GPCA participation

Message from the GPCA (Sean – President, Adam – Vice President):
The Glabar Park Community Alliance is in jeopardy of being closed. Some members have left or reduced their time this year with plans to leave, and it is not surprising. The GPCA has been led this past decade by a core group of dedicated neighbours. We have all benefited and are grateful for their service to our community, and their service has been essential in making this neighbourhood such a friendly and welcoming place to live.
At the 2016 AGM, we said goodbye to our long-standing Treasurer, Bill Meyer, one of the last members of this core group and Trent Gray-Donald, who as President for 2 years had been a member of the Alliance for years prior as a Director. A new generation of Glabarites need to step in and lead this amazing community and regrow our GPCA.
We are proud of this neighbourhood and who we are as a community; yet Sean is stepping down as President this year. The work in building and maintaining the rink, the GPCA, writing the Gazette, devising new communication methods, and the planning and running of the Fun Days is being carried predominantly by the President and the Vice-President for the whole community. For years, this work had been distributed among a dozen people.
Adam plans on staying, but we need at least six GPCA members to maintain quorum at our meetings. Without quorum, there will be no Fun Days next year. We have been working on documenting business continuity and Sean will stay on in the position of Past-President (yes, that is an official position), so new members will have guidance in rebuilding our association.
Last year’s AGM was also poorly attended, which forced a Special General Meeting last February to ratify the election. As a community, it is vital we attend our one AGM in the Fall to place our combined approval on the dedicated work of this community association.
There are four Executive and ten Director positions. We have been lucky to have past Executive members return as Directors to keep this association functioning, but we need to find a dozen leaders in our neighbourhood now! The next AGM is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th at the Seventh Day Adventist church, so please attend and volunteer your time. It takes little time if we have many shoulders to carry the weight.
Please use glabarparkca@gmail.com to communicate to your executive board and to ask us questions about joining the GPCA.

Summer Fun Day 2017 – thank you!

Thank you to everyone that volunteered and everyone that participated.  We would also like to thank the various sponsors of the amazing Fun Day we had on July 29th:

  • Bridgehead (Fairlawn Plaza) donated coffee
  • Colonnade Pizza (Fairlawn Plaza) donated pizza
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (Fairlawn Plaza) donated the gift basket raffle prize
  • St. Paul’s United church contributed to the senior’s tent
  • Starbucks (Carling and Woodroffe) donated Iced Tea
  • Tim Hortons (Carling and Woodroffe) donated Timbits

GPCA directors and volunteers organized, decorated, BBQ’d, and supervised the Fun Day and movie night.

GPCA contributed to the senior’s tent, and sponsored the food supplies, bouncy castle, decorations, face painting, water balloons and movie night.

Summer Fun Day 2017 – update

Just an update on various Fun Day items:

  • It’s supposed to be 25C and sunny this Saturday.  Hurray!
  • There will be:
    • a tent with various tables to eat at and find shade from the sun
    • a face painter
    • BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs, pop
    • an obstacle course bouncy castle
  • Movie night: starting around 9pm, we’ll be showing Moana in Kingsmere Park
    • bring:
      • lawn chairs (back) or blankets (front)
      • snacks and drinks for yourself
      • bug spray
      • other things to make yourself comfortable watching a movie in the park
  • Bike parade:
    • decorate your bikes
    • meet at 11:30am at Glabar park, go down Hare, cross Lenester, turn right at Harmany or Benjamin, down Kingsmere and around to the park entrance
    • trophies and freezies for participants