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Week in Review

It was so great to see so many residents out at the Glenview Homes Canada Day in Kanata Celebration. Thank you again to the organizers and many volunteers for putting on this spectacular event!

I would also like to thank the volunteers from Amsted Design-Build who came out last week to help plant some colourful perennials in Ravine Park. Amsted is celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year and to honour their 25th Anniversary, they are completing 25 volunteer acts throughout the year. If you have not visited this newly renovated park, I encourage you to enjoy our newest community treasure.‎

 

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Heritage Signs

In the near future you will notice heritage signs being installed around Kanata South. Kanata as a city was formed in 1980 and divided into two wards in 2006.  What sometimes gets forgotten is that the communities that are known today as Kanata South actually have a long rich history.

Sadly, many of the old wood and stone homes from the past are gone as Kanata did not always protect heritage properties. This may lead people to believe that this area was only developed in recent times when in fact our part of what became Kanata was actually settled in 1818.  Long time residents will remember the referendum on whether to call the new city Kanata or Hazeldean. Some have suggested changing Kanata South to Hazeldean Ward but until such a change is broadly supported, that is unlikely to happen.

While the new signs are an opportunity to celebrate our history and a future reminder that our founders were hard working families, I would like to thank two families for investing significantly in our history for future generations. First I would like to thank Christine and Shane Cohen for protecting and restoring the Sparks family home which is now the Spa Day Retreat on Castlefrank near Hazeldean.  Secondly, I would ask that we also thank the Bennett family for the amazing restoration of the Hope family home located on Summitview near Stonehaven.  I have had the privilege of visiting both locations during their transformation and believe both families have given our community the wonderful gift of a glimpse into our past.

Upcoming Events

July 6th: Ramadan Intercultural Iftar Dinner, 7:30pm at 335 Michael Cowpland Drive. Councillor Wilkinson and I will be the guests of honour at this special dinner hosted by the Intercultural Dialogue Institute and the Ottawa Police Service. To RSVP to this free event, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ramadan-iftar-dinner-for-community-leaders-tickets-17381832529

July 17th: MAJIC 100 Friday Night Flicks Outdoor Movie – Big Hero 6 will be playing at Walter Baker Park (100 Charlie Rogers Place). Movie starts at sundown remember to bring a blanket and lawn chair.

August 30th: Young’s Pond Grand Re-Opening Celebration…stay tuned for details in upcoming columns.

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