Archives: Events

July 2019

July 27, 2019 | Kiwanis BBQ Fundraiser, 11:00am-2:00pm, Moncion's Independent, 671 River Road

The Kiwanis Club of Barrhaven-Riverside is hosting a BBQ Fundraiser, in support of the local high school key clubs. They also support the local Food Bank, youth programs, adopt-a-park, Kiwanis Music Festival, and various local causes.

July 24, 2019 | Riverside South Community BBQ with OPS and CPO, 5:30pm-8:00pm, Rideauview Community Centre, 4310 Shoreline Drive

With the recent car break-ins, thefts, and swarmings in Riverside South, I have arranged a public meeting with members of the Ottawa Police and Crime Prevention, so residents can have a direct opportunity to discuss their concerns and so we can hear directly what OPS is doing in Riverside South. 


Come down and speak with the OPS, enjoy some hot dogs, and get to know your neighbors! This event is open to all communities and will take place rain or shine. I hope to see you there!

June 2019

June 25, 2019 | Public Open House: New Police Station, 6:30pm-8:30pm, RVCA, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive

Join me and the Ottawa Police on June 25 to discuss the new police station at 3505 Prince of Wales Drive.

June 24, 2019 | Public Information Session: Beryl Gaffney Park, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Monterey Boardroom, RVCA, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive

Please join me and the City for an update on the City's plans to enhance Beryl Gaffney Park. 

To be added to the contact list and to share your comments, please contact:

Parks & Facilities Planning Branch

Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department

8th Floor, 100 Constellation Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8

June 22, 2019 | CHEO Teddy Bear Picnic, 8:30am-1:00pm, Grounds of Rideau Hall

Responsible Dog Owners of Canada ( )  invites you to bring your children to see them at the CHEO Teddy Bear Picnic. They will be sharing a booth with Ottawa Therapy Dogs. It is a good opportunity for your children to learn about dog safety, especially the polite way to meet a dog.Their booth will be open from 8:30am to 1:00pm. They hope to see you there!

June 20-23, 2019 | Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, All day, Mooney’s Bay Park

The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is seeking volunteers!

This four day event will be filled with races on the water, numerous exhibitors, food concessions, a family fun zone, and free evening concerts. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit,or you may contact or 613-238-7711 x 222

June 17, 2019 | CANCELLED – Ottawa South Ready for Rail Information Night, 7pm-8pm, Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road

Please note - Due to the recent update from RTG that LRT will be delayed, this event has been cancelled. We will postpone to another date and will announce when a more concrete timeline for completion is in place. I apologize for any inconvenience.

With the approach of the opening of the  Confederation Line, I invite you to join Councillor Riley Brockington, Jean Cloutier, Diane Deans, and myself for an information session to discuss your commute.

Experts will be available to help you understand what it means to have a multi-modal commute and how you can get Ready For Rail!

June 12, 2019 | Public Open House – Findlay Creek Parks, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Gloucester Lions Hall, Fred Barrett Arena, 3280 Leitrim Road

The City of Ottawa will be holding a public open house to discuss three proposed parks in Findlay Creek known as Leitrim Park 2 (100 Highgarden Terrace), and Park 9 (235 Shuttleworth Drive).

The meeting will have proposed park concept plans for the public to review. 

These parks will be located in Ward 20 (Councillor Darouze); however they are in close proximity to our community.

Learn more

June 8, 2019 | Grand Opening: Barrhaven Food Cupboard, Noon, Walter Baker Centre, 100 Malvern Drive

You are invited to the Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting ceremony and BBQ at the Barrhaven Food Cupboard. Come show your support and enjoy the weather!

June 5, 2019 | Crossing Guard Appreciation Day and School Safety Zone Awareness, 1:45pm-3:45pm, St. Jerome School, 4330 Spratt Road

On June 5, 2019, please join us in Crossing Guard Appreciation Day and School Zone Safety Awareness. Within our ward, Gloucester-South Nepean, there are 24 crossing guard locations. This day is to recognize the importance of our crossing guards, but also to raise awareness specifically in the Riverside South area, as well as highlight the importance of school zone safety in general.

June 1, 2019 | Garage Sales: Stonebridge, Honey Gables, Riverside South

June 1, 2019 | 7TH Annual Cardel Lemonade Standemonium, 11:00am-2:00pm, Various locations

Make sure to check out the 7th Annual Cardel Lemonade Standemonium! With stands throughout the community, every nickel, quarter and loonie raised through Lemonade Standemonium will help provide the very best cancer care here in our community by supporting programs at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and Candlelighters.

Please take a look at the interactive map to locate stands our community.

I hope you can stop by some of these stands, and visit the kids who put in all of their hard work!

If you want to register a stand, it isn't too late. Register today

June 1, 2019 | Child Services Expo, 9:00am-noon, Southpointe Community Centre, 220 Stoneway Drive

The Child Services Expo will be held on Saturday June 1, from 9:00am-noon. It will be held at the Southpointe Community Centre at 220 Stoneway Drive in Barrhaven.

The Child Service Providers who will be displaying their information to the public are: BASICS- Safety Courses for Students, Mellow Baby Infant Massage, Crayon Occasion Art School, Pocketful of Parties, Ottawa Safety Council, PLEO- Parents Lifeline, DIFD- Do It For Daron, Nourished Nest Nutrition, Precision Gymnastics, Hippo in the Bathtub, Wee Watch Nepean, Mobile Optician Services.

There will be a children’s craft table, face painting, bake sale, lemonade stand, and coffee & tea for the adults.

For more information please contact Karen at karenfromm@yahoo.caor Jenni at 

June 1, 2019 | Farmers Market, All day, Riverview Park & Ride, 650 Earl Armstrong Road

This Sunday, June 2, the Ottawa Farmers Market is opening its local market in Ward 22, however, they will have a new home. For a few years now, residents have been able to purchase local produce and specialty wares from Ottawa’s hardworking farmers at the Riverside South OC Transpo Park & Ride. A constant challenge for the Farmers Market has been providing easy and inviting access, while maintaining visibility to attract customers.

To enhance this amazing service, the Farmer’s Market has chosen to host the Farmer’s Market at the Nepean Woods Park & Ride on Strandherd Road, just a short distance from their former location. Vendors hope moving the Market to Nepean Woods Park & Ride will provide easier access for customers to come and visit and with so much open space surrounding the Market, families will be able to stay longer and enjoy the great atmosphere and locally made products.

I hope to see you there!

May 2019

May 25, 2019 | Barrhaven Community Clean-up, 10:00am, Longfields Drive and Paul Metivier Drive

I will be hosting a community clean-up and am calling for my Barrhaven residents to join in! The event will be held in the Chapman Mills area. We will meet at Longfields Drive and Paul Metivier Drive. If you are interested in joining, please contact my office.

May 18, 2019 | Conroy Pit: Dog Park Clean-Up, 9:30am-11:00am, Conroy Pit

You are invited to join the Responsible Dog Owners of Canada (, in their annual Park Clean-Up Days in Ottawa area dog parks. During the morning we hand out bags & gloves to dog owners, who are the ones who do all the work picking up the garbage etc. Their reward is a much cleaner park, & their pups get dog cookies. Thank you to everybody who participates in these events. Please note: in case of rain, the date will change to Sunday, May 19, 9:30am-11:00am.

May 14-16, 2019 | Future Building 2019, All day,  EY Centre

Future Building is an annual three day interactive event, hosted by the Ontario Construction Secretariat, which brings over 6000 youth together to stimulate their interest in the construction industry's skilled trade. The event provides unique hands-on learning experience where young career seekers can see how the trades are a platform for professional growth, where in-demand skills can facilitate job opportunities.

During the three days, more than 18 building and construction trades will showcase their tools and share their skills and education. Exhibitors will be showcasing cutting-edge technologies by encouraging youth to participate in virtual reality simulations; such as welding, excavating and walking the 18'iron beam. Attendees will also be able to talk with apprentices and journeypersons about career choices, education and training requirements, job availability and job satisfaction.  

For more information about this event, including photos and videos, visit 

May 13, 2019 | Infrastructure Project Public Meeting: Hog’s Back Bridge, 6:30pm, Carleton Heights Community Centre, 1665 Apeldoorn Avenue

Councillor Brockington is hosting a Public Information Session on Monday, May 13 at 6:30pm in the Carleton Heights Community Centre (Apeldoorn Avenue, just off Prince of Wales) to discuss the major rehabilitation work to commence in August 2019 on Hog's Back Bridge.  

The NCC, Parks Canada, City of Ottawa Traffic Services and Emergency Services will be in attendance.  

If this work will affect your commute, please join and learn about this work.

May 11, 2019 |  Tree Giveaway, 9:00am-3:00pm, Various Locations

In conjunction with the South Nation Conservation Authority, on May 11, 2019, I will be giving away 500 tree seedlings. Please join me at the following locations and times:  

· 9:00am-11:00am: Metro, Strandherd Crossing, 3201 Strandherd Drive

· 1:00pm-3:00pm: Claudette Cain Park, 660 River Road  

Trees are first come first serve. Can't wait to see you there! Learn more

May 11, 2019 | Bruce Pit: Dog Park Clean-Up, 9:30am-11:00am, Bruce Pit, 175 Cedarview Road

You are invited to join the Responsible Dog Owners of Canada (, in their annual Park Clean-Up Days in Ottawa area dog parks. 

During the morning we hand out bags & gloves to dog owners, who are the ones who do all the work picking up the garbage etc. Their reward is a much cleaner park, & their pups get dog cookies. Thank you to everybody who participates in these events. 

Please note: in case of rain, the date will change to Sunday, May 12, 9:30am-11:00am.

May 11, 2019 | Hike for Hospice, 8:30am-Noon, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive

Hospice Care Ottawa invites you to join them for the kick-off of their annual "Hike for Hospice". This fundraising event takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 8:30 AM to noon, and will be held at Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive. The 5 km hike will originate at Field House and participants will walk the beautiful campus trails, returning back to the Field House for refreshments, entertainment & the Kids’ Zone!   

Last year the Hike raised over $118,000 (net) in support of Hospice Care Ottawa and they hope to surpass that amount this year.  

Hike for Hospice Schedule - Saturday, May 11, 2019:

· 8:30 AM – Registration

· 9:40 AM – Opening Ceremonies

· 10:00 AM – Hike begins followed by refreshments, music and the Kids’ Zone.

Hospice Care Ottawa is a community-based charitable organization. Events like Hike for Hospice enable them to offer palliative and end-of-life services to nearly 1,500 people annually across the whole Ottawa region. All services are offered at no charge to clients and their families, including bereavement care for those who are grieving the death of a loved one.   

Please join them for this opportunity to chat with Hospice Care Ottawa community members from across the City.  Sign up or make a donation today 

May 4, 2019 | Golden Garbage Can Award, Noon, Diamond Jubilee Park, White Alder Ave

On Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 12:00pm at the Diamond Jubilee Park, I will be presenting the winner of the Spring Clean-up between Riverside South and Findlay Creek with the Golden Garbage Can Award. Join us under the Adopt-a-Park sign for this event!

May 4, 2019 | Barrhaven Lions’ Annual Spring Fling Pancake Breakfast, 9:30am-12:00pm, Fire Station #47, 3559 Greenbank Road

You are invited for a great breakfast with pancakes, sausages, eggs, beans, maple syrup, tea, coffee, and juice. Meet Ottawa Firefighters and tour a fire truck! There will also be face painting, balloon artist, and a puppet show.

Donations will be accepted for QuickStart Autism.   

For more information contact: Lion Dave Voisey at 613-825-4371.

April 2019

April 28, 2019 | Findlay Creek Community Spring Clean-up, 9:30am-11:00am, Diamond Jubilee Park, White Alder Ave

The Findlay Creek Community Association invites residents to take part in the Community Cleanup on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 9:30am to 11:00am.   

This event gets the community together to cleanup after the winter. Residents are asked to meet at the park where they are provided supplies and are assigned to different areas of the community. 

I have the honor to judge this event and determine which community collects the most garbage. 


Let's see who can collect the most garbage, but most importantly let's keep our communities clean!

April 27, 2019 | Riverside South Community Spring Clean-up, 9:30am-2:00pm, 4310 Shoreline Drive

The Riverside South Community Association will be holding its annual Community Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:30am to 2:00pm. They have a friendly challenge every year with the Findlay Creek Community Association on which community collects the most garbage.   

In addition to bragging rights, the community that collects the most garbage also is awarded the coveted ‘Golden Garbage Can’. I have the honor of judging this event.   

Join in on this day of fun, celebrate spring and help clean the community!

April 27, 2019 | NROCRC 8th Annual Shine a Light Gala, 6:00pm, Centurion Conference and Event Center, 170 Colonnade Road

The Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (NROCRC) will hosting their 8th Annual Shine a Light Gala on Saturday, April 27th, at 6:00 pm at the Centurion Conference and Event Center, 170 Colonnade Road.

You are invited for live music, great food, silent and live auction prizes, and a great cause! Buy tickets

April 24, 2019 | Celebrating Community Centred Well-Being

On April 24, 2019, between 4:30pm-8:00pm, at Jean Pigott Hall at City Hall (110 Laurier Ave W), please join the Community Development Framework (CDF) for their annual Learning Forum. This year's theme is Community Centred Well-Being.  

They are highlighting the importance of community in advancing well-being by learning about creating community through:  

· building good relations with Indigenous people, 

· businesses working with partner organizations, and

· increasing access to community space and improving community safety.   

The Community Development Framework (CDF) is funded by the City of Ottawa and brings together residents, community organizations, and city services in priority, low-income neighbourhoods, suburbs and rural communities across Ottawa. 

The Framework is an approach that involves key stakeholders to help address issues identified by the community by providing resources and supporting residents to build on their strengths and further develop skills to make change happen locally and at the systems level.

April 20 to May 13, 2019 | Young at Art 2019, Atrium Gallery and Nepean Fine Arts League Gallery, 101 Centrepointe Drive

Young at Art 2019 is an exceptional opportunity for Ottawa visual artists between the ages of 12 and 20 to gain recognition for their artistic efforts and abilities within their communities through the experience of a citywide, juried art exhibition. Some of Ottawa’s best young artists will be recognized at Young at Art 2019 exhibitions, to be held at community galleries citywide. Come by the community exhibit and show your support and enjoy the work of these talented, young artists.

April 17, 2019 | Stonebridge Community Update Meeting

The SCA invites all Stonebridge residents to a community update meeting regarding the golf course development file. The meeting will be held at the Nepean Sportsplex on April 17th at 7 pm (Halls A + B) in order to accommodate the anticipated large crowd.  

The SCA has decided to call this meeting to allow the City to provide an in-person update on the recent change in direction that has occurred regarding talks with Mattamy and to get as many of your questions answered as possible.  

Please refer to our SCA website post for additional details including an official letter from the City of Ottawa. 

If you plan on attending, please refer to the meeting summary from the January 24 meeting and questions to be addressed by Mattamy. Learn more

April 12-14, 2019 | E-Waste and Metal Recycling Fundraiser, 9:00am-6:00pm, Vimy Ridge Public School, 4180 Kelly Farm Drive

Vimy Ridge Public School is hosting an E-Waste and Metal Recycling Fundraiser April 12 to 14. 

There will be a bin to drop off your recycling at the school. For more information and what will be accepted, visit

April 7, 2019 | Proclamation of April as "Be a Donor Month", 2:00pm-4:00pm, Community Room, Moncion’s Your Independent Grocer, 671 River Road 

In recognition of April being designated as Be A Donor Month in Ottawa, Deputy Mayor George Darouze's proclamation will be presented at a reception in the upstairs Community Room at Moncion’s Your Independent Grocer.  

Please join us for this important event!  

Light refreshments will be served, compliments of Marcel and Linda Moncion who are long time supporters of registration for organ donation.  

Please R.S.V.P.

or 613-692-6125

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Community Room, Moncion's Your Independent Grocer, 671 River Road

April 3, 2019 | Final Public Open House for Earl Armstrong Road EA, 6:00pm-9:00pm, Falcon Ridge Golf Club, 4740 High Road

The City of Ottawa has initiated the Earl Armstrong Road Extension Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to establish the right-of-way requirements for the future extension of Earl Armstrong Road between Albion Road and Hawthorne Road. The EA study will identify the right-of-way requirements for the project, protect the corridor and inform the ongoing planning and development of adjacent lands. 

You are invited to join in this important public consultation process, engage in discuss and provide your feedback.  

For more information, please follow this link.

April 6, 2019 | Court 101 Public Information Session, 1:00pm-3:00pm, 110 Laurier Ave, Champlain Room

The Ottawa Police Service’s Community Engagement Team in partnership with The Diversity & Race Relations section would like to invite you to their first “Court 101” information session to familiarize the community with the basics of the judicial process. 

Join them for an interactive learning opportunity with Ottawa Crown Attorney Mark Moors.   


March 2019

March 27, 2019 | Public Meeting to Discuss Recent Break-ins in South Barrhaven and Riverside South

On March 27, join me to discuss with our Community Police and Deputy Chief Steve Bell to discuss recent break ins in South Barrhaven and Riverside South. Located in the Cambrian Room at the Minto Recreation Complex, 3500 Cambrian Road. Starts at 6:30pm. See you then!

February 2019

February 27, 2019 | Rogers Public Consultation on Cell Tower, Capital Memorial Gardens

A non-competitive group of small business owners sharing knowledge & experience to improve our businesses. Join us for breakfast and discover how the advantage can work for you! RSVP - 7:30 am - 9:00 am. 

February 4, 2019 | Barrhaven Momentum Networking Breakfast

Broadway Bar and Grill -3777 Strandherd Dr., Barrhaven Greenbank & Strandherd