Hello from the Douglas Park Community Association and welcome to a new decade, 2020!

For the first time, we are combining both the winter and spring seasons together into one brochure. The winter/spring program guide features new programs in all areas including Pottery Birthday Parties, Brick4Kidz Birthday Parties, Kids Architecture, FUNctional Pots for Kids, Spring Dance Camp, Watercolours for Youth, Vases and Vessels, Drive the Pottery Wheel, Understanding Glazes, Hatha Yoga, Yoga4StiffMinds – Breathe, Relax & De-Stress, Foot Care for seniors, Senior’s Yoga, Chair Yoga, Brain Training Cognicise for older adults/seniors, as well as many new workshops.

Mark your calendar for our upcoming winter and springs events: Family Day – Saturday, February 15th 2019; Pre-teen Dance: Let’s Dance – Friday, February 21st 2019; Easter Eggstravaganza – Saturday, April 4th 10am-12pm; Mother’s Day Pottery Sale – Saturday, May 2nd 11am-2pm; Jam’n Concert – May 9th 10am-12pm; Pre-teen Dance: Summer Smash – Friday, June 5th 2019; and Community Day – Saturday, June 20th 11am-3pm.

Globally, communities are uniting to address our current climate emergency. DPCA is committed to engaging with our community in taking action in response to climate change. Some of the initiatives we’ve already taken include reducing printed copies and mailings of program guides and reminder cards; introducing the Harvest Festival event (which was a complete garden to table experience with vegetables from our very own community garden); holding pottery sales, which encourage buying local handmade goods; and increasing classes and workshops that focus on sustainable living and DIY. We look forward to continuing this work and more with Douglas Park community and our fellow community centre associations as we all take steps towards reducing climate change.

Thank you to all of our volunteers, staff, instructors and board members. Your continuous contribution and effort is reflected in the success and happiness of our community centre.

Christine Coleman
DPCA President