category - ward 8 update
Community associations are non-profit organizations made up of volunteers from your neighbourhood. In Ward 8, we have five active Community Associations. Community Associations enhance the quality of life of the people within the neighbourhood by:
- Planning and organizing affordable sport, culture and recreational programs in the fall, winter and spring
- Creating a community newsletter
- Operating the community rink
- Organizing community events, such as neighbourhood clean-ups, BBQs and special days in the park
There are many ways to get involved, ranging from volunteering to participating in events. Find out more information about Community Associations on the City website or read on for links to each Community Association.
"Did you know 58% of residential waste, and 40% of multi-unit garbage, is made up of food and yard waste? The lack of oxygen in our landfill means organics break down slowly and they produce methane, which is a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide."
Our home participates in quite a few types of composting. Our compost story for #yxetalkstrash this week includes grasscycling, vermicompost, green bin and backyard composting.