Category Archives: Playstructure Fund

Grand Re-opening of Heron Park Playground

Come to the Grand Re-opening of Heron Park Playground

You are invited to a celebration for our new structures in Heron Park.

Enjoy the music, games, (free) food and good friends.

Sunday, September 19, from 12 noon to 6
Heron Park (Heron Road and Clover Street)

Everyone’s welcome!

What’s All The Fuss About a New Playstructure?

If you want a clear answer to this question – come and find out!
Be a part of the decision making process!
Be a community builder!

All Heron Parkers are encouraged to attend this week’s meeting on Tuesday, January 12th at 7pm in order to hear a proposed idea for our Community Park. We will hear from Bruce Sudds from Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds . He will give us information on the playground we could have in Heron Park. [There are two choices we’re looking into.]

Whether you have young children or not, anything that provides the children of our neighbourhood with a healthy, active form of entertainment will, over time, benefit the entire neighbourhood.

You can stay just for this topic (the first on the agenda) or for as long as you like. Our meetings usually finish between 8:30 and 9.

Vote For The New Playstructure! We can get $50,000

Please go to the following link and vote for the new playstructure.

If you each go to the following link and vote for us, we might get $50,000 for our new playstructure!

Please put the link on your facebook or twitter pages or send the link to your contacts.

You can vote once a day.  Only 3 days left. We have over 100 votes so far!

Convergys Awash In Community Spirit

Rolf (right), and Convergys colleagues run car-wash fundraiser for Heron Park Playstucture Fund.

Roderick Stephen McRae, Cassandra J Berquist, Rolf Hansen (left to right), and Convergys colleagues run car-wash fundraiser for Heron Park Playstucture Fund.

Convergys employee and Rockingham Avenue resident, Rolf Hansen, spearheaded a fundraising event at the Convergys offices at Herongate Mall on Friday, July 17 from 11am to 4pm.

Their managers, trainers and other staff participated in the car-wash and also did a clean-up of a local park beside the mall.

We will keep you posted on the amount of money that Convergys was able to raise on our behalf.

We really appreciate their efforts!

HPCA Playstructure Fund

Bottle Drive garners $600

Heather, Trey, Josh, Quinn and Jordan pose in back of Bottle Drive van.

Heather, Trey, Josh, Quinn and Jordan pose in back of Bottle Drive van.

It was a wet and wild, Saturday-morning Bottle Drive. We had a full complement of volunteers. Given the soggy weather, we were fortunate to complete Secord, Richard, Aldea, Clover, Gilles, Lasalle and Apolydor. We had hoped to go as far as Ohio, but ended our efforts after finishing Apolydor at around 2pm.

If you are still interested in having bottles collected, contact Colin at or phone him at 613-863-5101. If you have returned your bottles and would like to donate to the Playstructure Fund, contact Maritala.

Thanks for your ongoing support!

Co-Chairs Maritala Robinson and Leo Derome

HPCA Playstructure Fundraising Committee


Canadian Tire helps HPCA raise $2,600 for Playstructure fundraiser!

Raffle prize for Playstructure fundraising event

Raffle prize for HPCA Playstructure fundraising event

This lovely Master Chef T620 grill was the prize for the Sunday, June 21 raffle draw put on at the Bank and Heron Canadian Tire as a fundraising event for the Playstructure Fund. Heron Canadian Tire generously donated the grill–valued at more than $380– to the Heron Park Community Association to raffle off. Four successful days of fundraising culminated in the winning ticket being drawn at 4pm on Father’s Day. Over $2,600 was raised!

As with any community event, it wouldn’t be successful without enthusiastic, hardworking volunteers from the neighbourhood. Maritala Robinson and Leo Derome are very grateful to Peter Fourney for approaching the Bank and Heron Canadian Tire and securing the donated BBQ. Manager Matt Johnson facilitated the donation of the grill and the fundraising activities at his Canadian Tire location.

Congratulations to Dan of Albion Road!!! Dan is the winner of the Master Chef T620 grill.

New Sandwich Boards

Sandwich Boards, Colin and MikeNew Sandwich Boards in Heron Park!

Colin MacLean and Mike Bednarek pose with sandwich boards Mike created and Colin painted. Patches does a quick quality appraisal.

Following is a gallery of images of the sandwich boards that were put into good use for our Playstructure Fund BBQ Raffle at Canadian Tire held over two successive weekends at the Bank and Heron Canadian Tire. The draw was held on Father’s Day–Sunday, June 21, 2009. Photographer Laurie Bednarek.

MacMillan’s Food Order Playstructure Fundraiser

June 9th is the final day to get your orders in for MacMillan’s Cookie Dough and Muffin Batter, Gourmet Desserts, Gourmet Pizzas, Stix and Dips, Peanut-Free line and Meats for your barbecue.

Order Form [Excel Spreadsheet]

Send your order form to Maritala Robinson (613) 316-3979

Volunteers Needed For BBQ Raffle

Canadian Tire has donated a barbeque for Heron Park to raffle off in order to raise money for the Playstructure Fund.

We need people to sell tickets at the Canadian Tire on Heron Road on Saturday, June 13, Sunday June 14, Saturday June 20, and Sunday June 21.

To sign up, please use this signup form.

If you have any trouble with the form, please contact Maritala at (613) 316-3979 or Leo to volunteer.

Heron Park Garage Sale

Heron Park Garage Sale

Heron Park Garage Sale

Help support the various projects undertaken by the Heron Park Community Association by setting up in your driveway. A $5 per household participation fee will be collected. You can register ahead of time by contacting Maritala Robinson. A Community Association representative will also be circulating in the neighbourhood on the day of the sale to collect the registration fee. Larger donations will never be turned down!
You can also choose to rent a table at the Heron Park Community Center for $25. Limited space is available so register soon.
We’ll do the advertising across the community and various newspapers. All you have to do is get up early on May 9th and display your wares.