March will be busy for the CCRA

The month of March is shaping up to be a busy one for our association.  There are two major events that are taking place and we hope you will take part.

CCRA Annual Spring Dance – March 28

The theme for our dance is Black and White.  No need to go formal! Black attire, white attire or a mix of both will do. But make sure you are comfortable because there will be dancing! The evening will begin with a champagne reception.  There will be a buffet meal, prize draws, games and a DJ who will knock your black and white socks off!  All this for only $60 per person.

If I may, I’d like to remind you that our dances are not for profit. We aim to break even. We also aim to give you BANG FOR YOUR BUCK and a good time!  So invite your neighbours and fill a table. Call Heather Lemieux for tickets. Good news! For your convenience e-transfer is set up and ready to go. See you on the dance floor.

Coyote Information session – March 26

There has been much discussion lately about the abundant wildlife in our community. Due to our proximity to ravines and creeks, residents are fortunate to frequently witness beautiful birds, deer and coyotes.  The coyote seems to be the animal that most of us are keen to learn more about.  The CCRA has organized an information session, which will educate residents about coexisting with coyotes. We hope you will attend this session with your questions at the ready.

Guest speaker Lesley Sampson, co-founder of Coyote Watch Canada, will be sharing her knowledge. Lesley is regularly consulted by nature organizations, animal services agencies, law enforcement and educational institutions.  We are fortunate to have Lesley give her presentation at our request.  See you on the 26th.  

Coming on April 25 – Save the date!

Community  Earth Day will be held on Saturday, April 25 and we are kicking it up a notch this year. There will be the usual area clean-ups  and a free lunch for all who volunteer  to collect litter in our community.  New this year will be a visit from the Backyard Urban Farm Company (BUFCO). We will also be focusing on bee-friendly gardens as well as education on putting together a backyard vegetable garden. Also new this year – Repair Café. Bring your small appliances that require fixing and the Repair Café folks will do some repairs while you wait. Families can build a bee house and make bee-friendly pollinator seed balls, too. Blue Dot will be there to inform us about bees, reducing our carbon footprint, protecting our planet and much more. Free mulch and compost will be available in the Port Union C.C. parking lot.  That’s not all! I will have more details in our April issue.