Monday, August 13, 2018

Briargreen Movie Night in the Park

SATURDAY, August 18, 2018

The forecast for Friday is thundershowers with an 80% P.O.P, so we've made the decision to change the date to this upcoming SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th at 7:30pm

The survey is now closed, and we thank everyone for participating! Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle won by a narrow margin with 32% of the votes (Princess Bride was a close second with 28%).
Face painters will be on hand, and we will be playing a few Peppa Pig cartoons before the movie (like the olden days!), with an intermission before the feature film.

We will be providing FREE classic butter + salt popcorn from Kernels Bayshore (who have provided us with a discount) and bottles of water (while quantities last). Don't forget to bring your own snacks, drinks, lawn chairs and blankets!

Big thanks to Councillor Rick Chiarelli for sponsoring this event, and Director of Operations, Jenny Linton, for her persistence with making the necessary arrangements.

See you Saturday!

Movie info:

Rotten Tomatoes review
Common Sense Media review

Art Deco Show and Sale

Saturday September 15th, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

11 Carlaw Ave.

Visit my funky studio
Make a date for paint night
Or just come and be nosy
Or friendly or just yourself
Our welcome mat is out

Refreshments will be served
Art by Patricia 

Attend to the day, but aim for the highest good

Friday, July 6, 2018

Shakespeare in the Park!

Sunday July 8th, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Briargreen Park!

Summer means Shakespeare in the Park! Bear & Co. brings the ridiculously over-the-top Cymbeline to Briargreen Park on July 8. Follow a pair of lovers as they react to the mad world around them in a 90-minute version of the play Shakespeare packed with every plot device he could think of: star-crossed lovers, a wicked stepmother, a befuddled king, a loyal servant, separated siblings, wild men, exiled kin, cross-dressing, kidnapping, murder plots, and a Roman invasion.

Six actors tackle Cymbeline’s 40-odd characters, full-on or in composite. Megan Carty (recently at the NAC in Up to Low) plays the heart-breaking and redoubtable heroine Imogen, while Ian Campbell (recently artistic director of Shakespeare by the Sea in St. John’s) plays the hero, Posthumous Leonatus. William Beddoe’s roles include King Cymbeline; Rebecca Benson’s include his wicked second wife. Phillip Merriman (last summer’s Romeo) doubles as her unlovely son Cloten and the fascinating Italian lover Jachimo. Ellen Manchee is both the gruff but kindly loyal servant, and the invading Roman army!

A Canterbury H.S. grad, director Sharon King-Campbell now lives and works in Newfoundland. She returns to Ottawa twice this season, first to direct Cymbeline and then to assistant direct (with NAC English Theatre artistic director Jillian Keiley) when Between Breaths hits the stage at the NAC.

All shows start at 7; our suggested donation into the hat is $20 per person. Please see the full tour schedule, below.  (But double-check the website on show day, to be sure there have been no last-minute changes.)

We look forward to seeing you in the park! (Also, later on, indoors at the Gladstone: This Flight Tonight: Songs of Joni Mitchell Oct 17-27; King Lear March 20-30.)

Friday, June 8, 2018

Community Day

Saturday June 9th, 11 am - 3:30 pm

Briargreen Park!

This Saturday is the Annual Briargreen Community Day. Its a great opportunity to come out and mingle with your neighbours, so come and join us at the park. The event will take place on the concrete and grass area closest to Carlaw. Bring a lawn chair to the event if you want to sit and chat.
  • Community day requests:
  • If anyone has some spare foldable/portable tables and can bring them on the day, please do and be sure to label them with your name and address.
  • Rocket building materials - if you have some empty 2L pop bottles in your blue box this Wednesday, put some aside and drop us an email with your address and we will collect.
  • Accepting any late Briargreen membership dues & forms at the membership table 
  • We always require volunteers to help make this event a success. If you can spare a half hour or hour, please contact  or show up early to help setup, or help out during the day.
See you there!

Rough Schedule of events:
11:10 - Decorate your bicycles and ride as a group around a few streets in Briargreen

11:30 - 1:30 For Purchase

    BBQ Hamburgers (including Veggie Burgers) - $3.00
    Hotdogs - $2.00
    Chips - $1.00
    Drinks (pop, juice & water) - $1.00

12:00 - 1:00 Listen to music while enjoying your lunch

12:30 - 2:30 Pony rides are back once again - great photo opportunity for mom and dad; great fun for the children

1:30 - 2:00 Races/Games for kids and adults alike:

2:30 - 3:30 Rays Reptiles will bring their zoo to Briargreen. Get up close and personal to these amazing creatures.  This will be fun as well as educational.  During their presentation, they’ll bring a map or globe and do a little world tour, bringing out the animals one at a time.  They’ll explain all the neat things about each animal in a fun and relaxed manner, and of course the audience will be able to touch and/or hold just about every animal they bring safely under the supervision of their presenter.

Other events...

  • The Bouncy Castle returns to the delight of all kids.
  • Bring your creative side and make a water-powered rocket that you'll then launch at the park, building materials will be provided! The rockets are made from 2L pop bottles.
  • There will be a table of books for a book exchange - bring a book, take a book and enjoy a story you've never read before.
  • Face Painting will be available throughout the event.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Briargreen Community Garage Sale

Saturday May 26th 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rain or shine!

Our Annual Garage Sale is not just about clearing out your basement and garage of old items — we want to see your crafts and hobbies on display as well! It’s also a great time to wander the neighbourhood and reacquaint yourselves with neighbours who have been hibernating all winter!

Why not break out your baking pans and sell some treats? Cookies, cupcakes, and pies are always in high demand — and it’s hard to pass up a kid’s lemonade stand, too!
We also know the neighbourhood is loaded with talented individuals both young and old.

Set up your guitar, drums, tap shoes, violins, etc., and show off your skills — don’t forget the tip jar! It can be great way to earn a little money for yourself, or raise awareness for your favourite charity.