BHCA Newsletter November 2014

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: You! If you want to advertise here or on our soon-to-be-revamped website, contact us. ———————————————————— ———————————————————— ** ———————————————————— ** November 2014 ———————————————————— Memberships!November is Membership Renewal month for many BHCA memebrs. We rely on the support of our members in the community to continue supporting a variety of community events, groups and causes. This year, the BHCA has provided financial support to sports clubs, Scouting, and other not-for-profit groups. We have organized local Clean Up the Capital campaigns, a Canada Day festival for families, and the wildly popular Canada Day fireworks show. We have continued to nurture relationships with City Hall, and hosted an all-candidates meeting in October in time for the municipal elections. Membership is simple. $10 a year per household of up to 2 adults. It can be done online using PayPal [CLICK HERE] or by cheque to (payable to “Beacon Hill Community Association” and mailed to 2012 Hollybrook cres., Ottawa, ON< K1J 7Y6). You are also invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on ENTER DATE HERE at the ENTER VENUE HERE and you can renew in person with one of our Board members. You must be a member to vote at the meeting! Thank you for your continued support! AGM 2014Our AGM had to be delayed due to the City of Ottawa elections, but now it is scheduled for December 10th, 2014 at 7:30pm – 9pm. We’ll be holding it in the meeting room at the new Richcraft SensPlex on Shefford rd. There are many positions open for election. Please contact us if you wish to participate on the Executive Committee and help us with our workload. Hope to see you there! Beacon Hill Children’s GardenThere is a project underway to start a Children’s Garden in Beacon Hill North. A Children’s Garden is a place for education and discovery. In our technology-driven world, this is a safe space for kids to interact with their natural environment. A Children’s Garden is of value to the community as a visually appealing and stimulating space for learning and recreation. Please get in touch to help bring together this inspiring project in our community: ( Hydro Ottawa Planned Work in Beacon HillBeacon Hill Information Session Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Robert Hopkins ES (Gymnasium) 2011 Glenfern Avenue Hydro Ottawa will be hosting an Information Session to inform local residents of an upcoming infrastructure renewal project that will begin in the Beacon Hill community in the spring of 2015. Hydro Ottawa will be replacing underground cables and pad-mounted transformers that have reached their end-of-life. This opportunity will allow residents to connect with the employees who are leading this project to find out more about the overall plan. Hydro Ottawa is committed to delivering the highest levels of customer service and safety. Investing in infrastructure is essential to the delivery of reliable electricity service for the future. Community RinksOnce again your BHCA is looking for young women and men to help us supervise the outdoor rinks in our community. If you are interested, please send an email to or sign up at . We can either sign off on volunteer hours or pay a stipend of $10/hour. As well, if you are interested in maintaining an ice surface, we need to hear from you. Stipend amounts and duties will be discussed with interested candidates. GCGC GymnasticsFun for the kids over the winter months Our winter registration is now on! We have classes offered to a variety of ages and levels of athletic ability. Let us keep your children active and having fun during the winter months. Located in Beacon Hill, our gym is powered by fun and fitness. Check out our website at or come and visit us out at 5510 Canotek Road, Units 9&10, (613) 747-4242. Every Single Flu Vaccine Myth, DebunkedPlease read this article and stay safe. ———————————————————— ** Fun Stuff ———————————————————— Indoor Boomerang!Winter is coming! Click here for the instructions. ( Waffle Iron It is surprising how much you can do with your waffle iron. Try putting Pilsbury or similar Cinnamon bun dough in your waffle iron. Or pizza dough. The crevices are perfect for keeping your icing or toppings in place. Here’s a recipe for Waffle Iron Churros: From ( : Ingredients * For the Batter: * 1/2 cup water * 4 tablespoons unsalted butter * 1/4 teaspoon salt * 1 tablespoon sugar * 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon * 1/2 cup all-purpose flour * 2 large eggs * For the Topping and Chocolate Sauce: * 1/2 cup sugar * 1 teaspoon cinnamon * 1/4 cup heavy cream * 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate * 1 teaspoon corn syrup * Nonstick cooking spray * 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted Procedures 1. For the Batter: In a small saucepan, bring water, butter, salt, sugar, and cinnamon to a simmer over high heat. 2. When butter has melted and sugar and salt have dissolved, lower heat to medium, add flour, and stir rapidly. The batter will form quickly as the flour absorbs the water mixture. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring, for 1 minute. 3. Remove saucepan from heat and allow mixture to stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time to batter mixture, stirring until each is incorporated. The batter will be very stiff and look a bit like buttercream frosting. 4. Meanwhile, For the Topping and Chocolate Sauce: Mix sugar and cinnamon on a plate for dipping. In a saucepan over low heat, combine cream, chocolate, and corn syrup and stir frequently until chocolate begins to melt. Turn off heat and set chocolate mixture aside.5 5. Preheat the waffle iron. (Set it to medium if it has temperature settings.) Coat both sides of the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. 6. Place about 1/4 cup of batter on each section of waffle iron. Do not overstuff waffle iron—the batter will expand considerably. (Err on the side of using less batter before you see how much it spreads out and rises.) Close the lid and cook until churros are golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer churros to a plate and repeat with remaining batter. 7. Brush churros with melted butter and then dip them in cinnamon sugar. Serve warm with chocolate sauce for dipping. ———————————————————— ** 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 © 2014 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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