Galetta Community Association Newsletter

May 2013



Jump into the Spring and find out what is happening in your Community!!

The New 2013 G.C.A Executive needs your help to ensure another successful year!

      President:   Jenn Spratt              (613) 623-4846               Treasurer: Dave Jefferies       (613) 623-4579

      Vice President:   Kin Dillane      (613) 832-5456                   Secretary:  Carol Lacroix        (613) 623-3051

      Hall Rental: Eleanor Wallace    (613) 623-3890                    Memberships: Peter Shoup  (613) 623-3562

        Please feel free to call any of the above Executive if you have any questions!

What’s happening?

Grass Cutting and Trimming Tenders Are Being Accepted NOW!:

Well, the season is here again!  We’re looking for a capable & reliable person or company to maintain the G.C.A grounds located at 119 Darwin St., Galetta.  This includes cutting the grass and trimming around permanent items.  The person must be 16 years of age and have experience using the provided equipment to complete the task.  A contract listing the required duties will be provided to the accepted tender applicant.

Please submit your tender to Jenn Spratt, 3639 Galetta Sdrd., Arnprior, on, K7S 3G7

or email  May 15th, 2013


Well Water Testing- May 7th 10am-2pm & 6pm-8pm, May 8th 9am-12:00pm:

You are invited to pick up a water sample bottle at the Galetta Community Hall on the days listed above.  The samples must be returned to the hall on May 8th before 12:00pm.  The City of Ottawa will then notify you of the test results.

Beef Dinner Scheduled for July 27th, 2013:

Back by popular demand the G.C.A will be hosting the Beef Dinner once again!! Please keep an eye in the local papers for more information as we have more details to be confirmed at our next meeting!  We do need several volunteers to organize this event so any help is much appreciated!


Annual Rummage, Flea Market, and Bake Sale October 19th- 22nd, 2013- Mark Your Calendar Now!

You certainly don’t want to miss this event as it is the largest fundraiser that the G.C.A hosts!!  Rooms & tents filled with clothing, accessories,  kitchen ware, crafts, electronics, candles, sport equipment, furniture, books, children’s toys, and so very much more…….. all donated by our Community and other Organizations!  Thank you for helping us and remember it doesn’t end there!  We need lots of help to organize this event before it happens! Keep an eye out in your future Newsletters for the volunteer hour list!!  This is a great way for students to earn their compulsory volunteer hours and trust me the students we have had in the past have thoroughly enjoyed sorting the many treasures that we receive!!

Please note that we will not be accepting used TV’s, computers, printers or ceiling fans!!


Please remember you are always invited to attend G.C.A Meetings that are held the 4th Monday of each month at the Community Hall located at 119 Darwin St., Galetta at 7:00pm




A new season of Lawn Bowling is quickly approaching and this is a growing sport in our Community!  We have been often told that our Greens are one of the nicest in Ontario!  Come on out try your skills!!!

For more information please contact:

Kin Dillane (613) 832-5446 or Dave Jefferies (613) 623-4579



May 21     Spring Annual General Meeting & Pot Luck Dinner:  Bowling at 3:00 pm, Pot luck at

                        5:00pm - followed by our General Meeting.  Please bring a salad, main course or dessert.


May 24         West Carleton Seniors’ Tournament (pre-registration with seniors required)


May 29     Open House ~ 2:00pm – 3:30pm & 6:30pm – 8:00pm

June 10    MacHardy ~Waterside Mixed Pairs tournament

June 13    In-house Mixed Triples

July 8       Russell ~Island View Suites Mixed Triples tournament

July 13    District Triples Playdowns

July 14    District Triples Playdowns

July 25     In-house Mixed Pairs

August 12 Sadler ~Waterside Mixed Fours tournament

August 14 In-house Women’s Pairs and Men’s Pairs

August 17 District Novice Triples Playdowns

August 18 District Novice Triples Playdowns

Sept. 5     In-house Novice Triples

Sept. 19   In-house Novice Pairs

Sept. 24   Fall Annual General Meeting & Pot Luck Dinner:  Bowling at 3:00pm - Pot luck at 5:00pm - followed by our General Meeting.  Please bring a salad, main course or dessert.