Monday, 30 December 2013
The rink is now open for our community members to enjoy.
To view rink conditions, go to www.ottawarinkconditions.ca and search under "Kilreen."
Félicitations à notre Comité de récréation et à nos bénévoles qui ont travaillé fort pour créer la patinoire au Parc Kilreen.
La patinoire est maintenant ouverte pour les membres de notre communauté.
Pour une mise à jour de l'état de la glace, veuillez consulter www.ottawarinkconditions.ca et rechercher «Kilreen».
Sunday, 29 December 2013
Monday, 23 December 2013
Sunday, 22 December 2013
Volunteers have been busy watering, scraping and clearing the ice. Our community has done a fantastic job in pitching in to help with the rink. For information on the rink's conditions or to update information on the rink, visit the City's rink site.
Rink volunteers from QTSR, you can update rink conditions here.
Monday, 16 December 2013
Now that it's the holiday season you may be tempted to leave items in your car overnight. We urge you, however, to take all items of value out of your car especially overnight and to lock car doors. Report any suspicious behaviour or break ins to the police and your Neighbourhood Watch.
Sunday, 15 December 2013
If you live in the neighbourhood and want to help out, please contact QTSRCommunity@gmail.com or pick up your shovel after a snowfall and help us clear the ice! Volunteers and helpers are always welcome.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Friday, 6 December 2013
Information on how to create an outdoor rink is provided here.
|Proposed site of the rink for 2013/2014|
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
- Repairs to the watermain break in Queensway Terrace North are now complete and water service should be restored shortly. See the City notice here.
- Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory until further notice for water users in the Queensview Terrace North area.
- This advisory affects approximately 180 homes (please see the attached map).
- A reduction in pressure in the water distribution system means that groundwater or soil contamination could potentially seep into the watermain pipes through small cracks or leaks.
Saturday, 30 November 2013
Don't forget to send photos of homes in QTRS that are decorated for the holidays. It would be fun to have Christmas tree photos, too! Send them to:
|Gingerbread House Day 1|
|Gingerbread House Day 7|
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
If you have photos of QTSR homes decorated for the holidays, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll add them to the blog. Let's showcase our lovely neighbourhood all dressed up for the holidays.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
We've had another car break in last night, this time in the Ridgeview area. A van was broken into and a wallet stolen. The contents of the wallet were strewn around Kilreen Park where a dog walker noticed them and returned them to the owner.
Friendly reminder: Please lock your car doors at night. This will discourage these petty thieves from doing the "rounds" in our neighbourhood.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Click on this link to read more. Let neighbours know about this issue, especially any single or elderly neighbours.
To find out more, click here.
If you are interested in getting involved in issues related to transportation and traffic, join our Traffic and Transportation Committee. Contact QTSRCommunity@gmail.com for details.
Minutes will be posted next week.
- Great progress on a rink at Kilreen being made by the Recreation subcommittee
- QTSRCA voted to join the Federation of Citizen's Associations
- New subcommittees were formed, including:
- Traffic and Transportation (Lead: Scott)
- Recreation (Lead: Manon)
- Outreach (Lead: Gina)
NEXT EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING: Monday, Dec.9 at 7:30 p.m. Venue TBD.
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Sunday, 10 November 2013
On Nov. 7, QTSRCA President, Andrea D'Agostino, attended a meeting of the Federation of Citizen's Associations. Topics on the agenda included infill and other issues common to Ottawa community associations. Details of the meeting will be presented to the Board on Nov.12.
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
If you have art to donate, click on the tab "Community Events - Nov & Dec" in the menu bar above for details.
Saturday, 2 November 2013
Infill is when large buildings (like the one at 2522 Thorson) are built in older neighbourhoods because it allows developers to condense the population in an area and build larger buildings on the lots (hence, "filling IN" the neighbourhood).
QTSR is a mature neighbourhood that will probably be dealing with these issues on a frequent basis in the future. We need to be vigilant about what is being allowed to be built in our community as it can have a major impact on the character of our neighbourhood.
Thursday, 31 October 2013
budget consultation on Monday, Nov.4 from 6:30 to 8:30 at Pinecrest Community Centre.
For more information, click here or contact Nancy Cairns at:
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Note that Sonny's is having their bake sale event next week. Help out a local business that is doing good for others.
Monday, 28 October 2013
Our request for Neighbourhood Watch signs on Thorson Ave have been submitted to the City and we are scheduled to have the new signs in early December!
Neighbours, keep watching out for those around you on your street!
Our first Neighbourhood Watch subcommittee meeting will be held the week of Nov. 18. Email email@example.com if you would like to help out for your street!
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Just a quick Neighbourhood Watch update that a number of cars were broken into early Monday morning along Thorson Ave. If you see any suspicious activity in the neighbourhood, please call 613-236-1222 ext.7300 to file a report. If you see a crime in action, call 911. If you are a member of NW, let the police know when you call in to file a report.
Sunday, 20 October 2013
We now have:
- an Executive Committee:
- President, Andrea D'Agostino
- Secretary, Jenny K
- Treasurer, Kelly M
- 13 Members at Large, including:
Linda Gionet (Placid)
Scott Plunkett (Tobin)
Gina Bies (Torquay)
Jonathan Crone (Firestone)
Barbara Adair (Sudbury)
- a constitution, and
- 2 subcommittees:
- Rink/Winter Events and
- Neighbourhood Watch.
Stay tuned for more later!
Friday, 18 October 2013
We are looking forward to launching a Community Association that:
1. acts as a voice for the community on issues that affect us all
2. works effectively with the City
3. organizes events to promote healthy and active living and gets neighbours to meet neighbours..
If you are interested in the agenda for Sunday at 2:00 at Pinecrest Rec Centre Lounge, click here.
We are limiting the topics at the AGM to only dealing with the task of launching the Association and subcommittees. All other issues, we'll take on as tasks for the Association to work on now that it exists.
Look forward to seeing lots of QTSR folks out on Sunday!
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Fancy new digital signs are coming in kind of like what they have on the 401 in TO (not that we want that as our model for a highway, but just sayin').
The City of Ottawa has tools on ottawa.ca to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute including:
Monday, 30 September 2013
Families came out with strollers, wagons and smiles. The City provided T-shirts and cleaning kits for the volunteers.
Coffee, hot chocolate and donuts were also provided, along with a visit from Councillor Chiarelli.
Overall, we collected about 15 bags of trash and received a lot of positive feedback from participants saying they enjoyed it and would be happy to do it again in the spring! Keep those thoughts throughout the winter as we try to maintain the looks of our pretty QTSR community.
Saturday, 28 September 2013
Clean the Capital is happening on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 10:00 a.m.! Lots of families are getting involved. This is an excellent way for kids to realize why it's important not to litter and how we can work together for community good.
If you didn't sign up, but still want to participate, just show up on Sept. 29 at Pinecrest Community Centre at 10:00 a.m. (Rain date, Oct. 6) or email us at QTSRCommunity@gmail.com.
Come out, meet your neighbours, and work to make our community an even lovelier place to live.
Coffee and treats provided.
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
We heard from Michelle from the Ottawa Police about Neighbourhood Watch.
Next, Fremp from the City of Ottawa Parks and Recreation spoke to us about forming a community association.
Our first Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Oct.20 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pinecrest Rec Centre Lounge. Come out and vote on our Consititution and our Executive Members!
For nominations to the Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Directors at Large), please send an email to QTSRCommunity@gmail.com.
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
- We’re a voice for our neighbourhood.
- We work in partnership with the City and our Councillor to enhance the quality of life in our community.
- We liaise with our Councillor, city staff, and other community groups to make people aware of issues that affect our neighbourhood and our city.
- We plan community events so neighbours can get to know each other and build community spirit.