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Do You Have What it Takes to Become the Next Markham Idol?


Calling all singers- Looking for an opportunity to show your talents? The Unionville Youth Council presents Markham Idol, a singing competition and opportunity for students ages 9-16 to sing their hearts out! Accepted applicants will compete in 2 categories (Junior & Senior) and auditions will take place at the Angus Glen Community Centre (AGCC) and the Crosby Community Centre (CCC) in May. The final event will be held at the Rouge River Community Centre on June 1st where contestants will have an opportunity to compete against one another.

Date: Friday, June 1st, 2018

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Rouge River Community Center

Audition Dates + Locations:

Thursday, May 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at AGCC
Friday, May 4th from 5- 7:00 pm at AGCC

Saturday, May 5th from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm at AGCC
Thursday, May 17th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at CCC​

Take a Sneak Peak At Our Upcoming Events!

Spring Carnival

April 14, 2018

Kick off spring with a fun celebration with UYC at Angus Glen Community Centre.  This enjoyable event  is targeted for younger children who want to have fun and experience new things!  Activities include face painting, balloons, cotton candy, hair braiding, candy, and so much more. All the money raised from this event goes to local charities to help those in need.

Markham Fun Fair

May 12, 2018

Why not spend a Saturday afternoon at the Markham Fun Fair? The Funfair is a UYC specialty for years. Families and children and find activities such as balloon animals and face painting at our booth, and kids always walk away with a smile on their faces, delighted with joy and excitement!

Markham Idol

June 01, 2018

Markham Idol is an event where youth singers showcase their talent. It is the biggest event hosted by UYC. Applicants are asked fill out an application form, indicating their time and date of their desired audition. After auditions, competitors are finalized, and will be proceeding to the final round, where they will be showcasing their talent at Rouge River Community Centre. Competitors will be separated into two categories: juniors and seniors. On the day of the event, judges will place the competitors based on a set of criteria. Awards will be given for the first, second and third place winners, and all competitors will earn a certificate. All proceeds will be donated to a charity of the council’s choice.

Operation Shoebox

November 06, 2017

Operation Shoebox is a holiday tradition for Unionville Youth Council! Operation Shoebox revolves around the idea of giving back to the less fortunate. The council collects sanitary items, books, toys, stationery items and much more! We then organize these into small boxes which will be sent out to less fortunate children in other parts of the world.

Covenant House

December 04, 2017

The Covenant House is a youth homeless shelter in Toronto. We collect sanitary items, books, toys, stationery items, gift cards much more! We then deliver them to the shelter ourselves. Unionville Youth Council takes great pride in this long-standing partnership.

Old Tyme Christmas

December 01, 2017

As one of the events affiliated with the Christmas celebration on Unionville Main Street, Old Tyme Christmas welcomes the local community to Crosby Community Centre for an early celebration to start off the cold season!  Taking place in early December, families and friends alike will be able to hit the ice for public skating, and then warm themselves up with some hot chocolate and popcorn!  

Leadership Conference

February 10, 2018

Unionville Youth Council’s annual Leadership Conference is a way for youth to come together and develop as individuals. This afternoon event is when youth begin to realize their full potential and understand how to express themselves. Being a leader is much more than just giving directions. It is how to manage yourself and others amongst you, how not to be biased and how to understand others' emotions. Youth will learn helpful tactics in how to be the best leader that they can be. Not only is this conference about leadership but it also helps youth to understand the importance of good mental health and how to be the best you. Speakers from across the York Region come to speak to the adolescents about organization, management, how to present yourself, resumes and working in groups. This conference will leave you inspired and ready to make a difference!


30 Hour Famine

March 31, 2018

30 Hour Famine is one of the many fundraising initiatives that the council is involved in during the year. Every year, World Vision runs this event to raise awareness about world hunger and works towards erasing it altogether. The event is designed to put people in a position where they can relate to those less fortunate than us. During the 30 hours, we have 2 meetings to check in on participants and to take part in fun games. We then break our fast by eating as a group after the 30 hours are complete. The council collects donations (raised by our members, from family friends etc.) and all funds go directly to World Vision to support ending world hunger.

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