From Councillor Yvonne Fernandes

From Councillor Yvonne Fernandes

Hello Neighbours,

The start of a new year is always full of promise. We make resolutions that we hope to keep as the year unfolds. As the Doon, Pioneer Park, Brigadoon, Doon South expands we are feeling some growing pains. Fortunately residents have come together to share their ideas and welcome their neighbours. I was so proud to see two groups win awards at the Festival of Neighbourhoods: an award for Newcomer and the second for Creating a Safer Neighbourhood. People like Pooja, Julie and Mukul have helped create connections in our community by bringing people together.

Residents often tell me about their hopes for more amenities like shade structures and seating in our parks. I know that there are groups that have come together to apply for matching grants and have been working with Sarah Anderson our Community Liaison. Thank you to those citizens who are working so hard for our community.

As we look forward to the expansion of the community center we may have some challenges while the center is closed during construction. The community centre staff and the Doon Pioneer Park Community Association hope to find some locations to run programming from during the construction and the library will continue to be open. Please continue to enjoy and support our neighbourhood library during this time.

Sincerely,

Councillor Yvonne Fernandes―Ward 4