Welcome to the March issue of our community newsletter. We've changed our format to provide you with more relevant and timely information. It's almost Spring - Have you got your garden plan? This issue features several articles on gardening. We also have some news on the environment, local issues, and so much more!
Our New Web Site The Hunt Club Community Association’s website was in need of a modern revival—and that’s exactly what it received over that last year! Read More
My office continues to field a number of questions about COVID vaccines. The combined efforts of Ottawa Public Health and the City of Ottawa are leading the local vaccination campaign. Read More
A Community Garden
Community gardens are spreading in Hunt Club and there is a reason for that. We want to ensure food security for all of us, now and into the future. Learning to grow our own food is a local action that helps with this objective. Read More
Get Growing Hunt Club: Year Two
Last year over 450 seed kits (with one package of seeds and one seedling in each) were given free of charge to Hunt Club residents. The event was called Get Growing Hunt Club. Thanks to funding from the Hunt Club Community Association and Councillor Riley Brockington once again, we are happy to announce there will be Get Growing Hunt Club 2021! Read More
Pandemic Gardening - The Pigeon Patch
2020 has been an interesting year to say the least. In a little corner of our community – Pigeon Terrace – one of those opportunities was the time to grow a wonderful garden. What became known as the Pigeon Patch not only provided a wonderful source of food and activity, but a means to meet neighbours, share stories, educate children, and provide respite in the face of a global pandemic. This is our story. Read More
City Stream Watch
Did you know that we have a beautiful creek winding its way through our neighbourhood? It’s called the Hunt Club Creek. Read More
Friday, 22 September 2018. Early evening. I thought I was safe at home. Then suddenly out my front window, the howling wind tried to blow one end of my street to the other. In a few seconds, it was over. Read More
Ocean Bridge - Creative Connections
I found a poster pasted on the side of a couple of mailboxes while out for a walk. It’s about Creative Connections, a virtual community art program for seniors. What captured my interest is that it’s about painting endangered ocean species, a project created under the Ocean Bridge Ambassadorship program. Read more.
Travel Times for Library Services
As the crow flies, the nearest library branch to Quinterra and Hunt Club Woods (Riverside and Uplands), is Emerald Plaza. According to Google maps that is a 75-minute walk. The Greenboro Branch is a 72-minute walk, the Alta Vista Branch 67-minutes. Not a 15-minute walkable neighbourhood! Read More
Books! My Committed Love Affair
My introduction to books began at age 2. Mom read stories to me every day until I was able to read my own stories. Then, one day after my 6th birthday, mom got me all dressed up, we went outside and hailed a taxi. Read More
15 Minute Neighbourhoods
According to the City draft Official Plan a 15-minute neighbourhood is where you can walk to get to the grocery store, where you can easily walk to frequent transit, and where children can safely walk to school. Read More
New Official Plan
Ottawa is in the process of finalizing its New Official Plan which embodies the concepts of a 15 minute neighbourhood where a resident can walk to all essential services like shopping, medical services, restaurants, etc. from their home. This concept relies on intensification of new development around key services like transit stations. Read More
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