Canaan Crews clean up road for Monique
Chalk up another
successful Canaan Road Clean-up Day thanks to the 16 volunteers who showed up from the Canaan, Blue Jay Ridge and
Forest Hill areas on Saturday. This is the sixth year that local residents have been cleaning up Canaan Road. We
started the annual venture in 2002, missing 2007 due to a family illness.
This year the First Annual Monique Lussier Memorial Clean-Up
Day was dedicated to the memory of Blue Jay resident, Monique
Lussier, who passed away from cancer in January.
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)