St. N., (Markham Rd.), Markham, on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 1 p.m. until time of service in the Chapel at 2 p.m. Cremation followed. In lieu of flowers, donations to Markhaven Nursing Home would be appreciated by the family.


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WYATT, Shane Suddenly passed away on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at the age of 24. Shane will be greatly missed by his parents Cathy and David, his sister and best friend Kristina and his special friend Alex. His extended family and many friends will fondly remember Shane's wit, love of music and his bubbly personality. Family and friends will be received at the O'Neill Funeral Home (6324 Main Street, Stouffville) 905-642-2855 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, August 9th, 2012. A chapel service will take place on Friday, August 10th, 2012 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Reception to follow. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Habitat for Humanity or a charity of your choice.

SHAW, Earla Jeanne (nee Houghton) Of Markham, passed away suddenly on August 6, 2012. Beloved mother of Linda and Sandra (Greg Bowyer). Dear daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. C.L. Houghton, and sister of Charles, Donna, Margaret, June and the late Marydale and Janet. The family will receive friends at the DIXON-GARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main St. N., (Markham Rd.), Markham, on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 2-4 p.m.

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3” x 2.25” Process Colour Ad 15 Day Posting on Workopolis.com 30 Day Posting on LocalWork.ca 1 Paper______________________ $297+HST 2 Papers _____________________ $405+HST 3 Papers _____________________ $504+HST All York Region Papers ________ $774+HST

Booking Deadline: Monday, August 20, 2012 *YRMG newspapers on August 23 include: Aurora Banner/Newmarket Era, Richmond Hill/Thornhill Liberal, Markham Economist & Sun, Stouffville Sun-Tribune, Vaughan Citizen

Call 1-800-743-3353 to speak with a Classified representative

JOIN US ON OCTOBER 23, 2012 AT THE 1ST INTERNATIONALLY EDUCATED PROFESSIONALS CONFERENCE IN YORK REGION. This one-day event is for internationally educated professionals and entrepreneurs who are new to York Region.

For more information and to register visit www.yorkwelcome.ca or 3109 9 contact Margaret Martin mmartin@enterprisecanada.com (416) 646-3109

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Steam Wash Cycle 4.3 Cu Ft King Size Capacity 10 Year Direct Drive Motor Warranty 11 Wash Cycles 1150 Rpm Spin Speed Sanitize Cycle With Internal Water Heater

PAIR MSRP-$2499.00

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Counter Depth Fridge

Steam Drying Technology 7.3 Cu Ft Capacity Stainless Steel Drum Sensor Drying 9 Drying Cycles

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Stainless Steel Tub Digital Water Leakage Sensor 3,6,9 Hour Delay Start Adjustable Nylon Racking Child Lock Feature Hard Food Disposal

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• 1.8 Cu Ft Capacity • 400 Cfm Fan • 1000 Watts Cooking Power • Power And Auto Defrost Cycles

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King Size Capacity

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APPRECIATION PRICING

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Stainless

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• 1300 RPM Spin Speed • Sanitary Cycle • 10 Year Warranty On Motor And Wash Drum • 1000 Watt Built-In Water Heater • Up To 8 Hour Delay Wash Cycle • 4.5 Cu Ft Capacity

• Glass Touch Control Panel • 5.3 Cu Ft Extra Large Convection Oven • Steam Self Clean Oven • Warm Zone Element MSRP-$1349.00

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• 3.6 Cu Ft Stainless Steel Wash Drum • 800 Rpm Wash /Spin Speed • 10 Year Warranty On Motor And Wash Drum • Automatic Water Level Sensor

High Temperture Wash Option 5 Cycles Rinse Only Option Delay Start Option MSRP-$499.00

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5.3 Cu Ft Self Clean Oven Hidden Bake Element Warm Zone Element Warm Hold Oven Feature

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Built-In Dishwasher

3.2 Cu Ft Porcelian Wash Tub 14 Cycles Double Rinse Option Fabric Softener Plus Bleach Dispenser • 4 Wash/RInse Temperture Combinations

MSRP-$949.00

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