West Ridge Park

West Ridge

The comment period for West Ridge Park is now closed after having been posted since October 17, 2018. After reviewing all comments, the community has selected concept B as their preferred option, pictured above.

Bryanston Gate Park

Bryanston Gate

Residents of Bryanston Gate are getting a playground refresh. Site preparation should be under way with the scheduled demolition of the existing play equipment today, November 16, 2018. The project should be completed by the end of May 2019, weather permitting.

The demolition and site preparation this year will make the construction and completion of the new playground easier and quicker next spring.

Stittsville Park Updates

During my time as your Councillor it has been my pleasure to build and renew parks in our community. As Stittsville grows, it is important that we dedicate spaces for public enjoyment and recreation; but it is also important that we remember the parks in the areas that have already developed.  These three public parks: Bryanston Gate Park, West Ridge Park and Frigewood Park will be renewed in the coming months so that they can continue to serve the children and families of Stittsville.

Last Chance to Donate to the All that Glam Fundraiser

Please stop by the Ward Office at the GRC to donate your gently-used jewelry and handbags for a good cause.

All That Glam began as the brainchild of high school student, Eva von Jagow, as a way to raise money to fight food insecurity in Nunavut through the Breakfast Club of Canada. Since 2013, All That Glam has been donating 100% of its profits to feed hungry children.  This year funds will be directed to an elementary school in Arviat, Nunavut.

Donated items will be “up-cycled” and sold at the upcoming sale.

Sale Date: November 24, 2018

Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Kanata Recreation Complex, 100 Charlie Rogers Place, Kanata

Deer Run Dry Pond Update

As many of you know, the City has been making changes to the Deer Run Dry Pond storm system. I am happy to report that the major work is complete and residents can be assured that the risk of backyard flooding has been reduced thanks to this project.

Improvements to the Deer Run Dry Pond started in September 2018 and the project reached Substantial Completion on November 8, 2018.

The purpose of this work was to improve the level of service of the Deer Run Dry Pond by increasing its storage capacity and adding a storm sewer on Snowberry Way. Additionally, the project included the transplantation of several trees as well as the planting of new trees and shrubs along the Jefferson Trail. The remaining work includes minor site cleanup, the installation of inlet control devices, and the removal of the construction site office.

Many thanks to City staff for their continued service to our community. The improvements to the Deer Run Dry Pond will bring peace to this corner of Stittsville.

Goulbourn Museum’s Old-Fashioned Christmas & Outdoor Artisan Market

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Get a head start on your shopping at this holiday celebration and Christmas market that features activities for the whole family. Write letters to Santa and pose for a photo with the jolly old soul, watch a bona fide blacksmith at work, enjoy hot chocolate and apple cider, roast marshmallows by the fire, and buy one-of-a-kind handmade gifts from local artisans. Admission is free.

Where: Goulbourn Museum, 2064 Huntley Rd., Stittsville

When: Sunday, November 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 pm.

Please visit the Facebook event page for more details: https://bit.ly/2PH7ZR7

 

 

8th Annual Shopapolooza Brings Holiday Shopping Fun to Stittsville

For the eighth year in a row, a unique group of artisans and local vendors will be taking part in “Shopapolooza – Not Your Granny’s Craft Sale, Craft Sale.”

Held in support of Stittsville’s Pointe of Grace Competitive Dance Team, Shopapolooza will take place on Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the atrium at Sacred Heart High School at the corner of Shea and Abbott.

This year’s event features a number of local businesses including A Touch of Glass, Charlotte’s Bath Bombs, Uptown Socks, Painted Farmhouse, Honeywood Handmade, Legg-acy, Haico’s Hotsauce and many others. Close to 60 vendors will offer a variety of jewelry, Christmas crafts, soap and bath products, handcrafted items, home décor and much more. You will be able to find a gift for everyone on your list!

The Pointe of Grace Competitive Dance Team will also be hosting a bake sale with lots of home baked goods, a raffle and a silent auction for four seasonal snowplowing contracts generously donated by Capital Services.

Come out on Saturday, November 17 and get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Visit Shopapolooza’s Facebook event page.

Richmond: the Movie

If you have ever wanted to know about the amazing history of our neighbouring village, this is your chance.  Stittsville’s own John Curry has produced a documentary about the history of Richmond.  Please join us at South Carleton High School next Wednesday for screening of this “rich” tale.

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Openings on Board and Advisory Committee!

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Would you like to bring your experience and knowledge to decision making at City of Ottawa?  Here is one more way.

The City of Ottawa is currently recruiting members of Boards and Advisory Committees.  We need a diversity of people on these bodies who bring the experiences and understanding of communities who may be underserved. Sitting on one of these bodies can be learning experience in leadership or to run for City Council one day. Consider what expertise you could bring!

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