67’s Support YSB in memory of Jamie Hubley
Councillor Hubley, his wife Wendy and OPS Bordeleau drop the puck at the 67′s game
I want to thank the entire community for the outpouring of support for the Ottawa 67’s fundraiser for the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) last Friday night.
Just through ticket sales for the exciting 67’s playoff game over $2,000 was raised for YSB. Add to that the additional fundraising efforts by local volunteers at the game and through local schools selling ‘Acceptance’ bracelets, t-shirts, hockey programs and more – you really made a difference!
The hockey game was not about who won or lost but that the message of acceptance of each other continues to reach thousands of people of all ages.
The support from the crowd when my wife Wendy, Ottawa Police Chief and Chair of the YSB Charitable Foundation Charles Bordeleau and I dropped the puck was overwhelming and sincerely appreciated.
This fundraiser has truly been a community effort and I want to thank everyone involved including: Karen Barber for organizing the event, the amazing staff and volunteers of YSB, the Ottawa 67’s organization; Wild Wings, Broadways, Don Cherry’s, Boston Pizza, Casey’s, Jiffy Photo and Print, White Knight Promotions, Vicki Hall, the Kanata Sports Club, the Glen Cairn Community Association, the Bridlewood Community Association, all of the volunteers and everyone who purchased a ticket to the game. A big hug to Michele Wright and John Young Elementary School for selling almost 100 tickets!
The funds raised will help YSB to continue to make a difference in the lives of young people in our community such as last week’s announcement that two YSB counsellors will now have office space at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. I want to welcome them to our community and I know they will be able to help a number of families in Western Ottawa. I also want to congratulate these two organizations for working together and I wish them all the best as they continue to work for the good of our community by making mental health services more accessible to our youth.
Bookmobile busy in Bridlewood
Councillor Hubley and Harder inside the bookmobile during the launch, the Bookmobile has been very popular in Bridelwood.
I am pleased to report that the Ottawa Public Library Bookmobile is very popular and has become a real community hub. It officially opened on Jan. 13 and in January there were 56 visitors and 98 visitors in February, from these numbers it is clear to see it has been a welcomed addition. The Bookmobile visits the Eva James Community Centre every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and has a wide range of library materials for adults and children in English, French and other languages. Books, audio books, large print materials, magazines, and more are available to borrow for free. For more updates on the Bookmobile please visit: http://BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca/en/main/library/location/bookmobile
As well, I want to remind residents that while the Hazeldean Branch of the Ottawa Public Library is under construction there is a book depot at the library. In the month of February there were 8,100 checkouts at the depot, this number is even more impressive as the depot is less than 500 square feet in size.
Cleaning the Capital: Register online at ottawa.ca/clean or by calling 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). The campaign runs from April 15 to May 15; register on or before April 14 for your chance to win early-bird prizes. Kanata South won the award for highest participation last year and I hope we can once again show our community spirit! Help us clean your street, a park, a school ground or a parking lot and then complete the short report to win.
Working for Kanata South
It is my privilege to serve as your councillor and to be a strong voice on the issues that affect you and your family at City Hall. 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 also visit my website for more information: www.councillorallanhubley.ca or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23
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