BHCA Newsletter April 2015

We are now accepting advertising for our Newsletters. Please contact us if you wish to advertise in a future mailing. ———————————————————— ** This month’s lead advertiser: ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ** ———————————————————— ** April 2015 ———————————————————— Fireworks on Canada DayJuly 1st is less than 3 months away, and we’ve started building the biggest Fireworks show yet. We always have a few very generous sponsors, but the show is still quite expensive. If you could take a minute and donate some money, our shows can continue to stay big, stay awesome, and most importantly, stay local! Donate Here: ( The Beacon Hill Community Association and the Tree Ottawa Campaign What is Tree Ottawa? It is the Ottawa campaign to plant 1 million trees for Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, approximately 1 tree for each resident of Ottawa. The city of Ottawa is aiming to plant 500,000 of them. The community is being rallied to plant the other 500,000. Ottawa is losing an estimated 20 million trees to the emerald ash borer, so this is a campaign about preserving our city as much as giving it a gift. Why is the Beacon Hill Community Association getting involved? There are the health and economic benefits to trees, but the BHCA is joining the campaign primarily for the community and educational benefits it offers. Parents are being encouraged to engage their children in the campaign as a way to build pride in the community and for all that there is to learn about trees, their benefits, their types, how to plant them, how to care for them, and related math and map reading skills. Protect – Plant – Promote The Tree Ottawa campaign is organized around these three P’s. Protect: The average life of a tree in Ottawa is only 7 years. They need protection, particularly during their first five years after planting. People are being asked to adopt a tree and register it on The Great Ecology Ottawa Tree Map. It can be an existing tree or a newly planted one. Plant: Ottawa has a Trees In Trust program that provides and plants trees free of charge on the city’s portion of street-front properties. Property owners are provided with a choice of trees. Property owners are also asked to consider where else they might strategically plant trees on their properties for the economic and beautification benefits they provide. If you are interested in fruit producing trees, check out HiddenHarvest. Promote: Donating a tree or donating to a planting project are ways to help promote the campaign. You can also join a planting project and physically plant trees with other people. For more information on these projects email Tree Ottawa. You can work with neighbourhood families and through schools to help involve children, and encouraging others to take part can go a long way to accomplishing the goal of 1 million trees. 10 Benefits to Trees 1. Trees clean the air – Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark. 2. Trees shield children from ultra-violet rays – Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer. Trees reduce UV-B exposure by about 50 percent, thus providing protection where children play outdoors. 3. Trees conserve energy – Three trees placed strategically around a single-family home can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50 percent. 4. Trees save water – Shade from trees slows water evaporation from thirsty lawns. Most newly planted trees need only fifteen gallons of water a week. As trees transpire, they increase atmospheric moisture. 5. Trees block things – Trees can mask concrete walls or parking lots, and unsightly views. They muffle sound from nearby streets and freeways, and create an eye-soothing canopy of green. Trees absorb dust and wind and reduce glare. 6. Trees increase property values – The beauty of a well-planted property and its surrounding street and neighborhood can raise property values by as much as 15 percent. 7. Trees help prevent water pollution – Trees reduce runoff by breaking rainfall thus allowing the water to flow down the trunk and into the earth below the tree. This prevents stormwater from carrying pollutants to the ocean. When mulched, trees act like a sponge that filters this water naturally and uses it to recharge groundwater supplies. 8. Trees are teachers and playmates – Whether as houses for children or creative and spiritual inspiration for adults, trees have provided spaces for human retreat throughout the ages. 9. Trees combat the climate change – Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) caused by many factors is building up in our atmosphere and contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles. 10. Trees reduce violence – Neighborhoods and homes that are barren have shown to have a greater incidence of violence in and out of the home than their greener counterparts. Trees and landscaping help to reduce the level of fear. Shoppers City East From Councillor Tim Tierney’s site: The redevelopment of Shoppers City East is a project that has created a lot of interest in the community and I have received several questions on this topic. I have heard several rumours of various plans for redevelopment, but the plans submitted to the City of Ottawa from the developer are small to mid size commercial businesses. Currently, there has been only one application submitted (October 2013) to the City of Ottawa which you can view here ( . If the developer changes their initial plans, they will have to formally resubmit plans back to the City of Ottawa. If the developer were to resubmit plans, I would be removing delegated authority from City of Ottawa staff which forces the developer to host public consultations prior to any committee/council approval. If you wish to be kept informed of the latest updates on this project, please click here ( . Annual Clean Up The Capital Join in on Saturday May 9th at Ski Hill Park (Laverendrye Dr) 9am-1pm : RAIN or SHINE so dress for the weather conditions. Participation includes opportunity to: * Make Neighbourhood shine * Help clean up graffiti * Dispose Household Batteries Safely * Get credit for volunteer hours * Build Community connections * Share Coffee and Treats Questions: Shannon Haggerty: 613-742-0109 Big Beacon Hill Garage Sale 2015Once 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 tale part in the City of Ottawa’s Giveaway Day. We’ll do the adveritisng for you, so sign up at Tell your friends and neighbours, we’ll put you on our BBHGS map!. Details Below: What: Big Beacon Hill Garage Sale When: June 6th, 2015 Where: Beacon Hill South and North Register: Door KnockingOver the next few months, we in the executive of the Beacon Hill Community Association, have decided to start knocking on residents’ doors to introduce ourselves, and to spread the word of just how involved we are in our community. We will be dropping off pamphlets/flyers/postcards, and some of our committee chairs will be leaving some of their own literature. We don’t want anyone thinking we’re selling door-to-door, so anyone representing the BHCA will have an ID badge with their picture, and their name, which will correspond to names on our “Our Board ( ” page. Our goal is to sign up new members, and increase our presence in the community. Capital United Developmental Soccer Programs & Summer CampsFC Capital United offers Developmental Soccer Programs & Summer Camps that combine skill development with advanced learning and fun, for kids aged 4-11. Under the direction of our National B Licensed Club Head Coach, Raz El-Asmar, this program is delivered by only experienced qualified coaching staff who teach essential skills & aptitudes that allow young players a lifelong enjoyment of soccer at the Recreational, Competitive or Elite levels. NO WAITING LIST! PLAYERS WILL NOT BE TURNED AWAY! Summer Youth League Program – May 16th to Sept. 5th 4-5 years old: 1 session/week. Cost: $125, incl. full uniform set & soccer ball 6-11 years old: 2 sessions/week. Cost: $175, incl. full uniform set & soccer ball Location: Pauline Vanier Soccer Fields, 1500 Beaverpond Dr. (near Blair & Innes) Summer Camps 4-5 years old: $75 (1/2 day). 6-11 years old: $125 (full day). Weekly in July. Location: Gloucester HS / Trillium Park. Find out more: (613) 695-2832 Beacon Hill Named After Lost Lighthouse by Andrew King The east-Ottawa community of Beacon Hill has a history of celebrity upbringing since the early 1970s when the suburban neighbourhood was originally developed. Tom Cruise, then known as Thomas Mapother, lived in Beacon Hill in the early 1970s along with another Hollywood Tom, the home-grown comedian Tom Green. Bryan Adams and former Saturday Night Live cast member and Weekend Update anchor Norm MacDonald also spent their youth in this east end suburb located a few kilometers downstream from the Nation’s Capital. Read the rest of the article here. [CLICK HERE] ( 11 Garage Sale Tips to Help You Successfully Sell EverythingHaving a garage sale is something which is often done more out of necessity than out of desire. We’d all like a little more money, and little more free space, but there’s no denying that picking through all your stuff, hauling it outside, and selling it for pennies on the dollar is a daunting prospect all on its own. You probably remember what all this stuff cost, after all, and accepting fractions of its original value isn’t too easy to do. You will probably only end up with a couple hundred dollars after all your efforts, too! But if you follow the tips provided on this list, you should be able to improve your bottom line. If you have a smashing success, you might even be able to make a 4-figure income from your garage sale! Let’s take these in order. Click here to read the rest of the article. [CLICK HERE] ( SENS Tix! ** Special Playoff Ticket Offer!! 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