Saturday, March 9, 2013

Saturday March 9, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen

The week of March Break looms before us and you would think all would be quiet in the Town. Well that’s not quite the case.

First of all for those who are wondering what to do with the kids or grandkids this week, the MCC has a great family program:
-       Charlotte’s Web is on Tuesday the 12th at 2:00 pm – free
-       Rise of the Guardians (if you are young you know what this is) Thursday the 14th at 2:00 pm – free
-       Incredibent Magic Show – Saturday 16th at 1:00 pm - $5:00 fee or family for $15 plus tax


On Tuesday March 12th the County is providing public information sessions to inform you about changes to our waste pick-up services. Our local session will occur at the Brian Orser arena in Penetanguishene.  The County will be sponsoring free public skating during the 2:00 to 4:00 pm open house session. An evening session (same location) will occur from 6:00 to 9:00 pm that day.

Thursday March 14th at 7:00 pm at the NSSRC features a meeting hosted by the mayors of communities around Georgian Bay who are affected by the declining water levels. This meeting will begin by telling you some of the stories of low water from around Georgian Bay.  It will then lay out the mayors’ action plan as they approach both Queens Park and Ottawa for assistance. The meeting will then hear from the public and gain your support in this cause. A large turnout is anticipated – you are most welcome to attend.

Also that evening at 7:30 pm at the MCC is A Day in the Life with singer songwriter Douglas John Cameron.  Douglas John’s songwriting and performing career spans almost four decades and is rooted deeply in the folk/blues/country tradition.  In 1985 his tune “Mona with the Children” hit the top 20 in Canada and garnered a Juno nomination.  Please join Fred Hacker for what promises to be an enjoyable evening.

And in closing, another piece of good news on the cultural front. John French has just let us know that Midland has been chosen to host the Ontario Contact forum in 2014.  This is an annual three day event that brings together artists from across the province to network and exhibit their art forms.  Thanks to John and his team for showing Ontario (and the world) that Midland is fast becoming an arts destination.

Gord McKay

Be part of Midland’s Year of Getting Involved - 2013.


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