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Pickup shinny hockey looking for players

This coming Saturday night, if you’re a hockey fan, it’s time to dust off your hockey gear and head to Bond Lake Arena at 70 Old Colony Road near Yonge and King. From 8:30 to 10 p.m., the sound of skates scraping across the ice will be constant as players like you practice Canada’s favorite [...]

2018-12-05T21:47:35+00:00 December 5th, 2018|Local scene|

Holiday events at Hillcrest Mall

So many festive holiday happenings are just steps away when you live at The Avenue in Richmond Hill. A short stroll down the street, Hillcrest Mall is featuring the ever-popular Pet Night with Santa photo opportunity tonight, Ugly Sweater Night-themed photos with Santa on December 7 and 14 from 5:30 to 8 pm and for [...]

2018-11-28T19:34:55+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Local scene|

Take a Roman musical journey November 25

November is the time to treat your ears to music that sweeps you away to sunny places and luckily, it’s available just a short drive from the Avenue. You’ll hear Vivaldi’s delightful Spring from the Four Seasons, Respighi’s Pines of Rome and Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture among others, all performed by the York Symphony Orchestra [...]

2018-11-21T20:01:21+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Local scene|

Santa Claus parade this Saturday, November 17

Some festive news for Richmond Hill fans! Eighty brightly lit-up floats, marching bands, costumed characters and clowns will fill Leslie St. early Saturday evening. Everyone’s invited to watch the spectacle as it moves from William F.Bell Parkway at 6 p.m southward along Leslie St. to Performance Drive where it all ends around 7:30 p.m. Bring [...]

2018-11-14T20:12:15+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Local scene|

The Bells of Peace toll at sundown

One hundred years ago, on November 11, when news of the armistice broke, churches around the world and in Canada began ringing their bells to mark the end of the Great War. This Remembrance Day, 100 years later, churches across the country, from St.John’s, N.L. to Vancouver Island, B.C., will ring their bells to commemorate [...]

2018-11-07T20:46:06+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Local scene|

On the sweets trail in Richmond Hill

It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to cozy indoor indulgences, like hot chocolate and warm croissants. If you’re a fancier of sweet things, there are some places you need to visit in Richmond Hill. CACAO 70 at 100 York Blvd. is a chocolate lover’s dream, with a long menu of offerings. Try [...]

2018-10-31T22:15:37+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Local scene|

Spooky fun at the Centre for Performing Arts

Hallowe’en is all about chills, thrills and scary fun. Children’s entertainer Marky Monday will hold the whole family spellbound with his spookiest performance yet on Saturday, October 27 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Bring your children, bring your grandchildren, and be ready for a show filled with music, dancing, singing and [...]

2018-10-24T20:54:44+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Local scene|

Hike through fall colours at Jefferson Forest

It’s time to put on your sturdiest hiking shoes and fall weather layers. Hikers are out on area trails at this time of year, enjoying the brisk autumn air and the vivid forest colours. One such hike is planned to loop through Jefferson Forest, a large protected wooded area in the Oak Ridges Moraine. The [...]

2018-10-17T21:18:26+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Local scene|

Artists open their doors this weekend

Have you ever wanted to take a tour behind the scenes in an artist’s home or studio? Now you can. Every year, artists from the Richmond Hill Art and Studio Tour invite the public into their homes and studios. It’s an opportunity for visitors to take a self-guided tour, meet the people who create one-of-a-kind [...]

2018-10-10T17:49:34+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Local scene|

Thanksgiving weekend in Richmond Hill

It’s pumpkin mania this Thanksgiving weekend in Richmond Hill! Three days of all-ages-fun could be in your future at the Richmond Green Park. Food trucks will be on the scene as will a kiddie midway, jumping castles, giant slides, corn mazes, music and colorful autumn contests for best costume and Little Miss Richmond Hill Pumpkin [...]

2018-10-03T21:16:28+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Local scene|