Thursday, February 28, 2013

Do you know what your community association is up to?

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Ottawa and the surrounding areas have dozens and dozens of community associations.  Many of these grassroots groups operate web sites (see the list of CA's at the bottom of the blogroll that is located to your right), and while some may quibble about whether these are technically blogs, they do provide regular updates on what is happening in the community.  As such, I plan to highlight what community groups in the region are doing.

Upcoming Events in Ottawa

The Centretown Citizens Community Association is organizing a dinner on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. to raise funds for games tables in Minto Park.  The fundraiser will take place at the East India Company at 210 Somerset St. West, where for $50 will allow you to eat a buffet dinner. Thirty dollars of each ticket sold will be directed to the games tables project and qualify for a tax receipt from the City of Ottawa.

The Heron Park Community Association is hosting a Quiz Night at O’Brien’s Pub, 1145 Heron Road, on Sunday, April 14 at 7 pm.  The event is as a fundraiser for a new Community Centre in Heron Park.

The Old Ottawa South Community Association is advising that the Hopewell children's book sale will take place on March 1 and 2.  Opening times are 4pm to 8pm on Friday, and 9:30am to 3pm on Saturday.  Prices will range between $1 for paper backs, $3 for hard covers and up to $6 for special books.  All sale proceeds will go towards school library renovations.

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