Saturday, December 8, 2018

Children's Holiday Party

Saturday, December 8th, 2:30PM - 4:30PM

Briargreen Public School
$5 per family

Briargreen's Annual Children’s Holiday Party is once again being held on Saturday, December 8th. 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.

Volunteers of all ages are needed to help make this event a success. If you would like to help, there are many ways to support it (e.g. bake sugar cookies, bake brownies or donate icing for kids to decorate with). RE/MAX realtor Amy Collins has once again generously donated the entertainment! To volunteer your time or make a donation, please contact the event coordinator, Liz Anderson at (613) 806-1072.

UPDATE: Elves have told us in strictest confidence that Santa will be making an appearance, so kids make sure your parents get you to the party on time Saturday and you'll find out if you are on his naughty or nice list...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

St John the Apostle school’s Christmas Market and Bake Sale

Saturday, November 24, 10am - 3:30pm

30 Costello Ave.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

19th Nepean's Scout Troop and Cub Pack Food Drive

Wednesday, November 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Briargreen Neighbourhood

19th Nepean's Scout Troop and Cub Pack will be doing their annual door-to-door food drive  this Wednesday, 21-November between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.  Teams of youth will be collecting donations of cash or nutritious and non-perishable food items on behalf of the FAMSAC food bank.  If you would like to donate but will not be home that evening, just leave it on your doorstep or porch with a note that it is for Scouts.  Alternately, the Greenbank Metro has a food donation bin near the exit in which you can drop a food donation anytime.  Thank you for your generosity and support!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

2018 Briargreen Social Night

Friday, November 16, 7:30 pm

The Royal Oak, 117 Centrepointe Drive

No RSVP or tickets required

As a reminder, the 4th Annual Briargreen Social Night is THIS FRIDAY at the Centrepointe Royal Oak. No tickets are required! This is a strictly casual event. Come for 5 minutes, or come for the night!

Management has once again agreed to provide free nachos for drink orders of 6 or more, so don’t be shy about speaking up to make sure your table or group receives them.

We will once again have a Silent Auction table. We have several great items, including snow-clearing services from both Andy's and ActiveSNOW (Thomas Lawn Care), a golf club membership, FunHaven certificates and 2 pairs of Senators tickets! We’re happy to accept donations from individuals, small businesses, corporations, local or otherwise. Please email if you have an auctionable item to donate.

See you Friday!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Knox United Bazaar & Food Fair

Saturday, November 10, 9:30 am

Knox United Church invites you to their Annual Bazaar and Food Fair on Saturday November 10, 9:30 to 1:30.  Bake Table, Food to Go, Crafts, Knitting, Sewing, Aunties Attic, Vintage Clothing, Books & LPs, Quilt Raffle, Lunch Room
Knox United Church 25 Gibbard Ave. 613-829-2266

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fall Briarvine

The latest version of the Briarvine is out! An online version and older versions can be found under the Briarvine section.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Nepean Gardeners Event

Thursday, September 20, 7:30 pm

Just Food is an organization promoting sustainable food and farming in Ottawa. 

“What’s It All About?" 
  • Moe Garahan will talk about the organization. 
  • A Harvest Show of flowers, vegetables and floral designs will be open for viewing after the speaker. 
  • Light Refreshments. 
  •  Visitors $4. 
City View United Church, 6 Epworth Ave.
Nepean Horticultural Society. 


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Little Red Hut Fresh Garlic

This weekend why not stop by the LITTLE RED HUT at Silver Springs farm, at 1701 Robertson Road and pick up some fresh garlic bulbs. Great for roasting on the barbecue and of course for Garlic Bread. The crop this year is one of our best.

All proceeds go to help persons with developmental disabilities. The harvest of 44,000
Bulbs results from many, many hours of dedicated volunteers, from field preparation, planting, weeding, harvesting and cleaning and grading!

Open seven days a week until Aug 30 from 9:30 -5:30.

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 for viewing and sale

Patricia’s Studio call 613 726 0349 to set up an appointment and reserve a paint night or fun painting session @ 11 Carlaw.
Hope to see you soon!

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.

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
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

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 (

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)
  • 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!