Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sunday May 4, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen

Day by day, degree by degree, we will get to summer.  I had never appreciated that part of the mayor’s job was encouraging the citizens of Midland to believe that yes, the sun will come out again. Tomorrow?

Monday May 5th at 6:00 pm sees an interesting example of democracy in action. MidlandCommunity has organized a public meeting (a ticket is required) at Lot 102.  The purpose of the meeting is to give some of the aspiring candidates for the municipal election a chance to meet the public. Anything we can do to encourage good candidates is a good step for our community. Having a choice at the polls is essential for voters to really get involved in steering the future of Midland. Have YOU ever thought of running?

On Tuesday May 6th there is a flurry of interesting meetings.  From 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm the SSEA Source Water Protection initiative hosts a public Open House at the Library.  At 6:30 pm the Midland BIA holds their regular meeting at the Shopmidland location (King at Hugel). The BIA has invited Rogers Communications in to answer questions about the quality and availability of high-speed services in Midland.

Then at 7:00 pm at the NSSRC is an informational meeting on the upcoming Bike Week event. The organizers expect that this July 11th to 20th event will attract thousands of bikers to our community for the first time. The meeting will answer your questions and concerns about “bikers” and provide guidance on how we can best welcome so many tourists to our community.

Wednesday May 7th at 8:00 am will see me at the McDonalds location on Hwy 93 in support of McHappy Day.  McDonalds Children’s Charities will donate part of the proceeds of the day to our own Community Living Huronia.  Please drop by and support this worthy cause. That evening the Town hosts a special Candlelight Ceremony at the Cenotaph. It is only a few times a year that many of us pause to reflect on the men and women in uniform who give so much for our peace and security. Please come about 6:45 as the ceremony starts at 7:00 pm. 

On Thursday May 8th the Karma Market is hosting an organizational meeting for its 2014 Midland Farmers Market. The meeting, at 6:00 pm the Town dock, will be geared towards potential vendors but the public is welcome to attend.

The Town will hold its regular meeting of the “Midland Bay Landing” Steering committee on Friday May 9th at 11:00 am at the Town.  All are welcome.  At 7:00 pm that evening you will want to be at the Museum for the opening of the art exhibit by M.J. Weber.  M.J. is a talented area artist who has a wide range of artistic styles.  Please do drop by. 


-       Treasure Day for the Town. Put your treasures out after 8:00 am and if any are left have them back inside by 5:00 pm.
-       At 2:00 pm the Town will host a very special dedication to the memory of Andrew Mixemong. Andrew, a First Nations community leader, was murdered in Midland two years ago. This ceremony, by the Town Library, recognizes the loss his passing represents to all of us. Please do attend.
-       Sistema Huronia Music Academy is hosting a fund raising dance at the MCC at 8:00 pm featuring Andre and the J-Tones, a rhythm and blues, funk, rock, and soul band. A very worthy cause – great music.

Gord McKay

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