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Hi Neighbours!
In this issue:
  • COCA Climate Speaker Thursday, January 9th
  • February COCA meeting – school trustees
  • Transit for Clearview update – Ride Hail proposal
  • Community Clean Up & BBQ – Saturday, May 9th
  • Hilton Garden Inn Weekend Happy Hour & Breakfast Deals
  • Kids & Me Free Drop-In Playgroup in Clearview
  • Weekly Food Program at ClearView Church
  • Monthly Community Dinners and BBQs in Clearview
  • We Love Oakville Recap & Award to COCA
  • Waste Collection News including Christmas tree pickups Jan 17th
  • Summer Jobs for Students with Town apply by January 17th
  • Stoop and Scoop Bylaw
COCA Climate Speaker Thursday, January 9th
Climate Optimism:
Yes the climate is changing - science has the solutions, now we need people.  Come learn about climate initiatives in Halton, how you can talk about climate change without causing anxiety, explore the impacts, facts & science for Halton, and determine what you and your families can do on a personal level to effect change.
An Interactive Session on Climate Optimism
Led by Lisa Kohler
Thursday, January 9th, 7:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn
Lisa Kohler is Executive Director of the Halton Environmental Network and the orchestrator of the Halton Climate Collective, an innovative team driving local climate change initiatives. She oversees Halton Green Screens, OakvilleReady, and Greening Sacred Spaces Halton-Peel Chapter. A Climate Reality Leader and community engager discussing climate challenges, mitigation and adaptation strategies, Ms. Kohler serves on Community Energy Taskforce for the Town of Oakville, Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable, Halton District School Board’s Environmental Management Team, Green Communities Canada National Board of Directors, iMatter Canada National Board of Directors, the Halton Region’s Natural Heritage Advisory Committee.

Transit to Clearview update – Ride Hail proposal
Thank you to residents who participated in a short survey in November on transit options for Clearview.  The Ride Hail proposal being considered at that time by Oakville Transit was not formally proposed to the 2020 Budget Committee due to delays with external funding sources required to make this program feasible. COCA is working with our Councillors and Oakville Transit to ensure there will be adequate transit to and from the new Community Centre opening September 19th.

Community Clean Up & BBQ – Saturday, May 9th
Save the date of Saturday, May 9th for our annual community clean up in the morning and BBQ at lunch time.  If you are interested in supporting the day as a sponsor or have suggestions on how we can reduce the cost of the BBQ food and supplies, please send an email to info@ourclearview.org

Hilton Garden Inn Weekend Happy Hour & Breakfast Deals
The Hilton Garden Inn has updated their weekend happy hour menu and invites Clearview residents to check out the great offers available after 4pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. See the menu at this link
Exclusive for Clearview residents - Every Saturday and Sunday (plus holiday weekend Mondays), we are welcome to a full breakfast for $10.00, plus taxes, at the Hilton Garden Inn. Two Children up to 12 years eat for free when accompanied by a paying adult.   
COCA gratefully acknowledges the Hilton Garden Inn for generously providing meeting space every month.

Kids & Me Free Drop-In Playgroup in Clearview
Feeling alone? Join other parents, caregivers & children ages 0-6 at Kids & Me, Wednesday mornings from September to June, 9:45-11:15 am at ClearView Church.  The program includes crafts, story time and other fun activities with your child. Learn about helpful services and resources, chat with community professionals and other parents. Kids & Me is supported by a Halton Region Public Health Nurse, a Halton Region Developmental Consultant, Early Learning Lead from YMCA Oakville, and Librarian from Oakville Public Library. More information, see the Kids & Me flyer or contact: Julie Fluit, Public Health Nurse, 905-825-6000 x2536 or Julie.fluit@halton.ca

Weekly Food Program at ClearView Church
ClearView Church offers a weekly food program for those who face food insecurity.  This program offers fresh fruit, vegetables and bakery items from Food for Life.  There is also an opportunity to register with The Compass Food Bank to receive eggs, milk, frozen proteins and non perishable food items for weekly pick up. Info at https://clearviewchurch.com/community/ or contact Heather Maat, 905 829-2242 ex 227.

Monthly Community Dinners and BBQs for anyone in Clearview
Once a month ClearView Church opens its doors for anyone in the general community to gather together.  There is supervised gym time, a free home cooked meal and many opportunities to connect with friends and neighbours.  During the summer months BBQs for any Clearview residents are held at the playground at Sheridan Woods. For information see  https://clearviewchurch.com/community-dinners/ or contact Heather Maat, 905 829-2242 ex 227.
 
We Love Oakville
The We Love Oakville Committee has wrapped up their operations and donated the remaining $2500 funds to The United Way. The Sprott Foundation matched the donation. COCA thanks all who participated in the effort to save Oakville from amalgamation or reduction in our number of councilors.  Committee members were thanked by Mayor Burton and recognized with Keys to the Town, including Clearview’s own Steve Dickie.  COCA also received a certificate of appreciation from the Mayor for our support of the successful effort.

Waste Collection News
Our Councillors provided these updates in their Ward 3 News:
  1. Halton Region’s new Waste Collection calendar will be delivered by mail in January.
  2. Christmas trees will be collected in our area on Friday January 17th
  3. You can receive a reminder each week about waste collection details for that week.  Visit  https://www.halton.ca/For-Residents/Recycling-Waste/Recycling-and-Waste-Tools/Online-Waste-Collection-Schedule to arrange weekly reminders via Email, phone, or Twitter, view and download your personalized waste calendar, and add a schedule to your personal calendar: iCal, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook
Summer Jobs with Town
Calling all students!  Work with the Town of Oakville this summer.  The town is looking for skilled, talented and dedicated individuals to join the team this summer through a variety of seasonal job opportunities.  Summer student job opportunities are posted from December 2ndto January 17th.  Learn more and apply online at https://www.oakville.ca/townhall/employment.html  Thanks to our Councillors for sharing.

Stoop and Scoop Bylaw
Dog owner are reminded that in order to provide a safe and clean environment for all to enjoy, dogs are not allowed to be off-leash on any municipal property, with the exception of designated off-leash areas. Stoop-and-scoop practices shall be followed at all times.  Anyone observing a bylaw infraction can call Bylaw Enforcement at  905-845-6601 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays) or emailing service@oakville.ca Outside of regular business hours, visit Oakville’s After Hours Services page. 

All the best to you for 2020!
 
COCA Board
Bob Brabers - President 
Susan Alksnis - VP
Carol Deeth - VP
Tracy Chu - Treasurer
Louise Hynds - Secretary
Brenda Apel
Steve Dickie
Abid Khan
Steven Laurie
Maura Morrison
Bob Pleau
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