Happy April Fool’s Day!
Apparently, the joke is on us because we are technically in the month of spring but as I look out my window, I still see snow! Much less than what we had a few months ago but nonetheless, enough to notice. The good news is I have finally taken down my outdoor Christmas decorations! I’m sure we are all looking forward to doing our spring clean-up very soon so we can enjoy the beauty of Markland Wood in full bloom.
Congratulations Olivia Reid, our nine year old Markland Wood artist for winning this year’s Cover Contest. Thank you to all those children who submitted a picture for our front page. It is never an easy decision to make as each submission was an impressive piece of art. I am so pleased with the response this contest has received. It is definitely a keeper for the MWHA. Also, our “Welcome to Markland Wood” program continues. If you are new to our community, you will have or will receive a reusable shopping bag filled with some goodies. On behalf of the MWHA, welcome to our special neighbourhood. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Once again, we are offering our Markland Wood Youth Leadership Award to two graduating high school students who are interested in pursuing post secondary studies. To apply, please visit our website at www.marklandwood.org for an application. Please note that the deadline for applications is April 30th, 2014.
As of the time of this writing, there have been no new updates on the 240 Markland Drive proposed development. We are continuing to collect questionnaires as we are seeking to get 100% returned from the community. The MWHA really needs your input, no matter what your view on it is. We are here to represent you and it is important that we collect the views of each household. If you have already submitted your questionnaire, we thank you. If you have been asked to submit one and you already have, please disregard. If you have not yet filled out a questionnaire, please do so by April 15th.
On April 12th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Councillor Leon and Councillor Milczyn are hosting a Community Environment Day at the Etobicoke Civic Centre. This is your chance to get rid of used or unwanted household items such as: cell phones, small electronics, household hazardous waste, unused medications and fluorescent light bulbs to name a few. There is also an opportunity to donate items for reuse to schools and to Goodwill. Visit toronto.ca/environment_days for more information.
Wishing you all a Happy Easter.... see you in May!
Anna Schaefer, President
Markland Wood Homeowners Association