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.
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 has provided 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 enhancements include a new “Welcome to Stittsville” sign, installation of a Canadian flag beside the sign, and the construction of age-friendly recreational facilities.
A new Welcome to Stittsville sign was unveiled on June 24, 2017
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 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
In addition to the above two initiatives, our partnership has resulted in the construction of recreational facilities, including walking paths, a gazebo, Fit-benches, golf putting green, bocce court, and a pickleball court. (pickleball is one word, not two) These facilities are for the use and enjoyment 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 is a large map displayed in our library, which identifies all of the original family farm plots in the area.