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.
Odd, no Monday post. So here are the last three pending posts from Neighbourhood Watch:
- Check on seniors during ongoing pandemic.
- Frontline patrol launches Project Handlebar – Stolen bike recovery.
- Project NoiseMaker targets speeding, stunt driving and excessive noise on city streets.
Since the weather is warming up, the insects are starting to come out. That includes the ticks living in our area. Have a look at the NCC’s Tick information post to find out how to deal with these half spiders at https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/blog/tick-safety-in-the-capital
- Open data stats release and theft prevention tips – Bicycle theft avoidance tips and open data on where thefts happen.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, volunteers will not deliver the April edition of the Champlain Speaker to Champlain Park residents’ home mailboxes.
— Update – all the paper copies in the fieldhouse box have been picked up —
Meanwhile, you can download it in colourful PDF format. If you have legal size paper (the editor needed the extra space), you can print it out and perhaps give a copy to a neighbour without a computer.
Are you willing to provide a foster home for a tree sapling?
The Champlain Park Enviro Committee is looking for caretakers of small, potted trees that will eventually make their way into public spaces in the community. The term for taking care of plants can range from a few months to two years, depending on species and how quickly we can find a permanent home. Learn about and share your knowledge of native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, while also helping to create a legacy urban forest and healthy environment.
If you would be interested in becoming a member of our Caretaker Network, volunteering as Champlain Park Plant Caretaker, please complete the Caretaker registration form and one of the Project Coordinators will get back you.
Thanking you in advance for your interest.
For more details on the Champlain Park Plant Caretaker please visit the Projects homepage
Last couple of day’s topics:
- Changes to interprovincial crossings operation.
- A reminder to remain vigilant about the potential for abuse towards women and children.
- Missing youth to locate.
Just a reminder that the pool closes in a couple of days…
Nothing says spring like the beginning of baseball – Join the first ever Champlain Park Baseball Pool! It’s free and low-maintenance, to enter:
- Pick one position player from each of these positions: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, Catcher, (5 players total)
- Pick 3 outfielders
Position players get 1 point for each steal, run, homerun, RBI
- Pick 1 pitcher – pitchers get 5 points for each win and 1 point for each strikeout
- Pick a team – each team win gets 2 points
Submit your 10 picks (9 players and 1 team) to Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 22nd 10pm.
For questions or details email Nick.
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.
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
- Provincial restrictions at interprovincial crossings.
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.