ANNUAL EVENTS SPONSORED BY THE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY – Fall
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – early June.
This is a chance to make any concerns/issues known in a public forum.
The Executives of the Community Association are elected.
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE – held June every two years.
OPEN HOUSES – on issues of concern to the community.
NEWSLETTER delivered to every resident in Spring and Fall
WEB PAGE www.glenscommunity.ca
Glens will be celebrating Canada’s 150 Birthday in 2017
June 24, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
2080 Merivale Road
(St. Monica Parish)
MPP Lisa MacLeod is holding a special event on Monday, March 20 at the Ottawa Torah Centre. 111 Lamplighters Dr, Nepean, ON K2J 0C2
It’s a day of humanity, inclusion and acceptance so our fast growing community can get to know each other a bit better. Keynote address by Brian Lee Crawley of the Macdonald Laurier Institute who will be discussing what it means to be a Canadian and our survivors panel from some of the worst atrocities and persecutions in history- such as the Holocaust and the genocides of the Armenians, Yazidis and the Rwandans.
Tour for Humanity Bus Schedule
9:00AM Tour 1
10:00AM Tour 2
11:00AM Tour 3
1:00PM Tour 4
2:00PM Tour 5
3:00PM Tour 6
8:30-9:00AM Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership: Presentation “Canada’s Changing Population Demographics
9:00AM-9:40AM Rabbi Blum, Ottawa Torah Centre & Dr. Aisha Sherazi
11:30-12:00PM Lunch and Learn Registration
12:00-1:00PM Imam Delic, South Nepean Muslim Community to provide remarks “Being Canadian” and take questions, and introduce Dr. Brian Lee Cowley, MacDonald Laurier Institute
1:00PM-2:00 PM Rabbi Bulka Moderates Survivors Panel Discussion
2:00-2:30PM Questions from the Floor
3:00-3:40PM Presentation by Rabbi Blum and Dr. Aisha Sherazi
The Log Farm will open to the public as a Confederation Pavilion on March 4, and continue until April 16, with special 2017 programming. Visitors can take a wagon ride into the sugar bush, where they can help collect the sap and see maple syrup being made.
The Moore Farm is home to the Centre d’écologie et d’agriculture urbaine de Gatineau, and will offer special 2017 programming from March 21 to September 21. Visitors can enjoy an exhibition on the history and present-day reality of agriculture and forestry in the Outaouais Region.
Glens Holiday Brunch, Ramada on the Rideau
On a sunny day, December 4th, about 40 residents gathered for our annual holiday brunch. As it was the first event of the season we had an entire River Lounge to ourselves. In attendance were also Councillor Keith Egli and his lovely wife Kristen. Present was also Glens newest resident, one week old Beckett Benjamin, who peacefully slept under the Christmas Tree with proud mother Nicole nearby.
The River Lounge was festive and a buffet visually tempting. The new chef has done a wonderful work. Our menu included, green salad (mesclun, arugula, red leaf, cucumbers and grape tomatoes) with two dressings; beet salad, marinated vegetables and potato salad. There was plenty of salmon with red onion and capers. The soup was butternut squash and delicious. Hot dishes included traditional breakfast dishes and eggs Benedict. Lunch dishes included pasta, fish and turkey. Meat carving station was serving roast beef and roast pork with cranberry, horseradish and mustard. Side dishes included roasted sesame potatoes and delicious rice pilaf. There were also pancakes, sausages and bacon. The baked good table included croissants, two kinds of buns, French pastry (apples and cherry) and muffins and cookies. The sweets table was tempting with its arrays of fresh fruits, crème brulee with blueberries and candy cane (great hit with kids and adults alike), French macaroon, several types, Nanaimo bars, and other sweet delights. Drinks included orange and cranberry drinks and coffee. Our event was closely supervised by Catering Manager, who also greeted guests and helped with the seating. Praise and compliment were lavished on food and ambiance. The room was set in a way that allow for both table conversation and visiting/chatting with neighbours. Kids could run freely. Residents were treated to the door prices sponsored by the association. In t was all in a hands of kids who pull the names. Lucky winners were treated to boxes of chocolates or cans of shortbread cookies. A special Inuit drawing by Ame Papatsie (Pangnirtung, Nunavut) was presented to Councillor Egli. It was entitled “Gaining Trust” and illustrated a legend of Sedna Sea Goddess.
We like to thank Ramada management for preparing this special brunch and make our getting together that much more pleasurable.
Chance to meet neighbours, relax, have a bite, chat.
Dec 4th,Sunday, 12-Noon meet us at Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau
RSVP by December 2nd
Looking for unique gifts? You’ll find them at our Christmas Market And Bistro, Saturday, November 26, 2016, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Merivale United Church, 1876 Merivale Road
Local vendors will showcase their Handmade Crafts, Textiles and Jewellery Accepting Cash, Cheques and Credit Cards Proceeds will help repair and maintain our Heritage Building
GLENS FAMILY AND FRIEND PICNIC
On Saturday, September 10, 2016 over 200 residents -adults and children, had fun at our local Pineglen Park. The event was prepared by our fearsome team: (l to r), Nicole, Agnes, Stephan, Pat, Marie, & Marilyn (missing from photo).
The music was provided by The Ottawa Simcha Band which is a group of friends who try to make the world a happier place through their music. They have a huge repertoire of popular songs played with energy and enthusiasm and they encourage their audiences to get involved through singing and dancing.
The Festivities were formally opened by In a world class performer Internationally acclaimed singer, TAMMY LAVERTY whose stirring rendition of OUR national anthem, “O Canada” officially kicked off our celebration at 12 noon!!! Tammy has performed both the Canadian and US National Anthems all over North America and numerous NHL Hockey Games, NFL and CFL Football Games and other major sporting events and special celebrations, from coast to coast in both Canada and the USA! She recently WOWED the sold out audience of the Ottawa Senators when she performed it wearing her stunning red “Sens Jersey Dress” and will be also performing “O Canada” again this fall for another “Red Blacks” home football game at the TD Place Lansdowne Park!
Our Councillor, Keith Egli and our newly elected MP Chandra Arya formally welcome residents. His worship Jim Watson came around lunch time and congratulated the community seeing how all ages were having fun. We were also joined by the fire truck, police cruiser and K-9 Unit with Special Constable Copper. All first responders were warmly greeted by kids and adults alike and had to respond to many questions.
WE were also blessed with a special treat courtesy of our resident diplomat with the Pakistan High Commission who resides in Pineglen Annex. His friends and family “officially” attended our picnic and represented their country, offering a little glimpse into their culture, food and artistry in a lovely, cultural way in our community! Their display offering an authentic delicious cuisine yummy “Samosas” and other tasty treats. On hand was a display of cards and maps They also offered a hugely popular “Henna Tattoos” available for anyone who would like to try this ancient form.
The highlight of the day was a Pie Baking contest sponsored by Ramada on the Rideau River. There were 11 delicious entrants. Our celebrity judges Gay Cook (Ottawa Citizen), Pam Collacutt (CTV News & Trillium Cooking School) and David Godsoe (RAMADA By The Rideau, Head Chef) had a tough time to pick a winner. The winning entry was a pear pie baked by Allison McKay. The first price was a day stay at Ramada and a dinner gift certificate, 2nd price was a generously donated by famed “Celebrity Chef”, Margaret Dickenson! The lucky “Silver Medalist” received a personally autographed copy of her latest (Coffee Table Collector) Cook Book……”Margaret’s Table”! (winner of 4 major international awards, including the Best of the Best Cookbook spanning a 12 year period in the entertaining category at the Gourmand World). 3rd prize winner received an exquisite coffee table book “BAKING with JULIA” by famed author, Julia Child!
See how much fun we had!!!!
Hugely popular cotton candy!!!
Fun in Bouncing castle
Face paintings, fun for adults and kids
DIG OUT your Grandmother’s famous pie recipe(s) and GET READY to compete!!! Please join us September 10, Saturday.
Everybody welcome, come and have fun, meet your neighbours, play games, have a bite and enjoy lazy day at the park. Watch for more posters and more surprises, don’t miss this event, volunteer, give us some ideas.