PARA 2020 AGM Update

AGM Discussion Thank you to those who made time to attend our virtual AGM on June 17, 2020, which was hosted by Board Chair Paul MacLean and moderated by Kerri Salata. We appreciated the community questions directed to both MPP Jessica Bell and Councillor Mike Layton; it was clear from the discussion that we will

The Gratitude Project

PARA’s Daily Bread Food Bank Fundraiser Raises Over $9,000! We are grateful for our community. Thanks to neighbours who run errands and deliver groceries, to those who sew masks and help out at the schools and playgrounds, to enthusiasts who play and plant in Healey Willan Park, to volunteers who work on PARA’s committees, to

Laneway Dedication

On a glorious Sunday afternoon in late June 2019, about 150 of us – PARA-normals, neighbours, friends, and the odd passerby – gathered to dedicate eight new laneways in the PARA neighbourhood.  Led by a trumpeter and trombonist who enlivened the parade with New Orleans-style tunes, we snaked our way from laneway to laneway.  At

Party in the Park

It was a lovely day! Sunday, June 9, 2019 was sunny and bright, perfect for attracting scores of community members to Healy Willan Park. The annual Party in the Park offered music, face painting, shoulder massages and fire truck tours. Participants enjoyed pizza from Cafe Diplomatico and sweets from Riviera Bakery, as well as complimentary

AGM 2019

Our 2019 AGM was the best attended in recent memory, indicating a high degree of interest and engagement in the civic issues on the agenda. The guest panel featured our councillor, Mike Layton, our MPP, Jessica Bell, and Charter City advocate, Doug Earl. They addressed the impact that recent actions of the Conservative government at