Monday, 30 September 2013

Well done, QTSR Community Cleaners!

We had the most gorgeous weather for Clean the Capital this fall! We also had a wonderful showing of young volunteers.

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.

 The donuts were a big hit with the lucky kids who were there in time to partake!

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 Sunday, 10 a.m.

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

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

QTSRCA Info Session a Success

We had a good showing of community members at our Information Session on Sept. 25 as community members came out to discover what the Community Association is all about and what we hope to achieve.

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.

Finally, Councillor Chiarelli from the City of Ottawa explained next steps for us as an association and what community associations do to be successful.

The meeting ended with a feeling of positive anticipation for good things to come.  If we work as a community not only on solving problems, but also on building spirit and a sense of belonging, we can make Queensway Terrace South/ Ridgeview a vibrant community where neighbours know each other and make positive change a reality.

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

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Information Session Sept. 25

You’re Invited!
Community Association Information Session
Wednesday, Sept.25 at 6:30 p.m.
 Pinecrest Recreation Centre Lounge

Our new Community Association has the support of our Councillor, Rick Chiarelli, and together, we'd like to let people know about how the association works. An information meeting is planned for:
When: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Pinecrest Recreation Centre Lounge
Why: To meet the Community Association steering committee and ask questions about the association
What can a Community Association do for you?
  • 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.

Come out to ask questions, meet neighbours, and join in this effort to make our community a great place to live!

Refreshments provided.



Coming up: Moms’ Monthly Cocktail Reception 
 We welcome guests to join us!

The Monthly Cocktail reception for neighbourhood moms is the first Thursday of every month, starting at 7:30PM at Montana’s Cookhouse Pinecrest (1100 Baxter Road). 

Come out and join in the fun! Meet other moms in the neighbourhood for socializing, cocktails and time for you!


Friday, 6 September 2013

Drafting a Constitution

Sept.5, 2013- Core group members met to discuss the Information Meeting planned for the end of September (25 or 26, TBD) as well as to begin the process for drafting our constitution.

Afterwards, core group members visited our QTSR mom's group for introductions and socializing.

Another constitution draft meeting is planned for Wed., Sept. 11 at 7:00 p.m.

If you are in Queensway Terrace South/ Ridgeview and would like to participate in our community association, email us at!