Polo for Learning and other upcoming events

Source: Polo for LearningOn Saturday, June 15, there is a great new event coming to the Manotick area, called Polo for Learning.  This event takes places at the Ottawa Polo Club, 1600 Bankfield Road, from 12:00-4:00pm.

Polo for Learning supports charities who contribute to sustained wellness and improved quality of life for children.  Access to what is needed in childhood inspires children to become healthy, confident, creative, empathetic, involved members of society.

There are 2 seating options; General Admission and VIP.Our General Admission guests will enjoy picnic grass seating.  We encourage you to bring your folding chairs for the afternoon.  Pack along a lunch or look for the charity barbecue on site. For those wanting a more VIP atmosphere, tables are available in a specially designated area.  VIP guests enjoy a catered lunch while mingling with the polo players between matches.

There will be activities for children throughout the afternoon, hosted by the charities. Between the two polo matches everyone will be welcome onto the field for the time honoured Divot Stomp tradition. The Silent Auction is open from noon until 3:30 with some special items auctioned live during the event.

At 4:00 pm are the final award ceremony and the closing of the event.

Individual tickets are $10, while family tickets are available for $25. A VIP tent seat is also available for $40. Tickets can be purchased at the Manotick Office Pro, My Toy Shop and the Manotick branch of RBC, who is also a major sponsor of this event.  You can also purchase tickets from me by calling 613-580-2491 or sending me an email at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca.

Cambrian Road Class Environmental Assessment

The City of Ottawa is preparing for the future widening of Cambrian Road from two to four lanes between the future re-alignment of Greenbank Road to Jockvale Road. As part of this process, the City is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, June 18 from 5:00-8:00pm at the Walter Baker Sports Centre. This widening project has been identified as a future growth project in both the previously approved Barrhaven South Community Design Plan, (June 2006) and the City of Ottawa Transportation Master Plan (2008).

By attending, you'll find out about the alternative solutions and technically preferred plan for the Cambrian Road widening project.  As well, you will have the chance to discuss the study with the project team and provide your input on the proposals to accommodate future transportation demands, cycling and pedestrian needs, storm water management, and current and future community needs and their cost implications.

This study is being planned in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, 2011, which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act. For additional information, visit ottawa.ca/cambrian.

Don't forget!

Victorian Wedding

The Rideau Township Historical Society is hosting a special event on the lawn at Dickinson House on Saturday, June 15 at 2:00pm.  A mock Victorian wedding will be staged, and everyone is invited to come and join in the fun.  Refreshments will be served.  In the event of rain, the ceremony will move to the Mill.  This event is free.

War of 1812 Tribute

The Goulbourn Museum is hosting a War of 1812 Tribute this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. This commemoration of the War of 1812 and our 100th Regiment will feature an old fashioned photo booth, BBQ, silent auction, book fair along with free crafts and games. Further, this event will include horse and buggy rides along Huntley Road. For residents commuting through Stanley’s Corners this weekend, please be cautious around the Museum, located just south of Flewellyn Road at 2064 Huntley Road.

Flewellyn Road Closure

As part of their Ottawa Reinforcement Project, Enbridge will be installing a new gas main along Flewellyn Road which will result in the closure of Flewellyn Road, from Shea Road to Huntley Road, from June 24 to July 31.  Notification signs will be posted in advance of the closure.  Local and emergency access will be maintained.  Detours will be in place.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email me at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491.