Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday November 20, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen

And so it starts. The Town Christmas tree is lit.  I have had my first glimpse of the “Jolly Olde Elf”. Christmas lights are starting to appear in the darkling streets. Time to get on with the festive season.

A word of caution for Monday. Rogers TV will be in Town filming my “Mayor’s Christmas Message”.  So if you happen to be at the Museum or the hospital or downtown, watch out if someone hands you a microphone. You may just go viral.

Tuesday November 22nd is a busy day including:
-          The annual Employers Breakfast recognizing area employers and workers – at Brooklea at
-          Simcoe County will debate its 2012 budget starting at in Midhurst. The recommendation is a tax increase of 1.5%.
-          Community Link is launching their new supporting program “Community Reach” – Hartogg House,
Hartman Dr.
-          The Severn Sound Environmental Association hosts its annual reception at the Library starting at

On Wednesday November 23rd at our hospital will have a “technical dig” on their grounds to start the $8 million Emergency Department expansion.  A good sign for Midland’s future.  Also on Wednesday a special treat.  I am privileged to be opening the new Kumon Learning Centre at
295 King Street
at .  You are welcome to attend and see this new addition to our growing community.

On Thursday November 24th Ste. Marie Among the Hurons hosts the first day of its three day “First Light” event. This magical outdoor festival is not to be missed. The festival is open from to .  There is an admission charge.

Later Thursday evening is the kick-off for the Town of Midland’s visioning and strategy process. The initial meeting will be held at the NSSRC starting at .  Please come and let the Town know your ideas for Midland’s future. And if you still have time on Thursday, the YMCA is hosting their World Peace Week gathering at their premises at
334 King Street
, also at .

On Friday, Town employees gather for their annual Town Christmas party. Please take a moment to reflect on all the work that these good people have done on your behalf in 2011.

Gord McKay

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