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A short 10-minute survey presented by Welch LLP and the Ottawa Board of Trade.

Respondents who complete the survey can enter themselves into a draw to win an exclusive tasting experience for two at Beckta, valued at $500.

Survey conducted by Abacus Data — No confidential or financial information will be asked in this survey. 

Meet Our New Board

Congratulations to the new Board of Management of the Bells Corners BIA:

Jim Sourges, Chair — EP Store

Betty Montsko, Vice Chaiir — Sew For It

Ivan Milev, CFO — Scotia Bank

Joanne Goneau, Director — RE/MAX

Scott Statham, Director — Scotty’s Corner Diner

Dinakar Vaidya, Director — Edward Jones

Parminder Nippi Chhatwal, Director — Ishina

Todd Hamstra, Director — FreshCo

Councilor Rick Chiarelli

Many thanks for their dedicated service to our out-going Directors:

Manny Mellios

Kelly Williams

Gina Vacchio

Grant Woolsey

Armand Montpellier

“Lest We Forget!” November 11th 2018.

Bells Corners Branch #593
4026 Old Richmond Road (Bells Corners)
Ottawa, Ontario

Sunday, November 11th, 2018
Ben Franklin Place – Cenotaph – 101 Centrepointe Drive

Remembrance Ceremony starts at 11:00 Hrs

Refreshments will be served back at the branch

Bells Corners Food Truck Rally For FAMSAC

Media Release

Gourmet Food Trucks to Rally in Support of Emergency Food Cupboard

July 13, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) — On Saturday, August 11, thirteen food trucks will prepare mouth-watering treats all day in support of the FAMSAC Food Cupboard, west Nepean’s emergency food assistance program.  Hosted by Christ Church Bells Corners and sponsored by Myers Automotive Group, the fourth annual West End Food Truck Rally will take place in the church’s parking lot (3861 Old Richmond Road) from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The FAMSAC Food Cupboard supports close to 100 families each month, including over 120 children.  This year’s rally focusses on the needs of those children as they prepare to head back to school in September.  “Children need healthy snacks and drinks to fuel their minds and bodies,” explains FAMSAC President Jeremy LeBlanc. “While admission to the rally is free, we encourage all rally patrons to bring a cash or food donation, such as applesauce snacks, granola bars or 100% juice boxes, to ensure that every child in west Nepean has the best start possible this fall.”

In an inspiring example of neighbours helping neighbours, Ad Mare, Angry Dragonz, Big D’s Doghouse & Poutine Emporium, Caffeine Fix, The Merry Dairy, Mr. Churritos, Pizza All’Antica, Raon Kitchen, ROOST Food Truck, Smokin’ R&Rs BBQ, Stella Luna, Sula Wok, and Whitetails Wild Game Grill will donate a portion of their proceeds from the day to the Food Cupboard.  In addition, 100% of proceeds from drink sales will go to FAMSAC, thanks to returning drink sponsor Giant Tiger.  A bouncy castle and face painting (sponsored by Playground Planners), Little Ray’s Reptiles show (sponsored once again by Frontline Financial Credit Union), balloon creatures (sponsored by Arbique & Ahde), and music all day make this a perfect event for people of all ages.  LeBlanc adds, “Whether you are craving savoury or sweet delights, please join us on August 11 for fabulous food and fun in support of a great community cause. With everyone’s support, we can ensure that FAMSAC continues to provide local families with a variety of healthy food choices in the months ahead.”

The FAMSAC Food Cupboard, a registered charitable organization, has been helping families in Bells Corners, Bayshore, Craig Henry, Crystal Beach, Manordale, Trend-Arlington, and Woodvale since 1969.  Christ Church Bells Corners, an active intergenerational Anglican parish and a dynamic presence in the Bells Corners community, has been nurturing faith, serving the world, and welcoming all since 1853.  It advocates social justice, engages in service projects, offers affordable community rental space, and provides financial assistance to organizations and initiatives at the local, national, and international levels.

For more information on the West End Food Truck Rally, contact Erin Coffin at 613-762-5664 or Twitter: @CCBCRally | Facebook:

Enabling Accessibility Fund for Small Projects

The Government of Canada is currently accepting applications from eligible applicants interested in receiving grant funding up to $100,000 from the Enabling Accessibility Fund for small projects.

This Fund supports the capital costs of construction, renovation and/or retrofit activities in workplaces and communities, as well as the provision of accessible technologies in:

Workplace stream: facilities where people with disabilities work, or could work in the future; and,

Community Accessibility stream: community spaces where programs and/or services are offered, or will be offered, to people with disabilities.

More details are available at

The last date to apply is July 26.