Monthly Archives: May 2011

Prince Philip School Craft Show, Garage Sale and BBQ Lunch

After you buy some plants at the WCNA Plant Sale, head over to nearby Prince Philip School to get some crafts and some lunch!

Prince Philip School
Corner of Parnell Road and Vine Street
Saturday, June 4th

Craft Show and Garage Sale runs from 10 am to 2 pm

Lunch is available between 11 am and 1 pm

Rain Barrel Sale

One day only!

Saturday, June 4th, 2011
8:00 AM till 1:00 PM

At the Seymour-Hannah Sports & Entertainment Centre Parking lot
240 St. Paul Street West

$40 per barrel, limit of 2 per household
Cash Only!

This program is offered to residents of
The City of St. Catharines only.
Proof of residency will be required.

WCNA Plant Sale

Our second annual PLANT SALE is rapidly approaching.  Out sale last year was VERY successful and we expect this year to be even better!

Please come out and help support the WCNA:

88 Cherie Drive, St Catharines

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

8am to 2pm

If you have any spare plants that you would like to donate to this sale, please pot them up and drop them off before the day of the sale.

We are also looking for volunteers to help out at the sale.  Please contact us if you can help.

Behind the Scenes …

Each first Tuesday of the month, the WCNA Executive group meets for planning, dealing with concerns and discussing future initiatives. Chairperson Ben Hannan. Vice Chairperson Della Trojan, Membership Coordinator Nancy Williams, Recording Secretary Linda Crouch are the official voting Executive members, with Mike Fancy as the WCNA communication and website consultant and Karen Hendle as the representative of the recently added Reach Eight area. These meetings prompt lively discussions, awareness of and seeking answers to members’ concerns, consideration of issues, activities and programs.

With cooperative and effective assistance from Ward Councillors, Bill Phillips and Dawn Dodge, building awareness of the Reach Eight area parks and Creek rejuvenation with Ward Councillors Peter Secord and Greg Washuta, and an open door access to City Departments and staff, the WCNA Executive seeks to build on past successes in making the physical parks attractive, useful and functional while also encouraging community awareness, involvement  and pleasure.

The enhancement of the trails and paths, the improved accessibility to the parks from many entrances, the consideration of a new children’s playground, the addition of doggy stations, stewardship of the Creek and its return to nature, coupled with activities that can bring neighbours together for interesting and engaging activities, all the while seeking those special people with talents that can add to the enjoyment of all … many opportunities exist to find satisfaction and pleasure in the WCNA Parks, while the Executive  seeks to fulfill the mission and mandate of the Walker’s Creek Neighbourhood Association. Creating a more integrated relationship with the Malcomson Eco-Park is but one way  the Executive has chosen to add benefits to the WCNA neighbourhoods.

Suggestions, ideas, proposals and concerns can be readily expressed and will receive attention by the Executive. By email to “”  …  by phone to the WCNA City Hall answering machine … 905-688-5601 extension 1912 .. and by direct contact with any Executive member, your thoughts are wanted, appreciated and actively considered.

Please let us know what you like, what you think would be an improvement and what additional efforts would make the Parks more interesting and pleasurable for you and your family. Being made aware, in a timely manner, of new families joining our neighbourhoods, would be greatly appreciated.



Rankin Cancer Run on May 28th

In six short years, this all volunteer effort has raised close to two million dollars for Niagara region hospitals and cancer care, collected over 24 tons of donated food for Community Care and proven that people who believe and care, can accomplish wondrous results.

With the administrative headquarters in the Niagara Street Lion’s Club, this annual event saw over 7600 participants ‘Take the Run” in 2010 and hopes are high that this number and its accompany success will continue to grow in 2011. The Start and Finish line is at the Lion’s Club and our neighbourhood can be proud of its cooperative attitude in encouraging this remarkable event.

On Saturday May 28th, as a runner, a sponsor of a runner, a proud neighbour wishing to support the event, consider being at the Lion’s Club, with a Community Care food donation and loud cheers for the participants.

For more information, to register or offer your help, call 905-938-2RUN or register on-line at “”