Decorating Contest Winners!

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Decorating Contest!


#1st Prize – Barb Munshaw and Francesco Simonaiti


#2nd Prize – Ron Arsenault and Joan Watt


#3rd Prize – Jeff and Linda Roberts



Someone will contact you shortly to arrange for you to receive your prize.


REMINDER: Christmas Party this Sunday at the Clubhouse

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Christmas Party this Sunday (December 10th) at the Clubhouse!


There is still time to reserve your spot for the Carleton Golf & Yacht Club’s Christmas Brunch!  Email Chelsea McEvoy to reserve your spot. View the menu and pricing here.


CGYHA Party begins at 1pm!


Helpers Needed

  • Teens to help with the kids activities – it’s a fun and festive way to earn community service hours
  • Someone musical to lead a carol sing-a-long.

Please contact the cgyha event coordinator, Amanda Maltby at if you’d like to help spread some Christmas cheer!

See you there.



Decorating contest!
Light up the night with your holiday lights for a chance to win a prize in our annual decorating contest. Good luck!

CGYHA Christmas Party

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The Carleton Golf & Yacht Club has extended an invitation to the CGYHA community to join their members for a Christmas brunch on Sunday December 10th between 11am – 1pm. Adults: $27.50, Children under 12: Half price. Reserve your spot by emailing Chelsea McEvoy before December 5th at

Carelton Golf & Yacht Homeowners Association Christmas Party begins at 1pm!

Share some Holiday cheer with your friends and neighbours and join in the festive activities including a visit from the Big Man himself!

CGYHA events

Santa visit -1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Horse-drawn sleigh rides – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Kid’s games and carol-singing – 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

…and don’t forget about the decorating contest!
Light up the night with your holiday lights for a chance to win a prize in our annual decorating contest. Judges will be driving around on the evening of the 10th, so make sure your lights are on!

CGYHA Christmas Events & Contest Winners

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CGYHA Christmas Party & Trolley Rideseric-santa

Thank you to everyone who attended the Christmas Party and Trolley Rides on Sunday, December 18th. It was a lot of fun and great to see everyone!

A special thank you to Sunny and Caroline for leading the Christmas carol sing along – the kids really enjoyed it and the games!

Thanks also to those who generously supported the Ottawa Food Bank with a donation.

We’d also like to thank:

  • Gary Scharff from Hollybrooke Farms for the rides,trolley
  • Alex for the Christmas music
  • teen volunteers Holly, Damon and Aiden.
  • Rob Koktan for taking photos with Santa
  • and of course thank you to he big man himself for stopping by.

To request a digital file of your family photos taken with Santa, please contact our Events Coordinator, Deanna MacArthur by email at

CGYHA  Holiday Decorating Contest

The Winners are:1st-prize-img_0107

1st Prize  – 6516 Marina Dr

2nd Prize –  6598 Marina Dr

3rd Prize – 1226 Upton

Honourable Mention- 6545 Rideau Valley Dr

Winners can contact our Events Coordinator, Deanna MacArthur by email at to arrange to receive their prize.

Thanks to all who participated in our annual decorating contest and contributed to the festive spirit of our community

CGYHA Christmas Events

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CGYHA Christmas PartySanta 2015

Sunday, December 18, 2016
2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Carleton Golf & Yacht Club

Share some Holiday cheer with your friends and neighbours.
Join in festive activities including a visit from the Big Man himself! Fun for all ages.

Helpers Needed

Teens to help with the kids activities – it’s a fun and festive way to earn community service hours.
Someone musical to lead a carol sing-a-long.
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”
Please contact your Events Coordinator, Deanna MacArthur at or 613-889-5213

CGYHA Sleigh Rides + Holiday Decorating Contest

Sunday, December 18, 2016
4:30pm – 6:30 pm
Carleton Golf & Yacht Club

222913272_1647812302_mEnjoy the festive spirit in our community while riding on a horse-drawn trolley from Hollybrooke Farms.
Light up the night with your holiday lights for a chance to win a prize in our annual decorating contest.



Please support the Ottawa Food Bank by bringing your cash or non-perishable food donations.

Holiday Decorating Contest Winners!

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There was lots of holiday spirit alight in the neighbourhood for our Annual Holiday Decorating Contest.

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1st Place – 6598 Marina Dr – Barb Munshaw and Francesco Simonaitis for their unconventional colour theme and vertical feature.
2nd Place – 6563 Lewis Way – Joe and Shannon Giammaria.
3rd Place – 6413 Clingin Lane – Ron Arsenault and Joan Wyatt
Honorable Mention – 6611 Marina Drive -Jill Craig


Thank you to everyone who put such a great amount of time and effort into making their house look merry and bright! Special thanks to our guest judge, Darlene Mercer!

Santa Party & Horse Drawn Trolley RidesSanta 2015

We had a great turnout at our Santa Party at the CG&Y Clubhouse, including a visit from the Jolly Old Elf himself!

Kids enjoyed making marshmallow snowmen, colouring pages and face painting. Everyone shared some holiday cheer with snacks and refreshments.

Two of our students focused on the importance of giving by selling their handmade Christmas crafts and greeting cards and raising $50 for Welcome Box.

The party was followed by horse-drawn trolley rides through a circuit in the neighbourhood. The entire event felt a lot like Christmas despite the warmer temperatures and lack of snow.

Thanks to the staff at Carleton Golf & Yacht, The Scharfs and their horse team, St. Nick, our helpers – Grace and Piper and our Events Director, Denae Moores, who put on such a wonderful event.


President’s Corner and Safety Reminders

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President’s Corner

Hi neighbours!

Well, it’s certainly been a great December for golf, but I’m hoping we’ll get some snow before Christmas (yes, I said it). There are a few topics I wanted to briefly discuss:

  • The CBC news has reached out to me looking for your interesting stories; there’s not much context that was provided, but I’d imagine they’re looking for comedic tales, unique experiences, etc. living here in the CGYC neighbourhood. I’m sure there’s a few out there. Please reach out directly to Emily Ridlington of the CBC: if anything comes to mind.
  • A friendly reminder to pick up your dog’s poop; I’m getting people sending me pictures of it in the street and I’d like to avoid this going forward.
  • We’re planning a ‘Winter Warm-Up’ night at the end of January at the Swan, so stay tuned for a note about that once we have more details.
  • I’m looking forward to our annual Christmas party this Sunday, 2:30-4:30pm at the club house with food and drinks as well as Santa, followed by Horse Drawn Trolley rides at 4:30pm to tour the neighbourhood. Hope to see you Sunday!
  • Don’t forget to light up the night at dusk on Sunday, December 20 for our annual Holiday Decorating contest! CGYHA panel of “experts” will award prizes to the most festive looking homes in the neighbourhood.


Eric Bill
President, Carleton Golf & Yacht Homeowners’ Association

Holiday Security Reminder

Some notes from West Carleton and Rideau Goulbourn Community Police Centre:

“As Christmas Season approaches, we would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday.  We ask you to remember that winter roads create dangerous conditions and we urge you to slow down.  In addition, the holidays can be an opportune time for criminal activity.  The following are some of the more “holiday”concerns:

Theft from Vehicles:  Please do not leave valuables (including wrapped or unwrapped gifts) in plain view in your vehicle.  Remove valuables and Lock your vehicle!  Contact your local Ottawa Police Community Police Center for a free “All Valuables Removed” Card…they make great stocking stuffers!

Distraction Thefts:  Do not leave your purse in the shopping cart! Not all people are good intentioned; that person who was only looking for assistance in reading a label at the grocery store, was really a distraction so an associate could grab the wallet from your purse – Close it and keep it close!!!

Residential Break and Enters: Have someone watch your home if you are going away, use timers, have someone park in your driveway…etc. and of course, remove all valuables (gifts etc.) from view.

Frauds of all types– Namely CRA and Citizenship/Immigration Canada phone calls-Reminder that CRA and CIC do not contact by phone and ask for overdue money or money to settle warrants for your arrest. Do not divulge any information.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Merry Christmas!”

West Carleton and Rideau Goulbourn Community Police Centre
613-236-1222 X 6213

Santa Party & Trolley Rides

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An Invitation to all Neighbours to Celebrate the Season!

Santa Party

Sunday, December 13, 2015
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Carleton Golf & Yacht Club House

All welcome: young or old, naughty or nice.
Games and activities for the young and “young-at-heart”!
And, of course, a visit from the Jolly old soul himself.
Gather with friends and share some Yuletide spirit.
Purchase greeting cards handmade by local youth in support of Welcome Box.

Refreshments and treats for all to enjoy.

Horse Drawn Trolley Rides

Sunday December 13, 2015
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Carleton Golf & Yacht Club House

Tour the neighbourhood and enjoy the display of Holiday lights.

Holiday Decorating Contest

Sunday December 20, 2015

Light up the night! Dress your home in its holiday best for a chance to win great prizes. 


CGYHA Christmas Events 2014

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Afternoon Tea with Santa

CGYHA staged another successful neighbourhood Christmas party at Carleton Golf &     Yacht Club on Sunday, December 7th. Children and adults alike enjoyed a hot chocolate bar with a visit.  Lots of food and good cheer with many new faces joining us this year!


 Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides & Holiday Decorating Contest

On the evening of Sunday, December 14th, CGYHA hosted horse-drawn trolley rides through our community. Many neighbours came out to enjoy the spirit of the season and good weather with gently falling snow. The neighbourhood looked magical with so many beautifully decorated homes. Spirits were bright. Hot chocolate and coffee enjoyed by all.  Special thanks to Grace and Cody (who did all the work!) from Hollybrooke Farms.

Congratulations to the following 2014 Holiday Decorating Contest winners!

  •  1st Prize: Neil & Carole Pickles  6415 Aston Rd won top prize, a festive wine basket and gift certificate for the Black Dog Bistro.
  • 2nd Prize: Ken & Jane Kroeker, 1304 Fairway Drive &
  • 3rd Prize: Justin, Cheryl & Cassandra Calow, 6531 Marina Drive won festive wine baskets and gift certificates for the Red Dot Cafe.
  • Honourable Mention: Andre Deschamps & Josette Bjorkes, 6608 Marina DriveHoliday Decorating Winner 2014

The Carleton Golf & Yacht Homeowners Association would like to acknowledge all residents who decorated their homes in the spirit of the season. Thank you for brightening our community!

Christmas Tree Safety and Disposal

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Courtesy of Rural Affairs Office – Ottawa

It’s time to trim that Christmas tree, and if you’re using a real tree, buy a fresh tree and keep the base of the trunk in water at all times. If purchasing a real tree, consider buying one through a local member of the Christmas Tree Farmers of Ontario (

Water fresh trees daily. Keep your tree away from any ignition source such as the fireplace, heaters or candles. Check all sets of lights before decorating. Before you put those lights on the tree or around the front window check the cords closely. Discard any sets that are frayed or damaged.

Christmas trees will be picked up as part of the regular garbage and recycling collection schedule in January. Trees must be free of decorations and not wrapped in plastic bags.