Neighbour Day 2019 - Thank you

We had a perfect day on Saturday. Thank you for everyone who came. A special thank you goes out to the volunteers who helped make it happen.
Those who helped with picking up equipment, shopping, setting up, cooking, face painting, games, cotton candy, popcorn, BBQ, prizes, the music, the vendors and cleaning everything up and returning them to storage. It takes a lot of people to make these events happen. THANK YOU.

Cherry Festival - July 6th, 2019 - 11 AM to 6 PM

Preparations for the 2019 Cherry Festival are well underway.  Here are some news items for the Festival.

- We are looking for volunteers for the Festival.  If you can volunteer for the day, or only half the day, we can really use your help.  Volunteers are needed for supervising the rides, supervising the entrances, helping the children's games, helping to set up in the morning, taking down & cleaning up at the end of the day, and for many other tasks.  The Festival is completely volunteer run, so you are essential to the proper running of the Festival.  Contact to volunteer.  Click for the volunteer form

- If you want to be a vendor at the Festival, please email with a description of what you would be selling in order to get an application form.  It costs $55 for a 10 foot by 10 foot space for Craft Vendor.  Deadlines to register & pay - June 21 for Craft Vendors

Capital Improvement Grant Proposals

In November at the Festival of Neighbourhoods, Cherry Park Neighbourhood Association won one of the Capital Improvement Grants of $20,000.

After extension consultation we voted at our AGM on March 13th, to go ahead with the Outdoor exercise equipment as our Capital Improvement Grant project.  It will be located along the Iron Horse Trail by Gildner Green Park.

We now need a project group to work with the City to bring this idea to completion.  If you would like to be on this group, please contact us as soon as possible.

CPNA Canada 150 Project

This is the CPNA Canada 150 project.

The Cherry Commons Picnic Shelter was officially opened on April 28th, 2018.  It was a cold day, but dry.  We had a great turnout for the neighbourhood Spring Clean-Up.  A great BBQ lunch with enjoyed by all and a lovely celebration cake to top off the meal.  Thank you to everyone who helped make this day possible.

Community Bread Oven Bakes

We had good bake on June 8 for Neighbour Day.  We had 20 kids (of various sizes) make bread pretzels with us on a beautiful day.

Stay turned for the date of Our next Firin' Up.

We are in need more people to lead baking sessions.  You would not be responsible for teaching baking, but caring for the fire to heat the oven and cleaning up afterwards.  In order to be trained you need to attend a baking session from the lighting of the fire until cleanup is finished (about 4 hours).
If you would like to be trained, the fire will be lit at 8 AM at the June 8th bake session and cleanup should be done by Noon at the latest.

For those of you who don't know where the Oven is located - it is in the middle of Willow Green Extension Garden in the middle of Raddatz Park (which runs between Gage Avenue and Cherry Street).  It is not on a street, you will need to walk in from Cherry Street along the creek path that goes out the back of the Old Willow Green Garden or come in from Gage Avenue along the little path that leaves the Iron Horse Trail at Gage and follows the creek.

CPNA Voting Members

The Cherry Park Neighbourhood Association is officially incorporated.  This means that we need to notify all voting members of the association whenever we have a our community meetings.  In order to do this we need you to register as a voting member.
click here for a copy of the registration form
If you know of community members who don't have computer access, please let them know about any meetings we announce.  We will have additional copies of the registration form at all our community meetings.

Volunteer Bulletin Board

We are always looking for volunteers and good ideas.  Below are some ongoing volunteer positions that are open.  If you have a skill that you would be prepared to offer to the association, please contact us.

Newsletter General Editor
- you would collect material for our newsletter which is published three times a year (March, December & August).  You would ensure that we meet our deadlines and oversee the delivery of the newsletter. You would work with our Layout Editor, Programming Coordinator, and other committee heads.

Programming Coordinator
 - you would prepares a line-up of programs to be offered each fall, winter and spring.  You would recruit and hire teachers & volunteers to teach the programs.  You would book the spaces to hold the classes in.  You would prepare the registration materials, collect the registrations, decide which course will run, and communicate with the students and teachers.  You would work closely with The Treasurer and President.

Newsletter Carriers
- we are not able to deliver to several apartment complexes in our neighbourhood because they are locked and have no mailboxes that are accessible to us.  If you know someone from the following addesses who might be able to deliver newsletters there please contact us.
- 44 Walnut Ave
- 85, 93 & 103 Gage Ave
- 104 Union Street - Trafalgar Apts.
- 100 Walter Street

Book Club - in Victoria Hills Community Centre

The ESL Book Club is now two groups and meets on both the 2nd & the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in Victoria Hills Community Centre (10 Chopin Drive, Kitchener).  

There will be only one group this month on June 11 reading -

I survived the San Francisco earthquake, 1906 by Lauren Tarshis

Here are the details from the KPL catalogue

Interested parties can either contact me to arrange borrowing a copy or can check one out for themselves from the public library.

The ESL Book Club is an opportunity for people who are still learning English to practice their skills in a friendly environment.  Each month the members will all read the same book at home, and then come together on the meeting night to share (with tea & treats) what they thought, liked, or disliked about the book.  
The Book Club is always open to new members.   Please email - - if you plan on coming so enough books will be on hand.  There is no cost to the program.  This is an adult only program.  Childcare is not provided.

Walking Club. Monday-Sunday, 9:00-10:00 pm

Stay physically fit by meeting up every evening for a nice, evening stroll at the corner of Cherry and Strange Street. Walking is one of the simplest and safest aerobic exercises you can do. It will help you strengthen your bones, control your weight, and condition your heart and lungs. Do your body a favour and come out!