I’m passing the torch at our AGM to Kathy Rowe!

Thank you to our CCRA executive

I enjoyed serving as the 2016-2017 CCRA President. Our executive is an amazing team of community volunteers dedicated to our Centennial community. It has been an absolute privilege to work with them, and it has also been a lot of fun. At our AGM on November 23, I will pass the torch to our Vice-President Kathy Rowe. Kathy works tirelessly for our community and will serve us well. I look forward to volunteering for CCRA under her leadership and wish her every success. A huge thanks to our 2017 team:

  • Kathy Rowe, Vice-President & Secretary
  • Mike Quinlan, Treasurer
  • Lakshmi Anandaraj, Youth Representative
  • Denise Bacon, Membership
  • Gerry Divaris, Transportation
  • Kelsey Dorval, Advertising
  • Rob Elbertsen, Planning
  • Jake Forsyth, Member at Large
  • Marilyn Hodge, Community Police Liaison
  • Heather Lemieux, Community Events
  • John Sinclair, Fundraising
  • Kathryn Stocks, Communications
  • Wanda Wierzbicki, Newsletter Distribution

Our executive team is complemented by communication volunteers Janice Bennink and Kathryn McGrath, webmaster Don Lawrence and Past President Jeff Forsyth.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Don for his hard work to refresh and relaunch this website. Make sure to check out the new features. A huge congrats and big thank you to Marilyn Hodge who recently retired from her volunteer position as 43 Division Community Police Liaison Committee Co-Chair after 15 years of service.

We are looking for new volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers to join our team.  We can always use help with our newspaper, events and outreach, but we have an urgent need for the following positions:

  • Board secretary – We need someone to take notes at our board meetings, maintain our action list and maintain our organizational records.
  • Digital newsletter lead – Our e-news is being redesigned in mailchimp and we need communications volunteers to help grow our email list and send out our e-blasts about community events and news.

Shout out to Centennial BraveTO participants

On September 30, I participated in a unique, 5K obstacle course inspired by our city’s courageous first responders. It was loads of fun! I was joined on the course by Centennial residents Heather Hawley and Katie Wicik, as well as Scarborough neighbours Matt Alexander, Erin Pinch and Janise Smith.  The event was held in Morningside Park and raised more than $50K for new medical equipment and capital projects for the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital Foundation. I’m already training for next year with Heather’s Warriors at Tuesday night bootcamp.

I look forward to seeing you at the CCRA Annual General Meeting on November 23. It has been a real pleasure to serve as the CCRA president. Thank you for the wonderful memories!