Stonebridge Community Association 2017 Spring Newsletter
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SPRING 2017 NEWSLETTER

What a great year 2016 was for our community! We ran some crowd-favorite programs like Just for Fun Soccer, hosted some great family events like Movie Night at the Park, and introduced a series of new community improvement initiatives with the support of city councillors. We're kicking off 2017 with a brand new website and some great programming, read on to learn more. 

Coming Soon: Newly Redesigned Website

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new SCA website. Coming this April, the new site will feature a fresh, new look and feel, improved navigation, responsive design, extended browser support and lots of new content.  

The website makes it easier for members and visitors to learn about the Stonebridge Community, find local businesses and stay up to date with the latest community developments and upcoming events. 

Some great new features include integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to facilitate communication with our members, convenient online registration for events and a new shopping cart with additional payment options. The site also features revamped membership profile pages, a business directory, an easy-to-use contact form and much more. 

Be sure to check in regularly for updates, new articles, newsletters, business announcements, updates to the business directory, and to interact with other members.

We’d love to hear from you, send us your feedback at web.administrator@stonebridgeca.com.

Orchard Park Assessment and Improvement

We want to hear from you! The SCA has created a subcommittee that is working with residents of the community who have concerns about the current state and the amenities provided by the newly built Orchard Park. Based on input received from residents, we will facilitate discussions with the appropriate entities to pursue future enhancements and ensure the park features align with the needs of the community.

To learn more or to join the discussion, email us at parks@stonebridgeca.com.

Coach Volunteers Needed

The Just for Fun Soccer Program is coming back this summer and we need your help! This program is available to children ages 3 to 9 and is run exclusively by volunteers. No coaching experience is required. The program runs for 6 weeks, on Thursdays from 5.30-6.30pm, May 18 - June 22. We need to secure 25 volunteers in order to run the program. Email us at soccer@stonebridgeca.com before April 7 to volunteer as a coach.

We Need Your Help!

Want to do some volunteering but don't know where to start? Our association is always looking for people to help with events, engage in community improvement programs and become SCA ambassadors as part the Street Rep Program. No matter what level of commitment, we have a job for you!

Interested in joining the board? We're looking to fill the role of Secretary, Director of Membership and Director of Business Sponsorship.

Email us at volunteering@stonebrigeca.com.

Kilbirnie Skating Rink: Until Next Time

Another great skating season has come to an end at Kilbirnie Park. And this year, as with previous years, we were fortunate to have a group of dedicated volunteers who contributed countless hours or hard work, day and night, to make it possible for all of us to enjoy this great Canadian activity, right at home. This year, thanks to our volunteers' dedication, we hit a new record and stayed open until the last day of winter.

Mark and Andy, thank you for your hard work and dedication, year after year. Our community is lucky to have you!

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The association's AGM is coming up on Thursday, April 6th at the Stonebridge golf club house. This is a great opportunity to meet the board, mingle with other residents, share your opinions and hear all about the great initiatives the association is working on in 2017.

This event is open to anyone in the community. Help us spread the word!

For more information, email us at events@stonebridgeca.com.

Reminders

  • Watch for billboards posted around the community for information about upcoming events.
  • Help us keep our community clean and beautiful by picking up after your pet and bringing your pet waste home.
  • Don't miss the Artists of Stonebridge current exhibit at City Hall. For details, visit www.artistsofstonebridge.com.
  • Just for Fun Soccer registration opens in April once coaching volunteers are secured.

Upcoming Events

 
April 6, Annual General Meeting 
April 29, Spring Parks Cleanup
May 18, Just for Fun Soccer begins
June 3, Stonebridge Garage Sale
June 18, Spring into Safety Event
June 24, Movie Night in the Park

For the complete list of events, visit www.stonebridgeca.com
 

Business Spotlight

Niraj Singhal, Real Estate Broker
As a lifelong resident of Ottawa, Niraj has a unique and in depth perspective on the Ottawa real estate market. He purchased his first property in 1999 and quickly realized the importance, value and impact of “home ownership” for the typical Ottawa family. Over the years, Niraj has developed an intimate knowledge of real estate “do’s and don’ts” from his personal experiences buying, selling and managing a variety of types of real estate including income properties, development sites, vacation homes and his own personal residences.

Today, Niraj and his family are proud to call Stonebridge home. He is an active supporter of the Community, and in 2014 he completed a 5 year term as a Director on the Stonebridge Community Association’s Board of Directors. He is a firm believer that families that opt to make Stonebridge home are choosing to make an investment in both real estate and quality of life. It is a Community unlike any other led by a strong Community Association, proud residents and the most valuable and picturesque real estate in Barrhaven.

www.thesinghalgroup.com
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