- Published on Saturday, 20 December 2014 04:00
UPDATE - Skating Rink Status now available! See the side bar on each page Beaverbrook Skating Rink Status
Weather permitting, two outdoor skating rinks should be in operation by mid-December, according to Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association President Neil Thomson. The rinks will be located behind Stephen Leacock School on Leacock drive and at Roland Michener School on Penfield Drive.
“Once again, First Kanata Scouts will maintain these two rinks for public enjoyment,” said Thomson. A weekend family skating hour on Saturday and Sunday afternoons will be one of the features this winter.
The Community Association will mark the start of Kanata’s 50th anniversary year with a New Year’s Levee Sunday January 4th from two to four P. M. in the Beaverbrook Community Centre at 2 Beaverbrook Road. Councillor Marianne Wilkinson, Kanata builder Bill Teron and his wife Jean have been invited to join members of the KBCA Executive in exchanging greetings and best wishes for the New Year with Beaverbrook residents, including some of the original home buyers who moved into the new community in 1965.
“What Bill Teron did in designing and building Beaverbrook is a remarkable achievement, and it remains a beautiful, family-friendly community, said Thomson. “Children who grew up in Beaverbrook have been moving back to this community with their own families.”
In February, KBCA will host a week-long winter carnival on its two outdoor rinks from February 8 to 16, ending on Family Day. The carnival will include a daily family skating hour, an inter-cluster snowman competition and an outdoor performance by members of the March Kanata Skating Club. Carnival Chairman Jim Shearon is appealing for volunteers to help with the events and to help plan the 50th Anniversary Mayfair later in the year.
- Published on Thursday, 01 January 2015 04:03
Residents of Kanata’s Beaverbrook community are invited to kick off 50th anniversary celebrations at a New Year’s Levee, Sunday January 4th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Beaverbrook Community Centre, 2 Beaverbrook Road.
City councillor Marianne Wilkinson, Beaverbrook founders Bill and Jean Teron and members of the community association executive will be joined by groups that provide programs in the community centre to exchange greetings and memories with former and current residents, including several families who have lived in Beaverbrook since the very beginning in 1965.
KBCA President Neil Thomson said there will be a display of photos and newspaper clippings of the early days of Beaverbrook, loaned by Ted and Dot Smale who moved to Tiffany Place in August 1965. The Smale family moved to Beaverbrook in the same week that Ted’s employer, Atomic Energy of Canada, Commercial Products Division, started operation as the first company in Teron’s Kanata North industrial park.
The Beaverbrook New Year’s Levee will feature a family movie, Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates, starting at 2:30 in the main room upstairs. Refreshments will be served including a non-alcoholic holiday punch and a spiced, hot apple drink. “Everyone is invited and we hope to see a lot of people at the New Year`s Levee,” said Neil Thomson.
- Published on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 19:49
On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, Nordion will be providing a community information session—called Nordion’s Community Café. Starting at 6:00 pm, Nordion will host attendees in the Grande Scheme Ballroom, The Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Drive, for 30 minutes of networking over refreshments and snacks, a 30-minute information session on Nordion products and services and its Environmental Health and Safety program, and a 30-minute Q&A.
- Published on Thursday, 20 November 2014 04:00
Calling Beaverbrook Residents!
EnviroCentre wants to hear what you have to say about energy and water conservation, transportation and local food right here in Beaverbrook!
Participate in this interactive session and learn how to move your ideas into action, through the "Sustain Your Community" project.
When: Thursday, November 27, 2014 7 - 9 pm
Where: Kanata Beaverbrook Community Centre, 2 Beaverbrook Rd - 1st Floor Main room
Light refreshments will be provided and for participating, you will have a chance to win a free home energy assessment ($350 value)!
Transit tickets and child care reimbursements are available on request.
Or visit for more details see Sustain Your Community project
- Published on Sunday, 16 November 2014 01:36
I'd like to welcome our new Beaverbrook Community Centre Coordinator/Manager on board - Vanessa Hines - who will be gradually contacting all our Rental clients over the next few weeks.
We're also in the process of revamping how we manage renting space at the Community Centre, including providing more up front information on our web site to make it simpler and faster. For example, we've added a "live" Calendar, which you can check to see if the room/date/time you want to rent is available. Checkout our updated Community Centre page
We'll connecting with all of our rental clients with all the changes and providing a more complete service including providing contracts, invoices and receipts - all electronically
- Published on Thursday, 06 November 2014 04:17
The City of Ottawa is reviewing its "Older Adult Plan" for the 2015-2018 time frame.
They are looking for 3 volunteers from Beaverbrook to attend a community agency discussion session on Thursday November 13th 2014 from 8:30 am -11:30 am at the Nepean Sportsplex.
As you may know, in 2011 the City of Ottawa approved an Older Adult Plan (2012-2014) which represents a coordinated approach to develop and/or enhance municipal infrastructure, services and policy in order to address the needs of older adults living in Ottawa.
The mandate of this first Older Adult Plan (OAP) is set to conclude at the end of 2014. For this reason, we have begun preparations to develop a refreshed Older Adult Plan 2015-2018.
We are inviting your agency or organization to send up to 3 representatives to a community agency discussion session on November 13, 2014 in order to provide your input to assist the City in preparing for the refreshed OAP.
To register, apply here: Older Adult Planning Session Registration