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

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 ( 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

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 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.