KANATA NORTH NEWS Marianne Wilkinson Councillor, Kanata North WARD COUNCIL Monday, June 22, 7 pm, Program Room, Kanata

Senior’s Centre, 2500 Campeau Dr.
This will be the last Ward Council meeting until September so come with your questions. There will be two important site plans to review – one for the first apartment building and also a part of the recreation facility for the development on Canadian Shield (just south of the Campeau/Knudson intersection) and second, preliminary plans for a private child care facility in the Centrum. With the completion of the Carp River Review, work will soon proceed on the Broughton subdivision (north of Kanata Ave. at Terry Fox) and the Richardson lands north of the Richardson Side Road at Terry Fox, so those will be available for review. Plans for completing Terry Fox under the Federal-Provincial Infrastructure Program will be available in Hall D of the Mlacak Centre from 4 – 7 pm and City staff will then attend Ward Council to answer questions. I’ll be reporting on the recent meeting of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the decision on the urban boundaries and the impact on our communities, on meetings of the Recreation Centre’s Advisory Committee, on the Governance Report, on the tree by-law, on the Light Rail Transit Forum, on vandalism problems, new 101 transit service and the environmental assessment for the route of light rail to the west. Constable Strotmann will be present to report on police issues in the community and actions undertaken. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring your individual questions and to report on activities in your neighbourhood.

RELAY FOR LIFE
I’ll be spending overnight tonight (June 19) outside Sacred Heart School at the Relay for Life. Thank you to those who contributed to our team, Breast Friends, which consists of local women who have had breast cancer, or to any other participant. Taking turns to walk all night is one way to help to provide the funds needed to develop cures, treatments and support for those with cancer. Women from 50-69 – don’t put off having your regular and free mammograms! Early diagnosis makes for a much better future.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
At this time of year there are a lot of community activities for all to enjoy. The Briarbrook/Morgan’s Grant Community holds its Summer Festival on June 20th

at W.C. Bowes Park on Halton from noon to 4 pm. Kids Day in the Park is Kanata Lakes Family Day on June 27th in Whalen Park next to All Saints from 11 am to 4 pm. Kanata’s wonderful Canada Day celebration will again take place all day in Walter Baker Park on Terry Fox south of the Queensway on July 1st, ending with an amazing fireworks display. Mark July 28, from 4-8 pm, for the Third Annual Kanata North Ward Picnic - entertainment for all, refreshments and fun. Support your community by attending these events, have a good time, and consider volunteering to help out.

LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT FORUM
On Saturday, June 20th from 8:30 am -12:30 pm you can participate in the City’s Light Rail Transit Forum at City Hall. This forum brings together the public, transit experts, technology providers and key stakeholders to identify the best transit technology options for the City’s light rail system. You can also contribute online until July 15th by going to ottawa.ca/lrt-forum and reviewing the background documents. The specific technology to be used has not yet been chosen so your views are needed at this time.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
June 19 – 6 pm to 6 am on June 20, Relay for Life for cancer research, Sacred Heart School, Stittsville June 20 – noon to 4 pm, Summer Festival, W.C. Bowes Park, Halton Terrace June 20 – 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Light Rail Transit Forum, City Hall June 27 – 11 am to 4 pm, Kids Day in the Park, Whalen Park, Kanata Ave. July 1 – all day – Canada Day in Kanata July 28 – 4pm to 8 pm, Kanata North Ward Picnic, Sandwell Green Park opposite the Earl of March High School on the Parkway

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