By Irene Staron, MVCA President
Updates on residential development in the village available online
Many of you are expressing interest in the residential developments planned for the Village, in particular the proposed apartment projects. While we’ve received no new information about the planned developments at 1185 Beaverwood, 4386 Rideau Valley Drive, 5497 Manotick Main since our March 21 update, we can share the City’s answer to one resident’s inquiry as to how the City notifies residents. As dictated by the City’s Planning Act, all properties within 120 metres of a proposed development will receive a notification in the mail regarding the applications submitted, signs are posted on the property to notify members of the community not located within the notification area, and information is posted on the City’s DevApps website https://devapps.ottawa.ca/en and circulated to Community Groups which have registered to receive notification. The MVCA is one such community group. If you’ve missed an update or wish to learn more we invite you to visit our Planning and development page on the Manotickvca.org website and view the summaries and links to the applications and plans on the City’s site. https://www.manotickvca.org/planning-development
Transportation Master Plan
We are in the process of updating the MVCA website with the Manotick projects on the City’s Active Transportation List and will keep you posted with additional information as it becomes available. Visit https://www.manotickvca.org/transportation-master-plan
Guiderail Replacement on Bankfield Road
Residents using Bankfield Road may have noticed roadworks recently. The City’ Asset Management Group identified several locations where existing guiderails needed to be repaired and installed. The work was carried out at night to provide a safer operation to motorists and other road users.
Spring Alert – High water level reminder
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority advisory – residents on the flood plain to prepare for possible flooding over the next few weeks due to mild weather, precipitation levels and above-normal water levels in upper watershed lakes. Caution is advised near the river to keep children and pets safe. For preparedness recommendations go to RVCA website https://tinyurl.com/vb6fv95a
Interested in learning more about projects the City is working on? Go to https://engage.ottawa.ca/
to find support documents, timelines, opportunities to share opinions and find contact information for City Staff on specific projects. While the MVCA focuses on projects relevant to our community, you may wish to have your say on projects such as Landsdowne Park 2.0 or the future of the proposed baseball stadium.
Around the Village
Village Spring Clean Up
The Kiwanis Club of Manotick will once again be coordinating a Village clean up in the coming weeks. A date will be confirmed once outdoor conditions allow (snow melts). Stay tuned for more details when available.
ROSSS’ NEW Program
ROSSS is now offering Home Maintenance workers for local seniors to assist with home maintenance tasks such as replacing light bulbs, hanging shelves, small gardening jobs, repairing dripping taps, shoveling sidewalks, and more! Cost is $32 an hour. All ROSSS employees are insured and have their Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check. Call 613 692-4697 for more information or to book.
Dickinson Days 2023 (June 2,3,4)
One of Manotick’s most beloved annual events returns! Organized by the Kiwanis Club of Manotick. If you plan to participate in the parade on the Friday evening, please contact Neil Usher at firstname.lastname@example.org The Crafter’s Market on Saturday is a destination for everyone on Dickinson Days weekend. Registration is now open for booths that day https://forms.gle/1YjJ3226qbs8GN767
Interested in becoming a sponsor or partner for the event? Please contact the organizers email@example.com
April 13 – Babytime – Manotick Public Library – for parents or caregivers with babies (under 18 mos) to enjoy stories, songs and activities. For details visit https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en
April 15 – Garden Art Workshop hosted by Manotick Horticultural Society. Find out more on their website https://manotickhorticulturalsociety.com/
April 15 – Watson’s Mill Used Book Store opens for the season! Used books, jigsaw puzzles, audio books, CDs, and DVDs at the store all donated by the public. Proceeds are used for operations of the Store, Watson’s Mill and Dickinson House. https://watsonsmill.com/bookstore/
April 19 – Growing Mushrooms at Home Workshop hosted by Manotick Horticultural Society. Interested? Go to https://manotickhorticulturalsociety.com/
April 20 – Fitness on a Park Bench hosted by Manotick & Area Culture Arts and Wellness (MACAW). For details visit https://www.manotickmacaw.com/
April 21 & 23 – Inspirations Art Show & Sale Manotick Art Association at the Manotick Curling Centre. This independently juried, Fine Art Show offers a selection of high-quality artwork from forty local artists. For more information go to https://manotickart.ca/
April 22 – Spring Tea at Dickinson House 1:30 pm. Reservations required. Contact 613-692-6455
April 22 – Progressive Euchre Tournament at the Manotick Legion Branch #314. The 4th Saturday of the month. 12:30 pm registration. Play begins at 1:00 pm. $10 per person. All entry fees will be paid out. Contact Dan Spitzig firstname.lastname@example.org
April 29 – Spring Fling hosted by Manotick BIA. Say hello to spring at this one day community event of shopping in the village, demonstrations, music, activities and more. https://manotickvillage.com/event/manotick-village-spring-fling/
May 5-7, 12-14 – ITR Presents “The One Act Play That Goes Wrong”. Tickets are on sale through their website https://www.itrtheatre.com/shows
May 6 – Manotick Musicale supporting Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS). There are two shows this year 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. This year’s theme is Fabulous Fifties. For tickets contact ROSSS https://rosss.ca/
Friday afternoon Euchre at Manotick United Church – free drop-in. No experience necessary.
Free Puzzle Swap at Manotick United Church every Friday from 10 – noon.
Youth of Manotick Association (YOMA) – Celebrating 10 years YOMA offers social programs and activities for youth in the area in Grades 4-12. We also have volunteer opportunities, special events and outings. Sign up for our weekly newsletter, visit the website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. https://www.yoma.c