Saturday, 31 May 2014

Friday, 30 May 2014

Community Yard Sale May 31

Come out to Queensway Terrace South / Ridgeview neighbourhood for our community yard sale tomorrow from 8:00 to noon. We're near IKEA between Pinecrest, Baseline, Cobden and Iris. Start at the Pinecrest Recreation Complex and wander through our neighbourhood for deals! 

Lemonade stand on Sudbury Ave with proceeds going to the Humane Society!

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Summer Events / Événements d'été communautaires

We have a great line up of summer events (click here) in QTSR starting with a...
community yard sale on May 31 from 8:00 to noon. 

QTSR residents can set up in their own yards or rent a table at Pinecrest Recreation Complex (call 613-828-3118 to reserve).

If you are from outside of our neighbourhood, our boundaries are Pinecrest, Baseline, Cobden (near the Pinecrest Recreation Complex) and the Queensway (417).

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L'association communautaire Queensway Terrace South / Ridgeview vous propose un programme d'événements communautaire pour la saison estivale 2014 en débutant avec...

Une vente de garage le samedi 31 mai de 8 h 00 à 12 h 00

Les résidents de la communauté QTSR peuvent installer leurs propres ventes de garage chez eux ou profiter des tables à louer au complexe récréatif Pinecrest (appelez le (613) 828-3118 pour faire une réservation).

À noter que les limites du quartier Queensway Terrace South / Ridgeview sont entre la rue Baseline au sud, le chemin Pinecrest à l'ouest, la 417 au nord et la rue Cobden à l'est (près du complexe récréatif Pinecrest).

Monday, 12 May 2014

Spring Clean the Capital in QTSR a Success!

Trend setting in QTSR on Clean Up Day!
Streets and parks in Queensway Terrace South/Ridgeview got a clean up on Saturday as community members pitched in to Clean the Capital. We have a beautiful neighbourhood and we're proud to keep it that way! Here are some photos from the event:
Lots of sticks needed to be picked up from tree removal.
A beautiful day to be outside, making QTSR a better place to live!
Lots of participation by kids! Great way to learn about community building and the environment!
And they're off....to clean!
Lots of family involvement at Pinecrest Park
This was just one of the many piles of sticks from Ridgeview Park.



Sunday, 11 May 2014

Safety Tips Re: Door-to-Door Sales



Use the below safety tips to assess if this is a scam or legitimate offer.

Warning Signs:

  • Salesperson arrives unannounced.

  • They say, “We’re from you current water heater provider, utility or local municipality” or, “ I  just need to check your bill to ensure the necessary adjustments have been made”.

  • They pressure you to sign a contract.

  • They refuse to leave product information behind.


What can you do - Safety Tips:

  • Ask questions! A reputable sales associate will have no problem answering your questions.  i.e. What company do you represent; Can I see your ID; How long have you been in business; What are the cancellation fees; Can you leave the contract so I can review it on my own time?

  • Call the organization they’re representing to verify the information provided to you

  • Don’t let them inside your home under any circumstance

  •  Don’t be pressured to sign a contract on the spot. (Limited time offer or scare tactics).


  • If they are rude or insist on coming into your home, ask them to leave and/or call the police (613-230-6211)



If you are uncomfortable with a situation:  Say No!!  It is not impolite it is your RIGHT!!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Win a free week of summer camp! / Gagnez un camp d’été d’une semaine gratuit


Register for a City of Ottawa summer day camp by June 2, 2014 and you could be one of 50 lucky campers to win your week back, up to a value of $250. All registrations received by this date will automatically be entered into the draw. The more camps you sign-up for, the more chances to win.

                                              
Camps are available throughout the city, with enthusiastic and well-trained leaders. Give your child a summer of fun. Come play with us!

 
For a complete list of camps available and contest details, visit ottawa.ca/summer camps.
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Inscrivez-vous à un camp d’été de jour de la Ville d’Ottawa d’ici le 2 juin et vous pourriez être l’un des 50 heureux campeurs à se voir rembourser sa semaine jusqu’à concurrence de 250 $. Toutes les personnes qui se seront inscrites à cette date seront automatiquement inscrites au concours. Vos chances de gagner augmenteront avec le nombre de camps auxquels vous vous inscrivez.

 
Les camps sont dispensés aux quatre coins de la Ville par des animateurs enthousiastes et bien formés. Donnez à votre enfant un été de plaisir. Venez jouer avec nous!

 
Vous trouverez la liste complète des camps offerts et les règlements du concours sur ottawa.ca/campsdete.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Prescription Drug Drop Off Day / Journée de reprise de médicaments d’ordonnance

Between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, residents can go to the following two parking lots and  drop off unwanted prescription drugs:

•       Toys R Us, 1683 Merivale Rd, Ottawa; and
•       Gloucester City Centre, 1980 Ogilvie Rd, Ottawa


“Ottawa Police will accept unwanted or expired medications to keep them away from individuals for whom they were never intended,” said Acting Staff Sergeant Ian McDonell, Ottawa Police Service Drug Unit. “The abuse of prescription medications can lead to incidents of overdose and, in some cases, death.”


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Le samedi 10 mai entre 10 et 14 heures, les résidents peuvent se rendre à un des parcs de stationnement suivants et déposer leurs médicaments d'ordonnance dont ils ne veulent plus:

•       Toys R Us, 1 683, chemin Merivale, Ottawa;
•       Centre commercial Gloucester, 1 980, chemin Ogilvie, Ottawa


« La Police d'Ottawa acceptera les médicaments inutilisés ou périmés pour éviter qu'ils ne se retrouvent dans les mains d'individus à qui ils n'étaient aucunement destinés,» dit le sergent d'état-major intérimaire Ian McDonell, de l'Unité des drogues du Service de police d'Ottawa.
« L'abus de médicaments d'ordonnance peut entraîner des surdoses et, dans certains cas, la mort. »

La police et les autorités médicales prient les résidents d'Ottawa de faire leur part pour lutter contre cette grave menace à la santé publique.