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President's Message


On Thursday October 16th we will be holding our Annual General Meeting.  This will mark our 64th year since the association was formed in November 1949....Please plan to attend, give us your views, opinions and get involved.   Meet your executive and find out what they have been doing this past year.  When there are no controversial issues in a community it is easy to sit back and rely on others to get involved......Continue Reading

Annual General Meeting - Thursday, October 16


CCRA Members are invited to join CCRA Executive at our Annual General Meeting,

October  16th at 7:30 p.m. in the Lounge at Port Union C.C. 

Learn about your CCRA and whatís going on in our community.  New members welcome - for info, Jeff Forsyth 416-282-8346.


In Memory of Allan A. Jones


August 27, 1923 - September 7, 2014




Adored husband, father and grandpa, his was a quiet and peaceful death at home in the presence of family. Married for almost 58 years to the love of his life Betty, wonderful father to David (Vicki), Kathy (Craig), Greg (Sammy) and proud grandpa to Graeme (Bailey), Kyle, Jordan, Braydon, Julie and Savannah. Al served time as a Pilot Officer with the RCAF during the Second World War. He went on to enjoy a long career as a writer but his favourite moments were those spent with his family at the summer cottage and on the ski slopes during the winter. He was always proud to say he skied up until the age of 80. Al had a great sense of humour, a love for music and was never without a book or the latest copy of The New Yorker to feed his intellect. He was a class act - suave, debonnaire and truly a gentleman, well- loved and respected. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Alís Life which will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 424 Lawson Road, Scarborough, from 2-4 p.m. Online Condolences may be signed at www.mceachniefuneral.ca


CCRA extends heartfelt condolences to the family of Allan Jones, Editor Emeritus of CCRA News.


Itís your VOTE. Election Day is Monday, October 27

Vote from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Advance Vote Days: Tuesday, October 14 to Sunday, October 19, 2014 (10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)




Lots of events going on

  • Thursday Oct 16th- Annual General meeting at the Port Union Community Center

  • Saturday October 25th-Dazzling Diva Night at St Dunstan

  • Saturday October 25th-Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner Dance at West Rouge Community Center.

  • Sunday Oct 26th-Kids Halloween Party at West Rouge Community Center

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Our Neighbourhood this October

  • 43 Division News

  • News from the neighbourhood

  • Youth report

  • Scarborough Waterfront Project

    Public Information Centre #1


    Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has initiated a study under the Environmental Assessment Act to create a new waterfront park along the Lake Ontario shoreline from Blufferís Park to East Point Park in Toronto, Ontario. The vision of the Scarborough Waterfront Project is a system of linked scenic landscapes along the waterís 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...Continue reading


    October distribution update

    I would like to welcome all our Newsletter volunteers back from their summer vacation.  We have had a few route changes since June, but these routes have been filled by new students and community volunteers.

    The CCRA executive would like to thank all 132 volunteers for their help in delivering the Newsletter.

    Ralph Jeffers, Newsletter distribution

    416 284 9576

    Rouge National Urban Park


    Following the release by Parks Canada of the Rouge National Urban Park draft management plan, a lively public discussion has started. The June 2014 report was shared at a number of public meetings, including one held September 10 at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 58. The plan generated concerns among many who attended.


    Ontario Infrastructure Minister Brad Duguid has stated that the province would not hand over 5,400 acres of land it owns, stretching from Lake Ontario to Markham, unless there is a strengthening of Bill C-40, the Rouge Urban Park Act. 


    Duguidís view is shared by a coalition of environmental groups. In a letter to Leona Aglukkaq, Federal Minister of the Environment, a coalition from Environmental Defence, Ontario Nature, David Suzuki Foundation, Canada Park and Wilderness Society Wildlands League, Nature Canada, Friends of the Rouge Watershed, Sierra Club Canada Foundation and Save the Oak Ridges Moraine Coalition wrote to express serious concern that the draft federal legislation does not provide adequate protection for the ecological values of Rouge Park.


    They have requested that Bill C-40 be amended and cite a legal review which concluded that Bill C-40 affords significantly weaker natural environment protection than either the Canada National Parks Act or Ontarioís Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act.


    In response, Parks Canada has released a fact sheet stating that Parks Canada will meet and exceed Ontarioís protection of the Rouge, providing a list of points that compare current Provincial protection to the proposed Federal legislation. Aglukkaq responded that Rouge National Urban Park must be governed in a unique way because of its urban setting.


    Parks Canada is inviting public feedback on the draft management plan, and MPs will be debating Bill C-40 in the House of Commons this fall. There is still time to provide input.


    For more information:

    Parks Canada website:  www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/np-pn/cnpn-cnnp/rouge/index.aspx

    Rouge National Park Friends: rougenationalparkfriends.com

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    Reports from our Elected Representatives


    >Corneliu Chisu MP, Pickering Scarborough East

    Posted Oct 2014

    >Tracy MacCharles,MPP Pickering-Scarborough East.

    Posted Sept 2014

    >Ron Moeser, Councillor

    Ward 44

    Posted June 2014

    >Jerry Chadwick, TDSB Trustee Ward 22 Scarb. E.

    Posted June 2014 

    >Garry Tanuan, Trustee TCDSB Ward 8

    Posted Oct 2013



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    The Centennial Community & Recreation Associationís 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.


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