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

The KBCA is supporting the "Big Kanata" garage sale in Beaverbrook June 1 8 AM to 1 PM (June 2 rain date)

Register your Garage Sale on the 'Big Kanata Garage Sale Map' with your address/some items/types of items available at your sale: Registration Link

The Beaverbrook Community Centre is a "community hub" for local sales as well as residents registering for sales at their home.

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Your Kanata Community Associations have joined forces to bring you the 'BIG KANATA' Community Garage Sale - June 1st 8am - 1pm ( rain date on June 2nd)

Our community associations encourage participating households to voluntarily donate some of your proceeds to a local charity of your choice. Some suggestions for local charities incl: Kanata Food Cupboard, Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre - Chrysalis House for abused women, Rotary Club of Kanata, Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club or QuickStart - Early Intervention for Autism(founder in Kanata).

 

KBCA Annual General Meeting Monday 7 PM April 15 2019

7 May 2019: Meeting Minutes

Topics for the meeting, we live in interesting times.

  • The ClubLink/Kanata Golf Course is going in the right direction, but it's far from over...
  • Hydro One shows signs of changing back to aggressive trimming and removal on Penfield, which could impact properties across Beaverbrook in 2022
  • The City has designated a number of homes in Ward 4, including Beaverbrook to be included in the City "Heritage Registry" - What does that mean?
  • Thefts via break-ins during the day are on the upswing in Kanata North and elsewhere in Ottawa.
Documents for the meeting:

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Beaverbrook Tree Inventory Course

Do you love the trees of Beaverbrook and have an interest in their well-being? Consider volunteering with NeighbourWoods© in Beaverbrook, a community forest stewardship project.

Join  in the Beaverbrook tree inventory training session on Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26, organized by the KBCA. Developed by University of Toronto Forestry professors, the training is for anyone interested in Beaverbrook’s valuable natural resource: our trees. You will learn how to identify tree species and to assess tree health and condition. After the course, you will be placed on teams to inventory trees on Beaverbrook streets. Data from the inventory will be used to assess the health of existing trees and to support decisions about future needs.

High school students are welcome. Course is free for residents.  Join us and bring a friend!

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