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Markham Carnival 2021
Embracing the Future

Markham Carnival is back this year on August 28th - 29th, 2021. There will be a long list of enjoyable activities and it will be the best event for you to enjoy virtually and physically with friends and family. 

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Our Covid Update Message

Your support is what makes our exciting Markham Carnival experiences possible. Last year, despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that we were forced to close down all physical programs, we were able to move the Markham Carnival to the virtual space and raised over $100,000.

With the success of last year’s experience of holding online events, this year we are more confident to expand the event to a 2-day virtual programs with some face-to-face elements, pending on government restrictions on social distancing. All activities and programs will either be online or pre-recorded and livestreamed on August 28 and 29.

We observe the best advice and restrictions from the York Region Public Health and follow the legislation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We encourage everyone to sign up for our newsletter to receive the most up-to-date information regarding the activities and programs of Markham Carnival.

We look forward to meeting you through our virtual programs in August.

Until then, stay safe.

The Markham Carnival Committee
Our Covid Update Message
Your support is what makes our exciting Markham Carnival experiences possible. Last year, despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that we were forced to close down all physical programs, we were able to move the Markham Carnival to the virtual space and raised over $100,000.

With the success of last year’s experience of holding online events, this year we are more confident to expand the event to a 2-day virtual programs with some face-to-face elements, pending on government restrictions on social distancing. All activities and programs will either be online or pre-recorded and livestreamed on August 28 and 29.

We observe the best advice and restrictions from the York Region Public Health and follow the legislation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We encourage everyone to sign up for our newsletter to receive the most up-to-date information regarding the activities and programs of Markham Carnival.

We look forward to meeting you through our virtual programs in August.

Until then, stay safe.

The Markham Carnival Committee

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About Markham Carnival

Our History

Starting as a small-scale walkathon namely “Blessing Walk” in 2010, the event has evolved for over a decade to become the “Markham Carnival and Blessing Walk” in 2020 in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Blessing Walk. The organizers, the Markham Wesley Centre (MWC) and the Markham Peoples Community Church (MPCC), are proud to bring an annual joyous and ecstatic cross-cultural event to the residents of the Southern York Region in the midst of the summer season. Aiming to make the event a heritage of the City of Markham, we rebrand it as “Markham Carnival” to celebrate the summer and the city’s diversity and vitality.

Our Vision

To be recognized as a signature and a heritage event of promoting community and cultural harmony in Southern York Region.

Our Mission

To curate and produce activities and programs that bring out the best of the cultural elements of the diverse ethnic communities in the region, through collaboration, partnerships, and youth engagement.

Our Location

22 Esna Park Drive, Markham, ON L3R 1E1

Event Organizers

Markham Carnival is co-organized by the Markham Wesley Centre (MWC) and the Markham Peoples Community Church (MPCC)

Markham Wesley Centre

MWC is co-located with MPCC at 22 Esna Park Drive having a space of 15,000 sq. ft. It was established to serve the residents of the culturally diverse communities of Markham and Richmond Hill in the York Region. Its core mission is to promote cultural harmony and enhance the overall well-being of the surrounding communities and to assist new immigrants in adapting to new lives in Canada. We hope that by providing these communities with various social, recreational and physical activities, we will help promote the physical and mental health of each individual living within them.

Since its opening in December 2014, the MWC has grown to more than 2,000 registered members, with an average of 300 members participating in different activities at the Centre each day before the pandemic. These include ESL for new immigrants, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, pickle ball, basketball, etc. We also have our own community choir, cooking classes, photography, fitness, computer and various other activities for all ages.
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Markham Peoples Community Chruch

MPCC is located at 22 Esna Park Drive in Markham and is 46,000 square feet in size. MPCC is a church for all nations that it embraces the diverse cultures, ethnicities and languages of our community. The church is equipped with an auditorium/sanctuary, a youth centre, a children centre and other modern facilities.
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Event Partners

Peoples Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) and YES Café are the partners of Markham Carnival.

Peoples Theatre for the Performing Arts

PTPA is part of the Markham Peoples Community Church. It aims to serve the church and the community users with modern entertainment elements, including a large and sophisticated electronic screen system, excellent acoustics and 771 theatre-grade seats. We are pleased to offer a variety of events like dance recitals, school productions, school graduations, musicals, and so much more. This facility will also contribute to the MWC’s ability to serve its mission.
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YES Café

YES Café is located in the Markham Wesley Centre. YES stands for Young Entrepreneur Start-ups. Many SMEs (small and medium enterprises) suffered and closed during the pandemic shutdown. Our young generations need an innovative platform for experiential learning and to prepare themselves as a "micro” business entrepreneur with advanced food technologies for a disruptive dining experience.

YES Café aims to meet the young entrepreneurs’ needs through a strategic collaboration between MPCC and Business with Higher Purpose (BHP) where MPCC provides the physical environment, seating and parking facilities, modern café design, and the set up of a commercial kitchen. BHP provides the business model design, consultancy, operational management and specialized hardware & software solutions related to food technologies for young entrepreneurs, and connect them to the global ecosystem for sustainable growth. In 1 -2 years, the incubatees should be able to rollout their “micro” innovative food and beverages business in Greater Toronto Area and across Canada.
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Contact Us

Have a question? Please fill out the form and we will be in touch.
General Enquiries:
info@markhamcarnival.com

Sponsor us

Don’t miss this valuable chance of outreaching to your audience and clients by sponsoring Markham Carnival
It is one the largest summer events in Markham.
We attract and engage youth in cooking, dance, and photo competitions as well as talent shows.
We support young entrepreneurs in their food and beverage business start ups in the difficult time of the pandemic.
We focus and invest in digital advertisement to promote the event to the targeted audience.
We involve adults in walkathon and singing performance to fundraise for the organizers.
Our programs will be livestreamed to local and global communities.

Ready to become a sponsor?

Download and read the Sponorship Package to learn more.
Once you are ready, fill in and submit the Sponsorship Commitment Form.
For more information, contact us at:
647-946-2678
info@markhamcarnival.com
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