2018 Upcoming Events

Annual Cornell Garage Sale - 20th Anniversary

Date: Sunday, Aug 12th, 2018

Time: 10am-3pm

Location:  Little Rouge Public School - 571 Country Glen Road, Markham, Ontario, L6B 1E8






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Nicole Rau | President

I loved this neighbourhood from the first time I came here in 2003 and knew that this was where I wanted to live.  Cornell has a sense of community that I have not felt anywhere else and I am always out and about walking my dog and chatting with my fellow Cornellians. Professionally I am a Financial Advisor and a CPA. In the past I operated my own consulting company, providing services to large corporations in the financial industry as well as accounting and tax services to many local small business and individuals.

I officially joined the Board as its Treasurer in 2012. As President since 2015, I am in regular contact with City of Markham officials, local builders and land owners to ensure that Cornell residents have a strong voice as the area continues to develop. I am committed to ensuring that Cornell maintains its sense of community and spirit, keeping this a wonderful place to live!


Trevor Chalmers | Vice President

I was born and raised in Markham until I was able to move out on my own after college. I lived in Toronto for a number of years until my wife and I decided we needed a home to start our family. In the spring of 2014 I moved back to Markham and into Cornell. Having had friends live in Cornell since its conception, I was familiar with the closeness of the community and was immediately attracted to the location.

I have a diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology, a degree in Psychology, and a degree in Education and I now work for Toronto District School Board as a teacher. I currently teach grade 7 and 8 in a senior public school. I am excited to be on the board of this amazing organization and to be able to be a link between the community and the CRA. I look forward to seeing you all at our community events throughout the year.


Raymond Dong | Treasurer

Having lived in Toronto off the lake, I was accustomed to the concept of live, work and play. When my wife and I decided to start a family we wanted to find a family friendly community that also embraced the live, work and play concept. When we discovered Cornell, we knew it was perfect and moved into Cornell in 2002.

I graduated from the University of Waterloo with a bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science. I own and operate a Business and Software Consulting company, an e-business producing and selling Murals and Posters and a not-for-profit Karate school.

As a member of the CRA, I plan to use my skills and time to help keep Cornell an amazing place to live and to help fully realize the potential for live, work and play.


Vivian Yuen | membership director

I moved to Cornell with my family in 2013 and we soon fell in love with the community feel here.  We especially appreciate and enjoy the events that the CRA hosts throughout the year and the way the CRA keeps us informed of the latest happenings in the community.  My husband and I soon decided that we would like to contribute our time to give back to the community: me now as the Membership Director in CRA, and my husband helps out occasionally with graphic designs for CRA events and communication products. 

I have a degree in Urban & Regional Planning at Ryerson University.  Currently, I work at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and in the past I've worked in the muncipal government and have experience with organizing community outreach events. 


Ralph Klingmann | sports director

Like many other residents, I grew up in Markham and moved to Cornell as soon as it opened in 1998. My wife, Anca, and I have a 9 year old daughter Alexandra and a 4 year old son Karl. I work as a Computer Programming Consultant, but many weekends I am at the race track doing timing for events such as the Toronto Molson Indy, Montreal F1 and Mosport. When I find time, I play old-timers baseball and hockey.


Sarah Melamed-Simon | Parks and Recreation

My husband and I moved to Cornell in 2010, when we fell in love with the atmosphere and strong sense of community here. I knew that I wanted to contribute to Cornell’s strong and vibrant community, and I focused my graduate thesis on developing an Ash tree management plan for Cornell in conjunction with the City’s forestry department in 2011. Through this project, I got to know the CRA’s fantastic membership, and I was happy when I was invited to join the board in 2014. I have a very diverse background, including both fine art (design) and environmental conservation (Master’s in Forest Conservation), and I have recently become a Certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture. Through my family’s company, Rob Simon Consulting Inc., I combine all these skills to develop urban forestry and environmental conservation plans, programs and educational materials for our clients (e.g.: the City of Markham’s Emerald Ash Borer Community Workshops, spring of 2013). I am excited for the opportunity to apply my interests at home: My goal is to help the Cornell Community maintain and grow a healthy, green, neighbourhood.