- Published on Monday, 05 October 2015 13:49
Sustain Beaverbrook is offering a free workshop:
Upgrading energy-efficiency in Beaverbrook homes
Wednesday, October 14th, 7 pm, Beaverbrook Library
Learn what to do about common energy-efficiency problems in Beaverbrook homes. Results of some recent Home Energy Assessments will be shared and discussed. Learn about effective, do-it-yourself solutions. There will be information on-hand about contractors who specialize in home-energy retrofits. As well, two businesses are being invited: one that installs energy-efficient window films, and another that repairs the cedar-framed and vinyl windows found in Beaverbrook.
Registration is recommended www.envirocentre.ca/sustainbeaverbrook.ca
- Published on Thursday, 24 September 2015 02:47
The following links provide Heritage Links on Beaverbrook for this weekend's Heritage Ottawa Annual Conference on Sept: 26
- Bill Teron Lecture on Beaverbrook to Heritage Ottawa (PDF)
- Heritage Ottawa Annual Conference - Beaverbrook Bus Tour (full version, 34 pages, PDF)
- Heritage Ottawa Annual Conference - Beaverbrook Bus Tour (handout version, 7 pages, PDF)
- Published on Saturday, 19 September 2015 21:22
A Federal Election "Meet the Candidates" event has been organized by the Canadian Federation of University Women to take place at the Kanata Recreation Complex, 100 Charles Rogers Place, K2V 1A7 on Tuesday Oct 6, 2015 from 7 to 8:30 PM.
For more details, click here
The KBCA has provided support for this event - it should be a lively meeting!
- Published on Saturday, 19 September 2015 20:55
There are two Beaverbook signs welcoming visitor to the community, one of which is in need of repair (est: $800 in materials), the other is beyond saving and needs to be replaced (est: $5,000 in materials).
The City has stated that the KBCA is responsible for the signs. Cost to pay for professionals to do the repairs or replacement would be many times the estimated material costs.
So we have a number of questions for the community:
- Do we want to repair and/or replace one or both signs?
- How should we pay for the costs?
- Out of KBCA membership funds?
- Separate request for donations from the community and local business?
And this won't happen without volunteers.
- Who is prepared to lead or participate in performing the repairs or demolition and replacement construction?
- Or are there suggestions as to groups that might do the work for us?
- Published on Saturday, 19 September 2015 16:58
Beaverbrook is under consideration by the City of Ottawa Planning "Built Heritage Sub-Committee" for some level of Heritage Status, with a Heritage study of Beaverbrook planned within the next two years.
Heritage Ottawa, the leading public forum for heritage in Ottawa, is holding their annual "Heritage Forum" (http://heritageottawa.org/annual-heritage-forum) on Saturday, 26 Sep 2015 from 9:30AM to 5 PM at St. John's Anglican Church, South March, located at 325 Sandhill Road. Cost is $20, which includes lunch.
This will feature speakers, including Bruce Elliot, Professor of History at Carleton University, plus discussion panels that will include the possibility of heritage status for Beaverbrook, plus a bus tour of Beaverbrook highlighting what makes the Community an exemplar of "mid-20th-century contemporary sub-urban architecture".
The forum is well attended by both advocates for and experts on heritage from Ottawa and the surrounding area.
Members of the KBCA will be attending to better understand what heritage status is and how it could impact the community, to participate in discussion panels and to be guides for the bus tour. We encourage anyone interested in the future of Beaverbrook to attend.
- Published on Wednesday, 08 July 2015 13:38
The Community Mailbox issues continue to play out across Canada, including becoming a potential issue for the upcoming Federal Election for some ridings in Ottawa.
Here is an interview with CBC Ottawa Morning and Neil Thomson on our experience with the Community Mailboxes here in Beaverbrook: CBC Interview