Centennial residents now mingling  at CCRA meetings and events!

By Kathy Rowe

I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable summer in Centennial. We certainly had our share of great summer weather. Over the past few months, the CCRA worked alongside  the West Rouge Sports and Recreation and West Rouge Community Association to bring back the summer events that we have missed so much over the past two years.

I’d like to thank the committee members and volunteers for helping to run the Highland Creek Festival, the Waterfront Festival and the July concert series. A special shout out to the Port Union Seniors who both helped out and donated coffee and tea during the evening concerts. It was a pleasure working alongside the City Of Toronto staff, our neighbouring associations and the Port Union Seniors. It really does take a village. The big crowds were out and the events were a huge success! There is no denying that our community was hungry for the festivals and live music this summer.

Back to School Safety

A gentle reminder to drivers. The number of pedestrians in our community has significantly increased now that the children have returned to school. We need to be more cautious as we travel through the community. Reduced speed areas have been implemented throughout Centennial, particularly in school zones.

New mural visible when wet

Mural Routes along with ArtworxTO have been busy creating WATERMARKED. This fascinating rain-activated mural, located at the Port Union Village Commons Park, is made visible when it rains.  If you have been keeping an eye on our social media posts, you will know that established artists and community residents started working on this mural on August 12th. The official unveiling of the artwork will be held on September 4th. Please see our article and photos on the front page!

Community Street Signs

The majority of our old street signs have been replaced by the newly designed Centennial signs. There are several signs that still need to be replaced and I have been assured by the Councillor’s office that this project is still a work in progress.

Goodbye Zoom!  Volunteers Encouraged

Now that community events are returning to pre-pandemic times, the CCRA will resume holding our monthly executive meetings in person at the Port Union Community Center. All residents are welcome to attend these meetings which are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:15 pm. After our brief summer break, we will be meeting on Tuesday September 6th. If you are interested in attending any of our monthly meetings, please contact our secretary Laurie MacIsaac by email: secretary@ccranews.com.

As we move into fall, the CCRA wishes to encourage residents to come forward with ideas of what you would like to see happen in our community. Events require many hands from willing volunteers who can dedicate some time to plan and execute the many things we do for the community. We’d love to hear from you. Please email me president@ccranews.com