As a follow up to our successful Community Survey in March 2022, the KBCA will be holding two in-person events Sept 22 and Oct 1:

  • Beaverbrook - Get Involved - Open House - Thursday, Sept 22 (8 to 9 PM)

    Beaverbrook's quality of life since 1965 has always been driven by it's secret sauce - volunteers.

    This Information session will:
    • Introduce the KBCA, the projects that the KBCA and community volunteers have done over the years
    • Kick-start everyone to think about how they can contribute to the continuing success of Beaverbrook as a green and family based community.
    • Cover volunteer, KBCA Board Director and part-time paid opportunities

  • Beaverbrook Community Project Brainstorming - Saturday, Oct 1 (9 to 12 AM)

    We've set aside 3 hours to brainstorm and select a handful of volunteer driven projects for the next 12 to 18 months.
    • Work in teams to generate ideas on what we can do to make Beaverbrook a better place to live
    • Identify the top projects and recruit volunteers to make it happen

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Crossing Guards are Key to Safe Walking and Cycling to School in Beaverbrook

The Ottawa Safety Council is always looking for Crossing-Guards for Beaverbrook and Kanata North

From the Ottawa Safety Council

Be part of the community - Become a Crossing Guard!

Join the Ottawa Safety Council’s (OSC) dedicated, community-minded team of Adult Crossing Guards!

Great reasons to join the OSC’s crossing guard team:
• Make a real difference in your own community!
• Get to know your neighbours
• Help local families
• Become a trusted face in your neck of the woods
• Enjoy supplementary income and perks

Being a Crossing Guard provides a meaningful employment opportunity that puts a smile on everyone’s face.

Interested in learning more? Get all the details on becoming a crossing guard from our website

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Heritage Ottawa Walking Tours

Heritage Ottawa is an Ottawa not-for-profit volunteer organization that champions the protection and stewardship of Ottawa's "build heritage" and cultural places.

They run an extensive set of Walking Tours of historic and heritage districts and buildings across Ottawa, including Beaverbrook since 2018. This year's walking tour is Sunday, Sept 18, 2022 at 2 PM to 3:30 PM

Space is limited and there is a small fee, so register with Heritage Ottawa: Beaverbrook Walking Tour.

PS: If there is sufficient interest, the KBCA will run it's own tour(s) in 2023 (spring and fall) for Beaverbrook Residents email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Beaverbrook Walking Tour

Beaverbrook represents one of the first and the most complete examples in Canada of a fully designed community based on 20th century urban planning concepts. Bill Teron created Beaverbrook in the mid-1960's after touring new garden cities in Finland, Sweden, Scotland and the USA and consulting with such prominent modern architects as Arthur Erickson, Irving Grossman and Norbert Schoenaur. He envisioned Beaverbrook as a complete "Garden City" where Nature and green space make up 40 percent of the plan.

The walk will take you along pathways that link distinct Mid-Century Modern housing clusters, community buildings, and numerous small parks that make up the key elements of the planned garden community of Beaverbrook (originally intended to be part of the whole garden City of Kanata).

GUIDE: Neil Thomson is President of the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association and a long-time resident of the neighbourhood.


Spongy Moth Workshop (2022) - Protecting Beaverbrook Trees

On June 11th, members of the NeighbourWoods in Beaverbrook team will be providing information on how to identify Spongy Moth caterpillars, demonstrations on how to burlap trees, and safety tips for collecting and disposing of the caterpillars.


DATE: Saturday, June 11, 2022

TIME: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

LOCATION: Sandwell Green Park

60 Leacock Drive 

Please visit the Spongy Moth in Kanata North - Reference Page for more details.

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Spongy Moths in Kanata North - Reference Page

What is happening and what you can do about it

Lymantria dispar dispar, known locally as "Spongy Moths" or “Gypsy Moths” surged in 2021 (they surge every 6 to 7 years), causing substantial damage to trees in several areas in Ottawa.

In 2022 it is anticipated that their numbers will continue to increase and pose a threat to both private and public trees.

In the caterpillar stage from May through July, they can quickly eat or remove leaves and needles from a wide variety of conifers and deciduous trees which can damage or kill the trees.

Residents can take the following actions:

  • Prevent the caterpillars from climbing the tree by wrapping the trunk in burlap and removing and destroying the caterpillars (June – July) see How to Burlap a tree
  • Volunteer to help burlap and protect Beaverbrook Park trees.

The following links provide more information:

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