After a LONG time without, Bells Corners is getting a Brownie unit again!
Guiding is an important programme for girls, and a unit leader with 14 years of experience named Dee is making it happen in Bells Corners. A Brownie group (girls aged 7-8) will have its inaugural meeting at the Westcliffe community building, Mon. Sept. 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
BUT it won’t happen unless a second leader steps forward to help Dee – the organization’s rules spells out the ratio of girls to adults and it won’t be met unless one more person helps out.
No experience is necessary and you don’t have to be a mom – just email Dee or phone her at 613 288-4990 if you want more info or if you know of any girls who might want to join. (Dee gave me permission to post her coordinates here.)
The new 4th Bells Corners Brownies unit is part of Girl Guides of Canada, a 102-year-old not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing guidance, programming, skills, camping and more to Canadian girls and women.
Within the Girl Guides of Canada, there are Sparks (ages 5-6, no unit in Bells Corners), Brownies (ages 7-8), Guides (ages 9-11, no unit in Bells Corners) and Pathfinders (there is a unit in Bells Corners at the Lynwood community building).
The Dairy Queen rises from the ashes! No, it won’t be moving back to its original location on the site now occupied by the Emmanuel Alliance Church.
You’ve heard the rumours about a Swiss Chalet occupying the space across from Starfries? Forget it!
Since the Stillwater Creek Retirement Residence owns the church many thought that they would buy the dilapidated Dairy Queen and Timmys buildings and expand their lucrative business.
But the truth is that the Dairy Queen will be opening up again after extensive renovations! The lease hasn’t been signed yet but it’s all but a done deal. The new boss already has Dairy Queens in Kanata and Barrhaven, so look for a more tightly run ship.
Somebody knocked over the wooden fence at the Stinson entrance to
Hillside Park Donoghue Memorial Park.
I’m still not getting home delivery of the EMC (there’s almost no Bells Corners news but Nevil Hunt and Laura Mueller are good journalists) but a mountain of junk mail has started arriving on my doorstep. When I saw the guy I said I didn’t want it, but it’s still coming – how do I turn off the tap?
This mystery trophy has appeared in Lynwood Park. Looks like someone’s been partying after curfew, but compared to other summers, it’s been fairly quiet apart from a few acts of outrageous vandalism.
Had your bike ripped off? This abandoned Supercycle was spotted yesterday, and I heard of at least one other stolen bicycle this week.