The Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa (FCA), an umbrella organization of Ottawa community associations, has awarded their inaugural Award for Media Excellence to OSCAR contributor Ed Kucerak. The award was for “Excellence in-depth reporting on 2017 municipal/ neighbourhood issues”, and was given for a two-article report Ed wrote for the May 2017 OSCAR. The winning articles looked at the public consultation on Brewer Park’s renewal. The report, comprising two separate articles, included many photographs and interviews with both Councillor David Chernushenko and local residents.
Brewer Park Community Garden will be hosting a seedling sale on the May long weekend! Please stop by the garden (located in Brewer Park across from the arena) to buy some seedlings and say hello! We will have tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers (hot and sweet), leeks, and basil for sale at very reasonable prices. All proceeds will go towards the maintenance of our amazing biodome structure, which allows us to extend the growing season into the spring and fall.
The building perched on the edge of Brewer Pond has been demolished as of December 2017. The pavilion once served as the canteen and change-area for the beach at Brewer Pond.
In March 2017, the City of Ottawa’s Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department, along with Councillor David Chernushenko’s office, hosted the first public consultation for the future renewal of Brewer Park. Well over 100 residents took part, providing comments, suggestions and hopes for the future of the Park over the next five to 15 years.
Originally published in the May 2017 OSCAR.
The first public consultation on Brewer Park’s renewal, which took place on March 23, 2017, demonstrated that the community truly cares about the park’s future. An overwhelming number of local residents turned out to the meeting, all eager to provide their feedback and input.
The meeting was an initial step that marked the start of a multi-year process of listening, planning, seeking funding and then implementing the re-development of the park.
Saturday, May 5, 2015 saw many volunteers join the Community Tree Planting Day at Brewer Park as part of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Brewer Park Pond Restoration Project. The re-constructed pond will evolve over time with the new vegetation.