Friday, January 30, 2009

What is the Dalhousie Community Association?

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The Dalhousie Community Association - DCA - represents residents in the area bounded by
Bay Street to the east;
Bayview Station / OTrain line to the west;
the Ottawa River to the north; and
Carling Avenue to the south.

This area was Dalhousie Ward before it was joined to Centretown Ward a few years ago, which combined  become the new Somerset Ward.

The association is made up of volunteers. Meetings are once a month, on the first Wednesday, at the Dalhousie Community Centre - DCC - at the corner of Empress/Somerset. Free Parking, Number 2 bus route. We meet on the ground floor, last door to the right, at 7.30pm til 9pm. You are welcome to come  !

The President is Eric Darwin, EricDarwin1@gmail.com.

The DCA was founded 25 years ago (1984) and two founding members are still active in the association: Archie Campbell, who for many years was President, has been active in the association for all 25 years; and Eric Darwin, current president. Many others have been active for so long it seems they were always there (Hello Dave Seaborn, Ida Henderson). Old hands and new hands work well together to make a better community. Your hands are welcome to join ours.

Several committees or groups have grown out of the DCA and now operate autonomously: the Plant Pool Recreation Association is the largest; the Buzz board; ...

The DCA, in conjuntion with the Centretown Community Assoc - CCA - jointly own and operate the community newspaper The BUZZ, with a circulation of 10,000.

The DCA (mostly Ida ) plants and maintains the garden in front of the DCC facing Somerset Street (shown above), and a new smaller garden at the corner of Lorne/Somerset.

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