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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.