Wednesday, December 7, 2016


A blue children’s MEC mitten was found at the corner of Crofton and Higgins.  

Please contact Helena Manera at 613-828-3893.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

LED house numbers, which illuminate at night time.

We all know how important it is to be found quickly, especially in an emergency, by police, firemen and ambulance staff. Yet, in suburban areas of Ottawa, house numbers are frequently almost impossible to find/read, especially when it is dark, and the neighbourhood is unfamiliar.

This problem has now been solved.   Head to a store such as Canadian Tire or Preston Hardware and purchase the latest in LED numbers.  For a cost of approximately $20 per digit, plus another $20 for the required power supply (do remember to purchase this, too!), residents can install their house numbers.  By day they are simply black but at nighttime, they change to very clear, red illuminated LEDs.  Simply plug the power supply into a nearby outlet. If the lead on the power supply, which is quite long, still happens not to be long enough, simply extend the wire, using a wire nut, and regular doorbell wire.  It is worth it; to know that never again, will a newcomer, or emergency service, struggle to find your house.

If you wish to see what the lights look like check out 21 Crofton Road.  Look above the garage door: smart black, clearly legible numbers by day, but red, illuminated, fabulously clear lights by night!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Staff Sgt Stephanie Burns from our Organized Fraud section posted a tweet earlier in the week regarding a new phishing scam

An email is sent to you advising that you have been issued with a traffic infringement as a result of photographic evidence.  The email identifies the infraction as negligent driving and directs you to take action immediately.  

Phishing emails look legitimate but stop and think.  How would they get my email from my driver's license??  The answer...........They CAN'T!!

Don't fall for this; just delete the email .

Feel free to share this with friends, family and neighbors. The more people who know about this the less that will get caught in the scam.

Cst Sue Wright
Greenbank CPC
613-236-1222 ext 2179

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The 19th Nepean Cubs and Scouts are doing their annual door-to-door collection for the local food bank on 23-Nov from 6:30-8:30pm.  Please donate nutritious and non-perishable food items (cash donations are also gratefully accepted).  

If you will not be home but still wish to donate, label your donation "for Scouts" and leave at your front door or on your front porch.  Last year the donations were overwhelming, and not all houses could be canvassed by the youth in the time available.  So if your donation is not picked up that evening, it can be dropped off at your convenience just inside the exit of the Greenback Metro.  Thank you for your generosity and support again this year!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hi there,
I wanted to share this story as it was quite heartwarming and reflects both the spirit of our neighbourhood but also a genuine kindness story.
Earlier this spring during the community garage sale, our son rode/pushed home this bike that was in need of some tlc. Rusty and knowing it had seen better days, I shook my head and laughed at his excitement.
About a month ago, I tried to toss it out to the curb for garbage pickup. Last week while eating dinner, our doorbell rang....our son answered the door to find no one around, only his "old" bike on our doorstep that had been repainted and fixed up! Jacob called out to us to come quickly and see what he had found, the look on his face was priceless.
Now how's that for an amazing neighbourhood?! Thank you very much to the mystery Good Samaritan (who we still don’t know) who has completely made my boys year! Your kindness has truly made a difference. 
Jody, Mark & Jacob

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Try it! FREE in September

Ottawa residents are invited to sample a variety of fitness opportunities at City recreation facilities during the fall edition of Try it!

You have the entire month of September to try three free fitness sessions at City facilities. This is a great opportunity to try aquafitness, cycling and group fitness classes, or to work out in a participating City of Ottawa cardio or weight training centre free of charge.

Simply visit one of the following participating facilities to set up your free membership access card, which provides you three visits during the month of September:
Visit for more information, and follow along on Facebook for more City Fitness!

For more information on City programs and services, visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Shakespeare in the Park - Sunday, July 3rd at 7PM

Shakespeare in the Park coming to Briargreen!

Bear & Co. will be performing Macbeth on Sunday 3rd July at 7PM in Briargreen park - save the date!

Bring the whole family and friends, a picnic, and something to sit on. The show operates on a pass-the-hat basis (suggested contribution is $20 per person).

Shakespeare in the Park - July 3rd, 2016

Summer in Ottawa means Shakespeare in the Park. In this 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s death,  Bear & Co. brings you Macbeth as the Queen’s Men might have toured it. Within the circle of a rope thrown on the ground, three women invite you into Shakespeare’s warring Scotland. In a country torn by civil strife, who is to be trusted? Are they witches? Beggars? Loyal friends or assassins? Only one thing is sure: They play with fire.

Twelfth-Century Scotland is the world of Outlander, where decisions reek more of Game of Thrones than of the court of St James. Here, the politics of the knife-blade rule, and Bear & Co.’ s production brings both the savagery and the surprising tenderness of the story to life. Pull up a blanket. Set out your picnic. The show is about to begin…

The full touring schedule is on our website at

We look forward to seeing you in the park!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

CORRECTION: T-Ball and Soccer Start Dates

Please note there was an error made in the most recent issue of the Briarvine.

T-ball will be Tuesday nights, starting May 17th (not 12th) at 5:30pm.

Soccer will be starting up Wednesday, May 18th (not 13th) at 5:30pm (new time).

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Briarvine - Spring (May) 2016 Edition

The latest issue of the Briarvine is now available online, and will be hitting your mailboxes soon! Remember them? That's where Canada Post used to put your mail...

Monday, April 18, 2016

Community Garage Sale: May 7, 2016

Get your unwanted treasures dusted off! This year the date of the Community Garage Sale is Saturday, May 7, 2016. This is a rain or shine event! Signs will be posted to the road.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Skating Party CANCELLED

Regrettably, today's Skating Party has been CANCELLED due to unfavourable rink conditions.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Winter 2016 Briarvine

The latest issue of the Briarvine is now available online, and a printed copy will be hitting your mailbox in the next few days!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Rink Supervision and Schedule

We are still looking for more supervisors as there are many empty time slots! Please review this PDF of the schedule. Your participation would be greatly appreciated.

You can sign up at the rink (a paper copy of the schedule will be posted in the shack) or you can contact the rink supervisor, Steve Porter at 613-699-2556 (home) or

Thank you!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Local Sports and Recreation Activities

Happy New Year Briargreen!
Are you interested to try a local sport in 2016? The city offers an array of options for adults:  

Whether it is volleyball at our local Briargreen P.S. gym (p. 30), or cross country skiing at Mooney's Bay (p. 34), there are plenty of options to keep active in a social setting.

Volleyball Coed Drop-In
Briargreen School
Tues 8-9:30 pm, starting Jan 12, 2016 
Cost: $76.50 for 10 classes
Registration Barcode: 998872
Phone #: 613-580-2854

Volleyball Skills and Drills
Briargreen School
Tues 6:30-7 pm, starting Jan 12, 2016
Cost: $138 for 10 classes
Registration Barcode: 999638
Phone #: 613-580-2854

Cross Country Ski Club 
Join our weekly outings on the trails at Mooney’s Bay Park and meet other ski enthusiasts. Guided by an instructor, who can also give helpful hints. Trail fees only. 16+ years 
Mon. 6:30-7:30 pm, Jan 11-Feb 15 
Cost: Free
Registration Barcode: 978238

Stay warm and keep moving!