On behalf of our 80-90 volunteers and the families who count on the Barrhaven Food Cupboard for help, thank you, the Half Moon Bay Community Association and the participants at your community event today for your support of the Barrhaven Food Cupboard.
Many people are surprised that a food cupboard actually exists in a community such as Barrhaven. The unfortunate reality is that the need for food assistance even in a community such as Barrhaven has increased significantly over the last several years.
In 2010, for example, the Barrhaven Food Cupboard provided food assistance to an average of 46 families a month. In 2011, the monthly average increased to 64 families. In August 2012, 102 families were served -- this translates into 369 persons, of which about 1/2 are children.
As the "neighbours helping neighbours" caption on the Barrhaven Food Cupboard logo emphasizes, it is only with the generosity and thoughtfulness of neighbours such as yourselves that the Barrhaven Food Cupboard can continue to provide some measure of help to those of our neighbours in need.
We are grateful for your support. Would you please pass our thanks along to your community association and the participants in your food drive.
Ken Lee Coordinator,
Community Food Drives & Dispatcher Barrhaven Food Cupboard.
Many neighbours have been asking about the start date for the construction of the park.
I received this information from Louise Cerveny via Jan Harder's office.
The construction of Tucana Park will commence next week with heavy equipment moving onto the site mid-week. I informed the community in June that construction would begin in mid August. The tender closed 2 weeks ago. The contractor awarded the project is D&G Landscaping. They are required to obtain bonding and liability insurance for each project and this can sometimes delay the start up date. We estimate that the construction will be 90% complete by the end of October (weather permitting). I have included a copy of the final concept Drawing in addition to the Landscape and 60% submission Planting Plan drawing, identical to the tender drawing.
Louise Louise Cerveny Planner - Project Manager
Parks Suburban and Rural SW and Urban Area, City of Ottawa