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Residents receive Diamond Jubilee medals 14 people honoured for service to community, country BY SIMON MARTIN

With the London 2012 Olympics hovering in the not-so-distant future, 14 area residents got into the spirit, receiving medals. They weren’t gold, silver or bronze, but Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals presented to the residents by Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees at Queen’s Park Thursday for their service to community and country. “What makes it extra special is through respect and history with the monarchy, (I was) reminded of my roots and heritage,” medal recipient and Aurora resident Steve Hinder said. “I thought about if my parents were still around, how proud they would have been.”

Region won’t consider exemption requests for 8 months BY L.H. TIFFANY HSIEH

‘I thought about if my parents were still around, how proud they would have been.’

York Region has put a moratorium on applications from retailers wishing to open on statutory holidays. No exemption requests to the province’s Retail Business Holidays Act will be considered until April 2013 to allow Toronto’s public consultation process on holiday shopping regulations to play out. But some councillors are already forecasting the likelihood of more stores opening shop on holidays such as New Year’s, Family, Victoria, Canada, Labour, Thanksgiving and Christmas days, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. “If Toronto decides to open up, we will not handicap our stores,” Markham Regional Councillor Joe Li said. The issue, which regional council discussed in a closed session two weeks ago, followed the

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Mr. Hinder is the Stronach Group’s community and government relations director and an avid volunteer, serving with organizations such as the Aurora and Newmarket chambers of commerce, York Region youth justice committee and Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation. He is also a former Aurora councillor. He said he was humbled to be considered in the same class as the other recipients. “It was pretty cool to hear stories of what others have contributed. I was in awe of some of the accomplishments,” he said. Newmarket resident Suzanne Bolton said she was “surprised and humbled” to find out she would receive a medal. “I knew many of the people and they all deserved the honour,” she said. Ms Bolton has worked for Mr. Klees for 14


Aurora’s Steve Hinder was one of 14 area residents to be presented a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal by Newmarket-Aurora MPP Frank Klees.

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Two representatives of York Region are among 27 leaders named regional transportation champions in Toronto Friday. Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario executive director Faye Lyons, whose office is based in Thornhill, and IBM Canada vice-president Graeme McKay, who works in Markham, will be part of a group to represent millions of people across the greater Toronto and Hamilton area.

Each will reach out to people in their area to get the conversation going about transportation funding, Ms Lyons said. Ms Lyons and Mr. McKay are the only members representing York Region to join the first wave of champions assembled by the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, a coalition of senior and rising business, non-profit, government, academic and community leaders in the Golden Horseshoe area. Other champions announced include

To follow the campaign, sign up at regional-transportation. leaders from Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Oshawa and Oakville. Each will reach out to people in their area to get the conversation going about transportation funding, Ms Lyons said. “It’s about regional infrastructure ... It’s not a new subject,” she said. “You can live in York Region, but you might drive in to Hamilton every day. That’s how people travel.” CAA has participated in the discussion for quite some time and will reach out to its 1.8 million members in south-central Ontario, Ms Lyons said. “It’s part of an education process to inform our members, to educate them and get feedback from them about moving forward,” she said. The campaign will kick off in the fall and invite people to share why transportation is important to them and what they are willing to do about it. Everyone in the Golden Horseshoe area is invited to take part in the discussion. In the meantime, CivicAction is calling for other leaders to join the campaign when it launches.

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Lynn Salmon wants towns to be a little more careful about who can present at public events. The Newmarket resident, along with her two children, Jasmine, 4, and Ben, 5, were enjoying the Canada Day celebration at Fairy Lake Park. Having enjoyed many of the activities vendors were offering, including a bouncy castle manned by volunteers from a local church, the family sat down to watch a magic and comedy show near the splash pad. “My son was so excited to volunteer and his hand shot up when the man doing comedy on stage asked for one to hand out Walmart gift cards,” she said. Although the stack of 50 or so cards her son was handed to pass out had the company’s name on the front, they actually weren’t from Walmart.

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RELIGIOUS PROMOTIONS They were religious promotions with gospel tract on the reverse side. The message said all have sinned and will be found guilty on judgement day and God commands everyone to turn from sin or repent. Ms Salmon felt tricked and enraged a performance advertised as a magic and comedy show targeting children turned out to be an avenue for teaching gospel, she said. “Sin and hell are not something I have chosen to expose my children to,” she said. “Don’t sell me something as a magic show and deliver a sermon.”

OPTION TO CHOOSE While she doesn’t have a problem with organizations sharing a message at events, she wants the option of choosing whether or not to listen, especially when it comes to her children. When she returned home, she called the town to launch a complaint about the tactics used to get the gospel tract out. Local church-goer Bill Baker was one of the presenters on stage that day and insists he had the right to spread the message of God, as a gospel tract is straight

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Ben Salmon was handed what he thought was a Walmart gift card at a Canada Day event July 1 at Fairy Lake in Nemwarket. It was actually a card bearing a religious message. from the Bible and is taught to children in Sunday school. The town did not require the group to submit a script of the show, he said. “Freedom of speech is something that shouldn’t be banned,” he said. “We have just as much of a right as anyone else.” This is the first time the town has had to deal with such an issue, recreation and culture director Ian McDougall said. There are organizations, including many faith groups, that participate in events in town annually and there have been no complaints. “We were surprised and disappointed at what took place,” he said, noting there were a handful of complaints about the same show. He sent a letter of apology to Ms Salmon after receiving her concerns and said the town has taken pause to review its current procedure. The information provided to the town regarding the perfor-

‘Sin and hell are not something I have chosen to expose my children to. Don’t sell me something as a magic show and deliver a sermon.’ Lynn Salmon

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mance was misleading and this is a reminder to the town to drill a little deeper when it comes to individuals and organizations who haven’t participated in town events or celebrations before, Mr. McDougall said. “It will have to be something that is reviewed on a case-by-case basis,” he said. While there were staff at the town booth and a few others tending to tasks throughout the day, the town may consider having more

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staff dispersed throughout events to monitor shows, he said. The Town of Aurora finds its current policy of vetting applicants to present at town events effective, spokesperson Michael Kemp said. The town requires applicants to fully disclose their plans and enter into a memorandum of understanding to avoid potential risks, he said, adding the town has not had any issues. The City of Vaughan allows all non-profit groups to sponsor programs for events in exchange for tables and chairs to distribute their material, spokesperson Ted Hallas said. Some religious organizations that have taken part, but no complaints have been launched. The City of Markham was asked to weigh in on the issue, but spokesperson Dennis Flaherty replied the city wouldn’t be able to generate a response in time for print due to “other important business”.

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Housing prices may not drop any time soon, but you could have more choices if you are in the market to buy, according to industry experts. Prices are not declining, Unionville Royal LePage broker manager Karen Gerrard said. “We are still seeing multiple offers.” A survey released by Royal LePage Tuesday shows year-over-year prices rose for most housing types in Markham and Richmond Hill. In Markham, standard two-storey houses rose 11.7 per cent year-over-year to $575,000, while detached bungalows increased 11.1 per cent to $600,000. Condominiums appreciated 4.8 per cent to $325,000. Homes in Richmond Hill also made gains, with two-storey house prices growing 9.3 per cent to $655,000, detached bungalows increasing an average of 14.2 per cent to $605,000 and condominiums jumping 13.2 per cent to $300,000. In the last few months, housing inventory has increased in Richmond Hill, especially compared to the same time a year ago, the survey found. A slowdown about two weeks ago was normal for June and heading into the summer break, Ms Gerrard said, as people tend to be away. She said immigrants continue to play a big role in York Region’s housing boom. There is no real estate bubble in the GTA, she said. “We are still cheap compared to New York, London and Hong Kong,” Ms Gerrard said, adding low interest rates are likely to remain into 2014. “I’m not an economist, I’m a realtor, but the global economy is so fragile now, it’d be dangerous to raise it a lot,” she said. While house prices in York Region are

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More detailed information on the provincial organ donation list is geared toward patients, not health-care professionals, according to the Trillium Gift of Life network. Before this week, people awaiting an organ transplant in Ontario were only able to see how many people across the province were waiting for the same organ and how many people were on the donor registry. But now, at the request of people on the waiting list and their families, the numbers are broken down not only by organ, but also by age, gender and blood type of the people on the waiting list. “Being on the waiting list is very difficult, especially waiting for that beeper to go off or for the phone to ring,” Trillium Gift of Life Network president and CEO Ronnie Gavsie said. “Sometimes, the more information (recipients) have, the more of a comfort it can be.” The intent is not to help people on the wait list determine their place in line, but to provide them with the information requested and break it down to convince more people to register to become donors. There are more additions to come in the next few months, including listing wait times by organ and the reasons people are removed from the list, once a standardized reporting system has been implemented.

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Religious promotion should not be allowed Re: Religious handouts not welcome at event, letter to the editor by Lynn Salmon, July 5. Kudos to Ms Salmon for speaking out against the practice of purveying religious indoctrination, especially when conducted toward impressionable children. If there were any justice, those who pitched their beliefs would have been charged with false advertising, pay a fine and/or go to jail. If a con artist sold coloured water as a cure for cancer, he or she would be charged with false advertising. What if the person really believed the coloured water was a cure? Would he then be permitted to sell it? Of course not, because he can’t prove his claim. In Canada, to make money on an advertised claim, said claim must be substantiated by proof. Yet religious advocates are free to

advertise unproven claims about heaven and hell, supernatural entities and so on and collect money for their religious institutions doing it, unscathed. To say such claims are legitimate because of a holy book doesn’t hold water, as such texts are loaded with erroneous content. For example, Earth wasn’t created in six days. Indeed, history, science and the best philosophical arguments indicate there’s no such thing as a god. I could back this claim with pages of newsprint. The evidence is mountainous once one takes the time to look into it. Therefore, when religious institutions collect money based on promises of a magical afterlife, it’s clearly false advertising, which is against the law.


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e can’t live without clean water. Canada is blessed with an abundance of lakes and rivers and has a global responsibility to manage them well. But if we really want to protect freshwater supplies and the ecosystems they support, we must understand how human activity and natural disturbances affect them. The world-renowned Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario has served as an outdoor laboratory for this purpose since 1968. By manipulating and studying conditions in 58 small lakes and their watersheds, scientists there have made many discoveries about the effects of human and natural activity on freshwater ecosystems and fish. Over the past 45 years, they’ve taught us about the impacts of acid rain, mercury pollution, nanoparticles, nitrogen overload, climate change, fish farming and many other issues. That’s about to end. The federal government announced it will close the unique facility in 2013. It’s an odd decision, especially considering it costs just $2 million a year to operate — 1/10 the cost of Prime

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ELA has been impressive — more than 1,000 scientific articles, graduate theses and books.” We often hear how Canada “manages” its natural resources, but how can it do that without sound knowledge about the intricacies of the water cycle? The timing is also odd. The ELA is being shut down as the government eviscerates laws and regulations designed to protect freshwater and marine habitat and resources with its omnibus budget bill. Included in the bill are changes or cuts to the fisheries, navigable waters protection, species at risk and Canadian environmental protection acts and a complete gutting and rewriting of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. Changes to the Fisheries Act are especially troubling. Habitat protection has been removed and the focus has shifted to economically viable and aboriginal fisheries only. One can’t help but notice that many recent cuts and changes are aimed at programs, laws or entities that might slow the push for rapid tar sands expansion and pipelines to the west

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recent approval of Denison Centre’s request for exemption from the act. Owned by developer Rudy Bratty’s Neamsby Investments Inc., Denison Centre is within two kilometres of Markham’s Pacific Mall and Market Village, the latter of which Mr. Bratty also owns and has plans to demolish and turn into an 800,000-square-foot Chinese-themed mall. Both Pacific Mall and Market Village already open on statutory holidays. The Denison exemption sparked more interest in opening on holidays, Mr. Li and Vaughan Regional Councillor Deb Schulte said. Ms Schulte voted against Denison Centre’s application because of an Ontario Municipal Board ruling on Brampton’s Bramalea Centre that was pending at the time. After mall employees appealed Peel regional council’s decision, the OMB backed Bramalea’s bid to remain open on certain statutory holidays. York Region and other GTA municipalities are studying the Bramalea case carefully, regional solicitor Joy Hulton said, which basically advocates a mall is a tourist attraction. While the region typically receives one or two applications for exemption a year, Ms Hulton said there has been an increase

JOHN TAYLOR: Regional councillor thinks it might be too late to stem tide of holiday openings.

of applications from urban areas, such as Markham. Regional council wanted to hold off on the process of considering exemption applications twice a year, in September and April, until after Toronto’s consultation process is finished, she said. This will allow council to assess how Toronto’s decision might affect York Region businesses, Ms Hulton explained. Calling the act “outdated”, Mr. Li believes Toronto will ease its holiday shopping regulations.

“I have a feeling Toronto will open up,” he said. “Toronto is a major player. Whatever they decide can affect us.” Ms Schulte echoed those sentiments, pointing out York Region is a close neighbour to Toronto. “There is a lot of spillover between the two municipalities. We need to be consistent,” she said. While Newmarket Regional Councillor John Taylor also predicted more businesses in Toronto could be allowed to open on certain statutory holidays, he said he is leaning toward protecting and preserving “the handful of days for family time and slower pace of life”. Mr. Taylor, who is chairperson of the region’s planning and economic development committee, which has jurisdiction over this matter, criticized the act as not clearly defining tourist attraction areas. “It’s a mess. It has been for a long time,” he said. “It’s a process that’s very subjective and the province has no interest in intervening.” Mr. Taylor said he would like to see a level playing field for all businesses in York Region, but noted it might be too late to stop the momentum of holiday openings. “I’m going to bet Toronto will come out with a levelled position that can open a lot of businesses. It’s going to be hard for southern municipalities that border Toronto to not want to provide their businesses with the same.”

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years and is heavily involved in the community. “I help people when they come into my life. I help them through difficult times,” she said. Ms Bolton works as a life coach outside of her duties with Mr. Klees. She had to drag her son, Michael, to the ceremony, but he ended up enjoying himself, she said. The Diamond Jubilee medals were created to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth ll’s ascension to the throne. They are awarded to recognize and celebrate significant achievements and extraordinary contributions Canadians have made for the benefit of their fellow citizens and their country.

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On June 30, 1953, the first of a new kind of Chevrolet rolled off an assembly line in Flint, Mich. The car had only two seats. There were no roll-up windows, or exterior door handles, for that matter. Its body wasn’t stamped from steel but, rather, molded from reinforced fiberglass. While the postwar Baby Boom was in full swing, this was definitely not a family car. This was a very personal vehicle, one that promised a driver and a passenger all of the thrills of the open road. Skeptics gave the car little chance of lasting beyond an initial run of a few dozen units. However, 60 years later the Chevrolet Corvette survives – and thrives – as an American automotive and cultural icon. “Through the years, Corvette certainly offered state-of-the-art features, designs, technologies and performance,” said Tadge Juechter, vehicle

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Sheila Reid to run in London Olympic Games BY JOHN CUDMORE

Sheila Reid will run in the London Olympics, after all. The Newmarket resident is among five athletes Athletics Canada added to its 45-member roster being unveiled Thursday by the Canadian Olympic Committee, ending an appeal process that started shortly after she won the 5,000 metres at the Canadian track and field championships June 29 in Calgary. Despite winning the race, Reid had not achieved Athletics Canada standards during the extended qualifying period. That requirement included a national championship and two races completed within B standard times. Reid had one such race time to her credit for the 5,000 metres and two at 1,500 metres, arguably her best event. After her initial appeal for Rising Star consideration was denied that night by Athletics Canada, it went to a three-member independent panel and ultimately to the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. She was resigned to the notion that her hopes for an Olympic debut would have to wait until at least 2016. “Once we heard back from the second appeal, I just wanted to put it to rest,” Reid said yesterday from Philadelphia, where she is a graduating student at Villanova University. “I didn’t know the decision was still being worked over. “There were definitely times I felt it was hard to keep fighting. It wasn’t that I didn’t deserve to go, but it would have been nicer if my legs did the talking for me. In the

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end, it’s a relief I didn’t have to fight my way on to the team. “At first, I took it personally, but I don’t think it was meant that way and I’m glad they looked it over.” In a sport typically dominated by athletes from East African nations, Reid knows she faces a tough task starting with the preliminaries Aug. 7. The final is Aug. 10. “I don’t want to put myself in the category that I’m just happy to be there,” said the 22-year-old graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newmarket. “I don’t want to go just for an experience, but to prove I am among the best athletes in this sport in the world. There are people there I know I can be competitive with. “The whole thing is a total trip. I’ve dreamed of this since watching my first Olympics in 1996. It’s the highest stage we can be on in our sport.” She credits the diligence of Athletics Toronto coach Hugh Cameron, Villanova head coach Gina Procaccio and her father, Tom, for pursuing the issue through the appeal process. “(Athletics Canada) were just doing their job,” said Cameron, who also coached Reid as a member of the Newmarket Huskies Track Club. “The onus was on us to convince them to change their

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Newmarket Hurricanes forward Bowman Webster is the latest member of the 2011-12 team to head to the NCAA. The 19-year-old Aurora resident has accepted a financial package to attend Hobart College in Geneva, New York starting this fall. A three-year member of the Hurricanes, after being acquired from the Markham Waxers, Webster tied for the team lead in scoring with linemate Morgan Bonner with 64 points. The highlight of that total was a teamleading 45 assists. In 144 career regular-season games for Newmarket, Webster collected 149 points, including 104 assists. He added 30 points in 50 playoffs game. A ninth-round pick of the Ontario Hockey Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sarnia Sting in 2008, Webster is also a prolific offensive threat for the Newmarket Saints in the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League, where he had 88 points in 17 games, including a team-high 59 assists, to finish 10th in the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League, one of three Saints to crack the top 10. The Hobart Statesmen compete in Division III of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference.


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DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION (interim assignment with the potential of becoming permanent) This is an opportunity for a seasoned finance professional, to provide financial leadership and oversight to CHATS. You will be responsible for planning, controllership and reporting that supports the successful execution of organizational strategies and enables compliance through strong risk management, accountability and information systems. As a member of the executive team, you will play a key role in strategic planning and decision-making. Accountabilities: o Directs all accounting, financial transaction processing and financial control activities for the organization, ensuring compliance with all statutory requirements, funder requirements, contracts, policies and generally accepted accounting principles. o Develops and provides leadership to financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes. o Oversees the effective and efficient management of information and technology assets. o Leads all aspects of financial reporting. o Identifies key business risks and oversees the development of mitigation plans. o Establishes and maintains strong relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. Provides management liaison with the Finance Committee of the Board. Essential qualifications include: o A recognized accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA) o Over 10 years related experience in a not-for-profit organization with an annual budget of at least 10M, preferably in a healthcare or public sector environment. o Strong leadership and management capabilities. o Proven planning, budgeting, forecasting and analytical skills o Expertise in managing information systems, contracts and legal requirements for not-for profit organizations o Excellent interpersonal and negotiating skills, with experience in advising executive teams o Ability to manage multiple projects and convert business strategy into effective financial and technological tactics o Demonstrated ability to provide guidance to non-financial managers and board members in financial management and control CHATS is an equal opportunity employer. E-mail: URL: General Help

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Skating/ Hockey Instructors Required High Speed Hockey is growing again and we need one skating instructor and one shooting instructor. Instructors should be outgoing and either have a skating instruction background or have played hockey at a junior, college, or professional level. This is part time work on evenings and/or weekends.

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ANDERSON, Ellen Irene "Toots" (nee Adkins) (Selwood) "Foxy" It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. Mom passed away peacefully surrounded by family, at Eastholme, Powassan on Saturday, July 7, 2012. She was born in Schenectady, New York on August 17, 1919. Predeceased by her loving husbands Arnold Selwood (1964) and Leslie John Anderson (2011) and her son Edward (Ted) Selwood (2008). Left to mourn are her sons Doug Selwood (Carol) of Powassan, David Selwood (Jill) of North Bay; her daughters Dianne Graham and Marlene Gaw of Willow Beach, Judy Newton (Keith) of North Bay; daughter-in-law Susan of Medicine Hat, Alberta; grandchildren Richard, Douglas, Susan, Steven, Stacey, Annette, Gerry, Paul, Becky, Brian, Anton, Adam, Corey, Matt, Mike, Missy and 19 greatgrandchildren. Our mom lived a full and rewarding life and was an inspiration to so many. We want to give a very special thank you to Eastholme for the professional but very compassionate care they gave our mom for the last six years. Friends and relatives will be received at the Paul Funeral Home, Powassan on Monday, July 16, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Legion Tribute Service will be held at 6:45 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 17th at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Anglican Church, Powassan. Interment to follow at Powassan Union Cemetery. If desired, memorial donations to St. Mary's Church or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated. For information, Memory Cards, condolences, donations or flowers, please contact the Paul Funeral Home, Powassan at 705-724-2024 or In Memoriam

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•Coffee House •Chinese •DelicatesSan •Greek •Mexican •Pizza •Patios •Sweet Shop •Tea Room


•Library •Museum •Churches •Synagogue •Miles of Walking •Cycling Trails •Fairy Lake

DOWNTOWN EVENTS NEWMARKET FARMER’S MARKET Every Saturday from May-October! Horse & Wagon rides and much more! Bring the whole family! At Riverwalk Commons 8 am - 1 pm

DON’T MISS INTERNATIONAL DAY ON HISTORIC MAIN STREET S., NEWMARKET July 21, 2012 Visit the shops, cafes, restaurants and the Elman Campbell Museum and experience over 35 different countries and cultures and continue on to Fairy Lake Park for Around the World Multicultural Event! Pls call Michelle @ Whatnot’s for more info 905 853-5843



Sat. July 21, Fairy Lake Park, Water St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over 20 outdoor performances of music, dance, theatre and more. Enjoy over 60 exhibit booths with crafts, information and delicious food. Free activities include: inflatable jumping castles, make & take crafts, games and train rides! Free admission. 905-895-5193


Cycle Studio Ready to take you on the ride of your life!

Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home 157 Main St S 198 Main St S


Whatnot’s Paint your own pottery! Drop ins, groups, and parties! 226 Main Street South


The Maids Cottage Now open in our new location 223 Main St. Open for full breakfast and lunch!


Hempen Jewellers 220 Main St S


Brad Jones Karate One free kickboxing class for the month of July

244 Main St S


EUROPA Travel & Tours 163 Main St S




The Backyard Birder



“Where you’ll find what you need for everything from bats to hummingbirds to road trips”

228 Main St S

905-898-2329 NOW OPEN

The Goulash House Restaurant Real homemade authentic Hungarian cuisine!

200 Main St S


Robins Pharmacy

Running, Walking Triathlon, Adventure

Family owned since 1958

201 Main St S

191 Main St S



Personal Training Newmarket Katie Stoyles (Main Street) Enjoy your workout in our private studio with trained & experienced personal fitness trainers Cleaners Environmentally Friendly!

15 Main St S

905 895 2343


465 Timothy St

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