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Harewood neighbours excited by projects

Carolyn Iles, left, and Hollie Tarasewich, of the Harewood Neighbourhood Association, check out the Harewood Miners Community Water Park. The association’s next meeting is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 21) at Georgia Avenue Community School. - Photo contributed
Carolyn Iles, left, and Hollie Tarasewich, of the Harewood Neighbourhood Association, check out the Harewood Miners Community Water Park. The association’s next meeting is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 21) at Georgia Avenue Community School.
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There are a number of new projects happening in Harewood, and it is a great time for anyone who lives, works, volunteers or attends school in the area to get involved.

The next meeting of the Harewood Neighbourhood Association is Tuesday (Aug. 21), 6:30 p.m. at Georgia Avenue Community School, 625 Georgia Ave. On the agenda is planning for the annual general meeting in September.

“Now is the time for new people to join their neighbourhood group,” said association president Heather Campbell. “We are looking for new energy, new ideas to help with new projects.”

Nanaimo parks, recreation and culture is planning some significant improvements to Centennial Park at the corner of Seventh Street and Howard Avenue, and the city is undertaking the development of an Official Community Plan for the area.

It all makes for an exciting time for Harewood, said Carolyn Iles, association director.

“We want to be sure HNA has enough people to be proactive in both new projects, and in continuing ongoing activities such as our popular Harewood Mining Community Water Park, Summer Playground Programs and Community School support,” she said.  “Currently we don’t have enough people to be proactive in some areas, such as zoning issues, and new people have the opportunity to work on additional dreams for Harewood.”

Harewood Neighbourhood Association is a community-driven society that thrives on resident input.

A yearly membership fee is $5. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8 p.m., in the Georgia House Portable at Georgia Avenue Community School.

 

 

Yearly membership fee is $5. It meets the third Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Georgia House Portable at Georgia Avenue Community School.

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