High school students: Deadline to
apply for the William A. Dempsey Scholarship is April 24th
William A. Dempsey Scholarship 2014
William A. Dempsey Scholarship is being offered in recognition of the
work and activities of Mr. William Dempsey who passed away in August
2008. Mr. Dempsey was a long time resident of this community and
epitomized what it means to be an active, caring, and giving member of
society both in his professional and personal life.
Dempsey was very active in the Centennial Community and made
significant contributions to the quality of life in this area. He 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
Dempsey fought long and hard to preserve the planning principles of
our community. He never let up on seeking to achieve his vision for
the betterment of the community.
William A. Dempsey Scholarship is valued at $1,000 Canadian, and will
be awarded to an individual who has made notable contributions in
community and extracurricular activities.
scholarship 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.
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
apply for the Dempsey Scholarship, download complete information and
Thanks to everyone who came
to our “Murder on The Rouge” murder mystery dinner and dance evening March
29th. Thanks to Events Chair Heather Lemieux and the executive
for all your work in organizing this evening. It was a huge success.
This month we will be
celebrating Earth Day on April 26th. Activities get underway at the
Port Union Recreation Centre at 9:30 a.m. This is the one day of the year
set aside to do something in our community for the environment. The main
outdoor activities will be cleaning up the areas where debris and garbage
have collected over the winter. This year we are combining the Birdhouse
Building Workshop for children on the same day. Birdhouse building
sessions will be held at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Port
Union Rec. Centre. Advance registration is required. Details about the
workshop are contained elsewhere in this newsletter. There will be a
barbeque lunch available for all who participate. This is an event for
all members of your family so plan to attend and pitch in to make our
community clean and environmentally friendly. Please note that rakes are
in limited supply so you are encouraged to bring your own. Further Earth
Day details are contained elsewhere in this newsletter......Continue
LINE 9 – ON OUR DOORSTEP
Enbridge’s Line 9 proposal carries many risks, but few rewards for
communities along the pipeline`s route. The proposal puts the drinking
water of millions at risk of an oil spill.(environmentaldefence.ca)In
Toronto,Line 9 runs through the Finch Avenue Hydro corridorcrossing
through the ecologically sensitive area of our city`s Rouge River and
9 runs through 115 communities, including highly populated areas such as
Toronto, Sarnia, Hamilton, London,Kingston and Montreal. The pipeline
passes through or comes close to 18 Indigenous communities who have not
been properly consulted on the proposal, as required by Section 35 of the
Canadian Constitution. It crosses dozens of major rivers draining into
Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
aging pipeline has had at least 35 spills – far more than reported to
federal regulators. Many municipalities along its route have never been
informed of the incidents.
(Toronto Star Feb. 22, 2014)
In spite of the risks, the Line 9 project is exempt from a full
environmental assessment. Without one we are left in the dark about the
possible impacts of the project on our drinking water, health, and
is going on? What can you do?
Line 9 Information Evening
Wed. April 30th, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30p.m. at West Hill United
Church, 62 Orchard Pk. Drive, at Kingston Road. Guest Speakers from:
Friends of the Rouge Watershed, Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation
and the Environmental Defence. All are welcome. Light refreshments will
- Ruth Gill, Coordinator,
First Nations Study Group, West Hill United Church
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to individuals, groups and/or organizations.
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.
find out more and to download the application form, click on the logo
Membership for 2014 kicked off last month right on the cover of the CCRA
Newsletter. We had a great response with members signing up both online
and dropping off at the Port Union Community Centre. Thanks to all of you
for your continued support of our community association and for all your
wonderful comments. We've been around for 65 years because we live in
such a wonderful community!
This has been a bad winter for delivering the CCRA
Newsletter. The weather has been hard on our senior delivery people.
After years of delivering the newsletter, they have had to retire for
various reasons and leave the delivery to younger and newer people in the
Delivering the Newsletter each month is done by
dedicated Volunteers (130 in all). If we do not have a volunteer for your
street, the Newsletter is not delivered. We need new volunteers for the
following streets and if you would like to help, please give me a call
- NUMBERS 50-87 (32 Homes)
CLOSSON – NUMBERS 5-31 ( 25
– NUMBERS 56-83 (24 Homes)
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