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


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

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.



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Saturday, May 30, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Clean out your cupboards and closets!
Join your neighbours in one of Ottawa’s most popular community garage sales.

(Rain Date: Sunday, May 31   8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Helpful Tips:

  1. Be prepared. Be ready to go the night before so that you don’t have to rush around in the morning.
  2. Plan your sale layout with customers in mind. Use marketing tricks to make your customers more likely to purchase your stuff!
  3. Price things carefully.
  4. Label things well.
  5. Be friendly. Greet people as they arrive — chat if they’re chatty.
  6. Be willing to bargain, but be less flexible at the start.
  7. Make sure you have change: quarters, loonies, toonies, $5 bills.
  8. Do not use a cash box. Keep your money on you at all times.
  9. Make it easy for shoppers to test electronic items. Have batteries and/or an extension cord available for testing.
  10. Make it easy for shoppers to take their purchases home. Have bags, boxes and newspapers available.

Ottawa Giveaway Weekend:

The Spring Giveaway Weekend will take place on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015

Don’t put your unwanted stuff in the garbage. Set them out at the curb on Giveaway Weekend. Tour your neighbourhood, community and city to find hidden treasures.

Read more here:

Community Clean Up – tomorrow!!!

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CGYHA Community Clean Up, Saturday, May 2nd,  is registered with the Ottawa Spring “Cleaning the Capital” Campaign

Join our team of volunteers as they clean up community common areas and pathways. Contact Parks & Pathways Rep, Lynn Spraggs if you would like to lend a hand.

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

New Executive Committee & Revised Constitution

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Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM on Friday, April 24th. Business was dealt with efficiently and everyone retired to enjoy drinks, snacks and a winning game for the Senators.

Special thanks to:

  • CGY&C President, Bob Bonisteel for taking the time to connect with our members.
  • Chelsea Coyle & the staff at the Clubhouse for great food and service.
  • Darlene Mercer, our outgoing Events Director & Jimmy Kim, our outgoing President. Thanks for all your years of dedication to our community.

Following approval at our AGM, the new Executive Committee members and revised Constitution have now been updated to our website.

AGM – Friday, April 24

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Friday, April 24, 2015
Carleton Golf & Yacht Clubhouse

6:30 p.m.

Kick off our Community Membership Drive!
Don’t forget your $15.00 or a cheque made out to CGYHA.

Vote in the new Executive Committee members and review Constitutional Changes!

Find out what’s new in your Community and how you can participate to keep our neighbourhood a safe, fun, friendly and vibrant place to live!

Pub Night immediately follows the AGM.

The slate of nominated candidates for 2015-2016 Neighbourhood Association includes:

President  Eric Bill
Vice President  Robert Weiss
Past President  Jimmy Kim
Secretary  Allison Smith
Treasurer  Mike Dickey
Events Director  Denae Moores
Membership Director  Marv Sywyk
Communications Director / Neighbourhood Watch  Lisa Geraghty
Street Rep Director  Nancy Mandigo
Parks & Pathways  Lynn Spraggs

As a candidate stands for each position, nominations are now closed in accordance with CGYHA Constituition (ARTICLE 4: OFFICERS Section 4)