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Community Articles - December Newsletter 2023
December 1, 2023

From our families to yours, we wish you happiness, health, and peace this holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2024!

Mayor Steven Olsen
Deputy-Mayor Rachelle Poirier
Councillor Francine Bérubé
Councillor Laura Schell
Councillor Maurice Turcot

And all the staff of the Municipality of Markstay-Warren.


Inspirational Quotes for Christmas

“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” – Washington Irving

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken

“I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.” – Fred Rogers

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” – Burton Hills

“Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us.” – David Cameron

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” – Andy Rooney

“As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.” – Donald E. Westlake

“When we remember a special Christmas, it is not the presents that made it special, but the laughter, the feeling of love, and the togetherness of friends and family that made that Christmas special.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It’s discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” – Thomas S. Monson

“What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” – Agnes M. Pahro

“Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance – each beautiful, unique, and gone too soon.” – Deborah Whipp

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!


Univi Health Centre Community Programs

Warren: Dance to get fit, Volleyball, , Bounce Fit, Chair yoga, , Fitness Beats, Pickleball, Walking Club

Markstay: Exercise Group, Yoga in the Village, Pickleball, Walking Club

For more information contact Josée: 705-599-3004 ext. 112 or


Did you know? From the Library

The Library will have Christmas Crafts available for all ages, a different craft the first and second week of December. Drop in any time after school.

Please note that the Library is closed for the Holidays from December 23rd until January 2nd. Our online catalogue is always open.


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