Sustain Kanata North volunteers are focused on projects related to Local Food, Energy Conservation and Active Transportation.
Upcoming Workshops and Events
Basic Bike Maintenance
May 30, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Beaverbrook Public Library
2500 Campeau Dr, Kanata, ON K2K 2W3
Pedal Play – Mobile Bike Rodeo
Pedal Play is back again this year! Join in the fun on Sunday, June 4th from 1pm to 4 pm. Groups of children (6+), youth, and adults will be led by instructors along community streets and pathways with stops at fun ‘safety activity’ stations along the way.
You and your family will learn a wide range of skills including how to use hand signals, how to share multiuse pathways, how to change gears when climbing a hill, and how to safely navigate roundabouts and crossovers. You also can learn how to check your helmet for the correct fit and the ABCs of basic bike check.
The 6-km route starts and ends in Beaverbrook at W. Erskine Johnston Public School with stops at Ecole St. Remi, the Beaverpond, and All Saints Catholic High School.
Active Transportation Projects
Kanata North Cycling Map
Sustain Kanata North has helped produce the Kanata North Cycling Map along with volunteers Transportation Action Committee Kanata-North (TACK.) The map is available at the Beaverbrook Library, the Richcraft Recreation Centre, and at TACK-N.ca. Work is progressing on the second edition, and we hope to have it available in fall 2017.
Cycle In Kanata North
On May 4th 2016, five teams of commuter cyclists travelled from different directions into the Kanata North business park. As they travelled they recorded their observations and noted problems which have been compiled into the “Cycle In Kanata North Report.”
Bike repair station at Beaverbrook Library
A new bike repair station is being installed at the Beaverbrook Library. There will be tools to change your tire, a pump to add air, and a stand to make fixing your bicycle easy.
Food and Water Projects
Tom Thomson Park
Volunteers with Sustain Kanata North have adopted Tom Thomson Park. The small park is next to the fire station on Teron Road. The flower beds are being tidied up and the volunteers are planning to plant a drought-tolerant wildflower and pollinator garden. If you would like to help out, contact the Kanata North Coordinator.
Our Farm CSA and the Beaverbrook Farm Stand
Two farmers are teaming up to bring fresh food to the Beaverbrook Farm Stand this summer starting on June 20th, 2017. The Farm Stand will be at the corner of Teron and Beaverbrook from 4 pm to 6 pm every Tuesday. Fresh vegetables and meat will be for sale each week. The farmers are also offering a weekly pre-paid vegetable box, or CSA. To find out more or to sign up for a CSA, visit Our Farm CSA.
Waratah Downs CSA
On Wednesdays during the summer months, volunteers from Sustain Kanata North coordinate a CSA vegetable box pick-up with Waratah Downs Farm at the Beaverbrook Community Centre. To find our more or to sign up for a CSA, visit Waratah Downs Organic Farm.
Good Food Box
Sustain Kanata North works with volunteers from Community Life Church on The Good Food Box program. This is a monthly box of low-cost fruits and vegetables available to everyone. The boxes are delivered year-round on the third Wednesday of the month to the Beaverbrook Centre. To find out more, visit the Good Food Box Website. Select “Beaverbrook Kanata” as your pick-up site. Volunteers from the Community Life Church are organizing the pick-up site.
Home Energy Conservation Projects
Sample Home Energy Assessments of Beaverbrook Homes
Nine Beaverbrook homes have recently complete Home Energy Assessments and have agreed to share the results with the community. To see the report, click on the image of the home.
Sustain Kanata North is pleased to be working with the following community partners.
To learn more about the projects impact in previous years read the Year One Annual Summary.
Imagine This Beaverbrook!
Children and youth created a mural depicting Beaverbrook in the future. This activity took place at the 50th anniversary celebration for Beaverbrook held on Victoria Day.