It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend and Chamber administrator Kate FitzPatrick. Our thoughts go to her family at this difficult time.

The Chamber Board is talking regularly and working through any concerns regarding Chamber operations. Please contact Chamber president Stewart Halliday at 519-375-1433 if you have any questions. The Office will be staffed intermittently by volunteers over the next few weeks, until a permanent solution is decided upon.

In honour of Kate, there will be a moment of silence at the tree lighting in Markdale happening on Friday November 29 at 7pm. We hope you will join the community as we come together. The cheer that’s sure to abound that night, at the town’s Moonlight Madness, will be good for all of us too.

In Kate’s memory, Markdale’s Santa Claus Parade will proceed on Saturday November 30 at 1pm.

With warm regards from the Chamber Board.