Beach church service, Sunday
The MacTier United Church coffee house and jam sessions are lined up for October 17 and November 2. They are from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $5 for families. Come out for a night of fellowship. Everyone is welcome.
Due to overwhelming response of the August Beach Service, New Life Fellowship Community Church is hosting another Community Service and Potluck at Stewart Lake Beach on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Contact Pastor Scott at 705-774-3152 mobile for details.
Also, the New Life Fellowship Community Church presents Seedlings every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Seedlings is a fun and safe children’s ministry and nursery program.
Again, contact Pastor Scott for details.
The annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer run was from the MacTier Legion on Sunday, Sept. 16. A total of $2,800 was accounted for from the run - congratulations.
The MacTier and District Lions Club ATV fall run was held on Saturday, Sept. 15. Turnout was not as good as expected. The winner of the ATV that was donated was Peter Cox who lives on Turtle Lake. The club hopes to try again next year with better attendance and more ATVs at the event.
Both the MacTier Figure Skating Club and the North Muskoka Lightning held registrations and a meeting at MacTier Arena Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The ice this year at MacTier Arena will not start taking rentals until November 1 this year due to lack of rentals and cutbacks. Hey folks, on Saturdays or Sundays when the ice is in you can rent an hour’s ice for $50 (plus tax) up until 3:30 p.m. Can’t beat that for bargain. Call 705-375-2140.
The MacTier Public School meet the teachers, book fair, and a bite to eat takes place on
Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Be sure to attend.
Turning to Township of Georgian Bay council news highlights. MPAC 2012 assessments are due on your doorstep in the next two months. A presentation was made concerning a four ward boundary option for the township based on communities of interest and short-term population projections. A quote from the consultant to produce two to three, four ward options using the minimum acceptable population projections and holding up to two public meetings. Township and Toronto staff will re-issue a request for proposals for updating our zoning bylaws. The consultant will begin in January. Since the district may go to monthly meetings, the township may follow suit next year. Presently we are on a three-week cycle.
The township is requesting the province ban floating lanterns and will consider a ban in the township. These lanterns use a lit candle to send aloft a paper balloon. Not a good idea in forested areas.
That’s it for this week, (it’s getting cooler) have a great week.