Community Potlucks

Hello neighbours,

After a month or two of organizing we finally have some dates & locations for beginning our neighbourhood potlucks.

Debbie Chapman has graciously offered to host a potluck once a month at her home, 45 Strange Street (the corner of Cherry & Strange St). Potlucks will occur on the following dates:

Wednesday, January 22nd
Wednesday, February 26th
Wednesday, March 25th
Wednesday, April 22nd
Wednesday, May 27thd
Wednesday, June 24th

Except for this month all dates will be the fourth Wednesday of the month. If I remember correctly we said potlucks would go from 6-8 PM

In the future we hope to host two neighbourhood potlucks a month, one on the fourth Wednesday at Debbie's and another on a different night of the week and on a different week aimed especially at those who can't make it to the fourth Wednesday potluck.

Book your calendars and spread the word!

Hope to see you on the 22nd,

KW Hospital / Midtown Neighbourhood Secondary Plan Update

KW Hospital / Midtown Neighbourhood Secondary Plan Update
The City of Kitchener published the revised KW Hospital / Midtown Neighbourhood Secondary Plan.  The secondary plan assigns zoning land use to individual properties.  The revised plan reflects some of the input from residents to the first draft of the KW Hospital /Midtown Neighbourhood Secondary Plan.  
Documents related to the KW Hospital / Midtown Neighbourhood Secondary Plan are posted on the City’s website at: .  Consult the proposed zoning map  to see how the City proposes to zone your property , properties adjacent to yours, and other properties in the neighbourhood .   Details on the zoning types are provide under the heading Proposed Zoning on the KW Hospital/ Midtown Secondary Plan page on the City’s website.

If you have any questions or require further clarification regarding the proposed land use designation and zoning of your property please email

ESL Book Club

The CPNA has a book club for adults (14+ yrs) that meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in Victoria Hills Community Centre.  It is designed for people for whom English is their second language.  We are always open to new members.  Please email to let us know you are coming.

Happy New Year!  I am thrilled to be back into routine!

The 2nd Tuesday of February is the 11.

On that day we will be discussing "the Broken Road" by Richard Paul Evans.

CPNA Winter Programs

All Winter classes will start the week of January 7th.  Below are the classes that will be running.  Registration will stay open on them until the second week of classes.

- Yoga (now full)
- German Beginners
- German Intermediates
- Spanish Beginners
- Spanish Intermediates
- Knitting for Kids
- Basic D&D for Kids grades 2-6
- Basic D&D for Youth grades 6-8
- Zumba

Winter newsletter

Our winter newsletter has gone out to all the homes in the neighbourhood.  If you want to see a digital copy of the newsletter please click here

Corn Social - Labour Day - Thank you

We had a great day and turnout for Our annual Labour Day Corn Social on Sept 2nd at Gildner Green.  Thank you for all the volunteers who helped in any way with planning, getting supplies, setting up, husking corn, cooking and serving food, with games, the take down and the returning of equipment.  Without your work, we couldn't have had such a great event.
It was great to see so many people come out and spend time with their neighbours.

Cherry Festival 2020 - July 4

The date for the 2020 Cherry Festival will be Saturday, July 4th.  Please mark it on your calendars.  If you would like to help organize it, please contact us at

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

Our outdoor Bread Oven and Community Gardens are now closed for the winter.  We will begin the 2020 waiting list for spots in our Community Gardens on January 1st.
The first bake of 2020 season will be Saturday, March 28th.  The fire will be lit at 9 AM and the oven should be ready for baking by 11 AM.  This bake will go ahead sun, rain or snow.

We are always 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 please contact us.

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.