Spring Clean up and BBQ - April 29th

Our annual Spring Clean-UP & BBQ is quickly coming up.  We need volunteers to clean-up and to help with the BBQ.  Please contact Steve at stevepomery@gmail.com if you can help.

Neighbourhood Forum

There will be a Neighbourhood Forum on Saturday, March 25, from 2-4 PM at St. Mark's Lutheran Church (825 King St. W).  This is an opportunity to meet people, share ideas and values, and find ways to make our neighbourhood even better.  Everyone is welcome.  Refreshments will be provided and even door prizes. RSVP by March 24 by phone (519-579-3800) or email admin@waterlooregion.org   This meeting is co-hosted by the CPNA and the Social Development Centre. 

KCI Art Murals

Some of you driving by Park and Glasgow Streets may have noticed the colourful mural panels that were installed this week.  This was a joint project with KCI, the CPNA and the City of Kitchener.

Congratulations to the KCI students and the members of our Public Art Committee.

Spring Programs

Registration for our Spring Programs has begun.  The deadline for signing up is March 25th.  Please don't delay and miss out on a program you may be interested in.

Programs that have met the minimum needed and will definitely run:
- Tai Chi
- ASL Beginner 1 on Thursdays
- German Beginner
- Drama for Kids

Programs with people already signed up and number of people needed to make sure they run:
- Yoga - 1 more
- Spanish Beginners - 2 more
- Spanish Intermediate - 3 more
- ASL Beginner 1, Tuesdays - 2 more
- ASL Intermediate - 2 more
- ASL Beginner 2 - 3 more
- Zumba for Kids - 4 more
- Soccer Skills - 4 more

Gildner Green facelift

Gildner Green, the small park at the corner of Glasgow and Eden Streets, will be updated by the City in 2016.  The final consolidated master plan in now online.  Go to the Gildener Green Park website:  http://kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/Gildner-Green.asp to check it out.  If you feel that something major is missing, please let us know so we can talk to the City about your concerns.

Youth Club

We urgently need volunteers in order to run our Neighbourhood Youth Club.  This club is for kids in grades 6-8.  We especially need someone who is good with crafts.  Please contact Steve - 226-444-4248 as soon as possible if you can help.  The program is on Wednesday nights from 7 PM to 9 PM from September to June.

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 meets regularly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM in Victoria Hills Community Centre (10 Chopin Drive, Kitchener).  The March meeting will be March 14th and our book will be "Amistad".   Please email ahead if you are new.
The library link is below:


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.

Spring 2017 Newsletter

click here to access the newsletter.