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Spring and Summer Registration Starts Soon!
Swimming and Aqua Fitness Programs
All other Recreation Programs and Summer Camps
March Break adventures
March 13 to 17 is a great time to try something new, improve your sports skills and make new friends at the many day camps across the city. Days filled with physical activity, games, songs, crafts and special events, guarantee there will be no boredom in Ottawa.
Find FUN in 2017
Preschoolers can sing, climb, catch, and throw!
Children can learn new skills, make new friends and develop a talent. Art, badminton, cartooning, dance, fencing, gymnastics, hockey, improv, Jiu Jitsu, Karate, LEGO®, pottery, skating, tap, volleyball, writing, yoga and Zumba®!
Adults should play too! Learning a new skill and experiencing different activities stretches your brain and increases your confidence. Learn Spanish for your vacation, take ballroom dance with your partner or teach your dog some new tricks.
Summer Camps make memories! Experience themed fun in neighbourhood camps, explore new media in arts camps and develop new skills in sports programs. Register now to avoid disappointment.
With gyms, aerobic studios, weight rooms, pools, and arenas, we cover your Fitness needs from beginner to advanced!
Find a full range of leadership programs for youth 13 and up. There are three age-based levels to help you become skilled and ready for employment and even meet the 40 hours for high school community service requirements.
The City of Ottawa senior centres – Heron, Churchill, Kanata and Nepean – offer a wide range of programs
intended specifically for older adults. These activities also provide you with the opportunity to spend time with lifelong friends or to make new ones.
Art is in the air
Receive a hands-on introduction to the encaustic process at Faux Encaustic Sampler. This one day workshop will teach you how to create luminous art using acrylic mediums!
Showings at our Community Galleries
Trinity Art Gallery:
March 16 to April 17 – Ginny Fobert: Spill of Light
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* Public skating and wave swims are included in the All-Inclusive Membership only.
Please note that all membership fees are based on CLASS A, 1 year, membership rates and provide access to all 23 fitness facilities. Membership fees may be paid in full or in monthly installments. The fees shown below are provided in the monthly installment format and include the discount and HST.
CLASS A facilities typically have more amenities than CLASS B facilities.
The Nepean Sportsplex is the fitness facility nearest to the Glens. It is a Class A facility with many amenities including a swimming pool, skating and curling rinks, gymnasium, etc.
How can a member obtain a discounted membership?
Simply register in person at any of the 23 fitness facilities. Be sure to bring a piece of government issued photo ID (driver’s license or passport), and a current Glens Community Association Membership card. Contact Marilyn Booth firstname.lastname@example.org or 613 730-3879 to obtain your 2016-2017 Glens Membership card.
Memberships run from September 1 to August 31 of each year. Join anytime and only pay for the months remaining in the term. Membership fees may be paid in full or in monthly installments. (Fee information below).
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City of Ottawa Corporate or Group Fitness Membership Program Fee Information
The City of Ottawa offers a 20% savings off our CLASS A, All-Inclusive or One Option memberships for employees or members of participating Corporations and Groups.
About the Program
Memberships run from September 1 to August 31 of each year.
Join anytime and only pay for the months remaining in the term!
Membership fees may be paid in full or in monthly installments. The following fees are provided in the monthly installment format and include the discount and HST.
All Inclusive Memberships
Weight and Cardio Room
Aquafitness, Swimming (including Wave Swims)
Squash and Racquetball
Indoor Cycling and Spinning®
Adult – $ 36.13
Senior, Student, Youth – $ 29.40
Children and Parent(s) – $ 65.10
One Option Memberships:
Choose one of the following:
Weight and Cardio Room
Squash and Racquetball
Indoor Cycling and Spinning®
Adult – $27.85
Senior, Student, Youth – $ 22.38
Children and Parent(s) – $ 50.08
One Option Swimming Memberships:
This membership includes access to all swimming excluding wave swims.
Adult – $21.67
Senior, Student, Youth – $ 9.96
Children and Parent(s) – $ 40.04
Memberships available at all of our 23 CLASS A and CLASS B facilities. Visit our drop-in activities page for a listing of Aquafitness, Group Fitness and Indoor Cycling classes as well as our Public Skating and Swimming hours.
Discounts do not apply to programs or services outside of the above noted memberships and amenities. For example, swimming lessons, registered programs and children’s camps are not included.
Date: July 15th – 17th
Location: Kars Fair Grounds (1604 Old Wellington Street)
For more information visit, http://www.karsdogclub.ca/
Date: August 11th – 14th
Location: 1279 Colonial Road, Navan
For more information visit, www.navanfair.com
Date: August 13th – 14th
Location: Carp Fairgrounds (3790 Carp Road)
For more information visit, http://carpfarmersmarket.ca/carp-garlic-festival/
Date: August 19th – 28th
Location: 4837 Albion Road, Ottawa
For more information visit, www.capitalfair.ca
Date: Saturday, August 20th
Time: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Village of Manotick
For more information visit, http://manotickvillage.com/event/a-taste-of-manotick/
Date: August 24th – 27th
Location: Anderson Links Golf Club (4175 Anderson Road)
The CPC-16 four-day challenge will include VIP and media ploughing, social events and a tour of Ottawa, wrapping things up with an awards banquet on Saturday evening.
Full details on the competitions, special events, the Saturday outdoor market and display area, sponsorship opportunities and hotels are available at www.CPC-16.org. For the Ottawa Carleton Plowing Match please visit
WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT
– Drought Update Drought Deepening Again June 16, 2016 –
Moderate Drought severity has been reached in the southern parts of the watershed. However, the drought severity overall in the watershed is still Minor but is expected to reach Moderate status late next week. Residents on wells will need to use water conservatively. Municipalities may invoke water use bylaws and residents should find out what bylaws are in effect in their municipalities regarding water use as well as outdoor fires. In order that we can track impacts of the drought conditions in the watershed, we request that any individuals or businesses in the Rideau Watershed who may be experiencing difficulties with their wells please contact the Conservation Authority by calling 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504, ext. 1128 or 1132.
For Ontario’s Low Water Response program visit:
A city-wide burn ban is currently in effect.
“RAIN TAX AND OTHER IDEAS“
Be There if You are Concerned
Monday, June 13th, 2016, 7 P.M.
The MET, (Metropolitan Bible Church)
2176 Prince of Wales Drive
The City of Ottawa can’t meet the full costs of the stormwater system. The system exists to handle runoff from rain and melting snow. It is currently paid for by a levy on water bills for homes on municipal services. The City wants those of us on private services to pay, too.
MOST HOMES IN THE GLENS ARE ON PRIVATE WELL AND SEPTIC. WE PAY A LOT OF MONEY TO MAINTAIN OUR PRIVATE INFRASTRUCTURE. IT IS NOT FREE.
We are like 45,000 homes and businesses in broader Ottawa who do not contribute to the cost of stormwater infrastructure. The City is consulting residents NOT about whether we should pay for the infrastructure but on HOW we should be charged for it.
IT’S ALREADY DECIDED, WE MUST PAY UP! THE ONLY QUESTION IS HOW MUCH THEY CAN SOAK OUT OF US. IT’S A MONEY GRAB, PURE AND SIMPLE.
Flat fee option – The cost of stormwater services are divided equally among all property owners in Ottawa. Everyone is charged the same fee that the City will bill you for. May be most equitable solution, but collecting it will be expensive and inefficient unless included on tax bills.
Variable fee based on property assessment – Property assessments have nothing to do with how much runoff we have. Properties surrounded by concrete and asphalt produce lots of runoff. Homes in the Glens soak up the runoff. As well, stormwater infrastructure is poor in the Glens compared to most residential neighborhoods. This option is simply not fair.
Variable fee based on how much runoff you have – Fee based on property’s average impervious surface area (i.e., how much rainfall you soak up and how much runs into the stormwater system). Rate will vary depending on whether you live in a single detached home, a townhouse (includes duplex, triplex and semi-detached), or an apartment. A very simplistic and inequitable option. For ex., detached homes in built-up neighborhoods depend greatly on the stormwater system, but those in the Glens not at all.
Attend Open House on April 7, 2016, 7:00 p. at Nepean Sportsplex
Write: City Councillor Keith Egli at: email@example.com, or call his office: 613-580-2479
Write to: David Chernushenko (Chair, Environment Committee) at: David.Chernushenko@ottawa.ca
LOOK AT OUR PRESENTATION AT: GCA – Presentation to Keith Egli
On October 16th community leaders met with Mayor Watson and Councillor Egli to encourage open communication between communities and the city’s elected officials.
On October 17, community leaders and various sports groups gathered at the MInto Field. Mayor Watson and Councillor Egli cut the ribbon to the newly refurbished field. Special cake looking like a new field was presented.
WILDLIFE IN THE GLENS
COMMUNITY MAILBOXES (CMBs) COMING BY OCTOBER 19, 2015
Canada Post announced today that Glens door to door delivery will end next year. The switch will begin for postal codes that begin with K1T, K1V, K1Z, K2C, K2E, K2G and K2H. Expect an information package in the coming days. The package contains the survey and it will help in planning the location.
The map can be found at: https://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/apps/cmb?execution=e2s2
My father proudly served our country
Published on: November 8, 2014
August (Gus) Klovan with his sister Agnes in downtown Edmonton in 1946. Reaching the rank of Wing Commander, Klovan served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force , 1943-65. Courtesy of / Stephan Robert Klovan
It really is a privilege to live in our beautiful city Ottawa, which we too often take for granted. This is especially true when November rolls around and we all begin to focus on a very important date, Remembrance Day. We are constantly reminded of the upcoming Nov. 11 ceremonies as we pass by so many in our nation’s capital prominently wearing bright red poppies.
It’s even more significant to those of us who have family members who have proudly served our country by enlisting in the military. My father, August Klovan, willingly protected Canada as a Wing Commander in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. And every fall, as Nov. 11 approaches, we discuss as a family the importance of his role in our nation’s history.
When his younger sister, Agnes, sadly passed away at age 88 in Louisiana a couple of weeks ago, it compelled me to sort through our family photos and archives. Luckily, I came across an amazing vintage candid photo of them walking side by side in downtown Edmonton (circa 1946). Although my aunt was a civilian, she also assisted the war effort in her own way, even working as a “Rosie the Riveter” on an ammunition assembly line.
Fortunately, my dad is still alive and in relatively good health at age 91. As a family of a Canadian war vet, we are paying very close attention to the upcoming Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial with great interest and passion. This year is especially compelling and poignant in light of the recent tragic murders of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. Plus, 2014 marks 100 years since the beginning of the First World War — a conflict that changed the course of history.
In my world travels, I have always told everyone I meet that Ottawa is a “beautiful, safe, clean and green city.” Regrettably, now, after last month’s horrific attacks on our homeland military, I will no longer be able to include the word “safe” in my description. However, this has also galvanized my friends and I together so that we will never forget our past in the hopes of preserving our country’s future peace and freedom, that we so often take for granted.
Stephan Robert Klovan, Ottawa
The lights are on:
Pedestrian crossing lights at Merivale & Amberwood were switched on at 9:45 A.M. July 23, 2014.