President's Update

Written by Georgina Balascas, President MWHA on .

Georgina Balascas


It has certainly been a very difficult and exhausting road that we have
travelled these past several weeks. However, there is a glimmer
of hope as restrictions are being lifted slowly, but carefully. As you
know, certain shops and services have been allowed to open. As this
process continues, we have been asked to remain vigilant and to
maintain social/physical distancing so that the virus does not spread.
Recently we were told that we may be required to wear masks in
stores and other locations as a precaution to protect ourselves and
others. There are several businesses that already require that masks
be worn by their customers.

Because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are making The Marklander May 2020 issue available in PDF format. If you would like to download a copy of The Marklander, follow this link:  

This will definitely not be a normal spring or summer season. All the major events that make this city so vibrant and enjoyable are being cancelled, including the MWHA Annual Garage Sale that is usually held at the end of May. Unfortunately, we will not be sponsoring this event while the COVID-19 restrictions are in effect. Keep setting aside those “for sale” items and gear up for a great sale next year!

It is inspiring to see so many homes with red ribbons tied to their trees. I am certain that the frontline workers that reside in our community appreciate being acknowledged for their contribution to fighting this pandemic. There may be others in our community who are required to work to keep essential stores and services open. We would like to offer our sincerest appreciation for your efforts in helping us to maintain some semblance of a normal life.

I am looking out at a bright spring day as I write this update. The flowers and trees are in bloom. My neighbours are working in their gardens. Others are using the circle to get their daily exercise. There is nothing extraordinary about these activities. However, for me they have come to symbolize the fact that we still have a wonderful life here in Markland Wood despite the frustration and anxiety of the past few months. Together we will make it through this extremely difficult scenario.

Stay safe, stay well! 

Georgina Balascas, President
Markland Wood Homeowners Association