‘It’s like the Queensway out there some days:’ Speeding boats irk residents, wakes damage shoreline

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A few of the area’s waterfront residents met with the Ottawa Citizen to voice concerns with the wake issue and how it negatively affects the properties and enjoyment of the waterway.  You can read the article here:


Public Service Announcement

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Wakes causing damage to shorelines and private property

CGYHA and Councillor Moffatt are asking boaters to please recognize the high waters right now and to please keep your boat speeds low so they don’t cause large wakes. The shorelines are already flooded from this week’s rain and large wakes are causing substantial damage to shorelines as well as private property, structures and docks.

Please be cognizant of the issues this can cause residents living on the shoreline. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in this matter.

Thank you.

CGYHA Pub Night at the Clubhouse

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at the Clubhouse
Friday August 11, 2017 starting at 7:00 pm


CGHYA in collaboration with the Carleton Golf & Yacht Club,  will be holding a Pub Night upstairs at the Clubhouse on Friday August 11, 2017.
If attendance is good, we are hoping for regular Pub Nights throughout the year at the Club, so organize a group of friends and neighbours and come to the Club for a drink! This is a great way to get together right in our own community.


An appetizer menu will be available.


CGYHA Upcoming Events

More information on upcoming events will be coming soon!

CGYHA Street Party  September 9th  (Rain date Sept 10th.)
CGYHA Nine & Dine  September 17th
CGYHA Fall Pub Night  October 20th



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The CGYHA executive committee is losing a valuable member of its executive team. Robert Weiss, the Vice-President is leaving the community, so will no longer be able to serve.

We would like to reach out to residents for a volunteer who might be interested in filling the VP position. The duties required are outlined in the Constitution which can be found here on the website.

Thank you to Robert Weiss for his years of service and dedication to the community!

If you are interested in filling the position or would like more information, please contact us by email at cgyha@outlook.com.


CGYHA executive committee

Dealing with Damaged Shorelines

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Dealing with Damaged Shorelines

RIDEAU VALLEY WATERSHED, Thursday, June 15, 2017 — Recent high waters have caused erosion damage and damage to shoreline structures, particularly east of Cumberland along the Ottawa River and in the upper reaches (Tay Valley Watershed) of the Rideau Valley Watershed.

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) recognizes that some of the remedies for damage may need more than just a minor “tweak”.

This is a reminder to all landowners to check with your local Conservation Authority to see if approval is required prior to doing any “clean-up” work along your shoreline (e.g., shoreline stabilization or repair to shore works, erosion control, dock construction, etc.). There are also restrictions to when you can undertake in-water work and possibly other approval agencies that require consulting depending on where you are in the watershed (e.g., Parks Canada and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests).

The best thing to do is contact your local Conservation Authority to see if there are any restrictions or approval requirements. In the Rideau Watershed, call the RVCA’s Resource Specialists at 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1128 and 1132. You can also visit the RVCA website at http://www.rvca.ca and look for the “After the Flood” link. Be sure to read the document entitled Guidelines for Shore Works in the Rideau Valley Watershed to help you with your project. In cases of severe erosion, funding may be available through Rural Clean Water Grants. RVCA Resource Specialists can guide you towards next steps required to make application to receive funding. Information on these grants is also available on the RVCA website.

The riparian zone (the area along the shores of our creeks, rivers and lakes) is an important area for wildlife and water quality. Trees and shrubs along the riparian zone provide a vegetative buffer that provides shelter and food for wildlife while intercepting upland nutrients. Trees and shrubs also provide valuable erosion protection. They are extremely resilient. Don’t be too quick to remove shoreline plants. Instead, give damaged plants the opportunity to respond with natural regrowth. Corrective pruning may suffice. If you are interested in naturalizing your shoreline, contact the RVCA for details on their Shoreline Naturalization Program or visit the website.

Waterfront property owners will want to remove any fallen branches and debris from their shoreline to ensure the unaltered and uninterrupted flow of water. Be sure not to dispose of garbage, debris or sandbags in the river. Check with your local municipality for local disposal options.


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For more information:
Diane Downey
RVCA Director of Communications
613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext. 1126

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Aston Woods Park clean up and
an abundance of mosquitoes


There have been a number of concerns raised by residents about the ‘clean up’ after the tree removal by the City of Ottawa in Aston Woods Park area and about an abundance of mosquitoes in the community.

There were several blockages/encumbrances left behind which has created areas where water has pooled and become stagnant. This has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes (in an area already bad for mosquitoes) making it unbearable for residents in the area.

We ask that residents share their concerns by contacting the City of Ottawa and ask them to clear the blockages that were left behind by the tree removal crew and/or spray the area ASAP so that residents can enjoy their time outside this summer.

 You can contact the City of Ottawa by dialing 311 or contact City Councillor, Scott Moffatt by email and ask him to share our concerns with the City.


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Monday, May 29th
First Tee Off: 4 PM

nine & dine

Register by email at cgyha@outlook.com  before Friday May 26th
 Please put ‘nine and dine’ in the subject line

Neighbours: Come try out the course with your friends and neighbours and enjoy a great dining experience right in your community.

Carleton Golf Members: Bring out a neighbour or two (or more!) and show off your home course.

The event will be “a la carte” as follows:

-Nine holes of golf: $20 (for non-members – please pay at Pro Shop prior to tee off)
-Flex members: regular Flex golfing fees apply.
-Cart Rental: $12.50
-Dinner: We will order off the menu for best selection.