Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update


Hi everyone,

Well, the GTAA - what a past month. Quiet it has not been. As you have followed through our MWHA website postings, & our BLASTS, a major groundswell of anger has arisen, not just in Markland, but throughout West Etobicoke and Mississauga about the effects of the on-going runway maintenance at Pearson. Your MWHA has tried to sort out fact from rumour in terms of what is actually going on. This all culminated with the meeting of the Community Environment & Noise Advisory Committee (CENAC) on April 19. The anger and demands for cessation of the constant noise were palpable, and rightly so. We subsequently met with our MP Borys Wrzenewskyj at his constituency office at 577 Burnhamthorpe Rd (at The West Mall) to demand that he take more leadership to stop any plans by the GTAA to increase flights on the north-south runways. We also demanded that he do a lot more to pressure his Liberal Government leadership to bring the GTAA airport to rein and to restore Federal Government oversight of GTAA planning and operations. Our MP Borys Wrzenewskyj, our MPP Yvan Baker, our Councillor Steven Holyday and other political representatives of areas affected have been meeting behind the scenes and are planning a GTTA community meeting at Silverthorn Collegiate later in May. GTAA and CENAC officials will be there to grill. Come and do so. Residents of Markland with other communities have formed such proactive Facebook pages as Neighbours Against The Airplane Noise, and we support their efforts to share information and encourage your participation.

Reminder: The Annual Markland Wood (World's Largest) Garage Sale - Saturday May 27, 2017!

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Christmas Caravan 2016

on Sunday, 11 December 2016.

Christmas Caravan 2016

Generosity is the heart of humanity. - Lailah Gifty Akita

Dear Markland Wood Residents,

On Sunday, December 11th, the Markland Wood Homeowners Association celebratd our 49th annual Christmas Caravan. This was our annual event to collect non-perishable foods items and/or cash donations from every home on every street in Markland Wood.

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. - David Thomas

 

The Caravan included a sound vehicle to “herald a carol”, a jolly old man in a red suit riding in a Markland Wood 49th Annual Christmas Caravan & Food Drivegolf cart (the reindeer are resting up for the big day), Police vehicles and a big Fire Truck, transport trailer and dozens of elves collected door to door. You may have heard us coming but if you were away, we asked you to please leave your donations on your front doorstep for collection. No matter what the weather is like on Sunday, our Caravan with its many volunteers knocked on doors to ask for your donations.

Markland Wood 49th Annual Christmas Caravan & Food Drive

We started The Caravan at the Markland Wood Plaza at 8:45 a.m. where all volunteers assembled and cheerfully started our collection on the north side of Bloor St. We had a break for a hot chocolate at Silverthorn CI, collect some more and then had a quick lunch at the Bloordale United Church. During the afternoon we collected on the south side of Bloor St., starting at around 1:30 p.m. and finished at around 3:30 p.m. where we cheerfully unload the donated collections.

 

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller

 

The food donation recipients are:
The Daily Bread Food Bank,
The Brothers of the Good Shepherd &
The Scott Mission

The money collected went in full to the Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund.

The Caravan always qualifies for high school volunteer hours.

If you would like any further information, please contact; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Merry Christmas & thank you for your generosity!

(Above: 45th Christmas Caravan 2012 video)

 

Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank Annual Report Page 9

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