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.