CCRA Centennial News Distribution Report for April 2019
By Wanda Wierzbicki
As I write this in mid-March, the snow is melting, the sun is shining (sometimes) and I am hoping that spring is finally coming.
This month I want to give a shout out to Jean Tayles who volunteered to deliver the CCRA Centennial newspaper on Lawson Ave., when she noticed that I had been looking for a volunteer distributor for several months. I want to point out that Jean already delivers a route on Bathgate Dr., so this is her second route. Thanks for volunteering!
I also want to thank a couple of our long-serving distributors. These are people who have been delivering the CCRA Centennial News for decades. These long-serving distributors exemplify the wonderful community spirit found here in Centennial. These are their responses when asked, “When did you start distributing the CCRA Centennial News?”
Burn Creeggan wrote, “I’m uncertain of the exact date. It was shortly after I was on the (CCRA) executive. Let’s say mid to late ’80s. Did the newsletter start by then? That’s the best I can do!” That is over 30 years of volunteering.
Barb Russell wrote, “Between our kids and us we have been delivering since the ‘90s.” That is about 25 years of family distribution.
Helen Huggett wrote, “I am a retired volunteer of the CCRA. I wrote the “Our Zoo” column for many years (approx. 1981 – 2010). I also delivered the CCRA News for approximately the same time.” That is almost 30 years of community service.
The CCRA is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a Volunteer Appreciation evening on Thursday, May 2 at the Port Union Recreation Centre. Current and retired volunteers are invited. Come out and celebrate with your friends and neighbours. See separate article for details.
We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you!
phone: (416) 282-2951