Saturday, June 1, 2013

Saturday June 1, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen

We took a major step into Midland’s future this past week. On Thursday some sixty residents gathered to help create the future vision for the Unimin lands.  On Friday Midland announced it had purchased this unique 40 acre parcel of land on our waterfront.  A first step – we will need your help realizing the vision in the days ahead.


Monday June 3rd will start with an in-camera meeting of the Police Services Board at 10:00 am. The topic - personal matters related to the police budget. 

On Tuesday June 4th, those intersected in the LHIN governance structure will meet at the French Centre in Penetanguishene to discuss how our regional healthcare system should be managed.

Wednesday the 5th will be a busy day starting with Camp Day.  This is an annual event hosted by Tim Hortons to collect funds for their charitable camp program for kids. I will be at the downtown Tim Hortons at 8:00 am.  At 1:00 pm that day the Senior of the Year award will be presented to our recipient (no hints) at the NSSRC.  Then at 7:00 pm that evening is the June Planning and Development Committee.  The agenda will include:
-       A `Public Meeting` concerning the planning application process, specifically with regards to notice and signage
-       Rezoning of the old Bourgeois Motors property on Midland Ave.
-       Direction on a new LED display sign for the Midland Cultural Centre

On Thursday June 6th, Waypoint will be holding is Annual General Meeting at the Oak Ridges Gym in Penetanguishene at 1:30 pm.  At 5:30 pm that evening you are invited to the library to attend a County of Simcoe open house to discuss their developing Master Transportation strategy. This strategy will address the future road developments in our County and the types of transportation that will be encouraged in our communities. Later that evening, at 7:00 pm, you are welcomed to our Museum for a wine and cheese to celebrate the start of the Ontario Heritage Conference.

The Ontario Heritage Conference will take place in our area from Friday June 7th to Sunday June 9th.  Activities will be centered at the Midland Cultural Centre. Delegates from all over Ontario will attend lectures and be able to visit many of the local heritage locations. For more information please see

At 7:00 pm on Friday, another `first` for Midland takes place. Parkbridge Marinas (owner of Bayport Marina plus a few more) will host the first annual Commodore`s Dinner.  This dinner will bring the ceremony of the boating fraternity together with a roaring good time as we celebrate local boating. The event will take place at Ste. Marie starting at 6:30 pm

It’s June so you have to expect the week-ends to be busy:

-       At 10:00 am Martyrs` Shrine will conduct its first ever `Blessing of the Boats`. The ceremony will take place at our Unimin Park
-       2:00 pm will see the 50th annual review of the Midland Lions Royal Canadian Air Cadets at the NSSRC
-       Then at 6:00 pm is the Huronia Community Foundation annual awards dinner at the MCC
-       The Tiffin homeowners will meet for their AGM at 12:30 pm
-       At 2:00 pm you are invited to join our Legion Pipes and Drums for a ceremony of remembrance at the St. Margaret’s - St. Mark’s cemetery on Yonge St.

Midland has been given a golden opportunity to spruce up its downtown. Benjamin Moore Paints is offering to provide free paint to 20 small downtowns across North America.  Only 100 towns have been registered and Midland is one of them. Please vote each day until June 30th for Midland. You simply go on-line to , click on the province of Ontario on the North American map, and then click on Midland to cast your vote. We can do this.

Gord McKay

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


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