Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Georgina Balascas

Hello Again!

Now that daylight savings time is gone, it is a sure sign that winter is almost here! But who would believe those wonderful warm temperatures that we had the first week of November! What a pleasure! Now if only we could keep it that warm for the rest of the winter season! Is it obvious I am not a winter person?

Darkness now falls very early each evening, so please be careful walking and driving and heed the signs you may have seen on people’s lawns that say “Please Slow Down.” Making “Slow Down” lawn signs available to members of the public is an initiative of the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division through the Fall Safety Awareness Campaign. Councillor Holyday has provided these signs for our community. They are available to each household, free of charge. We still have a few of them available, so if you would like one please email Anna Schaefer at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and one will be dropped off at your home. Thank you to those residents who have already placed one on their lawns. We may use the signs until November 30th and then we can use them again next spring, starting April 1st. We are hoping that these signs may decrease some of the speeding that occurs on our streets.


Youth Community Leadership Awards

on Wednesday, 30 April 2014.

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

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
The $1000 awards will be given to two students who are graduating from high
school. These are students from the Markland Wood community who:
1) Demonstrate outstanding and consistent outreach to their community, and;
2) Have been accepted for entrance to, and enrolled in, an accredited Canadian
University or Community College in the coming year.
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:

a) 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.
b) Two letters of reference from the community group(s), or individuals
who have been the focus of the student’s involvement.
c) A letter from the post secondary institution you will be attending confirming acceptance for September 2015.
d) A completed application form. The form can be found at
By July 31st, each applicant must provide a copy of his or her letter of acceptance
and enrolment in an accredited Canadian University or Community College.
For further information please call one of the directors from your Markland Wood
Homeowners Association.

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

or email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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