The benefits of volunteering far exceed the job being done. Make new friends, develop a shared sense of contributing and enhancing the community in which you live and providing joy to others, fulfill high school community service hours and so much more. The Cumberland Community Association depends entirely on volunteers to get things done within the community to make Cumberland a vibratnt and attractive place to live.
- Twice a year a brave group of people climb the lamp posts along parts of Old Montreal Road and Dunning Road to change the beautiful decorative banners from summer to winter, and vice versa. This activity is usually scheduled on the weekend when people are most available. Join the challenge and camaraderie with more than a few laughs along the way!
- In the spring flower barrels and flowerbeds (along Old Montreal Road and by the arena/community centre) need to be planted in the spring, and then maintained (weeded and watered as necessary) throughout the summer and fall. This requires a few couple of hours per week and with more help we could broaded our summer beautification to include other areas within the community. If you love gardening or would like to learn more about it this is a great place to start.
- If you are willing and able, please contact Anne Hawley (firstname.lastname@example.org, 833-0174).
- The CCA organizes a number of social activities over the course of the year that attract significant numbers of participants from the community. (the calendar on the back of the Lamplighter lists most of them). Some are relatively straightforward (eg the Saint Patrick's Day Pub Night) but others require more planning/organizing/executing (eg the Winterfest Dinner/Dance and other events of this weekend). The list of activities is long and varied so there is something that everyone can contribute - decorate/setup/clean up, sell tickets, solicit donations for the Silent Auction, or quotes for music or food, etc.
- Please contact Bobbie Walker (email@example.com) or Donna Nuttall (firstname.lastname@example.org, 833-2507).
- There are a number of areas in which the CCA has to work with/respond to city proposals (eg traffic volumes on the OR 174, the development in the expanded Urban Area east of Trim Road, Barrnett Extension & Gas Bar). Such issues may involve meeting with city officials, or locally to develop a community view of the issue.
- If you are interested in participating in such meetings/discussions please contact Anda Bruinsma (email@example.com) or Euan Swan (firstname.lastname@example.org, 833-0934).
- Behind the arena/community centre on Dunning Road there is an outdoor rink on which the CCA has created and maintained the ice surface and provided supervised skating time sufficient to receive a grant from the city. Due to the magnitude of this job we use part of the grant to reward those who work significantly in setting up and maintaining the ice, and/or organizing the supervision of the skating.
- If you are willing to help with this activity either as an ice maker/maintainer or a skating supervisor (eg for an evening a week) please contact Brent Chrisholm (email@example.com)
- The Cumberland Trails are wholly developed and maintained by the Cumberland Community Association. They are available for use both summer and winter for community members. In summer the trails are clipped and the grass is mowed and trail maintenance occurs including construction of boardwalks and bridges. In winter 5 kms of cross country ski tracks are set and a snowshoe path is created.
- Volunteers are welcome to assist at any time. Please contact our Trails Director, Lyle Fair (firstname.lastname@example.org)