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: emily.ridlington@cbc.ca 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.

Best,

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

Santa Party & Trolley Rides

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An Invitation to all Neighbours to Celebrate the Season!

Santa Party

Sunday, December 13, 2015
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Carleton Golf & Yacht Club House

All welcome: young or old, naughty or nice.
Games and activities for the young and “young-at-heart”!
And, of course, a visit from the Jolly old soul himself.
Gather with friends and share some Yuletide spirit.
Purchase greeting cards handmade by local youth in support of Welcome Box.

Refreshments and treats for all to enjoy.

Horse Drawn Trolley Rides

Sunday December 13, 2015
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Carleton Golf & Yacht Club House

Tour the neighbourhood and enjoy the display of Holiday lights.

Holiday Decorating Contest

Sunday December 20, 2015
Dusk

Light up the night! Dress your home in its holiday best for a chance to win great prizes. 

 

Community Safety

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PROTECT YOURSELF & YOUR PETS

  • 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.

 

KEEP IT TO 40 KM/H!!

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 & 50/50 Draw Winner

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Our Annual Street Party, although a bit soggy, was quite successful. Neighbours came out sporting rain gear and their “Street Spirit Colours”. Due to transitory attendance through the event, it became impossible to declare a street with the “best” attendance. Special mention goes to Gerard and Betty who ensured their Rideau Valley Drive yellow was clearly visible.

Kids enjoyed tattoos, facepainting and an obstacle course race. Team 1 won points for finding creative ways around the “no hands” rule with the water balloons. Team 2 won the race by getting the most water balloons to their bucket and were very patient and helpful with the youngest participants.

50/50 Draw: the winning ticket is 514461. A total of $150 was collected with 1/2 going to YOMA. Please email denae.moores@gmail.com to claim your prize.


THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

To YOMA volunteers who sold tickets and informed our community about their organization.

To our sponsors: Robinson’s Your Independent Grocer, Star Toilets & Septic Pumping, Miller’s Farm & Market & V’s Cupcakes.

To all our neighbours who came out despite the weather.

To all our set-up and tear down volunteers and to Andrew and Brent who barbecued in the rain.

And especially to our Events Director, Denae Moores who did such a wonderful job coordinating refreshments, food, bbq equipment, tents, games, prizes and more!

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.

NEW “STREET SPIRIT CHALLENGE”
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!”

STREET SPIRIT COLOURS

ASTON ROAD – Green
BUNKER ROAD – Black
CLINGIN LANE – White
FAIRWAY DRIVE – Dark Blue
LEWIS WAY – Orange
MARINA DRIVE – Red
RIDEAU VALLEY DRIVE – Yellow
SUTHERLAND DRIVE – Pink
TIMAGAMI COURT – Purple
UPTON ROAD – Light Blue
WOODLAND PLACE – Grey

Information about CGYHA Events is always available at cgyha.com


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

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.

www.rideaugoulbourn.ca/wildparsnip/