A message from John Rapp, Executive Director
April 30, 2021: As a result of COVID restrictions, we have had some very challenging and interesting times over the past year or so. One of those outcomes was that our current board felt that our Annual General Meeting would need to be delayed until September, rather than our usual timeframe of May. This will allow us to complete our audit, and hopefully, hold our AGM in person, rather than virtually. Like all of you, we are weathering the current crisis as best we can, and looking forward to a return to some form of normal.
While you do not need to be a member to participate in Dovercourt programs, being a member gives you the right to vote at our AGM, and serve on our Board of Directors. Our mission is a healthy active and engaged community, so we hope you will take the opportunity to engage with us and help us chart the right course in serving our community. To be a member, you simply need to be over 19, live in our catchment of the river to the north, Carling and the Queensway to the south, Western parkway to the west, and Parkdale Avenue to the East, and know and support the mission, vision and values of Dovercourt. An email to me declaring that as true, and expressing your interest in being a member, is all you need to do. Your interest is passed on to our governance committee, who then recommend members for approval at the next regular board meeting.
Please reserve the date:
Dovercourt Annual General Meeting:
Tuesday, September 28, 8 to 9pm. Location, Dovercourt Main Lobby.
Stay safe, stay calm, and stay well!
Become an association member of Dovercourt Recreation Association (DRA) and help us with our mission of building a healthy, active and engaged community through recreation!
In order to vote at our AGM, you must be an association member, but please note that you do not need to be an association member to participate in Dovercourt’s programs.
Membership is free and is open to individuals 19 years of age or over who live in our defined catchment (see map below) and support the mission, values and vision of DRA listed on the reverse.
Our catchment is bordered by:
- the Ottawa River to the north | Lincoln fields to the west
- Parkdale to the east | the Queensway and Carling Avenue to the south.
All members must be approved by our Board of Directors. Membership shall be denied only where the Board receives credible information that the applicant:
- may constitute a threat to participants at DRA or to the good governance or good reputation of the Association; or
- maintains a membership in an organization known to promote hate, racism, violence or other similar issues contrary to the values of DRA, or participates in activities of this nature.
Yes! I am at least 19 years of age, I live in the defined catchment, I support the mission and values of DRA, and I want to work towards a healthy, active and engaged community.