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2014-12-12

A new season of yoga in Bells Corners starts January 11th!

You can get healthy in your community in 2015!

A new season of Bells Corners Community Yoga starts on January 11th at the Lynwood Community Center. Programs featured include Adult Yoga, Tune-up Yoga and Little Yogis. There are classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Please see the full schedule at the following link:

https://bccyoga.wordpress.com/schedule/

Thank you and Namaste!

Lynwood Village Community Association

2014-12-09

2014-12-05

Wednesday Evening Community Skating (Updated:2014-12-08)

Update 2014-12-08: The events moved to Wednesday evenings!!!

In an effort to encourage more skating at the Lynwood rink, we now have rink status updates displayed at the top of the www.lynwood-bellscorners.ca page.

Hope to see you there!

2014-12-04

Results from the 2014 AGM



Relevant Documents:

Actionable Items:
  • Improve communications with community
    • Communicate with other community groups
    • Post bills in the display case and indoor bulletin board
    • Reusable signs for street level signage
  • Send email to councillor requesting NCC to grooming schedule for cross country ski paths in greenbelt around Lynwood
  • Stand up sub-committee to come up with guidelines to guide LVCA board decisions on where to reinvest community money.

Election Results:
  • President: Jean-Luc Cooke, returning (acclaimed)
  • Treasurer: Jen Samuel, returning
  • Booking: Casey McGowan, was VP
  • Secretary/Communication: Tristan Maack, new
  • Vice President: Mike Spence, new (acclaimed)

2014-10-15

Video: Call Candidate Debate at Westcliffe Oct 9

College Ward All Candidates Debate held a Westcliffe Estates Community Centre.

Websites of present OCDSB trustee candidates in alphabetical order:
  • Foltin, David: https://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Foltin-for-Ottawa-Carleton-District-School-Board-Trustee-College-Ward/392896697544406?fref=ts
  • Olson Harper, Anita: https://twitter.com/AnitaOlseHarper
  • Wittet, Jeremy: http://jeremywittet.ca/
Websites of present councillor candidates in alphabetical order:
  • Annable, Guy: http://www.guyannable.ca/
  • MacAulay, Craig: http://bellscorners.wordpress.com/
  • McLarens, Scott Andrew: https://twitter.com/scottamclarens
Brought to you by:
  • Bells Corners Rocks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/205035749675035
  • Westcliffe Estates: http://www.westcliffe.ca/
  • Lynwood Village: http://www.lynwood-bellscorners.ca/
Watch all 4 videos in sequence using YouTube platlist.
Voting information is available at http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/your-city-government/2014-elections 

Video 1 of 4:

Video 2 of 4:

Video 3 of 4 (sorry for the volume, finger was on the microphone hole):

Video 4 of 4: 
 

2014-10-02

2014-09-28

Notice of Lynwood Village Community Association Annual General Meeting

Greetings Neighbours.

The LVCA will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Who:  Anyone living in Lynwood Village (roughly residents between Moodie, Robertson, Northside and Hunt Club).  But others are of course welcome to come an attend!
  • What: Annual General Meeting
  • Where: Lynwood Community Building at 7 Sycamore Dr.
  • When: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Wednesday December 3rd
  • Why: Ottawa community associations need to do this every year, or there abouts.
Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Agenda:
  1. Financial Report from the Treasurer
  2. Annual report from the President
  3. Nominations from the room for positions on the board.  (Please let us know if you're interested in volunteering!)
    1. Secretary
    2. Treasurer
    3. Booking Organizer
    4. Vice President
    5. President
  4. Rink Update
  5. Adjournment
 Hope to you see you there!

2014-09-05

Building Rental Information

The Lynwood Village Community Association runs two very popular programs here in our Community Building:  Coffee and Company and the very popular Bells Corners Yoga!

The building is also available for rent.  Details are as follows:

Rental cost:  $10 per hour

Insurance is required and the costs are as follows:
  • $16.20 for a one day, non alcohol event for 1 to 26 people 
  • $32.40 for a non alcohol event for a group of 26 to 100 people
If you are interested in serving alcohol at your event, you must purchase a liquor permit from the LCBO, which must be done several weeks prior to your event.  Please contact them directly for deadlines and rules and regulations.

If you have alcohol at your event, the insurance rates through the CIty for a one day event are as follows:
  • $54.11 for a group of 1 to 25 people 
  • $108.11 for a group of 26 to 100 people.
You can purchase the insurance through us at the same time as your rental booking.

Please contact us through the Lynwood Village Community Association Webpage at http://www.lynwood-bellscorners.ca/2011/06/contacting-lvca.html for more information or you may contact Jennifer Bleeks at 613-828-2763

Also - We now have Air Conditioning!

2014-07-25

Aggressive Door-to-Door Sales in Lynwood




Cst Sue Wright
Greenbank Community Police Centre
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 2179
wrightse@ottawapolice.ca
twitter: @Greenbankcpc

2014-06-18

A FUNtastic Day!

Saturday was a great day for some fun in Lynwood Park!

Thank you so much to our sponsors, volunteers and fun enthusiasts of all ages for making it a great day. From the bouncy castle to the BBQ to face painting, everything was a hit! We even managed to hold off the rain, and we think the overcast skies might have been more accommodating than if it had been +30C...so the weather was perfect for running around with gaggles of children. :-)

The day wouldn't have been a success without the support of:
Dinakar  Vladya - Edward Jones
Casey McGowan - RE/MAX Citywide Realty Inc
Alterna Savings and its wonderful team of volunteers
Bosnian Folk Dancers
Bells Corners Community Yoga
Bohemian Kitchen
Lynwood Park Tennis Club
Messy Play by Creatively Right

Thanks to everyone, and we hope to see you all next year!

Creative Play in Lynwood Village!

Coffee and Company welcomes "Creatively Right" 

It is a new Arts, Crafts and Sensory program in our community for children ages 3 to 6.  The sessions will start on Thursday, June 26th and run every Thursday morning until July 24th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The cost to cover supplies is $5 per child.  there are only 30 spaces available so book early.  Creatively Right's "Messy Play" encourages children to play creatively through messy art.  Messy art helps with the development of the right side of the brain.  The children use their imaginations  while exploring hard and soft, and dry and wet materials.  Items like paint, play dough, water, sand, pasta, rice, shaving cream, paper and more are used.  There are 4 different stations that encourage messy play and 2 sensory tables for children that want to explore different sensations.  It is a fun time for the kids and the best thing for parents and caregivers is that they don't have to clean up the mess!  :)  Please call Elaine Jasvins at 613 292 7032 or you can register at 613 298 8563.  

2014-06-09

Join us this weekend for FAMILY FUN DAY!

Lynwood Park - Saturday June 14 - 10am-2pm
  • All things wheeled sale 9-2 (see below post)
  • Complementary Coffee from Bohemian Kitchen 9:30-11
  • Bike Parade 10 sharp
  •  Bouncy Castle 10-2
  • Petting Zoo 10-2
  •  BBQ, Drinks, Sno-Cones (11:30-1:30)
  •  Tennis Courts (first come, proper attire, non-marking shoes) 10-2pm
  • And MORE including messy play for kids and Bosnian folk dancers!
Volunteers are welcome to help with various activities!

2014-05-28

Deals for Wheels!

Do you have an outgrown bike, trike, scooter...etc. at home? We're having a bike sale!

As part of the Family Fun Day (and conveniently starting an hour before the bike parade), we invite you to drop off your wheels and shop for some new ones.

Date: Saturday June 14 2014
Time: 9am-2pm
How: Bring your wheels, with your name and firm price clearly marked, to the Lynwood Community Building. We'll run the sale and you can pick up your money at 2pm.

Please note: we are not in a position to accept donations of leftover wheels so please come back  at 2pm and be prepared to take back unsold items. We will not be responsible for any of the wheels after 2:30.

2014-05-14

Babysitters in the Community

Many thanks to all our preteen and teens who registered and attended the St. John ambulance babysitting course on Saturday, May 10.

Lynnwood now has 18 new certified teen sitters in our community! The participants enjoyed the day along with pizza donated by the LVCA!

Special thanks to Jen Bleeks for organizing the event and delivering pizza.

To get in touch with the babysitters - please request contact through the LVCA and we'll reach out to the parents first.

Free Sport Programs in Lynwood Park

Update: 2014-05-22: T-ball start-time will be 6pm going forward.

Open to all Lynwood Village children.
Appropriate for ages 3-5 years.
Brought to you by the Lynwood Village Community Association and the dedicated parents volunteering their time to coach the kids.

T-Ball with Coach Mike - Wednesdays May 21 - June 18  6:00 - 7:00pm
 - Bring a glove if you have one!
Soccer with Coach Glenn - Mondays May 26 - June 30  6:15 - 7:00pm 
 - Bring a soccer ball if you have one!

Coming soon: Family Fun Day - Saturday June 14th 10:00am - 2:00pm
 - Bouncy Castle, hot dogs, juice and pop, lots of fun!


2014-04-25

Lakeview Public School 'Mayfair' and Donations


Saturday May 10th, 9:30am - 2:15pm
As many in Lynwood know, one of the schools teaching our children is having it's annual Mayfair on Sat May 10.  Drop by for bike parades, fire trucks, buskers, talent shows and a raffle.

WANTED: USED BOOK AND PLANT DONATIONS!
Doing any spring cleaning? If so, Lakeview Public School is seeking donations of gently used books, board games, DVD /CDs and potted plants for its annual Mayfair Community and Fundraiser event taking place Sat. May 10th. If you would like to donate any of the above items, please drop them off at the school (35 CorkstownRoad) starting April 28 to May 9th. (Note: please label the name of the plant on the pots). We thank you for your contribution!


2014-03-26

Attention all babysitters and babysitters in training!

 
The Lynwood Village Community Association is pleased to offer, through St. John Amublance, a babysitting course.
 
When:  Saturday, May 10th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm
Where:  Lynwood Community Building
Cost:  $60 (cheques made payable to St. John Ambulance)

 
Participants will receive their babysitting certificate at the end of the day, upon completion of the training.  
 
The Lynwood Village Community Association is pleased to provide lunch to the participants at no charge! 
 
Participants should contact Jennifer Bleeks at bleeks@sympatico.ca or 
613 828 2763 to register. The course is available for 10 to 18 participants so register today to secure your spot! 

 
Registration closes on April 30th.  

2014-02-12

Family Day in Ottawa

We know lots of people head out of town on Family Day weekend, but if you're around, there are some fun activities (please note, we are not associated with these activities and you should visit the websites for up-to-date information):


The City of Ottawa also has some schedule changes:

Recreation services:
  •  Rink of Dreams, located on Marion Dewar Plaza at Ottawa City Hall, is open on Family Day for the Mayor’s Annual Family Day Skating Party, weather permitting.
  • Most recreation facilities will be modifying their hours of operation on Monday, February 17. There may be changes to schedules and program cancellations in order to provide special programming for the Family Day holiday. Additionalswimming and skating sessions will be offered at many sites. Please check schedules at ottawa.ca or with the facility of your choice.

 Client services:
  •  Ottawa City Hall and all seven Client Service Centres, including the Government Service Centre located at 110 Laurier Avenue West, will be closed on Family Day, Monday, February 17. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, February 18.
  • The City’s Provincial Offences Court, located at 100 Constellation Crescent, will also be closed on Family Day, Monday, February 17. Business will resume as usual on Tuesday, February 18.
  • The City’s 3-1-1 Contact Centre will be open for urgent matters requiring the City’s immediate attention.  Call 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400 to speak to a customer service representative. For persons living with a hearing-related disability, call (TTY): 613-580-2401.
 Garbage, green bin and recycling collection:
  • There will be no curbside green bin , recycling or garbage collection on Family Day, Monday, February 17. Family Day’s pick-up will take place on Tuesday, February 18. In addition, the collection of green bin, garbage and recycling materials will be delayed by one day for the week of February 17. For curbside collection enquiries, refer to the collection calendar tool.
  • There will be no multi-residential bulky items, green bin and recycling container collection on Family Day. Family Day’s pick-up will take place on Tuesday, February 18. Collection will also be delayed by one day for the week of February 17. However, multi-residential garbage container collection is not delayed and collection will take place on its regularly scheduled day during the week of February 17.
  • The Trail Road landfill site is closed on Family Day, Monday, February 17.

 Transit service:
  •  OC Transpo will operate a revised weekday schedule with minor reductions on Monday, February 17. Special school trip routes numbered in the 600s and Route 201 will not operate. The O-Train schedule will remain unchanged. A family may travel all day with a $7.95 DayPass, which can be purchased from the bus operator when you board. A family includes up to six people with a maximum of two aged 13 or older. Call 613-560-1000 or text 560560 plus your four-digit bus stop number for automated schedule information. For more information, holiday schedules and travel planning, phone 613-741-4390 or visit octranspo.com. 
  • OC Transpo Sales and Information Centres will be open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on February 17, except the Rideau Centre office, which will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • The OC Transpo Telephone Information Centre (613‑741‑4390) will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The OC Transpo Customer Relations Department (613-842-3600) will be open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 Parking:
  •  All City of Ottawa parking regulations and restrictions will apply during this time.

 Ottawa Public Health:

 Cultural services:
  • Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, Nepean Museum and Shenkman’s Arts Centre are open for Family Day events.
  •  City of Ottawa Archives, arts centres, galleries, theatres,Cumberland Heritage Village Museum and Billings Estate National Historic Site will be closed on Family Day. However, clients should check with ottawa.ca or their facility to confirm holiday hours, as some exceptions may apply.

 Archives Services:
  • The City of Ottawa Archives Reference Services and Gallery 112 will be closed on Saturday, February 15 and Monday, February 17 for the Family Day weekend.

 Municipal child care services:

 Ottawa Public Library:
  • All branches, departments and services of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed on Family Day, Monday, February 17. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, February 18.


2014-02-03

Alert from Ottawa Police Services

The following alert was provided to the LVCA by the Greenbank Community Police Center

In the past few weeks there have been reports of an individual aggressively engaging in door to door sales. 

It is important to understand that not every door to door salesperson is out to scam you; they may in fact represent a legitimate business.  Keep your guard up and use the below safety tips to assess if this is a scam or legitimate offer.

What can you do - Safety Tips: 

  • Request to see their ID and check it closely
  • Be wary if they say “We’re from your current water heater provider, utility or local municipality”, “We need to see your current bills”, “We can replace your device free of charge”
  • Call the organization they’re representing to verify the information provided to you
  • Don’t let them inside your home under any circumstance
  • Request a pamphlet be left with you so that you can review it on your own time and make an informed decision.  Don’t be pressured to sign a contract on the spot.
  • If they are rude or insist on coming into your home, ask them to leave and/or call the police
If you are uncomfortable with a situation:  Say No!!  It is not impolite...it is your RIGHT!!

Contact:
Cst Sue Wright
Greenbank Community Police Center
1343 Meadowlands Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 2179
wrightse@Ottawapolice.ca  

2014-01-22

Lakeview Public School Full Day Kinderfarten Info Night

Lakeview Public School is inviting families to come hear about how the Full Day Kindergarten program will be implemented at an info session this Thursday, January 23 at 6:00-7:00PM in the school's gym.

Following some performances by our "Percu-chant" and Advanced ukelele students, representatives from the OCDSB will share important information about Early Learning, Full Day Kindergarten and Extended Day Programs (before/afterschool care program). Information will also include preliminary details on the construction of a new addition to Lakeview P.S. to accommodate these programs.

This is a great opportunity to hear about why Lakeview is a great choice for your child as an Early French Immersion public school with a Full-Day program.

You can contact the school at 613-828-8077 for more information.  You can also visit Lakeview School Council's website at:  www.lakeviewschoolcouncil.ca after the session to see a summary of the information that was provided.

2014-01-20

Warning: Computer Scam!

The Ottawa Police Service is warning about a computer scam requesting people to pay a "fine" in order to have their computer "unlocked". Today they issued a press release with details (link will take you to a Google doc version of the press release). 

2014-01-17

Hockey Day in Canada!

Join us to celebrate Hockey Day in Canada in our very own neighbourhood! 

The dedicated rink team have been working extra hard giving some old nets a new face. With shiny red paint and bright new mesh. these nets are ready to take on all the pucks we can shoot at them!






So join us tomorrow from 1-3 and bring your old skates/equipment for a skate swap. Plus hang around and watch the game in the community building while enjoying a $1 hot chocolate!

Happy hockey! 


2014-01-14

Life is a highway...so drive safely!

Did you know that, in 2011, at least 66 per cent of child passengers in car seats were not properly secured? That's pretty scary considering motor vehicle collisions are one of Ottawa's leading causes of injuries (Source: City of Ottawa).

But do not fear! There are resources to help you ensure that your child's car seat is properly installed! In fact, this weekend, there will be a clinic right in Bell's Corners:

BEST FIT Car Seat Clinic
January 19th, 1-4pm
Fire Station 43 (3845 Old Richmond Road)
$35 + HST
More information and registration: Ottawa Safety Council

If you can't make it to the clinic, S.E.A.T.S for Kids offers other clinics around the city for $30. Spots fill up quickly, and there is usually a waiting list.

Don't want to go to a clinic? There is lots of information online about car seat safety. The Canadian Forum on Car-seat.org is a great place to ask questions and get information from certified car seat installation technicians.

Other resources include:


2014-01-05

Oh the weather outside is frightful!

With a freezing rain warning in effect for Ottawa, the rink will be closed tomorrow and reopen Tuesday when the temperature drops. 

The main and puddle rinks got some good use today; we hope you got to enjoy the warmer weather this weekend!