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Did you know?
That Barrhaven
is the fastest growing area of the city, just 20 km southwest of Ottawa's downtown core.

Before municipal amalgamation in 2001, Barrhaven was a neighbourhood in the City of Nepean with fewer than 35,000 people. With the many new developments being built, Barrhaven's population will surpass 100,000 in just a few years.



Upcoming Events

Enchantment Under the Sea Dinner and Dance Gala
City Councillor’s to hold “Back to the Future” themed Enchantment Under the Sea Dinner and Dance Gala to raise funds for Acute Care of the Elderly Unit (ACE) at Queensway Carleton Hospital.

At the end of the classic movie, Marty McFly jumped into the DeLorean and programmed the flux capacitor to take him decades into the future. The date he programmed? October 21, 2015. So, on that evening, we are calling the community together to celebrate this historic date in pop culture by attending a special Enchantment Under the Sea "high school" dance (and dinner) fundraiser.

City Council ACE Ambassadors’ Chiarelli, Wilkinson, Egli, El-Chantiry, Harder, Hubly, Qadri, Taylor and Queensway Carleton Hospital are hosting the 1950's and 1980's themed bash commemorating the two time periods Mr. McFly visited before his 2015 landing. The ACE Ambassadors are helping the community raise the required community-generated portion of the funds needed to build the Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit. They are doing it with the help of dedicated local sponsors including Algonquin College, which will act as the host location of the event. A delicious meal will be served by the College followed by a dance to the musical stylings of Ottawa’s own Star Fire Band! Silent auction proceeds, along with ticket sales and cash donations from the event, will go towards the ACE Unit.

Why? By 2031 over 1 in 5 people in the City of Ottawa will be older than the age of 65. The 34-bed ACE inpatient medical unit will serve that influx with a specialized inter-professional team of healthcare and social science professionals. The care focus is not only on treating one of a patient’s medical illnesses, but multiple ailments and their interactions. ACE is also dedicated to maintaining seniors' independence, to trying to prevent the loss of physical abilities and to addressing mental health problems. Care provided will meet the special needs of our elderly, lead to shorter hospital stays and help provide a healthier return to the community.

The Enchantment Under the Sea Dinner and Dance Gala will help raise funds towards the required $1.5 million community contribution needed to complete the project. Individual and group tickets are on sale now, please contact AceAmbassadorGala@gmail.com for purchase details or to make a donation. You can also purchase online at: www.enchantmentundertheseagala.eventbrite.com
Date:               Wednesday, October 21, 2015,
Time:               6:30pm – 10:30pm
Location:         Algonquin College
Tickets:            $100

For more information:
Nancy Cairns


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