Ottewell Community League is looking for volunteers to help our seniors this winter with snow removal.
Last year the league received a government grant so we were able to purchase some new equipment to help us with snow removal. If you can give some time and labor to help us please let us know. We are looking for people to help with the management of the equipment, to keep record of our snow angels and contact them when we have a senior in need, someone to help keep track of seniors in need and of course we need SNOW ANGELS to help with snow clearing.
Please send your name and contact information to Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org and also state what role you are interested in. Ottewell residents are amazing and kind and I know we can make this a great program to support and help our most vulnerable.
This year Halloween will be a bit different! The community would like to promote a Spooktacular Yard Decorating Contest.
All you need to do, is decorate take a picture, send the picture to Ottewell2212@gmail.com include your address and we will have you the community members vote on the best Ottewell Spooktacular Yard!
Winners will receive a pizza night package from Red Swan Pizza, along with some sweet treats from Caught in the Cookie Jar!
Get Creative Ottewell, we look forward to your submissions! Prize packages will be rewarded by mid November.
EPS hosted an information session the Ottewell Park providing information on protecting your home! Link provided for more information!
When at Home – and even when in your backyard lock your front door and vice versa. When in the home, it is a good idea to keep your doors locked. Consider keeping your blinds/curtains closed at night so people can’t see in. Consider installing an alarm system. Have an emergency kit prepared. Never leave your children at home alone. Be wary of strangers coming to your door.
In Your Yard The following outdoor belongings are often targeted by thieves:
Ladders – if you keep ladders out, be sure to chain or padlock them. A ladder can be used to gain entry to second story windows. If at all possible, store the ladders in a shed or garage.
Tools – Put tools away after a day of yard work. Lock them in a shed or in an enclosed garage area. Screwdrivers, hammers and pry bars can be used to break into your home, garage, or vehicle.
Tables and Chairs – Use a chain or a cable to lock your patio furniture.
Bicycles and Other Ride-On Toys – Always put them in a garage or shed. If you do not have either, lock them to something that can’t be moved.
Keep Up Appearances – a well-tended neighborhood is less attractive to criminals and vandals.
Trim trees and bushes that could conceal burglars, especially around windows and doors. Keep your yard maintained to give the house a lived-in appearance. Cut grass, rake leaves, remove dead branches and debris. Install motion-sensitive outside lights to brighten dark areas around doors or windows. Ensure your fence and gate are in good repair – check for holes and damage that may need repair. Keep your gate locked at all times and ensure the lock works properly. A lock or latch that self closes and can be padlocked when you are away is recommended. Install privacy slats in chain link fences.
In Your Community Get to know your neighbors – residents should become familiar with the routine in their neighborhoods. Be aware of strangers and look out for each other. Leave keys and emergency phone numbers with a trusted neighbor.
Get involved in crime prevention programs.
Garden Harvest Recipes to be Shared with Ottewell Community.
What to do with all that ZUCCHINI ?? I have found a great recipe that my family loves! I typically hide a jar or two to share in the winter months. Takes a bit of time but well worth it!
10 cups zucchini, peeled & shredded
4 onions, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
2 red peppers, chopped
4 tablespoons pickling salt
2 tablespoons dry mustard
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon cumin
2 cups white vinegar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon pepper
5 cups chopped ripe tomatoes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
12 ounces tomato paste
Day 1: In a large bowl combine; Zucchini, onions, green pepper, red pepper and the salt Mix together cover and let stand over night.
Day 2: Next day rinse, drain well and put into a large pot then add mustard, garlic, cumin, vinegar, brown sugar, pepper flakes, salt, cornstarch, nutmeg, pepper, 1 tablespoon salt, tomatoes and tomato paste. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Pour into sterilized jars and seal. Water bath jars for 15 minutes if they have not sealed properly.
Fall has arrived at the Ottewell Community Park.
Our days are becoming shorter and the time spent at the park is to be enjoyed by all!
The fall colors at our Park provide a beautiful family photo scene’s. Capture the memories! We want to encourage you to take advantage of what we have in our community!
If you see any suspicious activities at Ottewell Park please contact 311. Please remember to play safe respect the Alberta Health requirements. Children may find it difficult to avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth. This can lead to the spread of the virus to playground equipment, other children and other families. Consider visiting playgrounds only in your neighborhood. Pack hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol content and use it right before and right after using playground equipment.