Monday, 30 May 2016

A Great Community Yard Sale and Little Free Library Launch!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this weekend’s community yard sale and Little Free Library launch!

We had a great turn-out of people from our community and visitors from other parts of the city.  We hope that everyone who participated had a good time and we would like to give a special thanks to those members of our community who took the yard sale as an opportunity to raise funds for charity.

We have uploaded some photos from the weekend to the QTSR Community Association Facebook page and welcome you to share your photos to this page or to share your comments about the event on either this blog or our Facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you at our next community event – the Community Summer Social on June 26th.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Community Yard Sale and Little Free Library Launch this Saturday, May 28th

Join us for some fun in the community this weekend for the Queensway Terrace South Ridgeview Community Yard Sale and the launch of our community’s first Little Free Library!

Yard Sale Details

What: Yard sales throughout the neighbourhood

Where: In various driveways throughout the community

When: 8am – noon

Little Free Library Launch

What: A place for neighbours of all ages to borrow and share books! If something looks interesting - take it. When you finish - return it, keep it, or pass it on. Have a book at home others might like? Donate it.  The Grand Opening will feature refreshments, storytime, and prize draws

Where: Ryan Drive at Southwood

When:  10:00 am

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Hydro Ottawa Community Forum - May 26, 2016

A friendly reminder that Hydro Ottawa will host its very first Community Forum next Thursday, May 26th as part of our commitment to share information with our stakeholders and we encourage all Councillors and Community Association representatives to attend the event!

Hydro Ottawa will share information on programs that are offered to our community as well as initiatives that are currently underway. Following the information session, a Q&A will take place.

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, 200 Coventry Rd.

Hydro Ottawa representatives will present on the following topics:

·         What is Hydro Ottawa
·         Planned work/power outages
·         Tree trimming
·         Conservation programs
·         Low income assistance programs
·         Connecting with Hydro Ottawa

We encourage you to share this information with the Community Association representatives within your ward.

All guests are asked to please RSVP by this Friday, May 20th.

We hope to see you there!

Lindsay Armstrong
Community Engagement Officer/ Agente d’engagement communautaire
Tel./tél.: 613-738-5499 | ext./poste 523
Cell.: 613-299-0790

Friday, 20 May 2016

Ladies' Night & Planning the Community's Summer Social - June 2nd, 2016

Hi Neighbourhood Ladies,
I am charged of planning the Queensway Terrace South/Ridgeview Community Association’s SUMMER SOCIAL to be held on Sunday, June 26th, 2-4pm.
Therefore, I invite you to join me at Milestones Pinecrest (1080 Baxter Rd.) on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:30pm to plan this wonderful event with me, have a drink, and mingle!  I promise that it will take very little effort from each one willing to help!  And, if you can’t commit, come anyways, I’d love to have your input and chat!
Please RSVP by Monday, May 30th if you plan to attend as I have the confirm the reservation.  To RSVP send an email to the QTSRCA email address at
Wishing you a beautiful summer with your families!
Manon DeRepentigny
Events & Recreation Committee
Queensway Terrace South/Ridgeview Community Association

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Ottawa Police Week - May 15-21, 2016

May 15th to 21st is Ottawa Police Week

Police Week started in 1970 and it is observed every year in May to coincide with the peace Officers Memorial Day , which is recognized internationally on May 15th.  This year's theme Discover Policing for Safer communities; provides an opportunity for communities to discover the many ways police are working to keep their community safe.

The community police centers have been working very hard to put on some great events to promote police week.  Please take a look at the following attachments for details.  Please feel free to share with your community members and partners.  Hope to see you!


East: Wednesday, May 18 @ 4:00-7:00 pm
Jasmine Park, 2040 Jasmine Crescent

Central: Friday, May 20 @ 3:00-6:00 pm
Hintonburg Park, 101 Duhamel Street

West: Saturday, May 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bayshore Park, 175 Woodridge Crescent

Visit for event details

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Summer Activities at Ottawa Museums

As the school year comes to a close our city’s museums are gearing up for summer with a number of special activities and exhibits.  Here are a few of the special museum events coming up around town.

Try out Orienteering

Love the outdoors, fresh air, and exploring new places? Come out to Pinhey's Point Historic Site on Sunday, May 15 to discover the exciting sport of orienteering! Orienteering Ottawa will be on site to help you learn the ins and outs of this adventurous sport – you can try out the short course, or attempt to tackle the longer course over the entire 88 acres of the property. With crafts, lawn games, and a BBQ (extra cost), so you can refuel, it's going to be a wonderful day in the great outdoors.

Heritage Power Show

Get ready for our annual event showcasing how far technology has come since the 1920s and 30s. Join Vintage Iron and Traditions of Eastern Ontario at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum on Sunday, May 29 and discover advancements made in the home, the farm, and the field through activities, demonstrations, and displays of vintage equipment. 

Catch a Travelling Tent Show

Before Netflix and YouTube, people would be thrilled for the opportunity to see a tent show featuring music, theatre, and comedy in an outdoor setting. This year's theme is "Fun, Fire, and Smallpox", recounting the troubled times of early 20th century Ottawa. The show will be at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum on May 27, Billings Estate National Historic Site on May 28, Fairfields Heritage House on June 10, and Pinhey's Point Historic Site on June 11. Please contact us for more information or to book your tickets.

Artefact Showcase

The Province of Upper Canada land grant was issued to Henrietta McDonell, who was granted a 200-acre tract of land in the Township of Nepean in 1801. This recent addition to the City of Ottawa Museums' collection had suffered some damage over the past 200 years, so a local paper conservator preserved the document for future generations. The land grant is part of the collection of the Nepean Museum and one of over 200,000 in the care of the City of Ottawa Museums

Fancy a Spot of Tea?

It's that time of year again – the Billings Estate National Historic Site's Tea on the Lawn service is open for the season! Enjoy a tea and scone, or treat yourself and get our delicious 3-tier service including finger sandwiches, scones, and desserts for $13.00 + tax per person. Tea on the Lawn is available most Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm until the end of August. Reservations are recommended so please contact us to make one or for more information.

Explore Artefacts and Architecture

Did you know that one of Ottawa's most prestigious events is just around the corner? On June 4 and 5, you're invited to explore Ottawa's culture, history, and architecture during Doors Open Ottawa, when over 100 buildings open their doors to the public for free. This year, why not take the opportunity to visit one of the City of Ottawa Museums, like Fairfields Heritage House? You can also take a peek behind the scenes and view our artefacts in our storage facilities for the Billings Estate National Historic Site Collection at the Routhier Community Centre or the Gloucester Artefact Collection at the Leitrim Complex at 4550 Bank St.

For more information about the event, you can visit the
Doors Open Ottawa website, Facebook page, or look out for event guides coming soon. Doors Open Ottawa event guides will be available in the Ottawa Citizen on May 27 and in leDroit on May 28. You can also pick up an event guide from Bridgehead coffee houses on May 23 and at City Hall on May 16

It’s Almost Time for Play!

Our newest exhibition, Play! The Building Blocks of Learning, is set to open at the Atrium Gallery in Ben Franklin Place this coming June. This new and exciting exhibition explores how the ways we play are connected to the ways we learn through interactive elements that illustrate the importance of active play-based learning. Keep checking this newsletter for further updates about Play! The Building Blocks of Learning, and to find out about other locations where you can see this exhibition this summer.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Next QTSRCA Monthly Meeting on Monday, May 9th

The Queensway Terrace South Ridgeview Community Association (QTSRCA) will be holding our next monthly meeting on May 9th and you are welcome to join us.  A copy of the agenda for the meeting can be found at this link.
When: May 9th, 19h30
Where: Sonny’s Bar and Grill – 1119 Baxter Rd

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Volunteers Needed for Summer Event Flyer Distribution

QTSRCA Needs your help!

We are looking for volunteers to help distribute flyers to announce our 2016 Summer Events schedule.  If you are able to assist us (or if you know any students who are looking to complete volunteer hours), please send us an email at

Every volunteer will have the opportunity to select a distribution route in the neighbourhood which would involve delivering flyers to between 50-99 houses.  We'll coordinate with you on choosing a route and will drop off flyers at your house for distribution.

We couldn't complete any community events without the help of people like you!