• Vanessa Marie Carter

    On April 1st, CCRA presents an evening with the Vanessa Marie Carter Band. Winner of the 2016 Boots and Hearts Festival Emerging Artist award, this singer/songwriter brings her band for a lively evening of dinner, country rock, dancing and prizes.

  • Highland Creek Tree Lighting

    The Centennial and West Rouge communities came out in force for a day of entertainment, games, food and fun at the Community Winterfest on Saturday, January 28 at West Rouge Community Centre. Photo: Michael McCabe

  • Summer Concert Series

    Throughout July and August, CCRA co-sponsors a free Sunday evening outdoor concert series of bands such as the Scarborough Concert Band which are enjoyed by large audiences at the Port Union Community Centre. More

  • Heritage Day Exotic Birds

    The Highland Creek Heritage Day each June is partly sponsored by CCRA and includes a parade, food and entertainment all day.
    Photo: Pickart Photography

  • Port Union Waterfront Trail

    Ribbon cutting at the opening of the Port Union Waterfront Trail, June 2013

  • Port Union Village

    Close to nature, living near the waterfront at Port Union Village

  • Charlottetown Park

    Centennial's parks are enjoyed in all seasons

Welcome to the CCRA

President's Message

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Jennifer McKelvie

March in Centennial

It’s all hands on deck for the CCRA executive as we plan for our Spring Social under the leadership of Heather Lemieux. Don’t forget to hold April 1 in your calendar for our Country-Rock Dinner/Dance. It’s a great opportunity to dust off your cowboy boots and have fun supporting CCRA.

Update on Highland Creek Treatment Plant EA
The Ministry of the Environment has now had the results of the Highland Creek Treatment Plant  (HCTP) Biosolids Management Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) for eight months. The HCTP Neighbourhood Liaison Committee wrote a follow-up letter to Environment Minister Glen Murray on February 17 stating that: “We are concerned about the length of time that your Ministry is taking to review and sign off on the EA that was completed and adopted by City Council in May 2016. We therefore request that you advise us if there are any outstanding issues of concern related to the project, and if not, we hope that you will be able to complete your review in an expeditious manner, so that the city may proceed with implementation of the upgrade project forthwith.” More

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Port Union Cares steps up to sponsor
Syrian family

By Beyhan Farhadi 

Our road toward refugee sponsorship has taken an interesting turn. As we continue to raise funds and await our opportunity to be matched with refugees in need of support, we were asked by the Anglican United Refugee Alliance (AURA *) to help out in a case of urgent need. More

Community Updates

Margaret Todoroska

It’s best to think small when trying to change the world.

By Margaret Todoroska

Changing the world is a big deal. However, I wanted to think small. Yes, our entire life we are told to dream big, but the notion of thinking small can still have a huge impact. In our Grade 8 geography class at Joseph Howe Sr. Public School we are learning about the UN Global Goals. More

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Area was a ship-building hub

By Don Allen


The mouths of the Highland Creek and Rouge Rivers were a hub of shipbuilding activity during the early 1820s to late 1840s.  Schooners such as the Duke of York (1820), the fastest ship on the lake in her day, the Wood Duck (1822), which was a 25-ton schooner, along with the Mary Ann and the Highland Chief were built at the mouth of the Highland Creek.


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About Vanessa Marie Carter

Get your tickets now!


Saturday April 1, 2017
Tickets are $55+HST/person dine and dance with Vanessa Marie Carter and her band, Learn to country line dance and win a prize for best-dressed cowboy or girl.
Limited seats are available. more




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