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Every year the Bridlewood Community Association gives out a Sports Achievement Award to an athlete over the age of 16 who demonstrates excellence in sport.  Nominations for the Paul Van Steen Sports Achievement Award are now being accepted and the award will be presented at their Annual General Meeting on September 15th.  Details can be found at www.bridlewood.ca.

Commemorative Street Namings

I have mentioned in a past column that we have  3 new street names that are in recognition of long time Kanata South residents who have played a large role over the years to better our community…below is more information about the contributions of Ted and Dinah Davies.

Ted and Dinah Davies

Ted and Dinah were early residents of Glen Cairn. For about the first two decades of Glen Cairn’s existence, they spent many hours building Glen Cairn sports facilities, and a sports community.  They hammered to build outdoor rinks, shovelled, scraped and flooded them to keep them in good condition.They created ball diamonds, maintained them and refereed and umpired and incredible number of games.  They coached multiple teams, in several sports at all levels, helping to build the teams of today.

The first community communication, “The Glen Cairn Piper” was typed and duplicated on a stencil machine in their basement and collated around their kitchen table.

 

As a professional draughtsman, Ted greatly influenced the design of the Glen Cairn Arena, which at its time was probably the most advanced in the whole Ottawa area.

Thank you to Ted and Dinah for their contributions to our community.  I am pleased to announce that Clarendon Circle has been changed to Davies Court in their honour.

Pianos in the Park/KRC Fitness Park Opening

This Saturday, Kanata South will be getting a new addition to the Walter Baker Park! On July 25th, there will be a Piano installed in the gazebo in the park that will be open to all members of the community to enjoy!  We will be celebrating this new amenity with the community and a mural artist will be present to paint the Glenview logo on the piano in recognition of our generous sponsor Glenview Homes!

This exciting event will be combined with our Grand Opening of the KRC Fitness Park.  We are pleased to have Fitness for Freedom join us again for a demonstration on different uses of the new outdoor equipment and answer any questions you may have.

Fitness Park Opening:                     11:00am

Mural Painting on the Piano:          12:00pm

I hope you can join us at Walter Baker Park (100 Charlie Rogers Place) this Saturday!

 Upcoming Events

August 30th: Young’s Pond Grand Re-Opening Celebration…Event will be noon to 3pm and will have a community BBQ, prizes and entertainment!  This project has been 4 years of work and I hope  you can join us!  More details to come…

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