Please see below for a note from our councillor Diane Deans:
Community safety has always been a priority for me and for the residents of Gloucester-Southgate Ward. In light of recent events, I have requested the presence of Police Chief Charles Bordeleau and our East Division Police Officers at a Community Safety Meeting to be held on Wednesday November 27th from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Greenboro Community Center located at 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive.
This meeting will give residents the opportunity to discuss their concerns directly with our Police Chief and East Division Police Officers. Residents will also learn more about the measures that the Ottawa Police Service is currently undertaking to resolve these ongoing issues. I have attached the meeting invitation for your review.
Presentations begin at 7:30p.m. followed by a question and answer period.
Please know that I share your concerns about community safety, and work hard to make our neighbourhoods a safe place to live. I would like to encourage you and your neighbours to attend the public meeting and look forward to working closely with Ottawa Police to resolve this matter.
During the recent delay of a soccer game on Wednesday May 29, parents and children at the Greenboro Community Centre fields were asked to stay off the fields for 30 minutes, as is recommended by the Canadian Soccer Association’s severe weather policy.
“When considering resumption of any athletics activity, it is recommended that everyone should ideally wait at least thirty (30) minutes after the last flash of lightning or sound of thunder before returning to the field.”
During the 30 minute break, parents and children were asked to leave the field; suggestions were made to go inside the nearby community centre or to sit in their nearby vehicles. At no time were parents or children asked to stand under the trees.
The South Keys Greenboro Community Association is pleased to offer a soccer program for children aged 4 – 10 years for a registration fee of $45.00. This popular program is always filled to capacity and is run by committed community volunteers who receive no financial remuneration. The volunteers who run this program give their time generously to provide an affordable program encouraging children to be active and learn valuable skills.
We are always interested in your comments, ideas and concerns. Please provide your feedback via our contact page.
Our popular springtime soccer league for kids aged four through ten returns this spring!
As always, kids aged four through seven will play at Pushman Park, while the eight through ten year olds will play on the Greenboro Park pitch (behind the Community Centre). Registration nights will be held on March 4, 6 and 18. See our soccer program page for full details.
Your Community Association is pleased to announce that our popular – very, very popular – “mini-soccer” program for kids aged four through ten returns this spring!
If your children have participated in our soccer program at Pushman and Greenboro parks in the past, you know that it’s a busy six week season, with two evening games per week, a celebratory barbecue and tournament, team t-shirts, and a positive atmosphere that puts fun first.
Take a look at our Springtime Soccer for Kids page to get all the details. Here’s the most important: registrations begin on Monday, March 5, and our program will admit fewer kids this year due to a shortage of volunteers to assist on the field. Be there on day one of registration to ensure a spot for your child!
Our city councillor, Diane Deans, is hosting a Community Safety Forum this evening at the Greenboro Community Centre, and all are invited to attend. See below for a message from Diane:
You are invited to attend a Gloucester-Southgate Community Safety Forum, which I am hosting on Monday, November 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Greenboro Community Centre, Meeting Rooms A & B, located at 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive.
This is a great opportunity to listen to a presentation on community safety by keynote speaker Police Chief Vern White, and to have your questions and concerns addressed by Ottawa Police. Residents can also visit staffed information tables to learn more about community safety organizations and initiatives in our city.
The open house segment of the Forum begins at 7:00 p.m., followed by a formal presentation and a question and answer period from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
I look forward to seeing you at the Forum on November 21st. For more information, please contact my office at 613-580-2480 or email@example.com.