Week in Review

Thank you to all the residents who came out to the opening of Crownridge Park last weekend.  It was great to see so many of you enjoying the spashpad, tennis courts and playstructure at Kanata South’s newest park!

Young’s Pond

It is with great pleasure that I can announce the work at Young’s Pond Park is now completed!

This has been a four year project and could not have been even attempted without the commitment of the park neighbours who want to share their beautiful natural oasis with everyone and the generous help of our community partners: Waste Management, Thomas Cavanagh Construction, Power-Tek, and Bennett Insurance. Hydro Ottawa and Saunders Drilling also contributed to this project and helped to restore this community gem for future generations to enjoy.

On behalf of our whole community – Thank You!

The changes made include:

We have had the liner replaced so that the water does not drain from the pond providing year around enjoyment.

We now have a well ensuring a fresh stable water supply to the pond to welcome back various species like fish, birds and more.

We have a bunker installed to provide space for the hoses and shovels of the dedicated volunteers who maintain the wonderful skating surface every winter. Thank you for all the years you stored this equipment in your homes.

There is now a power source to run all these upgrades.

A circulation system has been installed to ‎ oxygenate the water so that aquatic life can be reintroduced in the pond.

Forestry has identified the many different tree species that are now clearly marked for an enjoyable stroll along the pathway or a classroom‎ adventure.

Our local Scout/Beaver group has painted bird houses to be installed around the park.

It is certainly the hope of our sponsors and myself that families, school children and the many groups in our community will enjoy this natural treasure for many years to come.  I invite you to join us on August 30th from noon to 3pm for a community BBQ and celebration!

Upcoming Events

August 29th: The Trailwest Summerfest will be taking place from 11:00am-3:00pm on the 29th.  For more information, please visit www.mytrailwest.ca .

I am happy to announce that the third outdoor fitness park has been completed at Kristina Kiss park.  Please join me on August 29th as we are joined by Fitness for Freedom (fitnessforfreedom.com) for the Grand Opening celebration.  Grand Opening will take place at noon.  Hope to see you there!

September 10-13th: Kanata Ribfest will take place at the Kanata Recreation Complex, 100 Charlie Rogers Place…details to follow as we are working on several festivals and events for our community.

Working for Kanata South:

It is my privilege to serve as your Councillor. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email: Allan.Hubley@ottawa.ca. You can visit my website for more information: www.councillorallanhubley.ca or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23