Summer 2021 was quiet in our community

By Kathy Rowe

Welcome back, readers! I hope you have had an enjoyable and safe summer. It feels like ages since I have written this report. The pandemic seems to have slowed time down for me over the past several weeks.

Summer 2021 was quiet in our community. We missed summer events such as the Port Union Waterfront Festival and the Sunday Concert Series. Despite the absence of these events, it was a relief to be able to move into stage 2 and then 3 of the pandemic. This allowed for the opening of restaurant patios followed by indoor dining. It also allowed for larger gatherings on our properties. Backyards certainly became busier once stage 3 was announced. It has been wonderful to see life slowly returning to normal.

COVID-19 Centennial Facts

Believe it or not, Centennial has fared not too badly with COVID-19 since the first lockdown in March 2020. As of August 19, 2021, Centennial has reported a total of 685 cases since the spring of 2020. The amazing news is that as of August 19, our community has reported that 80.5 percent of the residents over the age of 18 have been fully vaccinated. Congratulations Centennial! This is very encouraging to see. Here are the online links if you are interested in checking updated statistics on cases and vaccinations in Centennial:

 https://bit.ly/37KMvxF  &  https://bit.ly/3ySWcWF 

Port Union Library Reopening

Our beloved neighbourhood library will be reopening on Monday, September 13. This is such great news for our community.

New Contact Information

Thanks to Mark Campbell and Jake Forsyth, we now have new email addresses for our CCRA board members. The new information can be seen on page 2. My phone number is still listed if you prefer to make a phone call with a question or concern. The CCRA encourages feedback so please don’t hesitate to email us on community news or content ideas for our paper.

We’ve Got Lights!

As many of you have likely noticed, traffic signals at the intersection of Meadowvale and Lawrence were erected during the summer. In 2019, The CCRA fought alongside Councillor Jennifer McKelvie to have these lights installed. The plan is to have them  operating by the start of the school year.

Centennial “Hollywood North”

There were some pretty impressive film shoots that happened in our community throughout the summer. I encourage you to take a look at our centre spread and find out who I got to meet at our local gas station!