Holiday Decorating Contest Winners!

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There was lots of holiday spirit alight in the neighbourhood for our Annual Holiday Decorating Contest.

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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.


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 to claim your prize.


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!

Fitness Centre Opening & Membership Opportunities

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Bob Bonisteel , the new President of Carleton Golf & Yacht Club announces opportunities for CGYHA members:




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.


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.”