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.


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 –

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)



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

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

Seniors’ fitness at Munster Comnmunity Centre

Seniors Gentle Yoga Series for beginners at
Munster Community Centre

Session begins Friday October 7 th 1-2pm
4 weeks- October 7, 14, 21, 28

Join certified yoga instructor Laura McGarvey as she introduces you to the ancient practice of yoga! We will work together to stretch and rejuvenate your body while calming the mind. This beginner yoga series is tailored specially to seniors taking into consideration the many health and mobility challenges of the aging population.

We will use chairs, yoga bolsters (cushions), blocks and straps to introduce you to the practice in a safe and supported environment. No sitting on the floor is required. Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

Come and explore some of the many benefits of yoga which include:

Decreased anxiety, tension and stress in the body
Stretching and strengthening the muscles
Improved digestion and elimination
Increased lung capacity through breath work

Dates: Fridays –October 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cost: $60

For more information visit
With questions or to register contact Laura at:

Munster Harvest Fest October 1, 2016

MCA PRESENTS…. MUNSTER HARVEST FEST October 1, 2016 (12-4pm AND 7-12am)

Be sure to clear the schedule for October 1st because a great event is coming to Munster!! During the day, we’ll have games and activities geared toward kids and family fun, and in the evening, the adults will get to party in the gym at Munster school.

DAY: Munster Park



There will also be a community competition (for kids and adults) to submit harvest themed items and win some great prizes! Please contact Laura or Jess to submit your entry.

One entry per category please.






If you have any questions, have a submission or want to volunteer, please message Laura at or 613.790.4481 or Jessica at Stay tuned for more info on the MCA facebook page and board at Mac’s. Tickets for evening will be sold Thurs. Sept. 22 at Danby’s 8-9, Oct. 1 12-4 in vendor tent and at the door of MES at 7:00pm