Annual Meeting Time

The year slides by so swiftly, regardless of the cold,  the snow, the anticipation of Spring remains strong. And with Spring comes the Annual Meetign of the “Walkers Creek Neighbourhood Association”. 

You are definitely invited!!

The Walkers Creek Neighbourhood Association Annual Meeting will occur on
Wednesday, April 16th at the Grantham Lions Club on Niagara Street, 7:00 PM

A time to report, a time to consider changes, a time to celebrate advances made and a time to look ahead. This may be the year when we see the familiar “WCNA” become better known as “The Friends of Walkers Creek … WCNA”, a name change that will be considered and decided by the members of the Association. Proposed by the Directors, this change of name has been tested over the past year and found to be a positive adjustment, encouraging the inclusion of many more folks, encouraging cooperation amongst other “Friends Of… ” groups within the City and reflecting a desire to see increased usage and enjoyment of the string of Parks that meander alongside Walkers Creek by citizens from every area of the City. 

With many more folks from various areas of the City discovering the Parks , enjoying the calming nature, the interesting pathways and special gardens, the less parochial name reflects that which is happening and which is being reinforced as volunteers from other than Grantham Ward add their energy to the ongoing improvements in the Parks. Building on and adding to the traditional and historic activities of the Association is important and continues to be a focus of planning and activities. 

Of particular interest …. 

Our City’s tree canopy in being threatened, fairly it can be said “The Tree Canopy is in Crisis” as the Emerald Ash Borer and the Long horned Beetle attack common species of trees, causing death which leads to removal. Not only within the Parks, but across the entire City, the much appreciated Ash and Maple summer shade trees are being threatened with little hope of remedial action. A denuded City is not a pleasant prospect. To b well informed, Gavin Pally, our City’s arborist, will be the guest speker at the Annual Meeting, informing , exploring and explaining what actions the City is and will be taking, how you can identify the attacks on the trees adjacent to your home and what action you can take now and in  the immediate future to alleviate the decimation. 

The Annual Meeting welcomes all … please mark your calendar and plan to attend!!