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January 2016


Our Skating rinks are open and supervised during the following hours:

  1. M-F: 6-9PM
  2. Saturday: 10AM-8PM
  3. Sunday: 12-6PM

  1. M-F: 6-9PM
  2. S-S: 10AM-6PM
  1. M-F: 6-9PM
  2. S-S: 10AM-6PM


Don't miss Robert Hopkins Skating Party on Saturday January 30th from 2 to 4 pm on the Eastvale Park rink between Henry Munroe and Laverendrye schools. Parking at the back of Our Lord Parish.

For those who'd like to play in a game of pick up hockey, please arrive early at 1:00 with your stick.

At 2pm the fun officially begins with a family skate, music, refreshments for sale, a skate exchange and a chili cook off.

Chili Cook Off

Do you have a famous chili recipe? Bring a crock pot with you to the Beacon Hill Community Centre next to the rink at 2pm and enter it in the Chili Cook Off. Chili will be judged by BCHA president Jeff Kaluski, Councillor Tim Tierney and Mayor Jim Watson. Winners will be announced at 4pm and will receive a prize. Samples for sale throughout the afternoon.

Skate Exchange

Sell outgrown skates. Buy skates for growing feet. Buyers: Bring cash to the skating party. Sellers can drop their skates to sell at the school Mon. Jan. 20th or at 2126 Radford Crt. Be sure to fill out the labels provided with size, price and contact info-unlabelled skates will be considered donations to the parent council. Pick up your proceeds or unsold skates at the skating party at 4 pm or alternative arrangements will be communicated via the phone number or email address you provide. We invite you to donate a portion of your proceeds to the the RHPC to support student enrichment and classroom technology.

Volunteers needed.

Feel like having some fun and helping out at skating party? We are looking for volunteers to help with the following.
- Someone to take pictures of the fun.
- Volunteers to help with set up and clean up
- Volunteers to help with the skate exchange and refreshments 
- A few people to bake and donate 2 dozen peanut free cookies each

If you can help out or have any other questions, please contact the fundraising committee

Please bring your own mug for hot chocolate and coffee

See you there!

FC Capital United Soccer


FC Capital United offers Developmental Soccer Programs & Summer  Camps that combine fun & advanced skills development for kids from 4 to 11 years old. Under the direction of both our National B Licensed, Club Head Coach and Technical Directors, Raz El-Asmar and Traian Mateas, this program is delivered by experienced coaching staff to teach essential skills and aptitudes that allow players a lifelong enjoyment of soccer at the recreational, competitive or Elite level.

Register by March 31st and receive additional Training for the month of April at no additional cost! 

Summer youth League Program - May 14th-Sept 3rd

4-5 years old – 1 session a week/Cost: $125, includes full uniform set & Soccer ball

6-11 years old - 2 sessions a week/Cost: $175, includes full uniform set & soccer ball

Location: Pineview Soccer Fields – 1500 Beaverpond Drive. (off Blair Rd, close to Innes)

Schedule - Age Group Day and Times

Boys and Girls born in 12’ (U4) Saturday, 9 - 10 am

Boys and Girls born in 11’ (U5) Saturday, 10 - 11 am

Boys and Girls born in 10’ (U6) Saturday training, 9 - 10 am & Monday games, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Boys and Girls born in 09’ (U7) Saturday training, 10 - 11 am & Tuesday games, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Boys and Girls born in 08’ (U8) Saturday training, 11 am - 12 pm & Wednesday games, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Boys and Girls born in 05-07’ (U9 - U11) Saturday training, 12 - 1 pm & Thursday games, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Summer Camps

4-5 years old – half day / cost $90, 6-11 years old – full day / cost $150

Weekly – Month of July, Location; Gloucester High School / Trillium park

Main features of programs – Based on Long Term Player Development Model

Small Teams for maximum Field Participation

Skills based groupings for maximum learning and enjoyment

Small-Sided games 4 v 4

Qualified Coaches

The fun of ball control; improving coordination and motor skills; building confidence and self esteem by touching the ball often; friendly mini-soccer activities.

Enhanced ball control and « First touch » play making; applying skills and tactics; soccer specific motivational 

Focus for the 4 to 7 years old group

Focus for the 8 to 11 years old

FC CAPITAL UNITED (613) 695-2832


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Helping with Furniture

Recycling is something we urge people do to be more environmentally friendly. In the last issue of this newsletter we mentioned Helping With Bikes (HWB), which is a project happening here in Beacon Hill. This issue introduces Helping With Furniture (HWF) which spawned HWB.
The driving force behind HWF during it’s decade-long existence is Beacon Hill resident Nathalie Maione. With the help of over a 100 volunteers and the generous donations of many others, HWF has pursued its mission “to furnish homes with comfort, hope, and dignity by delivering gently used furniture and household items to those in the Ottawa area who are restarting their lives because of situations of hardship.”
To learn more about the work of HWF, the types of items they ask people to donate, and how you might offer it some help visit its website at:
Dear Velta,

The Beacon Hill Community Association commends Ecology Ottawa for the work it is doing. We are an association that has been inspired by your efforts to get a million trees planted in Ottawa by 2017. Considerable time has been spent in Beacon Hill this past year to raise awareness of the value of trees and to encourage residents to plant more trees where they have space on their own properties. We are also looking to plant more trees on our public lands and there is one area in particular where we would like to put some.

Beacon Hill North is accessed by people using the #95 OC Transpo bus by a pathway into Canotek Park. During our spring clean-up last year we collected a large amount of garbage from around that pathway, and within a few weeks it was again very littered. To date there has been no attention given to making that pathway a pleasant place to walk and one that conveys the message that we care about our community and encourage people to help us to keep it clean and inviting. We are thinking that by making it a nicer place for people that they will be less likely to disrespect it. It could also contribute to people taking more pride in their community. We are also an association that encourages people to use public transportation and if we can make the walk to the bus a little nicer, it could help people make the transition to using it regularly.

If Ecology Ottawa obtains a grant from the TD friends of the environment, the Beacon Hill Community Association would like to receive some trees and tap into your expertise on which species would be most appropriate for the area in mind and how we could best arrange and manage them.

Thank-you for thinking of our Association with respect to the grant. We look forward to hearing good news.


Richard Fransham
BHCA Environment Committee Chairperson

In 1947, Canadian kids went on "strike" to protest candy-bar prices.

In 1947, the price of a candy bar in British Columbia rose from 5 to 8 cents, and the local teenagers organized a surprisingly effective "strike" that soon spread across the country. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow Canada's unlikely "candy bar war," which gripped the nation for 10 days before ending with a surprising twist.

Eco Corner

“Men argue. Nature acts.”
― Voltaire

Fun Stuff

Coolest BHCA Newsletter Post EVER!

Apparently if you wrote the BBC asking how to make Tom Baker's Doctor Who scarf, they would send you the knitting instructions on BBC letterhead. According to the Whovians in that forum, the Fourth Doctor wore this particular scarf in a pair of episodes early in season 12. (via laughing squid)
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