AGM 2017 – Reminder

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Friday, April 28, 2017
Carleton Golf & Yacht Clubhouse

6:30 p.m.

Pub Night immediately follows the AGM.

Help kick off our Membership Drive!

Arrive early for the AGM with your membership fee for a chance to win Prizes! Bring either a cheque made out to CGYHA or cash in the amount of $15 (the correct amount would be greatly appreciated). Your street reps will be there at 6:10 pm to greet you!

prizes include:

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

Vote in your new Executive Committee members:

President – Eric Bill
Vice-President – Robert Weiss
Secretary – Allison Smith
Treasurer – Michael Dickey
Events Director – Amanda Maltby
Membership Director – Lara Charlebois
Communications Director / Neighbourhood Watch – Deanna MacArthur
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 more information, please send us an email to cgyha@outlook.com.

View the proposed amendments to the Constitution for 2017

CGYHA COMMUNITY CLEAN-UPCleaning the Capital - Logo

Sunday, April 30
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!


Saturday, June 10, 2017
(Rain Day, Sunday June 11)

8:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

Update: Flood Warning

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Sand and bags available at city yards

The City of Ottawa will have sand and bags available this weekend at city yards, including those on Rideau Valley and Roger Stevens drives. Here is the full list of city yards and the opening hours:

  • 29 Hurdman Rd. (24 hours, seven days a week).
  • 1683 Woodward Dr. (24 hours, seven days a week).
  • 4244 Rideau Valley Dr. (Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., & Mon to Fri 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
  • 2145 Roger Stevens Dr. (Sun: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon to Fri during working hours).
  • 2941 March Rd. (Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
  • 4127 John Shaw Rd. (Monday to Friday 7a.m. to 3 p.m.).
  • Jamieson Street in Britannia Area.

If you feel you are in danger of flooding and need help sandbagging and/or picking up sand, please contact us via email at cgyha@outlook.com and we will do our best to help. Also remember to collect anything that could get carried away by the water (patio furniture, BBQs, etc.).

View a map of the affected areas.

Flood Warning

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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority issued a flood warning today. To stay up-to-date on developments visit their website.


Townhall: CGYHA Drainage Issues

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Tuesday, May 17 at Alfred Taylor RA 
2300 Community Way, North Gower
Doors open at 6:30 pm

Residents of Carleton Golf & Yacht are invited to a townhall with Councillor Moffatt and city staff.

The meeting will focus on the survey that was on display at the AGM and to discuss possible solutions to the historic poor drainage in the area.

If you have specific issues but cannot attend in person, please contact Marv Sywyk or Guy Goodman or

Scott Moffatt
City Councillor
Rideau-Goulbourn Ward 21
Office: 613-580-2491
Fax: 613-580-2531
Twitter: @RideauGoulbourn

Holiday Decorating Contest Winners!

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

1st - 6598 Marina Drive 2

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.


Community Safety

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  • As the days get shorter, darkness falls earlier and neighbours who walk in the evening become less visible to drivers.

To protect yourself, your pets and drivers on the road, please wear something that is brightly coloured. Consider wearing a reflective garment and/or light for you and your pet.



As always, for the safety of our children, our pets and our community, please respect the posted speed limit of 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”

CGYHA Street Party!

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Saturday September 12th   4:00 – 9:00 p.m
Timagami Court

Rain date: Sunday September 13th

Join your neighbours for our annual celebration of our community.
A chance to catch up with old friends or meet a new one. Got a new neighbour? Bring them along!
Refreshments, BBQ and Corn
Games for all ages.

NEW 50/50 DRAW – Proceeds to Youth of Manotick Association 

YOMA is a community youth organization created by youth for youth in Manotick and the surrounding rural communities of Ottawa. The ultimate goal of YOMA is to be able to build a youth centre, which would offer community focused social and preventative programs, intervention services, life skills development and leadership opportunities.

Do you live on the “best” street in the neighbourhood? Show it!!!
Come to the Street Party wearing the colour assigned to your street. It could be anything – a tshirt, a hat, a scarf, a wig!
We’ll calculate the highest level of participation and declare that street the “Street Spirit Champions!”


LEWIS WAY – Orange
UPTON ROAD – Light Blue

Information about CGYHA Events is always available at cgyha.com


Your CGYHA Street Party is generously sponsored by
Robinson’s Your Independent Grocer,
Star Toilet Rentals & Septic Pumping 
Millers Farm & Market.