HELP CELEBRATE CAREGIVERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
The Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Heroes in the Home Caregiver Recognition Awards.
These awards are presented to family members, friends, volunteers and health care professionals whose kindness and commitment allow people to live full lives in their communities, despite the limitations of age, illness or disability.
HOW TO NOMINATE A CAREGIVER
Say ‘thank you’ to a caregiver you know by nominating them for a Heroes in the Home award. The deadline for nominations is February 27, 2015.
– See more at: healthcareathome.ca
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 Drive
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!
North Gower Client Service Centre
2155 Roger Stevens Drive, North Gower
Councillor Scott Moffatt and City of Ottawa Staff will meet with CGYHA Homeowners to address water drainage issues within our community. If you have an issue you would like addressed, please bring photos for reference.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Marv Sywyk firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 613-491-1390.
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 (www.christmastrees.on.ca).
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.
The meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening (Wednesday, December 10th) has been cancelled due to the impending snow storm.
Some of the staff who should be at our meeting will likely be working overtime addressing the road conditions. There is also the concern that anyone attending might encounter dangerous driving situations. Scott Moffatt & City of Ottawa staff plan to reschedule in January.
The City of Ottawa offers two programs that can help:
The Snow Go Program provides a matching service for seniors and people with disabilities looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways. Residents who participate in this program are responsible for paying the individual or contractor removing the snow.
The Snow Go Assist Program provides financial assistance to eligible low-income seniors (60+) or persons with disabilities looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways. Approved participants may be reimbursed for 50 % of the cost of snow clearing per event, up to a seasonal maximum of $250. Rural applicants who have excessively high cost of snow removal, as defined by staff, are eligible up to 50% of the cost of snow clearing for their private driveways and walkways per event, up to a maximum of $450 per term.
For more information about the Snow Go and the Snow Go Assist programs, please visit ottawa.ca/snowgo or call 3-1-1.
Do you know a Snow Angel who deserves recognition?
A Snow Angel is a neighbour or friend that has volunteered to help you, or someone you know who is elderly or has a disability, to improve their accessibility during the winter by clearing snow or ice from their driveway, steps or walkway.
If you know of a resident of Ottawa who is a Snow Angel, the City of Ottawa wants to thank them!
Snow Angels will be recognized with a certificate signed by the Mayor and a custom keychain with a snowflake symbol and Ottawa logo.
To nominate a resident for recognition as a Snow Angel, please give the City the name and address of the candidate, as well as relevant details (who they are helping and how) by one of the following methods:
- Email: email@example.com
- Mail: Attention: Paul McCann, City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Crescent, 5th floor, K2G 6J8
- Fax: 613-580-9605 Attention: Paul McCann
Bob Bonisteel , the new President of Carleton Golf & Yacht Club announces opportunities for CGYHA members:
“TO: CARLETON GOLF & YACHT HOMEOWNERS
FROM: CGYC MANAGEMENT
A) FITNESS CENTRE OPENING
Carleton Golf & Yacht Club is pleased to announce the opening of the club’s new FITNESS CENTRE.
The club is also very pleased to introduce a special WINTER FAMILY MEMBERSHIP for Carleton Golf & Yacht Homeowners.
A homeowners’ family membership fee of $99.00 + HST will provide access to the facility for the months of December 2014, January, February and March 2015.
To start, the center will be open for use from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday. In January, the facility will be available outside of office hours by using an access key card or fob ($25.00 deposit).
Membership fees can be paid at the club office. A waiver form must be completed and signed upon payment.
Those homeowners who have joined the Waterfront/Backyard Development Project are exempt from the $99.00 fee.
B) CARLETON GOLF & YACHT HOMEOWNERS GOLF PACKAGES
The Board of Directors and the new management at the golf club have made it a priority to investigate the potential for new initiatives that would be win/win for the club and the people who live at the golf course.
With this in mind, homeowners should be aware that the club is looking at various trial membership packages for Carleton Golf & Yacht homeowners that could include golf, fitness, dining and other amenities.
The club hopes to have a series of offerings to homeowners before the end of January 2015.
Call CGYC president Bob Bonisteel for details at 613-692-5502.”