Annual Labour Day Corn Social - Sept 4th

Our annual Labour Day Corn Social is quickly approaching - September 4th.  It will be in Raddatz Park on Gage Ave again this year from Noon to 3 PM.  We will serve freshly boiled corn and halal hot dogs from Noon to 2 PM (or while supplies last).
If we get the volunteers needed we hope to have games for both the kids and adults again this year.
There will be an organizing meeting on Sunday, August 20th at 1 PM, 61 Strange Street.  Please contact steve ( if you can help but can't make the meeting.

CPNA Canada 150 Project

Can you picture this?  A lovely little picnic shelter beside the Strange Street entrance to Cherry Park.  It would be perfect for small gatherings.
This is the CPNA Canada 150 project.
We are looking for voluteers to help make this a reality.
If you want to help with this project, please contact us.
If you would like to donate or even sponsor this project, please contact us.

We need emails of support to show the City that this is a project that the community really wants.  Can you send us one?  Email us at

10th Annual Cherry Festival - July 8th - Thank you

A really BIG THANK YOU to all the people who worked so hard to make the Festival an enjoyable experience for everyone who came.

To all the organizers and volunteers  - I know that many of you put in a really long and tiring day.  An event like this would not be possible without your great generosity of time and effort.

To all our guests - Thank you for coming and staying around to enjoy all that the day offered.

To all our vendors and sponsors - Thank you for helping to make this event as fun and interested as possible for all the guests.

Please mark July 7th, 2018 on your calendar now.  Applications for vendors will start late January 2018.

Community Bread Oven Bake - August 27th

Our next Oven Bake will be Sunday, August 27th from 9 AM to 1 PM.
If you want to be trained to lead a bake, please plan to come at the whole time period.
If you just want to bake - the fast baking will start at 11 AM, and the slow bake about Noon.  We bake rain or shine.  Bring your dough to cook, and a lawn chair with you.

CPNA Voting Members

The Cherry Park Neighbourhood Association is now 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.

Volunteer Coordinator for the CPNA
- this person would help recruit, screen, manage and keep track of all our volunteers. They would work with the Programming Coordinator; Newsletter Editor, Special Events Coordinator; Cherry Festival Coordinator, and other committee heads to help fill their volunteer needs.

Newsletter General Editor
- this person would collect material for our newsletter which is published three times a year (March, December & August).  They would ensure that we meet our deadlines and oversee the delivery of the newsletter. They would work with our Layout Editor, Programning Coordinator, and other committee heads.

Programming Coordinator
 - this person prepares a line-up of programs to be offered each fall, winter and spring.  They recruit and hire teachers & volunteers to teach the programs.  They book the spaces to hold the classes in.  They prepare the registration materials, collect the registrations, decide which course will run, communicate with the students and teachers.  They would work closely with The Treasurer and President.

Book Club - in Victoria Hills Community Centre

The ESL Book Club has expanded into two groups and now meets on both the 2nd & the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in Victoria Hills Community Centre (10 Chopin Drive, Kitchener).  The August meetings will be Sept 12 & 19 and our book will be "Missing May" by Cynthia Rylant.   Please email ahead if you are new to find out which group is best for you.

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.

Spring 2017 Newsletter

click here to access the newsletter.

Walking Club. Monday-Sunday, 9:00-10:00 pm

Stay physically fit by meeting up every evening for a nice, evening stroll at the corner of Cherry and Strange Street. Walking is one of the simplest and safest aerobic exercises you can do. It will help you strengthen your bones, control your weight, and condition your heart and lungs. Do your body a favour and come out!