Crime Prevention Ottawa is calling for nominations for the 5th annual Community Safety Awards. The awards honour individuals and groups making a contribution to the safety of our community. You can nominate any individual, group or program you feel has made an outstanding contribution to crime prevention and community safety in Ottawa. Nominees are being sought for the following categories:
- Volunteer Award
- City Employee Award
- Volunteer Program Award
- Enforcement Professional Award
- Community Program Award
- Leadership Award
- Business Award
- Youth Leadership Award
The criteria and nomination form can be found at the Crime Prevention Ottawa website. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2013. The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 5 p.m. at Ottawa City Hall.
Yes, our third annual Winter Carnival at Pushman Park is this Monday – Family Day!
Tell your neighbours and bring your friends on Monday, February 18, from 11am to 3pm. We’ll have hockey skills competitions, games and activities in the snow, horse-pulled sleigh rides, a chili cook-off, bonfire singalong, hot chocolate and coffee, and lots more!
We’re also pleased to have our friends at the Dunlop Parent Council and the 36th Ottawa Sparks on hand to sell homemade treats and Girl Guide cookies throughout the day. Bring a few extra loonies and toonies to score some delicious goodies and support causes at work right here in South Keys Greenboro.
Admission to the Winter Carnival is $5 for kids aged four and up. Your five dollars covers unlimited participation in all of the games and activities we have planned for the day. Adults and little ones three and under are free! All proceeds will go to benefit the South Keys Greenboro Community Association and its programs.
We’re pleased to announce the return of our Fall Festival! It’ll take place this year at Pushman Park on Saturday, September 22, from 11am to 3pm.
Our Fall Festival in 2011 was a huge success, so we’ve tried to make it even bigger and better this time around, with all of the attractions the kids loved last year, and a few new things added to the mix. We’ll have the Merry Dairy serving up frozen custard treats, our yoga instructor will lead a group demonstration in the great outdoors, and our toy swap will give your kid the chance to trade something old for a “new” treasure to take home. All of this is in addition to our popular petting zoo and pony rides, bouncy castles, interactive games, face painting and hair spray station, family photo booth, and so much more.
Click here to read more about our Fall Festival, and be sure to RSVP to our Facebook event so that we’ll know how many people to expect. Thanks – we can’t wait to see you there!
We’re in need of a few helping hands for our upcoming Fall Festival and are hoping that we can count on you!
Our Fall Festival at Pushman Park takes place on Saturday September 22, and we’re hoping to do it bigger and better than last year. This will require a number of volunteers to help us ensure that the day runs smoothly, safely, and is fun for all.
The Festival itself runs from 11am to 3pm, and a half-dozen directors from the board of the Association are already pitching in to man the tables and coordinate attractions and services. We need some extra help in the following areas:
- Admission table: collect admissions, explain what’s happening and where to go
- Inflatables and games: checking hands for admission stamps and helping the neighbourhood kids play safely
- Hairstyles and manicures: wielding the hairspray and nail polish to create wicked spikes and cool fingers
- Photo booth: photographer with camera and tripod needed to shoot family “pumpkin patch” pictures to share
- Toy swap: distribute swap tickets and organize the pile of toys collected and re-distributed at the end of the Festival
- Pie tasting: divvy up samples and collect votes for a favorite
If none of these are quite your thing, but you are available on Saturday September 22 to lend a hand, we always need help with setting up tables and moving stuff around. Not available on the 22nd? Perhaps you could assist with distributing flyers and putting up posters around the ‘hood – if you can cover your block or street, that’d be a huge help indeed!
If you can help to set up, tear down, or take on any of the roles listed above, please contact us and we’ll get back to you shortly. Please note that our events at Pushman Park tend to be busy right from the very start, so even though we officially open at 11am, you should plan to arrive before that time if possible.
Pass it on
If you have a friend who’s available to help at our Fall Festival, please let them know that they’re welcome to join in. We are happy to sign off on volunteer hours for high school students needing to fulfill their quota for school as well. The more the merrier!
Thank you, and we can’t wait to see you at our Fall Festival at Pushman Park!
It was another great day at Pushman Park for our second annual Canada Day Bike Parade!
Thank you to everyone in the neighbourhood who turned out to get their faces painted and bikes decorated so that our parade could roll through the streets of South Keys in style. We also want to thank Cassandra and Nathaniel from the City Wide Sports office for providing instruction to our riders as part of the CAN-BIKE program.
We are especially grateful to the volunteers whose effort to set up at the park and provide assistance to the kids in getting their decorations together made the day a success. Our Association and its board of directors cannot put together events like our Bike Parade without the generous support of volunteers living in our community, and we could use a few more helping hands for next time! If you’d like to know how you can get involved, please contact us.
See below for a gallery of photos from the day. Thank you to everyone who took part!