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Canada 150 Community BBQ & Fireworks

On Sunday July 2, come join us at our community BBQ celebrating our great nation's birthday! Yes, our party is a tiny bit belated. Consider this the after-party to keep the fun going! 

Join your friends and neighbours at the Trend Arlington Community Association (50 Bellman Drive) for an evening of music, free food and some dazzling pyrotechnics.

The event will run from 6pm - 10pm. Bring a lawn chair, bring something to drink, and bring a guitar and a song if you're feeling the Canada Day pride! We'll have a BBQ, a campfire, some music, and when it gets dark...FIREWORKS!!!

Trend Arlington Community Garage Sale

Come one, come all! The neighbourhood is holding our annual Community Garage Sale on May 13th from 8AM - 12PM. Residents from across the neighbourhood are encouraged to host their own yard/driveway/garage sale, and of course to visit everyone else's sales, too!

We also expect a lot of traffic from outside the neighbourhood, and some people come as early as possible, so let's get ready! 

If you have any questions, please contact the Trend Arlington Community Association president Sean Devine by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Announcing TACA\'s New Executive

The Trend Arlington Community Association is pleased to report that we had a successful Annual General Meeting on Tuesday November 29. There was a solid turnout of members from the community, who helped participate in the official business at hand, but heard several distinct and heart-warming perspectives on what an amazing community we’re fortunate to be a part of.

We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to outgoing directors Alison Harvey, Manuel Cruz, Caroline Crowe, and Stewart Kronberg for their long and dedicated service as members of the TACA Executive.

The members on hand nominated and appointed the following new leadership team for the Trend Arlington Community Association: Sean Devine (President), Mark Nyvlt (Vice-President), Julia Addison (Treasurer), Cristian Lambiri (Secretary), Heather Millar (Director-at-Large / Building Manager), and James O’Grady (Immediate Past President).

The new TACA Executive looks forward to continuing the history of service and engagement with our community.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Trend Arlington residents are invited to join us on Tuesday, November 29th for the Trend Arlington Community Association's 2016 Annual General Meeting.

This year's theme is "Trend Arlington: The First 45 years". We want to invite community members to share memories and stories of living and raising families in Trend Arlington over the past few decades. Residents are encouraged to share photos, videos, film clips, or anything you think local residents might enjoy. We expect it to be a memorable evening with lots of laughs. If you have a story you’d like to share please contact outgoing TACA President James O'Grady at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The meeting will be at 7:00pm at the Community Building at 50 Bellman. At this meeting we will briefly review TACA’s finances, elect a new TACA Executive, as well as extend our gratitude to departing members of the Executive. Refreshments will be served.

Notice of TACA Annual General Meeting

Trend Arlington residents are invited to join us on Tuesday, November 29th for the Trend Arlington Community Association's 2016 Annual General Meeting.

This year's theme is "Trend Arlington: The First 45 years". We want to invite community members to share memories and stories of living and raising families in Trend Arlington over the past few decades. Residents are encouraged to share photos, videos, film clips, or anything you think local residents might enjoy. We expect it to be a memorable evening with lots of laughs. If you have a story you’d like to share please contact outgoing TACA President James O'Grady at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The meeting will be at 7:00pm at the Community Building at 50 Bellman. At this meeting we will briefly review TACA’s finances, elect a new TACA Executive, as well as extend our gratitude to departing members of the Executive. Refreshments will be served.

October 25 Community Meeting: School Closures

The Trend Arlington Community Association (TACA) is hosting a community meeting to have a public discussion and seek input from community members on the proposed OCDSB school closures which will affect several schools in our neighbourhood, including the proposed closure of Greenbank Middle School.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday October 25th at 7:00pm, at the TACA Community Building, located at 50 Bellman. This meeting will be to prepare our community for the separate Public Meeting being hosted by the OCDSB on Thursday October 27th at 7:00pm, at Sir Robert Borden High School. For more info on the OCDSB meeting, please click here.

All members of the Trend Arlington community are welcome to the October 25th TACA meeting. This includes parents of school-age children, students, and community members who don't or no longer have children in the school system. The proposed school closures will have a significant impact on our community as a whole, and we wish to get widespread feedback and discussion on these important matters.

There is no need to RSVP, and we hope to see you there. 

October 25 Community Meeting: School Closures

The Trend Arlington Community Association (TACA) is hosting a community meeting to have a public discussion and seek input from community members on the proposed OCDSB school closures which will affect several schools in our neighbourhood, including the proposed closure of Greenbank Middle School.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday October 25th at 7:00pm, at the TACA Community Building, located at 50 Bellman. This meeting will be to prepare our community for the separate Public Meeting being hosted by the OCDSB on Thursday October 27th at 7:00pm, at Sir Robert Borden High School. For more info on the OCDSB meeting, please click here.

All members of the Trend Arlington community are welcome to the October 25th TACA meeting. This includes parents of school-age children, students, and community members who don't or no longer have children in the school system. The proposed school closures will have a significant impact on our community as a whole, and we wish to get widespread feedback and discussion on these important matters.

There is no need to RSVP, and we hope to see you there. 

Public Consultation: School Closures

We’re writing today to provide information about important consultations taking place, which have significant bearing on our community. Each of these consultations are open to the public, and we want to have many people from our neighborhood contributing to the discussion as possible. 

These consultations involve school closures and re-locations, as well as the location of the new hospital site. We invite you to take a few minutes to read about it in this email, and then to get involved. We’ve provided you with links and info below. 

SCHOOL CLOSURES & RE-LOCATIONS

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is proposing a number of school closures and re-locations, with some scenarios that would impact schools within our community. This is a critical matter that will have an impact on students, families, and our neighbourhoods, and so we hope that as many stakeholders as possible get involved. 

The OCDSB has launched a multi-phase consultation process, including an Online Community Engagement & Discussion, as well as a Public Meetings. Parents, students, and other stakeholders are invited to participate in both. 

The Online Community Engagement & Discussion phase consists of three stages: the Share stage, the Star stage, and the Discover stage. The Sharestage, in which participants are asked to answer three open-ended questions, ends October 9.

Please take a moment to register and participate in the first stage as soon as possible. Click here and then click the blue "Share Your Thoughts" button to register for online participation.

The Public Meetings phase will include one meeting for our district. The Western Area Public Meeting will take place on October 27, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, at Sir Robert Borden High School. The meeting is open to all who are interested. For more information click here.

 

TACA  
It's more than a community building.
It's about building community. 

TACA AGM 2015 - Dec. 1st, 7 - 9:30 pm

TACA's Annual General Meeeting is taking place this coming Tuesday, December 1st, from 7 - 9:30 pm. 

We are focusing on three things this year:

  • A Tree Forum to discuss the condition of our community trees with experts from the City, Eastern Ontario Arborists and Ferguson's Tree Farm in Kemptville 

More information about each of these events can found below or by clicking on the appropriate links. If you are interested in joining the TACA Executive, please contact James O’Grady at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (613) 883-7386. 

 

AGM Agenda 

6-7 pm -             Doors open, Mark Nyvlt on guitar (snacks and beverages will be provided)

7 - 7:10 pm -      Councillor Egli briefing

7:10 - 8 pm -      Tree Forum

8 - 8:30 pm -      Park Re-Naming contest

8:30 - 8:45 pm - BREAK

8:45 - 9:30 pm - AGM Business (Constitution ratification; Executive elections)

 

Contest to Re-name North-West Side of Trend-Arlington Park

The Trend-Arlington Community Association is holding a contest to re-name the north-west side of Trend-Arlington Park, formerly known as Trend Village Park or Space Park. Today, both Arlington Woods park and Trend Village park are designated as one park on the map, but originally they were two separate parks. With no physical connection between them, they serviced residents with different needs in our community.

TACA would like to return to the original intention of these parks and is asking for your help to select an appropriate name. To participate, please visit: http://www.trendarlington.ca/index.php/blog/134-space-park-contest 

 

Tree Forum: A discussion with the City and tree experts 

To build upon the progress we made in the spring with regard to protecting Arlington Woods from corner lot divisions, TACA has invited the City of Ottawa Forestry Department to come speak to us about what’s going on with trees in our neighbourhood. Since we’ve lost a lot of white pines over the last few years and because the Emerald Ash Borer beetle has killed all of our ash trees, we thought this would be a good time to host a tree forum.

In addition to the City, we have invited a local arborist to talk about tree care, as well as a representative from the Ferguson Tree Nursery in Kemptville to talk to us about growing and planting trees from seed. With the help of our residents, TACA would like to undertake a private tree growing and planting initiative to help strengthen the white pine forest in Arlington Woods. 

Interestingly, Arlington Woods was developed in 1970 out of an old growth white pine and beech tree forest that dates back to the great fire of 1870, which destroyed a great deal of Eastern Ontario, including 90% of Bells Corners. 

As it happens, the City of Ottawa and Tree Ottawa have engaged in an initiative to plant 1 Million trees in the Nation’s Capital in time for Canada’s 150th Anniversary in 2017. Therefore, this is an excellent time to explore all of our options to improve the health of the trees and forest in our community. 

 

Renewing TACA’s Constitution

Its been awhile since TACA updated its constitution. Our old constitution was typed up on legal size paper at least 30 years ago. The copy we have isn’t even dated! So, we have undertaken to bring TACA’s constitution up to date and to make some important changes to help us continue to serve the community to the best of our ability.

We would like your input before its ratification at the AGM. Please see our website for more information: TACA Constitution (changes tracked)

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Alert From Greenbank Community Police Centre

 

Issue:

Aggressive door to door sales people in the Trend Arlington Area.

It is important to understand that not every door to door salesperson is out to scam you; they may in fact represent a legitimate business.  Keep your guard up and use the below safety tips to assess if this is a scam or legitimate offer.


What can you do - Safety Tips:

  • Request to see their ID and check it closely
  • Be wary if they say “We’re from your current water heater provider, utility or local municipality”, “We need to see your current bills”, “We can replace your device free of charge”
  • Call the organization they’re representing to verify the information provided to you
  • Don’t let them inside your home under any circumstance
  • Request a pamphlet be left with you so that you can review it on your own time and make an informed decision.  Don’t be pressured to sign a contract on the spot.
  • If they are rude or insist on coming into your home, ask them to leave.  If they refuse call the police 613-230-6211

If you are uncomfortable with a situation:  Say no AND close the door.  It is not impolite it is your RIGHT!!


CONTACT:    

Cst Sue Wright
Greenbank Community Police Centre
1343 Meadowlands Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 2179
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Scam Alert

Following is a recent e-mail scam brought to the attention of our Neighbourhood Watch coordinators


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Subject:  Last Warning !!! Your monthly bill cannot be processed

We recently wrote to inform you that your last payment was declined. This is your second notice. We were unable to process your payment for your Rogers Service.

You must update your billing information immediately in order to avoid any interruption to your services.

You can update your billing information online simply by clicking the link below:


https://login.rogers.com/application=manage.online&gotonline/update%profile

Regards.
Rogers Communications

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You will also find the following sites useful:
 
Ottawa Police Services list of Common Scams

The Competition Bureau Canada's The Little Black Book of Scams