Seasons greetings, Centennial!

By Kathy Rowe

The CCRA is approaching its 70th anniversary and my first year as president is coming to a close. I have to say that I am humbled to be a part of such an integral and vital organization. This role continues to be a welcome challenge and I am learning all the time!

Executive members present at the November 21 AGM. Seated from left: Denise Bacon, Heather Lemieux, Kathy Rowe, Gerry Divaris, Marilyn Hodge. Standing from left: Lakshmi Anandaraj, Elizabeth Todoroska, Kelsey Dorval, Jeff Forsyth, Jake Forsyth, Zinta Erdmanis

Our executive committee is comprised of bright and caring individuals who give their time to stand up tirelessly for a community they call home. Over the years, the CCRA has achieved many remarkable accomplishments in the name of protecting and supporting this beautiful pocket of southeast Scarborough. Too many to mention!

This year has proven to be yet another year of great strides for our group. The purchase of a state-of-the-art bed for the Tony Stacey Centre is at the top of this list. The CCRA also supported a resident this year with a property dispute. We have donated to the 2nd Highland Creek Scouts, and to an award for a graduating student of Sir Oliver Mowat C.I.

Countless hours have been spent supporting area events such as Winterfest, Earth Day, Highland Creek Heritage Day, the Port Union Waterfront Festival, the Summer Concerts and the Pumpkin Parade. 2018 has been a very rewarding year indeed. I’d like to give a big thanks to the CCRA executive for their hard work and support over the past year.

Annual General Meeting
On November 21, we held our annual general meeting. The turnout was great and I am pleased to announce that six residents have come forward to join our board for 2019. Thank you to Jennifer McKelvie for speaking to our audience. Jennifer’s new role as councillor of Ward 25 begins in December and we look forward to working with her.

Community Carol Sing
The Community Christmas Carol Sing at St. Dunstan of Canterbury Church will be held on Sunday, December 9 at 7:30 pm. This is always an enjoyable event and all residents are welcome to attend.

Spring Social
Please mark this date on your calendars! Saturday, March 30 is the date for our CCRA dinner/dance event. We will likely be incorporating a 70th anniversary theme to the evening. Planning has just begun, so please stay tuned to our publications in the New Year for details about the occasion.

In closing, I’d like to wish you all a safe and festive holiday season!