Outdoor rink: Call for adult volunteers and youth workers

The outdoor rink (ODR) season is approaching fast! We need at least 5 adult volunteers as well as up to 10 youth workers to maintain the rink. Youth workers are paid at the end of the year for the hours they put in.

A maintenance crew consists of two youth workers and one adult volunteer. Maintenance is done Sunday to Friday, 9-10 pm, during the ODR season, weather permitting. The season typically lasts 8 – 10 weeks.  Maintenance involves scraping the ice surface to remove all snow, followed by flooding. Youth workers are responsible for scraping, while the adult volunteer runs the snow blowers and flood with the hose.

Training is provided for those who are new to rink maintenance.

Adult volunteers are also needed to open the skate shack and supervise while it is open.
No adult supervision = closed skate shack.

Interested?

Contact Steven McAvoy at steven.mcavoy@qualicum.org

Meet the Candidates for College Ward – Monday October 17th 7-8:30pm

The QGPCA is hosting an evening with the candidates for College Ward on Monday October 17th 7 -8.30 pm at the Qualicum Community Centre at 48 Nanaimo Dr.

The candidates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and speak about their priorities.
Members of the community will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their concerns.

Refreshments will be served.

Voting Day is Monday October 24th.

Candidates in College Ward are:
Wendy Davidson
Vilteau Delvas
Laine Johnson
Granda Kopytko
Pat McGarry

QGPCA Kids’ Club Accepting Applications for Youth Staff

Do you enjoy working with children? Are you a student in grade 7 – 12 who lives or attends school near the Qualicum Community Centre?  Are you available after school at least one day a week for about an hour and a half?

If you answered yes to all three questions, apply to work at the QPGCA Kids’ Club after school program!

Applications for positions with the Youth Staff of the QGPCA Kids’ Club are currently being accepted. Forms should be completed by the applicant and returned to Sarah Sumner, Program Director, either in her mailbox at 2672 Hickson Crescent, or at 48 Nanaimo Drive from 2:30 – 5:30 pm on weekdays until June 30. Youth Staff Application Form 

Once your completed application has been received, you will be contacted for an interview.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Sumner, Kids’ Club Program Director, at sarah.sumner@qualicum.org.

Update – Rink status

UPDATE – MARCH 7, 2022 – the ORD is now closed for the season.

UPDATE – FEB 7, 2022 – ODR is now open.

Original Feb 2, 2022 message is below.

Due to the warm weather and to preserve the ice and prolong the skating season, the outdoor rink is CLOSED. Please refrain from use as this causes damage to the ice. Note the lights have been turned off.
Also, with the forecast for upcoming snow, the ODR will remain closed until accumulation is removed. Stay tuned for further “Call for Volunteers” to assist w/ snow removal, depending on amount of snow received.

Outdoor rink: Call for volunteers

Outdoor rink: Call for volunteers

The outdoor rink (ODR) season is upon us! This year we need 3 adult volunteers as well as youth workers to fill in the gaps left by those not returning. The adult volunteers and youth workers are responsible for rink maintenance. A maintenance crew consists of two youth workers and one adult volunteer.

Maintenance is done Sunday to Friday, 9-10 pm, during the ODR season, weather permitting. The season typically lasts 8 – 10 weeks.

Maintenance efforts involve scraping the ice surface to remove all snow, followed by flooding. Youth workers are responsible for scraping, while the adult volunteer runs the snow blowers and flood hose.

Training is provided for those who are new to rink maintenance.

Interested?

Interested adult volunteers and youth workers should contact rink@qualicum.org

Virtual Open House on the Functional Design for Richmond Rd’s Renewal – Monday, December 13  at 6:30PM

Virtual Open House  – Monday, December 13  at 6:30PM

The City of Ottawa is planning a renewal of Richmond Road in the section between Bayshore Drive and Pinecrest Road.  The renewal will involve a resurfacing of the top layer of roadway asphalt, the improvement of sidewalks from many sections of asphalt to concrete, and the addition of facilities for cycling.  While this section of Richmond Road is not adjacent to QGP, it is along the most direct route for our residents to bike or drive to the commercial district at Lincoln Heights and to other destinations closer to downtown.

Bike Ottawa has been part of the public advisory committee for this project.  Preliminary plans have shown a mixture of on-road lanes and raised cycle tracks for people who bicycle.  Bike Ottawa have been requesting that cycle tracks should be the default facility, due to their better separation from motor vehicles.  It remains to be seen what will be in the plans presented on December 13th, and so QGP residents who cycle are encouraged to attend the virtual open house and voice their support for cycle tracks and other measures to foster safety for vulnerable road users.

The open house is being hosted by Bay Ward Councillor Theresa Kavanagh. For further background and for details on how to register for the open house, please go to:
https://www.baywardbulletin.ca/virtual-open-house-on-the-functional-design-for-richmond-rds-renewal/.

Your local cycling advocates may be reached for this and any other cycling topic by e-mail at ward8_at_bikeottawa.ca, where the “_at_” is replaced by @.