Important City of Markham Program Information

Please see information from the City of Markham regarding in-person programs beginning next week and what you should know before arriving at the Thornhill Community Centre.

Yoga & Tai Chi – Free Trial Classes

To promote our Senior Yoga & Tai Chi programs, we will be offering several trial classes free of charge.  Classes will take place in the South Hall of the Thornhill Community Centre and are open to all Members.

Yoga – Free class Tuesday September 28th from 9:30-10:30.  After the class, participants have the choice to pre-pay for a 10 week session to be held every Tuesday 9:30-10:30 from Oct 5-Dec 7th.  Fee $50 (cash and/or tickets)

*NEW* Chair Yoga (Gentle Yoga for those with less mobility) – Free class Tuesday September 28th from 11-11:30.  After the class, participants have the choice to pre-pay for a 10 week session to be held every Tuesday 11-11:30 from Oct 5-Dec 7th.  Fee $25 (cash and/or tickets)

*NEW* Meditation – Free class Tuesday September 28th from 11:45-12:15.  After the class, participants have the choice to pre-pay for a 10 week session to be held every Tuesday 11:45-12:15 from Oct 5-Dec 7th.  Fee $25 (cash and/or tickets)

Tai Chi Free class on Thursday September 30th from 10:30-11:30.  After the class, participants have the choice to pre-pay for a 10 week session to be held every Thursday 10:30-11:30 from Oct 7-Dec 9th.  Fee $50 (cash and/or tickets)

Trial classes must pre-registered (NO drop-ins).  To reserve your spot please see City of Markham registration information or contact cpetrowtsc@gmail.com or call 416-677-7596.

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Register for Fall TSC Programs

TSC will begin running limited programs (more will be added in the coming months) in the Thornhill Community Centre beginning Monday September 27th.  See the TSC Daily Activity Schedule (REVISED Sept 15) Fall 2021 for the list of available programs and their associated activity barcodes.  You will need the barcode to register for each activity.  By registering, you will have reserved your spot in the activity.  No Drop-ins allowed.  Registration opens at 9am on Sept 15th. 

If you have never registered with the City of Markham before, call the contact centre at 905-477-5530 and they will set you up with a client barcode and account PIN.  Once you have your codes, you may register online or by phone through the Contact Centre, open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.

The Seniors Centre space will remain locked down through the Fall.  Entrance to the Community Centre will only be through the main doors by the Library (keep this in mind when parking).  Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your activity and wear a mask.  At the door you must show proof of double vaccination and photo ID before being allowed inside.  You can then make your way to your activity where we will check your name on the registration list and collect activity fees.  We are accepting TSC Punch Cards, TSC Pink and Green tickets and cash.  Please bring exact cash as we will not have much change.

If you still have questions or difficulty registering, please contact bbailey@markham.ca for assistance.

Hope to see you all again soon 🙂

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Markham Recreation Facilities – Proof of Vaccination

See the latest vaccine announcement from the City of Markham below:

“We look forward to welcoming you back to select City of Markham recreational facilities starting September 13! 
 
While things might look a little different, you can expect to see the same friendly faces and customer service from our staff.
 
As we reopen more programs in person, the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and participants continues to be our number one priority.
 
Starting September 22, all visitors to our recreational facilities who are age 12 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated after receiving the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (e.g. two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series, plus 14 days from last shot).
 
Proof of vaccination will be required at entry, along with photo ID (such as driver’s licence or health card). You can download your vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal or by calling the Provincial Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. Exemptions will be permitted for unvaccinated individuals with medical exemptions or under 12 years of age.
 
Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a doctor’s note until recognized medical exemptions can be integrated as part of a digital vaccine receipt. 
 
An enhanced digital vaccine receipt that features a QR code will be available by the Province of Ontario as of October 22. 
 
For more information about facility reopenings, COVID-19 health and safety protocols, dates and specific services and amenities available at the facilities, visit markham.ca/reopening.
 
To learn more about Ontario’s proof of vaccination program, please visit the provincial website for Frequently Asked Questions
 
Welcome back, Markham. We’ve missed you. We appreciate your continued support to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
 
Thank you for doing your part.
 
-Team Markham”

Fall TSC Programs Coming Soon!

We’re currently working on scheduling TSC Programs in the Thornhill Community Centre to begin September 27.  Activities include Table Tennis, Pickleball, Badminton, Yoga, Tai Chi, Bridge, Euchre, MahJong, Snooker and more.  Cash, TSC Tickets & TSC Punch Cards accepted.

Programs, space and times will be limited and COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place.  Pre-registration required (details to come).

Stay tuned to the website for more information in the coming weeks!

TSC BBQ at Glynnwood

Many thanks to Sandy and the amazing team at Glynnwood for hosting our Volunteer Appreciation BBQ today. Was great see everyone again! See more pics on our Instagram.

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TSC Volunteer Appreciation BBQ at Glynnwood

patio*All Seating Now Full*

TSC is partnering with Glynnwood to offer a FREE BBQ for Volunteers actively involved with the Club between Sept 2019 and March 2020.  Volunteer status will be confirmed when you reserve.

Date:  Wednesday August 18th, 2021

Location:  Revera – Glynnwood 7700 Bayview Ave. on the outdoor patio beside the pond on north side of building.  Entrance via outdoor walkway (NOT through the building).

Times to choose from (limited spots at each seating):

12:15-12:45 FULLY RESERVED

1:00-1:30 FULLY RESERVED

On the Menu:  BBQ’d jumbo hot dogs, cold pop/ bottled water and ice cream

Parking:  While there are several parking lots available at Glynnwood, spots will be limited.  We highly encourage carpooling, or if possible, park at the Thornhill Community Centre and walk over.

*Please Note:  In keeping with safe social distancing and with limited seating space, the event has been divided into 3 seating times.  To avoid congestion between seatings, please arrive at the patio area at your reserved time (not early!) so the group before you has time to depart.  If your Volunteer friends are unable to reserve your same seating time, you can always meet them before or after and enjoy the rest of the grounds.  There is a large covered Gazebo with seating near the main entrance and benches throughout the property where you can sit and chat.

To reserve your spot, please email Cindy at cpetrowtsc@gmail.com with your full name and preferred time.  Volunteers who do not use the internet will be contacted by phone.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Markham Facilities Reopening

The City of Markham is working to reopen select facilities, amenities and programs for the pubic to enjoy safely. Included is the Thornhill Community Centre and Thornhill Seniors Centre.  See Markham’s website for details.

Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccinations Now Available in York Region

Walk-ins for FIRST and SECOND doses are now accepted at most York Region vaccine clinics.  No appointment required.  Both mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) are available at all York Region clinics with the exception of Cornell who is offering Pfizer only.

See the York Region website for further details.