Winter Rinks in the CPNA

Skating outdoors is a classic Canadian experience.  One that is very elusive with today's climate.  We are very lucky to have two rink committees in our neighbourhood - the Downfield Park rink (across Walter street from King Edward School) and the Cherry Park rink (near the Park Street entrance to Cherry Park).  It takes very dedicated and hardy volunteers to make these rinks a reality.  Please thank these volunteers by getting out and skating on them.  Take pictures of yourselves skating and send them to us to post on our Facebook and Blogspot pages.

Winter Programming

Winter Programs currently running

Programs that will run:  (registration will stay open until the week of Jan 23rd or max. reached)
Spanish Intermediate
Volleyball Skills for Kids
Drama for Kids
ASL Beginner 1 Tuesdays at 7 PM
German Intermediate
Board Games Night for Kids
Zumba starts Jan. 17th

CPNA Canada 150 Project

This is the CPNA Canada 150 project.

The CPNA Canada 150 Committee has been working all this year on our project.  The Framework for the shelter is now up.  The roof and the rest of the installation is scheduled for early January 2018.
The plantings, sod, sponsor sign and picnic tables will be installed in the early spring, with the official opening on April 28th, 2018 at noon.

11th Annual Cherry Festival - July 7th, 2018

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

Community Bread Oven Bakes

We had a very successful baking season in 2017 with 11 bakes led by 6 different leaders, with at least 14 different bakers, plus their friends and family coming out.
We will try starting our 2018 season on Sunday, March 18th, from 1 to 5 PM (dependent on the snow being gone by then).
If you want to be trained to lead a bake, please plan to attend the whole time period, from the firing up to the clean up.
If you just want to bake - the fast baking will start at 3 PM, and the slow bake about 4 PM.  We bake rain or shine.  Bring your dough to cook, and a lawn chair with you, and dress appropriately.

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.

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 December meeting will be a combined group on Tuesday, Dec 12th.

The book will be The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson

 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.

Winter 2018 Newsletter

click here to access the newsletter.