Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Georgina Balascas

Greetings and best wishes for 2016!

I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season! I can’t believe another year has come and gone but a new year always brings with it the anticipation of new beginnings, hopes and dreams! Let’s hope 2016 brings with it a strong sense of hope for the future!

Last fall, “Please Slow Down” signs were made available to our community and many of us placed them on our lawns. It is time now to remove these signs and store them for the winter so they will not be damaged by the snow. We will have the opportunity to use these signs again starting April 1st until November 30th. Thank you to those residents who placed these signs on their lawns last year. We will need them again in the spring!

The MWHA Board meets monthly to discuss issues and make decisions. To accomplish much of the work that is necessary, the Board has established subcommittees. I would like to give you a brief overview of the work that the subcommittees of the MWHA Board are currently doing...

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Syrian Refugee Clothing Drive

on Sunday, 13 December 2015.

Well done Markland Wood!!

We truly are a generous and giving community and for that we should all be proud but volunteers are still desperately needed at CultureLink over the next 10 days – Can you help them out?

Empty 26' Truck

Sunday December 13th - 9am – Our 26’ CultureLink U-Haul truck rolls into the Christmas Caravan vehicle line in preparation for our procession through Markland Wood.

 

Many people questioned the size of our rental truck…some even laughed…have faith we told them!

 

240 Markland Drive Condo-Townhouse Proposal

on Thursday, 25 June 2015.

Special Community Meeting:

Scale Model of New 240 Markland Wood Condo & Townhouse ProposalExecutive Summary Georgina Balascas, President of the Markland Wood Homeowners Association (MWHA), welcomed the over 300 residents who came to the St. Clement Catholic Church Parish Hall to be informed of the present development plans for the 240 Markland Drive location. She also welcomed Councillor Stephen Holyday, recently elected to represent Ward 3, who had been specifically invited. On hand as well was Peter Swinton of PMG Consultants, a planning expert retained by the MWHA Board.

 

 

Christmas Caravan 2015

on Sunday, 13 December 2015.

Christmas Caravan 2015

On Sunday, December 13th 2015 the Markland Wood Homeowners Association celebrated our 48th Christmas Caravan. This is our annual event to collect nonperishable food and clothing from every home on every street in Markland Wood!

This had to be by far one of the best Christmas Caravan and probably one of the busiest!

On the Friday night prior, several friends and neighbours gathered in my garage, eager to tape and prepare 100’s and 100’s of boxes ready for Sunday’s collections. They were done in record time and they all held together.

As Sunday morning came, the transport trailer arrived bright and early and all the cartons were loaded, tables set up, garbage bins readied and the packaging team assembled. Everyone arrived at the Markland Plaza, volunteers, three straight trucks, police escort vehicles, a fire truck, our tractor trailer, sound vehicle and even Santa Claus. We were ready to go.

Marklander Cover Contest!

on Monday, 03 March 2014.

Attention children 10 years of age and under! We want you to draw our March front cover celebrating Spring! Be creative and show us your talent. Use crayons, markers or pencil crayons and enter our contest. Please use an 8.5 x 8.5 sheet of paper for your drawing. The winner will receive a Cineplex Gift Card.

All entries must be submitted no later than February 29th. Please deliver your drawing to 303 Markland Drive. Include your name, age and address on a SEPARATE piece of paper. The winner will be contacted by March 3rd. A release form will have to be completed in order to display the artist’s name in our publication and on our website.

Good Luck!

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