President’s Message – December 2018

The highlight of October was our annual Halloween party on October 27 at the Community Hall. This year over 180 children and their parents attended the event and participated in the games and entertainment. Advanced ticket sales greatly aided the organizers but did cause some confusion for those arriving without tickets on the evening of the event. Capacity limitations necessitated some waiting as the younger children left and others were allowed into the hall. Changes in how the event was structured will be considered for next year to accommodate all ages more effectively. I would like to especially thank Jennifer Manns and Jessica Demers for their efforts in organizing the event. If anyone would like to volunteer for this event next year please contact any of the community directors. A few pictures are shown of the event but please visit our website for a full pictorial review.

At the writing of this newsletter, we have scheduled a Christmas Trade Show hosted by the Cambrian Heights Elementary School Parents on November 3 and our second Lego Contest event at the Hall on Saturday, November 17. The Lego Event promises to be bigger and better than last year and hopefully, anyone interested in entering or just viewing the entries will have done so.

We also encourage all residents to take advantage of the various early evening programs at the Community Hall. We have Yoga every Wednesday evening from 7-8, Jazzercise Monday & Wednesday 5:45-6:45 PM, Fun & Fitness Tuesday evenings (check the website for times) and Piloxing Thursday 6:30-7:30 PM.

We have scheduled our annual Polar Party for Saturday, January 26. Once again, this event promises to be a great outdoor event for children, with free ice skates provided and hot chocolate, treats, games and music to entertain. If you want to get involved and contribute a much appreciated helping hand, please contact Jodi at social@cambrianheightscommunity.com .

Please check our website for updates and details of all events. Volunteering for setup, takedown or general assistance is an excellent way to make sure such events continue and to meet other members of the community.

From the Planning and Development perspective, there continues to be new applications for development permits within the Community. We expect this to continue and reference you to the website for information on procedures as well as contacts within the CHCA Planning Committee. We encourage everyone to get involved as this re-development of our Community takes place.

We are in need of the following part-time volunteer positions:

  • Secretary for Board & Annual General Meetings
  • Social Activity Organizers
  • Casino Fund Raising Organizers

Job descriptions and experienced past directors are available to guide and ease the transition into these community positions. For more information please contact president@cambrianheightscommunity.com .

With great reluctance, we accepted the resignation of Susan McGregor as a director and organizer of the Community Garden in October. Her efforts over the last five years have been greatly appreciated. She left with a great legacy and also recruited a new volunteer, Christine Breed, to replace her in regards to the Community garden and Chris was voted onto the Board of Directors at the recent November Board meeting. We welcome Chris and look forward to her input and involvement with the community.

The next meetings of the Board will take place January 7 and February 4. All residents are welcome to attend and share any concerns, questions or ideas for our community. These meetings take place at the Georgina Thomson City building on 14th Street and Northmount Drive at 6:30 PM.

 

Remember Participation Builds Your Community.

Daryl Connolly, President CHCA

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