CCRA Centennial News Distribution Report for May 2018

Wanda Wierzbicki Distribution Manager

As I write this, the day is warm and the sun is out. The city just had its first sunny spring weekend. We are all hoping that this weather will continue. It was only one week ago that Toronto experienced a snow and ice storm that left many without power. My husband Rob and I returned from a vacation in Aruba that Sunday night. We were extremely lucky that our flight was only delayed 45 minutes. So many people were stranded in airports for hours. Still, it was a little surreal to take off from hot and sunny Oranjestat only to arrive in cold, wet, snowy and icy Toronto. Digging our car out of the snow at the Park and Fly and scraping off the ice took almost an hour. We will always remember this year.

Today is a new day – sunny and warm. This morning while walking along the waterfront trail I saw many people out enjoying this beautiful corner of the city. One of the activities associated with the first warm days of spring is the annual Spring Cleanup. Many people volunteered their time and energy to clean up our community as part of Earth Day celebrations on April 21. If you did not have a chance to take part, I encourage you to put on some plastic gloves and clean up a block or two of the neighbourhood. You’ll be glad you did.

As I mentioned last month, May is CCRA Membership Drive month. I’m sure you have noticed the green and white Join CCRA signs on major street corners in the neighborhood. I encourage all of you to join the CCRA. Whenever there is an issue before City Council, the question that is always asked is: “How many members do you have?  What percentage of the community do you represent?”  Make our Centennial community stronger by joining CCRA today.

This month is the first month since before Christmas that all CCRA volunteer distributors are home after spending time enjoying warmer climates. Welcome back!  The substitute distributors who filled in for you are glad you are back, too.

I want to extend my thanks to the entire 120-person volunteer distribution team. On behalf of the Centennial community, thank you for sharing your time and energy to bring community news to almost 4,600 homes and businesses in our area.


Wanda Wierzbicki
phone:  (416) 282-2951

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