President’s Message – July 2017

This month’s report from The President (as published in the Hawk Eye)…

Hawkwood’s Picnic in the Garden

Hopefully you have received this edition of the Hawk Eye before Sunday July 30th and you can come out to our celebration of the opening of our Hawkwood Community Garden.  Taking place from 1-3PM, we will have a DJ, games, and lots of activities as well as free food!  If you can, try and bike or walk down to the garden (centrally located below Village on the Park and Dreamview Village at Hawksbrow Point).  If you need to drive, please park legally on Hawkwood Hill (by the fountain), Hawkwood Blvd. (by the school) or on Hawkside Mews.  Look forward to seeing you there – weather permitting!

Summer Projects

 As I write this, I notice that some houses in Hawkwood have already received their Green Carts, and the rest of us should get them soon (July 3 – August 8).  Once we all get our carts in the NW, collection will begin – maybe by mid-August.  I would strongly suggest that you read the information attached to the cart when you get it, or even better, go to and search “Green Cart Program” and click on the Best Bet (Green Cart food and yard waste program) to find out how the program works, what can go into the cart as well as instruction guides in other languages such as Punjabi and Chinese.

Also, in an effort to enhance and revitalize our community utilizing provincial grants and our casino funds, we will be replacing another playground in Hawkwood.  This tot lot, located on Hawkmount Close, will be upgraded to new equipment in late August.  See the article in this Hawk Eye for more information and please consider volunteering for the construction – it is well worth the effort!  As well, we noticed that the bottom of the slide at the new natural area on Hawktree Circle doesn’t drain very well after a rain, causing a bit of a messy landing for those using the slide.  We have been assured by the City and the contractor that that will be rectified this year.

Webmaster Needed

After pretty much three years of dedicated service to the HCA, Dai Jones is retiring as our Webmaster.  So, if you are interested in volunteering with us and helping promote Hawkwood on our website, then please contact me at .  And I want to thank Dai for his years of commitment to HCA and all the time he has spent helping us out on the web and at our meetings.  Thanks Dai!