Friday, April 16, 2010

Celebrate the CCCA's founding members this Tuesday

It's been a while since the last update on the Centretown Heritage Project. At the AGM of the Centretown Citizens Community Association in October, I gave a presentation on the origins of the Community Association, which was founded April 2, 1969. The presentation was based on interviews with the four founding couples of the association: Mike and Maureen Cassidy, Joe and June Griffiths, Jim and Elspeth Menendez, and Nan and Tony Griffiths.

Since then, the CCCA has made these eight individuals lifetime members of the associatiion, and I've been re-working the presentation into a 15-minute video, so that it can be more widely distributed, using audio from the interviews.

This will all culminate in a Centretown Celebration next Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 7pm at City Hall (Councillors' Lounge), which will include the awarding of certificates to these couples, and a screening of the video. (Food and drink will also be served)

Brian Bourns and John Leaning will also speak at the event. They were two central figures in the development of the Centretown Plan, which is the next area of study of the Centretown Heritage Committee.

I am the chair of the Centretown Heritage Committee, so if you want to get involved in the project, please contact me!

I also encourage you to come to the event and support the CCCA by buying a membership (only $5) and getting involved in the Heritage Committee or one of the CCCA's many other committees.

See you on Tuesday!

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