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!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spring into Action!

Discover a world of activities in your neighbourhood! ottawa.ca/recreation
DiscoverRec: The latest news on recreation and culture 
programs, services, memberships and events!

Discover a world of activities in your neighbourhood! 

Put a little spring in your step! Register now for  spring courses and summer camps.

Looking for courses available at a specific facility? 

Win a Week of Summer Camp! 

Fifty lucky campers will win back their week at camp! 
Register before June 1 to be automatically entered into a draw to win back your registered week of camp with a value of up to $250! Remember the more camps you register for, the more chances to win. For details, visit ottawa.ca/summercamps.

Take me out to the ball game

Spend your summer evenings at the ballpark. 
Girls 'n Women and Sport offer women's recreational 
and intermediate adult softball leagues. Get the girls 
together or register on your own. Beginners, getting 
active again or if your just out to have fun!! 
Registration information online or call 613-580-2854.

Start Walking for Your Health with Classes

Nordic Walking with poles is a low-impact, 
high-energy ultimate workout that enhances your 
walking with 20 to 40 per cent more caloric expenditure. 
Increase your cardio and improve your posture and
upper body strength.  Gentle Nordic and Activator 
Pole Walking classes are also available. If you want 
to walk with a group, we offer several indoor walking 
clubs and the Active Living Club hiking program.  
Class details can be found in the Fitness and 
Wellness and 50+ Adult Recreation eGuide PDFs

Unsure what learn to swim level your child should be registered in?

Ask the lifeguards at a public swim or family swim 
to conduct a free swim assessment while you are 
at the pool.

Take the Bus to Visit Us (65+)

OC Transpo offers great service for senior riders 
including free bussing all day Wednesday. Most
of our recreation and culture facilities are on bus 
routes, so why not plan a trip to go swimming or  

Britannia Park: outdoor fitness opportunities

Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre offers outdoor fitness 
classes in Britannia Park this spring and summer. 
Join us to get fit while enjoying our natural setting! 
Call for more information: 613-828-4313 or register 
and we'll see you in the park!

Canada's Chronicles: A glimpse of the past through modern eyes 

An astounding new exhibit created by Brookfield High 
School students in celebration of Archives Awareness 
Week. These talented students use modern and 
traditional art forms to explore the history, culture 
and identity of Canada.  March 31 to April 14 

Spring into Easter at Museums and Historic Sites

It's that time of year again for the Easter Bunny to 
come out of hiding to help celebrate the arrival of 
spring! Events at several museums and historic sites 
offer a full day of fun wherever you are in Ottawa 
with Easter egg hunts, egg-dyeing, petting zoos, 
and tons of other fun activities. 

Arts workshops may just turn into your lifetime passion!

Workshops offer creative and visual hands-on 
programming for all levels and ages alike.

Nepean Creative Arts Centre
Triple Talent on Stage for youth ages 13-16 
years or family African Drumming.

Nepean Visual Arts Centre
Families can Chirp into Spring creating in 
clay or make Lasting Silhouettes painting 
a family portrait.

Young at Art 2015 – On Display at Galleries Citywide

 Be amazed at the talents of some of Ottawa's 
best artists between the ages of 12 and 19 at 
the Young at Art 2015 juried exhibitions.
April 25 to May 17: Trinity Art Gallery, 
Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard
April 24 to May 15: Kanata Civic Art Gallery, 
Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive
April 25 to May 19: Atrium and Centrepointe 
Theatre galleries, Ben Franklin Place, 
101 Centrepointe Drive

Think twice before venturing onto the ice

With milder temperatures, the Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition in conjunction with the City of Ottawa wants to remind residents that when temperatures go up the dangers of being on ice and open water goes up. When ice begins to thaw it may look solid but is often extremely dangerous. Grey ice is unsafe. The greyness indicates the presence of water. Water levels this year are higher than usual and are accompanied by soft, slippery banks that are treacherous, particularly for young children, adults and the family pet. Check ice safety guidelines at Lifesaving Society and Canadian Red Cross.
Simply stay away from the ice.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Feedback on Confederation Line West Extension

City invites feedback 
on Confederation Line 
West Extension
The City of Ottawa invites residents to take 
part in a public consultation on Monday, March 30
about plans for the Confederation Line West Light
Rail Transit (LRT) Extension.

The City and the National Capital Commission 
(NCC) Working Group recently announced an 
agreement in principle that would allow a portion 
of the LRT extension between Dominion and 
Cleary stations to be fully buried under the Sir 
John A. Macdonald Parkway. The public consultation 
about the recommended corridor will take place in 
Jean Pigott Place at City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West) 
and will offer residents the opportunity to learn 
more about the proposal and to provide feedback. 
The event will run from 5 to 8 p.m., including a 
presentation at 6:30 p.m.

The preferred integrated transit solution meets 
the NCC's criteria while protecting the Byron 
Linear Park and Rochester Field and meeting the 
City of Ottawa's affordability requirements. The 
solution also:
·        Maximizes greenspace by re-instating 
existing Parkway lanes of traffic closer together
·        Develops a park of national significance 
along the shoreline
·        Protects the trees and landscaped buffer 
between the Parkway and adjacent urban areas
·        Enhances existing pathways and creates 
new pathways and two new crossings under the
·        Reduces annual bus trips on the Sir John A.
Macdonald Parkway by more than 450,000
·        Increases useable shoreline park space by 
38 per cent
The Western LRT extension is one of three 
environmental assessment studies currently 
underway as part of Stage 2: the City's plan to add 
19 new stations and 30 kilometres to our LRT 
network, extending it farther east, west and 
south by 2023.

This is a map that shows the future Confederation Line West LRT extension alignment between Dominion and Cleary Stations. It provides a synopsis of the key features of the 100 Day Solution identified for this portion of the alignment and jointly announced by the City of Ottawa and National Capital Commission.
A further public consultation to review the 
overall recommended plan for the Stage 2 
Confederation Line West Extension is 
scheduled for Wednesday, April 29. Additional 
information about upcoming and future public 
consultation opportunities, project updates 
and contact information can be found on  
ottawa.ca/stage2. Materials presented at all 
public consultations will also be posted on 
the website for those unable to attend.

Le prolongement de la Ligne de la Confédération

La Ville sollicite l’avis 
des résidents sur le 
prolongement de la Ligne 
de la Confédération en 
direction ouest
La Ville d’Ottawa invite les résidents à participer à une 
séance de consultation publique, le lundi 30 mars, à 
propos du projet de prolongement, en direction ouest,
 de la Ligne de la Confédération du train léger sur rail (TLR).

Le Groupe de travail de la Ville et de de la Commission 
de la capitale nationale (CCN) vient d’annoncer un accord 
de principe qui permettrait la construction entièrement 
souterraine, sous la promenade Sir-John-A.-Macdonald,
d’un tronçon du prolongement du TLR entre les stations 
Dominion et Cleary. La séance de consultation publique 
sur ce couloir recommandé, qui aura lieu à la 
Place-Jean-Pigott de l’hôtel de ville 
(110, avenue Laurier Ouest), donnera aux résidents 
l’occasion d’en apprendre davantage sur cette proposition 
et de fournir des commentaires à son sujet. La séance 
aura lieu de 17 h à 20 h et comportera une présentation 
à 18 h 30.

Cette solution privilégiée de transport en commun intégré 
obéit aux critères de la CCN tout en protégeant le parc 
linéaire Byron et le pré Rochester et en satisfaisant aux 
exigences de la Ville d’Ottawa en matière d’abordabilité. 
De plus, la solution proposée aura pour effets :
·        de maximiser les espaces verts en rapprochant 
l’une de l’autre les voies de circulation actuelles de 
la promenade Sir-John-A.-Macdonald;
·        de permettre l’aménagement d’un parc 
d’importance nationale sur les berges de la rivière;
·        d’assurer la protection des arbres et de la bande 
tampon paysagée entre la promenade Sir-John-A.
Macdonald et les zones urbaines adjacentes;
·        d’améliorer les sentiers actuels, d’en créer d’autres,
ainsi que deux nouveaux passages sous la promenade;
·        de réduire de plus de 450 000 par an le nombre de 
trajets d’autobus le long de la promenade Sir-John-A.
·        d’augmenter de 38 % l’espace de parc utilisable le
 long de la rivière.
Le prolongement vers l’ouest du TLR fait l’objet de l’une
des trois études d’évaluation environnementale en cours 
dans le cadre de la deuxième étape du plan municipal 
visant à ajouter, d’ici 2023, 19 stations et 30 kilomètres 
au réseau du train léger, le prolongeant ainsi vers l’est, 
l’ouest et le sud.

Ceci est une carte du prolongement futur de la Ligne de la Confédération ouest entre les stations Dominion et Cleary. Cette carte offre une synthèse des éléments clés du tracé faisant partie de la solution de 100 jours annoncé par la ville d’Ottawa et la Commission de la capitale nationale
Une autre séance de consultation publique, visant à
examiner le plan global recommandé pour la deuxième 
étape du prolongement de la Ligne de la Confédération 
vers l’ouest, est fixée au mercredi 29 avril. Des 
renseignements supplémentaires sur les prochaines 
séances de consultation publique et celles qui suivront 
se trouvent à ottawa.ca/etape2. Celles et ceux qui ne 
peuvent pas assister à ces séances trouveront tout 
le matériel qui y a été présenté affiché sur le site Web.