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La version française se trouve à la fin de la version anglaise (gracieuseté de notre traducteur bénévole Jean-Luc Malherbe).

December 2018

Our Main Sponsor This Month:

Sunday, December 9th, 9-11am


A message from Councillor Tim Tierney

With the Christmas holidays upon us, I wanted to take the opportunity to have you all come out for a pancake and sausage breakfast at Colonel By Secondary School. We will be hosting you in their Cafetorium, with cooking done by Enbridge. We will also be collecting donations (food and cash) to give to the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard as the holidays are always a busy time, and I would love nothing more than to be able to help others have a warm and festive holiday season.
Please mark Sunday, December 9th from 9:00am-11:00am in your calendars as the date of the event. I look forward to seeing you there!

The BHCA Newsletter is written by members of the board. Jeff Kaluski, the BHCA president, wrote it solo for years. For the past few months Josée Lindsay has helped contribute some content (and make it prettier). We are fortunate to have David Handelman join as a regular contributor to the Green Corner, bringing you great tips to make a more environmental home and community.

Did you know you can also contribute to the monthly newsletter?

We would love to get interesting content from you, the members of our community. It could be a one-time small piece about anything interesting in Beacon Hill. It could be a picture of the hood back in the day with a caption of where it is. It could be about an event that you know of or anything else that would be of interest to your neighbours. 
The content will be reviewed by one of our members and if approved will appear in the Newsletter as well as the FB group page.

Please submit the article via this link:

EASY tips for a greener holiday season:
Make your own wrapping paper out of the comic section of an old newspaper or perhaps old flyers. Re-use gift bags you've received or skip wrapping all together. 
Buy local foods, wine and spirits for your holiday feasts.
Consider purchasing gifts that are locally sourced, or perhaps even consider gifts you can purchase from other people, like off of sites like ebay or kijiji. Experiential gifts may be even better. You'll spend time with the people you care about and no manufacturing or waste is required. 
Responsibly deal with old items that have been replaced by the gifts you receive. Consider donating or selling old cell phones or other electronics, or ensure they get disposed of responaibly in e-waste collection locations. 
Traveling somewhere? Consider offsetting the emissions created by your travel on sites like: or

The BHCA would like to wish you a very happy holiday season!
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season with friends and family. It's the time of year for giving but also a time to be thankful for all that we have. Speaking of gratitude…

Thank you to all that came out to the BHCA events in 2018. Thank you to all the volunteers that have helped us coordinate, plan and deliver awesome events.
And thank you to you, all the neighbours in Beacon Hill. We are very lucky to live in a such a great neighbourhood, with great people and look forward to an even bigger and better year in 2019.

Rink Operator needed for JASMINE rink!

The City of Ottawa hasn't been able to locate an operator for the building and maintenance of the ice at the Jasmine Outdoor Rink. They have asked the BHCA to send out a request in search of someone to take on the ice building duties. 

 The position comes with a stipend of $2379. Although the work is heavily front loaded, the back end is quite light. If you, friend(s), your local sports team, local group, or neighbour would be interested, please reply to this email and we at the BHCA will put you in contact with the appropriate people at the City to provide the community with a skating rink on Jasmine crescent.

Rink Supervisors Needed!

Are you 15+ years old?

Would you like to earn your volunteer hours by playing hockey or skating? 
Would you like to get a $10/hour stipend as a thank you for volunteering?

If you answered 'Yes' to either question…WE NEED YOU. You will be responsible for unlocking the skate shack, counting the skaters, and locking up afterwards (a few other small things, but that's the bulk of it). That whole time you can skate or play hockey, ringette, whatever.

Please fill in this quick form to let us know if you'd like to help!

Get involved!
Board members needed!
The BHCA is looking for a new board member to fill the Seniors Community chair, Community Outreach, Rinks Manager (in charge of all 3 rinks) and other volunteer roles. These roles would help the BHCA make connections with local, great businesses in the community, attend Ecological meetings with the city, or just help us out in general.

Just hit 'Reply' to this newsletter and let us know what you'd like to do, or if you aren't sure, just let us know and we can figure out a good role that you'll enjoy.

Please come join the BHCA Facebook group page.
The Facebook page was created by the Beacon Hill Community Association to contribute to the sense of community in our hood and provide another tool to connect with fellow neighbours. It's a place where we can share news about our community such as upcoming events, awesomeness currently going on or information that would be helpful to residents in the neighbourhood. It is not meant to be a place to advertise a business or to sell things. Your cooperation would be much appreciated.

December 9th: Pancake Breakfast at Colonel By High School
Cars and winter don't really go well together. There area few things you can do to make the snowy driving season easier on everyone:
  • Brush off your entire car before driving
  • Winter tires are soooooo worth it
  • Slow down in slippery conditions
  • Remember there are lanes even when there's snow
  • Park as close to the next car as you would in the summer
  • Slow down when pedestrians walk on the road
  • (not winter specific) Use the zipper merge at onramps
Everyone is trying to get somewhere, and with a bit of tolerance, we can all get there.
The Beacon is a monthly newsletter brought to you by the Beacon Hill Community Association (BHCA). Our intent is to keep you updated on events as well as contribute to the strong sense of community that we are lucky to enjoy here in Beacon Hill. Make sure to check out our website for more information. Thanks for reading!
Décembre 2018

Le 9 décembre de 9h à 11h

Message du conseiller Tim Tierney

À moins de deux mois des vacances de Noël, je voulais profiter de l’occasion pour vous inviter toutes et tous à un déjeuner de crêpes et de saucisses à l’École secondaire Colonel By. Nous vous accueillerons dans leur cafétorium, avec un menu préparé par Enbridge. Nous recueillerons également des dons (en nourriture et en argent) à remettre à la Banque alimentaire d’urgence de Gloucester, car les Fêtes sont toujours une période occupée et j’aimerais surtout pouvoir aider les autres à passer une période des Fêtes chaleureuse et festive.
Veuillez inscrire le dimanche 9 décembre de 9h à 11h dans vos calendriers comme date de l'événement. J'ai hâte de vous y voir!

Impliquez-vous! Membres du Conseil d’administration recherchés!


La BHCA est à la recherche de nouveaux membres du Conseil d'administration pour occuper les postes de président de la communauté des aînés, de sensibilisation de la communauté, de gérant des patinoires (responsable des 3 patinoires) et d'autres rôles de bénévole. Ces personnes aideraient la BHCA à établir des liens avec de grandes entreprises locales, à assister à des réunions écologiques avec la ville ou à nous aider en général.

Cliquez simplement sur « Répondre » à ce bulletin d’information et indiquez-nous ce que vous souhaitez faire. En cas d’incertitude, faites-le-nous savoir et nous pourrons trouver le bon rôle.



Venez vous joindre à la page de groupe Facebook de la BHCA.
La page Facebook a été créée par l'Association communautaire de Beacon Hill pour contribuer au sentiment d'appartenance dans notre quartier et fournir un autre outil pour communiquer avec nos voisins. C'est un endroit où nous pouvons partager des nouvelles au sujet de notre collectivité comme des événements à venir, des choses géniales qui se produisent actuellement ou de l'information qui serait utile aux résidents dans le voisinage. Ce n'est pas
destiné à publiciser une entreprise ni à vendre des choses. Votre collaboration serait grandement apprécié.

Dates à Retenir


9 décembre : déjeuner de crêpes à l’école secondaire colonel by

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