Barrhaven community news and events

Time to get caught up on some news and events happening in the Barrhaven community.

Yoga in the park

First off, we have free beginner yoga classes happening in Cresthaven Park next to the splash pad on the following Saturdays: November 1st, 8th and 15th between 11:30am-12:30pm. This is a bring your own mat activity and given the season, weather permitting. You can contact Sarah at for more information.

Barrhaven Yoga in the Park
Free outdoor Yoga lessons will be offered in Cresthaven Park this November

Barrhaven Seniors Council

A new seniors group is now up and running in the community. The Barrhaven Seniors’ Council offers informal activities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Activities include crafts, cards, guest speakers, movies, discussion groups and much more.

For more information, contact Don at, 613-440-3620 or visit their Facebook page at

Barrhaven Blood Donor Clinic

A Blood Donor clinic will take place on November 12 at the Barrhaven United Church (3013 Jockvale Rd) from 4:30 -8:30. Visit for info! Let’s all try to make a difference and give the gift of life!

Residents complaining about off leash pit bull on Barrhaven walking path

Several residents have been complaining about a rather large pit bull type dog being allowed to run off leash and un-muzzled along the pedestrian paths that border the via rail line between Jockvale and Ceaderview roads. Pit Bulls have been banned in Ontario for almost a decade and dogs that preceded the ban must be leashed and muzzled when out in public.

This particular dog has been causing lots of anxiety for residents using the public path. If this dog is making you feel uncomfortable, you are encouraged to report the incident to the Ottawa bylaw department.

We all love our pets, but it’s important to be respectful of other residents when out on public paths. At the very least, please keep your pet leashed – and yes, you need to hold the leash as well!