All-Candidate Debate for Ward 9 - September 26

The list of candidates running for the Ward 9 Councillor position is now set:
Melissa Bowman; Debbie Chapman; Tia Rebecca Driver; Philip Molto; and Steve Strohack.

The Neighbourhood Associations of Ward 9 will be hosting an All-Candidate Debate for these candidates on Wednesday, September 26th from 7 to 9 PM in the Victoria Park Pavilion.

Please mark this date on your calendar and spread the news.  We also need residents to submit questions on issues of concern to them.  Please send these questions to us at before September 7th. 
A committee formed by volunteers from all five neighbourhood associations of Ward 9 will choose the best questions to use for the debate and submit them to the candidates to prepare ahead of time.
If you would like to help with this event, please contact us before Labour Day.

Cherry Festival 2019 - July 6th - save the date

We had a great day for the 2018 Cherry Festival.  A really big thank you to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make things run smoothly.  Our date for the 2019 Festival is Saturday, July 6th.
We really could use some more people from our neighbourhood to volunteer to help on the day.  It is an event that shows off our neighbourhood and that we can be proud of.  It is entirely volunteer run, so we do need your help.

Garden Party - Thank you

We had a great day and a really good turnout for our Garden Party on June 9th.  Thank you to everyone who came and all those who helped make it happen.

CPNA Canada 150 Project

This is the CPNA Canada 150 project.

The Cherry Commons Picnic Shelter was officially opened on April 28th.  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 a lovely summer morning for our bake on August 6th.  Fiveteen people came out to make pizza and other breads.  They also roasted eggplant and peppers in the oven

We will have at least one bake a month until October.  If we could have more people trained to lead a bake, we could schedule them more often.
In order to be trained to lead a bake, you need to attend the whole time period of a bake, from the firing up to the clean up, to see all that is entailed and to practice a bit before you are on your own.
Once you are trained you can also book the oven for a private party if you want to.

Our next Firin' Up of the Bread Oven will be on Sunday, September 9th from Noon to 4 PM.  The fast baking for thin breads will be at 2 PM, the slower breads will start about 3 PM.

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.

Winter Rink Helpers
- you would help water the rinks and clear snow off them.  Each rink has a committee that works with the City/School Board to oversee the rinks during the rink season - November to April.  We have two outdoor rinks in our neighbourhood - one in Cherry Park and one in Downfield Park (across the street from King Edward School).

Board Game Helpers
- you would be helping to supervise the Board Game nights that we have at King Edward School on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, from September to June.  Prior knowledge of the board games is not necessary.  A police check is necessary as we are working with children.

Website Supervisor
 - you would help build and maintain our blogspot and Facebook sites.  You would be working closely with the Board and committee leader to help promote their activities.

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).  For August and September - there will be only one Club meeting a month - on August 21st & September 18th.

Our August book will be - Iggie's House by Judy Blume

 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.  This is an adult only program.  Childcare is not provided.

Spring 2018 Newsletter

click here to access the newsletter.