Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Movie Night in the Park - Jumanji: The Next Level

Hello Briargreeners,

Although we have been unable to hold any community events this year, we are happy to announce that we are in the midst of planning a Movie Night in the Park for next weekend, Friday, August 28, or as a rain-date, Saturday, August 29th. Start time would be after dusk (approximately 8:30pm). As in previous years, we’d begin with a couple of short kids cartoons, and then proceed to our feature, Jumanji: The Next Level.

We realize this is short notice for many families, but we only just received the go-ahead from our contact at City of Ottawa. In order to help with Covid-19 protocol compliance, we are asking that one member from each family register your interest by completing the 30-second survey sent to your email
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This will help us monitor the outdoor gatherings capacity limit of 100 people, and help us plan for the event. Social distancing is required, and each family will be responsible for ensuring their own adequate spacing is maintained.

Please note: There will be no porta-potty this year, and we are unable to provide snacks.

We look forward to seeing you all!

Sincerely,
BCA Executive

 

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Briargreen Newsletter

Hello Briargreen,

I hope you’re enjoying summer, and able to make the most of our compromised socializing and travel options during this pandemic. More importantly, I hope you and your family are healthy.

As most of you know, our municipal ward (College) has been making news headlines in many of Ottawa’s media outlets over the past couple weeks and months, including our own social media page on Facebook.

While as a community association we prefer to stay out of local politics, we do from time to time get pulled in. I took the time to meet with fellow community association presidents in order to get a sense of the current situation.

Friday, March 27, 2020

A COVID 19 message from our ward councillor

I hope you are all well and staying safe!

Ottawa Public Health has been busy keeping residents across the city as safe as possible by continuously updating the measures put in place to stop the spread (planking the curve) of COVID-19. Please see the attached 'Letter to Community Associations' for the latest updates.

Additionally, the need for resources is growing rapidly and access to those resources has been challenging for a variety of reasons. The seemingly simple act of asking for help can be stressful for many and not knowing where to turn may keep help out of reach.

Our Human Needs Taskforce is coordinating with reliable and credible support organizations within the municipality.

The goal, is to make getting help less stressful.

I have attached the list of key contacts provided by the Taskforce team as well. Please share it with your communities via social media, email or any other means. As a group, we can keep more of our residents safe

Letter to Community Associations (English) 

Letter to Community Associations (French) 

Human Needs Task Force Fact Sheet 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Briargreen Winter Skate Party

Sunday February 9th
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Our local skating rink (just off Carlaw Ave)


Join us at the rink for sleigh rides, skating, quinzhee building, hot chocolate and some special surprises! Bring change - the Girl Guides will be on site selling Beaver Tails and hot dogs to fuel your afternoon activities!


Snow conditions permitting, the plan is to build a quinzhee.  If you want to take part in the Sunday morning construction, watch for updates on the Briarvine twitter feed or website.


See you there!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Children's Holiday Party


Saturday, December 7th
2:00PM - 4:00PM

Briargreen Public School
$5 per family


Briargreen's Annual Children’s Holiday Party is once again being held on Saturday, December 7th. We expect to have another appearance from Santa this year! Donations of new children’s toys and books will be collected for Toy Mountain at the event.

A big thank you to our local RE/MAX realtor Amy Collins for once again generously donating the entertainment. This means a return of the of the Lego Guy! If you can volunteer some time to help setup or cleanup, or make a donation, please contact the event coordinator, Liz Anderson at (613) 806-1072.

A holiday photo backdrop will be set up to take Christmas photos so bring your cameras and smart phones!