Colin, Warren, Caitlin and Jennifer McKelvie planting trees in Rouge Park for Earth Day 2014.
Spring has arrived in Centennial
By Jennifer McKelvie
This month, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22. It’s a great time to reflect on the wonderful natural assets we have in our community. With Adam’s Park, Colonel Danforth Park and Wanita Park in our community boundaries, we have lots of places to explore and it is only getting better! The Scarborough Waterfront Project Environmental Assessment continues to investigate expansion of the Waterfront Trail for the 11 kilometres between East Point Park in the east and Bluffer’s Park in the west. To learn more visit www.trca.ca/conservation/green-infrastructure/scarborough-waterfront-project.
In February, the House of Commons amended the Rouge National Urban Park Act to add an additional 17 square kilometres to the park. CCRA will continue to follow progress on the Rouge Park and will watch for opportunities for our community to be involved in the celebrations.
The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will be coming to Toronto July 16-23. NAIG is the largest continental sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous people, welcoming more than 5,000 athletes, 2,000 volunteers and spectators and dignitaries from across North America. NAIG improves the quality of life for Indigenous youth through the unifying power of sport and celebration of their distinct cultural heritage. Several of the events will be held at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre by the University of Toronto Scarborough. To learn more and find out how you can get involved visit www.naig2017.to.
The Invictus Games are coming to Toronto September 23-30. Established in 2014 by Prince Harry, the Invictus Games are the only international adaptive sporting event for ill, wounded and injured active duty and veteran service members. Invictus is Latin and it means unconquered or undefeated. Several of the events will be held at TPASC. To learn more and find out how you can get involved visit www.invictusgames2017.com.
I am pleased to announce that in March, Denise Bacon officially joined the CCRA executive as membership secretary. Denise is a passionate and energetic community champion who is eager to increase our membership numbers. We are hoping to kick off an intense membership drive this year to bring our numbers back up to those of years past. By becoming a member, you show your support for our community and for the work that CCRA does. Keep watch for our call for canvassing volunteers. You can sign up as member today on our website www.ccranews.ca. Please feel free to email Denise at email@example.com if you have any questions about CCRA membership.
Our association is entirely run by dedicated volunteers. By attending a meeting, you can learn more about what our association does and how you can get involved. Our meetings are advertised on the front page of our newspaper. Our newspaper welcomes news or events that affect the Centennial community. Please consider submitting an article to firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer McKelvie, President, CCRA
Our annual membership campaign continues for 2017. You can pay for your membership through
1) the link at the top right of this page
2) download the form here;
3) drop it off in our drop box located in the Port Union Community Centre.
The membership campaign is our only major fundraising event of the year. A family membership is only $15, a real bargain to ensure your community remains strong and vibrant. Please don’t forget to purchase your membership now! Thank you to those of you who have bought your 2017 membership.