Behold the Light!

7 12 2019

For those of you who are keeping track, every second year our church choirs present a Christmas, as opposed to a Winter, choir concert in December and this is the year!

On Saturday December 14 at 3.00 PM, at First Unitarian Ottawa 30 Cleary Avenue near Richmond Rd. & Woodroffe Ave. the three choirs will present a lively celebration of Christmas and Solstice. Free Will Donations are accepted and there will be refreshments after the concert.

Come and enjoy such festive songs as : Christmas Jazz,Solstice Song, Wonderful Peace, All together We are Love, and written specifically for FirstU by Jeff Enns,  For So the Children Come.

Hope to see you there!


Mary Jackson

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Reminder: Emergency Preparedness, Monday 7-9 pm

1 12 2019

Emergency Preparedness

Knight at Nepean 2019

22 11 2019

Knight at Nepean is an annual fundraising event organized by Nepean High School’s parent council to ensure students have the supplies they need to enrich their learning. It features a themed dinner, music, cash bar and a silent auction. This year’s theme is delicious Mexican Food (vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available).

NEW this year, Knight at Nepean includes an online auction. Bid from now until 8:30PM on the night of our event. Access, create an account and start bidding! Please feel free to forward the link to others. The online auction will be of interest to local friends and family and has lots of great gift ideas!

In addition, the event will host a silent auction for many other fabulous items as well as a raffle for Apple AirPods Pro or a UE Megaboom speaker. Raffle tickets are limited so make sure you get yours by buying them ahead of the event through the online auction!

Payments for winning online bids can also be made at the event. Cheque or cash is preferred.

Looking forward to a great evening and a successful fundraiser!

22 11 2019

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Emergency Preparedness – Be Ready

19 11 2019

Everyone in our community has an interest in making sure we are prepared for emergencies.

A number of challenging situations – power outages, interruptions in our water supply, weather damage, flooding – have occurred in the past couple of years.

These situations often place special burdens on the most vulnerable in our community.

The Red Cross will be at the McKellar Park Field House on December 2nd from 7- 9 pm to talk to us about what we can do, as individuals and as a community, to be ready for the next emergency.

They will also give us valuable information on how the City’s emergency planning system works, and how to access the resources we need when the next situation arises.


Mark your calendar now and make sure to attend this important community meeting.

When: December 2, 7-9 pm
Where: McKellar Park Fieldhouse, Wavell Avenue

Theft of Motor Vehicles -Newer Toyotas and Lexus SUV’s

15 11 2019

Message from Jeffrey Kostuch, Ottawa Police

During the overnight late hours, in the past weeks in the area of Laurentian View, Westboro, McKellar Park and Highland Park

subjects are targeting residences with newer model Toyotas or Lexus SUV’s parked in the laneway. It’s believed they have an electronic tablet and hack into the diagnostic system, reprogramming the ignition and alarm to a new Fob. Allowing the vehicle to be driven away.

Vehicle owners can take measures in an effort to reduce the likelihood of their vehicle being stolen.

  • In cases where a vehicle thief is selecting the vehicle to steal, anti-theft devices such as car alarms, steering wheel locking devices such as “The Club”, and electronic immobilizer devices, can act as a strong deterrent for a theft of opportunity.
  • GPS tracking units have become increasingly popular and some allow the vehicle owner to electronically “fence-in” their vehicle whereby an alarm cue would occur if the vehicle were to leave the fenced-in area without authorization.
  • Make your vehicle less vulnerable to theft by parking it in a locked garage and or blocking it in tightly with a second vehicle.
  • Do not leave the vehicle running while unattended.
  • Be vigilant that no one has tampered with the door locks mechanisms.
  • If you are selling your vehicle, be wary not to let anyone have access to your car keys or your vehicle out of your sight. This prevents a thief from copying your key during a “test drive” so they can return later to steal it.
  • Exterior motion detection lights are great to alert the home owner that someone is in their driveway and will light up a potential thief.
  • Surveillance cameras on the property can be a great deterrent, and as long as there is adequate lighting. They can provide photographic evidence in cases where the vehicle is taken.
  • Be suspicious of vehicles travelling in your neighbourhood, potential thieves scouting out the neighbourhood frequently will have several individuals in it who will serve as drivers to drive the freshly stolen cars away.
  • Finally, good old fashioned Neighbourhood Watch is a great deterrent. Call 911 to report any suspicious activity; be vigilant.

Cst. Jeff Kostuch, 1579
Ottawa Police Service/Service de police d’Ottawa
Community Safety Services/services de sécurité de proximité


Tree removal on Byron Linear Park (Cleary to Lincoln Fields)

7 11 2019

Thanks to Damon Berlin for passing this information on.image004

Subject: Notice of Tree Removal – Byron Linear Park

Good afternoon McKellar Park Community Association,

Please be advised that beginning Monday, November 4th, the Tree Removal program will begin in Byron Linear Park. The contractor has advised that work will begin in the west moving east. They will secure the section that they are working on with snow fencing, when there is a Multi Use Pathway it will either be flagged or detoured depending on the section. Below you will find images of Byron Park, the blue circled sections are the areas where the trees will be removed. I’ve also attached the notice and fact sheet that have been previously distributed.

Thank you and have a great weekend.