Ground Hog Day has come and gone and I still don’t know if I will be singing in the rain shortly or hibernating for another 6 weeks!! As I am writing this, I see plenty of sunshine, but as I glance down I still see lots of snow!! Can’t those ground hogs get it right? Whatever the next six weeks hold, this is Canada, and we will survive another winter, but I am really looking forward to spring!
During the month of January, the MWHA continued its work. The Airport Committee met with our new Councillor, Stephen Holyday. We very much appreciated the opportunity to meet with him and to provide a context for the airport issues of concern to our residents. We also briefly touched on other issues, such as the 240 Markland Drive proposed condo development. We will meet again with Councillor Holyday at a later date to expand further on the current issues that impact our community.
Several Board members also met with the Toronto Hydro project team which is responsible for the on-going work to update the entire electrical system in Markland Wood. This team will also be attending a full Board meeting of the MWHA in March. There will be a community meeting later in the spring before work starts again on the next two phases. We will certainly keep you informed.
Our membership drive is over . For some of you who may not have had an opportunity to submit your membership dues, you have received a notice on this month’s issue of the Marklander. We would greatly appreciate it if you could make arrangements to drop off $20 along with your notice. Cheques should be made payable to MWHA. You may also pay any time using PayPal. If you would like someone to pick up your payment, please do not hesitate to call me.
The MWHA and the Markland Wood Golf Club have come together to offer a special breakfast at the club on a specific Sunday of each month. This will begin in March. All Markland residents are invited to attend. It will be an opportunity to converse with one or more of our Directors and give all residents the opportunity to enjoy a lovely Sunday breakfast at the club. Look for more details in the March Marklander.
Each spring, the cover of the Marklander is drawn by one of our young residents. The cover is selected through a contest we run every year. Once again, we are asking all children 10 years of age and under to submit a drawing that will be used as a front cover for this year’s March issue, celebrating Spring. Please read further in this issue for more details.
Let’s hope we will be singing in the rain very soon!
Until then, Happy Valentine’s Day and enjoy your loved ones on Family Day!
Georgina Balascas, President
Markland Wood Homeowners Association