- Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 21:58
The EnviroCentre is looking for a "Catalyst"/Coordinator for an Environmentally focused "Sustain Beaverbrook" group. For more information on the EnviroCenter, click here envirocentre.ca
Community Sustainability Position – Honorarium Provided.
EnviroCentre is seeking a Beaverbrook resident to be a Community Catalyzer to support EnviroCentre’s Sustain Your Community project. This project aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide cost-savings for residents, and support community engagement. It is focussed around four themes: Energy and water conservation, sustainable transportation and local food. See here (insert one-pager) for more information.
The position requires an enthusiastic, well-connected individual who is passionate about local sustainability issues and community building. The catalyzer will need to access email, phone and be able to develop and review documents, from their own home or external working space. Training and an honorarium will be provided. Please see here (insert pdf) for more details on the position and how to apply.
Application deadline : November 9
For details on this project see: Sustain Beaverbrook EnviroCentre Project
For more information on the position, see: Catalyst Position Requirements
- Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 13:33
We've updated the report, which details the property damage that has resulted as drivers pulling up to get their mail are destroying the grass verge near the mailboxes as their are no roadside curbs in our community.
We have also started more aggressive campaigning to get attention for a major safety issue for student/vehicle issues due to a mailbox blocking the view of a major pedestrian pathway for both drivers and students (1600 population) and a complete lack of channels at Canada Post to address the issue.
Beaverbrook (Kanata) was one of the first communities to be retrofitted with community mailboxes from existing door to door delivery, which was completed in Oct 2014.
Canada Post announced a rollout plan which included community consultation and that they would strive to provide safe and accessible mailboxes that would be sidewalk accessible, near lighting and avoid encroaching on private property – if possible.
As the process unfolded, Canada Post’s behavior when dealing with mailboxes on city property vs. condominium corporation private land was very different.
- Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 02:30
The organizers of the Beaverbrook Walkability Audit are looking for volunteers. The Walkability Audit will evaluate the conditions and safety of the sidewalk and pathway network throughout Beaverbrook. This project is part of a study of several communities that is being coordinated by the City of Ottawa's Council on Aging.
Volunteers are needed for Saturday, October 25th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Small groups of walkers will each be provided with a clip board, map, and a survey checklist. Each group will be assigned a route of 1 to 2 km. We'll meet at the Beaverbrook Community Centre at 1 PM
- Published on Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:07
The KBCA is looking for a creative and reliable individual and self-starter to promote, schedule and manage the use of the Beaverbrook Community Centre. This is a paid part-time position of up to 10 hours per week.
The Community Centre Manager’s primary role is to manage use of the community centre facilities and provide a single “customer service” point of contact for potential and existing groups using the centre
- Respond to requests for bookings (email, phone) in a timely manner, educating potential clients on rates, facility availability, insurance requirements, plus terms and conditions.
- Work with potential users to help them schedule their event(s)/booking(s) and complete and file all “paperwork” in an organized and traceable manner (online), chiefly through gMail, Google docs, calendar, etc.
- Work with current community centre users to address schedule changes, maintenance, cleanliness or other services that the Centre is responsible for.
- Coordinate with the City Legal/Insurance group, City maintenance dept, janitor or the KBCA directors on issues or concerns
- Document, track and report to the KBCA on potential and existing clients to help identify changes required to the Centre or the services we provide.
- When time is available, find ways to promote the Centre to other potential users (e.g. Schools, seniors groups, etc.)
For additional details, please see the following job description: http://www.kanatabeaverbrook.ca/resources/KBCACommunityCentreManager.pdf
Neil Thomson, President, KBCA
- Published on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 13:30
The Canadian Red Cross, Ottawa Branch, is willing to offer three courses at the Beaverbrook Community Centre in November. THESE COURSES WILL ONLY BE HELD IF AT LEAST 12 PEOPLE REGISTER FOR EACH COURSE.
The courses being offered are:
- November 15 Emergency Preparedness NO CHARGE. This course will show you what you need to know to survive the first 72 hours of an emergency, such as the ice storm.
- November 22 Babysitting course for 11 to 15 year olds; what you need to know to be a reliable baysitter. All day course: $45.
- November 29 CPR. What should you do in an emergency. Four-hour course, $30.
All courses will take place at the Beaverbrook Community Centre.
I will contact you between October 27 and November 8 to ask for payment. If a course is cancelled your money will be refunded.
Jim Shearon, Secretary, KBCA.
- 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