This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week and many different events have taken place to support those in our communities who are undertaking to start new businesses in Ottawa. I was happy to participate in the launch of In-TAC (International Talent Acquisition Centre). In-TAC will connect Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), with talented, internationally educated professionals (IEPs), to help them expand globally and integrate business and entrepreneur immigrants into the local business community - a one-stop shop.
On Friday, Nov. 16, GO-GETTER, a networking event for entrepreneurs, is being held at the Main Library (120 Metcalfe St.) from noon to 1 p.m. For information and to register email business@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca
SANTA’S COMING TO KANATA ON SATURDAY
The annual Santa Claus Parade in Kanata is on Saturday, Nov. 17. Bring your food or cash donations for the Kanata Food Cupboard to the parade, which starts at Castlefrank and Terry Fox in Glen Cairn, and ends at the Hazeldean Mall. This community parade features floats, bands, community groups, politicians (including myself) and, of course, Santa Claus.
KANATA NORTH BUSINESS PARK BIA’s AGM NOV. 20
4 p.m. registration, 4:30 p.m. meeting, the Marshes, 320 Terry Fox Dr.
Representatives of businesses in the Kanata North Business Park are urged to attend the founding meeting of their new Business Improvement Area (BIA) to approve bylaws, elect a board of directors and approve the first budget. There will be recommendations for board membership from the nominating committee, and in addition, interested members can be nominated from the floor. If more than 11 are nominated, then an election will take place. Visit www.kanatanorthbia.ca for more information.
WINTER SNOW RESTRICTIONS are in effect from Nov. 15 to April 1. When 7 cm, or more, of snow are forecast, then parking on the street overnight is prohibited. Vehicles parked on the street when a restriction is in effect will be ticketed, even if it does not snow. You can get a free email or Twitter notification of the start and end of any restricted period by registering at www.ottawa.ca.
Keep in mind that snow may be removed from city streets even when no snow is forecast. When day-time or night-time snow removal operations are planned, temporary “no parking” snow removal signs will be posted before snow removal begins. Vehicle owners are reminded not to park on streets where temporary “no parking” snow removal signs are placed. Vehicles parked during planned snow removal will be ticketed and towed to a nearby street. This restriction applies to all vehicles.
REMEMBRANCE DAY - A large crowd was at the Kanata Cenotaph on Remembrance Day to remember the thousands of Canadians who have given their life to protect our freedoms. Thank you to members of the Kanata Legion for organizing such a moving ceremony.
FLU CLINIC – After viewing the Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 17, stop at All Saints High School on Kanata Ave before 3:30 p.m. to get a flu shot for yourself and your family.
NOVEMBER IS OSTEOPOROSIS MONTH, and this year the importance of nutrition for bone health is being stressed. On Nov. 30, many restaurants are featuring meals that help keep strong bones. The participating restaurant in Kanata is Poco Pazzo at 854 March Rd. For more information go to http://www.nof.org/
NEXT WARD COUNCIL MEETING is on Monday, Nov. 26.