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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One Brave Night - Walk Around The Markland Wood Circle

on Friday, 24 March 2017.

One Brave Night - Walk Around The Markland Wood Circle

Markland Shines a Light for Mental Health Fundraiser & Community Walk

SAVE THE DATE – Friday, April 7th, 2017

Markland Shines a Light on Mental Illness – Please sign up today and join our community in raising awareness and financial support to defeat mental illness.

After a successful first year, the Markland Shines a Light challenge is back! CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health is challenging all Canadians to share one night in solidarity with – and to inspire hope for those with mental illness.


Markland Shines a Light on Mental Illness – Please sign up today and join our community in raising awareness and financial support to defeat mental illness.

After a successful first year, the Markland Shines a Light challenge is back! CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health is challenging all Canadians to share one night in solidarity with – and to inspire hope for those with mental illness.

One Brave Night 2017

What are we asking you to do?

  • Go online now to The Markland Shines A Light team page at www.onebravenight/MarklandShinesALight to join the team and get started
  • Step up and support a friend, colleague, family member or team online
  • Mark your calendars for Friday April 7th and bring your family and friends out to walk the Markland circle together. Walking will start at 7:00 pm at Silverthorn – near football field 
  • Take on a personal mental health challenge and ask friends or family to support you or join in.
  • Share your inspiration for stepping up and staying up.
  • Raise funds to support those living with mental illness. The more we raise, the bigger the impact we’ll have.

At the end, join Canadians from coast to coast to coast with a #OneBraveSelfie to commemorate an inspiring night and the difference you made.

DID YOU KNOW…

  • In any given year, one in five Canadians experiences a mental illness or addiction.
  • In any given week, at least 500,000 Canadians are unable to work due to mental health problems – it is the number one cause of workplace disability in Canada. 
  • According to the World Health Organization, depression is now the leading cause of disability worldwide.
  • 70% of mental illnesses have their onset during childhood or adolescence.
  • Young people aged 15 to 24 are more likely to experience mental illness and/or substance use disorders than any other age group.
  • After accidents, suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth aged 10-24.

We can make a difference as a community!

On Friday April 7th, Marklanders are encouraged to walk the Markland circle together as a community to raise awareness, raise funds, and connect with our neighbours and show support for reducing the stigma around mental health and encouraging greater awareness and support for those suffering from mental illness.

We will gather in the vicinity of the Silverthorn Collegiate football field and begin our walk at 7:00 pm. This year’s event will be more low key than last year. We don’t expect to have a kick off at the football field like last year but anticipate a simpler gathering. You are welcome to join in at any time anywhere on the circle. Please visit us online to join the Markland Shines a Light team, to reach out to your friends and family and to raise funds that are so needed.

Last year the Markland Shines a Light group raised over $17,000 for mental health.

In its first two years, CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health™ has rallied 3,500 brave participants and more than 15,000 donors, raising more than $1.5 million. The efforts of participants and donors have helped:

  • Create three new youth clinics to help address the gap in mental health treatment.
  • Inspire hope through discovery by testing new treatment options for people with severe and treatment-resistant depression.
  •  Publish over 500 journal articles, sharing the incredible discoveries made at CAMH.
  • Continue to redevelop CAMH facilities to build treatment, education and research spaces that reflect respect for patients and hope for recovery.
  • Expand effective and timely access to mental health services in remote and underserved communities around the country through technology and access to telepsychiatry.

Please join us! The first step is to go online now to The Markland Shines A Light team page at www.onebravenight/MarklandShinesALight and sign up and / or donate.


If you are interested in helping with organization, please email Marilyn Friedmann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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