Saturday, June 5, 2010

Message from the Chair

Well Hello Everyone. I know it has been a long time since we have written a newsletter and I hope that everyone had a warm and healthy holiday season. If you are like me – then you are now really looking forward to spring!!

We have been very busy in the last few months. We participated in the Picnic in the Park at St.John’s Park and look forward to doing it again this summer. We met a lot of new people that live in our neighborhood – it was nice to see so many people out for the event. We assisted in the hiring of a new Housing Coordinator – Kali Martin. One of the next big projects she will be working on will be the Exterior Fix-up Grant applications that will be coming out to you in a separate mailing. We also hired a Community Development Worker – Maia Graham-Derham. She will be a big help to our resident’s association.

Spring is usually when we hold our Annual General Meeting. One of the biggest problems with a spring meeting is that it is still too cold and/slippery outside and the attendance is very low. This year we are going to try something different. We are going to hold a fall Annual General Meeting. We hope that will better weather will come better attendance.

Now for my exciting news!! We are working on creating a community garden. It is all in the idea stage and we are presently trying to secure funding for this project. If you have any ideas regarding this project, share them with Maia at 927-2340. What I am hoping to see is a garden that will not only grow vegetables and flowers, but possibly some plants specific to the aboriginal people. I would love to have our Annual General Meeting combined with some form of meal – with ingredients that we all grew ourselves!! The present plans are for this garden to be located in the rink area of the Ralph Brown Community Center – and I would love nothing more than to see it become a true community project.

Hope to see everyone out and about soon. We will be participating in the Annual Community Clean-up on May 8th. Watch for more information on that event and hope to see you there.

Davina Walker