Recent Flooding: I would like to thank everyone who stepped forward to help our

neighbours in Constance Bay and along the Ottawa River. It is wonderful to see so
many helping; that is what this city is about looking after each other. My thoughts are
with those who have been impacted and who will need ongoing aid, which I will be
supporting. Councillor El-Chantiry, who was personally impacted, has suggested that
donations, specified for the Constance Bay Flood, can be made to the Salvation Army,
Red Cross or Constance Bay Legion as these groups are providing ongoing support
during the cleanup. You can also go to www.cbbca.ca, the website for the community
association and click on ‘Help for Flood Victims” and then scroll down to Volunteers.
Water Safety – Local waterways remain high so it is important to keep children
and pets away from them. There have been a number of incidents where City
Emergency services has been called to rescue people in the waterways. Even
experienced people can quickly get in danger as the water is very unpredictable. It
could only take seconds to find yourself in trouble. So please delay your
recreational activities on the water until it is safe.

PLAYING FIELDS - The increased rainfall also soaked and damaged playing fields. Please
stay off them until they dry out and the City gives an okay for usage. Watch my website for
information about field availability.

NOMINATIONS are now closed for the KANATA NORTH COMMUNITY RECOGNITION
AWARDS. At the ceremony on June 7th all nominees are considered winners and will be
recognized and thanked for their dedication to making this such a wonderful community. One
individual in each category will also be presented with a trophy.

KANATA-CARLETON CULTURAL FESTIVAL, EARL OF MARCH & SANDWELL GREEN,
CELEBRATE ABD ENJOY THIS FREE EVENT ON MAY 27, 2017

VOLUNTEERS CAN STILL SIGN UP and Students can earn volunteer hours. This all day
event will be fantastic with more than 50 cultural performances, activities, exhibits, information
booths and more - all to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday in style. For details and to review the
lineup of performances go to www.kanatacarletonculturalfestival.ca. There will be lots to do for
all members of the family. Like true Canadians rain or shine we will be celebrating our culture.
Bring your lawn chair, water bottle, sun screen and hat and be prepared for a wonderful day to
celebrate Canada’s 150th here.

CLEANING UP THE MORGAN’S GRANT HYDRO CORRIDOR - I’m arranging a public
meeting for residents to find out about plans to clean up the Hydro corridor from Hydro One and
Hydro Ottawa. Details for the time and place for the meeting (within the next few weeks) are
being firmed up so go to my website for details. I am looking forward to your input on improving
the corridor.

LIGHT RAIL(LRT) TO KANATA INFORMATION SESSION, JUNE 5, KANATA REC CENTRE,
HALL A, 5:30 -8:30 PM. The City of Ottawa is holding an Information session as part of the
Environmental Assessment for LRT to Kanata. The meeting will be an Open House with a
presentation at 6:30 pm. Come and be part of the discussion.
UPCOMING EVENTS

May 27, KANATA-CARLETON CULTURAL FESTIVAL, Earl of March & Sandwell Green

TBA PUBLIC MEETING CLEAN UP OF THE MORGAN’S GRANT HYDRO CORRIDOR

June 4, 1 - 4 pm PEDAL PLAY MOBILE BIKE RODEO

June 5, 5:30-8:30, OPEN HOUSE re EXTENSION OF THE LRT TO KANATA

June 7, 7 pm KANATA NORTH COMMUNITY RECOGNITION AWARDS

June 11, 8am-Noon KANATA RACE DAY, Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata