Community Gardens

The Cherry Park Neighbourhood Association runs 2 community gardens and are building a third garden this Spring.
There are still spots at the Gildner Green Garden.  If you are interested, please email cpna@execulink.com to get on the list while there are still spots available.  The new garden will be at Gildner Green and will be raised container beds, so that seniors and those with mobility issues have greater access to gardening spots.

Vendors wanted for 2018 Cherry Festival

If you are interested in being a vendor at our Cherry Festival on July 7th, 2018, please contact cpna@execulink.com to get an application form.  Please include a description of your goods with your email as we limit the number of vendors in any category.  Cost - craft vendors - $55 for a 10'x10' space; Food Vendors - $110 a space ($180 for 2 spaces).  Deadline for Food Vendors - June 1st; Craft Vendors - June 15th.

CPNA Canada 150 Project

This is the CPNA Canada 150 project.

The Cherry Commons Picnic Shelter was officially opened on April 28th.  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

It was cold on Saturday, May 5th for our bake. Three bakers came out and cooked.  We also had another new person trained to lead.
We will have at least one bake a month until October.  If we could have more people train to lead a bake, we could schedule them more often.
In order to be trained to lead a bake, you need to attend the whole time period of a bake, from the firing up to the clean up, to see all that is entailed and to practice a bit before you are on your own.
Once you are trained you can also book the oven for a private party if you want to.

Our next Firin' Up of the Bread Oven will be Saturday, June 9th from 9 AM to 1 PM.  The fast baking for thin breads will be at 11 AM, the slower breads will start about Noon.

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
- 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).

On Tuesday May 8 our book will be The River by Gary Paulsen

 The April 17 group will be discussing "Picture This!" by Anthony Hyde
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 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 - 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.


Spring 2018 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!