Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Anna Schaefer, MWHA President

Dear Residents,

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Anna Schaefer and I am your new MWHA
President. Well, not new really... I’ve been on this Board for 17 years and I served as President from 2011 to 2014. I would like to thank Georgina for the last 3 years of her presidency. She was an amazing leader and accomplished so much for our community. Fortunately, she is now my Vice President and I am looking forward to continue working with her.

On October 26th, we hosted our first-ever virtual AGM. I must say, it was a great
success! Thank you to all of you who attended. I would also like to welcome two new Associates to our Board: Kevin Crigger and Jacquie Bradley-Zubac. 

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Christmas Caravan 2020

on Monday, 30 November 2020.

MWHA Christmas Caravan 53rd Anniversary!

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Dear Markland Residents,

The 53rd annual Markland Wood Homeowners Association Christmas Caravan will be held on Sunday, December 13th.

As you are all aware, these are unprecedented times and we have been working closely with Toronto Public Health to ensure that Caravan is able to take place in a safe manner, following all Provincial guidelines.

Caravan is needed now more than ever! Unfortunately, due to the current case numbers and increased restrictions, we have made the very difficult decision to hold Caravan in a unique way this year: We won't be driving by your street; instead a minimum number of volunteers will be at 2 Trailsmoke Crescent (near Mill & Broadfield) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to graciously accept your much needed donation of food, clothing and toys.

MWHA Christmas Caravan & Food Drive began in 1967

We ask that you remain in your cars with a mask on and simply pop your trunk, and our volunteers will take care of the rest. This year will be like no other and hopefully next year we can go back to enjoying the neighbourhood parade we’ve enjoyed for decades!

Santa has cheerfully agreed to join us, but unfortunately has to maintain his physical distance, so will just be waving and greeting from his “sleigh”. No close up pictures or contact at all please. He has to keep himself healthy in order to be able to deliver his presents on Christmas Eve! 

MWHA Christmas Caravan & Food Drive continued in the 1970's

Regardless of how this pandemic plays out for us, we know that there are thousands of Torontonians in need of our donations who are facing great hardships during these troubling times. We have to do as much as we can and then some.

I urge you to make this year a huge success and show that our community continues to think of others. Please drop by on Sunday, December 13th - the sounds of Christmas cheer will lead you to Santa’s helpers! 

Santa Clause rides in open convertible for MWHA Christmas Caravan & Food Drive in the 1970's

If it is truly impossible for you to come by to drop off your donation personally, please phone or email me and a volunteer will come by for a curbside pickup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you do not feel comfortable dropping off items, please donate to our Christmas Caravan charities:

Sincerely and with gratitude,
Martin Ross
MWHA Christmas Caravan Chair
M: 416-399-3936
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Watch exciting scenes and interviews from the 2017, 50th Christmas Caravan video below:


(Above: 50th Christmas Caravan 2017 video)

Santa Clause give candy to Markland Wood children during MWHA Christmas Caravan & Food Drive in the 1980'sSanta Clause rides in Markland Wood Golf Club cart during MWHA Christmas Caravan & Food Drive in the 1980's

 

 

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