Community Gardens

The Cherry Park Neighbourhood Association runs 2 community gardens and are building a third garden this Spring.
There are still spots on our waiting list for this year.  If you are interested, please email 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.

Spring Programming - 5 days left to Register

Registration has started for the Spring programming.  It will run until March 25th, when any programs without enough people signed up will be cancelled.  Don't delay and miss out on a class you may be interested in.
Classes for the Spring session start the 1st week of April and run until early June.

Programs with enough registered to run
Drama for Kids
Board Games for Kids
Soccer Skills for Kids
Yoga (now at 6:30 PM) - only 2 spaces left

Programs with some registrants (need more)
ASL Beginner 1 level on Tuesdays (3 more needed)
Spanish Beginners (3 more needed)
German Intermediate (3 more needed)
Tai Chi (4 more needed)
Lego Robotics for Kids 8-12 (6 more needed)

Vendors wanted for 2018 Cherry Festival

If you are interested in being a vendor at our Cherry Festival on July 7th, 2018, please contact 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.

Winter Festival - Thank you

Thank you to all who came out and enjoyed themselves for this event.  Special thank you to to all the volunteers who helped make this a lovely day, and to the businesses who donated food for the event.

Downfield Park is on Walter Street right across the street from King Edward School.

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.

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.

Community Bread Oven Bakes

We had a beautiful day for our first bake of the season on March 18th.  Four bakers came out and many spectators.
We plan to have a bake next month.  I'll post the date as soon as I speak to the other leaders to see what time and day works for them.  We will try to have at least one 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.

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 two groups will be combined for March because of the school break activities.  They will meet on Tuesday, March 20th.  The book we will be discussing is 'Sounder' by William Armstrong.

 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.