Sustain Kanata North volunteers are focused on projects related to Local Food, Energy Conservation and Active Transportation.
Upcoming Workshops and Events
Beaverbrook Farm Stand
Date and Time: Every Tuesday until September 26th, from 4:00-6:00PM
Location: Beaverbrook Community Center, at the corner of Teron and Beaverbrook Road.
Fresh vegetables and meat are 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.
Active Transportation Projects
Pedal Play is a moving bicycle rodeo, teaching bike safety to adults, teens & kids through interactive learning activities while on their bike. Participants cycle through their neighborhoods using both bike lanes, paths & roundabouts, stopping at several activity stations along the way to learn safe cycling practice learn hand signals, how to share multiuse paths, how to change their gears when climbing, how to safely navigate roundabouts, and busy crossovers learn how to confirm their helmet fit and how to do a basic bike maintenance check. The event is organized by a team of local volunteers and community partners. To learn more about Pedal Play visit the website.
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.”
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.
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.