Thursday, April 30, 2015

Canada Post’s New Mail Distribution

As most of you probably know by now, Canada Post will be replacing door to door mail delivery later this year with centralized community mail boxes. Notices were dropped off across the neighbourhood this month indicating where your specific mailbox will be located.

The decision to undertake this change is purely economics, but falls squarely into the category of “you can’t please everybody”, or, “not in my back yard (NIMBY)”.

Regardless of your stance on the subject, our city councillor, Rick Chiarrelli is offering the community association an opportunity to be heard by a Canada Post representative. We were given minimal notice, so if you do have thoughts on box placements, etc., please raise your concerns immediately by sending an email to, and we will table these at next week’s meeting.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Scouts Bottle Drive: Wednesday, May 6th, 6:30pm - 8pm

The 19th Nepean Scouts will be doing a door-to-door bottle collection on Wednesday, May 6th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  Please help support your local Scouts by donating refundable wine and beer bottles (all proceeds stay within the 19th Nepean Scouts to help subsidize camps and purchase camping equipment).  Should you not be at home but still wish to donate, you can leave the bottles on your doorstep by 6:30pm on 06-May, or call Scouter Charles at 613-596-0382 to have them collected beforehand.  Thanks for your support!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

UPDATE: NEW DATE Annual Used Book Sale: WEDNESDAY, May 6th - We need your books!

Briargreen Public School Needs Your Help! The school is holding our Annual Used Book Sale and we need your help to make it our best one yet!

There are two ways you can help:

1.  Go through your bookshelves and donate any gently used books (children's and adults') to the school.  You can drop them off at the school (go to the main office and there's a table set up for book donations).  No textbooks or magazines please.  Books can be dropped off during school hours up until May 6th.

2.  Come to the sale!  The Used Book Sale is open to the public on Wednesday, May 6th from 4 - 7:00 pm.  All proceeds from the sale support the amazing students at Briargreen PS.

Contact Amy by emailing if you have any questions.

Thank you for supporting our great neighbourhood school!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Briargreen Community Garage Sale: Saturday, May 9, 2015

Start emptying out your basements and closets! The Annual Briargreen Community Garage Sale will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 (rain or shine!)

More event details to follow.

Wanted: Community Leader

Rick Chiarelli needs your help please! Rick is seeking a volunteer to be a Community Leader in the fundraising campaign to raise money for the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital! Please email Nancy Cairns by May 1st if you are willing and would like to attend a Leadership breakfast on May 4th.