AVCA’s February Meeting Postponed for Community Safety Resource Night

Hello Neighbours,

Please note: AVCA’s February meeting has been postponed to Tuesday February 27th at 7pm.

In response to the alarming uptick of shootings in our part of the city, a Ward 18 Community Safety Resource Night will be held tomorrow evening (Tuesday February 20th) starting at 6:30pm at Sainte-Geneviève Church 825 Canterbury Ave.

To support the goals of the Ward 18 Community Safety Resource Night, we have moved our AVCA meeting to Tuesday February 27th at 7pm. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

We encourage you and your neighbours to consider joining the us at this unique event, to share and learn how we can continue to use and our enhance our ongoing community-based approaches to crime prevention in our neighbourhoods.

Next week, please join us for our AVCA meeting Tuesday February 27th at 7pm, Rideau Park United Church. February’s agenda items and discussions will include the following topics:

Our Next Steps:

  • Heron Gate Secondary Plan (Major Neighbourhood Redevelopment)
  • Federal Study Centre Update
  • Crime Prevention and Community Safety
  • Awesome Alta Vista Weekend (Events and Theme)
  • Rooming Houses and Bunkhouses Zoning Bylaw Review
  • AIRBnB Concerns

If there is an emerging item you wish to see included on this or a future AVCA agenda, please feel to contact me directly at avcapresident@gmail.com.

We hope to see you tomorrow or next week!

Respectfully yours,

Clinton Cowan

President, Alta Vista Community Association


E-Waste Collection Day – June 10

Alta Vista School Council Presents:
E-Waste Collection Day

Date: Saturday, June 10 – the day of the Awesome Alta Vista Garage Sale
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Alta Vista Public School, 1349 Randall Ave


In partnership with the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES), we will be collecting all types of old electronics such as: display devices, monitors and televisions, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, telephones, cell phones and pagers.  These can be brought to the school parking lot and dropped in our bin.

Please note … we are staying open an hour later than the garage sales are scheduled to run – so if you are holding a garage sale, and you have some electronics that you were not able to sell, please come see us to get rid of them.


And the school gets some fundraising dollars based on the weight of items collected.

There is so much awesomeness in this collaboration – it is a win-win-win!

For more information, check out our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/avschoolcouncil

Brain Health Forum – May 3

Posted on behalf of St. Pat’s.

On Wednesday, May 3, St. Patrick’s High School and St. Patrick’s Intermediate School are hosting a Brain Health Forum, funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Education.

This event will take place at St. Patrick’s High School (2525 Alta Vista Drive…corner of Alta Vista Dr. and Heron Rd.) starting at 6 p.m. There will be information booths from several Ottawa-area organizations focusing on the symptoms and preventative techniques associated with brain-health related issues.

Present, as well, will be guest speakers from the Brain Injury Association of the Ottawa Valley and Epilepsy Ottawa.

Complimentary childcare will be provided. We hope you can join us!

To register, please access this link:



Free mindfullness workshops for kids

On behalf of the Alta Vista Public School Council, you are warmly invited to attend the first in a three part series on supporting our kids social and emotional development. The sessions are free and no registration is required. Please see attached for additional information.

This Thursday, February 23rd, Julia Kurzawa will provide a two hour training workshop on Mindmasters, a toolkit developed by CHEO to teach children mindfulness, relaxation and positive thinking strategies that can help them with emotional regulation – no stress relief.

The session will be held at Alta Vista Public School’s main gym, starting promptly at 7 pm and ending at 9 pm. Please arrive at 6:50 to allow us to start on time, and a few minutes earlier if you plan to drop off children at the free childminding being provided.

We look forward to seeing you and request that you share this invitation with friends.
Cheshmak Farhoumand-Sims and Catherine Griffin

Mindfulness Workshop Flyer (PDF)