Markham’s Mena Massoud Cast as Aladdin
“The star of Disney's new live-action remake of Aladdin is a young Egyptian-Canadian actor from the Toronto area who is a ‘natural leading man’ says his former university professor. Mena Massoud was born in Egypt but grew up in Markham, Ont., and graduated from Ryerson University's performance acting program in 2014, after transferring from the University of Toronto.
Aurora Cultural Center
The building at 22 Church Street officially opened as a public school on September 30, 1886; within the first 2 years, Aurora’s first high school opened in two upper floor classrooms. Since that time, the “Aurora Public School” has functioned as a school board, a training institute, an overflow school, a museum, and now a multi-purpose centre of arts, culture and heritage.
About the Artist
Sylvia is an Award Winning Artist and Ontario Certified Teacher who creates opportunities for people to get in touch with their inner ‘artist’ and inspires youth to make a difference in the community by use of their creativity and imagination. Owns and operates successful community art initiatives and events, Sylvia Chan is a professional artist and art educator from Markham with over 10 years of painting and teaching experience. She is the owner of Creative Genius Art Academy. The academy brings art to everyone, regardless of background or experience and teaches students to break out of their comfort zone, explore new mediums and have a great experience creating art! She is also an artist in residence for York region district school board, where she facilitates art workshops for grade 6 – 12 students.