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Programs, Activities & Services

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Free Drop-in Programs

There will be free drop-in activities at the centre until February 19th. Be sure to bring the whole family because there are so many activities to try from playing in the indoor playground, to sports, to art, to 3D printing. Check out the schedules below for the full listing of activities and times.

Community Centre Drop-ins

Library Drop-ins 

Recreational Swimming

Registered Programs

Aaniin will be home to a number of unique programs including cricket, mermaid swims, build-it programs, aquatic rock climbing adventure, women’s only sport, a variety of cooking programs, entrepreneurial programs, STEM/STEAM classes, podcasting workshops, and story times.

Got Dance? We’ve got more dance than you can shake a stick at. Indian classical dance, ballet, jazz, hip hop, bollywood, and line dancing is just the start. Check out the winter recreation guide for all the dance programs at Aaniin.

Important Notice:
Please be advised that due to a delay in construction the winter session of general programs, swimming lessons, and fitness classes at Aaniin Community Centre & Library will now begin Saturday, February 17, 2018 instead of Saturday, January 6, 2018. 

  • General programs and swimming lessons will not run over March Break (March 12 – 16, 2018)
  • March Break camps (March 12 – 16, 2018) are not affected by the delay
  • For the winter session, swimming lessons will not be offered on Mondays
  • Preschool and tech programs offered by the library will begin mis-January

For revised program information (i.e., start dates, fees, program duration) please see the following Aaniin Community Centre & Library guides for:

We invite you to join us in creating new experiences in Aaniin and all of our community centres. 

Contact Information: 
Program information: Samuel Low, slow@markham.ca, 905-477-7000 x4433 
Swimming information: Shaun Pearl, spearl@markham.ca, 905-477-7000 x2831 
Fitness class information: Nancy Letman, nletman@markham.ca, 905-477-7000 x6194
Library program information: Karen Nowicki, knowicki@markham.library.on.ca, 905-513-7977 x2868

For registration support and other inquiries please call the Contact Centre at 905-475-4731.

Visit EZ Reg to register today!

Canada 150 Youth Outreach Initiative

The City of Markham was fortunate to receive a grant from the Government of Ontario to support youth outreach in South East Markham. This exciting opportunity will enable us to deliver a variety of services for youth including an outreach worker on site, a youth drop-in at Armadale Community Centre is open 4 – 8 pm, free basketball drop in after school and life skills workshops for youth. This project will provide free access to services such as informal counselling, pre-employment services, housing services, recreation, life skills, and access to other resources for youth in Markham. The initiative is implemented in partnership with a number of community agencies include 360 Kids, Social Services Network and the Centre for Immigrant and Community Services (CICS).

Community Hub: Partnerships with Community Organizations

Perhaps one of the most unique features of Aaniin is our model to serve as a community hub representing a variety of health and wellness related services. The response from community has been extremely positive. Community workshop calendars are being developed now and we are looking forward to sharing all the available resources online.