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‘Glad I don’t have to hunt for food, I don’t know where tacos live.
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May 2018

La version française se trouve à la fin de la version anglaise (gracieuseté de notre traducteur bénévole Jean-Luc Malherbe).
Participation includes opportunity to:
  • Make our neighbourhood shine
  • Dispose of household batteries safely
  • Get credit for volunteer hours
  • Build community connections and your some neighbours
  • Eat hot dogs
Tents and complimentary BBQ provided by Councillor Tim Tierney
The Beacon Learning Centre invites you to its biggest fundraiser of the year, its Annual Auction!

When: Thursday May 17th 7-9 pm
Where: Richcraft Sensplex, 813 Shefford Road
Details: $15 Tickets on sale in the BLC office (2379 Ogilvie Road) Cash or cheque. Includes entrance fee and snacks. Cash bar at the venue. Auction donation items greatly appreciated as well.

More details to be posted on the BLC Facebook page!
For inquiries call 613.741.3422 or
Email: director@beaconlearningcentre.com

Robert Hopkins Family Fun Fair, Sat. May 26
Robert Hopkins Family Fun Fair, Sat. May 26 from 10am-2pm!

Once again Robert Hopkins Public School’s Annual Fun Fair is back! Join us Saturday May 26th from 10:00am – 2:00pm at 2011 Glenfern Avenue for a day of exciting games and activities. As always there will be:

  • Petting Zoo from Big Sky Ranch
  • Professional Face Painters
  • Disney princesses
  • Laser tag
  • Cotton candy
  • Used book sale
  • Bouncy castle
  • Tons of carnival games
  • Music
  • BBQ
  • Bake sale
  • Firetruck and meet and greet with Fire Services Ottawa
  • Silent Auction with more than 100 items, gift cards, and activity passes available for bids.
We will also be joined by several local businesses including Menchies Frozen Yogurt, Action Martial Arts, Spring Action Trampoline, Rising Stars Academy of Performing Arts, and Councillor Tim Tierney.

Don’t miss out on a day of affordable family fun! All proceeds go to enriching learning at Robert Hopkins P.S. To volunteer or find out more, please contact Jamie McCallum at rhpcfundraising@gmail.com.

Provincial Election Debate – MAY 30th, 2018
Your BHCA is hosting a debate in our riding!
You can ask questions by submitting them at the link below!
When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Colonel By, Cafetorium (2381 Ogilvie Rd, Gloucester, ON)
Entry is free to everyone, but we would really appreciate it if you signed up as a member: http://www.bhca.ca/membership/ or made a donation to help cover the costs of this event.
There will also be a BHCA membership sign-up table at the debate.
Candidates (from Wikipedia)

Nathalie Des Rosiers – Liberal
Fadi Nemr – PC
Lyra Evans – NDP
Sheilagh McLean – Green
Keegan Bennett – NOTA
Ken Lewis – Libertarian

In the meantime…

It has come to our attention that one of our Beacon Hill families is in need.

Over the last ten years Dan and Linda Bergeron have been searching for answers to the gradual decline of their son Alex’s health.  Starting around the age of 12, Alex had been dealing with an unexplained illness and pain.

After misdiagnoses and paying for costly medication hoping for some relief, they have found a doctor that determined Alex, now 23, has Lyme disease and other infections associated with Lyme.  Because Alex has gone so long undiagnosed, treatment in Canada is no longer possible.

Linda has explained that Alex is now at the point where he is no longer able to work due to suffering classic Lyme symptoms (anxiety, brain fog, extreme joint pain, etc…)

It has been determined the best course for treatment is in Plattsburgh, NY.

A gofundme page has been created to help the family with this costly treatment in the US.

Any help from the Community is appreciated.


Click here to support Help for Lyme Disease Treatment organized by Linda Bergeron
Asking for help is difficult. We are at the point where we need assistance.  Our 23 year old son has Lyme disease, and two of it’s co-infections, Babesia and Bartonella and has for over 10 years now. He unfortunately had been misdiagnosed until recently. He doesn’t remember  being bitten nor did…
Saturday, JUNE 9th

Once 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 take part in the City of Ottawa’s Giveaway Day. We’ll do the advertising for you, so sign up here.

Tell your friends and neighbours, we’ll put you on our BBHGS map!

What: Big Beacon Hill Garage Sale
When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Where: Beacon Hill South and North
Register: https://www.bhca.ca/big-beacon-hill-garage-sale/

“Where’s the Food” A Community Food Assessment Toolkit

We need your expertise! It is well known that the GEFC’s mission is to collect, purchase, and distribute food for needy persons in North Gloucester, and we do that for over 2,000 people every month! But did you know that, according to our Mission Statement, it is also to support and encourage discussion on reform and social change that would eliminate the need for emergency food assistance?

In order to develop a clearer picture of the food situation in our community, we are embarking on a  community food assessment”. A series of community dialogues, called “Where’s the Food” will be held in the next few weeks. This is a special invitation for you to participate in one of the sessions! Together we will highlight what our community is doing well, and identify ways that we can take action to enhance food services and resources that are available.

Everyone is encouraged to participate! Sign up here: http://gefc.eventbrite.ca?s=84189664, email gefc@gefc.ca or phone 613 749 4728

May 12 (rain day May 20): Clean up the Capital (Beautifying Beacon Hill)

May 30: Provincial Election Debate

June 9: Big Beacon Hill Garage Sale

June 22-23: Celebrate Summer

July 1: Canada Day Picnic in the Park

July 2: Canada Day Fireworks

La version française se trouve à la fin de la version anglaise 

Fun Stuff

Play free emulators of all those handheld video games of yesteryear

The Beacon is a monthly newsletter brought to you by the Beacon Hill Community Association (BHCA). Our intent is to keep you updated on events as well as contribute to the strong sense of community that we are lucky to enjoy here in Beacon Hill. Make sure to check out our website for more information. Thanks for reading!
This month’s newsletter brought to you by: 

This Newsletter also sponsored in part by Councillor Tim Tierney


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