Annual General Meeting Recap

The Bridlewood Community Association held their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 15th.

2014-2015 Annual report

Elections were held to fill the Executive positions for the upcoming year.  The Executive Committee for 2015/2016 is:

  • Mark Kozlowski, President
  • Lorraine Pigeon, 1st VP
  • Marc Favreau, 2nd VP
  • Brenda Merkley, Secretary
  • Gillian Sullivan, Treasurer

Committee Chairs for 2015/2016 are:

  • Annual BBQ – Vacant
  • Cleaner Bridlewood – Charles Bouck
  • Communications – Vacant
  • Corporate Memberships – Tim Askew
  • Development – Marc Favreau 
  • Residential Membership – Vacant
  • Rinks – Allen Bursey
  • Safety – Vacant
  • Social – Vacant
  • Spring Sports – Lorraine Pigeon
  • Sports – Margaret Kellaway
  • Street Representatives – Vacant
  • Volunteers – Susan Wehrmann
  • Webmaster – Mark Newell

Paul Van Steen Award

The Paul Van Steen Sports Achievement Award was presented to Robbie and Adam Laforest.   Robbie and Adam are special needs athletes afflicted with Fragile-X Syndrome who have not let that stand in the way of participating in a wide variety of sporting activities. They have been involved in Special Olympics for twelve years and currently keep busy year round participating in swimming, soccer, basketball, track and field, golf, and bowling. In previous years they have also participated in cross-country skiing and curling.

Robbie (left) and Adam Laforest receiving the Paul Van Steen Sports Achievement Awards from Margaret Kellaway, BCA Sports Committee ChairRobbie represented the Ottawa region in cross country skiing at the 2010 Special Olympics Provincial Winter Games and won two gold medals.

In addition to sports through Special Olympics, they play hockey for the Capital City Condors. They kayak with the Rideau Canoe Club and have participated in the Canadian Kayak championships on two occasions. They also practice Tae Kwon Do with Adam achieving a third degree black belt and Robbie due to receive his red belt in the near future. In addition to their organized activities, they enjoy biking and downhill skiing.

Adam and Robbie volunteer for many Special Olympic charity events such as the annual Torch Run Police drive, Torch Run Motorcycle Run drive, the Marathon of Sport, and the Staples charity drive. Adam and Robbie also volunteer with the Sens Foundation and Adam can be found at many Ottawa Senator games selling 50/50 tickets.


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