Fall 2021 Newsletter

Announcements / Things of Interest / September 28, 2021


COVID Check-In

As each one of us adjusts to the new public health norms and rules, we hope that you are able to stay healthy and connected to your friends and family. The Board continues to meet via Zoom and all members are welcome to join a meeting as a guest.   We are continuing to restrict our activities to virtual meetings but are hoping we can meet in-person starting Spring 2022.  Thank you to Centennial College and their Communications/IT department for their on-going support in making our meetings a possibility.  Below are a few updates from your CCRA Board.

New Retirees and Members in 2020-2021 

Privacy policies have limited us reaching out to new members unless they complete the retirement form in their exit package or contact us.  If you know someone that would like to join, please direct them to Pat Brown at:  Email: Pat Brown, Membership Director or check our website


Sustainability & Gardening- Gardening for Climate Change Webinar September 28, 2021 12:00 -1:30 PM

This session will be led by Cat Sobotta, Engineering Project Manager with Spruce Lab. Cat has a lifelong passion of nurturing harmonious relationships between people and nature.  Registration page:

Tree Planting and Pollinator Garden Installation Event – Week of Oct 11, 2021 Sustainability-at-Centennial

Fall Zoom Coffee Meet & Greet- October 6, 2021 

Join us for a virtual coffee and talk to some of your friends and colleagues.  See how others are keeping busy.  We will have participant prizes.  Join us!  We will be talking about future plans for our Association and would love to hear any suggestions you may have for future events.  Register for this meeting by Sunday, October 3, 2021 via this link:

Save the Date: Holiday Zoom Gathering- Dec. 14, 2021 (Time TBA)

Join us on December 14 for an to connect and wish a Happy Holiday season to former colleagues and have an opportunity to meet new friends.   In the past two years, our group has supported through donations a family in the Centennial Childcare Centre and the Student COVID Emergency Fund.  We will be surveying our members about a possible opportunity to join a “drive-by donation and coffee event” in addition to our virtual Zoom holiday meeting.  Watch for details.  The holiday invitation will be sent out to our members in November.

CCRA Website-

Centennial College Facebook-  Centennial College Retirees’ Association (Group)

Check out the new website for some information, Board minutes and news from the college and retiree community.  Our Facebook page is presently only used for announcements.  If you would like to become involved in helping build our website and manage the Facebook group, please email L. Bidwell (

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