Centennial celebrates Earth Day with enthusiasm

By Kathy Rowe

Whenever I think of April, I think of Earth Day. A designated day when we can all show our care and appreciation for Mother Earth. Thank goodness our Centennial community celebrates this special day each year with committed enthusiasm. On Saturday, April 21 we encourage our friends and neighbours to come together to clean up our streams, lakefronts, trails and boulevards.

Last year, our 2nd Highland Creek Scouts organized a recycle depot in the parking lot of the Port Union Community Centre. The Scouts took in scrap metal, electronics, clothing and more. The response from our community was truly overwhelming and the Scouts were able to raise much-needed funds thanks to you! The Scouts will be back with their new and improved recycle program at Port Union C.C. on April 21. This year will be a drive-through operation. Residents won’t even have to leave their vehicles. How great is that?

Community cleanup will be taking place during the day and supplies can be picked up from the West Rouge C.C. on Rouge Hills Dr. as well as at Port Union C.C.

As in previous years, residents can load up with free garden compost and woodchips in the parking lot of the West Rouge C.C.

The Port Union C.C. will be bustling inside and outside. There will be free birdhouse workshops where children can build their own birdhouses to take home. We will be having two representatives from the Blue Dot movement, which is backed by the David Suzuki Foundation, to teach kids about the environment. Also, the Lions will again be selling rain barrels.

Port Union C.C. will also host a free barbecue for Earth Day volunteers at noon.

High school students, don’t forget you can earn community volunteer service hours when you register to do the area cleanup.

CCRA Spring Dinner Dance on April 7

Some of you may receive this newspaper after our dinner dance has taken place. If you attended the event, we hope you enjoyed yourself and that you will join us again next year. Our dances are always a big success featuring live music, a raffle table and good food!

If you are interested in attending our event and are reading this before April 3, there may be a few tickets still available. Contact Heather Lemieux  416-284-4751.

Charlottetown Junior Public School turns 50

Charlottetown Junior Public School is 50 years old this year and plans for the celebration are well underway. On Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. visitors and alumni are encouraged to come and celebrate this special birthday