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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.

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Thursday 28 May 2015

Well, it is the season for sunshine, events and fun here in Barrhaven. From important community fundraisers to free community-wide celebrations, here’s your list of upcoming events for your calendar:

Mattamy Homes Canada Day in Barrhaven
This year's Canada Day Celebrations being held again on June 1st at Clarke Fields behind the Royal Oak starting at 11am. The night will conclude with a Huge fireworks display at 10pm sponsored by Mattamy Homes.
There is still time for you to get involved and help make Canada Day in Barrhaven even more amazing by become a volunteer!

Canada Day in Barrhaven is a huge and thrilling event that requires an army of helping hands for everything from stage setup, to flipping burgers, to entertaining all the kids. Whether you can spare the whole day or just a couple of hours your help would be appreciated. The event even welcomes students who need volunteer hours.
For more information on how to get involved, please visit canadadaybarrhaven.blogspot.ca

Barrhaven Run for Roger's House
The 2014 Barrhaven Run for Roger's House will be held on Saturday, June 6th, 2015.
Information about the run including registration and volunteer information is available at barrhavenrun.ca.
If you have any questions you can also call 613.823.9022 or email info@barrhavenrun.ca.

Barrhaven Fundraiser in Support of Youth Mental Health
A longtime resident of Barrhaven with a family member who suffers from depression felt like he wanted to do more.  As a result, on Friday the 12th of June at 8pm, the first annual I’ll B OK fundraiser in support of mental health will be held at Greenfields Pub. The event features three bands and a silent auction to raise both funds for Do It For Daron (DIFD) and awareness around mental health. Advance tickets are $10.
For more information, please visit: www.difd.com/events/ill-b-ok-concert

Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 641 Barrhaven Ninth Annual Golf Tournament
It is time to sign up for this year’s Ninth Annual Branch 641 Golf Tournament at Cedarhill Golf and Country Club Friday August 14th, 2015. Sign up and get your tickets at the Early Bird prices before August 1st.
For more information please visit www.rcl641.ca/images/golf-15.jpg or contact Randy O'Reilly at randy.oreilly@sympatico.ca

Barrhaven Community Concert Band spring concert
The Barrhaven Community Concert Band is holding its spring concert on Sunday, May 31st at 3:00 PM, at Ottawa Torah Centre, 111 Lamplighters Drive, Barrhaven. Join them for an afternoon of classical music, show tunes, jazz and music from the big band era. Featuring special guests Two Beats Ahead Jazz Band and Main & Abbott Dance Band. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the door. Children under five are free.

Barrhaven Senior's Centre
If you’re looking to get out of the house and connect with other older adults in your community, the Barrhaven Senior's Centre holds activities every weekday. Everyone is welcome to join any or all events.
For more information on the Barrhaven Seniors Centre, please email Don Winchester at chipchip@rogers.com or you can also visit them on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/barrhavenseniorscouncil.

Get your tickets for a Canada Day breakfast with the Mayor
Tickets are now available for the Mayor’s Canada Day Celebration for Seniors, which will take place on Wednesday, July 1 from 8:30am to 11am.
Returning to the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park for the first time since 2012, this popular event has not been held for the past two years due to construction at Lansdowne. This sponsored event includes breakfast, served until 10:30 a.m., as well as door prizes and live entertainment. The City anticipates that 2,500 seniors will attend from communities across Ottawa, so get your tickets early.
Please note there is no reserved seating, and tickets are required for entry. There is a limit of two tickets per person. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and can be picked up free of charge at the following Ottawa Public Library locations. Call for hours of operation, or visit biblioottawalibrary.ca:

  • Alta Vista Branch – 2515 Alta Vista Drive, 613-580-2940
  • Beaverbrook Branch – 2500 Campeau Drive, 613-580-2940
  • Carlingwood Branch – 281 Woodroffe Avenue, 613-580-2940
  • Carp Branch – 3911 Carp Road, 613-839-5412
  • Centennial Branch – 3870 Old Richmond Road, 613-828-5142
  • Cumberland Branch – 1599 Tenth Line Road, 613-580-2940
  • Greely Branch – 1448 Meadow Drive, 613-580-2940
  • Greenboro Branch – 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive, 613-580-2940
  • Main Branch – 120 Metcalfe Street, 613-580-2940
  • Manotick Branch – 5499 South River Road, 613-692-3854
  • Nepean Centrepointe Branch – 101 Centrepointe Drive, 613-580-2940
  • North Gloucester Branch – 2036 Ogilvie Road, 613-748-4208
  • Ruth E. Dickinson Branch – 100 Malvern Drive, 613-580-2796
  • St-Laurent Branch – 515 Côté Street, 613-748-1531
  • Stittsville Branch –1637 Stittsville Main Street, 613-580-2971
  • Sunnyside Branch – 1049 Bank Street, 613-730-1082

A limited number of VIP tickets are also available to couples celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary in 2015. You can get yours by calling the City of Ottawa at 613-580-2424, extension 25683.
For more information about the event, please call 3-1-1 or visit ottawa.ca.

Barrhaven Recreation Facilities Pool Closures
With the change in season also comes summer maintenance. Please note that there will be two pool closures this summer to allow staff to perform maintenance:
Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven
June 17-25, 2015
Walter Baker Sports Centre
June 15 to 21, 2015
I have been told by staff that although there is usually a three week shut down each year to perform regular cleaning and repairs, staff have managed to reduce this to one week this season to lessen the impact of pool closures in the South end of the city.

Ruth E. Dickinson branch to receive improvements 
Please note the Ruth E. Dickinson branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed from Monday, June 8 to Wednesday, June 10. This is the first of two short scheduled closures this summer required as part of the branch retrofit. As a result of these improvements, RFID technology will be put in place and there will be a new service point.
The book drop will be available during the closure. The nearest alternate branch is Nepean Centrepointe (101 Centrepointe).

 

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