Backbone of Our Community

by · September 24, 2009

Long Standing Street Associations are the Backbone of Our Lake Community

The street associations that have been brought together under the Musselman’s Lake Residents Association (MLRA) umbrella have histories of looking out for the concerns of the Lake area as far back as the 1940’s. The following two articles feature two of them. One is a brief history of the Connor Drive Cottage Association by Bob Halsey who writes and produces the “Connor Chronicle” a very good newsletter full of local information for the residents of Connor Drive and Highcrest Road.

The second article is by Jane Grinnell the Churchill Residents Association spokesperson and Vice-president of the M.L.R.A. This is exciting as this very old street organization had gone into decline and virtually ceased to exist; but, now has been resurrected by the residents and become very active. The Churchill area which is at the east end of the lake has come to be known as “Party Central” CONGRATULATIONS CHURCHILL RESIDENTS!

And while we’re at, it let’s not forget about the Cedarvale Community Association who on SATURDAY OCTBER 31st supported by the MLRA will once more be putting on The Social Event of the year… “THE HALLOWEEN DANCE” at Cedar Beach. Lisa White, President of the Cedarvale Community Association and member of the MLRA executive is the driving force behind this unique and fun fundraiser. The Park will still be open, so make sure you get there early to avoid disappointment. This adult party was an overwhelming success last year. If your company can donate any prizes please contact us at our web site and we’ll put you in touch with Lisa.

It should be noted at this time that the Musselman’s Lake street organizations do an excellent job of presenting the local issues of each individual street or area. Every street organization has a representative serving on the executive of the Musselman’s Lake Residents Association which makes for a very united front when presenting local issues to our Councillor Phil Bannon, Mayor, and Council.

The power of many residents and one strong united voice is imperative for progress in the neighbourhood to continue so please remember support your local street associations and the MLRA.
It’s good for all of us.

Filed Under: MLRA News