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President's Message

Reza Khoshdel

President, West Rouge Community Association 

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As the long summer days slowly come to an end, we will be welcoming the fall season with a renewed optimism and sense of purpose. I am incredibly thankful for living in this
wonderful community, not only for its natural beauty, but more importantly, for the people that make it home. I hope that the fall and winter seasons will present us with many
opportunities to come together as we strive to strengthen our sense of community. The mutual respect, kindness, and sense of pride are what makes our community unique
and why I am so grateful to call West Rouge home.

 

I would like to extend my gratitude to the dedicated group of volunteers, including our Area Coordinators and Street Captains, as well as our Board of Directors, for working tirelessly in making West Rouge one of the best communities to call home. The work that we all
collectively do is not possible without a shared love for this neighbourhood. I want to thank every volunteer who dedicates their time and energy to this cause.


I also want to extend my gratitude to Paul Kravis, who recently stepped down from his role as Director of West Rouge Life Advertising. Paul worked very hard in making sure West Rouge Life was the great publication we have all enjoyed. Paul’s dedication and commitment to our readers, our advertisers, and to the overall community is greatly appreciated. Maddy Chandrasekaran, who recently moved to West Rouge, has graciously agreed to take over Paul’s role and with her passion and expertise, I know that we are in good hands.


I would also like to welcome another new board member, Dominique Warne, as the Director of Volunteer Coordination. Volunteers make up the most important aspect of the WRCA, as we simply would not be able to serve the community without them. In an effort to increase the WRCA’s footprint in the community and to expand our work, Dominique will help us marshal and organize our volunteers so we can serve you better than ever before.


Over the last few years, the pandemic has and continues to affect the way we live our lives, but one factor that has remained constant throughout this time is the solidarity as demonstrated in our community. The WRCA is committed to building on that foundation. We have had our fair share of challenges navigating through this  pandemic, but out of those hardships emerged a new set of promising opportunities. We have taken this time as a community organization to conceptualize our core values as a member-driven organization, and we look forward to working towards a more robust community association
that will reflect the needs and desires of our neighbours.

 

So with that said, as a growing and evolving organization, we are always looking for additional volunteers so if you are interested in giving back to our community, please
do not hesitate to contact me at reza.khoshdel01@gmail.com to discuss the many ways that you can get involved. Whether you are able to commit a little or a lot of your
time, we can find a role that suits you.


In the meantime, stay happy and stay well!

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