Tartan PS Reliability Improvements: Phase 1
Phase 1 (of 2) of the City’s Tartan Pump Station Reliability Improvements project is currently scheduled to begin construction in June 2020. This sanitary pump station is located at 84 Tartan Drive at the west end of Houlahan Park.
This project will provide sewer backup protection to the community by adding a high-level overflow, improves operational flexibility, and will enhance public safety around the site.
Construction includes permanent relocation of the Houlahan Park parking lot access further west. The parking lot itself will remain open to the public during construction. New below-grade chambers, valves, and piping will allow the pump station to be bypassed for emergencies and maintenance purposes. An overflow connection will provide relief in the unlikely event that the pump station cannot manage incoming flows. Houlahan Park will remain open to the public with a work area around the existing pump station fenced off during construction. Four existing trees will be removed, and three saplings will be relocated as part of the work. Tree removals are planned for Winter 2020 to minimize scheduling risk. These will be replaced by twelve multi-stem trees planted in the west end of the park.
The pump station site will be fenced and separated from public access at the end of the project.
Phase 1 construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 with landscape restorations occurring in Spring 2021.
Phase 2 of the project includes a major renovation of the facility to replace aging equipment, increase reliability, and install permanent odour control equipment. Scheduling of Phase 2 has not yet been determined and is contingent upon funds becoming available.
Kids Night Out
Art Haven (200 Kennevale Drive, Unit 102) is hosting a Kids Night Out event. Drop the kids off for a fun filled evening of creativity. Art Haven will instruct your child through a specific 12" X 12" canvas image. They will come home with their own masterpiece. Materials, instruction and aprons will be provided. Pizza and juice are included as well. Please send your children in clothing that can get dirty, Ages: 6+. Movie: to be declared closer to date. Event will be held on Friday, February 28 from 6pm - 8pm. More information can be found on Art Haven's Facebook page here .
Nepean Community Networking Breakfast
Nepean Community Networking Breakfast is being held on March 5 at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club from 6:30am -9:30am. This is the 16th year for this event and it is being presented by 5 community groups:
Royal Canadian Legion Barrhaven Branch 641
South Nepean Rotary Club
Barrhaven Lions Club
Bells Corners BIA
The sponsors for this event include a long list of local businesses, many of which are Barrhaven based – there are more sponsors than there have been in previous years.
This is an annual event which has raised money for a variety of charities over the years. This is the first time QCH has been the recipient and we are hoping to be the recipient charity again next year. We anticipate that this event will raise $8,000 - $10,000 for the hospital.
Our foundation CEO, Shannon Gorman, and our Chief of Staff, Dr. Sanjay Acharya will be there to give a presentation on our new campaign to raise funds to purchase surgical equipment.
Ticket sales are a bit slower than usual and any help you could provide in promoting the event would be appreciated. The tickets are $30.00 per person and are being sold on Event Brite at the link here.
This is a great networking event for people in Ottawa’s west end and an inexpensive way to learn about and support QCH.
After School Program - Walter Baker Sports Centre
Come join us in the new year and finish the school day with fun! Each day, we offer active games, crafts, camp games, swimming, and some quiet time for homework, too! We commit to healthy child development and safety for children's recreation programs.
For ages 4-12. For more information, please contact us at WBSC@ottawa.ca or (613) 580-2424 ext. 30390.
Paul Davis ++ Social Networking & Online Safety
Join Paul Davis at Cedarveiw Middle School (2760 Cedarview Road) Thursday, March 5 at 7pm (90min + Q&A) to learn about online safety, social media, cyberbullying, smartphones, privacy and more. Paul Davis has delivered his message to over 560,000 students along with the Ontario Provincial Police, Department of Defence and Canada Border Services. This event is free for all to attend. Please note that this event is geared towards adults and students who are in grades 7 and up. The delivery of the content may not be suitable for children in the lower grades.
West Barrhaven Community Association
Come out and join in the conversation on how to make West Barrhaven an even better place to live. The next meeting is scheduled for March 2 starting at 7:30pm. Meetings are held at 76 Larkin Drive.
March Break Courses & Camps at the Walter Baker
The Walter Baker Centre is offering March Break courses which include Camp Ottawa Adventure & Swim. Hip Hop Camp, Pre and Post Care & Swim Explorer Junior. For more information about the March Break at the Walter Baker Centre click here.
Approved New Secondary Plan for Barrhaven's Downtown Centre
The City's Planning Committee today approved the new Secondary Plan for Barrhaven's Downtown plan. The amendment would add the Barrhaven Downtown Secondary Plan to the Official Plan to help stimulate development of the Town Centre. I have also been working on solutions to alleviate traffic in Barrhaven. Take a look!