Events & Projects organized by the BLCA
The BLCA hosted mayoral candidate Jim Watson at the Rideau Family Restaurant on March 27, 2011. Local residents were able to ask questions and get to know the future Mayor in a casual atmosphere. BLCA also hosted new Councillor Scott Moffatt for breakfast on January 8, 2011, and in previous years Glenn Brooks, Pierre Pollievre and Lisa MacLeod have all met with local residents at the Rideau Restaurant on a variety of issues. A recurring issue has been the installation of a round-about at the corner of Donnelly Drive and Merlyn Wilson Road.
The BLCA is pleased to join other community associations (North Gower/Ottawa) and historical societies (North Grenville) in promoting local history, and attending governmental and other agency town hall and information meetings dealing with issues that are relevant to our community. Please join us.
Annual Spring and Fall Yard Sales have been very popular with local residents and we hope to resume them soon.
When St.Paul's Anglican Church was still in use, BLCA organized various talks and events there, but an attempt to keep the building open failed.
In May 2010 the BLCA applied for and received some grant money from the City of Ottawa to hold "Beckett's Day" to celebrate the unveiling of the three Beckett's Landing road signs. Please visit the photos page for a slideshow of the event.
The BLCA supported local business "FLORAL DESIGN" one Christmas by participating in their Sleigh Rides and Hot Chocolate Weekend. Floral Design had Christmas Trees for sale and members of the BLCA were on hand to help out and sell memberships.
The BLCA also tried a new event - a Halloween Candy Handout at the Rideau Family Restaurant one year. This was not well attended and so did not become an annual event.
If you have any suggestions for local events, activities or projects that would benefit our community, please contact us.