BHCA Newsletter June 2016


The True North strong and free!

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June 2016


Well, well, well – Do we ever have a bunch of fun stuff again this year:

Picnic in the Park

What: Picnic in the park
When: July 1st, 10am-2pm
Where: Beacon Hill Community Centre, 2130 Radford court, behind the white church on Ogilvie road.
Why: Because we’ll have great people there, freezies, music, Tim Tierney’s famous free hot dogs (while supplies last)


What: The 2nd best FIREWORKS show in Canada (after Parliament Hill’s show)
When: July 1st, show starts at 9:30pm, get there earlier for a better seat, a bouncy castle, and other fun stuff
Where: Loyola Park, between Shefford road and Eastvale drive
Why: Because we make cool explosions

You Can Help!

We desperately need your help to put on events like these. If you could please find a few dollars to donate, it would help us out a lot, and make sure that these things are put on every year.

CLICK HERE to be taken to the site to donate.
(The PayPal button is on the right)

If you don’t want to donate online, please bring a donation to the show, BHCA volunteers will be circulating with donation cans.

O Canada!

Whether the Bill C-210 passes or not, the BHCA thought it would be a wonderful gesture to honour our Member of Parliament, the Honourable Mauril Belanger (who has been representing us for over 21 years), by singing his proposed version of the National Anthem. We will record it to show to him, hopefully raising his spirits while he fights ALS.

The proposed lyrics (bolded for effect):

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all OF US command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Big Beacon Hill Garage Sale!

June 11th

We’re still on, rain or shine, for the biggest year of the BBHGS yet!

Tell your friends and neighbours.

You can sign up and view the list of participants, here:

and you can view a map version here:

Ride to Work Day 2016!

June 20th, 2016 is International Ride to Work Day.

If you, or someone you know, has a motorcycle, please let them know to ride it to work on Monday, June 20th.

If you drive a car, please CHECK YOUR BLIND SPOTS for motorcycles all year ’round. Some motorcycle enthusiasts will ride late into the winter, and early in the spring.

Celebrate Summer Fair 2016!


We are thrilled to announce our 6th annual Celebrate Summer event. This year will be bigger and better than ever, beginning Friday, June 24th with a Karaoke Contest and continuing all day and into the evening on Saturday, June 25th.

Please join me for two FREE days of food and entertainment including; pancakes, hot dogs, face painting, bouncy castles, sports demonstrations, dunk tank, magic shows, live band performances, and much more!

For the adults, our beer tent will be in full swing Friday evening and Saturday with a stellar line-up of live entertainment. This event typically draws over 5,000 residents and this year will be no exception. All proceeds benefit the Gloucester Food Cupboard and Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre located in Beacon Hill-Cyrville.

When: Friday, June 24th & Saturday, June 25th, 2016
Where: Earl Armstrong Arena (2020 Ogilvie)
Time: Friday: evening / Saturday: all-day
Parking: Limited but OC Transpo runs the following routes – 12 & 124. 


Friday, June 24th:


  • 6pm-8pm: open karaoke
  • 8pm-9pm: karaoke sing-off
  • 9pm-11pm: open karaoke/music

Saturday, June 25th:


  • 10am-2pm: City of Ottawa info booths
  • 10am-11am: FREE pancake breakfast
  • 11am-11.30am: Magic show
  • 11.45am-12.15pm: Official Opening
  • 12.15pm: FREE hot dog lunch
  • 12.15pm-12.45pm: Spring Action trampoline demo
  • 1pm-1.30pm: VIP dunk tank


  • 6pm-6.45pm: TBD
  • 7pm-7.45pm: Maeve Lalonde
  • 8pm-9.15pm: Dirt Road
  • 9.30pm-11pm: Danny Sylvestre Band

Ride bracelet passes will be available BEGINNING Friday, May 27th.

  • CASH ONLY: $27.50 advanced / $37.50 day-of
  • Available at Ward Office (2020 Ogilvie); Fridays between 9am-12pm
  • Contact –

You can view photos from last year’s event here –

We look forward to seeing you all at the fair!

Pedestrian Crossovers

35th Mosaic Travel Group Alberta July 2016!!

Personal fundraiser to reach our goal, an international Girl Guide Camp this summer!

Our fundraising items!!!

Please help us reach our goal for this amazing travel opportunity!!

Avon Skin Guard
Good for 5 hours! Mosquito & ticks safe for kids, deet free! bug-guard-insect- repellent-spray- ii#.V1V0JuQ3Yek

Regal Gifts
Start your gift card and wrap shopping early! Great selection to choose!

Purchase any item from the sites, but these are the must haves for the upcoming seasons!!!!

Please Contact: Brooke Buchanan


BHCA T-Shirts, Mugs and Tote Bags are now for sale at the Comfort Over Style web store:

Photos of Beacon Hill and It’s Character!

From Invest Ottawa:

The Ottawa Film Office is drawing attention to Ottawa as a place for filming through a lookbook marketing tool. This lookbook should give filmmakers a visual understanding of all the different types of locations Ottawa has to offer. There is currently a gap in photos of residential locations that are usable for this lookbook. Should the community association have any useful pictures on file for this purpose, we would appreciate including them in our collection of pictures. The photos would need to show off the particular aesthetic of the community and be of good quality. They should not focus on any one specific building but should depict the overall feel of the neighbourhood as well as the style of architecture.

Thanks for your time.”

You can submit the links to photos you’ve taken to the page below:

Photos of Beacon Hill

Eco Corner

An automatic dishwasher uses less hot water than doing dishes by hand, an average of 22.7 litres less per cycle, or over 83,279 litres per year.

Fun Stuff

Bob & Doug McKenzie with Geddy Lee - Take Off
Canada’s other anthem

Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty- five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

— Douglas Adams,

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Consideration for this Newsletter provided in part by:

This Newsletter also sponsored in part by Councillor Tim Tierney



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