Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sunday June 15, 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen

The day started cool but with 50,000 butter tarts it was bound to heat up. Truly one of the great tourism events in Midlands’s recent history. Visitors from as far away as Windsor and Ottawa.  His Honour David Onley served as one of the judges and truly enjoyed himself in the process. We all owe a great deal of thanks Barb Rowlandson who was the champion and driver for this great event.  I understand all 50,000 were sold by 3:00 pm. Next year - is 100,000 too many?

While lacking the public splash of the Butter Tart, Midland closed the purchase of the Unimin lands this week. The final purchase price was 3.4 million. On the business side this amount will be funded by debt that will be fully paid off as parts are sold to developers in accordance with our Town waterfront plan, over the next few years. On the community building front, the new “Midland Bay Landing” development will significantly improve the economic prospects for Midland while providing boardwalks and beaches for all of our citizens to enjoy.


On Tuesday June 17th at 6:00 pm the Town of Midland will attend the annual meeting of its solely owned utility, the Midland PUC. Then at 7:00 pm it’s the monthly meeting of Healthcare Innovators at ShopMidland.  At 7:30 pm you will want to be at the MCC where “A Day in the Life” welcomes acclaimed Canadian author and journalist Susan Swan. Susan was born and raised in Midland and as a teenager worked at the Midland Free Press.  She has devoted her recent career to writing novels and teaching creative writing.  Several of her novels have received nominations for prestigious awards and she is regarded as one of the finest fiction writers in Canada

On to Thursday June 19th when the County holds the second meeting of the Housing Advisory Committee.   The meeting will welcome new members from organizations like Community Housing and the Landlords Association. At 1:00 pm you are invited to attend the opening of the expanded emergency department at GBGH. And to close off a successful day, you may want to hear the musical tale of Enoch Arden, as presented by Brookside Music.  The event is at 7:30 pm at the MCC.  For tickets:

On Friday June 20th you are invited to the Waterfront Steering Committee meeting at 11:00 am at Town Hall.  And recognizing that the fun never stops in Midland, Midland Rotary invites you to its ever popular Party on the Dock, at the Town dock starting at 7:00 pm.


-       Its National Aboriginal Day (all weekend) celebrated at Ste. Marie Among the Hurons
-       The Georgian Bay Trails, Trail and Pilgrim Route opens with a ceremony at the St. Ignace site in Tay at 1645 Rosemount Rd.
-       Cruising Down the Clyde with the Midland Pipes and Drums.  This fundraiser will allow the band to travel to Normandy in 2015 to honour 70 years since the end of WWII.  Boarding is at 6;30 at the Penetanguishene dock.
-       Hot ticket – Born Ruffians at the MCC at 8:00 pm

-       Midland has two Farmers Markets open every Sunday morning – one in the Chamber parking lot off of Bay, the other in the Barber and Haskell parking lot off of King
-       Rotary sponsors Music in the Park (Little Lake) every Sunday at 7:00 pm 

Gord McKay

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