Posted June .09
approaching we have 2 community events, one in June and the other in
July. On June 20th the annual Heritage Day Festival
will be held. This event gets underway with a parade along Lawson Road
starting at Centennial School at 11:00 a.m. and finishing in Highland
Creek. Festivities then continue throughout the day in Highland Creek.
This annual community event for the whole family is sponsored in part by
CCRA. Plan to attend.
community event is our annual summer concert series held July 12th,
19th and 26th at the Port Union Recreation
Centre. This is a wonderful way to spend a relaxing summer evening
listening to some great musical entertainment. This event is also
co-sponsored by CCRA. Events Chair Heather Lemieux has further
information on the concerts in the flyer on page 6.
we launched our annual membership campaign. A number of streets requiring
canvassers were listed in last month’s newsletter. If your street was on
that list please consider volunteering to canvass even if it is only a few
homes on your street. The membership campaign is our only major fund
raising event of the year. Remember you can pay your membership through
our web page, mail to our address shown in the newsletter or drop it off
in our drop box located in the Port Union Community Centre.
At our May
executive meeting we had a presentation from representatives of ‘Livegreen
Toronto’. This group was set up by the City of Toronto to promote green
living in Toronto. One of the services the group provides is assistance
and grants to groups and individuals who are seeking ways to live
“greener”. While the association does not have any assets, we thought it
would be helpful to our community if we were to set up workshops on
various ways our residents could “live green”. More details about this
program are contained elsewhere in this newsletter. There is also a web
you can obtain more information about this program. We would welcome your
suggestions on topics that would be of interest to you.
We also had
a presentation from a student at Mowat Collegiate on a program called “Eco
Mentor” that promotes inspiration, motivation and education through a
program that matches high school students with elementary school classes
to teach and inspire enthusiasm for environmental issues. More details
about this worthy program are contained elsewhere in this newsletter.
the association had decided to award a $1000 scholarship to a student of
our community to help further their post secondary education. The
deadline for applications was April 27. I am sad to report that we
received only one application that unfortunately was not admissible as the
candidate does not reside in our community. The executive was surprised
at the lack of response to this opportunity.
Hydro Energy has issued their Notice of Completion of their study to
install an anemometer in Lake Ontario. A copy of the report is at the
Port Union library or it can be viewed on line at Toronto Hydro Energy’s
web site. The public review period for the report terminated on May 14th.
The final site selected for the anemometer is off East Point Park. I
submitted a letter of comment on behalf of the association pointing out
that the association was not notified of any of the public meetings nor
were any of the community associations that border the lake. The
location of the anemometer seems to have been selected in part, because
the shoreline in this area is vacant. I also questioned how the public is
going to assess this project if the results of the anemometer testing will
not be made public because of commercial sensitivity. I have asked that
the Association be notified of any further developments in this project.
September we will be celebrating our 60th Anniversary along
with the 25th Anniversary of the Port Union Library, the Port
Union Seniors and the Port Union Recreation Centre. Celebrations will be
held the week of September 20th. Watch for further details in
our September newsletter.
ahead to the fall, we will be holding our Annual General Meeting in
October. I hope that some of you would give serious consideration to
serving on the executive. It is a rewarding experience that helps to
maintain a strong, vibrant community.
This is our
last newsletter until September. Hope everyone has a safe, relaxing and