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President's Update

Written by Georgina Balascas, President MWHA on .

Georgina Balascas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas... especially in Markland Wood!

The lights are up, wreaths are hung on the doors, Christmas trees are decorated and shining in many front windows! This is truly a wondrous season of beauty, joy and excitement!

Each year, Markland Wood residents have an opportunity to share the spirit of Christmas with others who may not be as fortunate through our annual Christmas Caravan.  On Sunday December 14th, we will be making our way through the community to pick up your non-perishable food or gently used clothing.  You may leave them on your porch and our wonderful volunteers will pick them up.  We would love you to join us if you can.  Please meet us at the Markland Plaza at 8:45a.m. that morning and join Santa’s merry band!

See the video of the Markland Wood, Christmas Caravan special mention by Yvan Baker, MPP Etobicoke Centre here.

Our Membership Drive has ended for this year. Thank you to those who have already paid their $20.00. If you haven’t paid, please drop it off to the Director who was collecting your route or you may bring it to me directly. Cheques should be made payable to MWHA. Don’t forget, for your convenience we have also introduced PayPal this year.

As many of you know we have had several incidents in October of break and enters. The police were well aware of these crimes and had increased their patrol in our community. We were very fortunate that the culprit was arrested. Many of you received the Markland Watch email blasts keeping the community informed. It is very important that you report any incident to the police and to Markland Watch. If you do not receive the blasts, please sign up through our website and report all incidents to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . In addition, now that the days are so much shorter and darkness settles in very early, it is advisable to leave your outdoor lights on all evening especially if you are going to be out. Also consider leaving indoor lights on. This may help prevent any criminal activities around your home. And remember please report EVERYTHING to the police.

I want to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year!

All the best to you and yours.

With warm regards,
Georgina Balascas, President
Markland Wood Homeowners Association