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Introducing the 1st Annual Brighten Up Half Moon Bay Contest!


Here's how to enter:

  1. Become a member of the HMBCA (if you're not already!)
  2. Join the official HMBCA Facebook Group
  3. Post a photo of your decorated home (outdoor/exterior only please) to the Brighten Up Half Moon Bay Photo Album in the group
  4. Encourage your neighbours to "Like" your photo!

On December 20th at 8pm, the pictures with the most “Likes”will win:

Grand Prize

A 6 pack of Ski Passes for Mount Pakenham and a $75 Visa Prepaid Gift Card! A total value of $250!

Runner Up Prize

A 6 pack of Snow Tubing Passes for Mount Pakenham and a $25 Visa Prepaid Gift Card!

Rules: Entries need to be in the HMBCA area and the address may need to be verified if asked via private message. The winner will be notified by Facebook.

Sponsored by:

Mount Pakenham - Ottawa and the Valley's Family Snow Centre

Keeping Barrhaven Beautiful Contest

Councillors Jan Harder and Steve Desroches are launching a special contest for all Barrhaven elementary school residents on Monday (May 27th).

The contest, which originated from an idea submitted by six-year-old Owen, a student at Berrigan Elementary School, will ask students from kindergarten to grade six to submit a photo of an area  they think makes Barrhaven more beautiful somehow.

Possible entries could include photos of gardens the student helped plant, areas the student has helped cleaned up, or maybe even their favourite garden location in Barrhaven. The opportunities are endless.

To enter, students should submit their photos by email to or between Monday May 27th and Friday June 14th along with their name, their parent’s names, address, and phone number (all information will be kept confidential).

All entries will be posted on Pinterest (again no personal information will be posted other than first names) for the community to see and ‘like’.

Each entry submitted with all the necessary information will be eligible for prizes from the Barrhaven Councillors.

On your mark, get set…. garden!

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And The Winner Is…..


In our latest edition of The Mainstream, which was published on February 28th, we featured an Ottawa 67's ticket giveaway to registered members of the Half Moon Bay Community Association.

I am pleased to announce Shawn Akeson was the lucky winner of the draw!

Make sure you check out The Mainstream and stay informed about what's happening in the community.