BHCA Newsletter March 2015

We are now accepting advertising for our Newsletters. Please contact us if you wish to advertise in a future mailing. ———————————————————— ** Our lead advertiser: ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ** ———————————————————— ** March 2015 (#LLAP ( ) ———————————————————— Ottawa Senators HockeyThe Ottawa Senators have asked us to help them sell a few tickets to the following games: * Sunday, March 8th vs. Calgary Flames (7pm) * Tuesday, March 10th vs. Boston Bruins (7:30pm) * Thursday, March 26th vs. New York Rangers (7:30pm) * Thursday, April 2nd vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (7:30pm) Prices range from $65 (200 Level Ends/ Corners) to $45 (300 Level Upper Ends). If you’re interested in seeing a game, and helping raise a few dollars for your BHCA, please click on the link below and fill in the form. Click here to be taken to the for the form. ( 1 Million Trees by 2017! It’s a present to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. City Hall and Tree Ottawa have the dream of planting 1,000,000 trees in Ottawa, roughly a tree for each Ottawa resident, and the Beacon Hill Community Association is working to help realize that dream. Trees have many benefits (Tree People Top 22 Benefits of Trees ( ) that improve the quality of life in communities, but Ottawa’s trees are being destroyed. 15,000 of them have become victims of the Emerald Ash Borer. The Tree Ottawa campaign is therefore about more than a gift; it is endeavoring to replace trees in order to preserve our communities as healthy and pleasant places to live. The Tree Ottawa campaign is based on three P’s – Protect, Plant and Promote, which the Beacon Hill Community Association will use to guide its actions. The Protect Action: (Tree Ottawa Protect A Tree ( ): Beacon Hill residents are encouraged to adopt-a-tree ( in our neighbourhood and add it to the Great Ecology Ottawa Tree Map ( . To learn more, visit Threats to Ottawa’s Trees ( and how to care for trees ( . The average age of a tree in Ottawa is only 7 years, which is much younger than trees in their natural habitat. They need our care and protection. The Plant Action: Through a program called Trees-in-trust ( , residents of Ottawa can request to have a tree planted on their City-owned street frontage. There are a variety of trees that residents can choose from, and the City covers all the costs and does the planting work involved. Residents for their part agree to care for the tree. Trees can also be planted in other areas of people’s properties. Consider obtaining a fruit producing tree from Hidden Harvest ( . The Promote Action: The Beacon Hill Community Association is promoting the Tree Ottawa action. It is encouraging people to participate in any number of ways: 1. If you are eligible, obtain a street tree through the Trees in Trust program 2. Plant a tree or two elsewhere on your property 3. Obtain a tree through Hidden Harvest 4. Adopt a tree and record it on the Great Ecology Ottawa Tree Map 5. Donate a tree to be planted by someone else 6. Help with a planting project 7. Talk to others about supporting the Tree Ottawa program 8. Join the Beaconhill Community Association Environmental Committee team and help us green-up our community. For more information email ( , or phone: Shannon Haggerty at 613-742-0109 Richard Fransham at 613-747-5689. Clean Up the Capital – Save the Date!For the 5th year in a row, your BHCA is going to clean up our community. We are looking for volunteers to help. It only takes a few hours, and will make our community look nicer and be safer. Please save Sunday, May 9th, 2015 to participate in the community’s cleaning efforts, and tell us if you can make it out, as an individual or a family! Another HUGE Thank YouThe BHCA, on behalf of the entire community would like to thank our rink volunteers who made it possible for everyone to use our outdoor skating rinks. If it weren’t for the tireless work they put in, there would be no ice, no warm place to skate up and no where for outdoor fun. Thank you to all supervisors, managers and ice builders! Capital United Soccer Club JOIN OUR SUMMER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE PROGRAMS IN 2015! FC 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. Register for YDP prior to March 31 to attend April in- door sessions for FREE! Find out more: FC Capital United (613) 695-2832 ( ‘Spocking’ Laurier on $5 not illegal, says Bank of CanadaFrom CBC: For years, Canadians have been wielding pens to draw Spock’s pointy Vulcan ears, sharp eyebrows and signature bowl haircut on the fiver’s image of Laurier. Contrary to what many believe, the Bank of Canada said Monday it’s not illegal to deface or even mutilate banknotes, although there are laws that prohibit reproducing both sides of a current bill electronically. Read the rest here: [CLICK] ( The Big Beacon Hill Garage Sale is Coming Watch for news on our site or our Newsletter! ———————————————————— ** Fun Stuff ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ** Consideration for this Newsletter provided in part by: ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ** This Newsletter also sponsored in part by Councillor Tim Tierney ———————————————————— ============================================================ ** follow on Twitter ( | ** friend on Facebook (#) | ** forward to a friend ( Copyright © 2015 Beacon Hill Community Association, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website BHCA or when you signed up as a member. Our mailing address is: Beacon Hill Community Association 2012 Hollybrook cres Ottawa, On K1J 7Y6 Canada Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp ** unsubscribe from this list ( | ** update subscription preferences ( | ** view email in browser (

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