Past President, West Rouge Community Association
Hello West Rouge neighbours,
Summer 2019 featured a number of great community and family focused events in our area including the Port Union Waterfront Festival, the Summer Concert Series at the Port Union Community Centre, and the Highland Creek Heritage Festival. The West Rouge Community Association was proud to sponsor these events along with many other important causes in our community.
This fall promises to be busy too. The federal election is taking place on October 21, 2019. To help residents make informed voting decisions, the West Rouge Community Association, in partnership with neighbouring community associations, will be hosting an all-candidates meeting for the municipal election on October 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion at 45 Lawson Road. For more information about the all-candidates meeting, please stay tuned to our Facebook page @westrougeca, stay tuned to our email communications, or visit our website at www.westrouge.org/events.
On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. the West Rouge Community Association will host our 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the West Rouge Community Centre at 270 Rouge Hills Drive. The AGM is open to all members of our community and attending is a great way to stay up-to-date on the activities and new initiatives of the Community Association over the past year. This year’s AGM will feature a keynote presentation from Metrolinx (the agency that operates GO Transit) regarding the planned reconstruction of the Rouge Hill GO Station, including several new developments about the scope of the project. We hope you can attend.
On Friday, November 1, 2019, the community associations of southeast Scarborough, including the West Rouge Community Association will be hosting the second annual Southeast Scarborough Pumpkin Parade at the Port Union Community Centre. This is an event where community members are invited to bring their carved pumpkins from Halloween out for one last show on November 1st. Pumpkins will be displayed for all to admire, and after the parade, there’s an opportunity to compost your pumpkin so you don’t have to carry it home. For more information about this event, please follow us on Facebook @westrougeca, stay tuned to our regular email communications, or visit our website at westrouge.org/events.
I’d like to close by thanking the many volunteers who help to make our community such an amazing place to live. I’d especially like to thank our West Rouge Community Association volunteers, including our Board of Directors, our Membership Team, our Area Coordinators, and our Street Captains. Through the collective efforts of our volunteer team we’re able to advocate for responsible development in the West Rouge community, support community events and local teams, keep residents informed of community news and information, and help to protect the environment and natural beauty of West Rouge.
Please remember to purchase your West Rouge Community Association membership at www.westrouge.org/membership. An annual membership costs only $15 per household and the funds raised from membership sales are directly invested in our community to support local organizations, events, teams, and the advocacy efforts of the West Rouge Community Association.