Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday September 20, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen

Just back from the Terry Fox run.  A beautiful day and close to 1,000 people taking part. A big thank you to the organizers, volunteers, Midland Police and the OPP.  For those of you who have never seen Michelle Mink lead warm-up exercises, you have no idea what high energy is.

On Monday the 21st the Town starts organizing for our 2016 Butter Tart festival. Over the last three years the Butter Tart has grown from a good idea to a scale that requires a year-long organizational effort. The kick off meeting is at 5:30 pm in the Council Chamber

At 6:00 pm the NS Community Futures Development Corporation is sponsoring a very special event, “Women in Business”.  It will feature a number of inspiring entrepreneurial speakers telling you real stories of women in business. The event is at the NSSRC. Preregistration is required –

On Tuesday September 22nd, I am in Midhurst for the 9:00 am County Council meeting. Then at 2:00 pm the Citizens Healthcare meeting takes place at NSSRC. This meeting continues the dialog between the residents of North Simcoe and our healthcare community. Jill Tettmann, CEO of the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN and Karen McGrath, CEO of GBGH will be there to update you on what is happening in our community. If you want to have your say about your healthcare, this is your chance.  And at 7:00 pm please join Gateway Centre for Learning for their Annual General Meeting at the MCC.

Wednesday the 23rd will see the Downtown Safety committee resume its work. They meet at 10:00 am at the Town Hall.  You are most welcome to attend.

Who says being in politics is not a hair-raising experience. At 9:30 am on Thursday I will be at the “Hair We Are” salon on Elizabeth Street for a haircut, part of a day of haircutting in support of Gilda’s Club. This is your opportunity for a trim while lending a hand to a very worthwhile cause.

At 11:30 am the Huronia Community Foundation invites to you to a presentation by author and TEDTALKS speaker Susan Reynolds.  Susan’s inspiring talk will address why we volunteer and how it helps communities. The event is at the MCC and includes a light lunch.

At 4:30 pm the GBGH Board will hold a special meeting to hear from the public about the future of the hospital’s Penetanguishene site and the proposed heath hub. If you wish to speak please contact Jackie McLauchlin at

On Friday the 25th it’s the start of the weekend Coldwater Fall Fair. Their annual parade kicks off festivities at 1:00 pm. Lots of fun for the family



  • Wish Bob Armstrong a happy 100th birthday
  • 12 noon will see an adult tricycle race in the NSSRC parking lot. Funds will go to the  new splash pad in Little Lake Park

Gord McKay

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