Newsletter 2013-04-06



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April 2013

Le Phare plant sale (Update)Le Phare Elementary School’s (1965 Naskapi) annual plant sale is taking place on May 25th, 2013, moved one week later since the last newsletter.  It’s a great place to get your Spring or Summer gardens started!

Come join one of the city’s great football clubs right here in the area!! Last season’s PeeWee A Cup Champions, Mosquito C Cup Champions and Bantam C Cup Champions!  We welcome players for the following programs:
Players aged 8 to 19 for tackle football, spring training starts May 20th, 2013
Players aged 12 to 19 for Girl’s Flag Football season which starts in April and runs 4 weeks plus a playoff weekend.
And our new program this year…Cheerleaders!!!
Early Registration is open now for any of the programs and save $25.00 until April 21st. Please visit our website at for more information and to download the registration forms. Mail completed forms and payment(s) to:
North Gloucester Giants Football Club
262 Montreal Rd – PO Box 79038, Ottawa, ON K1L 6C3
You can also email or call Louise, the Club Registrar to obtain more information or forms via email at 613-762-4792

RBC’s 2nd Annual Economic Town Hall

April 17th , 2012 at 6 p.m.
With City Councillor Tim Tierney

Royal Bank of Canada Beacon Hill Store

2164 Montreal road, Unit 5

Topics Include:

• Economic development in the east end and ward

• Update on Beacon Hill-Cyrville and Community News

Following the presentation, Councillor Tierney will be answering your questions regarding the Beacon Hill-Cyrville development
Light refreshments will be served

Don’t be fooled by ‘Taliban gold’ scheme: RCMP
From: The Canadian Press

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Mounties in B.C. are looking for three suspects selling fake “Taliban” gold under the ruse that it was smuggled out of Iraq and previously owned by Osama Bin Laden.

Police say a 50-year-old Kamloops man was tricked out of $760 when he bought three gold necklaces and four gold rings in a fast food parking lot Friday.

Officers say the man was told the gold was smuggled from the Middle East, melted down and refashioned into jewelry, but he later found the rings and chains were worthless on having them appraised.

Sgt. Grant Learned says three similar suspects targeted a 59-year-old man and his wife later the same day in a grocery store parking lot, forcefully making the couple try on gold necklaces.

The couple said they weren’t interested, but later realized a $500 real gold chain the man had been wearing was replaced with a fake gold chain during the exchange.

Learned says two men and one woman were driving a newer, black Ford Focus with Manitoba plates and are wanted for theft.

Clean up the Capital

Our Spring Cleaning is fast approaching! Let us know if you’ll be available for helping tidy up your neighbourhood with us. Email us at or fill out the form at

Rink Supervision and Other VolunteersI wish to take this opportunity to thank every one of our volunteers who helped supervise our 3 community rinks this past winter. Without their help we wouldn’t have been able to enjoy out outdoor rinks nearly as much as we did. As well as the rink supervisors, we had 3 very helpful and community-minded managers looking after one rink each, scheduling the supervisors and volunteering as much as they possibly could. Thank you Ed MacIver, David Corrigan and Aaron McCaffrey, the community and Community Association couldn’t have had such a great season without you.

I’d also like to thank the many people who helped snow blow (specifically Steven Lacroix and his neighbours) and shovel the Eastvale rink in time for Hockey Day in Canada. They did what the city crews couldn’t!

And finally I’d like to thank both Tim Horton’s for providing Hot Chocolate for HDiC, and Jeff Adams, Mortgage Agent, for providing hot dogs for HDiC.

True Community Spirit, Everyone! Thank You!

The Amazing Race Canada

Some Beacon Hill Boys, Dwayne and Paul are trying to get onto the show The Amazing Race. Anything you can do to help them would be great. What can you do? Watch this Youtube Video:
Good Luck, Paul and Dwayne. The BHCA is rooting for you!

GCGC Spring Registration

Time to kid those kids in shape! With their 12 week Spring Program, GCGC can get kids of any age moving. Head on over for fees, times and details.

Feel free to drop by Saturday April, 13th, 2013, to watch the Women’s Invitational Gymnastics Competition! (5510 Canotek Road)

Ground breaking for new Sensplex will open more ice time in east Ottawa

OTTAWA — It couldn’t have been a nicer day to start construction on the brand new Sensplex in east Ottawa.

With close to 100 young players from the Gloucester Centre Minor Hockey Association looking on, the ground was broken on the new Richcraft Sensplex.

Mayor Jim Watson, Ottawa Senators’ defenceman Marc Methot, city councillor Tim Tierney and Kris Singhal from Richcraft homes turned the soil and unveiled the new look of the east end Sensplex.

“When complete the Sensplex will offer a state of the art facility that will offer 4 ice pads,” said Tierney. “Communities from the east end needed more ice time.

“The new Sensplex will meet that need.”

The Richcraft Sensplex will incorporate the existing J.B. Potvin Arena at 813 Shefford Road in Gloucester.

Cyril Leeder, president of Senators Sports & Entertainment, spoke of what this means to the Senators organization.

“It continues our commitment to bring more improved ice facilities to the City of Ottawa,” said Leeder. “Our focus will be on youth groups, so 90 per cent of the prime time ice will go to youth sports.”

This is the third Sensplex for the Ottawa area. The first is in Kanata, and one is in the West Carleton community.

“It’s almost exactly nine years to the day when we first had a similar sod turning ceremony in Kanata,” said Leeder. “It was Mar. 18, 2004 that we built the first Sensplex there.”

The improved facility will allow for major hockey tournaments to happen in the east end, and help boost the local economy.

“We estimate the economic impact, from our experience in the west end, to be about $15 million alone from tournaments and activities,” said Leeder.

The project, which has an estimated price tag of $26 million, is expected to be completed in September 2014.

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