Gearing up for our Earth Day event in April

Our community Earth Day will take place on Saturday, April 20. There will be activities at the Port Union C.C. and a Scouts recycling drive at the West Rouge C.C. Port Union will host a variety of family activities. Children can build small wooden planters for their seedlings and make pinecone birdfeeders. The Rouge Butterflyway group will be there to educate visitors about native plants and give information on their plant sale. The Repair Café will be there and we’ll also have a book swap. At 10 a.m., free compost will be available in the parking lot,  courtesy of Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie. 

The community cleanup will take place throughout the morning. Students can participate in the cleanup and earn volunteer hours. We will supply the gloves and bags. After cleanup, volunteers can come back to the Port Union C.C. for a free barbecue. If you are a student and interested in helping with some of the activities, please contact me by email at We are still confirming more attractions and they will be highlighted in our April issue.

Coexisting with Coyotes

On Tuesday, February 13, CCRA, along with Coyote Watch Canada and Toronto Animal Services, hosted a virtual educational session all about coexisting with coyotes. Thank you, Pam Collins and Denise Bacon, for setting this up for our residents. The session was filled with great information about coyotes, their behaviour, their mating rituals and more. If you missed this presentation, and want to learn about these wild animals that live in our community ravines, please go to:

Centennial Hoodies

Sales of our new Centennial hoodies have been very successful since their unveiling at Winterfest. We thank those of you who purchased hoodies from our membership chair Denise Bacon over the month of February. We recently ordered several more to keep up with the demand. As of March 1, hoodie sales will only take place at our community events. On Saturday, April 20, Centennial hoodies will be available for purchase at our community Earth Day event.

Waterfront Festival 2024

Mark your calendars for the Waterfront Festival, which will be held at the Port Union Village Commons Park on Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This fun-filled family event will offer inflatables and a rock climbing wall for the kids, BBQ, live music, vendors and more. Plan to come out and enjoy the day. June will be here before you know it.

March Break

Students will be taking a week off school starting March 11. Please be aware that there will be children outside playing in our neigbourhoods during this time, so drive with care. If you are looking for activities for your children and families during March Break, keep an eye on the Toronto Free Attractions and Events Facebook page for ideas. Centennial resident Tracy Forsyth does an excellent job managing this page and posting a variety of activities and news for families daily.

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