Time and again officials have been telling us that we don’t need to worry about food supply. But eventually, we need to go out and get some food or perhaps medication. Living in one of Canada’s electoral districts with a high average age, we will have elderly in our community who prefer to avoid all contact for the next few weeks.
Let us know if you need help to buy groceries, pick up prescriptions or need assistance. Your neighbours are here to help. Send us a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send out an email to our volunteers to see if someone can help you. Make sure you include your first name, last name, phone number and address.
Did you know: the hamster can stuff a quarter of its body weight in its cheeks:
These are unprecedented times for our communities. Make sure you check on your vulnerable neighbours, but keep your distance of 2-3 meters as you don’t want to spread the virus. That would be counter productive.
As you know, our city is divided in 23 wards. Every ward is represented by a ward councillor, in our case Keith Egli. However, as our population grows, some wards have many more residents then others: West-Carleton ward has less then 26,000 residents, Barrhaven has over 61,000 residents, making the Barrhaven voice count less. Our ward 9 has just under 40,000 residents, which is in the middle of the pack.
We thought we share some of the photos of our annual winter carnival. Lots of people came to the carnival. We had perfect conditions, with snow and pleasant temperatures. The horses are always a big hit, even adults admit they love to go for a ride!
The fire pit kept everyone warm and tasty, as did the hot chocolate served in the community building. Several games kept us entertained and many of the kids enjoyed the crafts inside the building.
Thanks everyone for supporting this great event and we are already looking forward to next year. Here are some of the photos we took.
If you have enough of the winter, why not going to the Nepean Gardeners meeting and soak up the spring? This Thursday the gardeners meet at City View United Church Hall at 7:30 pm. Non members pay 4 dollars entrance fee.
Time: 7 pm, opening remarks and presentation at 8 pm
Location: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Presentation: Andrew S. Haydon Hall
Expo: Jean Pigott Place
The presentation will be livestreamed on the City of Ottawa Youtube channel at 8 pm. Subscribe and click the notification bell to be notified when the stream goes live.
Coyotes have adapted to life in cities across North America. Their human neighbours may not realize they’re around until they notice tracks in the snow or hear their song at night. Some residents may be concerned about coyotes living among us, so it’s important to understand how we can coexist safely.
Join us for a presentation by Dr. Stan Gehrt from Ohio State University. He has studied coyotes in Chicago since 2000 and made interesting discoveries about how coyotes interact with humans and other animals in different settings. The event will also feature displays by local organizations.
Admission is free and will be on a first come, first served basis.
Free parking is available at the City Hall garage at 110 Laurier Avenue West on weekday evenings after 6 pm and all day on weekends.
For more information on City programs and services, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Join in the fun on Saturday February 15, 2020 by entering a team in the 10th annual “Hockey Day in Ward 9” tournament!
Hosted by the Trend Arlington Community Association and Knoxdale-Merivale Council of Community Associations, “Hockey Day in Ward 9” is a fun and healthy opportunity to participate in Canada’s favourite winter pastime on an outdoor rink. What could be more Canadian!
“Hockey Day in Ward 9” is part of CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada and the City of Ottawa’s Hockey Day festivities. Hot chili, coffee and hot chocolate will be provided for all players and fans. The winning team(s) will be declared 2020 Hockey Day Champion and get to claim the trophy!
We are inviting players from across Ward 9 to form teams and register for this great event. This year we are registering through an online form that you will find at the end of this message. All teams must register by February 10!
WHEN: Saturday February 15, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00pm WHERE: Trend Arlington Park @ 50 Bellman Drive
TEAM COMPOSITION: Each team will consist of four players: 2 players must be 14 years old or older, and 2 players must be 13 years old or younger. At least 1 player from each team must live or own a business located in Ward 9. SKILL LEVEL:Teams may identify as “competitive” or “non-competitive”. If we have sufficient teams register, we may divide the tournament into two skill levels. The aim is for every team to play at a level they are comfortable with. TOURNAMENT RULES: “Hockey Day in Ward 9” has adopted a traditional shinny hockey format and rules. A full list of tournament rules and schedule will be sent to all registered teams on February 10, 2020. REGISTRATION: Please register your team information with the online form below.
just a quick reminder that today, February 1, is our FHACA Winter Carnival from 1 pm to 4 pm.
We have the traditional horse drawn carriage, our ever popular fire pit with marshmallows run by our president Joel. We have snow paint, crafts, some games and snow shoes and of course lots of snacks and traditional hot chocolate inside, made by Head of Hot Chocolate Karen Gordon.
Both skating rinks will be open too, so bring your skates. Our staff has worked hard to have excellent skating conditions.
It promises to be very reasonable weather. Parking is very limited so do come by foot if you can as the road is partly blocked for the horses. We need to keep it open wide enough for first responders too.