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Rescue Chili Cook Off – Mar. 2nd

On Sunday, March 2nd, a Chili Cook Off is being held at the Barrhaven Legion from 12pm-4pm in support of Sit With Me, Ottawa Dog Rescue, and Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue!

For $10 admission you can sample the chili and vote for your favourite. There will also be a cash bar, music, bake sale, funny photos, and silent auction.

Spend a cold afternoon warming up while helping the animals!

Chili cook off

The Campaign for a Half Moon Bay Public Elementary School

As many of you are aware land at Millars Sound Way has been set aside for Half Moon Bay Elementary School in our community under the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. A very important vote is going to take place Tuesday, October 1st 2013. Currently, constructing a Half Moon Bay Public Elementary School is number two (2) on the priority list, but that could change for the good or the bad at the meeting on Tuesday October 1st.

As your Community Association we have met and decided to act to encourage and support members of our community to join the campaign to keep Half Moon Bay School a Top 2 Priority for Capital Funding. The timeline is tight and we know everyone is busy so we have come up with a bunch of options for everyone.

The OCDSB meeting will be held Tuesday, October 1st at 7:00pm at 133 Greenbank Rd

We Need Your Help!

  1. Sign up to be part of the Half Moon Bay Community Association Delegation to attend the OCDSB Meeting. (We need a minimum of 5 community members to pre-register).
  2. Attend the OCDSB meeting and register to speak in favour of Half Moon Bay Elementary School as a resident. The speaking time is 2 minutes and it can include a question.

Email Carrie Lynn at to register or if you need support with speakers notes or questions about the process.

If you are not able to attend the meeting...there are still ways to support this campaign!

Our community needs to be a strong voice in the ears and inboxes of our elected school board Trustees.

Here is a link to the webpage to contact ALL trustees. Other communities are mobilizing and we need to be heard that this school is a priority for our community.

Please also get in touch with Jan Harder, our City Councillor to ask for her support. Jan’s email is

And of course, for Twitter Users #hmbschool is available!

For support and questions please get in touch with Carrie Lynn at

6 Days to make Half Moon Bay School Happen!

A thank you from the Barrhaven Food Cupboard

Barrhaven Food Cupboard LogoOn behalf of all our volunteers and the families that call on us for food assistance, I thank you, the Half Moon Bay Community Association and all the participants in your second annual food drive for the Barrhaven Food Cupboard for your donations today.

Your contributions are particularly welcome at this time of year because summers are usually the "dry period" for donations and the proceeds from your food drive will help to replenish our depleted food supplies. As Barrhaven continues to grow, the increase in the number of families requesting food assistance is increasing at an even faster rate. In 2012, for example, an average 89 families requested helped each month. So far, in the first nine or so months of 2013, the monthly average has increased by 29-30% to about 115 families.

It is only with the support of good neighbours such as yourselves that we can continue to help those needing help in our community. Would you please pass our thanks along to all those involved in your food drive? Thank you!

Ken Lee
Coordinator, Community Food Drives & Dispatcher
Barrhaven Food Cupboard

IQRAA Arabic & Islamic School is accepting registrations!

IQRAA Arabic & Islamic School is pleased to announce that it continues to operate in Barrhaven in the same location at Pierre Elliot-Trudeau School at 601 Longfields Drive. Register online at and in person on September 7th, 2013.

Any fees paid to the afternoon Islamic studies are considered a donation to, a registered not-for-profit, which will be providing a tax receipt.

Phone: 613-323-7194


New Jockvale Road Bridge opens Friday, June 7

On Friday, June 7, the City of Ottawa will open a new bridge on Jockvale Road, the first of two bridges set to replace the existing two-way bridge that crosses the Jock River, just north of the Stonebridge community. Traffic on Jockvale Road will be diverted to the new bridge which will be temporarily open to two-way traffic until second bridge is completed this fall.

The bridge construction is part of a larger project which includes the widening of Jockvale Road to a four-lane urban divided roadway from Paul Metivier Drive to Cambrian Road and the installation of a new multi-lane roundabout at the Cambrian/Jockvale/Golflinks intersection. The City has also begun reconstruction of Cambrian Road from Jockvale to Greenbank Road, which includes improved street lighting and signage, and the installation of new storm sewers, curbs and sidewalks.

The Jockvale Bridge Project is a $23.9 million project and part of Ottawa on the Move, which advanced $340 million of capital projects to be completed from 2012 to 2014. Ottawa on the Move is about keeping our community and economy moving forward through strategic investments in a number of transportation, water and sewer projects to build a better city and create jobs.

*This content courtesy of the City of Ottawa website. View the original News Release.