On Tuesday February 5, I handed out coffee from the Second Cup in Hazeldean Mall at the Eagleson Park and Ride to support “Toque Tuesday” in Ottawa. Earlier that morning I joined with my Council colleagues to host a community pancake breakfast to launch the campaign, which will raise money to fight youth homelessness through the Youth Services Bureau. If you want to purchase your own “Raising the Roof” toque, please visit www.ysb.on.ca.
On Thursday February 7, I was pleased to bring greetings to Cracking up the Capital: Youth Improv Games. This night of comedy, hosted by comedian Colin Mochrie, raised funds for youth mental health in Ottawa. I attended the festival’s finale event on February 9, and was impressed with the level of Canadian comedic talent on display. I want to thank everyone involved in this year’s festival for making us laugh while tackling a serious issue affecting youth.
I started off the weekend stopping by the Lions Club of Kanata Winter Carnival. This year’s winter carnival had lots of fun for all ages, including a pancake breakfast, sleigh rides, a visit from Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo, and Euchre night. Thank you to Bill Switzer and the Lion’s Club for their hard work on this successful event.
Hockey Day in Kanata was held on Saturday, as Clarence Maheral Park Rink hosted some exciting minor hockey action as part of the day’s celebrations. I was privileged to be joined by the Minister of State (Sport) the Honourable Bal Gosal for the puck drop; it was great to have his support for an event highlighting amateur sport.
Bridlewood also participated in Hockey Day in Kanata, by holding events at several community rinks. It was great to see so much of Kanata South get behind Hockey Day, and enjoyable to have the chance to see many of you out enjoying the sport. I want to thank Bridlewood Community Association President Margaret Kellaway for hosting this great salute to our national pastime.
I finished the week attending the annual Chinese New Year in Kanata celebration at the Mlacak Centre. It was great to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Snake, while enjoying some cultural displays, entertainment, and food.
February 17, 2013 – Community Skating Party: The Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association is sponsoring a community skating party at Young’s Pond from 2:00-4:00pm. The party will include many types of skating activities including: family skating, pick-up hockey, and relay races. This is a great opportunity to catch-up with your neighbours, while enjoying some light refreshments.
March 6, 2013 – Women’s Day Celebration: I will be hosting my annual Women’s Day Celebration at the Kanata Recreation Centre in Salon A. Light refreshments will be served and my musical guest will be Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Gail Gavan and her band. This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Kellie Leitch Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and to the Minister of Labour. I am also pleased to announce my celebrity master of ceremonies Sandy Sharkey. The event will be held from 6:30-9:00pm with free admission and attendance open to everyone.
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It is my privilege to serve as your Councillor and to be a strong voice 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.