The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our plans this year (outlined below). The small executive team is still working in the background trying to kick-start community association activities. We always need your help. Please feel free to reach out via the contact link on the main page, by email, or Facebook messenger.
Association growth and management:
The KLCA will be launching a membership drive this year to support of our ongoing community efforts and activities. We need new members to assist as community volunteers and qualified people to serve as board members, area representatives, and others key roles. We will also be formalizing our By-laws. Important Update: Given the prevailing COVID-19 situation, our planned Annual General meeting will be postponed to the Fall.
Protecting our greenspace:
Greenspace protection is a key priority for the Kanata Lakes community. Alongside Kanata North Councillor Jenna Sudds and the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition, the KLCA remains committed to resisting Clublink’s proposal to re-develop the golf course and upholding the original 40% Agreement.
Building recreation opportunities:
Following the success of skating on the Beaverpond this winter, the board would like to work with the community and the city to explore opportunities to expand ad-hoc recreation activities for our community. Specific opportunities may include clearing the Kizell Pond trail system, enhancing maintenance of the Beaverpond for skating, and re-establishing the bike path.
Monitoring local development planning:
The KLCA is monitoring issues arising from the proposed Kanata Lakes North (KNL) development. We asked the city to re-establish the bike path that existed between the Beaverpond and the CN Rail line crossing, which was removed during KNL phase 9 construction.
We also work with Councillor Sudds and city planners to monitor 1) drainage issues in the area, which can cause problems with mosquitoes, and 2) issues arising from development (blasting, construction damage), which also impact our residents.
Promoting traffic safety and control:
We will continue advocating to keep Goulbourn Forced Road open even when the KNL new phases 7,8,9 are completed. We will also advocate for more roundabouts in new developments (instead of 4 way stops) and identify where roundabouts can be placed in current 4 way intersections. We continue monitoring any other traffic issues as they arise.
Supporting neighborhood security:
The KLCA continues supporting and assisting any areas/streets in Kanata Lakes that wish to establish a Neighborhood Watch Program and report any crime-related issues or concerns to the Ottawa Police Service.
Inspiring local youth:
The KLCA, in partnership with the Beaverbrook Library’s Teen Advisory Group program, launched the first Inspire Youth workshop in the ‘Careers Discovery’ series with a focus on science and technology-related fields. The program is under development this year and will start up again in 2022.. We are always looking for inspiring professionals to volunteer as guest speakers.