2017 Upcoming Events

Cornell Picnic

Date: Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Time: 4pm-6pm


Mews Park (Cornell)





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The Cornell Rate Payers Association (CRPA) is a volunteer, non-profit group of community residents, who's goal is to ensure the interests of our community are well represented when issues arise at the various levels of government. In addition to this important work, the CRPA also strives to enhance the experience of living in Cornell by organizing and helping support local community initiatives.

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By being a CRPA member, you will help ensure that these events continue: Annual Cornell Community Picnic, Cornell Golf Tournament, Community Garage Sale, Christmas Caroling, Skating Rink, Family Day Event, and more.

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11th Annual Cornell Picnic

2009 Annual Cornell Picnic a huge success!

After the thunder shower in the morning the sun shone down and helped bring over 1000 attendees. “Full Moon” kept everyone entertained with some great music. The bouncy castles were a huge hit, as always, and the Mini-putt course.

This year at the picnic, a raffle was held to raise money for the Young Family, longtime residents of Cornell, to put towards the purchase of an in-home wheelchair elevator for their 5 year old son. The raffle raised $250, and the Youngs wish to extend their thanks for all the support they’ve received from the community.

Special thanks to our sponsors, who made this day possible:

  • H&R Homes 

  • Mattamy Homes
    Ballantry Homes

  • Markham Family 
    Health Team 

  • Madison Homes
    Forest Hill Homes 

  • Rileys' 
    Window Cleaning

  • The Wray Team,
    Century 21 

  • The Leslie Benczik Team from Re/Max

  • John Webster,
    Councillor Ward 5

  • Jack Heath, Deputy Mayor, Town of Markham

  • Jam Communications 

  • Child's Life
Please applaud the many volunteers, including CRPA Board members, Parents in the Community, and Students, who made this event possible.

If you’d like to help organize one of our annual events by volunteering your time, please let me know. We can always use (and greatly appreciate) the help.