Cardinal Glen Community Association 2016 – 2017
At the Cardinal Glen Community Association (CGCA) Annual General Meeting held in October 2016,members voted in a new board of Directors for the coming year. We are Allan Martel, Alex McNiven, Ajay Singh, Alex Boucher, Luc Rivard, Jon Valiant, and Patricia Senack.
“About Us” describes the purpose of our organization as well as some of the things we are working on for the coming year. One of our initiatives is the ongoing maintenance of the Cardinal Glen Community Association Web Site which is our primary vehicle for communicating with residents in the community.
We urge you to review the CGCA site regularly and to feed back to us any comments or concerns that you might have related to the Cardinal Glen community. If you have information to upload to the site, please contact Allan Martel at 135 Dunbarton Court or at 613-744-1938. Allan has built the CGCA site and will act as webmaster for the coming year.
The aim of the CGCA Association is to enhance the quality of life of our neighbourhood by giving members a forum to come together and find solutions to mutual problems. It also allows us a voice beyond Dunbarton Court by liaising with other community associations to deal with concerns we all share.
Probably all of you are aware of the two larger events we organize each year, the AGM which serves as an open forum for members to discuss problems and suggest solutions and the very popular annual Canada Day celebration in the park. We have now added a third Annual Event – the October CGCA Community Garage Sale held annually on the first Saturday in October.
Speaking of the park, your committee organizes a spring and fall cleanup to be sure that it is kept in good condition especially for the youngest members of our community whose parents bring them there to play. The construction of the redeveloped park is slated to begin in July 2017 and should be completed later that summer.
An example of enhancing the quality of life by increasing safety is our Neighbourhood Watch network. The board member responsible for this is in contact with the Community Police Officer responsible for our neighbourhood who sends him warnings about criminal activities in our area and advice about keeping yourselves and your homes safe. “Block captains” then relay this information to our members by email. There is a Neighbourhood Watch section within the new CGCA Web Site where further information can be found.
An excellent instance of members coming together to share common problems is the formation of a maintenance and upkeep group where people in similar models who are experiencing similar problems can consult and share solutions. There is a section of the new CGCA Web Site devoted to the Upkeep and Maintenance initiative.
A board member is liaising with Brigil Corporation and City Planning staff regarding the upcoming construction on the former John’s Sunoco site at Dunbarton and St Laurent.
Looking farther afield, the CGCA has become a member of the Federation of Citizens’ Association of Ottawa-Carleton so that we can profit from ideas and solutions from other communities.
We are also monitoring the proposed redevelopment of the CFB Rockcliffe Air Base.
We hope that when our board members request your annual $10 membership as a CGCA member that you will join us as members of the Cardinal Glen Community Association. If you have just moved in to the neighbourhood, your first year of CGCA membership is free.
From your Board of Directors