- Published on Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:02
The KBCA is holding its annual Clean-Up Day and Picnic on Saturday, May 3rd. This year the focus will be on picking up the garbage along the pathways and trimming any bushes that are obstructing the paths. Participants are to meet at 10:00 am in the tennis courts next to the Beaverbrook Community Centre at 2 Beaverbrook Road. Bring your gardening gloves and pruners, and wear long-pants and closed-toe shoes. The Clean-Up Activity will be followed by a Picnic at the Community Centre. Come and enjoy hotdogs and drinks and participate in an interactive science demo by Smart City Science called “Sticky Science” – fun for the whole family!
- Published on Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:01
Do you know where this photo was taken? HINT: in your local neighbourhood, Kanata BeaverBrook Community
Over the weekend of April 26 and 27 the Kanata BeaverBrook Community Association is holding a “Get to Know Your Neighborhood Event” using a game known as geocaching. It's like a scavenger hunt but using science. Geocaching and Earth Caching are gaining popularity worldwide allowing citizens to explore the world around them and share their experiences with others.
“It’s our first attempt at running such an activity and we are looking for feedback and interest, says Val Collins, Executive Director of Smart City Science located in Kanata North.”
Geocaching users hide a "treasure", a container holding various items and a log book. Smart City Science is a local company delivering entertaining science education They have modified the activity to allow small children to participate. “The Beaverbrook community has an amazing network of bicycle paths and we want our community to know them better so we decided to use the geocaching principles in a modified manner with photographs of the seven sites selected. Using observational skills children can identify the selected sites and work with their family as a team. “The main purpose is to get outside and enjoy our community, says Val Collins” and, begin to understand the basic principles of Citizen Science. We’ll be working with local Community Centers to bring more opportunities to explore science in our backyards in the future, promises Val Collins”
There are only two rules. First - if you take an item, you must leave something too. And second - write about your visit in the 'log book'. Everyone who visits this geocaching event will be recognized at the annual Beaverbrook Clean-up Day Picnic.
To participate go to the KBCA website and download the activity onto your smartphones/GPS or print out the activity and take it with you.
The activity is also posted on www.SMARTCITYSCIENCE.com with links to more information on Geocaching and Earth Caching and how to run your own geocaching event.
For everyone with a sense of adventure, join the fun!
Find out more about GeoCaching at: www.geocaching.com
- 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 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