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JUNE 2018


Big Beacon Hill Garage Sale!
Saturday, JUNE 9th

Once again, your Beacon Hill Community Association will be holding the Big Beacon Hill Garage Sale, where you can sell your old stuff, find some bargains, and then take part in the City of Ottawa’s Giveaway Day. We’ll do the advertising for you, so sign up here.

Tell your friends and neighbours, we’ll put you on our BBHGS map!

What: Big Beacon Hill Garage Sale
When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Where: Beacon Hill South and North
Register: https://www.bhca.ca/big-beacon-hill-garage-sale/

Celebrate Summer 2018

Here is the itinerary for this year’s fun and exciting weekend!

Friday, June 22nd
5pm-8pm:    Open karaoke
8pm-9pm:    Karaoke sing-off
9pm-11pm:  Open karaoke

Saturday June 23rd,

10:00 am-2:00 pm:   City of Ottawa /Community Booths
10:00 am-11:00 am:  Free Pancake Breakfast
10:00 am-11:00 am:  Marvin the Magician
11:00 am-6:00 pm:    Free Bouncy Castles
11:00 am-3:00 pm:    Free professional face painters
11:15 am-11:45 am:  Johnson’s Taekwondo Demonstration
11:45 am-12:15 pm:  Official Celebrate Summer Opening with Elected Officials
12:15 pm-1:15 pm:    Free Hot Dog Lunch
12:15pm-1:15 pm:     Cowguy Jon
1:30 pm- 2:30 pm:     Meet Disney Princesses Elsa, Anna and Tink
2:00pm:                     Celebrity Dunk Tank


6:00-11:00pm:           Bands / Live music, beer tent, dancing

Bracelets are on sale in advance of the event for $20 each. Payment for the bracelets are cash only, and can be purchased on Fridays from 9am-12pm at our ward office located in the Earl Armstrong Arena at 2020 Ogilvie Road. Bracelets can always be purchased at the event itself, and will be $40 each. If you are unable to purchase tickets on Fridays, please e-mail celebratesummerfair@gmail.com , and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

You can also visit the Celebrate Summer website: www.csfair.ca

“Canada Day +1” Fireworks


Time:    7pm :  Ribbon cutting on the new splash pad
              9:30pm:  Fireworks launch!

We’re bringing new tech to this year’s show!

Starting at 9:30pm. We’ll have fun things before that, but we launch at 9:30.

We’ll bring the music, the bouncy castle, and the show. You bring your family, friends, some lawn chairs and a donation.

Please bring a donation to the show (or donating at www.BHCA.ca) as your donations allow us to continue putting on fun, community-based fireworks shows like this one.

JULY 1st – Fun begins at 10am

Our tradition of hosting a picnic in the park is alive and well.

Please bring your friends and family with you to 2130 Radford court at the Beacon Hill Community Centre (behind the white church on Ogilvie road) for music and fun, along with singing O Canada at noon with a giant Canadian flag.

Special guest Councillor Tim Tierney will be there serving up free hot dogs from 11:30 until we run out!

It will be all kinds of family fun!


As mentioned in an earlier article, the Beacon Hill Community Association puts on the Canada Picnic in the Park, and our Fireworks Show at great expense. We can only do this thanks to (in large part) generous donations from members of our community like you, and a few corporate donations (shout out to Action Martial Arts!).

We NEED your donations, either at our events (we will be visible, as well as announce who we are over the PA system), or online at www.BHCA.ca using PayPal.

If you enjoy the show, please consider how much it was worth it to you to have a local, yet immensely impressive, fireworks show and drop that amount into our donations cans (or as stated earlier, online via PayPal).

Thank you!

Ride to Work Day!

To: All City Mayors, administrators and All Motorcycle and Scooter Riders
From: Ride to Work
Date: 05/29/18
Subject: 2018 Motorcycle and Scooter Annual ‘Ride To Work Day’

The 27th annual Motorcycle and Scooter Ride to Work Day is Monday, June 18th. Every year more than a million two wheeled moto-commuters demonstrate the benefits of riding, including: reduced road congestion, shorter commute times, more parking spaces and less fuel consumption.

Your city can support this event by proclamation, and also encourage riding by providing free motorcycle and scooter parking at municipal ramps and metered spaces on this day. Join hundreds of other communities as well as many motorcycle and scooter groups and organizations supporting this year’s Ride to Work Day.

Reasons to encourage motorcycle and scooter commuting:

  • Shared parking spaces, providing more parking for everyone else.
  • Fewer resources consumed per-commuter than other powered mobility options.
  • Reduced traffic and congestion.
  • Less commuter travel time.

We seek government, employer and community support and recognition of the positive social benefits of riding. Proclamations and providing motorcycle and scooter parking at no charge, are great ways to encourage this beneficial (and enjoyable) form of transportation.

Supporter Tools:

Ottawa woman flooded with calls after Elections Ontario phone number mix-up

From CBC.ca:

A phone number mix-up appears to have turned an Ottawa woman into an Elections Ontario worker against her will.

Nancy Westran says her cell phone has been flooded with calls for help after voter information cards went out in May.

There’s a toll-free number to reach Elections Ontario on those cards, but the cards do not include the number “one” in front of the toll-free number.



The Beacon Hill Community Association would like to thank everyone who came out on Saturday May 12, 2018 to help make Beacon Hill a beautiful place to live! A special thank you goes out to Councillor Tim Tierney who generously provided shelter from the sun and delicious hot dogs for our volunteers.  Additionally, we want to recognize Action Martial Arts for bringing out a whole contingent of martial arts students who were cleanup superstars!  

This year’s event represents a record turn out and we hope to keep building this momentum as we grow the BHCA spring cleanup event.  We would appreciate constructive feedback or advice for us to improve for next year. Please send us an email at eco@BHCA.ca.  

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