It has been brought to my attention that there are concerns city wide with garbage dumping. Garbage is being left in or beside the privately rented garbage bins of businesses and at construction sites. I would like to encourage residents to use their diversion bins such as the blue, black and green bins in order to minimize the amount of garbage they accumulate. For more information, please visit the Solid Waste Collection section of my website under the Community tab.
OUT AND ABOUT
I enjoyed attending the Live at Boston Pizza Benefit Concert for the Kanata Haven Youth Centre last week. In addition to a wonderful evening of music, Ashley Crnic performed her new single, Change My World, which was written as part of the youth centre’s Not Alone! Youth Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Project.
I had the honour of participating alongside Helene Campbell and Dr. Donald Chow at the wrap up ceremony for the DFAIT 2012 fundraising campaign for the United Way. I would like to thank Artur M. Wilczynski for the opportunity to participate, and a special thanks to everyone who donated to the United Way.
I was proud to participate once again in OC Transpo’s annual Fill the Bus Campaign that benefits Ottawa area food banks including the Kanata Food Cupboard. Special thanks to all of the residents who donated at Laura’s Independent Grocer and the Great Canadian Superstore.
It was a pleasure visiting with the Holy Trinity Catholic High School’s Trinity Pit Stop Theatre Company during the rehearsal of their upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The theatre company has a reputation of putting on professional pieces of theatre and this production is sure to exceed expectations.
I would like to thank all of those who joined me, in partnership with the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, for a screening of the movie Bully. The movie was followed by a discussion of bullying prevention and intervention with a dynamic panel of experts.
Dec. 15-24: The Kanata Seniors Council will again conduct a Christmas wrapping service at the Hazeldean Mall. The gift wrap service this year will run for 10 days from Saturday, Dec. 15, through Monday, Dec. 24. Each day the wrap will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is a major fund raiser for the Seniors Council and the profits go back to benefit seniors in our community.
Dec. 15: Please stop by our local Beer Store on Eagleson road to donate to the 25th annual Running on Empties fundraising event. I will be on hand in the afternoon to help the Christmas Exchange Program while they collect empties and financial donations to help families and individuals in need.
Jan. 26: Elizabeth Manley and a number of her talented friends are performing a spectacular skating show at Scotiabank Place on January 26th, 2013. A portion of the proceeds will go to D.I.F.D and the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa. For tickets, please visit www.elizabethmanleyandfriends.com.
WORKING FOR KANATA SOUTH
It is my privilege to serve as your councillor and to be a strong voice on the issues that affect you and your family at City Hall. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email: Allan.Hubley@ottawa.ca. You can also visit my website for more information: www.councillorallanhubley.ca or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23.