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Greening the GGGS – recycling opportunities for what doesn’t sell

 The Great Glebe Garage Sale is on May 27th 2017 Dear Neighbours: We all love the Great Glebe Garage sale. It’s a fabulous community-wide event. It’s a celebration. It’s another thing that makes our neighbourhood really special. Let’s do it even better in 2017! SOCIAL: Let’s all make sure we remember to give our 10% [...]

May 6th, 2017|Environment Committee, Great Glebe Garage Sale, News, Recycling, waste & stewardship activities, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Greening the GGGS – recycling opportunities for what doesn’t sell

Thanks Ministers McKenna and Joly!

Residents of the Glebe and Old Ottawa East are thrilled with the new access points to the Canal at Patterson Creek and the foot of Clegg Street.  We thought we should thank our MP and Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna (who is responsible for Parks Canada) and Minister Melanie Joly (responsible [...]

June 3rd, 2016|Advocacy, News, Parks|0 Comments

GCA asks the City to divest it’s Endowment Fund of fossil fuel extraction companies

The GCA recently passed a motion asking the City to divest its investments in fossil fuel extraction companies.  You can find our letter to the Mayor and Councillor David Chernushenko GCA Letter_fossil fuel divestment_to Mayor Watson and Councillor Chernushenko and a backgrounder with more detail Fossil Fuels Divestment briefing paper.

June 3rd, 2016|Advocacy, Energy & Climate Change Activities, Environment Committee, News|Comments Off on GCA asks the City to divest it’s Endowment Fund of fossil fuel extraction companies

GCA requests Mayor’s help in supporting summer ESL programming for newly arrived refugee families

GCA recently contributed $5,000 to assist the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG) in developing summer day camp programming for recently arrived refugee families.  This is a significant undertaking that will greatly contribute to the settlement process.  As families will be coming from across the City, assistance with public transportation is needed to reduce barriers to [...]

June 3rd, 2016|Advocacy, Health and Social Services Committee, News|Comments Off on GCA requests Mayor’s help in supporting summer ESL programming for newly arrived refugee families

May 2016 Board Agenda

GCA Board Meeting Agenda Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 p.m. at the Glebe Community Centre Chair: Christine McAllister Secretary and Timekeeper: Sylvie Legros Approval of the agenda and April minutes: Christine McAllister, 5 minutes, 7:00-7:05 Presidents Report, Christine McAllister, 25 minutes, 7:05-7:30 Announcements, Christine McAllister AGM Thursday June 16th, Scotton Hall, Christine McAllister Nominations update (slate of nomimees in the Committee section), Sharon [...]

May 24th, 2016|Board, Board Agendas|Comments Off on May 2016 Board Agenda

GCA supports additional tools to help the City keep streets safer.

Traffic speeds on local and residential streets, and near schools and playgrounds, are a primary and ongoing concern for residents of the Glebe.   Read the remainder of our letter to Mayor Watson, Transportation Committee Chair Keith Egli and Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko here:  GCA Letter_Transportation Committee_safe streets

May 4th, 2016|Advocacy, News, Traffic Committee|Comments Off on GCA supports additional tools to help the City keep streets safer.

Environment Committee Report, April 2016

GCA Environment Committee - Report – 2016 04 21 The meeting had good energy and was attended by a dozen people, mix of old and new faces. Areas of interest identified for activity in 2016-17 were:  trees;  bees & pollinators;  energy & climate change;  3Rs and waste diversion. Participants expressed a [...]

April 28th, 2016|Environment Committee, Environment Committee Minutes|Comments Off on Environment Committee Report, April 2016

GCA April 2016 Minutes

Glebe Community Association Minutes of the Board Meeting Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Present: Board Members: Christine McAllister, Sharon Chartier, Sylvie Legros, Scott Burton, Tim Hore, Angela Keller-Herzog, Rochelle Handelman, Carolyn Mackenzie, Carol MacLeod, Matt Meagher, Johanna Persohn, Ken Slemko, Sarah Viehbeck, Catherine Waters. Others: Councillor David Chernushenko, Justin Stratton (Counsillor’s assistant), Collette Downie, Lenore Fahrig [...]

April 26th, 2016|Board, Board Meeting Minutes|Comments Off on GCA April 2016 Minutes

Groups propose new access points on canal for canoes and kayaks

GCA's and Old Ottawa East Community Association's request for new access points on the canal covered in the April 21st Ottawa Citizen article by Alison Sandstrom.

April 22nd, 2016|Advocacy, News, Parks|0 Comments

GCA and Old Ottawa East Community Association advocate for Rideau Canal boat access

Dear Minister McKenna and Minister Joly, We write to you today to advocate for increased access to the Rideau Canal for canoers and kayakers in central Ottawa.  Read the rest of our letter here.  

April 20th, 2016|Advocacy, News, Parks|Comments Off on GCA and Old Ottawa East Community Association advocate for Rideau Canal boat access