Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday June 28, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen

This past week our school graduates for 2015-2015 threw their caps into the air and stepped out to enjoy a summer’s break. Sounds like a good idea. So to help you better enjoy the summer, I will suspend News from the Town for the summer season. If anything of note comes up in Midland, I will be sure to send you out a special bulletin.

A few notes for your summer.

Council will continue to meet over the summer. We will not have our General Committee meetings but Council meetings will continue. Please check the web calendar for dates, as they sometimes change on short notice.
In addition the Town will hold a number of special meetings and events over the summer.

July 1 – Canada Day at Little Lake Park. The parade starts at 10:30 am. Fireworks in Penetanguishene at dusk.  For more information

July 6 – MPUC information session 6:30 pm at NSSRC.  Your chance to find out more about Council’s recent decision to consider changes in owning its electricity distribution asset.

July 8 – A meeting of the Downtown Master Plan committee at 1:00 pm at Town Hall to consider the final Master Plan, before it goes to Council.  Later, at 5:00 pm, is a special meeting of Council to discuss our ongoing arrangements for the Fire service and next year’s Butter Tart event.

July 11 – Saturday, and a chance to head out to Huronia Airport for their annual Fly In (lots of planes to check out) or tour a number of gardens with the Library’s Annual Garden Tour.

July 13 – A public meeting (you may speak) at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall for determine your interest in expanding the presence of backyard fires and fireworks.

August 1 weekend –It’s the Rendevous Champlain weekend.  All sorts of events with many in Penetanguishene. The weekend listing is at

August 21 – The Metis Nation Annual General Assembly will be held in Midland this weekend.  It starts with a shoreline welcome for those arriving by canoe then a full weekend of conferences and events.

August 22 – Artwalk, the second largest of our downtown festivals, takes place all day on King Street.

August 26 – The Ontario 55+ Central Region Summer Games kicks off with many competitions being held at our NSSRC.  Check your games schedules for times and locations.

For other community events please see the Town events calendar at

And if that were not enough, a few more for your summer calendar.

The last dance for The Martels in Midland will be at NSSRC on Saturday, July 11.  Proceeds from this final dance are going to assist the Bunn's Kids program. All tickets are $25 and are now on sale at Johnstone's Music Land and the Midland Town Dock,

The Day in the Life series continues all summer at the MCC. The next evening will feature Bill Watters, a legendary sports figure.  He worked with the infamous Alan Eagleson for several years and held management positions with Team Canada between 1976 and 1979. In 1991 he became assistant general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs where he served for 12 years. 
Tickets are available at the Box Office at the Midland Cultural Centre, Please see


In closing, something sweet. Our recent Butter Tart event was the best yet. While I am still awaiting the final numbers, literally thousands of people came up to see Midland and were very impressed with what the saw. But don’t take my word for it …..

Enjoy your summer.

Gord McKay

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