- Published on Sunday, 20 April 2014 15:18
Please come Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. to Beaverbrook Community Centre, 2 Beaverbrook Road, for the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association annual meeting.
Free light refreshments.
A slate of both continuing and new leaders of KBCA will be proposed for election. Please welcome and join them in committees -- or offer to stand for election.
KBCA will update you on a year of community successes and challenges. In the coming year KBCA will expand recreation and other Centre activities and work with our Councilor to shape Beaverbrook development with heritage designation
Business meetings are short, newsy and useful.
Following annual elections you will receive a short presentation and discussion on siting the new Beaverbrook community mail boxes, and on status of the Centre renovations and marketing activity. Councilor Wilkinson will also update you on coming arrangements for the Beaverbrook heritage conservation district.
Info? Gary Sealey 613 791 6729 or officers Neil Thomson, Beata Myhill, Hugh Nelson or Jim Shearon or any Board member of KBCA
- Published on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 15:55
The proposed locations of the Canada Post Community Mailboxes (CMBs) have been made available to the KBCA through the City of Ottawa. We have distilled this information into web-friendly downloadable PDF files for wider review by the community. You will find maps of Beaverbrook with the proposed CMB locations annotated as well as photographs of each CMB location with annotations to define the CMB location and posture. The maps are quite detailed, therefore you may have to zoom in a great deal in order to read the annotations.
Mailbox locations are marked on the following two maps (North and South halves of Beaverbrook K2K region) with red dots and a corresponding 4-digit number reference starting with 4, e.g. 4002:
The proposed installation of each CMB is illustrated on a photograph in the following file. To find your CMB, look on the map and find your CMB 4xxx number. Then, look through this file to find the photograph of the proposed installation corresponding to your CMB.
- Published on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 15:46
News and welcome to KBCA update on the Canada Post community mailbox installations at the KBCA AGM Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
Councilor Marianne Wilkinson has used her offices to get a "power-point presentation" with pictures of the proposed locations of proposed community mail boxes. This unofficial material comes from the City of Ottawa planning section, as Canada Post declined to make it public or to give KBCA a copy. All of these resources can be found on our website here: Canada Post Community Mailbox Installations.
Please review in advance of KBCA Meeting at 2 Beaverbrook Road Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
We are also asking for more information on which mailboxes serve what list of houses, to answer our basic question, "where is my mail box?"
Separately, Canada Post has published both a Survey and a Q&A Forum at http://feedback.canadapost.ca We suggest you go through those online materials.
At the annual general meeting we will also vote on the Budget for KBCA, election and reports of officers and changes to the grouping of Clusters.
- Published on Friday, 31 January 2014 17:39
Please tell your story! Beaverbrook is getting ready for its 50th anniversary. Canada is getting ready for its 150th.
A group of Carleton honour’s and graduate history students and their Professor, John Walsh, are coming to the Beaverbrook community to conduct Oral History research.
Supervised researchers will ask questions on memories of everyday life, at school, at play, at home, and perhaps even at work. They will gather your recollections of the spaces and places of everyday Beaverbrook life; houses, yards, schools, parks, community centre, forests, ponds, parks, and streets and pathways that together made up our lives’ geographies. They have chosen Beaverbrook as an ideal setting in which to explore these memories as well as the unique character of Beaverbrook.
Interviews usually last from 60-90 minutes and they focus mostly on the memories and social histories of childhood, youth, and young adulthood.
If you agree, you will be interviewed in your home, or at Carleton University, or at any other convenient location. Depending on your permission, interviews will be archived at Carleton and available to be streamed over the Internet. Students will also be producing research projects with the interviews. You are welcome to share or lend some of your photos, notes, maps, and drawings which could be put digital form for future research and displays. You will receive a copy of your interview for your personal record, which you may wish to pass to your family, friends or future generations.
Gary 613 791 6729