MCA 2017-2018 Executive Members

President – Jessica Breckenridge
Vice-President – Shaun Hassanali
Secretary – Barb Moulton
Communications Director – Jude Sammon
Treasurer – Bruce Ewen
Recreation Director – Gabriella Beyer
Social Director – Laura Rupert
Membership Director – Kelly White
Community Centre – Heather Kirk
Webmaster – Lisa Lahey
Members at Large – Todd Stiles, Jody Ferguson, Frank Stokes, Karen Heney

MCA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12th at 6:30PM
Munster Community Centre
Are you a PROUD member of our community with CREATIVE ideas?
Can you spare 1 hour OF TIME a month?
We’re looking for YOU!
If you have answered yes to any of the above, we are looking for people like you to join the MCA! With people like you, great things can happen in our community!
We are looking for energetic, creative, and passionate individuals to CONTINUE making Munster a great place to live and raise our families.
LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS!!
All positions are available for election, and we particularly need residents to fill these titles:
– Secretary
– Membership Coordinator
– Webmaster
– Members at Large
The MCA is an important element of the community and the executive undertakes many initiatives, such as:
¬ Community Events
¬ Supporting Educational and Recreational Programs for Children and Adults
¬ Operating the Community Centre
¬ Beautification Projects
¬ Advocacy for Community Concerns
¬ Keeping the community informed through various communications
¬ Supporting local groups and organizations
Join Us April 12th at 6:30pm at the Community Centre where voting will take place!

Easter Egg Hunt

Guess what is happening on April 1st?

Sure it is April Fool’s day, but there is an exciting activity taking place for kids of all ages! It is the 4th annual Munster Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the MCA!

All registered participants receive prizes. There are special prizes for those that can find special Easter Eggs within the area.

In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt ….
Danbys will have a special buffet breakfast that morning! Kids 9 and under participating in the hunt will eat free! Danbys always has an amazing buffet!!

ALSO – The Munster Library will have special activities as well as a story walk! It will be a fun place to visit!
There are a few more surprises – but they will be revealed later.

Register now for the Easter Egg Hunt. Spaces are limited!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B6FDW83

Munster resident Bob Easy recognized with Mayor’s City Builder Award

February 22, 2017

Bob Easy receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson and Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Councillor Scott Moffatt presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Bob Easy at today’s City Council meeting.

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Bob Easy has been involved in building and supporting youth in the communities of Munster and Richmond going back to the 1970s. The sense of community and of family he established among the teams he coached was sadly evident in 2012 when one of Bob’s players died tragically during a game due to a heart condition. Bob took it upon himself as head coach to support the boy’s family, his team and coaches, and the opposing team, by arranging grief counseling. He also organizes fundraising events to assist local players whose parents are unable to fully afford the cost of a hockey season; players who have been given the opportunity to play at a higher competitive level but whose parents are not able to pay the fees associated with that.

In 2001 Bob was presented with a plaque in recognition of his outstanding service to Minor Hockey under the Ottawa District Minor Hockey Association. In 2009/10 he was honoured as Coach of the Year by the Richmond Munster Minor Hockey Association for his special dedication to player development and team play. In 2014 Bob was presented with the Bill Kitchen Award for his devotion of time and effort to strengthening minor hockey in the community.

Bob was also involved in umpiring for fastball in Kanata for many years, and in slo-pitch in North Gower, Richmond and Munster in his later years. He is also involved in the Munster Co-operative Nursery School’s annual ball tournament in June. In 2003 Bob, assisted by Sharon Shouldice of Stittsville, organized a tournament in support of Tori Carswell, a child cancer victim in the area. Bob also volunteers as a Santa and last year he played Santa at Munster’s first Santa Claus Parade.

The Mayor’s City Builder Award is a civic honour created to recognize an individual, group or organization that has, through outstanding volunteerism or exemplary action, demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to making our city a better place today and for the future. This may include lifelong service, outstanding acts of kindness, inspiring charitable work, community building or other exemplary achievements.

Individuals, groups or organizations may be nominated by members of City Council or the public.

The award is presented at the beginning of each City Council meeting.

MUNSTER WINTER CARNIVAL Saturday, February 4, 2017

 

Here is a listing of the events taking place and you can also check out the pull out of your Munster Mash Newsletter which you can also find here – http://munsteronline.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2017-jan-newsletter-email.pdf

8:30-10:30am Munster United Church Pancake Breakfast with meat and beverage: Adults $6, Children (12 and under) $4 and Children under 5 are free!

Winter Carnival Activities below included with Carnival Ribbon Purchase

(5.00 each or 20.00/family)

** REGISTER YOUR HOCKEY TEAM AND CURLING TEAM @ munsterrec@gmail.com

 

11:00am-2:00pm Munster Community Center

– Hockey tournament

– Curling

– Sled pull races

– Snow painting

– Indoor activities too

– Canteen with lots of goodies (Fundraiser for Scouts)

 

1:30-4:00pm: Munster School Gym – Big Top Fun Kid Zone

– Entertainment and fun for kids of all ages

– 2 pm Show Featuring: Brad the Balloon Guy

– Bake sale (Fundraiser for Munster Co-Operative Nursery School)

– Carnival games

– Bouncy castle

– Crafts

– Face Painting

 

4:00-8:00pm: (Community Center) 

– Finals for Hockey tournament and winter competitions

– Snow panting and indoor activities

– Music from Jump 106.9FM

– Bonfire 7-9pm

– Evening entertainment (make sure outside for 7:30 Closing ceremony!)

– Canteen with lots of goodies (Fundraiser for the Munster Co-Operative Playgroup)

 

* Also stop in at Danby’s all day long for their Winter Carnival Specials: Beavertails $5 and Large 3 topping pizza (dine in only) $15

Ecology Ottawa Events

1. You work hard Ottawa, and it’s time to TREE yourself! Come celebrate the many benefits of trees with Ecology Ottawa and our good friends Maker House and Split Tree Cocktail Co. Join us at Maker House from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday, October 22nd. We will be handing out FREE evergreen tree saplings to customers, as part of our Tree Ottawa campaign. Split Tree Cocktail Co. will offer free samples of cocktails made with their locally crafted, small batch mixes. Maker House Co. will present their #CraftChange donation of over $2,500 to support Tree Ottawa activities and launch their limited edition silk screen print of their Trees of Ontario poster.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct 22nd from 2pm-6pm – Drop in anytime!
WHERE: 987 Wellington St. W
MORE INFO: https://treeottawa.org/2016/10/16/tree-yourself-at-maker-house-co/

2. Join us for our first annual family “HallowGREEN” walk/talk/run for environmental awareness. Ecology Ottawa, along with the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada and Wesley Clover will be hosting our first annual walk/talk/run. Come as you are or – better yet – wear your best costume. Join us for our tree planting / ribbon cutting event at 10am, followed by runs and walks along beautiful 2km and 3km loops on the campground.

WHEN: Sunday, October 30th from 10am to 1pm
WHERE: Wesley Clover Campgrounds – 411 Corkstown Rd., Ottawa
PRICE: $10 for adults and $5 for children
BUY TICKETS: https://ecologyottawa.nationbuilder.com/hallowgreen_payment