We encourage feedback on any and all issues of concern to residents. Please join us at our monthly meetings to discuss issues or send an email to President@khca.on.ca. We look forward to hearing your views!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Many, Many Thanks to Everyone
Who Helped to Make KHCA’s Spring 2012 Park Clean-up
a Tremendous SUCCESS


Special thanks to the eleven hardy adults with four enthusiastic youngsters who ignored April 28th’s cool early morning temperatures. Together they cleaned-up Sewell Park, Stonegate Park and the Northern edge of Hazeldean Woods Park.

Because they could not participate last Saturday, I am thanking in advance two families who have undertaken to clean-up two other parks this week.

Further, I thank the cubs and leaders of 4th Kanata Eagle Cub Pack for doing the initial clean-up of Sewell Park some days ago.

Also I want to thank Councillor Hubley who dropped around to visit with KHCA volunteers early last Saturday morning

Rod MacLean

President, KHCA

Friday, April 27, 2012

Annual Francophone Forum - focus on mental health

Promoting awareness of this event organized by:
The Council on Aging of Ottawa – Le Conseil sur le vieillissement d’Ottawa
Tel.:/Tél.: 613-789-3577, Ext. 11
Fax/Télec.: 613-789-4406
101-1247  Kilborn Place, Ottawa, ON K1H 6K9
www.coaottawa.ca
………..ENGLISH BELOW

FORUM ANNUEL FRANCOPHONE, MARDI, 8 MAI 2012- LE CONSEIL SUR LE VIEILLISSEMENT D’OTTAWA

Bonjour,
Les membres du Comité directeur des affaires francophones vous invitent à vous inscrire à cette journée enrichissante qui sera axée sur la santé en général et  mentale.

Dr Louise Carrier, consultante en psychiatrie, aux Services communautaires géronto-psychiatrie, d’Ottawa, présentera une conférence sous le thème,  « Ce qui est bon pour le cœur, est bon pour la tête ». D’autres présentations sont prévues au programme, tel que la santé par l’alimentation, l’exercice physique, le théâtre. En après-midi, nous accueillerons un professeur de l’Université St-Paul, Mme Marylin Guindon, spécialiste en spiritualité et vieillissement, qui nous parlera d’attitudes et de la spiritualité. De nombreux exposants seront sur place pour répondre à vos questions et pour vous remettre de la documentation sur divers services disponibles dans la communauté. C’est un rendez-vous annuel francophone à ne pas manquer!

Consultez le programme en attache et pour vous inscrire, contacter le 613-789-3577, poste 24 ou par courriel directement à : lucie.chenevert@coaottawa.ca

SVP, BIEN VOULOIR TRANSMETTRE CETTE INVITATION À UN MEMBRE DE VOTRE FAMILE, AMI OU DANS VOTRE RÉSEAU.


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Greetings

THE COUNCIL ON AGING OF OTTAWA ANNUAL FRANCOPHONE FORUM – TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

The members of the Francophone Committee are looking forward to this event that promises to be rich in discussions and exchanges. You are warmly invited to register and join us. 
This year's forum will deal with health issues with a particular focus on mental health. Dr. Louise Carrier,  consultant in psychiatry,  for Geriatric Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa will present a talk on : ”Ce qui est bon pour le coeur, est bon pour la tête".
Our program will also include a variety of issues including; the benefit of a healthy diet; the importance of physical exercises; as well as sketches by a local theatre group. The afternoon will feature Ms. Marylin Guindon, professor at St.Paul's University and a specialist on spirituality and aging.  She will talk about various approaches to healthy spirituality.

 Participants will have the opportunity to visit displays and gather information about various services offered in the community.  Please see the attached program for more details. To register please contact us at (613) 789-357, ext. 24, or send us an e-mail at lucie.chenevert@coaottawa.ca

DON’T HESITATE TO TRANSMIT THIS INVITATION TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND YOUR NETWORK AT LARGE.

May is Physical Activity month

Topics in this month's Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services DiscoverRec bulletin:

  • Be Our Guest! April 30 – May 6 
  • Spring classes starting in May and June
  • Important Outdoor Activity Start Dates 
  • City Wide Sports Reports
  • Skateboarding Parks
  • Call them diamonds in the rough!
  • Take a Free Self-guided Art Gallery Tour of Ottawa
  • Young at Art 2012 – On Display at Galleries Citywide 
  • Put touring city museums on your to do list

The City of Ottawa offers a system of fee support to ensure that all residents have access to municipally offered recreation and culture programs and activities regardless of their ability to pay.

PASS IT ON!
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring Cleaning Katimavik-Hazeldean Parks

Please join us on April 28 for the Community clean-up of Katimavik-Hazeldean Parks.  Our rain date will be May 5th.

This time there are a number of the more westerly Katimavik Hazeldean Parks that are in need of a clean-up.   I would like all who can set aside about an hour of their time on Saturday morning April 28 to pitch in to gather at the play structure in Sewell Park for 9:30 am.

There are two  Parks in Katimavik Hazeldean that are equally bad: the Northern edge of Hazeldean Woods roughly in for about 10 to 15 fifteen feet and the stretch of Stonegate Park from the area around the play structure westward toward Young Road to about where the Klein Court and MacIntosh Way backyards begin.  

Sewell Park, Gesner Park and McGibbon Park are also in need attention, and graffiti removal in Larsen Park.  If you have any suggestions for the effort and which other park or parks should be added to the cleaned-up list, please send them along to me.  We will then tackle the parks in order of need.

There will be garbage bags, plastic gloves and sanitizers available, as well as refreshments at Sewell park for everyone who helps out.

Thank you

Rod MacLean
President
Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association
Keeping Neighbourliness Easy