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2013-12-31

Coffee and Company 2014

Coffee and Company continues to welcome caregivers and parents to drop into the playgroup on Monday and Friday mornings. Adults get a chance to have some grown-up company and share coffee while children play with some great toys and enjoy a snack part way through the program. A very casual atmosphere. Come on out and meet some of your friends and neighbours!  

Where: Lynwood Park Community Building (7 Sycamore Dr, Ottawa, ON)
When:  Monday and Friday mornings from 9:30 AM to 11 AM
Cost: $1 for one child; $2 for a group of children

Coffee and Company runs on the same schedule as the schools do. It is not open on PA days, Christmas holidays, March break holidays nor in the summer! 

Looking for something to do this week? Want to ring in the new year?


Please note: The Lynwood Village Community Association is not organizing or affiliated with the following events and you will need to visit the websites for the most up-to-date information. We've just pulled together a small sample for you. If you have other ideas we should add to this list, please let us know!

Alight at Night 
December 26 to January 4, 5-9pm
Presented by: Upper Canada Village

Winter Frolic on the Farm
December 21, 2013 to January 5, 2014
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Presented by: Central Experimental Farm

New Year's Eve Capital Countdown
December 31, 2013
Sparks Street
Presented by: Sparks BIA
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Hogmanay 2013 (A New Year’s Eve celebration, Scottish style).
December 31, 2013
City Hall
Presented by: The Scottish Society of Ottawa

Alcohol-Free New Year's Eve Celebration
December 31, 2013
Ben Franklin Place
Presented by: Councillor Rick Chiarelli

We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday and wish you all the best in 2014!


2013-12-30

Rink Ready for New Year - Tread Lightly

The rink is starting to come together. It is ready for New Years Eve and New Years Day skating thanks to the very small team of workers who have spent many hours working on it. 

Please be gentle with the ice. The cold weather after the recent thaw has made the ice brittle. 

If the temperature is above -3C please skate very gently - the ice will be soft. 

If the temperature is above 0C please do not skate at all. It will just ruin it for someone else the next day. Wait for colder weather. 




Bells Corners Community Yoga Winter Schedule

Sundays
January 5 to March 2

Tuesdays
January 7 to March 4
Little Yogis: January 14 to March 4
Thursdays
January 9 to March 6

3:30 – 4:30
Yogette
Kim
5:15 – 6:00
Little Yogis!
Kim
6:30 – 7:30
Hatha Flow
Cyndie
5:00 – 6:00
Hatha Flow
Kim
6:15 – 7:15
Gentle Beginner
Glenda
7:45 – 8:45
Vigorous Hatha Flow
Cyndie

7:30 – 8:30
Hatha Yoga
Glenda



See also: BCCY Schedule Page

2013-12-23

Tis the season...for skating!

Our rink isn't open just yet, but Stephen is working hard to make sure everything is ready to go...hopefully this week! The City of Ottawa Rink of Dreams on Marion Dewar Plaza at City Hall is open, weather-permitting, daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the heated changing facility is open daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. It will be open throughout the Christmas Holidays and will be staffed on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, weather permitting.

The following holiday schedule will apply:
December 24 – closed at 6 p.m.
Christmas Day – 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Boxing Day – noon to 11 p.m.
New Year’s Eve (December 31) – closed at 1 a.m.
New Year’s Day – noon to 11 p.m.

Even closer to home, it looks like the Westcliffe Rink is up and running. So get out and get skating! Or, better yet, volunteer to help Stephen (ssartattack@gmail.com) prepare and keep our own community rink in great shape for the season!

2013-12-11

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Overview

The AGM was held last week on December 4th; thanks to those who attended. The minutes of the meeting will be posted by next week and will include the treasurer's statement. Our new executive board is as follows:

President: Jean-Luc Cooke
Vice-President: Casey McGowan
Secretary: Claire Niedbala
Treasurer: Jen Samuel
Booking Agent: Jen Bleeks

Thank you very much to our outgoing president, Ron Tate, and our former secretary, Stephen Sammon. Stephen is taking over the rink this year. Please contact him at ssartattack@gmail.com if you or someone you know wants to volunteer. 

Information about the winter fair will be available in January, and we can always use your help! Contact us or sign up for the e-mail list to stay in the loop!

Edit: The AGM minutes are now available through Google Docs...check out https://docs.google.com/document/d/1khU6RS3lvQpTYXISbcte3RULitUMW9qg_oT_4Mm03Fg/edit?usp=sharing and let us know if you have any questions or comments!

2013-10-16

2013 Annual General Meeting Wed Dec 4, 7pm

Who: Anyone in the Lynwood community (South of Richmond, North of Hunt Club, West of 416, East of Moodie)
When: Wednesday Dec 4, 7pm-8pm (corrected date!)
Where: Lynwood Park Community Building (7 Sycamore Dr, Ottawa, ON)

Agenda:
  • Short report from the outgoing President, topics include:
    • Rink
    • Fun Days (Fall and Winter)
    • Air Conditioner Update
  • Financial update from the Treasurer, topics include:
    • Building rental income and City remittance
    • Fun Day financial update
  • Election of Board of Directors by community members

2013-09-12

LVCA Fall Fun Day Is This Saturday

10:00am - 2:00pm Sat Sept 14th
Greetings neighbours!

The Fun Day is finally here and the weather looks sunny and cool (16-17C).  Want to volunteer?

Events of the day:
  • Delicious complementary coffee for the grown-ups (10am - onward)
  • The famous bike parade (10am - 10:30)
  • Open tennis courts (first-come-first-served)
  • A 12 metre (40 foot) inflatable obstacle course for kids to enjoy (10:00 - 2:00)
  • Cutie animal petting zoo including: rabbits, bunnies, guinea pigs, piglets, hedgehogs, chinchilla, chicks, goats, and a baby calf (11:00 - 1:00)
  • A fire truck from Ottawa Fire Services (12:00 - 1:00)
  • Police officers from Ottawa Police Services (10:00 - 2:00)
  • Russell Levia - a great children's entertainer/busker (12:00 - 1:00)
  • Local Bosnian folk dancers (1:00 - 1:30)
  • A Big Barbecue - hotdogs, water/juice/pop, ice cream sandwiches - funds going to pay for a much needed community centre air conditioner (11:45 - 1:30)
Want to help out?  Come by tonight's meeting (7-8pm), or 9:30am Saturday, or talk to us at the cash box table anytime during the day!

We have many community sponsors for this year's Family Fun Day who have donated funds, products, and their time.  Thank you!
Platnium Sponsors:
Gold Sponsors:
Silver Sponsors: Generous Neighbourhood Sponsors:

We are still looking for volunteers to help out on the big day (bike parade chaperones, table attendees, and other jobs).  Come to our meeting tonight at the community building 7 Sycamore 7-8pm or show up on the day-of.
 

Share with Two Neighbours!

Delivering paper flyers is a lot of work, costs a bit of money and wastes paper.  Email is fast and convenient   Please ask 2 of your neighbours to sign up their email addresses so we can keep in touch.  Newsletters are about 3-4 times per year and we don't share the list with anyone!

2013-08-30

Fun Day Thursday Meetings (plan before the party)

The Fun Day is getting closer and things are coming together!

There will be two volunteer meetings next week and just before the event.  We need you help to make this a success!

Fun Day Organizing Meeting 1
  • When: Thursday Sept 5th 7pm - 8pm
  • Where: Community Building (7 Sycamore Dr)
  • What: Update on activities and sponsors, volunteer organizing
  • Who should come: anyone who wants to help for 30-60min the day of the event!  All help welcome, any age, no experience needed
Fun Day Organizing Meeting 2
  • When: Thursday Sept 12th 7pm - 8pm
  • Where: Community Building (7 Sycamore Dr)
  • What: Update on activities and sponsors, volunteer organizing, final prep!
  • Who should come: anyone who wants to help for 30-60min the day of the event!  All help welcome, any age, no experience needed
Volunteers needed for:
  • Signs (keeping them pretty so others know of the event)
  • Setup the park for Fun times!
  • Bike Parade Chaperone (keep the kids safe!)
  • Sponsors Table Attendee
  • Baking Contest Judge (cannot be a contestent, you get to eat yummies!)
  • Barbecue Helper and Corn-on-the-Cob Shucker, and
  • Find more sponsors,
  • General Help (there always something)
See you Thursday!

Thanks!

Contact Us:  LynwoodCommunity@gmail.com

2013-08-19

Family Fun Day Less Than 1 Month from Now! Sat Sept 14th

Greetings neighbours!

The Fun Day is getting closer and things are coming together!

We already have many community sponsors with details to come out closer to the big day.  But we can confirm there will be:
  • Complementary coffee for the grown-ups!
  • The famous bike parade (10am)
  • Open tennis courts (first-come-first-served)
  • A 12 metre (40 foot) inflatable obstacle course for kids to enjoy (10:00 - 2:00)
  • Cutie animal petting zoo including: rabbits, bunnies, guinea pigs, piglets, hedgehogs, chinchilla, chicks, goats, and a baby calf (11:00 - 1:00)
  • A fire truck from Ottawa Fire Services (12:00 - 1:00)
  • Police officers from Ottawa Police Services (10:00 - 2:00)
  • A great children's entertainer/busker
  • Local folk dancers (from Bosnia)
  • A Baking Contest!  Make your best baked dessert (pie, muffins, cookies) to judging by local business foodies and you could win one of the great prizes donated by local businesses!  Let us know if you're going to enter so we save you a spot at the tables!

There will be big barbecue with $1 hot dogs, pop, juice, water and ice cream sandwiches - funds going to pay for a much needed community centre air conditioner.

We are still looking for volunteers to help out on the big day (bike parade chaperones, table attendees, and other jobs need filling).  Send us a note and we'll keep you in the loop!

Share with Two Neighbours!


Delivering paper flyers is a lot of work, costs a bit of money and wastes paper.  Email is fast and convenient   Please ask 2 of your neighbours to sign up their email addresses so we can keep in touch.  Newsletters are about 3-4 times per year and we don't share the list with anyone!

2013-07-16

Fall Yoga Schedule

Bells Corners Community Yoga


Fall 2013 Programs

September 15th until December 15th.
13 classes for $60
Register Today:
Megan Farnel   613-667-9574  infobccy@gmail.com

We are a non-profit group of volunteers who live in the neighbourhood. Our goal is to keep affordable yoga available to those around us.

Our Locations

Lynwood Community Building - 7 Sycamore; Beside tennis courts.
Westcliffe Community Building - 681 Seyton Drive.

Our Instructors

Sara Hofing (St. John)

Sarah became a 200 hour certified Hatha Yoga teacher in 2010. Sarah aims to provide a yoga sanctuary in her classes by connecting to breath and creating body awareness.

Cyndie Found

Cyndie is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher. Cyndie strives to create enjoyable classes that will give participants the framework within which to experiment and experience.

Classes

Gentle Beginner Yoga

This class will help introduce yoga to anyone just starting out or those who want a more gentle experience. Many props will be used and lots of fun will be had!  Beginner level class.
1. Tuesdays 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Lynwood Community Building - Sarah Hofing

Yogette

Enjoy exploring different styles of Hatha Yoga. This style is based on positions and stretches. The class may be fast paced one week and slow and restorative the next. There will always be focus on tuning into the body and coming back to your breath.  Basic understanding of poses recommended.
1. Sundays 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Lynwood Community Building - Sarah Hofing

Hatha Yoga

Enjoy exploring different styles of Hatha Yoga. This style is based on positions and stretches. The class may be fast paced one week and slow and restorative the next. There will always be focus on tuning into the body and coming back to your breath.  Previous yoga experience recommended.
1. Sundays 2pm – 3pm
Westcliffe Community Building - Sarah Hofing
2. Tuesdays 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Lynwood Community Building - Sarah Hofing

Hatha Flow

A natural progression from Hatha classes, this is a more energetic and physically demanding class. Flow classes are sequenced postures, linking moves with breath. The purpose is to improve strength flexibility, stamina and concentration. Previous yoga experience recommended.
1. Sundays 5pm – 6pm
Lynwood Community Building - Cyndie Found
2. Thursdays 7pm – 8pm
Lynwood Community Building - Cyndie Found


2013-06-11

A message from a neighbour in Lynwood Village:

Biggest and Best Garage Sale Ever
Seen in Bells Corners!
Don't Miss This One!!

Antiques, cookware, glassware, pictures, books, golf clubs, furniture and much more !!
Silent Auction on Jewellery, Art, Antiques

And our fabulous Bake Table… featuring the Best Darn Brownies you’ll ever taste… you will come back for more !!!

15 JUNE – 16 JUNE 2013
08:00AM – 02:00PM
38 VIRGIL ROAD, BELLS CORNERS

THIS IS IN SUPPORT OF HUNGRY AND HOMELESS CAT RESCUE BASED HERE IN OTTAWA.  THIS GROUP IS AMAZING AND DOES WONDERFUL WORK AT GETTING STRAY, ABANDONED, STARVING AND ABUSED CATS/KITTENS OFF THE STREETS AND INTO FOSTER HOMES AND THEN ADOPTED !!!  PLEASE COME AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT !!  THANK YOU !!

2013-03-01

March Yoga Schedule


A message from the Bells Corners Community Yoga group.


BELLS CORNERS COMMUNITY YOGA

Lynwood Park Community Building

7 Sycamore Ave. Bells Corners

Sunday Afternoons
2:00 to 3:00 PM
(Westcliffe Community Center)
3:30 to 4:30 P.M.  
5:00 to 6:00 P.M.
March 24 to June 9, 2013
(no class on March 31st)

Tuesday Evenings
6:15 to 7:15 P.M.
7:30 to 8:30 P.M.
March 26 to June 11, 2013

Thursday Evenings
7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
March 28 to June 13, 2013

12 classes for $60.00 –
To register contact

Teresa at (613) 829-8828, or at teresa.costa@sympatico.ca



2013-01-21

Northern Lights Child Care Centre


Northern Lights Child Care Centre (NLCC) at 26 Thorncliff Place in Bells Corners is currently accepting children into their Toddler, Preschool and Kindergarten programs!


NLCC is a dynamic child care centre which supports children's lifelong learning skills, exploration and discovery by offering positive guidance techniques in a stimulating, educational and caring environment. For more information about NLCC's programs and to schedule a visit to our beautiful, newly renovated centre, please contact us by phone (613-721-0251) or e-mail northernlightschildcare2012@gmail.com.

Needed: Winter Carnival Refs and Chefs

The Lynwood Winter Carnival on Feb 18th (11am to is coming together but we need some help!

This year's Ontario Family Day will also be the day over out first Winter Carnival.  Here are some events planned:

  1. Free horse drawn wagon from the Ridgefield entrance to Lynwood Park.
  2. Family skating all-day on the little rink
  3. Hot Chocolate and Pancakes for sale all day ($1)
  4. Family skating every hour on the hour on the big rink
  5. Puck-A-Buck shoot-out contest
  6. Shinny hockey and broomball games every hour on the half-hour on the big rink
    1. Winning side of each 30min game will get a free hot chocolate
  7. Snow shoe racing
  8. Cross-country skiing demontrations
  9. Mountain biking demonstrations
  10. Tug-of-war contest
  11. Flip-The-Pancake relay race
  12. The Great Lynwood Chilli Cook-Off ($1 per bowl)
    1. Buy $1 ticket from pancake table
      1. Marked half of the ticket goes into ballot box
      2. Un-marked half goes to chilli chef
    2. Winning chef gets 1/2 of proceeds


All proceeds at the end of the day will help pay for an air-conditioner for community building.

We need help - please contact Ron Tate <rwtate@gmail.com> if you can do any of the following:

  1. Keep score for hockey and broomball games
  2. Cook a mean chilli
  3. Help kids up on the horse wagon or run an event for 1 hour.

2013-01-09

Bells Corners Community Yoga - January 2013

BELLS CORNERS COMMUNITY YOGA


Lynwood Park Community Building
6:15 to 7:15 P.M. 
7:30 to 8:30 P.M.

7 Sycamore Ave. Bells Corners

Sunday Afternoons
3:30 to 4:30 P.M.  
5:00 to 6:00 P.M.
January 13 to March 10, 2013

Tuesday Evenings
January 15 to March 12, 2013

Thursday Evenings
7:00 to 8:00 P.M.
January 17 to March 14, 2013

Class fee $45.00 - To register for
 Sunday classes
Lucette at (613) 596-3413, or at visualisepeace@yahoo.ca

Tuesday and Thursday classes
Teresa at (613) 829-8828, or at teresa.costa@sympatico.ca