Presenting your latest Rat Creek Press update

Your community newspaper thanks you for your contributions

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, Rat Creek Press Association held its Annual General Meeting online with 17 people in attendance. It was great to be able to see people’s faces; however, it was a far cry from our usual appreciation event of food, wine, and dessert socializing with our Friends of RCP and volunteers.

Continuing board members Mariam Masud, Joe Wong, George Crawford, and Steven Townsend welcome new members Gail Kesslar, Mike Enders, and Victoria Stevens. Thank you to the new board members for stepping up to help the RCP build community and sustainability.

The board and staff would like to extend a big thank you to all the RCP supporters and volunteers. The RCP wouldn’t exist without you!

The bad news is RCP ended the 2019-20 fiscal year with a $5,565 operating deficit. The good news is that RCP received a $14,000 grant from Canadian Heritage Canada Periodical Fund, Special Measures for Journalism for 2020-21. Despite this extra funding, cuts had to be made in order to balance next year’s budget.

You’ll notice that this issue is a combined December/January issue, and July/August will be the same. This brings RCP from 12 to 10 issues a year. You may also see more eight page issues instead of 16 pages. It’s quite likely the number of issues will have to be reduced further in upcoming years. 

Reducing the print issues doesn’t mean you will miss out on community news and the great stories of our neighbourhoods. We are working on increasing our digital media coverage. This actually allows us to serve you better by getting you the news and relevant information in a more timely manner. So please, follow us on Facebook and watch our website ratcreek.org.


SUPPORTING RCP

Purchase swag

ratcreek.org/store

Become a member

ratcreek.org/about/membership

Be a Friend of RCP

ratcreek.org/friends-of-rcp

Make a donation

bit.ly/RCPdonate

Advertise your business or service

ratcreek.org/advertise


THANK YOU FRIENDS OF RCP 2020

Partners

Norwood Neighbourhood Association

And our seven community leagues:

Alberta Avenue

Delton

Eastwood

Elmwood Park

Parkdale-Cromdale

Spruce Avenue

Westwood

Champions, Supporters, and Patrons

Geoff & Liz John-West

Janis Irwin

Colyn O’Reilly

Thane Chambers

Aydan Vickruck

Patricia Dunnigan

Wesley Andreas


THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

Proofreaders

Emily Beliveau

Eric Grant

Jessica Kalmar

Tekla Luchenski

Delivery assistants

Kevin Cantelon

Margaret Larsen

Arlene Kemble


THANK YOU RCP MEMBERS!
Karen Mykietka
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