Spring is here and with the snow melting there's some clean up to do!

Join us on Saturday April 27, for a community clean up day. Meet at the tennis courts by the Beaverbrook Community Centre in the morning, starting at 9:00, head out with a team and clean up a portion of your community.

When you're done, return to the Beaverbrook Community Centre for a BBQ lunch and socializing with community members. 

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Hope to see you out helping to clean up our community on April 27th!

Please join us Thursday April 11th at 7 p.m., with your neighbours, friends, and community reps at the KBCA annual general meeting at the KBCA Centre, 2 Beaverbrook Road.  Free to members.  Light refreshments.

What's Up?

At this resumed meeting we will complete the elections and Budget for 2013.  Expect an efficient meeting. Consensus has been already shaped through discussions of most standard items before Kanata's worst blizzard of winter ended the first part of our AGM meeting a month ago!  

We would ask you to ratify the proposed election slate, financial statements and budget.  We would also welcome any who would like to under-study the proposed executive, in preparation for their own future nomination or development in the community.

Your own advice and suggestions for new community programmes and priorities will be welcomed in a short community round-table.

First Kanata would present a short programme of spectacular visuals from their Arctic Journey which KBCA helped with some contributory funding.

We would also take a few minutes to update and invite your interest in KBCA groups.  Several new 2013 volunteers are already actively engaged in:

Membership; Youth-oriented questionnaire

ON-Line services and Data

Budget priorities


Spring Clean-Up and events plans

In choosing April 11 at 7 p.m. we have avoided overlap with the high holy days of the major Faiths, and as well we can welcome returning KBCA snowbirds.

Please come and meet your friends and neighbours.  Please mark your calendar for Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m.  

p.s. Did you know your KBCA centre has some of the best rental rates in Ottawa -- birthday parties; small business meetings; dance instruction; homework tutoring and mentoring; crafts and hobbies; condo and club meetings; community oriented bake sales and gardening exchanges.  Etc., etc.  Internet equipped. Cleaned daily.  Call Frank at the Centre   (Frank Zeitlhofer) to book activity rooms please (613) 592-4435 Or write to us at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EMC news - The emerald ash borer has moved into the community and a meeting this month will discuss the options on dealing with the destructive insect. 

The Kanata Lakes Community Association and Ecology Ottawa will host a meeting on March 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mlacak Centre, hall D, to discuss the options to save Kanata's canopy.

"The emerald ash borer is becoming a fairly large issue as they move into Kanata," said Adam Caldwell, vice-president of environment for the KLCA. "The meeting will be answering a lot of questions, dealing with misconceptions."

The meeting will also give communities the opportunity to co-ordinate efforts to reduce the impact of the emerald ash borer.

The city is monitoring, injecting or cutting down ash trees on public land, but homeowners are responsible for treating or removing any tree on private property. 

"We'll be talking about the financial aspect as well," said Caldwell. "It can put a 10 to 15 per cent dent in your property value, losing a large tree like that." 

Aside from the financial aspect, a healthy canopy also strengthens biodiversity and acts as a buffer in severe weather, managing water runoff and helping disperse heat. 

The panel will include:

- Jason Pollard, senior forester with the City of Ottawa's forestry planning and protection 

- Trevor Haché, policy co-ordinator for Ecology Ottawa and Tree Ottawa program lead 

- Sarah Dehler, vice-president of the Briarbrook and Morgan's Grant Community Association

"It's an opportunity for the public to come out and put questions to the experts," said Caldwell. "Ultimately, it has to be dealt with one way or the other."

The emerald ash borer is a non-native beetle that feeds under the bark of ash trees. According to the city's website, the insect has an average life span of 12 months, but can survive for up to two years. 

The larvae feed under the bark of ash trees, disrupting the circulation of water and nutrients, eventually killing the tree. 

Once the beetle matures, it chews its way out of the tree. 

The top branches of ash trees are normally the first to die, indicating an infestation. Infested trees usually die within one to three years.

"Almost a third of Ottawa's tree canopy is in jeopardy," said Caldwell. "The damage from the emerald ash borer can be both ecologically and economically severely damaging."

Visit kanatalakescommunityassociation.com or ecologyottawa.ca for more information.


Teron to Receive the 2013 Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award


Glenn Miller, acting President & CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute, is pleased to announce that the winner of this year's Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award is William "Bill" Teron, who is well known in Eastern Ontario and beyond as the "Father of Kanata," a greenbelt satellite city now amalgamated into the City of Ottawa.

Mr. Teron will receive the award on Monday, June 17th at the CUI's annual Urban Leadership Awards luncheon, to be held at the Westin Ottawa in Ottawa, ON.

Bill Teron has established a reputation as a passionate advocate for quality design, and had an equally influential career in public policy. He has focused on improving both the urban setting, with projects such as 300 Driveway, Inn of the Provinces, Canal 111, Park Square and Somerset Gardens, and the suburban setting with Lynwood Village, Qualicum and

Kanata in Ottawa. In 1971, Mr. Teron affected the future of Toronto as the originator of the urban park waterfront concept and the provider of the land that became Harbourfront. He is also hard at work as a private citizen encouraging continued vitalization of Kanata’s Technology Park to reflect the importance of Kanata as the Silicon Valley of the North.

Mr. Teron shares a passion for activism, arguing for and providing innovative solutions for replacing Toronto's Gardiner Expressway and covering the Peripherique expressway in downtown Paris to join the Bois de Boulogne public park to the centre of the city.

Bill Teron’s commitment to development dates back more than 50 years. In the 1960s, he designed the Greenbelt City of Kanata. His company designed and built Kanata’s first residential community of Beaverbrook and provided the sites for the early occupants of its Technology Park. Beaverbrook’s garden city concept received an award from the Canadian Housing Design Council for its comprehensive treatment of embracing nature as the prime architecture.

In 1970, Bill Teron’s decision to turn over derelict industrial lands in Toronto to the federal government at cost in return for a commitment to create a public park inspired the 1972 announcement of Harbourfront by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau – a decision that had a major impact on the city.

From 1973 to 1979, Mr. Teron accepted the full time “tour of duty” position as Chairman and President of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. During his term, he introduced policies and programs for non-profit, co-op, rural and native housing and inner city redevelopment. In addition, the Assisted Home Ownership Program had a major impact on housing production in Canada, resulting in the largest housing production in the history of Canada in any one, five or ten year period.

In 1976, Mr. Teron took on the additional role as Deputy Minister of the Ministry of State for Urban Affairs. Although the Ministry closed in 1979 as a result of federal-provincial constitutional discussions, its final years under Teron’s directionsaw CMHC and Urban Affairs expand their roles as a project partner in numerous large-scale urban projects, including the re-development of Granville Island in Vancouver. During that same period Mr. Teron was the head of mission at the United Nation’s Habitat Conference in Vancouver, which directly led to Mr. Teron’s future work internationally.

Upon his return to the private sector, Mr. Teron led the research and development of new building technology to improve the cost efficiency and quality of residential and commercial development. This technology has subsequently been used to build millions of square feet of buildings in North America and internationally. Mr. Teron continues to be a full time member of the family business.

Mr. Teron has served on the Board of Governors of Carleton University and as a Trustee of Pearson College and in both cases acted as the chair of their building committees. He has also served as a founding trustee of the National Arts Center and as a trustee of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, as a Director of the Canadian Housing Design Council and the Canadian Council on Urban and Regional Research.

Mr. Teron was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1983 and is a recipient of the Silver, Gold and Diamond Queen’s Jubilees medals. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and an Honorary Member of the Ontario Association of Architects.

Mr. Teron established The William and Jean Teron Foundation with a priority to provide Teron Scholar design awards at Carleton University's School of Architecture and Urbanism and its School of Industrial Design to recognize excellence in design.

The winners of the 5 category awards will be announced in late March and the awards ceremony to honour this year’s exceptional urban leaders will be held on Monday June 17th from 11:30am – 2:30pm at the Westin Ottawa. Join the CUI and our sponsors for cocktails and networking at this central downtown location before the awards presentation to honour all the 2013 award recipients.

For more information about this year’s Urban Leadership Awards Program and to purchase tickets for the ceremony, please visit our online registration page here. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions, or call 416-265-0816 ext.221.


The Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a person who has made an extraordinary contribution to the public realm, over many years and in more than one field, thereby gaining reputation and acclaim for their vision, passion, and impact.It is the capstone award of the Urban Leadership Awards program, which has been paying tribute to individuals, groups and organizations that have made a profound and lasting impact on the quality of life in Canada’s cities and urban regions. The awards program is also a fundraiser for the Institute in support of our internship program, dedicated to providing undergraduate scholars with practical work experience.

The CUI is Canada’s leading applied urban policy institute with a mission to identify, develop and deliver policy and planning solutions to enable urban regions to thrive and prosper. The Institute’s work is dedicated to building strong communities and equitable, sustainable and competitive urban regions.

Board of Directors

John Farrow (Chairman of the Board), Caryl Arundel,(Vice-Chair), Larry Beasley, Andrea Calla, Marni Cappe, Eric Champagne, Terry Cooke, John Jung, Michael Murray, Edward Sajecki, Rupen Seoni, May Wong.


On Saturday April 27 & Sunday April 28, the Kanata Haven Youth Centre is hosting an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and we were wondering if there were any Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association members who would like to join us. It's a 2 day course, 10 am - 6 pm, cost is $180 and includes all course material and lunch for both days. I would highly recommend this course for anyone who works/volunteers in (or wants to work/volunteer in) the social service field or with the vulnerable sector i.e law enforcement or security, teachers, coaches, Scout and Guide leaders, staff at retirement residences, group homes etc. You must be 18 or over to attend. I've attached the workshop info sheet & ASIST pamphlet for your reference.

We are keeping the numbers small to help facilitate discussion and skills practice, so there are only 15 spaces available for this training, and registration is on a first come first serve basis. This training is a great way to get the community actively involved in suicide prevention.

If you would like more information on this workshop or the Kanata Haven Youth Centre, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.


Diane McNulty

Executive Director

Kanata Haven Youth Centre

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Beaverbrook-ers are welcome to join an Open House meeting of the KBCA Planning-Legal on Wednesday 13 Feb at 7:00 pm, at KBCA, 2 Beaverbrook Road -- to be joined by our Councilor Marianne Wilkinson.

The purpose of this short meeting is to share with you what we know of the #2 The Parkway situation including summarized advice of our Lawyer.

Following the meeting KBCA Planning-Legal will consider next steps.

This meeting on Wednesday 13 February will be just a week or so before the close of the period of Appeals.  

(It is not possible to delay until the KBCA General Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 27 Feb 7 pm at the KBCA Centre, which is after the closing  of the Appeals period.)

This is an inter-active meeting.  You will be briefed and invited to discuss/advise.  Can you please attend? 

More information?  Please let me know.

Gary  613 270 1119