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.

We gathered ideas from the community until January 12th, then our Ideas Committee met and reduced the list to the best ten.  We distributed a flyer to every household in our neighbourhood for you to vote on what you felt were the best 3 ideas.  We got replies from 151 people.  Thank you to everyone who responded.
The top three ideas were:
- A full walking loop around the inside perimeter of Cherry Park;
- Outdoor adult exercise/activity equipment in our community; and
- An asphalt pad in Cherry Park for a skating rink and other sports.

We are now working on these three ideas with the City and developing them into concrete proposals with budgets for you to work on at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 13th, 7 PM in Calvary United Church (91 Gruhn St).

If you would like to work with us developing these proposals, please contact us as soon as possible.
All ideas that were proposed will be kept on file for future projects in our community.

Pumpkin Carving Event - Thank you

Thank you to Rachel and her friends for organizing this event.  It was a lot of fun and quite creative.

We are looking for ideas and people to hold other fun events in the picnic shelter.

Winter Classes

Winter programs will start January 8th.

Classes that will run - (registration will stay open on these classes until full or the 2nd class):
- Beginner Spanish
- Yoga (3 spaces left until full)
- ASL Beginner 1 on Thursdays
- ASL Beginner 2 on Thursdays
- Board Games for Kids
- German

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 were fortunate not to have rain on Sunday.  It was cool but the fire kept us warm.  I had a couple of eager people out to learn more about using the Cob Ovens.
We baked pizza & foccacia.

Our next Firin' Up of the Bread Oven won't be until next spring on Sunday, March 24th 1 PM to 5 PM.  The fast baking for thin breads will be at 3 PM, the slower breads will start about 4 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).

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).  

Our February dates are: February 12th & 19th. 
The book for February 12th is - "The Walk" by Richard Paul Evans.

The book for February 19th is an adaption of "Anne of Green Gables"  it is not available at the libraries so anyone interested needs to get a copy from me.

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.

Winter 2019 Newsletter

click here to access the newsletter.