Column: October 5, 2017

WOCRC hosting Flu Shot Clinic in Fitzroy

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) in the Fitzroy Harbour Hub at Bethel St Andrew's United Church, 184 Jack Lougheed Way will be holding flu shot clinic on Tuesday Oct 24, from 2-6pm. To help in the planning, please register by October 13 by calling 613-591-3686 ext. 327.

Please note, Ottawa Public Health will be starting their annual city-wide Flu Clinics in the near future. When dates, times and locations have been confirmed I will provide an update in an upcoming column.

Rural Community Building Grants – Last Call for 2017 Submissions

Calling all non-profit organizations located in Ottawa’s rural area. The Rural Affairs Office is still accepting applications to fund community projects and activities that benefit rural Ottawa.

All non-profit organizations located in Ottawa’s rural area can submit requests by October 2017. For more information on project eligibility and how to submit a proposal please visit

Cleaning the Capital 2017 Fall Campaign

Registration is now open for the annual fall GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign. Participants can register their cleanup projects by calling 3-1-1 or by using the online registration form available at This is an excellent opportunity for high school students to earn some community volunteer hours.

If your community group is participating and would like my help with your clean up, email me at or call 613-580-2475. I’d be happy to participate!

Please support my Thanksgiving food drive

My food drive is still on and residents have until 4pm on Friday, October 6 to drop off Thanksgiving-themed food items at my ward office at 5670 Carp Rd. We’re looking for items such as canned fruit, canned pumpkin, cranberry sauce, canned peas, canned gravy, boxes of stuffing, packages of cookies, jars of jam, coffee and tea. (Expired items won’t be accepted). My sincere thanks to all residents who have generously donated!

Thanksgiving Holiday schedule changes

There will be schedule changes for the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Monday, October 9. There will be no curbside, green bin, recycling or garbage collection on Thanksgiving Day. That day’s pick-up will take place on Tuesday, October 10 and collection will be delayed by one day for the week. A full listing of all schedule changes will be found on

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!