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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.



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Thursday 21 March, 2014

Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven Time Capsule
What represents Barrhaven in 2014 and fits into a box 8"x 8"x6"? You tell us!
We are placing a time capsule into the Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven before construction ends and we're looking for your ideas.
Time capsules are a terrific way to leave a legacy for future residents to discover, so let me know what you think should be placed into the time capsule for the Barrhaven community of the future.
Send an email to Natalie.Pulcine@Ottawa.ca with your ideas no later than May 1st.
Spring Open House
Councillor Desroches and I are happy to invite you to our Spring Open House on Tuesday, April 8th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Walter Baker Sports Centre in the Upper Concourse.
There will be displays from a number of city services, such as Ottawa Public Health, Park Planners for Wards 3 & 22, Traffic and Stakeholder Relations, Greenbank widening project, Hydro Ottawa, Barrhaven Canada Day Committee, Oktoberfest Ottawa 2014 and much more!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Barrhaven Seniors Centre
The recently created Barrhaven Seniors Centre meets every week in the library boardroom on the second floor of Ruth E. Dickinson library (across from the snack bar). Here are their upcoming events:

  • Friday, March 21st at 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Barbados Travelogue
  • Friday, March 28th at 1:15 p.m.: Movie viewing of "The National Dream"

Everyone is welcome to join any or all events! Keep an eye out for my advertisements in the Barrhaven Independent of events the Barrhaven Seniors Centre is holding!
For more information on the Barrhaven Seniors Centre, please email Don Winchester at chipchip@rogers.com
Jockvale/Cedarview Roundabout set for completion
The roundabout at Cedarview/Jockvale was completed as far as possible last fall based on weather conditions. Jockvale remains under stop control and Cedarview is through traffic with provision for pedestrian movements.
As of November 2013, the outer curblines of the roundabout were constructed but the splitter islands and center island were not. The Bell wire along the west side of Cedarview is low relative to the west leg of the Jockvale/Cedarview Roundabout, and will be raised in the next month and the roundabout works will resume once the frost is out of the ground.
Empowering Yoga for Veterans, Military and First Responders at the Barrhaven Legion
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 641, Barrhaven, is hosting empowering yoga every Monday at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays).
Empowering yoga is designed to alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress and to increase the resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Classes are designed specifically for veterans, military, first responders, and trauma survivors.
Your first class is free and then it is $12.00/class (members only). To register, email or phone Lynda at: Lynda@LyndaPedley.com or 613-523-5665.
You are encouraged to bring your own mat (some mats will be available) and wear clothes you are comfortable moving in such as shorts, sweat pants, and a t-shirt.
Camp FFIT returns with firefighter training camp for young women
Ottawa Fire Services, in partnership with Fire Service Women Ontario, is pleased to announce an application call for Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters in Training) 2014. Young women between the ages of 15 and 19, who meet the application criteria, are invited to apply.
Camp FFIT is designed to educate young women about the career of firefighting. Participants will have an opportunity to perform many tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Search and rescue
  • Auto extrication
  • Forcible entry
  • Catching hydrants
  • High rise operations and aerial ladder climb
  • Wearing full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus)
  • Fighting simulated kitchen and car fires

Applications are available now at ottawa.ca and must be returned to Ottawa Fire Services Training Centre at 898 Industrial Avenue no later than May 23, 2014.
Participants will have an opportunity to speak to men and women who work at Ottawa Fire Services, as well as firefighters from neighbouring communities and students who have graduated from the pre-service firefighter training programs at Algonquin College and La Cité Collegial. Camp instruction will be offered in English.
Camp FFIT, now in its fifth year, will take place:
Date: August 11 to 15
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Ottawa Fire Services Training Centre (898 Industrial Avenue)
For questions please email campffit@ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1.


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