Call for Adults and Teens to maintain outdoor ice rinks in Beaverbrook.

There are volunteer and paid positions.

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The City of Ottawa, through the KBCA, sponsors outdoor ice rinks at Stephen Leacock school (boarded rink for hockey, frozen “pond” for skaters) which are maintained by 1st Kanata Scouts.

The Scouts are looking for Adults, or Teens accompanied by an Adult, to be part of the rink maintenance team. Work includes helping with the setup of the rinks, removing snow (snow blower, shovels) and flooding the rink.

Work is done in teams of two. You need to commit to one shift per week, from 9PM to 10:30PM from December to March.

As a Maintainer, you have the option of doing this on a paid basis, or donating your time, in which case the funds go to 1st Kanata Scouts to sponsor families for membership and Scouting activities (e.g. camping).

Pay is based on the number of hours (shifts) you do at approx. $15/hour. Teens have the option of getting volunteer hours in exchange for donate their pay to 1st Kanata Scouts

The Ottawa Biosphere Bio City (OBEC) & KBCA are running a Sustainability Discussion and Planning Workshop
 
Oct 29 @ 6PM
Kanata Beaverbrook Community Centre
1002 Beaverbrook Rd - Beaverbrook Centre - West Entrance (look for blue sign)
 
Sustain Kanata North was a highly successful project several years ago. Successful projects included:

    - Cycling (TACK) including cycling maps of Kanata North
    - Walk, Bike to School 
    - Local Farmers market (currently @ Centrum on Saturdays)
    - Urban Garden
    - Tom Thompson and other local park clean up, planting and plant maintenance
    - Home energy profile

Building on that success, the OBEC and the KBCA are looking to re-visit the idea of sustainability projects and are looking for everyone in Kanata North to participate.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/kanata-north-sustainability-discussions-tickets-72427983047
 
Details: http://obec-evbo.ca/kanata-community-sustainability-plan
 
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The City of Ottawa is forming a policy for Rental Accommodation which includes "Short Term" rental (e.g. AirBNB) for which the recommendations are to ban “Ghost Hotels”, but if Beaverbrook and communities like it don’t come out strongly in support, the City may bend to AirBNB and similar organizations.

Provide feedback: Ottawa online survey until Oct 18

Community Input Public Meeting:
‘Short-Term Rental Accommodations”, Nepean Sportsplex, October 23, 6-8 pm

Gary Sealey, past President of the KBCA and a long time Beaverbrook community builder, passed away on Monday, Aug 5, 2019.

He will be missed.

I first met Gary Sealey when he recruited me, along with about 20 others in the community, to get involved with the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association in late 2011. His enthusiasm for the community and it’s issues were compelling, including the need to rejuvenate the KBCA as original KBCA members were retiring.

I first met Gary Sealey when he recruited me, along with about 20 others in the community, to get involved with the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association in late 2011. His enthusiasm for the community and it’s issues were compelling, including the need to rejuvenate the KBCA as original KBCA members were retiring.

Gary was the embodiment of volunteering and leading by example – demonstrating the difference a small group (or in his case, an individual) can make on any issue at the Community, City, Canada or the World level - was eye opening. Even more so was that he did so fighting Cancer since the late 90’s, which most people would never have guessed from his energy level.

Gary was also a friend to everyone he came in contact with, always available for a personal chat over a cup of coffee and welcoming all into his home.

An example of Gary’s impact was pulling together the team of community members, including getting support from Bill Teron, plus local Planning and Legal experts, to defend the community from the sudden interest by Developers in multi-story condos/apts in the heart of Beaverbrook in 2011.

This included outreach to other communities and organizations in Ottawa, including the Federation of Community Associations (FCA – where he was President after retiring from KBCA), Heritage Ottawa and many experts in how to effectively fight unwanted development.

He showed myself and others how seeking out and build relationships with other like-minded and impacted community organizations, as well as engaging with Councillors and City Staff is, in many cases, the “critical mass” needed to get things done.

Gary’s Order or Ottawa award in 2014 and other recognition were richly deserved and reflects his impact as a Community Builder, not only in Beaverbrook, but across the World.

Gary’s Obituary (Ottawa Citizen)

Which requests contributions to:

- Y's Owl Maclure Cooperative Centre

- Lambda Foundation for Excellence

Neil Thomson
President, KBCA