VOLUME 4, ISSUE 29: August, 17 2018


Week in Review!


New Automated External Defibrillator at the Greely Community Centre
As always, safety is one of my top priorities as a City Councillor. I am a strong advocate for Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in public spaces. This week, Paramedic Services Staff delivered the AED equipment I requested for the Greely Community Centre (GCC). You will find the AED equipment at the main entrance of the GCC! Thank you to the many senior residents, community groups, and recreation groups who came to me with concerns over the lack of AED equipment. Greely and the community centre have grown significantly over the last few years, running a great number of programs and activities daily for seniors and children alike. It is not only safer, but also comforting for the community to have one of these life-saving devices right at the entrance in case of an emergency! Read more about the new AED equipment at the Greely Community Centre here.


15th Annual Plowing Fore a Cure
It was a great day at the 15th Annual “Plowing Fore A Cure” golf tournament at Emerald Links Golf course! There was great weather and with lots of support from local businesses, organizations, and individuals who played golf with proceeds going to the Winchester and Kemptville Hospitals. The silent auction tables had amazing items with a little bit of something for everyone. It was nice to meet the new Queen of the Furrow, Ashley, who helped at the event and supported the cause. Thanks to the organizers for a terrific event!


Metcalfe Fair Annual Appreciation BBQ
The Metcalfe Fair hosted their annual Appreciation BBQ this week, and it was packed! The attendees enjoyed a social evening to relax before the fair begins on September 27th. It was great catching up the community and with friends.


Stagecoach Road: Shoulders Are Getting Paved in the Village of Enniskery
It had come to my attention that when they finished the resurfacing on Stagecoach Road, the shoulders along the road in the village of Enniskerry were not paved. After speaking with the Mayor, City Manager and the Roads Department, I was given approval for the intersection of Stagecoach & Snake Island Road (going North) to have 750 meters of paved shoulders on Stagecoach in the village! This stretch of paved shoulders on Stagecoach in the village of Enniskerry will successfully connect with the bike lanes that run along Snake Island road, providing residents will a safe and accessible way to walk, bike or commute in the area.


Open Door
As always, I had a great Open Door this week! Among many residents who stopped by were Jacob & Jason, who spoke to me about their ideas on recycling management at the Fall Feast Pig Roast in Metcalfe next month. Make sure to purchase your tickets! They were by far my youngest and brightest visitors. I look forward to seeing more residents next week at the Metcalfe Office from 1-5pm for my Open Door.


FEATURE BUSINESS: High Energy Gas & Wood 
High Energy Gas & Wood is a locally owned and operated business that has recently relocated to Metcalfe. The deKleer family has been serving customers in and around the Metcalfe area for 20 years and has built up quite a loyal and satisfied customer base. Their main business is the Sales, Service and Installation of Gas and Wood Stoves and Fireplaces, and they also install furnaces, pool heaters and air conditioning units. They will have their official store opening at 8227 Victoria St in Metcalfe on Saturday, September 22nd. Stop by and visit their new store!


The City’s Election-Related Resources Policy prohibits Members of Council who are seeking re-election in a municipal election from using their office budgets to sponsor newsletters, advertisements, flyers or householders during the 60-day period leading up to and including Voting Day, with very few exceptions. In order to comply with the ERRP, I will not be issuing any newsletters between August 23rd 2018 and October 22nd inclusively.


What’s Happening in the Osgoode Ward

THIS WEEKEND: Councillor Darouze’s 3rd Annual FREE BBQ for Vernon
Join me for my 3rd Annual Free BQQ for the Village of Vernon! from 11:30AM-1:00PM this Saturday August 18th at the Vernon Storytelling Festival, stop by my booth for free hot dogs & water. Hope to see you there!


Ward 20 Day at the Ottawa Champions
Osgoode Ward 20 Day at the Ottawa Champions is Sunday, August 26th! Make sure to come see our feature Ward 20 businesses and groups before the game at 12:30pm, including Bobby B Productions, Metcalfe Agricultural Society, Vibration Studios, Bytown Ukulele Group and the Vernon Ukulele Group. The game starts at 1:35pm. Purchase tickets at www.ottawachampions.com using promo codes: WARD20ADULT ($12); WARD20SENIOR [55+] ( $10)​; WARD20YOUTH ($5).


3rd Annual Fall High Tea
Mark your calendars! It’s soon that time of year again. Come to the Metcalfe Town Hall for Osgoode Ward's 3rd Annual Fall Tea on October 4th from 1 to 3pm. High tea and desserts will be served by the Greely Lions & Volunteer Firefighters, with live music by Spencer Scharf. It’s a delightful afternoon, and I’d love to see you there!


Tickets for Fall Feast in the Park Pig Roast
Get your tickets for the Metcalfe Community Association’s Fall Feast happening Saturday, September 22nd from 3pm to 6pm. Tickets are limited, and they are by pre-sale only. Don’t miss this delicious pig roast with all the fixings!


3rd Annual Haunted House
Join Councillor Darouze for his 3rd Annual Haunted House! Saturday, October 27th from Noon to 3pm. There will be pumpkin decorating, games & activities, loot bags, cookie decorating, and more. It will be bigger and SPOOKIER than ever! The event is in collaboration with Rural South Recreation, the Greely Library, and the Greely Lions. There will be the Greely Lions Canteen open for purchases. Don't forget to wear your costume!


Registration Open for Fall and Winter Recreation
Registration for fall and winter recreation programs has started! You can register your child by phone (613-580-2588) or online here http://ow.ly/6Pzu30lpVnC.


UPCOMING: Metcalfe Fair
The Metcalfe Fair runs September 27th to 30th this year. 2018 will mark the 162nd anniversary of this fall tradition, held annually in the Village of Metcalfe. Don’t miss it! See their website for details on the events and competitions taking place.


UPCOMING SOON: Mural Launch Party in Osgoode
The launch of the community mural is almost here! We would like to invite all community members to come out for the unveiling of the community mural at Vibration Studios on Saturday August 25th at 2pm. The mural will feature the past and present of Osgoode, painted by the youth of Osgoode with the help of the owners at Vibration Studios. The launch party will feature O-YA's leadership camp youth and their pop up snack stands!


Registration Open for Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery School
Metcalfe Cooperative Nursery School registration is open now for part-time Toddler (18m +) and Preschool Programs starting in September. For more info on programming, please email metcalfenursery@gmail.com or visit their Facebook Page.



  • Free Well Water Testing by Ottawa Public Health
    • Don't forget to pickup some testing bottles to have your well water tested for free by Ottawa Public Health! Bottles can be picked up in the lobby of the Metcalfe Town Hall. Samples can be dropped off at the Metcalfe Client Service Centre Tuesdays from 8:30am - 4:30pm. You can find other drop off locations here: https://bit.ly/2IraN4H
  • Osgoode Emergency Food Cupboard
    • Drop off your donations on the first Saturday of every month at the All Saints Anglican Church in Greely! From 9am to 11am (Saturday August 4th, Saturday September 1st, and Saturday October 6th) at 7103 Parkway Road.
  • Visit the Metcalfe Farmers’ Market
    • Saturdays now through to October at the Metcalfe Fairgrounds between 9am-1pm. See what each vendor has to offer!
  • The Osgoode Township Museum
    • The Osgoode Township Museum will be closed from Jun 16th until August 31st for a major roof renovation. All summer camps will be held in the Vernon Recreation Centre and the Vernon Baptist Church. To see all their fun activities and programs planned, see their website!


What’s Happening in the City

Transportation Committee Approves Gateway Signage
Earlier this week at Transportation committee, the New Gateway Signage Initiative was approved, and will head to Council for final approval on August 29th. To read more on what this initiative is and what it means for our community, see my website here.


Early Bird Registration for GLAD Cleaning Up the Capital
The City of Ottawa and GLAD are pleased to announce that early bird registration is open for the GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign, which will take place from September 15 to October 15. Visit ottawa.ca/clean, or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) to register your cleanup. The interactive map will show you which locations have already been claimed, and the online registration form will allow you to choose your own project site and indicate the cleanup supplies that you need. Volunteers who register before September 14th will have a chance to win some awesome prizes!



  • City Of Ottawa Hiring Election Workers
    • The City of Ottawa is hiring election workers for a variety of positions at voting places throughout the city on October 12 and 22. Visit http://ottawa.ca/vote and fill out an Election Worker application today here.
  • Submit Nominations for Order of Ottawa
    • Nominations for the Order of Ottawa are now being accepted until Friday, September 7th at 11:59pm. Give someone the recognition they deserve. Details here.
  • Rural Shopper’s Bus
    • Rural residents can use the FREE Shoppers' Bus routes 301-305 once a week service from rural communities to urban shopping destinations, arriving at urban shopping centers around 10 am and leave at 2:30 pm. For more information, please visit Rural Shoppers Routes.



You can contact me at my office 613-580-2490 or by email at George.Darouze@ottawa.ca.