Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sunday June 5, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen

Summer gets ever closer. It was good to see the Pearl Mist return to our harbor.  Butter Tart festival this week-end; Party on the Dock right after that – Great place this Midland.

A quieter week ahead. On Monday June 6th Council will hold a special meeting at 6:00 pm in the Town Hall to hear from Enbridge Gas, as their area service agreement comes up for renewal. You are welcome to attend.

On Tuesday you will want to see Team Midland get on the Big Bike in aid of cardio-vascular disease. The ride kicks off at 5:15 pm at the Town dock.

Thursday June 9th history will be made with the groundbreaking ceremony for our new area high school, Georgian Bay District High School. This new school, scheduled to open in 2018, will be home to students from all across North Simcoe. In particular it will welcome the students who would have otherwise attended Penetanguishene Secondary School, which will be closing this month. The ceremony takes place at MSS at 1:00 pm.

Friday the10th starts the closing activities for our own Midland Secondary School. On Friday students will participate in a number of activities - memorabilia sales, an art history walk, open mic/coffee house – as they say goodbye to MSS. The old MSS building will re-open next fall as the temporary location for the new GBDHS. At 5:00 pm you are invited to join the Alzheimers walk at NSSRC.  The actual walk takes place at 6:00 pm.  



-       Butter Tart Week-End. Lots to do as we welcome some 30,000 visitors to Town and look to sell 100,000 butter tarts. Check the schedule at

-       9:00 am to noon it’s the Kids Fishing Derby at the Town dock. Plus Midland Police  will be conducting their annual Bike Rodeo

-       MSS continues their closing ceremonies with a car wash at 1:00 pm, a garage sale and a drumming circle courtesy of Beausoleil First Nation.   At 2:00 pm the closing ceremonies and cake cutting take place. If you are signed up, MSS alumnae and friends will cruise on the Miss Midland at 7 pm. Come and celebrate our storied MSS.

-       Base Borden Air Show 9:00 am – 5:00 pm,  rain or shine


-       Base Borden Air Show 9:00 am – 5:00 pm,  rain or shine


Quest Art School and Gallery is looking for 1,000 giving individuals to make a small gift of $25 to their young artists’ programs. Children from around our area participate in Quest Art’s summer art camps, Saturday Art Club, after-school classes, March break camps, outreach programs in local elementary schools and a free Friday afternoon drop-in for teens. Please help all kids be creative by donating at:

You have likely heard by now that I have been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.  The good news is that it is treatable and the doctors at Sunnybrook are very positive about the outcome. That said I may have to slow down the pace a bit over the coming months. I will continue to do my best to keep you informed about all of the great things happening in our community.

Gord McKay

Your Year for Getting Aboard – Midland is on the Move - 2016


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