City of Markham-Aaniin Virtual Workshop Programs
posted 2020-09-10 05:26 by Kirk McDonald

Hi Everyone –

Attached you will find the Community Hub Virtual Workshop Flyer for Fall 2020. Could you please circulate to your Seniors Clubs and connections (professional & personal), I would like to be cc’d on the email and a brief mention of who I am in case there are any questions related to ZOOM or workshops.

There are a lot of really interesting workshops coming up this session and I would be great to see some friendly faces there with me.

Talk soon,

Carolynn Thompson (Pronouns: Hers/Her/She) Learn More
Community Program Supervisor- Community Development | City of Markham
Aaniin Community Centre and Library |5665 14th Ave. |Markham, ON | L3S 3K5
( 905.477.7000 ext. 4432 + ü

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Update from City of Markham regarding Seniors Clubs in Markham
posted 2020-09-03 11:35 by Kirk McDonald

The following update has been received from the City of Markham regarding the current status of Seniors Clubs and the COVID19 pandemic.

Any questions you may have please address to:

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Virtual Workshops offered through City of Markham
posted 2020-06-30 11:01 by Kirk McDonald

AGOAC has been asked by the City of Markham to pass along information regarding virtual workshops being offered. Click on the hyperlink included. If this does not work then paste the link into your browser.

Hi Everyone,

As you know the Community Hub workshops have transitioned to the world of virtual. To ensure our workshops get as much promotion they deserve, I am asking for you to send this out to your Older Adult Club members, cc me on the email and let them know who I am in case they have any questions around registration.


Carolynn Thompson (Pronouns: Hers/Her/She) Learn More

Community Program Supervisor- Community Development | City of Markham

Aaniin Community Centre and Library |5665 14th Ave. |Markham, ON | L3S 3K5

( 905.477.7000 ext. 4432 + ü

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Free Online Programs Offered By City Of Markham
posted 2020-06-10 15:37 by Kirk McDonald

To All Members:

Select the attachment link or copy the URL line below into your browser to see what City of Markham has available online to help with occupying your free time.

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posted 2020-05-31 01:21 by Kirk McDonald

"The City has made the difficult decision to cancel all planned summer recreation, swimming, culture and library programs and camps."

No firm date as to the resumption of AGOAC programs is available at this time. Once more concrete information is available it will be passed on to members.

"Decisions to open will be determined by Federal and Provincial governments, as well as medical advice."

Yoga, Qigong, Wellness and Zumba Home Videos courtesy Katy Chu / Philip Chan / Danny Shum / Stanley Chong-New additions May 19
posted 2020-05-19 20:27 by Kirk McDonald

Copy the link into your browser to access each of these videos:

YOGA Courtesy Katy Chu

Yoga #1 (8 min)

Yoga #2 (11 min)

Yin Yoga (25 min)

Flow 1 (one hour)

Yoga for Back Pain (25 min)

Chair Yoga (11 min)

Yin Yoga(25 min)

Warrior Flow with Balancing Poses (30 min)

Yoga for Older Adult (English 60 min)

WELLNESS Courtesy Philip Chan

Tai Chi QiGong 18 moves 2nd set, demonstrated by Philip Chan (English 26 min) 太極氣功18式第二套

Philip's Qigong YouTube Videos

8 Brocade (English 17 min) 八段錦

Tai Chi Qigong 18 Moves 1st set (Cantonese 27 min) 太極氣功十八式第一套

Courtesy Danny Shum

Wellness exercise session 1A - In Cantonese

Wellness exercise session 1B - In Cantonese

Wellness exercise session 2 - In Cantonese

Zumba By Philo and Stan

Come Make a Short Film with Us
posted 2020-05-08 13:31 by Thomas Yee

As you all know, senTV was officially launched in March 2020.

senTV was created by Angus Glen Older Adults Club filmmaking group with the assistance of the Ontario Senior Community Grant. senTV covers a variety of subjects and has become the vehicle of promoting an active lifestyle among older adults while practicing social distancing. There are plenty of videos on created by senTV filmmakers and AGOAC program instructors to make this a fun website.

One of the upcoming projects is to produce a fun video on “Nostalgia”. This short film is to showcase an individual’s favorite or sentimental toy, game or hobby from childhood with happy memories. It will be an interesting film since many of us come from different parts of the world.

This project is open to all AGOAC members, families, and friends. We encourage everyone's participation by submitting either your fun memory / idea or a 1-minute long video showing the choice and how it works to make it fun. (Audio and caption are not needed).

Please send your submission to before May 29, 2020.

Note: AGOAC filmmakers will edit the collected videos into a short film for posting on senTV in June. ( All of the participants will be credited in the short film. Please provide your full name and city of your childhood if possible for the credit.

We hope you will participate in this fun project. For questions regarding this project, email to

Thank you!

posted 2020-04-01 19:08 by Kirk McDonald

AGOAC has been advised by the City of Markham as follows:

"The facilities will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020. Decisions to open will be determined by Federal, and Provincial governments, as well as medical advice."

No firm date as to resumption of AGOAC programs is available at this time. This is an estimated closure date and is subject to change.

posted 2020-03-28 10:03 by Kirk McDonald

Link to City web site and current status regarding closures related to COVID-19


Launch of AGOAC Filmmaking Group's website
posted 2020-03-22 01:13 by Thomas Yee

AGOAC Filmmaking Group's Seniors Entertainment Network (senTV) has pushed forward launching their website, making it available immediately for seniors who are most vulnerable during the current health crisis. is now accessible online. senTV has quickly repositioned its members to continue producing videos safely at their own homes, creating How-To videos and short films to entertain and engage with other seniors while doing their part in Social Distancing.

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posted 2020-03-13 16:23 by Kirk McDonald


A decision has been made to support “Breaking the Chain of Transmission” messaging to minimize the spread of Covid – 19 that we will follow the Ontario government's recent School Board announcement to temporarily close our facilities.

City of Markham facilities will be closed as of midnight March 13th, 2020 through to April 5th, 2020.

All AGOAC programs at all locations are cancelled until April 5th, 2020

Reminder to Members who travel to any foreign country
posted 2020-03-13 00:22 by Kirk McDonald

All members are reminded, that in keeping with Governmental Health Guidelines involving the current COVID-19 Health crisis if you have traveled to any foreign country, including the United States, in the last 14 days, limit your contact with others for 14 days upon your return to Canada. This means self-isolate and stay at home. The nature of the virus is constantly evolving and has been declare a Pandemic by the WHO.
While you may be anxious to resume your club activities and share your travel experiences with your friends, you should err on the side of caution.

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