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President's Message


Thanks to everyone who came out to our 19th Winterfest. This annual winter activity, co- sponsored by CCRA, is always a fun outing for the whole family. A number of people volunteer to organize Winterfest as this is one of the major community events of the year. Thanks to the committee for another great job.

This year marks the 66th anniversary of the founding of CCRA. We are launching our annual membership drive this month. As per last year’s campaign we will not be going door to door to canvas. Details on how to purchase your membership are on the cover of this month’s newsletter. For those of you who still wish to canvas please contact membership chair Betty Karsh.

President's Annual Report 2014.

Scarborough Waterfront Project
Public meeting #2 update

Scarborough Waterfront Project Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has initiated a study under the Environmental Assessment Act to create a system of public spaces along the Lake Ontario shoreline between Bluffer’s Park and East Point Park in Toronto, Ontario. The vision of the Scarborough Waterfront Project is a system of linked scenic landscapes along the water’s edge providing a safe and accessible waterfront experience with opportunities to actively enjoy the outdoors, to relax and reflect, and to learn about and appreciate the natural and cultural heritage of the bluffs.City. Continue reading

Saturday, March 28, 2015

West Rouge Community Centre, 270 Rouge Hills Drive
Reception at 6pm • Hot Roast Beef Buffet Dinner
Two-set show • Dance floor • Cash Bar

For information or to reserve tickets, click here

Lots of events going on

  • Friday, February 27 at the Arts & Administration Building, AA303 at the University of Toronto Scarborough. The Madawaska Quartet Concert performing Erwin Schulhoff's Five Pieces for String Quartet.

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    Our Neighbourhood this January

  • 43 Division News

  • News from the neighbourhood

  • Youth report

  • Joseph Howe Senior Public School

  • Sir Oliver Mowat

  • Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre


    Graduating from High School in 2015? Apply for CCRA’s William A. Dempsey Scholarship

    The William A. Dempsey Scholarship is being offered in recognition of the work and activities of Mr. William Dempsey, a long-time resident of Centennial community and an active, caring, and giving member in both his professional and personal life.

    Mr. Dempsey was the first president and a founding member of the Centennial Community Recreation Association, established in 1949. His many contributions to this community included being a driving force behind the creation of Adams Park, the preservation of the Centennial Rouge United Church, starting Heritage Day and the annual Christmas Carol concert at St Dunstan’s Church. He worked to have Highland Creek preserved as a post office and he ensured the preservation of the Wesleyan Cemetery in Highland Creek.

    CCRA offers this scholarship to a student who will be continuing to post-secondary education in accordance with our mission: “...to further and promote the welfare of the residents of the area and its environs and to establish co-operation good will and mutual respect among the residents”.


    Scholarship value

    The William A. Dempsey Scholarship is valued at $1,000 Canadian, and will be awarded to a graduating secondary school student who has made notable contributions in community and extracurricular activities. It will be paid to an accredited post-secondary institution (i.e. University, College, Trade School, etc.) of the student's choice for the sole use of the student.

    The William A. Dempsey Scholarship is open to all high school students who live in the Centennial community, regardless of the school they attend, and who are planning to attend a post-secondary school in the following 12 months. Application deadline is May 1, 2015.


    Complete criteria and application form can be found here.





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    Reports from our Elected Representatives


    Corneliu Chisu MP, Pickering Scarborough East

    Posted Feb 2015

    Tracy MacCharles,MPP Pickering-Scarborough East.

    Posted Feb 2015

    Ron Moeser, Councillor

    Ward 44

    Posted Jan 2015

    Jerry Chadwick, TDSB Trustee Ward 22 Scarb.E

    Posted Jan 2015 



    Financial assistance to individuals, groups and/or organizations.

    The Centennial Community & Recreation Association's purpose is to further and promote the welfare of the residents of the Centennial Community and its environs and to establish co-operation, good will and mutual respect among the residents.  Funding will be provided to those residents or organizations of the community who, in the sole discretion of the Association, promote and support those goals through their actions.


    To find out more and to download the application form, click on the logo below.




    By Mary Miller

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