Newsletter 2013-07-06



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Summer 2013

Shakespeare in Our ParkWe contacted an Ottawa-based Shakespeare company called A Company of Fools. They graciously accepted our invitation to perform in Beacon Hill, so, in their tenth year they will perform a family oriented “The Merry Wives of Windsor”.

What: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Who: A Company of Fools (directed by Catriona Leger)

Where: Appleford Park, 1879 Appleford St. (corner of Ogilvie and Appleford, across from Gloucester High School)

When: Wednesday July 17, 2013 at 7PM

Why: It’ll be a whole lot of fun for the entire family!

There is a suggested ‘Pass-the-hat’ donation of $15 directly to A Company of Fools, at the show.

Picnic in the ParkThis year’s Canada Day Picnic in the Park was an even larger success than last year, with hundreds of families coming out for games, singing ‘O Canada’ at noon with a flag from the Peace Tower (Thanks go to past president of the BHCA, Ray Kaluski, for that) and Hot Dogs supplied by Councillor Tim Tierney. And a special Thank You goes out to our Youth Committee members and their siblings and friends for running the entire event.

FireworksHoly Jumping, that was AMAZING! Our fireworks show this year was not only FANTASTIC, but drew a crowd of 800. We started with ‘Daytime Fireworks’ that launched parachutes into the air (then we let children run after the ‘chutes), then at 9:30 the real fun began. At the end of our opening song (O Canada again, what else?) things were off like a shot. You can watch the video below (Copy and Paste the link if the video doesn’t load automatically). But before you watch it, please consider donating to the BHCA for the fireworks show. The more we can recover, the bigger the show next year. CLICK HERE to be taken to our PayPal donation site. And finally, before showing you the video, we’d like to thank Yves Quinty, our Explosions Master for the show. Without him it wouldn’t be the extravaganza it is. Thanks, Yves!

Now the Video:


Upcoming ramp closures and lane reductions on Highway 417Ottawa – Starting Monday, July 8 there will be further lane closures on Highway 417 eastbound and westbound between Nicholas Street and the Ottawa Road 174 split. Nightly closures occur between approximately 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

From Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12, the Hwy 417 West shoulder lane will be closed between Walkley Road and Innes Road from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Monday July 8 – The Vanier Parkway on-ramp from the north to Hwy. 417 West will be closed for up to four weeks.

Monday, July 8 – The Ottawa Road 174 West off-ramp to Hwy 417 East exit ramp will be closed overnight.

Monday July 8 and Tuesday July 9: The Vanier Parkway on-ramp from the south to Highway 417 West will be closed overnight.

Tuesday, July 9 – There will be an overnight lane reduction on Hwy 417 East, from one kilometre west of St. Laurent Boulevard to one kilometre past the Ottawa Road 174 split.

Tuesday, July 9 – The Vanier Parkway on-ramp from the south to Hwy 417 East will be closed overnight.

Wednesday, July 10 – There will be an overnight lane reduction in effect eastbound around the St. Laurent Boulevard and Hwy. 417 East interchange.

Wednesday, July 10 – The Hwy. 417 East off-ramp to St. Laurent Boulevard north and south will be closed overnight.

Wednesday, July 10 – The St. Laurent Boulevard on-ramp from the north to Hwy 417 East will be closed overnight.

Thursday, July 11 – There will be an overnight lane reduction on Hwy. 417 East from the Ottawa Road 174 split extending 800 metre eastward.

Thursday, July 11 – The Hwy. 417 East to Nicholas Street north and south off-ramp will be reduced by one lane overnight.

Signage will be in place to advise commuters of traffic and road changes and motorists are reminded to use caution when travelling through construction zones. Many of these construction elements are weather dependant and may be implemented later than the dates given.

This work is being done as part of the Highway 417 expansion project, which began in May, and will add an additional lane in each direction, between Nicholas Street and the Split. This additional lane will be used for rapid transit during the period of construction of the Confederation Line from 2015 to 2018.

With all of the construction-related activities underway, residents are encouraged to be flexible with commuting times, stagger work hours or use other alternative means for travel. The public is asked to consider options such as transit, walking, cycling or carpooling.

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Classifieds!We now have a hyper-local classifieds site at . Sell your stuff, buy others’ stuff.

We’re Taking a Summer BreakYour BHCA is going to slow down for the summer, but we won’t be gone. We’re still around and helping, just less formally. Please continue to watch for us in the community, and tell your friends and neighbours about us.

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Consideration for this Newsletter provided in part by:

Bertrand Real Estate

Handyman Connection

Anna Turner

Madeleine Meilleur

Sylvia and Tanyse MacLeod

Nick Cripps

This Newsletter also sponsored in part by Councillor Tim Tierney

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