Public Service Notice

AGM 2016 – Updated

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Carleton Golf & Yacht Clubhouse

6:30 p.m.

Pub Night immediately follows the AGM.

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! 
Renew your annual membership at the AGM for a chance to win great prizes including:

You only get a chance to win when you renew in person at the AGM.

The City surveyors’ drawings of drainage ditch elevations will also be available for viewing.

Guest speakers: Scott Moffatt, Ottawa City Councillor and Joel Trickey, GM Carleton Golf & Yacht Club

Vote in your new Executive Committee members:

  • President – Eric Bill
  • Vice-President – Robert Weiss
  • Secretary – Allison Smith
  • Treasurer – Michael Dickey
  • Events Director- Deanna MacArthur
  • Membership Director – Marv Sywyk
  • Communications Director / Neighbourhood Watch – Lisa Geraghty
  • Street Representative Director – Nancy Mandigo
  • Parks & Pathways Director – Lynn Spraggs

Thank you to all the current nominees for accepting their nomination.

If you would like to join our Executive and would like to know more please feel free to contact any Executive member directly or send us a message at

CGYHA COMMUNITY CLEAN-UPCleaning the Capital - Logo

Sunday, April 24th
1:00 pm at Mail Kiosk

Join your neighbours as we clean up community common areas and pathways. Supplies will also be on hand for pick-up at the AGM.

You can also pitch in by cleaning up common areas around your property.

CGYHA is registered with the “Tim Hortons Cleaning the Capital” Campaign.

Contact Parks & Pathways Rep, Lynn Spraggs if you would like to lend a hand.

High school students can get sign off on volunteer hours too!


The City of Ottawa is developing a new rate structure to fund its water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

The City will be hosting 8 consultation sessions across Ottawa between March 21 and April 7, 2016.

  • March 21, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Shenkman Arts Centre
  • March 29, 2016 at 7:00pm at the West Carleton Community Complex
  • March 30, 2016 at 7:00pm at City Hall
  • March 31, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Navan Memorial Community Centre
  • April 2, 2016 at 1:30pm at the Metcalfe Community Centre
  • April 4, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Kanata Recreation Complex-(formerly Walter Baker Place)
  • April 5, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre
  • April 7, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Nepean Sportsplex

Each consultation session will feature a presentation from City staff followed by a discussion session in small groups.
Have your say on this important issue by registering for a consultation session.
Residents who are unable to attend one of the sessions will be able to view presentation materials and complete the online feedback form.
For more information, visit



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

Keep It to 40!!!!

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Keep it to 40 colour
FREE “Keep it To 40 kmh” Lawn Signs are available at Manotick Office Pro during regular business hours.

Our community has a problem with speeding, even though our posted speed limit is 40 km/h.
The CGYHA receives many complaints about speeding within our community, particularly on Upton Road and Fairway Drive.

What Can You Do To Help?

Report  Speeding to the Ottawa Police Service
The Ottawa Police Service encourages people to contact them with information about speeders.  The OPS does investigate all reports of speeding and does follow up on each report.

There are two ways to report speeders to the OPS:

For more info, refer to our previous post “Speeding within the Carleton Golf and Yacht Community”

Wild Parsnip. Protect yourself, your family and pets.

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12771851-23053263-thumbnailWild Parsnip, a noxious and invasive plant that can have very serious side effects if it comes in contact with your skin, has been found along Upton Road and Aston Road.

Councillor Moffatt has good information on his website about the plant, how to identify it, what can happen if you come in contact with it, options control it (and what NOT to do) and how to prepare it for disposal.