Outdoor Bread Oven

We will heat up our Outdoor Bread Oven again this Sunday, August 9th.  The lighting of the fire will be at noon and we will be able to start baking at 2 PM.

This bake will go ahead rain or shine, so dress appropriately.

You should prepare your dough at home before you come.

Skating Party - Thank you

We had a lovely day for the Skating Party on Sunday, February 16th
We had Hotdogs, curling, hockey, tobogganing, snowshoes, skating, music, hanging out with the neighbors, hot chocolate, hot cider and apple chips.

Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed themselves and especially for all the organizers. Job well done!

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, March 25th - cancelled due to Covid-19 - until fall

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!


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 reading123@hotmail.com to let us know you are coming.

The Book Club is on hold until the community centres reopen.  Stay tuned for hopefully some re-opening by fall.

Spring newsletter

Our spring newsletter has gone out to all the homes in the neighbourhood.  If you want to see a digital copy of the newsletter please click https://drive.google.com/open?id=1894AqXvtV67O00096Y3YPTqpKslYaoOH

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 - CANCELLED

Due to Covid-19 and the demands to protect the health of everyone in our community, the 2020 Cherry Festival will be Cancelled.  

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 bake will be Sunday, August 9th.  The fire will be lit at noon and the oven should be ready for baking by 2 PM.  This bake will go ahead rain or shine.

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.