Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Hi everyone,

Lots to bring you up to date on this month.

GTAA Airport

As you all know there was a Town Hall meeting hosted by our politicians at Silverthorn CI on Saturday, May 27. We did a lot of advertising for this event and it was worth it. The auditorium was packed with standing room only. It was hosted by our MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, and with him on the stage were MPs of other constituencies affected by the planes. In the audience and speaking at the microphones were our MPP Yvan Baker and our Councillor Stephen Holyday. Representatives of the GTAA and NavCan (Navigation Canada), and the principal consultant for HELIOS were also on the stage. There are a number of messages one could take away from the meeting.

At the core of the GTAA and airplane noise is the manner in which the GTAA has related to surrounding communities, not just Markland Wood. GTAA and NAVCan representatives on the stage repeatedly heard these concerns expressed from the audience. People had had enough of poor communication and noise. So had the politicians. At the very bottom of the issue around airplane noise is that the GTAA was given a lease in the 1990’s by the Federal Government. With the lease, the GTTA is a relatively self-governing corporation. Generation of revenue would appear to be important, more important some say than community relations. Your MWHA would like the lease modified, and the GTAA brought back under the authority of the Federal Government. Some of the politicians called for greater civil oversight. Your MWHA agrees...

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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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