Fall 2009 President’s Report
I hope all Heron Park residents and their families had a restful summer break. As we begin Fall, members of HPCA are diligently continuing their activities and we hope to once again meet new and interested people who would like to participate in the events in and around our community.
Over the summer months, our Play Structure Committee, led by Committee Co-Chair Maritala Robinson, successfully gathered additional support and a mountain of donations for a new play structure in Heron Park. Through successful bottle drives, picnics, a garage sale, a street party, and a raffle at Canadian Tire for a new barbeque, we are that much closer to our goal, although we still have a lot to accomplish in the coming year. A note of thanks goes out to the Canadian Tire store at Heron and Bank streets for their donation of a new barbeque. In addition, many thanks to all those residents who willingly bought numerous tickets in support of this worthwhile endeavour and to those who took time out of their summer vacations to spend many days selling raffle tickets in front of the Canadian Tire store.
As we move into cooler weather, I bring to your attention the HPCA Annual General Meeting , scheduled for Monday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Billingswood Manor at the corner of Ohio and Bank Streets. I encourage those in Heron Park who would like to get involved to come out and see what we have accomplished over the past year and to apply for upcoming positions on our board. We understand your time is limited and want to stress this is not a large commitment with one HPCA meeting a month and participation in activities that are of interest to you whenever you are available. We’d also appreciate hearing from Heron Park residents who can lend a hand occasionally at community events and activities.
Examples of our activities include helping to organize a Christmas Craft Sale, participating in our annual winter carnival, joining as a block captain as part of Neighbourhood Watch, writing articles for the Heron Park Herald, tree planting, gardening, park cleanups, helping out at a the youth Wednesday Night Program … and much more!
As always, please refer to our website for the latest information as to what is going on in our neighbourhood at http://www.heronpark.ca. And, please send an email to President@heronpark.ca should you have any questions or concerns.