January 30, 2012

CPRD, City of Newberg & City of Dundee win COG Award for Chehalem Paddle Launch

The Council of Governments named Chehalem Park and Recreation District, City of Newberg & City of Dundee in the 2011 Regional Cooperative Project Award for Chehalem Paddle Launch. This award was presented at the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments' Annual Meeting and Dinner held Wednesday, Jan. 25th at City of Dayton Community Center.

The award specifically names CPRD superintendent Don Clements, City of Newberg councillor Bart Rierson, and Dundee mayor Ted Crawford.

The project was awarded because three government agencies cooperated in raising funds to purchase equipment and materials to build CPL and contributed countless hours to various building efforts, equipment refurbishing and vegetation clearing from the banks to improve access to the river at the Dundee site. Due to their combined efforts, CPL was an immediate success and was open this past summer for seasonal operations on Saturdays and Sundays.

Mayor Bob Andrews states, "It is a pleasure to see so many entities collaborating to make this exciting project a reality. The completion of this project not only enhances our two communities, but brings them together to provide yet another opportunity for family recreation. This project reaches beyond our communities by providing an outstanding venue to enhance tourism for the area."

Councilor Bart Rierson was not able to attend the presentation of the award, a special presentation was done at the CPRD Board of Directors meeting on Jan. 26th, and another presentation will be occurring during the City Council meeting, starting at 7 p.m. on February 6.

The last time CPRD and these two city governments received this award was in 2011. Then the Newberg School District was also a recipient.

Top Photo: John Oberst, Monmouth mayor and immediate past chair of COG, presents award to CPRD superintendent Don Clements and Dundee mayor Ted Crawford.

Bottom Photo: Chehalem Paddle Launch volunteers representing at 2011 Newberg Old Fashioned Festival

January 24, 2012

Newberg Middle School Track and Field (NMSTF)

Chehalem Park and Recreation District is offering the Newberg Middle School Track and Field (NMSTF) program this spring.

Practice begins March 12th and will be two or three times per week, depending on the meet schedule. Practices will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Newberg High School track.

Meets will start the first week of April and will run through mid-May. There will be one meet per week. Meets are scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

Coaches are needed for the following events.

  • Sprints (Girls' 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 100 m Hurdles)
  • Sprints (Boys' 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 100 m Hurdles)
  • Relays (Girls and Boys 4 x 100 m, 4 x 400 m)
  • Throws (Girls and Boys' Shot, Turbo Javelin, and Discus)
  • Jumps (Girls and Boys' High Jump and Long Jump)

For more information, please contact coach Dave Miller at 503.537.9200 or davem97132@gmail.com. A criminal background check is required.

January 23, 2012

Zumba Fundraiser at Edwards Elementary

Fundraiser to Benefit Edwards Elementary 5th Graders - Help them get to Outdoor School this year.

What: Try Zumba for a good cause!
Who: Ages 7 and up - adults welcome, too!
When: 6 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24
Where: Edwards Elementary gym
How much: $2.00 (Is that a typo? No! Really $2!)
Instructor: Jennie Delp

January 17, 2012

Cultural District Public Meeting

The next public meeting on the development and planning of the Cultural District will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 18, 2012 at Newberg Public Library. Learn more about the plans for the district and weigh in with your thoughts.

Visit the City of Newberg Cultural District webpage for details.

January 10, 2012

Don't Miss Family Math Night!

  • Community School's Family Math Night (A NHS Senior Project)
  • 6:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012
  • at the Mountain View Middle School Commons
  • Free!

January 3, 2012

Fitness Open House

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sat., Jan. 21
Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center

Come play with CPRD at our Fitness Open House, and find out what kind of fitness activities we offer in our fitness center and around the district. We’ll have demonstrations, information tables, sample classes and several raffles with fitness-related prizes. Join the fitness center during the event and we’ll waive the orientation fee!