The developers of Hazeldean Gardens are committed to playing a positive role in the community. Following are some of the initiatives that have been undertaken, or are planned.
INNOVATIVE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP
Hazeldean Gradens has established an innovative public – private partnership with the City of Ottawa and the Kavanagh family (owners of the former landmark Stittsville Flea Market). This partnership provides for a number of enhancements to the unused public greenspace located at the intersection of Hazeldean Road and Stittsville Main, adjacent to the retirement residence site. These improvements will be completed at no cost to taxpayers.
NEW “WELCOME TO STITTSVILLE SIGN”
The first of these enhancements is a new bilingual Welcome to Stittsville sign, which was unveiled on June 24, 2017.
INSTALLATION OF CANADIAN FLAG
In recognition of Canada’s 150 Anniversary celebrations, a 40-foot flag pole and Canadian Leaf flag were also installed next to the sign. The flag-raising ceremony was attended by local Councillor Shad Qadri and RCMP Constable Stuart Ollerhead. Complimentary Beaver Tails and Tim Hortons coffee were served, making it a truly Canadian occasion – eh.
CONSTRUCTION OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
The next step in our Public – Private Partnership will be the construction of recreational facilities, including walking paths, park benches, a gazebo, fitness equipment, golf putting green, shuffleboard, bocci ball court, and pickle ball court. These facilities will be available for the use of not only our residents, but the entire community – all at no cost to taxpayers.
GOULBOURN MUSEUM PARTNERSHIP
In recognition of the deep roots that many of our residents have in the Stittsville area, Hazeldean Gardens has formed a partnership with the Goulbourn Museum to have a rotating selection of artifacts from the museum presented at the retirement residence. In addition, there will be large map displayed in our library, which identifies all of the original family farm plots in the area.