Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Children's Holiday Party

Saturday, December 7th
2:00PM - 4:00PM

Briargreen Public School
$5 per family

Briargreen's Annual Children’s Holiday Party is once again being held on Saturday, December 7th. 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.

A big thank you to our local RE/MAX realtor Amy Collins for once again generously donating the entertainment. This means a return of the of the Lego Guy! If you can volunteer some time to help setup or cleanup, or make a donation, please contact the event coordinator, Liz Anderson at (613) 806-1072.

A holiday photo backdrop will be set up to take Christmas photos so bring your cameras and smart phones!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Fall Briarvine is Out!

Find your copy of the Briarvine in your mailbox or the digital version 👉 Here! 👈
Reminder - past version of the Briarvine can be found under the 'Briarvine' page.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

The Briargreen Curling Club Needs YOU

No experience or expertise necessary! We are a club of around 40 people - 5 members from Briargreen and the rest from many different areas of Ottawa. Come and join us – let’s build up Briargreen’s participation!!

We curl Wednesdays, 7:15 to 9:15 pm at Nepean Sportsplex. We start in mid-November and play until mid-March. We are a fun league with a Christmas Party and a very fun wrap-up dinner party.

If you are interested – call me – Sue Smarkala, 613-820-4360 OR send me an email at

Happy Curling!!

Nepean Hotspurs Youth Winter Soccer Club

The Hotspurs Indoor Development Program is recommended for children that want to try soccer for the first time or those that have played in recreational soccer. The Program provides physical activity with an emphasis on fun while learning basic soccer skills.

Find out more at

Ottawa Rental Accommodations Study

Of interest to communities with Airbnb and other short term rental properties is that the Maclaren Municipal Consulting’s recommendations for the Rental Accommodations Study are now available on

•           Regulation of Rental Housing

"Staff will consider these recommendations and supporting arguments as we prepare final recommendations for the staff report, scheduled for publication in early November. The staff report will be considered at a Special Meeting of the Community and Protective Services Committee on November 15, 2019 and City Council on November 27, 2019."


Here are a few videos taken during the summer of our resident foxes! Is anyone still seeing them around? 

The videos were taken by our own Jean-François, enjoy!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Briargreen Movie Night in the Park

Friday, August 23, 2019 starting at 7:45PM 
Main Feature: The Princess Bride 

(Please note the updated time - it was discovered that 7:30 was too early to be able to see the projector in the setting sun light.)

Thank you to all residents who participated in our survey! The majority of people wanted the Movie Night on Friday, so we opted to move it from the previously announced date of August 22nd. The Princess Bride won out by a slim margin against Moana. The long range forecast looks good for the 23rd, so fingers crossed we get clear skies. 

We will be showing Ben & Holly's Magic Kingdom and Peppa Pig cartoons for the first half hour before the show. Kernel's popcorn will be provided for FREE again this year, but we are asking everyone to bring their own drinks so that we don't have the plastic bottle waste we had last year. Don't forget to bring blankets and chairs as well. 

 See you all next Friday!

Friday, August 16, 2019

The Summer 2019 Briarvine is Out!

The 2019 summer Briarvine is now out and copy should be found in your mailbox. If you would like an online version click below or checkout the Briarvine section of this site, where you can find past issues as well.

Briarvine Summer 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

Colleen Hughes-Hunter retirement picnic

Dear neighbors

My name is Christie Hughes I'm the daughter of Colleen. My mom has lived in the community for 26 years. She is one of the longest running home daycares in the community and has helped raise many of the children in the neighborhood. She is loved by all and will be greatly missed as she closes her daycare doors to a well-deserved retirement at the end of June.

I would like to honor her by throwing a picnic in the park on Saturday July 13th, 2-4pm. Look for us on the Parkfield side, we will have refreshments and cake. Please help get this message out to her friends and neighbors who may want to stop by to pay tribute to this wonderful lady! Be sure to bring a lawn chair to sit and socialize. If anyone has any questions and wants to contact me, my email is or call (613) 697-6383.

BCA, on behalf of Christie Hughes
ps: There will be a rain date on Sunday July 14th, 2-4pm.

Friday, July 5, 2019

A Midsummer Night’s Dream comes to Briargreen!

Bear & Company brings a A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Briargreen Park.
  • Date: Sunday July 7th.
  • Time: 7PM
  • Suggested donation: $20 per person.
Special request; we would love to include some audience members, or neighbourhood kids, in the scenes to participate as faeries. We ask any kids to arrive 30 minutes before the 7PM start so that we can build in their part.

Bring the whole family, a picnic, something to sit on, bug spray -- and rain gear (The show will go on, unless conditions turn unsafe.)

A love-struck Duke and his Amazon queen, warring monarchs of the Fairy kingdom, mismatched rival lovers, and a hapless troupe of improbable players all get knitted up into a tangled knot of desire and hilarity. How will the course of true love ever run smooth? Leave it to Puck to unravel the Dream!

If you can't make the Briargreen performance, then check out the schedule at to catch Bear & Co. at other locations across the city.

BCA on behalf of Bear and Company

Friday, June 7, 2019

Community Day!

Briargreen Community Day

Saturday June 8th - 11AM until 2:30PM
Saturday June 8th is our annual Briargreen Community Day.  It's a great opportunity to come out and mingle with your neighbours, so come and join us at the park. Bring a lawn chair to the event if you want to sit and chat.

This year we have so many great activities, there will be something for all ages. From scavenger hunts, a nine hole mini-putt course, to an eight piece jazz band and pony rides - we know you will have fun!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

May Membership Drive!

It is May and that means it is time for the Briargreen membership drive! You should have received the membership form by now, but if not we have you covered. Click below to download a PDF version that you can fill out, print and drop off with your membership fee to one of the three locations listed at the bottom of the form.

Please complete the form and drop it off by May 31st to help support this great community we live in!

Briargreen 2019 Membership Form

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019

19th Nepean Cubs & Scouts

Door-to-Door Bottle Drive
Wednesday evening, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Briargreen's 19th Nepean Cubs and Scouts will be doing their spring door-to-door bottle drive over the two upcoming dates:
  • Wednesday 10th April - the west side of the neighborhood (between Greenbank and Crofton) will be canvassed
  • Wednesday 17th April - the east side of the neighborhood (between Crofton and Centrepointe) will be canvassed
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 before then, call Scouter Charles at (613) 596-0382 to arrange an earlier pickup, or drop them on the porch at 31 Cedar Grove Ct.

Thanks again for your generous support!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Looking to Sell a Briargreen Bungalow?

Wanted, a Briargreen bungalow.  Longtime residents of Briargreen are now ready to downsize.  They are looking for a detached bungalow in the neighbourhood, renovated or in original condition.  Please contact Mary or Richard at

Monday, February 11, 2019

"Show What You Grow" Show

Thursday, February 21st, 7:30PM

City View United, Church Hall
6 Epworth Ave
Guests $4

What to know and how to participate in flower shows. Speaker: Anne Clark-Stewart. Mini show, light refreshments, garden items for sale. Guests $4. City View United, Church Hall, 6 Epworth Ave. For more information contact: or 613-224-3987. 

Friday, February 8, 2019

Briargreen Winter Skate Party

Sunday February 10th, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
The weather should cooperate this weekend, so pack those skates and come out for some good family fun at our annual skate party.  
Snow conditions permitting, the plan is to build a quinzhee.  If you want to take part in the construction Sunday morning, watch for updates on the Briarvine twitter feed or website.
When: Sunday February 10th1:30-4:00pm
Where: Our local skating rink (just off Carlaw Ave)
  • horse drawn sleigh rides
  • hockey shoot out
  • mingle with your neighbours
  • family skating on the main rink
  • music
  • fire pit
  • build a quinzhee
Enjoy free hot chocolate and refreshments.
See you there!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Teen Disco Skate Night

On Friday, January 18, 2019 there will be a family skate at the rink from 6 to 7 followed by a Teen Disco Skate Night from 7 to 9. This event is sponsored by the Briargreen Girl Guides, and there will be Beaver Tails and hot chocolate for sale! Come and join the fun!
  • 6 To 7 Family Skate
  • 7 To 9 PM Teen Disco Skate Night