Column: October 27, 2016

Carleton Street renamed Jack Lougheed Way
 
On October 17, the former Carleton Street in Fitzroy Harbour was officially renamed Jack Lougheed Way. I couldn't think of a more appropriate person to be honoured with this renaming. Jack Lougheed has a long history of service in the Fitzroy Harbour community. As a community mentor and pastoral care leader, Jack dedicates much of his time to visiting with seniors experiencing sickness or failing health. Congratulations to Jack!
 
Carp Farmers' Market
 
The final Carp Farmers' Market of the season is Saturday, October 29. It will be a Kids' Club Halloween Spooktacular. There will be a haunted barn and costume contest (taking place at 11am). Plus, all who visit in their costumes will be able to trick-or-treat from booth to booth. The Market is open from 8am-1pm. (FYI, Carp Farmers' Market will hold their annual Christmas Market on December 2, 3pm-8pm, and December 3, 8am-2pm.)
 
Snow Go & Snow Go Assist programs
 
The City of Ottawa provides the Snow Go Program. It helps seniors and persons with disabilities find reliable contractors and/or individuals to clear snow from their private driveways/walkways. Once matched up with snow removal help, residents are responsible for making payments directly to the individual or contractor. Seniors and persons with disabilities can also apply to the Snow Go Assist Program. It provides financial assistance for a portion of their snow removal costs for eligible participants. For more information about any of these services visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).
 
Recruitment of outdoor rink operators and volunteers for the 2016-2017 season
 
The city is looking for community members to operate or support neighbourhood outdoor rinks. Grants are available to assist you in this endeavour. For more information or if you are interested in becoming a community outdoor rink operator or volunteer, contact the Seasonal Recreation Office at 613-580-2590 or seasonalrecreation@ottawa.ca.
 
Have a safe and fun-filled Halloween!
 
There are a lot of Halloween events happening in West Carleton-March in the coming few days. I’ve listed some on eliel-chantiry.ca under the “Ward Events” section.
                               
Wishing everyone a safe and fun-filled Halloween night. For those travelling on our roads, please remember to be very cautious of the excited and preoccupied ghosts and goblins roaming the streets. Drive slowly and be alert!

Column: October 29, 2015

Flu Shot Immunization Clinic in Ward 5

Unfortunately it’s that time of year – flu season. With it comes the reminder for residents to get their flu shot. Ottawa Public Health is holding a flu shot clinic on November 4 from 3:30-7:30pm at the West Carleton Community Complex, 5670 Carp Road.

You can also get the vaccine from your family doctor, participating pharmacies and at any of other Ottawa Public Health clinics (a complete listing can be found on eliel-chantiry.ca under the “Latest News” section of the homepage). You can also visit ontario.ca/flu and enter your postal code or address to find the nearest location where you can get your vaccine.
Accessibility services survey

The City of Ottawa is currently consulting on a new multi-year accessibility plan. Please visit ottawa.ca to complete a short survey and provide your input.

This is an opportunity to share innovative ideas on City programs, services and facilities to better ensure they are responsive to our diverse communities. Please contact the Accessibility Office (accessibilityoffice@ottawa.ca) should you require any assistance completing the survey.

4th Annual Whiskey Business Fundraiser

The Diefenbunker's 4th Annual Whisky Business Fundraiser is coming up on November 28, and tickets are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at whiskybusiness2015.eventbrite.ca.

With the help of Geoffrey Skeggs, master sommellier, guests will taste 5 different whiskies with 5 different food pairings. Light fare, tasting notes, and educational handouts are all part of this event. There will be a selection of prizes for raffle, with all proceeds going to the preservation of the Diefenbunker.

Have a safe and fun-filled Halloween!

There are a lot of Halloween events happening in West Carleton-March in the coming few days. I’ve listed many of them on my website (eliel-chantiry.ca) under the “Ward Events” section. There’s something for everyone’s taste – from family-friendly events through to spookier happenings not for the faint of heart!

Wishing everyone a safe and candy-filled Halloween night. For those travelling on our roads, please remember to be very cautious of the excited and preoccupied ghosts and goblins roaming the streets. Drive slowly and be alert!