Monday, 17 November 2014

Call for Rink Volunteers

This winter we'll once again be maintaining a community skating rink in Kilreen Park. Last year the rink was a great success. We had a dedicated group of volunteers to help maintain the ice and shovel off snow, and community members came out regularly to enjoy this great new amenity at our neighbourhood park.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to help with this year's rink! If you are interested, please email us your contact information so that our rink coordinator can be in touch with you. Volunteers will help to create an ice base as soon as weather permits; do periodic flooding to maintain the ice surface; and shovel on snowy days. The more people-power we have, the lighter the work for everyone.

There are many others ways that you can contribute time to the Community Association, such as distributing flyers, pitching in at community events, and translating our materials into French. Community members are also invited to serve on any of our committees (Transportation, Intensification, Events & Rec, and Communications). Please email us at if you would like to be notified from time to time about upcoming committee meetings and other volunteer opportunities. Contribute whatever time you have. It all helps to make our community a better place to live!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Ottawa's Snow Go Programs

Do you need help finding a snow removal contractor for this winter? The City of Ottawa provides a number of tips and services to help residents with snow-clearing.

The Snow Go Program helps seniors and persons with disabilities find reliable contractors and/or individuals to clear snow. Once matched up with help, residents are responsible for making payments directly to the individual or contractor. Eligible seniors and persons with disabilities can also apply to the Snow Go Assist Program, which provides financial assistance to cover the costs of snow removal.

Also, residents searching for a reputable snow plow contractor can review the City's roster of licensed contractors listed on There, you will also find tips on how to handle a door-to-door sales pitch and how to understand the terms of your contract, and links to the Better Business Bureau and customer review websites.

For more information about any of these services visit or call 311 (TTY: 613-580-2401).


Avez-vous besoin d'aide pour trouver un service de déneigement pour l'hiver? La Ville d’Ottawa offre aux résidents un certain nombre de conseils et de services afin de les aider à déblayer la neige de leur entrée ou de leur allée en hiver.

Le Programme Snow-Go aide les personnes âgées ou ayant un handicap à trouver un entrepreneur ou un particulier fiable pour enlever la neige de leur entrée ou de leur allée privée. Les résidents paient directement le particulier ou l’entrepreneur en déneigement avec lequel ils ont été jumelés. Les aînés et les personnes ayant un handicap admissibles peuvent aussi faire une demande au Programme d’aide Snow Go qui fournit une aide financière et paie une partie de leurs frais de déneigement.

Les résidents qui cherchent un entrepreneur en déneigement fiable peuvent consulter la liste d’entrepreneurs licenciés affichée à; ils y trouveront également des conseils pour faire affaire avec les vendeurs qui font du porte-à-porte; comprendre les modalités du contrat avant de le signer; et consulter le site Web du Better Business Bureau et les sites où trouver les avis de clients.

Consultez pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur ces services ou composez le 3-1-1 (ATS : 613-580-2401) pour connaître le nom de l’organisme de soutien à domicile qui dessert votre secteur.