President's message

.Kathy Rowe, Jennifer McKelvie, Kelsey Dorval, Heather Lemieux and Janice Bennink take a break from line dancing at the Country Rock Social

Kathy Rowe, Jennifer McKelvie, Kelsey Dorval, Heather Lemieux and Janice Bennink take a break from line dancing at the Country Rock Social

May 2017


By Jennifer McKelvie

On behalf of CCRA, I would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and staff of Ward 44 Councillor Ron Moeser. While serving as councillor for over 25 years, Ron‘s passion for the environment shaped our community. He advocated for the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park and the Port Union Waterfront. Thanks to Ron, our community will enjoy these natural spaces for generations. Over the last couple of years, I was privileged to serve on the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority along with Councillor Moeser. I was always impressed by his thoughtful questions, and by his ardent support for the environment. We will keep you apprised of memorial plans and will run a feature on Councillor Moeser in the next issue of our community newspaper, CCRA Centennial News.
It has been a long environmental assessment process for biosolids treatment at the Highland Creek Treatment Plant (HCTP) in our community. I am delighted to announce the environmental assessment process is now complete and that the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, the Hon. Glen Murray has indicated that the City can now proceed with the Project. The City of Toronto will prepare and issue a Request for Proposal for design and construction of new fluidized bed incinerators at the HCTP. We will continue to keep you informed as the project proceeds. Our community has been extremely engaged in the HCTP biosolids environmental assessment. Thank you to all that attended a public information session and/or submitted written comments. In particular, the CCRA executive would like to extend their thanks to Frank Moir and Allen Elias for their many years of hard work advocating for an environmentally and socially responsible approach for biosolids treatment at the HCTP. 


I want to thank Heather Lemieux, and the CCRA executive for organizing our “Country Rock Social” in April featuring rising Canadian country star Vanessa Marie Carter and her band. What fun! Great company, great music, great food and line dancing! I also want to thank John Sinclair for organizing our raffle fundraiser. On behalf of CCRA, thank you to all the local businesses that donated items to our raffle. All funds will be used to support our local events. Look for more about our country rock dinner/dance elsewhere in this newspaper.

I hope you have a great Victoria Day weekend and look forward to the kick-off of our summer events next month!

Our association is entirely run by dedicated volunteers. You are welcome to attend a meeting, and learn more about what our association does and how you can get involved. Our meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 7:15 pm, at the Port Union Community Centre, except July and August..  Our CCRA community newspaper welcomes news or events that affect the Centennial community.  Please consider submitting an article to


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Jennifer McKelvie, President, CCRA



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