Fall Programs

Classes that will be running this fall.  Registration will remain open on them until after the 2nd class (week of October 1) or until full
- Spanish for beginners (full)
- Spanish for Intermediates
- German for beginners
- German for Intermediates
- Yoga
- Basic D&D for Youth (grades 6-8)
- Basic D&D for Kids (grades 2-6)
- Basketball Skills for Kids
- Knitting for Kids

Classes at risk of cancellation, but might be rescued if more interest shown in the next week
- ASL Beginners (Tuesday or Thursday)

Fall newsletter

Our fall 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 - Thank you

It was a hot July day, but we were very fortunate to only have a sprinkle of rain and a cooling breeze most of the afternoon.  Counting in our after-sale of cherry treats, we are happy to report that we made a profit for the Festival.
Events like this are only possible with the hard work and dedication of many, many volunteers.  We are one of the few completely volunteer run festivals in our City, and we make a difference in the lives of many people who look forward to the Cherry Festival each year.

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 next Firin' Up of the Bread Oven will be Sunday, September 29th.  The fire will be lit at 1 PM and the oven should be ready for baking by 3 PM.

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 1 PM at the September 29th bake session and cleanup should be done by 5 PM 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 meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in Victoria Hills Community Centre (10 Chopin Drive, Kitchener).  

On October 8 the group will be discussing "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" by Elizabeth George Speare
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 - reading123@hotmail.ca - 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.