Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Hi everyone!

We hope this reaches you after having had a happy Holiday Season. May 2017 be the best yet. There are a few issues about which I want to bring you up to date.

First of all, a major Independent Toronto Airspace Review (ITAR)) of the operations (day & night) of Pearson Airport has been initiated by Navigation Canada (Nav CANADA) and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA). Engaged has been HELIOS, a British aerospace consulting firm based in Farnborough, England. As I indicated in an earlier Marklander, your MWHA has had a subcommittee following GTAA/Pearson operations for decades, and it is this same subcommittee that submitted on December 29, 2016 an MWHA ‘position paper’, under my signature, to HELIOS and the Review panel. The Markland Wood community has been intrinsically connected to GTAA operations since the 1960’s, and we believe its views, expertise and community concerns should be taken note of by the Review. It is for this reason that our paper focuses on the ‘Terms of Reference’ (ToR) of the Review, i.e. what should be studied. We anticipate that after this study, the next review to examine Pearson airport needs looks to be about 2025, a decade or so away. So, if we do not insist on some model of night noise control now, such as we enjoyed under the original 1997 agreement under the then Minister of Transport’s signature, to protect our quality of life and health and that of our children, who will?

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Youth Community Leadership Awards

on Monday, 09 May 2016.

Markland Wood Youth Community Leadership Award

If you are pursuing post secondary studies next autumn please consider applying for the 2015 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, June 15th.

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 2016.

Expressions of interest are to be submitted to the Blinder of the Youth Community Leadership Award Committee by the midnight, June 15th. 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 2016.
  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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