Community Association Board Meeting Final Agenda – April 19

Agenda

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Monday April 19, 2021
7:30 PM via Google Meet
Everybody Welcome

Board meetings will have an open session for community residents to observe business discussions. Non board community members will also be invited to participate at certain times by the chair and there will be “in camera” topics for the board members only. Please contact the secretary via champlainpark@gmail.com to request a link to join the meeting.

Open session – final agenda

  1. Approval of minutes of November 25 2020 – Liz
  2. Report of interim motions – all
    1. Rink expenses above grant amount $393.19 on behalf of Dan and Matt
    2. Submit CPCA Chalk River Letter on behalf of Dan and Heather
    3. Submit TD Parks People Grant Night Sky on behalf of Adrian and Don
    4. Submit Nomination for Dave Adams Order of Ottawa
  3. Spring Cleanup – Kris
  4. FCA update – Roland – 5 minutes
  5. Membership Drive Options – Dave
  6. Rink Volunteers Recognition – Liz
  7. Update on Fieldhouse Garden – Laurie
  8. Financial Update – Lynne
  9. Insurance Update – Lynne/Liz
  10. Environment Committee proposal for tree nursery/planting project (“Urban mini-forest and Plant Caretaker Network”) – Daniel
  11. Next Meeting

COVID-19 and CPCA Operations in Fall 2020

How the CPCA will operate this season:

  • Undertake only outdoor community activities, where physical distancing can be achieved, to be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the CPCA Board via the website if you are interested in organizing such an activity (Include details).
  • Covid waiver to be signed where applicable.
  • All meetings and AGM to be virtual.
  • Note that Board members remain active, attending virtual meetings and responding in writing to the City Councillor, City of Ottawa Committees and Committee of Adjustment regarding issues and proposals that affect our community.

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Big Trees and Mechanicsville Promoting Trees vs Embassies

Via Heather and Daniel:

Mechanicsville Community Association and Big Trees of Kitchissippi invite you to make your voice count in efforts to say YES to more trees and No to embassies at the NCC Burnside property on the Ottawa River in Kitchissippi Ward.

[Poster for More Trees Here]

First, send a video message (hug) to Councillors and Federal Ministers before Earth Day next week, using this simple video platform: https://app.vidhug.com/yes-to-trees-no-to-embassies-/HyZ-FoNL_/record

Use your phone, or record directly on the platform, indoors or (preferably) outdoors to say Yes (and No).

Second, sign this petition calling on the City of Ottawa and NCC to honour their commitments to addressing the climate emergency, by saying Yes to more trees on the site, and No to embassies:  See Petition

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-04-19

Today’s topic:

  • Provincial restrictions at interprovincial crossings.

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Prescription Sunglasses Found

Maria writes:

I found a pair of prescription sunglasses on Northwestern Avenue. Frame is black and brand is Maui Jim.

I can be reached at 613-608-9916.
Thanks, Maria

Urban Foraging Webinar – April 22

Via Roland…

[Poster of dandilions for urban foraging webinar]
https://hamptoniona.wordpress.com/2021/04/15/urban-foraging-101-webinar/

You are invited to a free webinar on April 22 by the Hampton Iona Community Group. We are pleased to sponsor a webinar by the Friends of Hampton Park and Carlington Park on Urban Foraging. Learn what is available out in your neighbourhood, what can be safely eaten and how to forage in an environmentally, sustainable way. The webinar will take place this Thursday, April 22 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.

To register for this free webinar, please email urbanweedeater@gmail.com. The Zoom link and other details will be sent Wednesday April 21.

Lorne Cutler
President
Hampton Iona Community Group
http://www.hamptoniona.ca/

Urban Naturalization & Pollinators Webinar – April 22

Via Kris…

Urban Naturalization & Pollinators Webinar

This webinar will teach you everything you need to know about how important urban naturalization is. You also won’t want to miss the launch of our first ever Spring Pollinator Plant Fundraiser! We’ll be going over the native plants that will be on sale and how you can start your very own pollinator garden.

Speakers:

  • Natasha Jovanovic, our very own Living City Program Manager
  • Jess Karafilov, a graduate of Masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph and one of Ecology Ottawa’s lead volunteers

The webinar will take place on Zoom. The recording of the webinar will be sent to all RSVPs for those who are unable to attend.

Thursday, April 22nd from 6-7 pm EST

https://2020-ecologyottawa.nationbuilder.com/webinar_pollinator_garden

Yoga in the Park – May 29

NOTE: All planned events at Champlain Park remain subject to prevailing public health regulations at the scheduled times.

[Poster for Outdoor Yoga Event]
20210529 Yoga Class in the Park.pdf

See www.yogawithcarolynne.com for registration. More about Carolynne and her classes at https://champlainpark.org/yoga/.

Community Association Board Meeting – April 19

Agenda

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Monday April 19, 2021
7:30 PM via Google Meet
Everybody Welcome

Board meetings will have an open session for community residents to observe business discussions. Non board community members will also be invited to participate at certain times by the chair and there will be “in camera” topics for the board members only. Please contact the secretary via champlainpark@gmail.com to request a link to join the meeting.

If any neighbourhood resident would like to officially add an item to the agenda for discussion, please submit your request to the secretary:

  • Detail the item to present.
  • Provide a brief description and the goal of presenting the item.
  • Length of time for agenda items is normally 5 minutes unless otherwise specified.
  • The Chair will discuss additional time at the beginning of the meeting if that is requested.

Open session – draft agenda

  1. Approval of minutes of November 25 2020 – Liz
  2. Report of interim motions – all
  3. Spring Cleanup – Kris
  4. FCA update – Roland – 5 minutes
  5. Membership Drive Options – Dave
  6. Rink Volunteers Recognition – Liz
  7. Next Meeting

Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News

From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter today:

Island Park/Clearview crossing

Last year, we’d been told that construction of the pedestrian crossing at Island Park Drive and Clearview was proceeding, but then the work was paused apparently because of covid-related supplier issues. Indications to my staff are now that work should proceed in May. We’re all impatient for that and I appreciate your patience.

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-04-08

A few topics collected from March 24 to April 8th:

  • Neighbour’s vigilance assists in high-end vehicle theft arrest in Kanata.
  • Spring riding tips for motorcycle riders.
  • A letter to the Ottawa community from the Community Equity Council.
  • Expect to see more people on bikes and put safety first.

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