TREND ARLINGTON COMMUNITY DAY
Our 4th annual Community Day is September 18! Stay tuned for more information and event details as we mark the occasion and appreciate this great place we call home.
Year in Review and Look Ahead
Building and Rink
TBD - Update from Ward 9 Councillor
Election of 2022/2023 Executive
THANK YOU TREND ARLINGTON!
It was so great to see so many of you at yesterday’s Canada Day celebration!
We’d like to thank our event sponsors Meridian Credit Union, and Councillor Keith Egli: who's contributions allowed us to bring the entertainment to our community free of charge. Thanks to The Zoo Crew, Riley the Raccoon from the Ottawa 67's, The White Bounce House - Ottawa and our live musicians Sean Devine & Bill Brown, and The Whiskey Ghost!
And a HUGE thank you to all of our TACA Executive and Volunteers without whom this event would not have been possible. So much went into the planning, the setup and tear down, decor, ticket sales, food and beverage service, craft station, glitter tattoos and fireworks show!
Our association is happy to serve our wonderful community, but we run on volunteer power and donations. To continue to develop and thrive and put on more events in the future we need you! Please consider supporting TACA by volunteering and/or making a donation.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about volunteer opportunities. To make a donation you can send an e-transfer to treasurer@ or do so through PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/...
HAPPY CANADA DAY, Trend Arlington!
In keeping with the Year of the Garden for the benefit of residents in Trend Arlington, TACA has partnered with JustFood to distribute free seed bundles and a 22 Cubic Yard load of soil to up to 90 households experiencing financial or other socioeconomic barriers.
In addition to our ongoing work to develop a community garden, and host the Ecology Ottawa Tree Giveaway, TACA is engaging on this alternative to benefit under-served members of our community.
TACA will be reaching out with a promotion campaign to generate interest and provide more information however information regarding eligibility can be found below:
Recipient Household Qualifications:
Households that receive seeds and/or soil must meet the following qualifications:
Is an Ottawa resident
Agrees to complete the Registration Form
Faces income-related or other significant social-economic barriers to accessing food and/or gardening
Has growing space (a larger apartment balcony for container growing or a small space for a home garden) and the desire to grow food
Has capacity to pick up seeds and soil (soil containers, ability to carry a heavy load, vehicle/wheelbarrow, etc.) Note: anyone who faces a barrier (physical or financial) to picking up soil and seed can request assistance from TACA
Brings three blue / black recycling bins, or other containers adding up to a similar size, to pick up the soil
If you are a qualifying household and have any questions, please reach out to Justin (vicepresident@).
Your information will be kept in confidence subject to any limitations which may be necessary to support your participation in the program.
After a two-year hiatus because of COVID, we are looking forward to once again holding our annual Community Bike Rodeo on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 11am-3pm in the parking lot of Arlington Woods Church (225 McClellan Road).
The Bike Rodeo is once again brought to you through the combined efforts of Arlington Woods Church and Trend-Arlington Community Association.
This year will be the 10th Bike Rodeo we've held in our community! There are no admission prices for this fun, outdoor, family event! All activities are free with the exception of the CHARITY BBQ (burgers, hot dogs, chips, pop) and CAFé (coffee, tea, treats) where EVERY DOLLAR goes to support FAMSAC! FAMSAC provides emergency food to people in our community!
Let your friends and neighbours know! It's going to be a blast! Kids, bring your bikes! For more information see here.
ECOLOGY OTTAWA - TREE GIVEAWAY
TACA is very proud to be partnering with Ecology Ottawa to host one of their Tree Giveaway events, which will be held at the Trend Arlington Community Centre on Saturday May 7 (1000-1300). The Tree Campaign is about more than putting trees in the ground. It’s also about engaging residents and public organizations to help nurture a greener community, a greener Ottawa, and a greener future together.
Ecology Ottawa Tree Giveaway Calendar
Residents may recall that Ecology Ottawa was instrumental in providing guidance and support when Trend Arlington planted hundreds of white pine seedlings in 2019/2020 - an initiative spearheaded by local resident James O'Grady. With this new Tree Campaign, local residents will be able to take home a wide variety of seedlings (coniferous and deciduous) as well as instructions for planting and maintenance from Ecology Ottawa staff.
"SPRING THINGS" IS THIS WEEKEND
We're getting the final details in place for this weekend's first-ever SPRING THINGS event, an exciting day filled with outdoor activities to welcome all things SPRING! Just in time for Earth Day, and part of TACA's recognition of 2022 as the Year of the Garden, we hope to see you out and about in Trend Arlington for a celebration of community spirit!
SPRING THINGS takes place Saturday April 23rd from 8:00am - 3:00pm, with events and activities taking place across the neighbourhood. We'll be sending out another email on Thursday April 21 with a detailed event schedule and map, but here's a sneak peek of the day.
First up are the Neighbourhood Garage Sales (8am - 12pm) happening in driveways and front yards across the community. As of today we've got X garage sales happening. A detailed map will be issued Thursday, as well as a breakdown of who's selling what!
Over at the Trend Arlington Community Centre, there will be different things happening throughout the day. TACA will be hosting its own TACA Garage Sale + Bake Sale Fundraiser (9am - 12pm) to help raise funds for our community association's annual operations. And while you're there, be sure to check out our Garden Preparation + Seed Giveaway (9am - 12pm), to help us get our own community centre garden ready, while taking home some seeds for your own garden.
If all this shopping and gardening gets you hungry, then you've come to the right place. Come on down to the Trend Arlington Community Centre and join us for our Lunchtime Concerts (11am - 1pm), feating some mouthwatering BBQ from our very own Fitz' BBQ. Be sure to check out some local music with Trend Arlington's Mark Nyvlt playing from 11am - 12pm, and the local trio of Sean Devine, Bill Brown and Matt Kennedy playing from 12pm - 1pm.
Then, it's time to work off that lunch with our annual Cleaning the Capital (1pm - 3pm), where you can sign up to tidy up your very own section of Trend Arlington.
There's still plenty of ways that you can participate in this amazing event:
Register to host your own garage sale!
Donate items for TACA's garage sale/bake sale!
Sign up to be an event volunteer!
Participate in Cleaning the Capital
Let us know you're coming on our Facebook event page
Stay tuned for our special Event Schedule & Map email, to be sent out on Thursday.
TREND ARLINGTON COMMUNITY DAY
Our 3rd annual Community Day is tomorrow, September 18! We may not be able to celebrate as well as we'd like but we still want to take the time to mark the occasion and appreciate this great place we call home.
PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT
Roam the neighbourhood and take photos with as many items on the bingo card as you can find.
Bring your completed bingo card to the community centre at 50 Bellman Drive between 12PM and 3PM on Saturday, September 18 and collect your prize!
SHOW YOUR COMMUNITY PRIDE
We challenge you to wear forest green or your TACA shirt and say a friendly hello to anyone you cross paths with.
Wait, WHAT? You don't have your very own TACA t-shirt?! Well, you're in luck - TACA is selling shirts once more!
T-shirts are $20, tax included, with 50% of proceeds being used to support TACA programming and events for 2021.
To get your shirt, place your order by September 19th
You still have a chance to join the many Trend-Arlington residents who proudly sport dark green and the TACA logo.
PAY IT FORWARD, NEIGHBOUR
Take a moment to invest in our beautiful community and encourage others to do the same.
These are some ideas of things you can do for our community any day, but especially on Community Day.
Safely pick up and dispose properly of any garbage you come across.
Meet someone new in the community.
Offer help or a gift to a neighbour.
Encourage others to signup for our newsletter.
Make sure you and your neighbours 'Like' our Facebook page
Join the TACA executive
Become A Volunteer
Reach out to stay informed, volunteer for upcoming opportunities or just get in touch with members of your community!