Tuesday, November 21, 2017

2017 Briargreen Social Night

The Briargreen Social Night on November 17 at the Royal Oak was a great success! We raised $600 for community events at the silent auction table thanks to the generous donations from our business sponsors!


Please visit these businesses and be sure to thank them for their support of our community!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

19th Nepean Cubs & Scouts

Annual Door-to-Door Food Drive 
22nd November 2017,  6:30pm - 8:30pm
 
Briargreen's 19th Nepean Cubs and Scouts will be doing their annual door-to-door food drive on behalf of FAMSAC.  Donations either of cash or of non-perishable food items are accepted, and will directly and fully benefit those in our local area who are in need.  If you wish to make a donation but will not be home when Scouts canvass the neighborhood, you may leave your donation on your porch for pickup.  If Scouts don't reach your door, you may donate anytime at the Greenbank Metro.  Thanks again for your generous support!
SJA Christmas Market
Saturday, November 18, 2017

St. John the Apostle School
30 Costello Avenue, Ottawa
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Get your Christmas shopping started with us!

Free admission
(non-perishable food item donations welcome)

The proceeds of the market will fund many annual school council initiatives (field trip buses, bbq, special events) as well as feed into a larger-term fundraising goal to replace the play structures in the yard.

Visit www.facebook.com/sjamarket or email  sjamarket@gmail.com for updates and information on the amazing vendors lined up for you!

Friday, November 17, 2017


Briargreen Social Night
Friday November 17, from 7:30 PM

The Royal Oak, Centrepointe location
No RSVP or tickets required


The Briargreen Social Night has reserved a new room (East side) at the Centrepointe Royal Oak. No tickets are required! This is a strictly casual event. Come for 5 minutes, or come for the night!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Bethany Baptist Church Christmas Bazaar

Bethany Baptist Church will be holding our first Christmas Bazaar on December 2, 2017 from 9AM to 3PM. Admission is free and there will be lots of great crafts just in time for Christmas. For more information, please visit their event page at: bethanybaptistchurch.ca/event/bethany-baptist-church-christmas-bazaar/.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Found a set of mailbox keys at the corner of Ashgrove and Crofton

A set of 2 mailbox keys was found at the corner of Ashgrove and Crofton.  Please send an email to briarvine@gmail.com or phone 613-518-1855 to have them returned.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Found - folding chair at Briargreen Park

Found one folding chair at Briargreen Park (near the soccer field) on Wednesday, August 30th.  If it is yours, please call Windy at 613-829-2750 and it will be returned.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jumpstart program

Hello Community Friends!

The Hockey Eastern Ontario  has some new helmets/neckguards as well as additional used equipment available in a storage locker for FREE.  If someone is interested in acquiring any equipment for the upcoming season they can get further information from Vanessa Valente email vvalente@hockeyeasternontario.ca or by calling 613.224.7686.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Found two dogs - Boston Terrier and Bulldog on Ashgrove

Two dogs found on Ashgrove.  Please contact Windy at 613-829-2750 if you have lost your dogs.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Ottawa would like your opinion....

Online consultations seek feedback from residents


Ottawa – The City of Ottawa wants your input on the projects, policies, programs and services that affect your daily life. From open houses to workshops and online consultations, your feedback helps shape City decisions.

The following online opportunities are available:

The City is considering an increase to the maximum parking duration limits on weekends and statutory holidays. 

The City offers residents a variety of opportunities to share information, consult and collaborate. Stay informed on upcoming engagement opportunities to see your ideas, suggestions and concerns incorporated into the work that impacts you and your community.

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 FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Thursday morning fitness at Leslie Park (Dayton Park)

Dear Briargreen Community Association Executive Committee:

I am writing to invite our neighbours in Briagreen to join the weekly Thursday morning Leslie Park Workouts. Come join our crew and the free fitness movement!

We meet every Thursday morning at 6:29 AM for community fitness for 31 minutes of fitness and fun.
  • We meet at Leslie Park (aka Dayton Park) at the splashpad 
  • Rain or shine - we are weatherproof!
  • Just show up, no registration required. 
  • Bring your friends, a smile and your enthusiasm for some fun in the morning.  
  • Let’s work it together!  No matter what age and what level of fitness – we can all improve and move more!    
Check out our posts on social media: Facebook, twitter and instagram to get a flavour of what we do.  See @LeslieParkCA postings on FB and twitter; and Shelley A Murdock on FB and @ShellMurdock on instagram and twitter.

We simply want to get people to move more and build our community. 

The workout is a great way to start the day! Come join a group of wonderful people - friends and neighbours.

Thank you.  Looking forward to seeing you!

Sincerely,
Shelley

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Romeo & Juliet

Join us outdoors to celebrate the long evenings and warm weather and enjoy theatre that
stands the test of time. Bear & Co. brings you an experience close to the touring companies of
four hundred years ago. Bring a cool drink or a full picnic, raingear in case it mizzles, and bug
spray, and watch six actors conjure the warring families of Verona in front of your eyes, while
letting you in on the technical fun of staging a play in the open air.

Performance Details:

Coming to a park near you, July 5 - 30, 2017. Full schedule at http://www.bearandcompany.ca/.
All shows begin at 7:00 p.m. outdoors. Bring the family, a picnic and something to sit on!
Suggested donation: $20 per person

Briargreen will host this activity on July 9th, 2017.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Another car broken into on Ashgrove

Neighbours - please be careful locking your car doors at night.  Another car has been broken into (although it was locked) on Ashgrove last night.  The glove box and arm rest were opened and looted, the lights were on inside the car and the doors were unlocked in the morning.  Ensure you do not keep anything valuable in your cars overnight.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Reminder to lock your car doors

This is a reminder to all Briargreen residents to lock their doors when exiting their vehicles.  We have had a few break-ins lately in the neighbourhood so please ensure you lock your vehicles.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Briargreen Community Day

Community Day 2017

It was lovely seeing all of our neighbours at this year’s Community Day.  The weather cooperated which made it even more special.

The fire truck led a large contingent of people around the block with many children proudly showing off their decorated bikes. Both adults and children participated in various running races, potato sack races, wheelbarrow races, egg races, bean toss, and a large tug of war between parents and children.  After a very long and difficult time the children were victorious.

Throughout the event, the children were able to “go fishing” to capture a small toy, bounce in the Bouncy Castle, request specific balloon animals/shapes from our busker, ride either a pony or horse, and generally enjoy being outdoors with friends.

Adults were entertained by two country singers while enjoying their burgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks.  They were also able to see some memorabilia about the beginnings of Briargreen.  There was information on the prices of all the Campeau homes (approximately $24,000 - $34,000), see and touch original keys from both the Minto and Campeau homes, see many pictures of the homes being built and of families living in the neighbourhood at that time.  I even heard someone say they saw and talked to neighbours they hadn’t seen in many, many years.  

The executive would like to acknowledge Bill de Jourdan, Sales Representative from Details Realty (613-296-9385) for his sponsorship towards this event.  His business card can be found under sponsors on our website.

We would also like to thank the many volunteers that helped make this day special.  To all those that helped with selling the tickets, handing out food/drinks, taking membership forms/money or signing up those that forgot their forms, carrying the tables/chairs from/to the event, helping with the Bouncy Castle or fishing pond, doing the actual cooking, etc. we thank you very, very much.  Without volunteers these types of events could not take place.

Please note:  membership forms are still being accepted at 4 Ashgrove, 66 Ashgrove or 27 Meadowbank.  If you have lost your form, please email briarvine@gmail.com and an electronic version will be sent to you.  To date we have about 60% of the residents in Briargreen handing back their forms/money.  The money from this drive allows us to put on events like Community Day throughout the year.  


Also - to the folks that forgot to sign their cheques or forgot to put their cheques/money in the envelopes, please just drop them off at 66 Ashgrove in a plain envelope with your address - form has already been accepted.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Membership Drive Update

We have 540 homes within Briargreen.  A week ago we delivered membership forms to each home within Briargreen asking if they would like to contribute to our membership drive to enable us to sponsor many family-oriented activities throughout the year as well as writing several issues of the Briarvine annually and producing the Briargreen Directory bi-annually.

As of May 22nd, 112 forms have been returned.  The Briargreen Community Association (BCA) would like to thank those that have already returned their forms/money and ask those that have not, please do so.

Many people have offered to volunteer at our various activities - this is lovely to see that those within our community are willing to offer their time and expertise to make our neighbourhood a great place to live.  The BCA is always looking for more people to join the executive or to volunteer at individual events.  If you did not volunteer on the form, please note you can sign up "anytime".  Just send a quick email to briarvine@gmail.com.

All suggestions have been read and I will post a summary of them nearer the end of the drive. Stay tuned.

Thanks as well to those residents that put a "little extra" in their envelopes.  It has been acknowledged and is much appreciated.

What a wonderful community we live in.

Briargreen Community Day - June 3rd, 2017

Hi Briargreen residents,

Thought we would give you an update on our Community Day party taking place on June 3rd, 2017 from approximately 11:00 - 3:00 pm.

Below please find a "tentative" schedule of events.  Events will be added/modified as we get closer to the event.  Volunteers/suggestions welcome (windy.g.anderson@gmail.com 613-829-2750)

11:00 - Fire truck and police car to welcome residents to Community Day

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

11:30 - Races/Games for kids and adults alike
                   Various running races              
                   Potato Sack race - kids first, adults second
                   Wheelbarrow race - kids and adults
                    Egg toss - who can throw their egg the furthest?
                    Bean Bag accuracy - who can toss their bean bags into the hoola hoops?
                    Hoola hoops - who can make their hoola hoop stay on the longest?
                    And, possibly more.....

11:30 - 1:30 Hamburgers (including Veggie Burgers) and Hotdogs on the BBQ
                     Chips
                     Drinks

12:15 - 1:00 Listen to a Country Duo sing while enjoying your lunch

1:00 - 2:00  A busker will be walking among the crowd doing magic tricks, juggling and making balloon animals

2:00 - 3:00 T-ball for the youngsters
2:00 - 3:00 Family soccer game

Bouncy Castle will be set up during Community Day to the delight of the kids

Pony rides are back once again - great photo opportunity for mom and dad; great fun for children

Fishing Pond has been dusted off and ready to see if anyone can catch "a fish"

Face Painting will be available throughout the event

                 
               

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

T-Ball and Soccer start next week!

Community t-ball and soccer for children aged 3-6 begins next week. This is a no cost drop-in activity for all Briargreen community residents.

T-ball begins Tuesday, May 23rd at 5:30pm and soccer begins Wednesday, May 24th at 5:30pm

Come on out and enjoy the fun.

Briargreen Community Day

Community Day

Saturday June 3rd11:00 am - 3:00 pm
We are looking for volunteers of all ages.  Volunteer hours can be counted towards High School requirements.
Please contact briarvine@gmail.com if you'd like to help at Briargreen's Community Day or if you have a suggestion of an activity you would like to see this year.
Schedule of events will be listed shortly.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

LOST: Woman's prescription glasses during the garage sale

If anyone finds a pair of woman's prescription glasses in Briargreen, please contact Maureen at 613-825-7193 or drop them off in the mailbox at 66 Ashgrove Crescent and I'll make sure they get back to the rightful owner.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

T-Ball and Soccer: NEW Start Dates

The City’s ball diamonds and sports fields will remain closed as they are extremely wet and can be easily damaged if used. As a result, we are only permitted to use the fields starting the week of May 22nd.

We look forward to kicking off the summer kids sports season with you on Tuesday, May 23rd at 5:30pm for t-ball and Wednesday, May 24th at 5:30pm for soccer!

This activity and all other upcoming BCA events are posted on our web site: 

Thank you for your patience,
Your BCA

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Community Garage Sale

The Briargreen garage sale will take place on Saturday, May 13th from 8:00 am until noon.  Great time to sell some of those items you no longer need or want.  Also an opportunity to walk around our wonderful neighbourhood and meet your neighbours.

NOTICE: New start dates for children's soccer and t-ball

Please note:  Due to the excessive amount of rain the City of Ottawa has requested that we post-pone the start dates of our community soccer and t-ball games.  The new dates will be as follows:

T-Ball will now start on Tuesday, May 16th.

Soccer will now start on Wednesday, May 24th.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Knox United Spring Rummage Sale

Knox United Spring Rummage Sale
Where: Knox United Church, 25 Gibbard Ave.
When: Saturday May 6th
Time: 9 am to 1 pm.

There will be quality used items such as tools, toys, clothing, jewellery, books, small appliances, kitchenware and household items. All proceeds to local west end charities such as Morrison Gardens and Pinecrest Terrace Food cupboards FAMSAC and Foster Farm. If you wish to donate items, please contact Karen (karenbhiscock@gmailcom) or Alan (alanbell.ottawa@gmail.com).

Friday, April 28, 2017

T-Ball and Soccer Start Dates

Now that spring has finally arrived, it is time to mark your calendars with the community spring-summer sport activities for children aged 3-7.

T-Ball Tuesdays:

Join coach Wade Tuesday evenings, from 5:30pm - 6:30pm starting on May 9th.  Meet at the ball diamond, bring shoes and a water bottle.  T-Ball will end June 27th.

Soccer Wednesdays:

Join coaches Craig and Rob Wednesday evenings, starting May 10th and ending June 28 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.  Meet at the soccer field off Carlaw.  Bring shoes and a water bottle.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

BRIARGREEN PUBLIC SCHOOL UPDATE


This Wednesday, April 12th at 7:30, the OCDSB will present another Q&A session regarding the planned $3.5 million construction at Briargreen. Our School Council meeting will be held 6:30-7:30, with a discussion beginning at 7 pm regarding how other schools have dealt with children being taught while construction is happening and what, as Briargreen parents, we would like to see happen to ensure that our children continue their learning in a safe environment. Everyone is welcome!

The Briargreen/Leslie Park transition team has had their first meeting, click here to view the meeting minutes. If you have any suggestions to ease the transition, please email us so that we can present them at the next Transition meeting (April 28th).

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Scouts Bottle Drive

19th Nepean’s Cub pack and Scout troop with be doing a door-to-door bottle drive on 05-Apr and 12-Apr between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.  We will take recyclable cans and bottles off your hands, and use the refunds to help support the cost of programming and camps for the youth.  If you will not be home, you can leave your donation on your porch with a note saying “for Scouts” and we’ll retrieve them.  We will not be able to canvass the entire neighborhood in one evening, so will do Crofton and Lindhurst and west on 05-Apr, and the eastern remainder of the neighborhood on 12-Apr.  If you can’t wait until April to be relieved of accumulated cans and bottles, feel free to contact Scouter Charles at 613-596-0382, or at 19thNepeanScouts@gmail.com, to arrange an earlier pickup.  Thanks for your continued support!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Please note:  Betty Hillier's ad in the Directory was missing her website url and phone number. Business name is Keller Williams Integrity Realty, Brokerage.  Her website can be found at www.bettyhillier.com and her business phone number is 613-301-9969. Betty also lives in our neighbourhood at 19 Ancona Crescent.  She can be found in the Directory by looking at her last name or address.