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

AGM & Community Clean Up

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The 2016 AGM and Pub Night was a successful event attended by over 80 members.

Joel Trickey, GM of Carleton Golf and Yacht Club discussed the opening of the golf course this Tuesday, April 26 and the ongoing tree removal, due to Emerald Ash Borer, and the plan that is being developed to re-plant trees.

Scott Moffatt, City Councillor for Rideau-Goulbourn presented the survey of the community regarding ditch elevations and provided information about the impending Stormwater fee.

A Townhall regarding Drainage in our Community will be held at the Alfred Taylor RA on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.Councillor Moffatt and city staff 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 cannot attend in person, you can contact Marv Swywk or Guy Goodman or send your concerns to

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

Winners were drawn from those who renewed their annual membership at the AGM.

Speeding vehicles and failure to dispose of dog waste were raised once again as major concerns within our community. Individual members are encouraged to report these issues and all other by-law issues.

  • SPEEDING VEHICLES – can be reported on-line to the Ottawa Police using this form
  • Remind family members, your guests and contractors to Keep it to 40 colour
  • DOG WASTE – Failure to pick up after your dog or to take it home and dispose of it on your own premises can be reported to

AGM 2016 – Updated

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Carleton Golf & Yacht Clubhouse

6:30 p.m.

Pub Night immediately follows the AGM.

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! 
Renew your annual membership at the AGM for a chance to win great prizes including:

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

The City surveyors’ drawings of drainage ditch elevations will also be available for viewing.

Guest speakers: Scott Moffatt, Ottawa City Councillor and Joel Trickey, GM Carleton Golf & Yacht Club

Vote in your new Executive Committee members:

  • President – Eric Bill
  • Vice-President – Robert Weiss
  • Secretary – Allison Smith
  • Treasurer – Michael Dickey
  • Events Director- Deanna MacArthur
  • Membership Director – Marv Sywyk
  • Communications Director / Neighbourhood Watch – Lisa Geraghty
  • 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 to know more please feel free to contact any Executive member directly or send us a message at

CGYHA COMMUNITY CLEAN-UPCleaning the Capital - Logo

Sunday, April 24th
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!


The City of Ottawa is developing a new rate structure to fund its water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

The City will be hosting 8 consultation sessions across Ottawa between March 21 and April 7, 2016.

  • March 21, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Shenkman Arts Centre
  • March 29, 2016 at 7:00pm at the West Carleton Community Complex
  • March 30, 2016 at 7:00pm at City Hall
  • March 31, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Navan Memorial Community Centre
  • April 2, 2016 at 1:30pm at the Metcalfe Community Centre
  • April 4, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Kanata Recreation Complex-(formerly Walter Baker Place)
  • April 5, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre
  • April 7, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Nepean Sportsplex

Each consultation session will feature a presentation from City staff followed by a discussion session in small groups.
Have your say on this important issue by registering for a consultation session.
Residents who are unable to attend one of the sessions will be able to view presentation materials and complete the online feedback form.
For more information, visit



Winter Warm Up Fun!

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CGYHA held it’s first (and hopefully, annual)stacks-image-C40C086-450x318 Winter Warm Up at Swan on the Rideau on the evening of Saturday, January 30. The evening enjoyed a great turnout, a great vibe, and great music.

Peter Voith provided excellent musical entertainment with both his original arrangements and popular songs.

Many residents demonstrated their local knowledge by participating in the CGYHA Trivia Challenge. With their near perfect score, Christine Goodman and Sue Mather won a Warm Up prize pack of 2 CGYHA mugs, courtesy of Robert Weiss, 2 lbs. of locally roasted organic coffee courtesy of No Go Coffee Co and
a gift certificate courtesy of Swan on the Rideau.

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

and to Denae Moores, CGYHA Events Coordinator, for making the evening such a great success!

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.


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: 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.


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

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