2018 AGM – Welcome New Board

Darren Little passes on the gavel to Doug van Wolde, 2018 President.  The Annual General Meeting was attended by 70 voting members. Returning to the Board this year for a three year term are Gord Appleton, Michelle Hulshof, Kristen Miller and Doug Savage.  Also joining is new Board member Alana Tufford and retuning Past President [...]

2018-01-20T18:45:37+00:00January 19th, 2018|Volunteer|0 Comments

Carrie Purcell Receives Governor General’s Award

Congratulations to Miss Carrie Purcell on receiving the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award Recently, we visited Miss Carrie Purcell to congratulate her on receiving The Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award (now known as The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers). The award was created in 1955 by the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc to recognize individuals who would [...]

2017-08-10T09:41:06+00:00August 10th, 2017|Markham Community, Volunteer|0 Comments

2017 AGM – Welcome New Board

Todd Little has given the gavel to brother Darren for 2017.  The Annual General Meeting was attended by 98 voting members.  We welcome two new Senior Directors serving a 3 year term; Dylan Armstrong and Tina Smith returning to the Board in their new roles.  Dylan has been a Junior Director for several years and [...]

2017-01-23T17:54:09+00:00January 19th, 2017|Volunteer|1 Comment

School Assemblies and In-Class Workshops – Lend-a-Hand Initiative

Lend a Hand - Youth Inspired We welcome your reservation here for a "Lend a Hand" school assembly or in-class workshop, to be held at your school. We have availability throughout May and June of 2016, based on a first-come, first-served basis. Each school assembly will be high-energy with music and presentation equipment. [...]

Markham Fair Receives First Place in the Best Theme Float

City of Markham celebrated contributions to the community with an awards presentation in council chambers last night. Mayor Frank Scarpitti announced the importance of the volunteer efforts from the parade organizing committee as well as the local businesses and not-for-profit groups. Each year the parade grows a little more in number of floats. The annual [...]

Markham Fair launches the “Lend a Hand” campaign across Markham and Stouffville

School Children encouraged to make our communities even better places to live Lend a Hand School Assembly Markham Fair, a 171-year-old institution in Markham, has endured for generations because of the dedication and perseverance of thousands of volunteers.  The fair continues to draw large crowds annually and remains Canada’s largest four-day fair.   Throughout [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:14+00:00April 21st, 2015|Lend-A-Hand, Markham Community, Volunteer|0 Comments

Lend a Hand Campaign

Lend A Hand - Community Volunteerism When you think about “Markham Fair” you might think about the animals, the competitions, the thrills, the food, and the entertainment… But equally appropriate would be thoughts of volunteerism and community building.  Markham Fair has been built by legions of volunteers that currently number more than 850 [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:14+00:00January 26th, 2015|Markham Community, Volunteer|0 Comments

Nominate a Volunteer

Nominate a Volunteer from Markham Fair Do you know someone from our Markham Fair organization who is an exceptional volunteer and excels beyond their normal volunteer duties?  Well put your nominations forward!  Fill out the online application. (see form below).  Markham Fair will collect your request and submit it to the proper government branch on [...]

2018-12-04T14:50:20+00:00June 5th, 2014|Markham Community, Volunteer|0 Comments

Markham Fair Prize Books – It’s that simple to Enter!

Look for a Section from the Prize Books. Pick the Section and best class that matches your entry. Fill out the appropriate Entry Form. Be sure to read the General Rules and Regulations. Bring the form into the Markham Fair Office on or before September 13, 2018, 8PM, with the appropriate entry

Rental Facilities

Markham Fair Grounds, located in York Region, can accommodate a variety of functions and gatherings. We are the host location for large trade and consumer shows as well as corporate celebrations, concerts, banquets and other special events.