Winter Programming - Registration deadline Dec 31st

Registration for the Winter programs has started.  The deadline to register is December 31st.  Any programs with insufficient registration after that date will probably be cancelled.  So don't wait until the New Year to register or your class may not be running.

Programs already with enough people to run:
Spanish Intermediate

Programs with some people registered are:
Volleyball Skills for Kids (1 more needed)
Board Games Night for Kids (1 more needed)
Drama for Kids (2 more needed)
ASL Tuesday Beginner 1 level (3 more needed)
ASL Thursday Beginner 1 level (2 more needed)
Yoga (4 more needed to run)
German Beginners (3 more needed)

Annual Labour Day Corn Social - Thank you

Our annual Labour Day Corn Social was a real success with almost 200 people attending.
A big thank you for everyone who helped with set-up, take-down, husking corn, cooking corn, cooking hot dogs, running games, giving our pop, loading & unloading trucks, signing people up, loaning pots, propane tanks, trailers, shopping, putting up signs, and other organizational activities.  It takes many volunteers to make these events happen

CPNA Canada 150 Project

We are getting closer to making the above picture a reality.
This is the CPNA Canada 150 project.

The CPNA Canada 150 Committee has been busy the last couple of months working on our project.  The concrete slab is completed and the landscaping around the pad has started.  The picnic shelter is scheduled to be installed on the slab in early December.
The plantings, sod, sponsor sign and picnic tables will be installed in the early spring, with the official opening on April 28th, 2018 at noon.

The Deadline to make donations to this project and get an official tax receipt is December 15th, 2017.

The minimum donation to get a tax receipt is $20.

To get your name on the sponsor sign, the minimum donation is $100.
Good Neighbour Level is $500 +
Community Partner level is $1000 + and donations over $5000 can have their company logo on the sign.

Please contact us at to make a donation (or 519-742-3248).  Cheques need to be made payable to – The City of Kitchener and have CPNA picnic shelter in the memo line.

You may make a donation in memoriam if you wish.  We are grateful to the generosity of many neighbours and trades people to this project so far and are very close to receiving what we budgeted for in donations.  $2000 more would put the project over the top.

11th Annual Cherry Festival - July 7th, 2018

Please mark July 7th, 2018 on your calendar now.  Applications for vendors will start late January 2018.

Community Bread Oven Bakes

We had a very successful baking season in 2017 with 11 bakes led by 6 different leaders, with at least 14 different bakers, plus their friends and family coming out.
We will try starting our 2018 season on Sunday, March 18th, from 1 to 5 PM (dependent on the snow being gone by then).
If you want to be trained to lead a bake, please plan to attend the whole time period, from the firing up to the clean up.
If you just want to bake - the fast baking will start at 3 PM, and the slow bake about 4 PM.  We bake rain or shine.  Bring your dough to cook, and a lawn chair with you, and dress appropriately.

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.

Volunteer Coordinator for the CPNA
- this person would help recruit, screen, manage and keep track of all our volunteers. They would work with the Programming Coordinator; Newsletter Editor, Special Events Coordinator; Cherry Festival Coordinator, and other committee heads to help fill their volunteer needs.

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

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

Book Club - in Victoria Hills Community Centre

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

The December meeting will be a combined group on Tuesday, Dec 12th.

The book will be The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson

 Please email ahead if you are new to find out which group is best for you.

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.

Winter 2018 Newsletter

click here to access the newsletter.