Our team, Silver Seven Major Atom AA, talks a lot about leadership, particularly leading by example, on and off the ice. Every year we do a couple of things outside hockey and the rink for the community.
In the past our teams have done Terry Fox runs, food drives, Christmas carols and cookies for seniors, Christmas good deeds, etc. We don’t do a lot, usually two or three small things over a season. The point emphasized to the kids is, “What if everyone did a little bit? It would really add up, and as leaders we need to step forward to show an example.” Continue reading
(PHOTO: The City is proposing changing the name of Bell Memorial Park on Stittsville Main Street “W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park”. This photo is from the opening ceremonies for the park in October 2015.)
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The City of Ottawa Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting online public consultations on several naming proposals, including several parks in Stittsville and two nearby rinks in Kanata South, The deadline for submitting comments online is December 18, 2016. Continue reading
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(ABOVE: Tom Black in front of greenhouses with produce for the Ottawa Food Bank. Photo by Barry Gray.)
Every day there are people in Ottawa who go hungry. But they shouldn’t have to. At least that’s what Stittville area farmer Tom Black and his family believe.
“This is the land of milk and honey,” says Black. “No one should have to go hungry. Most people are not at the food bank unless they are desperate.”
In 2012, Black and his family were talking around the dinner table about what could be done to help the Ottawa Food Bank. Continue reading
(Above: This old crab apple tree just south of Tanger Outlets led archeologists to the site of a the 19th century Burroughs Farm. Photo by Glen Gower / September 2015.)
It’s hard to imagine Kanata/Stittsville without an NHL arena, without big box stores, without the Queensway. But every once in a while, we get a little reminder of what this area used to be like when it was known as one of the finest farming communities in Eastern Ontario.
Within the next couple of years, pending development approvals, the second phase of Tanger Outlets will be built, including a hotel and restaurants. Phase two will be built between the Queensway and Feedmill Creek, the waterway that flows from west to east across the property.
According to the development plan, archeological features next to the creek will be preserved and incorporated into the landscaping of a park on the site.
On Monday, 25 team members from Stantec helped with the harvest at the Black Family Farm near Stittsville for the Ottawa Food Bank.
An additional team of 12 Stantec employees helped to sort and box food at the Ottawa Food Bank headquarters in the east end.