Canaan Crews will clean up road for Monique
(The Third Annual Monique Lussier Memorial Clean-Up Day will take place in the
(Canaan Road, May 2011) Please note that because of the wet spring we were not able to hold our
(spring) Canaan Road Clean-up. Even as the month of June arrived, there was still too much water lying
in the ditches making it not only unsafe for our families, but almost impossible to pull the refuse out from under.
We will hold our clean-up later in the fall and are counting on the generosity of our community members
to participate. Please keep watching the Canaan Connexion
for an update.
(The clean-up is followed by a beverage and pizza party held at the Canaan Blueberry Farm.)
For more information contact:
On Saturday, May 15, 2011, we held the Second Annual Monique
Lussier Memorial Clean-Up Day dedicated to the memory of Blue Jay resident, Monique Lussier, who passed away from
cancer in January 2009.
This was the seventh year that local residents cleaned up Canaan Road. We started the annual
venture in 2002, missing 2007 due to a family illness.
NOTE: We have made up some guidelines for the new people. Click
The following information was a short report from 2009 (2010 is missing):
The volunteers included:
Forest Hill: Tony, Denis and Colin Weir; Mel and Lucie
Tejano with grandson Umi-Vtio; Dave, Carol, Michael, Levi and Elise O'Neil.
Blue Jay Ridge: Mario Lacoursiere; James Meikle
Canaan Road: Morlen and Brigitte Reynolds
A special thanks goes to:
- Morlen and Brigitte Reynolds who hosted the clean-up party at their Canaan
Blueberry Farm and provided the liquid refreshements.
- Anabel Associates
who provided the pizza and early morning refreshments
- Forest Hill resident Brent Neidy, always an annual volunteer was unable to make it due
to a family commitment, however Brent did deliver a welcomed case of Gatorade
- Clarence-Rockland Environment
Manager Denis Longpré for the road warning signs and other supplies
- City of Ottawa's Megan Soper, Green Partnership Program, for safety vests, grabbers and other supplies
- 1-800-GOT-JUNK for picking up the refuse
and recycled material we picked up along Canaan Road.
(l-to-r: Dave O'Neil, Mario Lacoursiere, Michael O'Neil)
"We cleaned up on both sides of Canaan Road from Highway 174 south to the Eaglewoods
Golf Center," says organizer Patrick Meikle. "Last year we had twice as many volunteers but this year
we had far less junk to pick up, so the clean-up took about the same amount of time. And it was good to see that
there was less garbage. We hope that drivers along our road are getting the message not to litter."
(NOTE: These photos, taken by Patrick Meikle, have
been reduced in size for quicker
Internet access. If anyone wants the originals, please let me know and I will be happy
to provide them for free. -pwm)
(The O'Neil Family, l-to-r: Michael, Levi, Carol, Dave, and Elise)