Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday January 19, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen

It may be the depths of winter but Midland knows how to have fun. Our second annual street hockey game took place last Friday and attracted some 80 shinny players.  More fun coming up on the February 1st week-end with Midland Winterfest.

In the meantime, this Wednesday the 22nd at 7:30 pm the Day in the Life series will feature Dr. Jim Young.  From a family medical practice in Elmvale, to his position as the Chief Coroner of Ontario, Dr. Young has had a fascinating career including co-managing the SARS crisis and helping identify victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. Tickets are $19 at the MCC Box Office or online at

If you have not dropped into the MCC recently I encourage you to do so. In addition to the scheduled events there are all sorts of free informal activities – the Hub for creative minds; the song writer’s workshop; open mike sessions of Friday.  Combine that with friends and a good cup of coffee – see you at the MCC.

On Thursday January 23rd I will be headed to Bracebridge Town Hall for the media launch of the Ontario Winter Games.  Midland is an Official Partner in the games that run from February 26th to March 2nd.  Midland will be hosting volleyball and bowling. 

Then at 2:00 pm, the Huronia Economic Alliance will meet at the Tay Town Hall to develop its plans for an “economic development corporation” to guide our area’s economy in the years ahead. At 7:00 pm that evening a public meeting will be held at the NSSRC to receive the draft Municipal Cultural Plan. This is your chance for input to our draft plan before it is finalized.


-       Alzheimers Walk/Skate for Memories fundraising event at NSSRC. Doors open at 9:00 am with the walking/skating set to start at 10:00 am
-       A public consultation on low water levels in Georgian Bay will be held from 10:00 am to 12 noon at the Brian Orser Hall in Penetanguishene
-       If haggis, pipes and lively Scottish dancing is to your taste you will want to attend the Robbie Burns Supper at 5:00 pm.  Contact the Legion for tickets

-       Brookside Music presents pianist Robert Turrin in recital at 2:00 pm. His theme is light hearted: “Does Humour Belong in Music?”  Tickets are $29 on the Main Level, $39 in the Balcony and $10 for students


Looking forward.  The OPP will be holding a free Car Seat Clinic on Wednesday January 29th at the Southern Georgian Bay OPP on Hwy 12. The clinic runs from 9:00 am to11:00 am. You will need to make an appointment in advance at 705-526-3761

Gord McKay

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