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Lack of awareness issue for companies as boards nix busing Concerns over the lack of awareness for alternative school transportation has some York parents scrambling to find rides for their children before classes start Tuesday. “There are some decisions we have to make. I’m in a limbo right now,” said Vicky Yakabuski of Stouffville. Ms Yakabuski’s daughter, Julia, is starting Grade 9 in Unionville High School’s drama program. Since arts programs are considered optional, school boards do not provide school buses for those enrolled. However, there are some exceptions, such as if they live within the school boundary or in a community not served by public transit and are qualified for busing. By chance, Ms Yakabuski’s husband found out about a Concord company that specializes in school transportation for those who don’t qualify for busing with the school boards — by running into one of the company’s bus drivers. Ms Yakabuski said the school board should make it easier for

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York Region could be better represented in Ottawa with three additional members of Parliament as proposed this week. However, some critics are concerned with the implication of tax dollars and the mix of rural and urban areas. John McCallum, Liberal MP for Markham-Unionville, praised the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario for doing “a good job” with redistributing the ridings to reflect population shift and increase. “What they’ve done doesn’t strike me as unreasonable,” Mr. McCallum said. “My preliminary reaction is I’m not complaining.”

Every riding in York Region affected Overall, the province will gain 15 electoral districts as a result of population growth. While two of the three proposed additional ridings are in Markham and one is to be shared by Aurora and Richmond Hill, every riding in York is affected. Four of the region’s seven existing ridings — York-Simcoe, Newmarket-Aurora, Richmond Hill and MarkhamUnionville — will keep the same names, but have different boundaries. The other six ridings proposed are Markham, Markham-Stouffville, Oak Ridges, Vaughan-Thornhill, Vaughan-Woodbridge and Aurora-Richmond Hill. The Markham-Unionville riding will stretch north of 19th Avenue and lose part of the south and southeast sections of Markham to the proposed Markham and Markham-Stouffville ridings. These changes are “fairly neutral”, Mr. McCallum

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York Region could be home to several new electoral ridings if a realignment of federal ridings takes place. Stouffville could be incorporated with north Markham as shown on the right side of the proposed riding redistribution map in a Markham-Stouffville riding. Other local ridings would include Markham-Unionville and Markham. The Vaughan-Thornhill riding would also take in a chunk of Markham. Public input is invited in October. See story on front page.

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nown as arrosticini, spiedini or speducci; this traditional Italian barbecue treat features as many different names as ways that it can be prepared. Arrosticini is little more than meat on a stick, but rich in old-world tradition and brought to Canada by Italian immigrants from the Abruzzo region of Italy. Not only does arrosticini serve a purpose in sustenance, but the portable and unique barbecue on which it’s traditionally cooked has long carried a social value and importance. Vaughan resident Joe Mannara and his family have turned their passion into a successful business, introducing it to all cultures. Oak Ridges resident Johnny Ciccone regularly prepares arrosticini as a way to feed hundreds at his Italian social club, all the while sharing a tradition with young ItalianCanadians. And Richmond Hill’s Max Trotta remembers his family often using arrosticini as a social ice-breaker with new neighbours, upon immigrating from Italy to Toronto during the 1950s.

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‘My dad would buy bicycle spokes and cook the lamb on those. I wouldn’t recommend that now.’ Arrosticini or speducci are the traditional names for what is essentially skewered lamb or sheep, on what looks like an elongated toothpick. Traditionally, shepherds would whittle these sticks from branches of trees (similar in variety to willow trees, said Mr. Ciccone) but today, small skewers can be easily purchased. The skewers are then placed over top a stand alone trough-shaped barbecue and depending on your arrosticini preparation rules and whether or not you purchased the barbecue, made it yourself or feel it’s sacrilegious to let the meat touch a grill, you are in for a tasty treat. “What makes it appealing is its simplicity,” said Richmond Hill Italian Social Club arrosticini guru Mr. Ciccone. “You make it simple, you cook it simple, you add salt and then you eat. You complicate and you ruin it,” he added. Simply put and simply enjoyed, the world of arrosticini can still seem complex in its variety, however. If you’re planning to give arrosticini a try, there are a variety of meats, barbecues, char-

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Johnny Ciccone shows off his speducci technique at the Richmond Hill Italian Social Club. coal, and methods and, of course, a variety of names to become familiar with. For many non-Italians and even Canadians of Italian descent, arrosticini is better known as ‘speducci’, or is simply known as ‘spadooch’. It’s like a frankfurter, better known as a hotdog in North America, commented Mr. Mannara, owner of Vincentina Fine Foods. “If you Google ‘spiedini’ you see the real stuff. You Google ‘speducci’, you get a bunch of guys standing around the grill on a driveway in Woodbridge,” said Mr. Mannara with a laugh. But no matter what you call it, this uniquely Italian-style grilling is an attention grabber, possessing the ability to gather friends or neighbours once the charcoal is lit and skewers are in place, Mr. Trotta recalled as a young immigrant to Canada. He fondly remembers spending summer

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afternoons at the park, while his father and uncle would cook up arrosticini. Hailing from Abruzzo, the Trottas were accustomed to fashioning their own skewers for the arrosticini, but in Toronto, they couldn’t find appropriate trees. So, they improvised, recalled Mr. Trotta. “My dad would buy bicycle spokes and cook the lamb on those. I wouldn’t recommend that now. The spokes get pretty hot and who knows what chemicals were on those things,” he added with a laugh. As new Canadians in Toronto during the 1960s, Mr. Trotta remembers his fam-

ily would often attract strange looks from passersby, but the smell of the lamb and his father’s broken English invitations for a sample soon had the Trottas sharing the traditional taste with other Torontonians. While the Trottas offered an early taste of arrosticini to the area, Mr. Mannara credits his family business with bringing the technology for pre-packaged arrosticini to Canada in the 1990s and, in effect, to the cultural masses of York Region. He said he has seen more interest in arrosticini over the past 10 years. “Each year, we have more and more people of all (cultural) backgrounds asking about spiedini. It’s not just an Italian thing anymore,” said Mr. Mannara, “It’s social and fun food. If we are having a family gathering; I will do up a box for the kids and before my son’s hockey game I do up a box in the parking lot for all the parents,” he added. Sprinkled with sea salt to coax out the meat’s juice, the meat skewers are best enjoyed straight off the grill, said Mr. Mannara. Where Mr. Trotta’s opinion is that arrosticini meat shouldn’t touch a grill, Mr. Ciccone said it doesn’t matter. It’s in these finer details, where the subtle intricacies of the speducci take shape. Young, old, Italian or not; everyone has the “right way” to prepare arrosticini. Where the men differ about how to do the grilling, all three agree hardwood charcoal and not briquettes should be used when cooking. After pouring charcoal into the trough for lighting, Mr. Ciccone motioned to a homemade trough of sheet metal and concrete reinforcement bars that looked like it has spent many years in action. One of the more arduous tasks of the arrosticini process is establishing and maintaining a good burn on the charcoal. Mr. Trotta said he remembers as a kid the traditional way to do this was with a hand carved ping-pong paddle-like wooden tool. However, as old world traditions have spread on to the next generations, it appears that even an arrosticini guru can learn new tricks. “No, no paddle; I use an electric hair dryer,” said Mr. Ciccone. “Why would you want to stand there fanning it all day? Your arm gets tired!”

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As an Ontarian, you have less representation in the House of Commons than residents of other provinces. That may come as a surprise, considering Ontario has the most seats in the House. However, Ontario members of Parliament represent more people than MPs in several other provinces and each of the territories, effectively giving Ontarians less say than they deserve. The Conservative government is trying to remedy the situation by adding 30 seats to the House, bringing the total to 338. Ontario will get 15 of those seats, bringing its share to 121. York Region will get three additional seats and all current ridings will be altered, if the proposed boundary changes released this week are approved. However, the very idea of adding seats is flawed. Adding 30 MPs will cost taxpayers about $18 million a year and $11.5 million more for each election. The annual cost for an average MP is $590,668.90, including a base salary of $157,731, office expenses, employee salaries, travel and accommodations. When our government is running a deficit of $20 billion, spending more money on politicians doesn’t make sense. Instead, the government should change the way the current 308 seats are distributed.

The formula for determining seats in each province and territory is included in the Constitution and is outdated. Clauses allow several provinces to be over-represented in the House, thus the only way to make representation more fair is to add seats as the population grows. That’s why the government needs to open talks to change the Constitution. The population of the Labrador riding in 2006 was 26,364. The Charlottetown riding had 32,174 people. Miramichi in New Brunswick had 53,844. By contrast, York-Simcoe had 120,371 people and Oak Ridges-Markham, 169,642. It’s unjust your voice doesn’t count as much as one in Atlantic Canada. A better formula would be to distribute seats based on each province’s proportion of Canada’s population. Assuming each province and territory deserves at least one seat, if each territory is allocated one, that leaves 305 to go around. Canada’s population as of the 2011 census was 33,476,688. That number, divided by 305, is 109,408. That should be the average riding size in the country. Yes, that means several provinces would lose seats, but it’s only fair. The government should not spend more taxes on MPs when there is a way to make representation more fair, while keeping the number of seats the same.

Time to study up on year-round schooling?

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o you ever wonder if the summer break is, in fact, too long? As in, after two and a half months of seeing our children around the house, it’s the parents who are the ones considering going back to school, taking a trip around the world, or maybe enquiring about the costs of a one-way ticket with that new space tourism service because, well, we’d really like to see a lot less of the little darlings by this point, not a lot more. It surprises me I can even think that sort of thing. I used to bristle at suggestions yearround schooling was the way to go for our kids, who were having fun in the sun and enjoying their freedom, I thought, despite some pretty good arguments. Arguments such as kids retained more of what they learned if the break wasn’t so long. It was easier on families that only had to find babysitters or summer camps for a few weeks at a time instead of a few months. It offered the opportunity to open up vacations at other interesting times of the year. Which all sounds very nice, but what about tradition?

Bernie O’Neill It’s a Canadian tradition that students stop learning anything new in early June and spend much of September reviewing everything they learned (or didn’t learn) last year. It’s a tradition to have a couple of fun weeks at a camp or cottage or on a roadtrip, visiting family and friends, but then the other nine or 10 weeks of summer can get intensely boring and these days your household Internet usage is somewhere around the point where, not only is your service provider sending you warnings, so is your bank. Of course it was a tradition that we let all the young folks out of school to

help harvest the crops on the family farm, get the hay in, fix the fences and repair the barn roof, since 95 per cent of our population lived on farms a century ago. But, again, that was a century ago. Now it turns out five York Region high schools are using an altered schedule that supporters argue has kids retaining more and being more involved in their school because they haven’t been kept out of class for so long. Kids at those schools are already back in class. The idea is that high school is divided up into more manageable blocks, theoretically meaning vacation is divided into more manageable blocks, too. Some say the tricky part about this approach is that, if it’s done at the local high school but not at grade schools, it can be difficult for families with more than one child to set up a schedule or get away together on vacation. Many of us already need to jostle with our co-workers to secure vacation time. If you can’t wrangle the same time off as your spouse is taking, vacations can be hard enough. Add to this the possibility that your high-school aged child now has a

shorter summer vacation and you can see how summers can get complicated (although at a certain point high school kids don’t want to go on “family vacations” anyway — eww). As it stands, it would be difficult to extend this alternative schedule to many of our grade schools because, unfortunately, the typical grade school in York Region is not air-conditioned — not even the brand-new ones. Say what? Out of fairness, one would imagine the board can’t very well be building new schools with air conditioning without having teachers and parents from all schools demanding the same via retrofit. And, at least for now, when classes are not in session in July or August, a big savings can be had by forgoing artificially cooled air. New high schools, however, do have air conditioning. So will we ever have widespread year-round schooling in Canada? Even though the young people aren’t needed to help out on the family farm, I still think that in a country where the winters can be tough, we still cherish time off in lovely weather and time together as a family, so we will still champion the long summer break, even if some of its glories are a myth.


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said. However, he questioned whether or not the rejigging can be done without increasing the total number of 308 MPs, by reducing some in slower-growing provinces and move those seats to provinces that are experiencing faster growth. “Let’s do it in a way that does not impact the taxpayers,” Mr. McCallum said, pointing out that each MP is estimated to cost taxpayers $600,000, including salaries, office and travel budgets. “The idea is to preserve the community as the foundation of our ridings,” he added. “I’m being cautious because there’s a dom-

ino effect, but it’s good for York Region. It makes use closer to one person, one vote.” Under the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, the commission’s main aim in redrawing boundaries is to divide the province into electoral districts “as close to the average population as reasonably possible”. Any changes to do with provincial ridings aren’t applied automatically and will be up to the provincial government to decide. The Hon. Justice George Valin, chairperson of the three-member commission, said the federal readjustment is done every 10 years “to give a quality of vote” to Canadians. The Oak Ridges-Markham riding, for

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example, has gone under “tremendous” development, Mr. Valin said. The proposed federal electoral map shows the new Oak Ridges riding will be one-third of its current size. The rest will be covered by the proposed Markham-Stouffville and Aurora-Richmond Hill ridings. Conservative MP for Oak Ridges-Markham Paul Calandra said the new Oak Ridges name makes no sense in that it’s in King. “If anything, (the proposed) Aurora-Richmond Hill riding should be named Oak Ridges,” he said in an e-mail from Nova Scotia. Mr. Calandra also said he’s worried that rural parts of his riding (King and Stouffville) have been put into larger urban ridings like Markham. He said he will meet with all local officials and residents in advance of public hearings in the fall for feedback. The Vaughan riding is also proposed to be cut in half, with the northern area combined with King in the proposed Oak Ridges riding, and the southern area split between Vaughan-Woodbridge and Vaughan-Thornhill. A staffer from Conservative Vaughan MP Julian Fantino’s office said there would not be any interviews on the subject “to minimize political interference in the process”. For Conservative Newmarket-Aurora MP Lois Brown, the split of her riding at Wellington Street is something she would like the commission to reconsider. While she supports fair representation for each riding, Ms Brown said she has advocated to keep Newmarket and Aurora as one riding. “York Region has been under-represented

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LOCAL THEATRE Markham Youth Theatre presents its 20th anniversary production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Established in 1992, Markham Youth Theatre is a non-profit community theatre company run by youth for youth. It brings artistically-challenging, professional-calibre productions to the Markham area. The musical is at Flato Markham Theatre. For tickets, call 905305-show. For more information, go to markhamtheatre.ca.

Sept. 3 THE UNIONVILLE HERITAGE FESTIVAL Bring your children to see Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, play old-style games, have their faces painted and be creative at the PaintLounge art corner. You can also admire the work of regional artists as they draw and paint throughout Unionville, part of the Ontario Plein Air Society’s second Plein Air Art Challenge. Markham residents

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and visitors are invited to join the merchants of Main Street, Unionville on Labour Day Monday, Sept. 3 for the festival. The street will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is presented by the Unionville B.I.A., Unionville Historical Society and Unionville Villagers Association.

dos and don’ts to make the best impression at the Dress for Success seminar 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Markham North Welcome Centre at 8400 Woodbine Ave. (beside the Furniture Mall). To register for this free seminar, call 1-877-761-1155 ext. 3645.

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aged 2 to 12.In the past few years, attendance has reached record highs of more than 30,000 people. The day includes: Entertainment featuring a line-up of children’s performers, an interactive marketplace showcasing family-oriented suppliers of products and services, play zones, craft activities, face-painting, hair wrapping and henna art. Community activities include police safety, fire truck interaction and paramedic demonstration. Buy a Play-AllDay Pass for $10 and gain access to additional rides and activities including: a rock climbing wall, petting zoo, mini circuit, mini putt, paddle boats and more.The festival is organized by the City of Markham and

volunteers. Admission is free.The festival is at the Markham Civic Centre at 101 Town Centre Blvd. at the northwest corner of Hwy. 7 and Warden Ave., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine.

Sept. 9 STREET MACHINES Check out more than 300 classic and custom cars, street machines and motorcycles coming to the Markham Museum for the 13th annual Markham Auto Classic. Enjoy a Kids’ Zone, mini putt, craft and food vendors and live entertainment by the Cobra Kings. Trophies will be awarded for the best vehicles in various categories. Registration is $10 before Sept 1. After that, registration is $20. Proceeds will support the Centre for DREAMS, which provides educational and social skill services to people with intellectual disabilities. Go to centrefordreams.ca/ for more information on the centre. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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• Clean up areas of standing water around the house where mosquitoes like to breed • Cover up when you go outside, especially if you go out between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active • Use insect repellent when outdoors For more information on West Nile virus visit www.york.ca/westnile or call York Region Health Connection 1-800-361-5653, TTY 1-866-252-9933

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Markham Beer Festival — Sept. 1 and 2 Enjoy a large variety of beers and food at the annual Markham Beer Festival. This event is at the Markham Fair Grounds at 10801 McCowan Rd. (near Elgin Mills Road East). The event is Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. You must be 19 or older to attend this event. No pets or animals are allowed. Go to www.markhambeerfestival. com/ for more information. Chinese Folk Games Family Day — Sept. 2

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Unionville Heritage Festival — Sept. 3 On Labour Day, enjoy The Unionville Heritage Festival. Bring your children to see Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, play old-style games, have their faces painted and be creative at the PaintLounge art corner. The street will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to celebrate our history. Here is a sneak peek at the schedule for the festival at the Millennium Bandstand: 11 a.m: Kick Up a Fuss Cloggers; 12 p.m: opening ceremonies; 12:30 p.m: Markham Con-

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Labour Day family art activities — Sept. 3 You can partake in Labour Day family art activities 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Varley Art Gallery (216 Main St) in Unionville.

Visit the mall — Sept. 3 If you are thinking of visiting a mall, Markham’s Pacific Mall is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Labour Day while Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Simone Joseph

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Parents struggle with options for student transportation ‘We are almost an essential service to some families’

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private companies to get the word out. “How are parents supposed to know if there are any existing routes? How do we make others aware?” she said. Julia has a couple of options. She can take public transit, which takes her to Markham Stouffville Hospital where she’ll have to transfer, or she can get a ride Tilly Varga from her parents. Student Choice However, “We’d rather that she be on a bus”, Ms Transit Yakabuski said. That being said, “She’s only 13, I really don’t want her to take that kind of transit”, Ms Yaka-

buski said of YRT. That’s where Tilly Varga of Student Choice Transit would like to come in, as specialized school transportation vehicles come with the same specification as regular board buses and drivers have the same training as those working under a board contract. Ms Varga has been trying to get viable bus routes off the ground with difficulties getting her message across to parents and families seeking transportation to specialty schools. She asked for help from the school board, but the board has a policy not to allow advertising at schools for for-profit companies.

“We say no to all for-profit companies and we don’t approve everything for all non-profit, either,” said Licinio Miguelo, spokesperson for the York Region District School Board. “We are not stopping the company to provide that service, it’s whether or not it’s appropriate for us to endorse it.” But Ms Varga argued that even though they are a business, the issue goes beyond making money. “We are almost an essential service to some families,” she said. “There’s no way to connect with parents.” Currently, Student Choice runs six buses into Markham’s Bill Crothers Secondary School, from Thornhill, Mount Albert/Stouffville, Newmarket/Aurora West, Sharon/Aurora East and Richmond Hill. Similarly, three routes from across the region are being organized for Baythorn Public School and St. Michael Catholic Academy in Thornhill — the only elementary arts-focused schools in York under the public and Catholic boards. Ms Varga said they need a minimum of 20 students per route. Each student is charged $9 per day for the round trip. A route to Unionville High School had to be cancelled after the number of riders shrunk, Ms Varga said. Parents drop off of routes for various reasons. Last year, Lisa Thalassinos of Richmond Hill spearheaded a private route to St. Michael Catholic Academy, where her two kids go. The school was on Yonge Street then and the ride took about 40 minutes. She said while school principals are generally willing to help spread the word about the private service, the boards won’t get involved. Ms Thalassinos said the service came with a cost of $3,300 for both kids last year, but it was worth the peace of mind. The other option was for them to take public transit. “I’m not comfortable with that”, she said. “I think that’s a problem for elementary school kids — they are too young.” Ms Thalassinos, who works from home, said she’s decided to drive her kids this year because the school is now on Simonston Boulevard in Thornhill and Student Choice’s route has changed to include more stops and therefore takes longer to get to and from school. Rebecca Green is familiar with difficulties some students face with their choice of school. She’s the principal of Bill Crothers Secondary School, which began its school year more than three weeks ago. The school has 1,300 students coming from a 60-square mile radius and has 15 parent-organized buses on a daily basis, Ms Green said. She said while it would help if the school board were to provide transit for specialty school students, the ministry wouldn’t support it because they are a choice school. “It’s difficult,” she said. “York Region is big and skaters, hockey players — they all have different schedules.” Ms Green suggested private student transportation companies advertise in sports arenas or community centres, where students and parents visit frequently. However, “Wherever you go, there’s that cost”, she warned.

SUBSIDIZED RIDES In York Region, neither the public or Catholic school board provide subsidy on top of YRT student fares — currently $85 monthly pass for one zone, $130 for two zones — to those who have to take public transit to school, said Jeff Fair, manager of student transportation services of York Region, which serves both school boards. While surrounding school boards are consistent with York’s policy in not providing transportation for optional programs, the Toronto District School Board will cover the costs of TTC tickets for qualified students, including French immersion students, a spokesperson said. For the Durham District School Board, a deal was worked out with their public transit to offer qualified students discounted fares at $51 a month, said Mark Joel, the board’s superintendent of education, operations and transportation.


Markham’s own Menaka Thakkar is the 2012 winner of the Canada Council’s Walter Carson Prize for Excellence in Performing Arts.

Internationally renowned dancer, chore‑ ographer and institution builder, Markham’s own Menaka Thakkar, is the 2012 winner of the Canada Council Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts. Ms Thakkar has been bringing classical Indian dance to Canadians for 40 years and has trained several generations of profession‑ al dancers who now enjoy thriving careers of their own. “Menaka Thakkar is a major figure in the Canadian dance landscape,” said Robert Sir‑ man, Canada Council for the Arts director and CEO. “She has trained with some of the best in India and, for years, has made their teachings accessible to the mainstream in Canada. Her work has truly enriched our col‑ lective culture.” The Walter Carsen Prize, administered and presented by the Canada Council for the Arts, recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achieve‑ ment by Canadian artists who have spent the major part of their career in Canada in dance, theatre or music. The award, valued this year at $30,000, was created through a generous donation of $1.1 million to the Canada Council by Toron‑ to businessman and philanthropist Walter Carsen, O.C. The prize is normally awarded annually on a four‑year cycle: dance, theatre, dance, music. The peer assessment committee consist‑ ed of Lynda Gaudreau (Montreal), Jay Hira‑ bayashi (Vancouver), and Joysanne Sidimus (Port Hope, Ont.). They noted: “Menaka Thak‑ kar is truly deserving of this prize. She has had a remarkable career as an expert proponent

of Indian Classical dance forms. She has also had tremendous impact as a performer, a choreographer, a collaborator with other dance forms and as the founder of a worldrenowned dance school and company. ” Nominator Nova Bhattacharya has trained with Ms Thakkar and is herself an accomplished dancer. With her dance com‑ pany Ipsita Nova, she brings her classical Indian dance training into the world of con‑ temporary dance. Ms Thakkar is the artistic director and the principal choreographer and perform‑ er of the Menaka Thakkar Dance Compa‑ ny, which she founded in 1978. The large ensemble company tours widely in Cana‑ da, the United States, Europe, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. In 1972, she founded Nrtyakala – The Canadian Academy of Indi‑ an Dance, Canada’s first full-scale Indian dance school. Her choreographies range from varia‑ tions on traditional or classical Indian dance

forms to contemporary works that combine elements of Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Kalariapayattu, Western modern dance and ballet. She has collaborated with many contem‑ porary Western and culturally diverse cho‑ reographers over decades, creating fusion works never seen before. Ms Thakkar has been honoured many times by her peers and her community. She received an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from York University, the City of Toronto Face the Arts Award, and most recently she was a finalist for the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (2011). She has taken Indian dance to various venues in Canada. She has also worked with school boards in Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa. She currently teaches Indian dance in intensive periodic sessions at Canada’s National Ballet School and is touring Ontar‑ io and British Columbia.

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There’s no reason for York Region residents to wave goodbye just yet to the balmy temperatures that have blessed us all summer. The above-average temperatures will continue into the fall, which could put into question the tried and true fashion rule of no white after Labour Day, according to weather experts. “If your muscle shirts and tank tops are offwhite, go for it,” Environment Canada senior climatologist Dave Phillips said. September will get off to a scorching start, with temperatures pushing the low 30s on the weekend, Mr. Phillips said. He’s predicting temperatures in September, October and November will be above average in York Region, which would add to a record streak. Since March 2011, every month has seen above-average temperatures. “That’s 17 months in a row that are warmer than normal,” Mr. Phillips said. “We’re on a roll here.” Temperatures in the fall should continue to be a few degrees above normal, Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Vettese agreed, noting Labour Day weekend is going to be nice and hot. “I wouldn’t pack away the T-shirts or shorts,” she said, adding it will get cool at night, so sweaters and pants may be necessary. Looking back at the summer and the intense sun, Ms Vettese said the region was lucky to record high temperatures with significant rainfall. “The heat of the summer was relentless. It

started early and didn’t go away,” Mr. Phillips said. The average temperature from May through August was 20.1 C, which is the highest on average record for the region, according to Mr. Phillips. The previous highs were in 2010 and 1991. There have been 26 days during which temperatures have broken 30C and Mr. Phillips expects a few more days to be added to that tally. What’s remarkable for the region is while Niagara and southern Ontario were stricken with drought-like conditions, the region received above-average rainfall. The readings at Buttonville airport had a precipitation total for the summer at 364 mm. “There was a lot of rain at the beginning of June and the end of July,” Mr. Phillips said. Also of note for Mr. Phillips is there were 16 smog advisory days this year, compared to just one last year. Looking further ahead, the question is how bad will the winter be? While Mr. Phillips said it’s a little early to get into specific predictions, he has heard many people worry we are going to pay the price for last year’s mild winter. “I’m beginning to think we are getting a little soft and wimpish,” he said. “One thing I’m willing to put a lot of money on is that winter will be longer, snowier and colder than last year.” That’s music to the ears of ice-anglers and skiers, but, until then, Mr. Phillips encourages you to enjoy fall. “A lot of Canadians love the fall, but it tends to be shorter than the other seasons,” he said.


York Regional Police Chief Eric Jolliffe and the Clubs4Cancer Committee invite residents of York Region to join them for a day of golf to raise funds for the fight against cancer. This is the fifth year for the fundraising tournament which to date has raised $50,000 for the Southlake Regional Health Cancer Centre in Newmarket, $45,000 for Markham Stouffville Hospital’s cancer wing and $60,000 for the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. This tournament is a tribute to the lives of many, but in particular the loved ones of tourney organizers who have lost their lives: Judy Parke, Judi (Sine) Grimes, Michelle Hobor and members of the York Regional Police family, including Staff Sergeant Doug Hall, Det.-Const. Doug Nuttall and long-

serving civilian member Deb Young. With the help and support of the Coppinwood Golf Club and many individuals and corporate sponsors, the 5th annual Clubs4Cancer tournament will be held Monday, Sept. 17. Coppinwood Golf Club is at 2324 Concession 4 in Uxbridge. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., with a shotgun tee-off at 7:45 a.m. A barbecue lunch will be served, followed by a live auction hosted by CTV sports director Lance Brown. All proceeds will go directly to the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the Markham Stouffville Hospital cancer wing. For more information, or to reserve tickets, contact Terry Hunt at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7699, or email to 5553@yrp.ca or visit www.clubs4cancer.com.

Night it Up! organizers donate $10,000 to Make-a-Wish

ship with Canadian Chinese Youth Athletics Association (CCYAA), Night It Up! hosted NBA 3X @ 905, “The NBA’s global event for everything basketball” at the CCYAA Sports Zone. Also making its debut was the Food Truck Eats at Night It Up! which showcased the best eats from downtown’s popular Food Truck Festival. Night it Up! also featured rare ethnic delicacies, local performers, a painta-thon, outdoor movie screening and more. PUYO thanked its members and volunteers for donating their time towards an event that gives back to the community. As well, PUYO thanked dignitaries who attended the Night It Up! opening ceremony and helped affirm Night It Up! as one of the premier summer festivals in the GTA.

Power Unit Youth Organization held a Night It Up! 2012 cheque presentation Monday at Make-A-Wish Canada headquarters and presented a donation of $10,000 to official Night It Up! 2012 beneficiary, Make-AWish Canada. PUYO is the host of the philanthropic Night It Up! night market, which attracted an all-time-high of more than 120,000 patrons this year, after introducing new event dates, programming and parking. This year’s Night It Up! was held July 13 to 15 at the Markham Civic Centre. In partner-

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Experimenting drives local band Live action role-play enthusiasts interested in band By Simone Joseph

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Members of Future History Chris Dawe (from left), Paul McKay, Kevin Kerr, Dante Berardi and Justin Dillon.

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When a man with a sword walked by Kevin Ker, followed by a wizard, the Markham resident did a double-take. He and the other members of the Markham band Future History were gathered at a park near the Pickering-Markham border in May for a promotional photo shoot. The band ended up making the most of this sighting. The photographer took shots of the musicians defending themselves from the mediaeval characters using picture frames. “We are super-experimental, we’ll try anything. If we like the look or sound, we will do it,” said guitar player Mr. Ker, who also sings vocals and writes lyrics for the band. He correctly assumed these oddly-costumed people were taking part in a live action role playing game where participants act as different characters and interact with each other. The band’s willingness to experiment is evident in the group’s music, not just its photo shoots. In their first full-length album Loss, self released in April, the band uses 46 instruments, seven household items, including countertops, a bucket of beer caps and a water bottle as a shaker as well as whale sounds. For one song, Justin Dillon drums on his body. “It is fun doing different things, getting different sounds. It is like being in science class,” Mr. Ker said. Categorized as “progressive rock”, Future History has been compared to progressive bands Tool and Radiohead. Progressive rock, or prog rock evolved from psychedelic rock and was meant to break the boundaries of traditional rock music. This form of rock was especially popular in the 1970s with bands such as Pink Floyd and Genesis . Band members like to describe it as “psychedelic love noise” — a form of modern, experimental, progressive rock, Mr. Ker said. Nominated Best Live Band the past three years at the Toronto Independent Music Awards, Future History has been showcased

on radio station 102.1 The Edge. This year’s Toronto’s North by Northeast Festivals and Conference provided the group with much needed exposure. After seeing the musicians perform at the festival, Nadia Elkharadly complimented the band’s music: “Intelligently poignant lyrics, accompanied by haunting, yet completely affable music, Future History’s sound is not only accessible, but can have the power to reach an incredibly broad audience, as evidenced by the eclectic crowd at the Cameron. With their special brand of experimental music, Future History will be expanding minds wherever they go for a long time to come,” wrote the writer for Toronto Live Music Examiner. Three of the band’s musicians are Markham natives:― Mr. Dillon, Mr. Ker and Mr. Dawe. The men, who are in their early 30s, all attended Markham District High School. But, Mr. Ker also has strong ties to Stouffville, having lived there five years. He moved back to Markham about a year ago. The band also used to perform at The Earl of Whitchurch pub. The band played at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Strawberry Festival held June 29 to July 1. Since that run-in at the park during the photo shoot in May, Mr. Ker has noticed more and more live action role-play enthusiasts have become interested in the band. They have started coming to the band’s shows and visiting its facebook page. The band posted pictures of the band members with the live action role play people. The page has received hundreds of views, Mr. Ker said.

Future History’s Vital Info: Members ― Kevin Ker (guitar, vocals, lyrics writer), Justin Dillon (percussion), Chris Dawe (keys: synthesizer/keyboard/organ and percussion), Dante Berardi (guitar, keys and accordion) and Paul Mckay (bass). Formed: ― 2009 Website: futurehistory.ca

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Little did Isabella Santiago or her parents know that singing at her aunt’s wedding when she was four years old would spawn a passion and a career. “That is where everything started,” says the 13 year old. “It made me have more courage. I learned how to deal with bigger crowds.” The Markham resident has earned a host of first-place prizes in local, regional and national talent competitions, most notably Hidden Talent Toronto, Markham Idol and the York Region Talent Search. In the competition Hidden Talent, which included several rounds of competition from March to May, Isabella sang Celine Dion’s All by Myself and won a recording package worth $1,200. Isabella was the youngest singer to perform at this month’s HoneyJam — an allfemale artist showcase produced by a nonprofit organization which supports women’s charities, such as YWCA’s programs for women and girls. Past Honey Jam performers have included Nelly Furtado and Melanie Durrant. The event featured a freestyle portion where contestants could sing anything. Isabella was nervous, but she sang Broken Hearted by Carmen. “I felt, ‘Oh my goodness, these people are professionals. What am I going to do?’ After the song, a weight lifted off my shoulders,” she said. Isabella also performed six songs over two

days to a crowd at Toronto’s Dundas Square as part of the Filipino Making Waves Festival Aug. 18. She was invited by festival organizers to be the opening act for the world famous Filipino singing group Legaci at the Opera House in Toronto. Legaci regularly tours with pop star Justin Bieber as his official backup singers and have garnered a strong fan base with more than 25 million hits on YouTube. Isabella’s favourite singers include Christina Aguilera and Beyonce. Outside Canada, she won first runner up at iPOP 2010 and captured the Singer of the Year award at the PHOTO: DEXTER QUINTO 2010 International Presentation of Performers in Los Angeles, California. Isabella has had the opportunity to record lead vocals for a number of projects in the United States and Canada and was recently chosen to be part of Canada’s popular singing group Mini Pop Kids and worked on the recording of a CD in July. Isabella’s parents are from the Philippines, but her father moved to Guam at a young age. She can sing the national anthems of several countries, including Canada, U.S.,

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Phillipines and Guam. At age six, Isabella travelled to the Philippines for two weeks of training at the Centre for Pop, where she started to develop vibrato and other techniques to enhance her singing. She returned the following year, at the same time her parents decided to emigrate from Guam in search of more opportunities for their children. She was born in Guam, but her family

moved here in 2005, eventually settling in Markham. “Since Grade 4, everything has been busy,” said Isabella, the eldest of four siblings. She started singing when she was just 1. Her parents said she could carry a tune even back then. Singing remains her passion. Go to Isabellasantiago.com for more information.

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When Markham Youth Theatre rehearses for its upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar, something funny has happened lately. “When we do run-throughs, we get shivers it is so impactful,” said Anita Nittoly, the musical’s dance choreographer. Performers range in age from nine to 29. The 25 members of cast and crew have created a quality production, she said. “Our director really focused on acting. The performance is stronger than most, considering it is community theatre.” Established in 1992, Markham Youth Theatre is a non-profit community theatre company run by youth for youth. Ms Nittoly encourages everyone to see the musical, “escape from everyday life and be enchanted”. “It is fantastic now and we are just in rehearsal mode,” she said. Markham Youth Theatre presents its 20th anniversary production of Jesus Christ Superstar Friday, Aug. 31 at the Flato Markham Theatre. For tickets, call 905-305-7469. Go to markhamtheatre.ca for more info. — Simone Joseph

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The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation announced it will forego strike votes in all bargaining units in Ontario except for those where school boards are seeking conciliation. The strike votes were planned as part of the regular negotiation process, not due to a breakdown in local bargaining, York Region district 16 OSSTF president Colleen Ireland said. “We have said all along that we had not planned job action and that staff would be in schools as expected on the first day,” she added. Provincial OSSTF president Ken Coran explained local federation units, including York Region, continue to negotiate in local bargaining to achieve collective agreements to be ratified locally. Since the units are making progress with school boards, the strike vote is no longer needed. Many developments related to bargaining have come about since the federation first announced strike votes at the end of June and members are adjusting their actions according to the progress. “Once more I am stating that OSSTF member will be at work on the first day of school doing what they do best, working with students,” he said. “The start of the school year is not in jeopardy.” Teachers from York Region and other boards rallied at Queen’s Park earlier this week to encourage the provincial government to withdraw the proposed legislation that removes workers’ bargaining rights and to allow local bargaining to continue. MPPs were recalled early to debate the McGuinty’s government’s teacher wage-freeze legislation called Putting Students First Act.

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A new regional French high school is on track to open in September. Ecole secondaire Richmond Hill is under construction on Wright Street in the downtown core, on the site of the former Richmond Hill High School. Portions of the heritage building are being incorporated into the new facility, which will open for this school year to French-speaking students in grades 7 through 9.

Under the regional Ontario French school board — Conseil Scolaire Viamonde — the school will take in students from most of York Region, including Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, King, Aurora, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury and Whitchurch-Stouffville. It will be fed by two York Region elementary schools, Académie de la Moraine in Oak Ridges and Vaughan’s École élémentaire La Fontaine.

Communications representative for the French school board, Jonathan Bouchard, confirmed that the doors will open Sept. 4 for the first day of school. The $12-million, three-storey facility will also boast environmentally conscious technology, including the reduction of electricity consumption, heating and ventilation by placing sensors in offices and classes. In the past week, the front entranceway has been paved and

finishing touches are being done inside and outside the facility. The former Richmond Hill High School opened its Wright Street doors in 1922, then in 2000, students and teachers moved north, to its current location. The principal of the new French high school is Joanne Shank. To register, call 905-637-5695 or visit the website http://ecolesecondairerichmondhill.csviamonde.ca — Marney Beck

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Three cheers for the Synergy Elite All Star Cheerleading Club. Having recently completed their fifth season of fielding competitive cheerleading squads, the Markham-based club recently capped off a satisfying campaign. With entries in Mini Level 1, known as the Mini Munsters for youngsters between four and six years of age; Junior Level 1 (Synergy Youth Fusion, ages six to 11) and Senior Level 2 (Synergy Senior Supernovas, ages 10 to 16), each exhibited a unique ability to perform highly athletic and choreographed manoeuvres to the beat of uptempo music whenever they took to the centre stage. Some of those efforts produced a firstplace showing by the Synergy Youth Fusion in the Cheer Evolution event at the Ontario Championships in Kitchener and a secondplace effort at the Ontario Cheer Federation provincials in Mississauga. Team members included Celia Siriopoulos, Victoria Schiralli, Mackenzie Dryburgh, Rana Nejad, Megan McCaleb, Bryar Higley, Cassie Beaugrand, Jessie Beaugrand, Mia Hepworth, Lauryn Wu, Talitha Ling, Jadyn Martosh, Gloria Zhang and Kaela Small. The Mini Munsters, consisting of Anastasia Siriopoulos, Athena Philippou, Alexandra Philippou, Ava Bonaccorso, Rachel Sunn, Mia Smith, Kiera Young, Alexandra Rossanos, Anastasia Bozikis, Hannah Hepworth, Vanessa Ciufetta, Jessica Jollymore, Alexa McDonald, Brianna Dryburgh, Mackenzie Argue and Nikash Singh, took top honours at the Ontario Cheer Federation Central Championships in Mississauga and were second in

duo at the Cheer Evolution National Championships in Niagara Falls. The Synergy Senior Supernovas were first at the Icheer Spring Fling event in Welland and had the best cheerleader at the Cheer Evolution event at Wonderland. Team members included Andrea Millet, Maddison Davis-Jones, Vanessa Romano, Natalie DeCiantis, Laura Chang, Anika Singh, Karni Ghazarian, Naneh Ghazarian, Tveen Ghazarian, Maria Sanabria, Maria LoboGuerrero and Caitlin Quelle. Fielding a club with 40 participants ranging in age from two to 16 this past season, Synergy head coach Jane Cogan had placed some high expectations on her teams. “We always go to each competition with a high level of expectation for the team. Our teams have all the skills in the levels that they compete. We work hard so, yes, we expected to be successful,” she said. Reflecting on her club’s success this past season, Cogan attributed it to the dedication they’ve exhibited in creating a well-oiled, cohesive unit. That’s not just from the athletes, but the coaches and support from parents as well. “We have a rigorous training schedule and dedicated athletes and parents who all want to be successful. We learn from every experience and then go back each time and refine our routine,” Cogan said. “We keep improving each year.” With a new season just around the corner, the Synergy club is always looking for new participants. Some, Cogan hopes, might be interested in forming the club’s inaugural Pom Dancing team. As well, the club offers tumbling classes for cheerleading.

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9-year-old notches hole-in-one Thomas Masson did something not many golfers can boast of doing. Taking to the Mill Run Golf Club’s Highlands course in Uxbridge Sunday with his father, Robert, the nine-yearold Markham resident recorded a holein-one. The younger Masson accomplished his ace on the par three eighth hole. Utilizing his driver from the red tees measuring some 126 yards to the hole, Thomas hit a shot that landed on the green and subsequently went into the cup. “I ran to the green to check where my ball went,” recalled Thomas. “And I could not believe my eyes when I saw that my ball was in the hole. “To the amazement of my dad, grandfather and friends they realized I had a hole-in-one. I’ll never forget that day.” In making a hole-in-one, Thomas was quick to remind his father that he owed him $20 for his accomplishment as they had a prearranged agreement. With his son recording a hole-inone, Robert said the pressure is now on him to record an ace, as he said his grandfather Bob Masson achieved two hole-in-ones and father Ian Masson also achieved one. A Grade 4 student attending Stouffville Christian School, Thomas started playing golf last summer at the local driving ranges, but only played his first game on a course in Playa del Carmen (Mexico) in March.

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The Markham Lightning under-11 girls kicked up a storm during their York Region Soccer Association season by capturing the Tom McGarrigle Cup with a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Vaughan Azzurri Chargers in the recent final hosted by the Lake Simcoe Soccer Club. With the score knotted at 0-0 at the half,

Hanna McKenna scored the game-winning marker early in the second half to propel the Lightning to their first-ever Tom McGarrigle Cup title. An elated Lightning head coach George Filntissis attributed his club’s success to their character — part of which was illustrated during the semifinal and final when

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Birth Year

Date

Time

Arena

Tyke C (Mite)

2006

Wed. Sept.5, 2012

5:00 – 6:30PM

AG-E

Tyke C (Mite)

2006

Wed. Sept. 12, 2012

5:00 – 6:30PM

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Tyke C (Mite)

2006

Thurs. Sept. 20, 2012

5:30 – 7:00PM

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Tyke B

2005

Thurs. Sept. 6, 2012

5:00 – 6:30PM

AG-W

Tyke B

2005

Thurs. Sept. 13, 2012

5:00 – 6:30PM

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Tyke B

2005

Wed. Sept. 19, 2012

7:00 – 8:30PM

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Novice

2004

Sun. Sept. 9, 2012

4:00 – 5:30PM

AG-W

Novice

2004

Sat. Sept. 15, 2012

9:00AM – 10:30AM

AG-W

Novice

2004

Wed. Sept. 19, 2012

6:00 – 7:30PM

AG-E

Minor Atom

2003

Wed. Sept. 5, 2012

6:30 – 8:00PM

AG-E

Minor Atom

2003

Wed. Sept. 12, 2012

6:30 – 8:00PM

AG-E

Minor Atom

2003

Sun. Sept. 16, 2012

4:00 – 5:30PM

AG-W

Atom

2002

Wed. Sept. 5, 2012

7:00 – 8:30PM

AG-W

Atom

2002

Wed. Sept. 12, 2012

7:00 – 8:30PM

AG-W

Atom

2002

Sun. Sept. 16, 2012

9:00AM – 10:30AM

Crosby

Minor Peewee

2001

Sun. Sept. 9, 2012

5:30 – 7:00PM

AG-W

Minor Peewee

2001

Sat. Sept. 15, 2012

3:00 – 4:30 PM

Crosby

Minor Peewee

2001

Sun. Sept. 16, 2012

10:30AM – 12:00PM

Crosby

Peewee

2000

Thurs. Sept. 6, 2012

6:30 – 8:00PM

AG-W

Peewee

2000

Sat. Sept. 15, 2012

4:30 – 6:00PM

Crosby

Peewee

2000

Sun. Sept. 16, 2012

5:30 – 7:00PM

AG-W

Minor Bantam

1999

Wed. Sept. 5, 2012

8:00 – 9:30PM

AG-E

Minor Bantam

1999

Wed. Sept. 12, 2012

8:00 – 9:30PM

AG-E

Minor Bantam

1999

Sun. Sept. 16, 2012

7:00 – 8:30PM

AG-W

Bantam

1998

Thurs. Sept. 6, 2012

8:00 – 9:30PM

AG-W

Bantam

1998

Thurs. Sept. 13, 2012

6:30 – 8:00PM

AG-W

Bantam

1998

Sun. Sept. 16, 2012

7:00 – 8:30PM

AG-E

Minor Midget

1997

Wed. Sept. 5, 2012

8:30 – 10:00PM

AG-W

Minor Midget

1997

Thurs. Sept. 13, 2012

8:00 – 9:30PM

AG-W

Minor Midget

1997

Sun. Sept. 16, 2012

8:30 – 10:00PM

AG-W

Midget Junior

1996

Sun. Sept. 9, 2012

7:00 – 8:30PM

AG-E

Midget Junior

1996

Wed. Sept. 12, 2012

8:30 – 10:00PM

AG-W

Midget Junior

1996

Wed. Sept. 19, 2012

8:30 – 10:00PM

AG-W

Midget Senior

1995

Sun. Sept. 9, 2012

8:30 – 10:00PM

AG-E

Midget Senior

1995

Sun. Sept. 16, 2012

8:30 – 10:00PM

AG-E

Midget Senior

1995

Wed. Sept. 19, 2012

7:30 – 9:00PM

AG-E

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they had a short bench with just two reserve players. “The girls played like champions and never gave in to fatigue, pain or exhaustion,” he said. “They kept their eye on the prize and persevered through every obstacle put in front of them.” In reaching the final, the Lightning defeated defending champion Aurora Stingers in their quarter-final match 2-1 on penalty kicks and then eliminated Kleinburg in their semifinal match 1-0. Melissa Lamanna scored the lone goal of the match for the Lightning. Other team members contributing to the club’s cup-winning run included: Natasha Filntissis, Vanessa Pasqualitto, Katherine Goldfried, Melissa Lamanna, Faith Simiana, Faith Windebank, Hanna McKenna, Ariana and Elaina Anastasiadis, Taylor Watson, Eliana Borg, Rylee Traicoff, Stacey Speranza, Angelina Leventis and assistant coach Angelo Pasqualitto.

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• You will be advised of any additional tryouts by the Coach. • Additional tryouts may also be posted on the UMHA website at www.umhahockey.org. • UMHA Tyke C (Mite) & Tyke B Jets will play in the York Simcoe Minor Hockey League. • UMHA Jets Novice and above will play in the North York Hockey League. • All players trying out for any Jets team must reside in the City of Markham.

Mariners get set for playoffs Mark Petrou smashed a three-run homer, his first of the season, to propel the Markham Mariners to an 8-2 win over the last-place Thornhill Redbirds in their final Greater Toronto Baseball League regular season game at Bishop’s Cross Park Friday.

Jason Graham contributed three hits and Andre Steer, two for the Mariners, who finished the regular season in second place with a 16-11 won-loss mark. Mike Arsenault tossed five innings and allowed two runs to earn the win and improve his record to 2-1. Alex Bruce followed with three shutout innings of relief and Kyle Lawrence worked a scoreless ninth. Peter Westlake was the losing pitcher for the Redbirds, now 6-20. The Mariners’next game will be the league playoffs this weekend with their opponent yet to be determined as of press deadline. For more on the Mariners, log on to: www. markhammariners.com

Girls field Summer Games gold Two Markham residents struck gold in the women’s field hockey tournament at the Ontario Summer Games in Toronto. Tina DeFranco and Shanelle Fernando were members of the Central (GTA) that captured the title with a 2-1 shootout win over Central West in the final. DeFranco, a Grade 10 student at Bill Crothers Secondary School, played on defence while Fernando, a Grade 11 student at Brother Andre Catholic High School, handled goalkeeping duties and came up with a key save in the shootout segment enabling the Central (GTA) team to win the title. During round-robin play, Fernando recorded two shutouts in victories over West 10-0 and Central West 7-0. Both players also belong with the Toronto Titans field hockey team.

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Gil fourth in Summer Games golf Tony Gil played his way to a fourth-place finish in the boys’ golf competition that was part of the Ontario Summer Games at Cedar Brae Golf and Country Club in Scarborough Friday. The 14-year-old Markham resident finished five-over par through the challenging three-day competition and finished at 218 (75-70-73). Gil finished seven shots off the pace set by 16-year-old Bryce Evon of Windsor, who claimed the gold medal after going twounder 211. Gil was just one shot off from earning the bronze medal, claimed by Gordon Gibson of Toronto, and two shots from the silver, earned by Austin James of Bath.

Tai third at Junior Tour golf event Truman Tai shot a two-round, five-over par 149 (73-76) to take third place honours in his age group division at the recent Maple Leaf Junior Tour Ontario Series event at Osprey Valley Golf Club near Alton. Entered in the Boys 17-19 division, the 18-year-old Markham native finished two shots behind winner Paul Doig of Seaforth and one behind second-place finisher Colton Clemmer of Kitchener. In the same age group division, Jonathan Lam, 19, of Markham finished sixth at 151 (73-78) and Wesley Kwok, 18, seventh at 153 (78-75).

Rugby men prevail The Markham Irish Canadian Rugby Club men’s firsts and seconds came up with victories over the Stoney Creek Camels in their Ontario Rugby Union Marshall Division matches at Fletcher’s Field Aug. 18. Buoyed by a try and one penalty try from

Kurt Gibbons and three converts and two penalty kicks from Connor Fitzsimmons, the firsts defeated Stoney Creek 32-27. Brandon Black and John Lyne each added one try for Markham, now 4-6-1 and occupying fifth place in the eight-team circuit. In the men’s seconds match, Markham received a try, penalty goal and two converts

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So,fromthisstandpoint,every day can be a happy labour day if our perspective is focussed on the blessing of sharing with others in meaningful endeavours and enjoying the benefits of a job well done. Paul Fawcett

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If someone had told Fred Donaldson his Unionville Spartans squirt girls’ softball team would win the Ontario Select Softball Tournament Association gold medal prior to the start of the season, he might have thought otherwise. But as the season went on, the Spartans head coach observed his youthful charges had made considerable progress on the ball diamond. It was to the point where what momentum they had gained snowballed right into the recent OSSTA championships in Mississauga. After starting the tournament with a 12-12 tie against Whitby Blue, the Spartans reeled off victories over Oakville 9-6, Waterloo 9-0, Mississauga North 14-13, Erindale 6-3 and Oakville 22-4 in the championship final to claim their first ever OSSTA crown. “At the beginning of the season, at that time, I would have to say I thought it would be a long shot for us to take the gold medal,” Donaldson said. “But in the few weeks leading up to the tournament based on the way they were playing and how hard they were practicing and seeing noticeable improvement in the girls, I was beginning to feel we had as good a chance as any of the teams in the tournament. “To win the tournament was wonderful and I’m honoured to have the opportunity to be affiliated with such a great group of girls and their families. They’ve worked hard this year to improve themselves to get to this level and their families were so supportive and dedicated in helping them reach this accomplishment.” Assisting Donaldson in coaching the team were Gary Hatanaka, J.P. Gagnon and Ron McLaughlin. Players on the team included outfielders Sharon Cai, Emma Hoyt, Tia McLaighlin, Sierra Policicchio and Jordan RobertsonReid. Manning the infield were Sydney Donaldson, Sheridan Fong, Chloe Gagnon, Katie Hatanaka, Michaela Hughes-Butler and Katrina Nikolovski. While the Spartans squirt girls won their title, other Spartan entries also reached the medal podium. The mite and bantam girls won bronze at the OSSTA championships. In the Ontario Amateur Softball Associa-

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Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation A strategic thinker and problem-solver, and a natural relationship builder with a proven track record in fundraising, you welcome the exciting challenges of this full-time, temporary role (3 years) with the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation. The Foundation, whose mission is to help fund capital expenditures for equipment, technology, renovations, programs and education, is at the 75% mark in its $50-million Campaign for Expansion and is focused on reaching its target in 2013. With this goal in mind, you will be responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting donors – individuals, foundations and corporations – capable of making gifts at the $10,000-plus level. This will see you developing programs specifically tailored to this group, while ensuring proper stewardship following a gift to maintain the donor’s involvement, interest and support. You have at least a bachelor’s degree combined with 3 to 5 years of fundraising experience, ideally in a major gifts program or capital campaign. Experience in a healthcare and/or not-for-profit environment, and a relevant designation such as CFRE would be assets.

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MCCOWAN/ 14TH- Quiet, posh neighbourhood, 2 bedroom, 2 washroom basement. Separate laundry/ entrance/ patio/ parking. $975. Non-smoking/ pets. Sept. (905)944-8295

Markham area brokerage is currently seeking a RIBO licensed individual for Web Quoting and Sales. Our candidate will have a minimum of 3 years experience and knowledge of MS Office and Compu-Quote. PowerBroker experience will be an asset. Please forward your resume to office@thinkinsure.ca or fax us at 905-415-8875.

MCCOWAN/ 16TH- Exquisite, bright 1100sqft. 1 bedroom. Separate entrance. Parking. Diningroom, kitchen, fireplace, laundry, transit, non-smoking/ pets. $1050. inclusive. 416-460-7786

P/T Bookkeeper required 4-6 hours per week. Must be proficient with A/R, A/P, QuickBooks, Payroll, trial balance, MS Excel, Word, Internet and English. On Hwy #7 @ Reesor Road, Markham Must have own transportation. Fax resume to (905) 471-9799 Sales Opportunities

STOUFFVILLE- APARTMENT in quiet 4-storey building. Suits non-smoking individual/ couple. No pets. Near amenities. $1075/ $1235. Leave detailed message, 905-640-4727

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To find out more, and to apply online by September 14, 2012, please visit our website at www.msh.on.ca.

SALES & CUSTOMER RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL For Merry Maids of Markham, the premier home cleaning company. Good earnings potential - Base salary plus commission. Benefits available. Preset appointments. Own vehicle necessary & previous relevant experience a plus. Fluency In English required. E-mail detailed resume and present remuneration to: merrymaids@bellnet.ca Health Care/Medical

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SENIOR BOOKKEEPER required for a Markham building/ development company. Minimum of 10 years related experience. Excellent communication skills and computer literacy: NewViews software an asset. Respond with salary expectation to 1357markham@hotmail.ca Technical/ Skilled Trades

Technical/ Skilled Trades

Canadian Tire Richmond Hill North 11720 Yonge St at Tower Is looking for experienced full time Service Advisors and 2nd or 3rd year Apprentices. Apply to hrteam697@jmch.ca Fax at 905-508-5705 416-479-0312 ext 143 Ravi or Mario

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BOOKKEEPER VAUGHAN LAW FIRM Busy Vaughan law firm seeking a bookkeeper with min. 5 yrs work-related exp. with PCLaw. Must be proficient with all computer programs. Salary commensurate with level of experience.

Please e-mail resumes to hr@parenteborean.com

Office/ Administration

PART - TIME OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR for busy office in Markham. Must have good computer skills. Please email resume to: sandrebill@ sympatico.ca

CABINETMAKER Exhibit & Display manufacturer requires experienced cabinetmakers & woodworking machinists. Send resume to: humanresources@geron.ca or fax 905-470-1789

Health Care/Medical

Full-time OPTOMETRIC DISPENSING ASSISTANT required for a busy and growing Stouffville practice. The position is challenging and extremely satisfying. We are looking for cheerful, confident, collaborative achieving individuals who enjoy a busy professional environment devoted to excellence in patient care. Responsibilities include advising patients on lens and frame selection, repairing and adjusting eyeglasses. Sales and dispensing experience is an asset but not a requirement. Please submit resumes by email: eyes@stouffvilleoptometry.com PT MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST 3 days no evenings, experience an asset. Applicants can respond to markhamclinic@gmail.com or drop off to Markham Heritage Health Clinic, 5970 16th Ave., Markham Restaurants/ Hospitality

We are seeking a friendly and courteous SERVER for a family restaurant in Markham. Woodbine/Steeles Call (905)415-0078 after 2pm, Mon-Fri. General Help PRODUCTION POSITION for Cesaroni Technology Inc. in Gormley. Required to carry out different plastics production processes. Good work habits required. Entry level position. Training will be provided. Send resume to: resume@cesaroni.net or fax 905-887-2375

General Help

Up to $1500 CASH Weekly Direct Sales Job NO Door to Door! Apply Online CharityFundraisingEvents.com Lawn maintenance company requires reliable hardworking employees, full/part time. Exp. preferred. Also, Exp. Snow Plow Truck Drivers, and snow shovelers w/own vehicle req'd. Markham area Call (905)640-1594

Apartments for Rent

Friends Child Care Center, Stouffville (located in Summitview P.S.) requires a REGISTERED EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR Part time split shift, Monday to Friday. Please email resume to: amongfriendsdaycarecentres @hotmail.com General Help

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STOUFFVILLE CENTRAL- 3 bedroom, 2nd floor, 2 appliances. Special senior rate. No smoking/ pets. References. Special rent. Sept. 1st. (905)640-0685 STOUFFVILLE- IN town. Large main floor apartments, 2 bedroom ($1200)/ 1 bedroom ($1000), +utilities, 1 bath, laundry, parking. Tony 416-841-7004 STOUFFVILLE- UNIQUE 2 bedroom apartment in a fully restored Century home. New appliances, modern laundry room, roof sundeck. Walking distance to GO Train. All utility cost, parking included, no TMI/ Available Dec. $1,450. Jack Shipley 416-626-2300 UNIONVILLE 2 bedroom basement, near transit, shopping, schools, community centre, parks. Renovated, yard, parking, laundry, A/C. $925 utilities Ken 416-791-8578 UNIONVILLE- 3 bedroom apt. in Old Unionville, 2 washrooms, shared laundry, parking. $1650 inclusive. Available i m m e d i a t e l y . 416-312-3832

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE LABOURERS & CREW LEADERS Experience an asset Competitive pay packages.

Call 905-472-4842 Fax: 905-470-8426 Email: info@aboutmps.com Markham Property Services Ltd. General Help

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HAWKINS CONTRACTING, BRAND NEW basement

Markham seeking: Experienced Foreman, 3+ yrs exp. Machine Operator (Excavator and Dozer), 5 yrs exp. Labourer, 3 yrs exp. All req. "G" license, good driving record, verbal comm. Skills. Growth opp's, competitive wages. Send resume: careers@ hawkinscontracting.ca For more info: www.hawkinscontracting.ca

apt with 2 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, laundry. $1,100 incl utilities 647-985-8129 MARKHAMHWY.7/ McCowan, 1 bedroom basement. Separate entrance, YRT/ shopping. Non-smoking/ pets. Lease 6-8 months. Mid Sept. $675. inclusive. (905)554-2112

Apartments for Rent 16TH/ 9TH Line- 1 bedroom basement, separate entrance/ laundry, parking, cable, utilities. Amenities. No smoking/ pets. $875 inclusive. Immediately. 416-878-0786

MARKHAM VILLAGEExecutive, professional, luxurious, open concept, large kitchen, tiles, Pergo flooring, washer/ dryer, parking, separate entrance, park-like. $875. 416-606-9173

UNIONVILLE- WARDEN/ Carlton. Large bachelor basement, separate entrance, parking, A/C, shared laundry. Non-smoking/ pets. Sept. 1st. $900.+. References. Santo, 416-712-9312

Townhouses for Rent MARKHAM- 3 bedroom, 11/2 baths, clean, renovated. Includes 5 appliances, cable, garage, a/c and fenced yard. Non-smoking/ pets. $1495+. 647-401-2090

Houses for Rent

Markham Houses for Rent HWY 7 & BULLOCK 3 Bedrm Detached, 1.5 baths, c/air, fam.rm, $1,450.00+ for Sept. 15th. HWY 7 & 48 - 3 Bedrm Town, 1.5 Baths, $ 1,300.00+ for Nov. 1st. includes cable. Both have appliances, garages, fin. basements Pls call 905-471-6927 ext 231 for more info


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• Experienced child care providers • Quality programming • Family grouping Call 416-922-3434 for more info or to register your child.

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LAUFERT, Tony Passed away at The MacKenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, on Friday, August 24, 2012. Tony Laufert at the age of 84 years. Beloved wife of the late Louis Laufert (2008). Loved mother of Betty Wickett (Brooks) of Guelph, Sonya DeFinney (John) of Markham, Paul Laufert (Virginia) of Puslinch and Bernie Laufert (Lori) of Uxbridge, Ontario. Dear "Nonni" of Sarah (Dean), Elise (Aaron), Marcia, Alana (Neil), Julia (Mitch), Daniel, Andrea, Zachary, Jeremy, Tory and Wesley. Great-grandmother of Devyn, Avery, Rachel and Anna. Fondly remembered by her sister Jeanine (Alex Raab) and her nieces, nephews. She leaves her good friend, Arthur Stein. Predeceased by her brother Armand Edelman. Service was held from Beth Isaiah Synagogue, Surrey and Dublin Streets, Guelph, Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Michael Grand officiating. Interment in the Beth Isaiah Section of Woodlawn Memorial Park. Shiva began on Monday, August 27, from 6:00 p.m. at Amica Retirement Residence, 546 Steeles Ave. W., Thornhill. Memorial contributions may be made to B'nai Brith Canada or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Gilchrist Chapel McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph (519) 824-0031. We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at www.gilchristchapel.com Novenas/ Card of Thanks

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PRAYER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN (Never known to fail) Oh, most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my Mother. Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power, Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee (three times). Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands (three times). Say this prayer for three consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you. Grateful thanks, E.W.

CONCRETE & PAVING

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Saturday September 8 10: 00 am 2012 Manilla, Located Hwy 7 1.5 Km West of Simcoe St 5.5 Km East Of Hwy 12 Green Emergency #C2170 GARY HILL AUCTIONS 905-852-9538, 800-654-4647 416-518-6401 Details & photos garyhillauctions.ca

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Tenders

Request For Tender

On site for third generation farm The Estate of Robert English Sold

Child Care Available

Tenders

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T-12-82

Tues., Sept. 18, 2012 1:00 p.m.

The supply and delivery of a quantity of Twenty (20) current model pick up trucks

The Region is inviting bids from qualified firms to provide services as stated in the above heading. The tender documents are available for download from the Region’s Bids & Tenders website at http://bids.york.ca for a non-refundable fee of forty-one dollars ($41.00) including H.S.T. or a hard copy may be obtained for sixty-four dollars ($64.00) including H.S.T. per set at the Regional Municipality of York, Administrative Center, 17250 Yonge Street, Supplies & Services, 1st Floor, Newmarket, Ontario on or after Thursday, August 30, 2012. All Bidders must log into their account and register for the RFT before they can download the bid documents. There is no cost to set up an account in the Region’s Bids and Tenders System. All Addenda will be issued on the Bids & Tenders website. Bidders’ Meeting Bidders are advised that a pre-tender submission meeting for all potential bidders will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 90 Bales Drive, East Gwillimbury, Ontario, starting at 10:00 a.m. in Boardroom 237. All Queries regarding the tender documents shall be directed to Sarah Power, B.A. (Hons), CSCMP, Senior Purchasing Analyst, Supplies and Services Email: sarah.power@york.ca, Tel: (905) 830-4444 ext. 1651. Please state the document number when inquiring about this contract. Bidders are advised that, unless otherwise permitted by the Region’s Purchasing By-Law, no bid shall be accepted from, nor shall any contract be awarded to, any Bidder with whom the Region is engaged in unresolved litigation. All of the Regional Municipality of York’s advertisements for RFPQ’s, RFP’s, RFT’s, RFQ’s and RFI’s may be viewed on the Region’s Bids and Tender website at http://bids.york.ca. Tenders will be opened publicly at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012, in Committee Room “A”, located on the main floor, next to the Council Chambers. Sealed Tenders, clearly marked with the Tender Number, Description of the Project, and the Legal Company Name of the Bidder will be received by the Regional Clerk at the address below. Late bids will NOT be accepted. The Regional Municipality of York Office of the Clerk, Information Kiosk Great Hall, Ground Floor 17250 Yonge Street Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 6Z1 THE LOWEST OR ANY TENDER NOT NECESSARILY ACCEPTED

BILL FISCH, Regional Chair and CEO Novenas/ Card of Thanks

Novenas/ Card of Thanks

ST. JUDE'S NOVENA May the sacred heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world. Now and forever, Sacred heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. Say this prayer nine times a day by the eighth day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be made. Thank You., E. W. Articles for Sale (Misc.)

Articles for Sale (Misc.)

COUCH- NATUZZI brown 2 PADDED love seats/ leather, 2 years old. Imchair/ daybed. 27" Sony maculate condition. Retails TV. $75 total. Unionville. $3000.+, selling $1500. 905-477-2057 Downsizing. 416-704-4953

Articles for Sale (Misc.) HOT TUB (Spa) CoversBest Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colours Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper

Tree removal, stumping and Tues., Sept. 18, 2012 disposal of emerald ash borer 1:00 p.m. affected trees and Site restoration on Regional road allowances at various locations within the Regional Municipality of York The Region is inviting bids from qualified firms to provide services as stated in the above heading. The tender documents are available for download from the Region's Bids & Tenders website at http://bids.york.ca for a non-refundable fee of forty-one dollars ($41.00) including H.S.T. or a hard copy may be obtained for sixty-four dollars ($64.00) including H.S.T. per set at the Regional Municipality of York, Administrative Center, 17250 Yonge Street, Supplies & Services, 1st Floor, Newmarket, Ontario on or after 11:00am Friday, August 31, 2012. All Bidders must log into their account and register for the RFT before they can download the bid documents. There is no cost to set up an account in the Region's Bids and Tenders System. All Addenda will be issued on the Bids & Tenders website. A bid deposit in the form of a certified cheque for $75,000.00 is required for this tender. In lieu of a certified cheque, bidders may submit a Bid Bond or a Letter of Credit in the approved forms within the bid document as Schedule "E" and "F" respectively to the Bid Form. Bidders' Meeting Bidders are advised that a pre-tender submission meeting for all potential bidders will be held on September 11, 2012 at 90 Bales Drive, East Gwillimbury, Ontario, starting at 1:00 p.m. in Boardroom 169. All Queries regarding the tender documents shall be directed to Sarah Power, B.A. (Hons), CSCMP, Senior Purchasing Analyst, Supplies and Services Email: sarah.power@york.ca, Tel: (905) 830-4444 ext. 1651. Please state the document number when inquiring about this contract. Bidders are advised that, unless otherwise permitted by the Region's Purchasing By-Law, no bid shall be accepted from, nor shall any contract be awarded to, any Bidder with whom the Region is engaged in unresolved litigation. All of the Regional Municipality of York's advertisements for RFPQ's, RFP's, RFT's, RFQ's and RFI's may be viewed on the Region's Bids and Tender website at http://bids.york.ca. Tenders will be opened publicly at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012, in Committee Room "A", located on the main floor, next to the Council Chambers. Sealed Tenders, clearly marked with the Tender Number, Description of the Project, and the Legal Company Name of the Bidder will be received by the Regional Clerk at the address below. Late bids will NOT be accepted. The Regional Municipality of York Office of the Clerk, Information Kiosk Great Hall, Ground Floor 17250 Yonge Street Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 6Z1 THE LOWEST OR ANY TENDER NOT NECESSARILY ACCEPTED

MASONRY & CONCRETE

TUTORING BUR OAK NEIGHBOURHOOD TUTORING (905)927- 2411 Grade 4 to 8 - Math; English & Home Work Grade 9 to 12 - Ad Functions/ Functions; Calculus; Physics; Science& Math $75/month for Grades 4 - 8

BILL FISCH, Regional Chair and CEO Cars

2001 Nissan Sentra 191,000 km., one owner, 5 speed manual transmission, runs well, (extra snow tires not on rims) emission test done but not certified – $1500 or best offer 289-264-1567 Newmarket

Vehicles Wanted/Wrecking $200 TO $1000Dead/ Alive. Cars/ trucks/ vans. Fast Free towing. We sell parts. 416-500-5050

Child Care Available LADDER- 32' aluminum, DAYCARE AVAILABLE. medium duty. $30. Call Provides police clearance, CPR. References. Lots of 905-470-0026 activities, hot food, fun e n v r i o n m e n t . 416-241-2331 HOT TUB/SPA 2012 model, fully loaded, full warranty. New in plastic. Cost $8,000 Sacrifice $3,900. Call: 416-779-0563

HOME RENOVATIONS

Chimneys BRICK REPAIRS. Chimneys. Stone work. Over 20 years experience. Call Paul (647)227-9860

Domestic Help Wanted

Decks & Fences

HEALTH CARE Aide En- DECKS, Shed, Concrete/ ergetic Caregiver for Stone walkway. disabled adult female. Hardwood/ Laminate floors Full/Part-time required for 25 years experience. ADL. Call ASAP after 416-522-8034, 11am, 905-294-5220 905-787-0236 http://fifieldconstruction. wikispaces.com/ Mortgages/Loans $$MONEY$$ CONSOLIDATE Debts Mortgages to 90% No income, Bad credit OK! Better Option Mortgage #10969 1-800-282-1169 www.mortgageontario.com

Cleaning/Janitorial

Home Renovations CEILINGS repaired. Spray textures, plaster designs, stucco, drywall, paint. We fix them all! www.mrstucco.ca 905-554-0825

COMPLETE RENOVATIONS- Additions. Basements. Medical Clinics: Dentistry; Vet Clinic; Chiropractic. Professional. Low price. (416)427-2308 PAYLESS4CLEANING- Sean. RESIDENTIAL & Commercial, bonded, insured, reliable, references. Free Moving & Storage estimate, affordable. Ludmila 647-267-2340 A-PARRIS MOVERSLong/short, big/small, Handy Person residential/ condos/ commercial. Quality HANDYPERSON- Interior service. Affordable/ paint, hardwood floor, tile, reliable. 905-758-2848, kitchen, bathroom remod416-677-2848 el/ design work, all repairs. www. JNR 647-228-1712 parrishomesolutions.com A CRYSTAL Cleaning experience- Homes, Offices. Insured/ bonded. Supplies provided. 15% discount. (647)500-2260 for details.

BUR OAK AVE, Markham Painting & Decorating

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ABSOLUTELY amazing painters at bargain prices! Summer special $100/ room. Quick, clean, reliable. Free estimates! Second to None Painting RICHMOND HILL- 404 905-265-7738 Weldrick Road East. Sept. 1st+ 2nd. 10am-5pm. Giant Moving Sale. EveryWaste Removal thing goes! 1/2 Price Junk Removal. Cheap. Fast Service. All SAT. & Sun. Sept. 8 & 9th. loading/ cleanup. Free Es- 10am-1pm. Car, furniture timates. John, and stuff. 4 Jeremy Dr. 905-310-5865 (local) Unionville. 905-477-2637

Lost & Found WATCH MISSING from Strawberry Festival. You contacted us once, please do so again. Email only strawberryfestival@ rogers.com

Escort Services ANNIE SPA416-291-8879 Best Asian Cuties. Clean, Friendly Atmosphere. N/E corner Finch/ McCowan, Scar. Website available.

UNIONVILLE- 20 & 36 Wrenwood Court. Saturday, September 1st, 8am-11am UNIONVILLE COLLECTIBLES- at 4th year farmers Market SUNDAYS 10am-4pm. Station Lane. Local farmers, foods, crafts, entertainment.

Garage Sales

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