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Galetta Community Association

May 2010 Newsletter


The weather is beautiful, the flowers are growing, the farm crops are planted and we’re enjoying it here in the Community of Galetta!  The Executive and Directors are excited to host events in the next several months.   We look forward to your support, participation, and volunteer help to ensure success!


We would sincerely like to thank Jeff Egan and Bill Robinson for their dedication to our Outdoor Rink and Rink Shack.  The ice quality this year and the attendance was way beyond our expectations.  Thank you to all of the skaters and hockey players that came out and enjoyed the facility.

What’s happening?

Lawn Bowling Season Has Started~ Come one…Come all! ~

The Lawn Bowling greens are in great shape and after a long winter the Lawn Bowlers are looking forward to a new season!  Lawn Bowling is a great sport for all ages and we’re always looking for new members.

Lawn Bowling Schedule:

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday- 6:30pm-8pm

Fridays- 10am- 11:30am

Upcoming Bowling Tournaments:

June 14 ~ MacHardy Cup (Mixed Pairs)

June 19-20~ District 16 Ladies & Men’s District Play Downs

July 5~ Russell Cup (Open Triples)

August 16~ Sadler Cup (Mixed Pairs)


Please contact David Jefferies for more information (613) 623-4579

Roast Beef Dinner- Saturday, July 17th at the Galetta Hall

Mark your calendar and plan on attending this event!!  Roast beef, potatoes, veggies, salads, homemade desserts and much more!  This year we’re going to have antique display outside for everyone to enjoy.  We are selling tickets for two sittings, one at 4:30pm and a second at 6:00pm. Ticket costs are $12.00 for adults, $6.00 for kids 6-12 years of age and 5 years & under eat for free.  This is a fun family event and the tickets are limited.  No tickets are sold at the door.  For more information or tickets please contact any of the Executive or Directors.  This is a meal you don’t want to miss !!


Annual Rummage, Flea Market & Bake Sale- October 16th, 17th, & 18th 

We’re gearing up for our Annual Rummage, Flea Market and Bake Sale and need your help!  Do you have items that you no longer need or use, toys that are taking up valuable space, bikes, clothes, decorations we need them to ensure a great sale!  We do ask that you drop any donations off on the back veranda at the hall.  We appreciate your support and do ask that you do not drop items off that are damaged and beyond repair!  Keep in mind we always need help organizing this event so please contact any of the Executive or Directors for further details.

G.C.A Membership

Come out and support your Community Association and become a member!  It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends, help organize Community events and fun for all ages! Become a member today by contacting Peter Shoup at (613) 623-3562.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer in your Community please don’t hesitate to contact the  Galetta Community Association Executive and Directors listed below:

President:   Jenn Spratt      (613) 623-4846          

Treasurer:    Carol Lacroix   (613)623-3051

Vice President:    Debbie Elliott    (613)623-5420

Secretary:   Lana Dean    (613) 623-0113

Hall Rental:    Eleanor Wallace   (613) 623-3890

Directors: Tony Crowe, Glen Eastman, Diane Egan, Bert  Gardiner, David Jefferies, Peter & Mary Shoup, Ron & Eleanor Wallace

Galetta Community Association

January 2010 Newsletter

On behalf of the G.C.A Executive we extend warm wishes to you and your family!  May 2010 be prosperous and filled with special memories!!  We do hope that you will take a moment and read what is happening in your community and offer your support!


Thank you to the following volunteers for their dedication to the G.C.A and volunteering to be on the 2010 Executive.

President: Jenn Spratt (613) 623-4846

Treasurer: Carol Lacroix (613)623-3051

Vice President: Debbie Elliott (613)623-5420         

Secretary: Lana Dean (613) 623-0113

Hall Rental:  Eleanor Wallace (613) 623-3890

Directors: Tony Crowe, Glen Eastman, Diane Egan,

                Bert Gardiner, David Jefferies,

                Peter & Mary Shoup, Ron & Eleanor Wallace

Rink Maintenance: Jeff Egan (613) 623-3905

Rink Monitor: Robert Leclair


What’s happening?

Galetta Community Association General Meeting

January 25, at 7:00 pm

We invite you to attend our General Meeting and share new ideas and suggestions to ensure we have a successful 2010.  This evening great way to meet your neighbor and build new friendships!

Six Hand Euchre 7:30pm at the Hall

February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

We are hosting our second series of Six Hand Euchre and look forward to seeing new faces out to enjoy the game.  Are you a beginner and want to learn the game?  Come and see what the talk of the village is about!!  Beware ….there’s lots of laughs and heavy table hitting!!  The cost is only $4.00 and this includes refreshments!  Prizes will be presented February 25th to the top players.  You won’t want to miss this!

Galetta Fun Day February 14, 2009, 11am-3 pm

Join us for our Annual Winter Fun Day at the outdoor rink! Fun games, prizes, skating, and new this year….. A Chili Cook Off.  If you are interested in donating a pot of chili for people to enjoy please contact any of the Executive.  Make sure you wear RED to celebrate Valentine’s Day!!  This is a fun family event for all ages! If you’re not a skater come ahead out, there’s lots of excitement for everyone!!

Outdoor Rink Public Skating & Shinny Schedule

The ice quality is fabulous, thanks to Jeff Egan our rink maintenance man! Many skaters and hockey players have been out enjoying a pleasant skate or game of shinny.  Don’t forget your pocket change…we have a new snack bar with a variety of snacks, pop, and juices to enjoy!


The rink is monitored by Robert Leclair and please be advised of the following skating schedule:

Monday-Friday: 6pm-8pm Public Skating, 8pm-10pm Shinny    

Saturday-Sunday: 12pm-3pm Public Skating, 3pm-6pm Shinny

                                 6pm-8pm Public Skating,

                                 8pm-10pm Shinny


We do ask that you respect the rules and regulations we have in place!

Looking Ahead

G.C.A Membership

If you are not a current Member of the Galetta Community Association-


We’re looking for you!

Support your community and be involved with upcoming events.  Please contact Peter Shoup to confirm your membership today (613) 623-3562

Fall Rummage, Flea Market, & Bake Sale

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped organize the large selection of donations for our Rummage Sale held in October.  We appreciate the support of everyone who donated items and came out to purchase a special treasure at our sale.  This is by far our most successful fundraiser and it would not be possible with out you!!


The Executive have had much discussion whether to continue having this event as more volunteers are required.  If this event is something you want to see continue in your community we need to hear from you!  Give the Executive a call or contact the Secretary


Mark your Calendar for these Events


Lawn Bowling Opening May-June. For more information contact President: Morgan Robinson

                                             (613) 839-3026



Check out our online mini poll on Home Page at: 



September has arrived and finally we are enjoying the beautiful sunshine we wished for all summer!

2009 G.C.A Executive

President: Position Available

Treasurer: Carol Lacroix (613) 623-3051

1st Vice President: Susan Allen (613) 623-9704

Secretary: Lana Dean (613) 623-0113

2nd Vice President: Mark Dallas (613) 623-7687

Hall Rentals: Eleanor Wallace (613)623-3890

Memberships: Peter Shoup

Directors: Bert Gardiner, Tony Crowe, David Jefferies, Diane Egan, Ron & Eleanor Wallace, Glenn Eastman, Dean Bellinger

The Galetta Community Association Executive, Directors and Members extend a sincere thank you to Helen Dean for the many hours volunteering, organizing events, and attending Community meetings for the past years.  Helen recently resigned as the G.C.A President as she has personal commitments to focus on.  At this time we are currently looking for an enthusiastic person to volunteer and get involved. 

Please contact the Executive if you have any questions.

What’s Happening?

Membership Drive: Are you interested in attending fun family events and meeting new friends? Join the Galetta Community Association and be involved with what’s happening in your community. Our annual fees are as follows: Single Membership $5.00, Senior Membership $4.00, Family Membership $10.00, or a Senior Family Membership (one person over 65) $8.00

Contact Peter Shoup for more information and details (613) 623-3562

Lawn Bowlers: The Lawn Bowling Association had another great year on the greens! They had many new faces out and a record high for members at 43!! The Tournaments were well attended and locally the group had great success. David and Sandra Jefferies won Gold for Ontario and will be travelling to Midland Ontario to play in the National Competition held September 14th-19th. Good Luck!! Congratulations to Grant Fletcher who skipped the Seniors Triple Team from our District and won Gold in Sarnia Ontario. John Bennett, Chris Dickson, and Gordon Wright won the 3 Men’s Novice Division in the District and also travelled to the Provincial Competition in Woodstock and competed well. Thanks to Glenn Eastman for sharing skills and knowledge of the game to interested people who attended the Beef Barbeque. This seasons closing game will be held September 22nd at 3p.m and will be followed by a supper in the hall at 5p.m. After supper there will be a brief meeting.

Please contact Lawn Bowling President Glenn Eastman (613)832-2568 for more information.

Beef Barbeque: The Galetta Beef Barbeque was held July 4th at the hall and it was a great success. Thank you to all of the volunteers who assisted with setting up, cooking, serving, donating deserts, clearing tables and the clean up. This event would not be possible without all of your support and help. Thanks to everyone who supported our event and purchased a ticket. We had a lot of positive feedback and look forward to next year as this is a major fund raiser for our Community Association.

Looking Ahead!!

Annual Fall Rummage and Bake Sale October 17th, 18th, and 19th

Do you have items packed away that you know you’ll never use, clothes that no longer fit or suit today’s style, dishes, bedding, crafts, sporting goods, or books?? These are just a few items that will be available to purchase at our Annual Fundraising Sale. We have already received numerous items and are ready to receive more. Please feel free to drop of any donation at the hall. Please put items on the back veranda and we’ll be sure to put them in storage.

The Rummage and Bake Sale is our largest fundraising event of the year and to ensure another successful outcome we are asking for your help. Please volunteer and help us set-up, organize and sell these items.

For more information contact: Lana Dean (613) 623-0113 or Susan Allen (613) 623-9704

The following is the work schedule for this event:

Setting up display tables and areas in the basement Tuesday, September 29th @ 7:00pm-

Day Volunteer Schedule 1:00pm – 3:00pm:

Wednesday, September 30th -Friday, October 2nd

Tuesday, October 6th -Thursday, October 8th

Evening Volunteer Schedule 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Thursday, October 1st- Monday, October 5th

Wednesday, October 7th- Friday, October 9th

Volunteer Work Week Schedule 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Monday, October 12th


Saturday, October 17th 8:00am – 3:00pm Luncheon Served


Sunday, October 18th 1:00pm – 3:00pm


Monday, October 19th 1:00pm – 7:00pm

CPR/AED Training Day: The City of Ottawa has installed an AED (automated external defibrillator) Machine at the hall and will be offering a training session which will also include CPR training.If you are interested in attending this session on November 7th, please call (613)623-0113.There are a limited number of spaces available, so call now to confirm your attendance.The time will be announced!

We appreciate any feedback from our Community events and suggestions for future events. Please take a moment and log on to our website and be part of our active mini-poll. We appreciate any and all comments.

Fall Euchres: Time to mark your calendar and bring your euchre skills to the table!!

Thursday, November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th are evenings that I’m sure you’ll enjoy and share a laugh or bang the table with the best of them!! Euchre starts at 7:30 sharp! There are snacks and prizes, so don’t miss out.


NOVEMBER 23rd, 7:00pm held at the Galetta Community Hall

Galetta Community Association
Newsletter, April 2009


With spring in the air the G.C.A Executive, Directors, and Members are gearing up for another year of exciting events, fund raising, Lawn Bowling and much, much more!  If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the 2009 Executive.


President:  Helen Dean (613) 623-0893

Treasurer: Carol Lacroix (613) 623-3051

1st Vice President:  Susan Allen (613) 623-9704

Secretary:  Lana Dean (613) 623-0113

2nd Vice President:  Mark Dallas (613) 623-7687

Hall Rental: Eleanor Wallace (613) 623-3890

Memberships: Peter Shoup (613) 623-3562

Directors: Bert Gardiner, Tony Crowe, David Jefferies, Diane Egan, Ron & Eleanor Wallace, Glenn Eastman, Dean Bellinger, Peter Shoup

What’s happening?

Kitchen Renovations: We are very pleased to inform you that our Hall has a new look!  January was devoted to renovating the Kitchen which now offers a fresh new look, convenient accessibility, and is more comfortable to warm and prepare meals in.  We wish to extend a sincere thank-you to everyone who volunteered their time to ensure this project was a success.  Please be sure to attend our upcoming events and check it out.

Rink: Thank you to everyone who took advantage of a great skating season at our Outdoor Rink.  There were many new faces, lots of laughs, and hours of fun shared this year at the Rink.  The G.C.A upgraded the rink surface last fall and the results sure paid off this winter.  The quality of the ice was excellent thanks to Gerry Sayer for maintaining the ice and snow removal. Thank you Mark Dallas for monitoring and scheduling volunteers to monitor.  Safety comes first, so thank you to everyone who volunteered.

Looking Ahead

Galetta Community Association General Meeting: April 27, 2009 at 7 p.m, the G.C.A will be hosting a General Meeting and invites each of you to attend.  We are always looking for new ideas, suggestions, and volunteers.  Please mark your calendar and support your community!

Lawn Bowling: Looking for a great outdoor sport, exercise, a way to meet new friends, and have fun?  Try lawn bowling!!  It won’t be long now and they’ll be hitting the greens.  May 22nd is opening day; bowling will begin at 3 p.m and will be followed by a supper at 5 p.m.  If you are interested in trying your skills, June 2nd, 9th, 23rd, at 6:30 p.m the Lawn Bowlers are hosting an Open House for everyone to come out and share in the fun!!

For more information contact: President-Glen Eastman (613) 832-2568

Beef Barbeque: We are very excited to host the annual Beef Barbeque Saturday, July 4th.  This is tasty event for sure!  There will be three sitting again this year, 4:30 p.m, 5:30 p.m, and 6:30 p.m as it is more manageable in this manner! Check out our website for more information

Rummage Sale: Our annual Rummage Sale will be held October 17th-19th and the hours will be posted at a later date.  We are accepting donations at the Galetta hall, April 15th-May 24th and September 1st -30th Please leave donations on the back veranda. We appreciate your generous support every year as this is a major fundraiser for our association, however we need more help to organize this event and for the Rummage Sale to continue.  For more information: Contact Lana Dean (613) 623-0113

Website : Check this out!  Our website is a great way to check out upcoming events, Lawn Bowling schedules, Galetta history, See and Do in the area, photos, and much more. Thank you to our Webmaster Ken Holmes and assistant Webmaster Colin Crowe for updating the site for us!


Come out and support your community, meet your neighbor, or volunteer!

We need your support to continue to grow and provide the area with fun indoor and outdoor events!!

Galetta Community Association

Newsletter, January 2009


Hard to believe it’s a New Year!  The Galetta Community Association extends all the best to you and your family in 2009!  We’re looking forward to another active year in your community and hope that each of you will get involved and support our exciting Association and events.

The New 2009 G.C.A Executive needs your help to ensure another successful year!


President:   Helen Dean (613) 623-0893

Treasurer: Carol Lacroix (613) 623-3051

1st Vice President:   Susan Allen (613) 623-9704

Secretary:  Lana Dean (613) 623-0113

2nd Vice President:   Mark Dallas (613) 623-7687

Hall Rental: Eleanor Wallace (613) 623-3890

Rink Maintenance: Gerry Sayer (613) 623-3300

Rink Supervisor: Mark Dallas (613) 623-7687

Memberships: Peter Shoup (613) 623-3562

Directors: Bert Gardiner, Tony Crowe, David Jefferies, Diane Egan, Ron & Eleanor Wallace, Glenn Eastman, Dean Bellinger, Peter Shoup

What’s happening?

Kitchen Renovations: That right? Big changes are happening inside our Community Hall!  After months of planning and organizing, the entrance way and kitchen area are being upgraded to make things much more convenient for the many events held at our hall. We hope to have these re