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.)

http://www.bearandcompany.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/bearandcompanytheatre/
@bearandcompany

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  briarvine@gmail.com  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.

Monday, May 14, 2018

May is Membership Month

Each year in May, we ask Briargreen residents to support the activities of the Briargreen Community Association (BCA) with the payment of a membership fee. We suggest $10 for single or couples, and $20 for families with children
but we welcome contributions in any amount.

Only with your support through your voluntary payment of the annual membership fee can the Briargreen Community Association continue to provide this important role in our community. We thank you for your continued support!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

19th Nepean Cubs & Scouts Door-to-Door Bottle Drive

Wednesday April 18th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The east side of neighborhood (between park and Centrepointe) will be canvassed

Briargreen's 19th Nepean Cubs and Scouts will be doing their spring door-to-door bottle drive over two upcoming dates:

Donations either of cash or of empty refundable bottles and cans are accepted.  This is a fundraiser for 19th Nepean, and the revenue from refunds are fully and directly used for essential program expenses (like meeting and storage facilities, equipment purchase and repair, activity materials, training and education, subsidizing field trip and outing fees, and so on).

If you wish to make a donation but will not be home when Scouts canvass your section of the neighborhood, you may leave your donation on your porch for pickup.  If you want to be rid of your empties beforehand, call Scouter Charles at (613) 596-0382 to arrange an earlier pickup.

Thanks again for your generous support!

Nepean Horticultural Association Event

Thursday April 19th at 7:30pm
 
"CUT & COME AGAIN VEGETABLES"  
Speaker Edythe Falconer, Master Gardener. 

City View United Church, 6 Epworth Ave., Nepean. (Google maps)

Non Members $4.00. Mini Show, Sale Table & Refreshments. Nepean Horticultural Society. For more information contact 613-224-3987 or nepeangardeners@gmail.com

Knox United Spring Rummage Sale

Saturday May 5th 9 am to 1 pm

Where: Knox United Church, 25 Gibbard Ave (Google maps)

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).

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Briargreen Winter Skate Party


The weather promises to cooperate this weekend, so come out for some good family fun at our annual skate party. Briargreen volunteers work hard throughout the season to maintain the ice, so non-regulars be sure to pack your skates.
When: Sunday February 11th, 1:00-4:00pm
Where: Our local skating rink (just off Carlaw Ave)
Attractions:
  • sleigh rides
  • hockey shoot out
  • mingle with your neighbours.
  • family skating on the main rink
  • music
  • fire pit
Enjoy free hot chocolate and refreshments.

See you there!