I am pleased to report that the National Capital Commission will soon be rehabilitating two sections of the Old Quarry Trail boardwalk in the Stony Swamp Sector. This work is part of the lifecycle management program for the National Capital Greenbelt.
Work will involve the removal and replacement of the existing boardwalk and is scheduled to start on Nov. 26 until Dec. 21 (weather permitting) and the working hours are between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays only. The trail will remain accessible to the public while the work is being performed and signs will be erected on site, clearly identifying the detours.
AROUND THE WARD
Last week, I was delighted to join Dr. Isra Levy, Medical Officer of Health and Marc Dumais, Chair of the Kanata Food Cupboard (KFC), to officially launch KFC’s Fresh Food Revolution. Nutritious foods have now become more accessible thanks to the efforts of the staff at the Kanata Food Cupboard and the support of Ottawa Public Health – congratulations!
I had the opportunity to see the No More Bullies presentation, hosted by Majic 100 and Stuntman Stu, as they came to present to students at the Bridlewood Community Elementary School. This presentation was truly inspirational and I encourage every school in the community to invite the Majic 100 team to their school.
I also had the pleasure of joining The YMCA for their launch of the “Play it Fair” campaign and welcoming the program to Ottawa. This initiative teaches young children dignity and respect through play.
Last weekend, I had the opportunity to get out into the community and meet many residents. My weekend began with a visit to the W.O. Mitchell school's craft fair and silent auction. I would like to thank Wanda Halverson from the WOM School Council for thinking to invite me. I then headed to the Kanata Sports Club’s Annual General Meeting and finished my day by celebrating the holiday season at the Stittsville Parade of Lights. If you know of an event happening in our community, please consider emailing my office and I would be happy to attend if my schedule will allow.
Thank you to everyone who came out this week to watch the Kanata Stallions game to help raise money for Youth Services Bureau. I would also like to thank Stallions for their contribution and a special thanks to Bernice Wilson for organizing this fundraiser.
Dec. 10: I invite you to join me, in partnership with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre for a screening of the movie Bully, followed by a discussion of bullying prevention and intervention with a dynamic panel of experts. For more information or to pre-register, please visit the Events page of my website.
Jan. 26: Elizabeth Manley and a number of her talented friends are performing a spectacular skating show at Scotiabank Place on Jan. 26. A portion of the proceeds will go to D.I.F.D and the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. For tickets, please visit www.elizabethmanleyandfriends.com.
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