Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Georgina Balascas

Hello Everyone,

As I am writing this update, I see the first real sign of winter: snow!! I am sure the skiers in our community are getting excited, but the golfers must be really upset that their season has come to an end. Although I don’t participate in either sport, I am not happy that winter is upon us! I am not looking forward to the cold and the long dark evenings, but at least we have much to look forward to.

The holidays are coming and soon the festive lights and decorations will be out in Markland Wood and we can enjoy their beauty as we walk or drive though our wonderful community. In addition, the annual Christmas Caravan is just around the corner happening on December 16th. Each year Markland Wood residents have an opportunity to share the spirit of Christmas with others who may not be as fortunate. We make our way through the community and we pick up your non-perishable food, gently used clothing or small furniture items. If you would like to join us, we meet at Markland Plaza at 8:45 a.m. that morning. I would love to see you there. So would Santa!

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Youth Community Leadership Awards

on Monday, 28 May 2018.

Markland Wood Youth Community Leadership Award

If you are pursuing post secondary studies next autumn please consider applying for the 2018 Youth Leadership Award. These awards are generously funded by the MWHA and presented annually to:
A Markland Wood resident
An Individual who makes a difference in our community through volunteer/ community involvement and leadership

To apply, please visit the Markland Wood website at www.marklandwood.org.

Click on the tab marked “Who we are” and then click on “Youth Awards”. Complete all parts of the application. The deadline for applications is midnight, July 2nd.

Community services performed by youth are intended to strengthen young peoples' senses of civic engagement and community, and to help them achieve their educational, developmental and social goals.

Community leaders will often attest to the necessity of engaging youth in deliberating, planning, implementing, and reflecting on their community service resulting in an enhanced learning experience.
It is with in mind that the Markland Wood Homes Association once again offers the
Youth Community Leadership Award to young residents of Markland who have
exhibited the community involvement and leadership the award was designed to
recognize.
The $1000 awards will be given to two students who are graduating from high
school. These are students from the Markland Wood community who:

  • Demonstrate outstanding and consistent outreach to their community, and;
  • Have been accepted for entrance to, and enrolled in, an accredited Canadian University or Community College in the coming year, Autumn of 2018.

Expressions of interest are to be submitted to the Blinder of the Youth Community Leadership Award Committee by the midnight, July 2nd. At that time, the applicant should provide to the Award Committee duplicate copies of:

  1. A 500 word essay, written by the student, describing his/her community leadership involvement which should include: insight into personal motivation to undertake the activity; what has been accomplished; what meaningful contribution has been made to the community, and what he or she has learned from the experience.
  2. Two letters of reference from the community group(s), or individuals who have been the focus of the student’s involvement.
  3. A letter from the post secondary institution you will be attending confirming acceptance for September 2018
  4. A completed application form

An application form can be found on this page of the Markland Wood web site below.

For further information please call one of your Markland Wood Homeowners Association Board of Directors.

Click to: Download and Print the Markland Wood, Youth Community Leadership Award - Application Form

All completed submissions must be forwarded to:
The Markland Wood Homeowners Association,
PO Box 11, Station A
Etobicoke, Ontario, M9C 4V2
Attention: The Youth Community Leadership Award Blinder

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