Alta Vista Movie Night – Fri. 19 August – all are welcome!


The Alta Vista Community Association (AVCA) invites you to our newest community event, The Alta Vista Outdoor Movie Night. This free family
event is Friday August 19th at Alta Vista Park. Join us for special evening under the stars, bring a chair or blanket along with your family and neighbours to enjoy an outdoor movie and popcorn! Come early for a good spot. It all starts at 7:30pm and our feature movie will start at sundown.  Earlier this summer we invited our community to vote for their favourite film on AVCA.CA and the winner of vote and our feature film will be: MINIONS!

Minion costumes are optional.

Thanks to everyone who voted, please share this message with your neighours and we hope to see you this Friday.

K9’s on the Katwalk!


This is a FUNraising event that’s sure to appeal to pet lovers of all ages!
Proceeds will benefit the Boots 4 Pups Citadel Canine Society, who provide Service Dogs for military veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD.

To enter:
–   complete the attached form and email to:  K9 Entry Form

– or mail your entry to our club at 40 Hunterswood Cr., Ottawa, K1G 5V7
The event is open to everyone!

If your dog (or you) are too shy to show up on the runway, please just come and enjoy the show! Kids are free!

The Elmvale Community Association needs your help!

The Elmvale Community Association needs your help!
Please come and make a donation at St. Aidan’s Church on August 21st to help us with the next step in the Elmvale Mall redevelopment process.  During this meeting,  we will hear an update from the Urban Planner who will be representing our association through the final planning process.
All donations will be used to pay for the services of the Urban Planner who will help us develop a strategy that will address the community’s concerns and optimize our chance for success!
For further information regarding the proposed re-development or about our association – please visit our website at:
Upcoming Important Dates
1.)  Fundraising Rally – August 21, 2016 – St. Aidans Church at 12 noon.
2.) Meeting September 13, 2016 – RioCan and Elmvale Acres Community Association:
*Urban Planner Rory Baksh from Dillon Consulting will be in attendance with the community association.
3.) Community Visioning Exercise: RioCan and Residents of Alta Vista – September 17th, 2016.

Public consultation survey on enhancing harm reduction services

Have Your Say: Public consultation survey closes August 8,2016


Ottawa – Earlier this month, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) released a public consultation survey on enhancing harm reduction services in Ottawa. This survey gives residents, community partners and businesses an opportunity to share with OPH their thoughts on enhancing harm reduction services in Ottawa.

The volume of survey responses received to date through this anonymous, confidential and voluntary public survey has been encouraging and OPH looks forward to analyzing the feedback received from residents of Ottawa. This valuable information will be used when making decisions about expanding harm reduction services, and will be made public in a summary report that will be posted on the OPH website.

  The survey will close on Monday evening, August 8 at midnight.

 This is a community-wide conversation and OPH wants the community’s voice to be heard to ensure the public health needs of our community continue to be met and improved. You can complete the survey here:, or connect with OPH on Twitter and Facebook.

Have your say on infrastructure – Government of Canada

Your community. It’s the place you call home. It’s where you raise your kids, where you work and where you play.

At the same time, our local infrastructure can affect the nation as a whole – whether related to congestion in our cities, reducing the impacts of climate change, or building a more inclusive society.

You know your community best. And we know that you have great ideas on ways to improve your community’s infrastructure. That’s why we want to hear from you.

Why we are consulting you

The Government of Canada is investing $120 billion over the next 10 years into an infrastructure plan that aims to address the gaps in infrastructure across our country. Phase 1 of our plan is underway now, as we speed up federal investments to repair and modernize public infrastructure. Who better to help us create this plan than the people who, day in and day out, are building and living their lives in communities across the country?

How you can participate

From now until September 16 we are inviting you to share your thoughts on four areas: Communities, Green Infrastructure, Public Transit and Social Infrastructure.

Join the conversation and tell us how we can invest in your community and in our country by clicking the link below:

Main Street Closure

Main Street closed from Hawthorne to Lees starting Monday

Ottawa – Starting Monday, July 25, Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic and transit between Hawthorne Avenue and Lees Avenue. This closure is required to accommodate the building of concrete crosswalks and will last until Friday, August 5.

 A signed detour will be in place throughout the construction period. Motorists are advised to follow all signage directed at them. The recommended detour is via Greenfield Avenue and Lees Avenue.  Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained throughout the construction period.

 This closure will affect bus routes 5, 6, 16 and 16x. For more details and to plan your route, please visit

 The Main Street Renewal Project is part of Ottawa on the Move, which is about keeping our community and economy moving forward through strategic investments in a number of transportation, water and sewer projects to build a better city and create jobs.