Work At Yeadon Green Continues

Yeadon Green - Phase I Complete
The final stages of Phase II will begin tomorrow.  The grading work and culvert improvements will be made by G & R Kelly.

Phase III includes installing new play equipment complete with swings, a climbing apparatus, slides and new cribbing and gravel around it all. HRM has awarded the Phase III contract to Timbertech. The equipment will be installed when Timbertec has the unit ready - hopefully in a few weeks!

We are currently growing our team of volunteers!  If you would like to be involved in making positive changes like this one in our community, please contact - you can make a difference.

Work at Wendy's Meadow Park

Our dedicated volunteer BBQ chefs!
Last summer, the BCHA hosted a community BBQ on the park land at Melanson Lane to gather your input about what kind of park you would like to see at this location.  Since then, we have been working to make your dreams a reality.  Today, the visible work began!

Wendy's Meadow Park - before
This year, the funds allotted for our community work are a just fraction of past years so we struggled with what could be accomplished with our minimal budget.  

After researching the physical composition of the land as well as reviewing the cost of the plans for the space, it was determined that the best starting point was to prepare the entry way and the parking area leading into the park. 

Work begins on the entry way
The plans for play equipment, a picnic area, seating and an alternate entrance are all part of work to be done at this park over the following seasons/years as time and funds permit.  

If you have any great ideas where we might be able to secure additional funding, please be sure to let us know.  

Widening the gap a bit!
There are currently only 6 of us working to complete the BHCA projects in Brookside.  Many hands make light work.  If you feel that you could help in any way, your input would be most welcome.

Kind regards,

Getaway weekend this fall!

Some things that you, your children, or family might be interested in.

Can't wait til summer to get back to camp?
You don't have to anymore!

This is your chance to escape the humdrum of simply living life week to week.

Space is limited so we encourage campers to register early!

For more information please contact Melanie at or (902) 868-CAMP.

Join us for a getaway weekend! 
Click hereto register now
November 11-13 - fall retreat (grades 3-5) 
November 18-20 - recharge (grades 6-12)
Retreat Fee: $60, plus HST
Check In on Friday at 7:00pm

Visit us online at for more information on our retreats and events.

Survey for Parents:
We are striving to create life-changing camp experiences for everyone at Bayside Camp and as part of the review of our summer camps we would like to invite you to complete a simple, short survey.
Survey open until October 15
  Thanks for your assistance!

       Stay connected
        by reading our  
       Fall Newsletter

Yeadon Green Gets A Facelift!

Everyone who walks the bicycle trail at Yeadon Green will have noticed that the old playground equipment has been removed in preparation for a facelift!  BCHA has been working with HRM for the past 3 summers to improve the playground at this park and we're excited that it's underway!  Special thanks to Councillor Reg Rankin for his support of this project.

Phase I began last fall with improvements to the drainage pathways behind the old play equipment.  That work helped divert water away from the play area.  The weather this summer has helped us identify other areas where drainage can be improved.

Phase II begins this fall with the removal of the old equipment (pics below) and will continue with raising the play area and improving the grading so that water will drain off into the existing waterways.

Phase III includes installing new play equipment complete with swings, a climbing apparatus, slides and new cribbing and gravel around it all.  HRM currently has this work out to tender.  If all goes well, the new playground will be ready for use in the Spring!

If you would like to be involved in making positive changes like this one in our community, please contact - we are always in need of volunteers who wish to make a difference.

FYI: Upcoming Community Events

FREE Family Movie Night
Saturday, October 22nd at 6:30pm
New Life Baptist Church 
Playing - All Roads Lead Home 
Come out for a fun family evening, free popcorn and drinks provided.  All welcomed.

Ladies' Conference
Inviting all ladies to an evening of worshipping and praising God
Friday, October 21, 2011
7pm - 9pm
New Life Baptist Church
1760 Prospect Road, Hatchet Lake, NS
$20.00/person - Call Jan to reserve your spot 850- 2564
Guest Speaker:  Evangeline Inman
International Speaker, Award-Winning Musician, Best-Selling Author
This very busy wife and mother has experienced God's healing power in her life. She was unable to speak until the age of five when she was miraculously and instantly healed. The God of all comfort gave her an emotional healing in her 30's after the death of her three year old son. Evangeline has witnessed the supernatural in her life and desires to bring glory to the Name of Jesus.
Evangeline has spoken on behalf of Compassion Canada and World Vision to help improvised children around the world. She has traveled and ministered to the hurting on 3 different continents. She is the founder and president of  Women Who Worship conferences and has hosted 23 conferences with well over 10,000 attendees.

FYI: Cancelled - Electoral Boundary Open House Meetings - October 8th 2011

Due to a lack of feedback, and confirmations we have cancelled the Open House meetings previously scheduled for Saturday, October 8th 2011 at the Prospect Road Community Centre, and the Tantallon Library.
If you have not already done so, it may be in your best interest to:

Please forward this message to any, and all rate payer/home owner associations & their members, community groups, residents, and other interested parties located within Districts 22 & 23 that you may have previously alerted concerning the proposed meetings.

I want to thank Councillors Rankin, and Lund for making room in their schedules to attend the proposed but now cancelled Open House meetings; your support is always greatly appreciated.

Best Regards, John Cascadden (Cas)
(902) 471-4631

Printer Friendly