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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 30 April 2015

Many Barrhaven residents have contacted me as they are hoping for something special to be done in memory of Ken Ross, so I wanted to advertise that a 30-day process was begun on April 24th to rename South Nepean Park, at 600 Longfields Drive, the “Ken Ross Park”.

South Nepean Park is home to many of the very sports organizations that Ken and Kelly Ross were so much a part of supporting, not to mention the many times their barbeque vehicle or ice cream bicycle could be found at various events taking place at the park.

Watch for further information in the local media, check the proposal online at ottawa.ca, or contact my office for more information on how you can support this important renaming for Barrhaven.

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 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.

Care for Caregivers:
Also for Seniors, Good Shepherd Church in Barrhaven is hosting a talk for Seniors who care for Seniors on Thursday, May 14th at 1pm. the event will take place at the Good Shepherd Church at 3500 Fallowfield Road, Unit 5 (at the Barrhaven Crossing Mall).
Here is some information about the event: Caring for an ailing spouse, friend or relative is an act of love, but can also be bewildering and challenging. Join [the Good Shepherd Church] for this talk presented by the Ottawa Public Health Department, to help you navigate the health care system and access the resources and community services you need. This is a non-profit event. Admission is free. The talk is geared to seniors, but all are welcome to attend. Call 613-823-8118 or visit the Good Shepherd website for more info: http://goodshepherdbarrhaven.ca/

Berrigan ES Annual Community Garage Sale
It's that time of year again, the BES Parent Council is  organizing its Annual Community Garage Sale! The sale is on Saturday, May 9th from 7am until 12noon. Tables are $30 and going quickly.
The garage sale is a family friendly event, with over 40 vendors. Last year the event attracted over 1300 people! We have Mother's Day giveaways, face painting, a plant sale, and more. For anyone interested in becoming a vendor, or for more information, please contact them at: besgaragesale@gmail.com
The sale is held indoors, so it's a rain or shine event.

Barrhaven Lions annual Pancake Breakfast
The Barrhaven Lions Club will host its annual Pancake Breakfast to support the Children’s Wish Foundation on May 16th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at a new location – Fire Station 47, 3559 Greenbank Road.  Admission fees Adults $6; Children (2-12 years) $4; and infants under two Free. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausages, juice, coffee, and tea.
Barrhaven Lions Club are a dedicated group of women and men who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Barrhaven Lions Club please contact Margaret Tucker at 613-800-2596 or by email at lionmargaret@gmail.com.

New Identity theft scam to be aware of
The Ottawa Police Organized Fraud Section is sharing information about a new scam that may be used to steal your identity.

In this scam, a victim is contacted by letter in regular mail delivery.  The letter claims that a company registered with the victim's home address, is in arrears in their bills to a second company, and that the company is now demanding payment. The victim - who does not have any knowledge of the company - begins to suspect that their identity has been stolen to set up said company.

The letter has a contact number for more details.  When the victim calls this number, he/she will speak to a "clerk" and asked to provide an Identification number, which is printed on the already received letter.  The "clerk" then claims to be able to pull up more information about the matter and e-mails the victim a form titled as "ID Theft Affidavit".
This form asks the victim to provide personal information, including date of birth, SIN and Drivers License numbers and photocopies of photo ID.  The bottom of the form typically states: "Do Not Send Affidavit to the FTC or any other Government Agency".  This strange statement should raise alarm bells with readers.

"The Ottawa Police want to warn the public about providing personal information to "ghost" companies," said Fraud Unit Staff Sergeant Stephanie Burns. "When in doubt, contact a credit company to determine if there are any discrepancies in your credit history."

You can view more Fraud Prevention tips at www.ottawapolice.ca.
Anyone with information regarding this type of identity fraud is asked to call the Ottawa Police Fraud Unit at 613-236-1222, ext.5433. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.

City fitness facilities offer free Try It! passes
Try before you buy and discover a new and healthier you.

The City is offering free passes for City fitness facilities and various classes during the Try It! campaign from April 27 to May 3.

The free passes can be used for aquafitness, cycling and group fitness classes or access to City fitness centres.

This is the perfect opportunity to check out participating fitness facilities or try a Bootcamp, Zumba or Yoga class.

Affordable prices and convenient locations throughout the city, including the Minto Recreation Complex – Barrhaven and the Walter Baker Sports Centre make it easy to adopt a healthy lifestyle, stay active and get fit.

For more information and a list of participating facilities, visit ottawa.ca.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at one of the City’s museums and historic sites
The day set aside each year to show all the Moms in Ottawa how important they are to us is just around the corner.

Mother’s Day Tea, 
Billings Estate National Historic Site

Sunday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Celebrate Mom with our Victorian-inspired tea service, complete with three-tiers of delightful scones, finger sandwiches, and desserts. Our Mother’s Day tea menu is inspired from herbs from our very own gardens. Be sure to enjoy a springtime stroll around our beautiful grounds and into the museum.

Reservations required. Make reservations starting April 6:
 613-247-4830 or museums@ottawa.ca
Cost: $12.50/person + tax

Mother’s Day, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum 

Sunday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is the perfect Mother’s Day outing that the whole family will love. Make Mom feel extra special with a mini-makeover, celebrate the contributions of all mothers to family and community with interactive activities, and pose for fun photos at photo stations set-up all over the site. Take a break and enjoy a “pink” tea in our picnic shelter to give Mom a chance to relax and show her how much you appreciate her.
Cost: $7/person, $5/student or senior, $18/family

Mother’s Day Tea and Garden Party, Fairfields Heritage House

Sunday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Celebrate your Mom while learning about the Bell family women at our Mother’s Day tea service and garden party. Kids can venture into the house to make a special Mother’s Day card using the traditional technique of quilling.
Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family

Mother’s Day, Nepean Museum 
Sunday, May 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Show Mom you appreciate all that she does with lemonade and cupcakes. Take some time to make flowers for your Mom. Together, you can discover some other remarkable Moms from Nepean, like Mary Honeywell, Ida Long, and Ruth E. Dickinson.
Cost: By donation

Mother’s Day, Pinhey’s Point Historic Site 
Sunday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What better way to celebrate Mom than at our opening event of the season, Mother’s Day. Spend quality time with Mom as you learn how to arrange flowers, inspired by the Victorian era. You’ll learn a little, play and little, and make some terrific memories as a family.
Cost: $6/person, $10/pair, $16/family

 

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