April 2013 Chair Notes

The meeting on April 9 was short but full of information and project planning.

After the adoption of the Minutes and Financial report acceptance, Cst. Chris Moggy gave an update on the policing situation in Capreol. The crime analysis data indicated only four incidents over the past month. Cst. Moggy reminded us to keep our vehicles locked and be vigilant for thefts from sheds, garages etc. The Greater Sudbury Police Service will be making some changes to their patrolling duty boundaries but Capreol will remain within the jurisdiction of the GSPS Valley detachment.

Of note is the fact that the ATV By-Law is up for renewal this summer. If you have any concerns please contact your Councillor.

The Waterfront Restoration project was updated and three associated fundraising projects were discussed:

  • In May, there will be NIM bins placed near the tennis courts between the Millenium Centre and the Arena. Scrap metal such as nuts and bolts and fridges/stoves etc. will be collected. Times and dates will be advertised for drop-off. CCAN members will be present to unlock the bins but cannot help with loading and unloading large articles.
  • On June 15 the CCAN will host, with the assistance of the Lion’s Club, a pancake breakfast, kids bike parade, face painting, a “Minute to Win it” contest, and an Outhouse race if enough participants. The GSPS have been asked to assist with the children’s bike parade/rodeo and indications are the K-9 Unit may also be present.
  • On August 2nd, during Capreol Days, the CCAN will present a performance by Gavin Rousseau (Impersonator who is heading to Las Vegas) and by all accounts he will deliver a wonderful concert. Advertising will appear in due course with times and details but please start the Capreol Days weekend off right by listening to wonderful music in the arena hall.

Clean-Up our town dates have been set for the Adopt-A-Road gang to collect trash on the highway leading to Capreol on May 11 from 10:00am to 12 noon followed by a free bar-b-que at the Cross Country Ski Chalet. The Cross Country membership including the Cadets will be planting trees that same day.

May 25, will see a dedicated group or residents cleaning the trash from the Pump-House road area as they have in the past. Apparently they are meeting at the intersection of Maple and Old Hanna Sts. Further information may be obtained from Audrey Wiebe or Carol Brown.

This is a reminder of the Northern Ontario Railway Museum “Car Show”, bar-b-que and music event on June 16.

It is obvious from the enthusiasm of the CCAN event committees , Service groups in town, the Northern Ont. Railway Museum, and the Capreol Business Association that there will be plenty for us all to enjoy this summer.

I take this opportunity to tell you that the CCAN will be producing another Newsletter to be delivered to all of the residents of Capreol early June. It is obvious that the written word has not lost it’s magic. I ask any organization that wishes to be included send me an e-mail with the appropriate information.

Again, it will be very much appreciated by all if you would volunteer for or just attend some or all of the events planned throughout Capreol in the coming months.

The next Capreol Community Action Network meeting will be held at the Lion’s Den on May 14, 2013. Everyone is welcome.


Randy Crisp – Chair of the Capreol Community Action Network