Busy start to spring for Corkery Community Association

CORKERY – The Corkery Community Association (CCA) has a huge year coming up with the launch of a two-year project to renovate and grow the Corkery Community Centre thanks to a City of Ottawa funding program, but that’s not the only thing on the go for the busy organization.

The association recently launched their new website unveiled in their newsletter yesterday evening.

“We have a snazzy new website and it is all thanks to Jenne Stamplecoskie,” the CCA released in a statement. “It’s a refreshed, modern, clean looking site and makes it so much easier to find what you’re looking for. This was a huge undertaking and we would sincerely like to thank Jenne for all her hard work.”

The CCA is also taking its first foray in to softball, launching a t-ball program this spring and summer.

“Thanks to Jacob Milosek, Corkery will have a t-ball this summer,” the CCA said. “Whether you want your little ones to join or you want to get involved as a coach, there is an opportunity for you.”

The 2019 season will be the inaugural season for CCA t-ball. The t-ball program will be offered to boys and girls aged four to six in the Corkery community. The goals of this league include introducing the game of baseball and allowing the children to experience the value of teamwork.

“And of course the main goal will be to have fun,” the CCA said. “The emphasis will be on individual physical development of basic running, hitting and throwing skills by adhering to the guidelines provided by the Learn to Play program of Baseball Canada.”

There will be one session per week on Mondays at 6 p.m. at the baseball diamond at the Corkery Community Centre. Each session will be 45 minutes to one hour in duration. The season will run from Monday, May 6 to June 24, a total of eight sessions. The cost of registration is $40 per child. All proceeds will be used to fund the purchase of equipment with any surplus donated to the Corkery Community Association.

The CCA will provide balls, bases and the batting tee. Parents are asked to provide their child with a glove and batting helmet.

As the CCA begins the project to plan the renovation of the community centre, a committee has been formed to oversee the project and currently is looking for input from the community.

“We’re working on expanding the community centre but want to hear from you,” the CCA said. “What do you want to see the expanded community centre used for?”

To provide input on the project, click here.

And for a little break from all the work, some chocolate.

“Bring the kids out for our annual Easter egg hunt,” the CCA said. “Preschoolers can run around inside the community centre while school age kids can hunt for their eggs outside.”

The Easter Egg hunt runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, April 22. There is no cost to participate.

“Please RSVP on our Facebook page so we can get an idea of the number of attendees,” the CCA said.

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