On Tuesday October 4, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Bryanston Gate Community Association’s (BGCA) inaugural meeting. 21 people were in attendance. Eight positions were allocated and filled – this included president, Dorothy Williamson; vice president, Carol Lenz; treasurer, Daniel Cayouette; secretary, Shelly Lynch; and directors: Greg Williamson, Dave Lynch, George Richardson, and Matthew Naylor.
The association was created to address the concerns that residents have brought forward in relation to traffic safety and development in their area. During the meeting, a list of concerns and questions were presented – some I was able to address while others I will review with the appropriate City staff and follow up with the BGCA once I have details to provide. Some concerns include traffic safety, development and future tree planting at the Bryanston Gate Park off of Alon Street.
The BGCA will be holding their first community event, Pumpkin Social, on Saturday October 15 at the Bryanston Gate Park from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
I am happy to see the formation of this community association as it gives the residents of the area an opportunity to engage not only from a social perspective but as a unified group that has the opportunity to present a voice that can advocate their interests and concerns working with my office.
The BGCA is the seventh community association currently in progress. Others include Crossing Bridge, Jackson Trails, Fairwinds, Stittsville South West, the newly formed Blackstone Community Association and the Stittsville Village Association which is the umbrella association for the entire community.
I would like to thank the executive members of the Bryanston Gate Community Association for taking the time to organize their association over the summer months.