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President’s Report 2017







For those that could not make it out to our AGM on Sunday afternoon here is the report that was presented to those in attendance. Please note the slate that was presented for election was elected. It is composed of Mark, Connie, Lina, Suzanne and myself. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time — we are here for you!

President’s Report

First let me say it is a humbling experience to sit before you to discuss the present state of the MWCA. I truly believe that we work for each one of you, your neighbours and friends. As well, I consider that our role is to make Manordale-Woodvale a better community for all of us. Recently, some new blood have agreed to stand for election to the executive committee and one of them asked what their role would be. So I sent them the section of the constitution that would apply to them with one caveat. I told them that the constitution was a written document and that the MWCA is a living entity! An entity that is constantly changing as the demographics change and if we do not change as the community changes then we will lose our relevance.
So as another year of the MWCA comes to an end, it is time to reflect on what was, what is and what is to come. You have just seen what was in our year in review. I would just like to hi-light a few key items from the year gone by that you did not see. We have sent out 2 newsletters, the first to 2500 addresses and the second to 3100 addresses. We now have just under 300 members on our Facebook page and are approaching 20,000 hits monthly on our web page. We have more students reaching out to us for their volunteer hours and more adults volunteering at our many events. We are doing our best to reach out to the community, please let us know what we can do better.
Well, now that you have seen and heard what was; it is time to discuss what is. This one is simple. Today, you have the opportunity to vote for your executive for the next 2 years. The people that will guide this community and plan some of it’s key activities. You will be presented with a slate of 5 people, 2 of which have served you for several years and 3 new ones that we feel will work well with the 2 returning ones, while at the same time bringing in new ideas and energy. We are running as a slate, a package deal, one that I feel will help grow the importance and value of the MWCA in our community. A community, that all of us love. If you do not like the slate, you have the opportunity to step forward and run against us. Likewise, if you like the slate you can be nominated to join us on the executive. No matter where you stand the future of the MWCA for the next 2 years lies in your hands.
Now for the tough one, the what is to come. It is easy to tell you what we did, it is just as easy to tell where we are today but it is a little more difficult to say where we will be tomorrow. We cannot predict the future with any certainty, we can tell you what we hope to accomplish but cannot guarantee that it will happen. As well, with a new executive being elected today, I would not want to speak on their behalf. My hope is, that next year we have more events than we had this year and more members of the community showing up. I would, also, like to have more input from our friends and neighbours on what they would like to see. I know we have a concert planned for the New Year to celebrate the MWCA Community and that our boat cruise is planned for August to coincide with the fireworks at Lac Lemay. I know that plans are already underway for next year’s Halloween Party. I know we would like to send out 3 newsletters in the next 12 months, as well as the possibility of throwing a New Year’s Eve Dance. As well we wish to pursue the development of a youth group. Finally, we would like to start a speaker series, with keynote speakers that would offer key advice to members of the community on issues that affect their everyday lives.
In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to thank those that have served with me over the last 2 years. Laurie, our Building Manager, an integral part of the team whose cool resolve has made my job that much easier. Mark, our Treasurer, whose guidance an all things financial and much more has helped to keep the MWCA moving forward. Larry, a long time member of the MWCA and past president, who never hesitates to step up to the plate when his help is needed. Andy and Jane, who due to personal reasons will not be seeking re-election, their input and voice of reason has helped us put on some of our more successful events. Finally, on a more personal note I want to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve you. I truly enjoy the experience and strive each and every day to make this community, our community, a better place for all of us.




Manordale-Woodvale Community Association

2017 Annual General Meeting

Sunday October 29, 2017

2:00 PM – Doors open at 1:30 PM


1. Call to Order (2:00 PM)

2. Welcome – Guests and Current Executive – Myles Egli

3. The year in review slide show.

4. President’s Report – Myles Egli

5. Report from Councillor Keith Egli

6. Address from Guest Speaker – Roxanne Goodman – An Accomplished Composer

7. Approval of the 2016 Minutes

8. Financial Report – Mark Beauchamp – Treasurer

9. Building Manager Report

10. 55+ Social Club Report

11. Address from Constable Kevin Williams

12. Volunteer Awards

13. Election of Officers—a. Request for additional nominations

14. New Business

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MWCA AGM — Sunday October 29th — 2PM

The following slate of candidates have offered their services and time to help run the Manordale-Woodvale Community Association. Please come out and show them your support this Sunday.

1) Myles Egli
2) Mark Beauchamp
3) Suzanne Abbotts
4) Lina Tripudio-Comba
5) Connie Vanier


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Sunday October 29th, 2017


Margaret Rywak Community Building

68 Knoxdale Road

We don’t just talk the talk…

We actually walk the talk.

Join us! 









Do you love the Manordale-Woodvale Community in which you live?



Can you spare a few hours a week?



Do you have desire to help others have a great time?



Do you enjoy the events sponsored by the MWCA and would like to see more of them?



Do you play well with others?

Do you have a sense of adventure and a willingness to work for the satisfaction that you made somebody’s day brighter?


If you answered YES to at least some of the above then the MWCA wants you!!

Our AGM is on Sunday October 29th and we are looking to you our friends and neighbours to come and join us! We will be holding elections at the AGM and are looking to fill various positions on the executive. For more information come out to one of our monthly meetings or contact us at We look forward to hearing from you! Please feel free to spread the word.




Monday November 7th, 2016


Margaret Rywak Community Building

68 Knoxdale Road
















The following positions will be open effective our AGM for a 2 year term.

1) Vice President, 2) Secretary and 3)Youth Coordinator.

If you are a resident of Manordale-Woodvale and are interested in becoming a member of the MWCA please contact us at We promise you it will be a memorable experience!!





Do you know a youth and/or an adult that gives of themselves to the Manordale-Woodvale Community?

Do you know someone that volunteers their time and energy to help others?

If the answer to either of these questions is yes then let us know with a brief explanation at by October 28th.

The MWCA gives out 2 awards annually at their AGM to recognize a youth and an adult that is an example of a good neighbour. One that takes time out of their busy schedule to help others!

Please help us find that person!!


President’s Report


As I come to the end of my first term as President of the MWCA, I wish to reflect upon the accomplishments we have made both as a community association and a community. When I first ran it was my desire to make the community association a more active participant in the Manordale-Woodvale Community. Together with my fellow members, our team has strived to make the MWCA a relevant component in the everyday lives of our friends and neighbours in Manordale. Whether it was by having a softball league for the young, a boat cruise for a relaxing evening for the adults, a Halloween or Christmas party for the young and young at heart, we have tried to fill a void in today’s society and be a comfort for all those that live in the area. We hold monthly euchres, clean our community’s parks and walkways, we offer the youth a chance to earn their volunteer hours and we act as a liaison between the members of the community and the city. We have our annual corn roast and community day, not to mention our spring garage sale.

Our goal was and is to make this community building and this park the hub of our community. More importantly, we want the Community Association to be the vehicle that works with you and for you so that Manordale-Woodvale is the community that everyone wants to be part of.

We have spent the better part of the last year amending our constitution so that the role of the MWCA and its executive is more clearly defined in the community in which it works. We have established a website and Facebook page so that we can reach more of you. With the help of the Councillor we now have a bulletin board in front of the building to help promote not only our events but the events of other organizations within our boundaries. Our hope is that we can be there for the community in a way that makes our community work. We do not want to become another level of bureaucracy; however, we want to be there to help this community grow. We want to be there for you and work with you so that the events we have and the help we offer is what you as a community want. We have many volunteers that help us at our events for which we are truly grateful. However, we need more of you to join us to make us strong.

Our hope for the next year is to make the events that we currently have better, more enjoyable as well as being better attended. In order to do that we need to hear from you, we need you to tell us what you would like to see. If you own a small business come meet with us and we can discuss with you how we can work with you to help increase your business and help improve our events.

As well, the people that form the executive of the MWCA are your friends and neighbours. We do this because we love the community and wish to give back to the community that has given us so much! Most of us are long term residents of this wonderful neighbourhood. Many of you probably recognize me even if you don’t know me because I have walked my dog in the neighbourhood for over fifteen years. Please feel free to send us an e-mail or stop us on the street if you have a question, a concern or just want to say hello. We are here for you and want to work with you to make the community better.

Lastly, the MWCA wishes to say a special thank you to three members of its current executive that will be stepping down as of tonight. Myrna Hay and Ray Martinuk are moving on to the next chapter in their lives. They both have been an integral part of this Community Association for more years than any of us can remember. Their dedication to the community is what makes this neighbourhood so special. They will be truly missed. The other member of the current executive stepping down is Brittany Seguin. Although, she has not served nearly as long, she too has played an integral role in the association. She was our first youth coordinator and played a key role in the amending of our current constitution. We wish the three of them all the best in their future endeavours.













                                     Manordale-Woodvale Community Association

                                                         2015 Annual General Meeting

                                                           Monday November 9, 2015


  1. Call to Order (7:00 PM)
  2. Welcome – Guests and Current Executive – Myles Egli
  3. President’s Report – Myles Egli
  4. Report from Councillor Keith Egli and Tara Blasioli – Sr Engineer, Infrastructure Projects from Planning and Infrastructure concerning the Sherry Lane project.
  5. Nancy Crump Manager, Annual Giving Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation — presentation about the Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) Unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital
  6. Address from Community Police — Officer – Sue Wright – concerning crime in the area.
  7. Approval of the 2014 Minutes
  8. Approval of the amended constitution
  9. Election of Officers a) Request for additional nominations, b)List of names of candidates for the 2015/2016 MWCA Elected Executive
  10. Volunteer Award
  11. Financial Report – Mark Beauchamp – Treasurer
  12. Committee Reports — a) Facilities – Laurie Bown, b) Events Report – Myles Egli, c) Baseball – Myles Egli, d) Euchre – Jane Benco, e)Rink Report – Carol Miller, f) NROCRC – Carol Miller
  13. 2015/2016 MWCA Plans
  14. New Business
  15. Adjournment