Two graves on the grassy lot at the northeast corner of Bank Street and Analdea Drive are leftovers from a Methodist Cemetery, which was once connected to a Methodist church. The church closed in the 1930s and was sold to the Women’s Institute in 1940 to serve as a community centre until the Fred Barrett Arena opened in 1969. The church was eventually torn down, and over the years the graves – with the exception of the two that remain – were relocated to the Johnston’s Corners cemetery on Albion Road south of the OLG Casino. This fact was researched and submitted by Randy Ray, a Findlay Creek resident and co-author of nine books about Canada. For more trivia, please visit: www.triviaguys.com.
Brad Nixon, FCCA Board member who oversees transportation issues around Findlay Creek, attended the Public Advisory Committee meeting held July 10. Here is the presentation, and the (draft) discussion notes, from the meeting. The next of three committee meetings will take place in the Fall. Should you have any comments, please send them to Brad at transportation@FindlayCreek.ca.
· Between about 06:30 and 07:30, two trips that currently start from Bridlepath and Albion at 07:15 and 07:45 will be extended to start from Leitrim Station at about 06:47 and 07:17. This will increase Route 144 service in the peak hour from Findlay Creek from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes.
· Between about 16:00 and 17:30, four trips that currently end at Queensdale and Conroy will be extended further south to Leitrim Station, increasing the service to Findlay Creek from every 30 minutes to every 15 minutes.
Kids 4-10 are invited to take part in the City of Ottawa’s Park-ticipate program on Mondays, from 2-3 p.m. at Diamond Jubilee Park. Themed program activities include crafts, games and sports.
June 30 Canada & Soccer, July 7 Pirates,
July 14 Flying Adventures, July 21 A Bug’s life,
July 28 Rainbow & Colours, August 5 Dinosaurs,
August 11 Shooting Stars, August 18 Best of the Best
For more information, call 613-824-0819.