BHCA Newsletter Sept 2016


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September 2016

Fall Clean Up the Capital!

Join in on

Saturday October 1st  at Jasmine Park
10 am-1 pm
RAIN or SHINE so dress for all weather conditions.

Participation includes opportunity to:

• Make Neighbourhood shine
• Collect Litter
• Help clean up graffiti
• Dispose Household Batteries Safely
• Get credit for volunteer hours
• Build Community connections
• Promote Safe Neighbourhoods
• Share Coffee, Music, and Treats

Drop by or register with: Shannon Haggerty:

Eastern Secondary Area Review

As you may be aware, the Ottawa Carleton District School Board is conducting a review that affects Rideau, Gloucester and Colonel By high schools. For more information about the changes the Board is proposing and the ways in which you may participate in the review of these changes, please consult this brochure.



Every winter your BHCA puts out a call for help with the outdoor rinks. We need someone to build and maintain the ice (you get a generous stipend for doing it), we need managers to schedule the supervisors, and of course we need supervisors. We can either sign-off on high school volunteer hours or pay a $10/hour stipend for supervising. If any of these roles interest you, please throw your information at us via:

Capital United Soccer Club


The FC Capital United offers Recreational Soccer Programs that combine fun and skills development for kids from 4 to 11 years old. Under the direction of our National B Licensed Club Head Coach, Raz El-Asmar, this program is delivered by only experienced qualified coaching staff with the objectives to teach essential skills and aptitudes that allow young players a lifelong enjoyment of soccer at the recreational, competitive or Elite level.


Winter youth Program – November 12 th – March 11 th 4-11 years old – 1 session a week/Cost: $200 Location: Louis Riel Dome, 1659 Bearbrook Rd, Gloucester

Age Group Day and Times Boys and Girls born in 2011 / 2012 Saturdays, 12 – 1pm Boys and Girls born in 2009 /2010 Saturdays, 1 – 2 pm Boys and Girls born in 2006 /2007 / 2008 Saturdays, 2 – 3 pm Main features of programs – Based on Long Term Player Development Model Small Teams for maximum Field Participation Skills based groupings for maximum learning and enjoyment Small-Sided games 4 v 4 Qualified Coaches Focus for the 4 to 7 years old group The fun of ball control; improving coordination and motor skills; building confidence and self esteem by touching the ball often; friendly mini-soccer activities. Focus for the 8 to 11 years old Enhanced ball control and « First touch » play making; applying skills and tactics; soccer specific motivational games.

FC CAPITAL UNITED (613) 695-2832 Email:, Web Site:

Community Information Centre of Ottawa

The Community Information Center of Ottawa is proud to present the “Time to Connect, Time to Participate” program, funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. The “Time to Connect, Time to Participate” program offers informal telephone chat lines in both official languages for isolated seniors in the nine communities of: Beacon Hill, Blackburn Hamlet, Carlsbad Springs, Cumberland, Gloucester, Navan, Orléans, Sarsfield and Vars. Seniors will have the opportunity to connect to others in their community, learn about programs and services available in their area, and share their experiences and concerns using various services in the Ottawa area.  For more information about the program dial 2-1-1!

Message from Light Rail Office RE safety

Good afternoon Community Associations,

Please see below for your information and safety of all residents:

This is to advise you that starting in late September or mid-October (precise date still to be confirmed), the overhead wires that power the O-Train Confederation Line light rail transit (LRT) vehicles will be going “live” in the east end from Blair to Tremblay stations, and along the tracks leading to the Belfast Yard Maintenance and Storage Facility.

This is to allow testing of the light rail vehicles to begin. The vehicles will be travelling at varying speeds to enable various dynamic tests to be performed. No members of the public will be on board during testing.

The on-track testing in that section will continue until spring of 2017. The remaining sections of the alignment will then be electrified in phases, with testing occurring until the end of 2017. Starting in January 2018, testing will take place across the entire alignment until Confederation Line service begins in 2018.

The live wires will be over the LRT tracks between Blair Station at the Gloucester Centre and Tremblay Station (at the VIA Rail Ottawa Train Station), and along the tracks leading to the Belfast Yard facility at 805 Belfast Rd.

Once this occurs, potential safety hazards will exist that the public should be aware of in order to avoid electrocution or getting in the way of a moving LRT vehicle.

The City is undertaking a public safety awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of the electrified overhead wires and of being on or near the LRT corridor. This campaign will outline safety precautions, while also highlighting this important milestone of the Confederation Line project. The City will be asking all residents to take note of the following safety measures:

  • Never try to reach the wires or throw things at them. Do not fly kites or any other airborne object near the LRT corridor. Stay clear of the corridor at all times to avoid the risk of electrocution; and
  • Stay away from the tracks at all times. Since there are no at-grade crossings and the entire alignment is fenced off and secure, there is no reason for members of the public to be on or near the tracks at any time.


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This Newsletter is sponsored in part by Councillor Tim Tierney



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