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This page was last updated on 01/15/2015

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President's Message


Happy New Year to everyone and welcome to 2015. This year will mark our 66th anniversary.

On Saturday January 31st our annual Community Winterfest will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Port Union Recreation Centre
. We have adopted a Pan Am Games theme for this year’s festival. We are fortunate to have 2 former Olympic Medalists attending our Winterfest this year.


Natalie Spooner is the first player to compete for Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, the National Women’s Under-22 and the National Women’s Team successfully moving through all levels of the Hockey Canada’s Women’s Development Program. Continue Reading

Toronto Ward Boundary Review

Toronto City Council has hired a group of consultants to conduct a Toronto Ward Boundary Review (“Draw the lines”) to look at the size and shape of Toronto's wards. The review was put in place because many wards, including wards in Scarborough, are significantly above or below the average ward population due to population growth or decline. Continue reading

Community Winterfest 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Free family fun from 11 am - 3 pm at Port Union C.C.
Meet Olympic and Pan Am Athletes Natalie Spooner & Julian Austin
For complete day's events, click here

Lots of events going on

  • January 22nd - 24th - Sir Oliver Mowat C.I.
    Legally Blonde the Musical

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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


    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 Jan 2015

    Tracy MacCharles,MPP Pickering-Scarborough East.

    Posted Jan 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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