Column: October 12, 2017

Trunk or Treat

West Carleton Trunk or Treat is happening again this year on Saturday, October 28 from 2-4pm at the Kinburn Community Centre, 3045 Kinburn Side Road. Trunk or Treat is where all cars park in a circle, the trunks are popped open and kids trick or treat from car to car. There will be prizes for best decorated car, best family theme and best costumes. There will also be games, colouring, fire trucks, a photo booth, tattoos and much more! Tickets are $5 per child. Proceeds will go directly to the Constance Bay Flood Relief Fund. For more details and to register, visit the event Facebook Page at

5th Annual All That Glam Fundraiser for Nunavut

The 5th Annual All That Glam Jewelry Fundraiser for Nunavut is taking place on Saturday, November 25 at the Richcraft Recreation Centre in Kanata. There will be tens of thousands of pieces of gently-used jewelry and brand-name handbags up for sale. There will be a silent auction featuring some beautiful designer bags or unique pieces of jewelry.

Leading up to this sale event on November 25, my ward office (5670 Carp Rd.) will be collecting gently used handbags and costume jewelry. If you have items you can part with, then please drop them off Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. We will be collecting items until November 10.

All That Glam raises money for school breakfast programs in Nunavut, and since inception they have donated over $100,000 to Nunavut’s much-needed breakfast programs. For further details visit

2018 Pre-Budget Consultation continues

Residents can still provide comments to the City of Ottawa as part of the 2018 Pre-Budget Consultation process currently underway. Your feedback helps inform the City’s budget priorities, and contributes to key decision about investments in services that you want and need. There are a number of ways to share your ideas and suggestions for the 2018 Budget:

  • Email
  • Participate in
  • Tweet @ottawacity using the hash tag #ottbudget
  • Call 3-1-1
  • Attend pre-budget public consultations hosted by City Councillors (see for remaining dates, times and locations)
  • Attend and/or register as a public delegation atStanding Committee, Board or Commission meetings where the budget will be reviewed and discussed. (A listing of these meetings is noted on