*** Short Chatter *** Big Day for Markdale *** Kite Festival Success *** 50/50 Draw *** Mark Your Calendar ***



This week you’ll find the Chatter a bit on the short side. Sorry, but after a busy week including an all candidates gathering, networking night, board meeting, grand opening event, a two-day kite festival, and, personally, training to be a Deputy Returning Officer for Monday’s election, I’m beat and am having trouble getting the creative juices flowing.


On the morning of Friday, Sept. 17, Markdale welcomed members of our municipal council, MPP Bill Walker, and the Federal election candidates to celebrate the grand opening of four businesses and the birthdays of two others.

Brilliant Bread and Susan’s Delicatessen both hired musicians to liven up the main street, and delicious samples were given out by Susan’s and by The Market Shoppe.


We expected this first-time-in-Markdale event to draw out a few people, but wow, by all accounts the 9th Line Kite Festival was a roaring success. Pro kite flyers came from as far away as Quebec, and some visitors even drove three hours to get here. Kudos go to organizer Dave Meslin and his merry band of volunteers.

On Sunday afternoon, the Federal candidates arrived, enabling perhaps the only opportunity during this election period for voters to meet our candidates in person.

The Chamber handed out a lot of town tour brochures, so people would stay a while or maybe even come back. A lot of people left saying, “See you again next year!”

50/50 DRAW

Support your Chamber! We’ve printed 500 tickets for a 50/50 draw, with the winning ticket to be drawn at our Annual General Meeting in November. Call or email the Office for current information on purchase locations. As of now, you can reach out to any Board member or purchase tickets at our Office. Someone’s going to have a nice Christmas shopping budget this year.


Sept. 22 – Seminar with Parm Chohan, Executive Leadership Coach

Sept. 25-16 – Grey Highlands RAM Rodeo

Nov. 18 – Chamber AGM

Nov. ?? – Markdale Moonlight Madness

Nov. ?? – Flesherton’s Festive Friday

Nov. ?? – Markdale Santa Parade


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