- Published on Wednesday, 01 June 2016 03:01
Survey requests went out via the KBCA web site, email lists, the KBCA Facebook page and the Beaverbrook Happenings Facebook page (which is managed by the Beaverbrook Thursday Night Family group). The majority of feedback was through the Beaverbrook Happenings Facebook page.
I would summarize the feedback as follows:
- Many who would consider registering are not seeing the programs they want or other reasons in 2016 as to why they won’t be registering without changes to the programs and times offered.
- Parents were looking for options for afternoons, evenings and weekends
- Time Spread between classes for parents with 3 kids (2 to 3 years apart) is much longer than in previous years
- Split level classes were suggested to:
- Shorten the overall time spent by a parent at the pool with 3 kids
- Possibly offer a wider variety of levels/classes
- Concentrated classes – say an hour a day for 5 days vs 30 min a day over two weeks – were mentioned as a preferred option to allow other weeks for summer camps, etc.
- Many parents are not aware the pool exists (community facilities problem – something the KBCA needs to address) as witnessed by a number of parents noting that they had been in the community for a few years and did not realize the pool existed.
For details see Beaverbrook Pool Swimming Lesson Survey - Summer 2016
- Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 01:36
The KBCA has been hearing concerns from Families with young children about the lack of Children’s Swim Programs offered at the Beaverbrook Outdoor Pool behind the Beaverbrook Mall.
The KBCA has had discussions with the Directory for the Beaverbrook Pool who works out of the Richcraft Recreation Centre on Innovation Drive.
We are working together to see what the actual demand is for Children’s Swim Programs for the Summer of 2016 and beyond.
The reality is that enrollment at the Beaverbrook pool has been dropping year over year and the City of Ottawa cannot afford to offer Programs without sufficient enrollment. In other words, they need a commitment before they hire instructors for the Summer.
For more information see the following: The Future of Beaverbrook Pool Swimming Lessons
Feedback is needed no later than May 31, 2016 to:
- Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 13:43
Two KBCA members, Directors and long standing residents of Beaverbrook Jim Shearon and Beata Myhill were recognized as leading community contributors at the May 1 Kanata North Community Recognition Awards presentation at the John Mlacak Center.
Jim Shearon was recognized in the Senior Citizen of the Year award and Beata Myhill was recognized in the Citizen of the Year award.
Congratulations to both Beata and Jim
- Published on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 13:28
The Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association will hold its annual general meeting, Thursday May 12th at 7:30 p.m. in the community centre to
- Report on achievements of the past year and elect officers for the coming year.
- Discuss plans for this coming year, including renovations, sign repairs, outdoor initiatives
- Get feedback on what you would like to see in Beaverbrook. What would you like to see the KBCA do for you?
All residents of Beaverbrook are eligible for election to the KBCA Board.
All residents of Beaverbrook are welcome to attend