Holiday Charity Virtual Auction

Champlain Park get ready for the 2nd annual Champlain Park Holiday Charity Auction!!!

[Poster for the Winter Holiday Auction]

All money raised will be donated to the Parkdale Food Centre.

Makes a great Holiday gift!

To participate you can:

1) donate a good or service to the auction (for example quilts, baked goods, books, knitting, gardening services, shoveling someone’s walk, etc…) before the 5th of December

2) go on the website starting Dec 1 and put in a bid for any of those goods/services up to Dec 15 5pm.  If you have the winning bid you provide a donation to the Parkdale Food Centre in that amount and we’ll arrange for you to get your item.

First step – we are seeking donations!!!  To donate:

Send us by email 1) a title, 2) short description and 3) a picture of your donation to

For the auction see:

COVID-19 and CPCA Operations in Fall 2021

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.

Continue reading “COVID-19 and CPCA Operations in Fall 2021”

Pedestrian Crossing Nearing Completion at Island Park & Clearview

On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 9:56 AM ROLAND DORSAY wrote:


The IPD-Clearview crosswalk is up and running. Great to see cars stopping for kids crossing IPD to get to school this morning.

Many thanks to Geoff/Tom, City staff, the NCC and many others who helped make it happen, including Sam Mizrahi who agreed to pay for it all.


[Island Park and Clearview crossing with new giant light poles with flashers at mid-height]

Community Association Board Meeting Agenda – November 16


Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Tuesday November 16, 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 to request a link to join the meeting.

Open session – draft agenda

  1. Approval of minutes of Sept 14, 2021 – Liz
  2. Report of interim motions – all
  3. Intensification of the area and how high the new buildings are (Louise Rousseau)
  4. AGM Agenda: Chair, Reports, Election, call for volunteers; date, do we want a speaker; should we focus on trying to attract some of the new families to attend the meeting, how? – Lynne
  5. Board composition and liaison when key volunteers do not wish to retain full board positions – Lynne
  6. OP and Zoning Bylaw Review: brief updates from involved Board members and how to inform/involve the community
  7. ONCA: New not for profit corporate legislation passed: Need to revise constitution within 3 years – Lynne
  8. Finances: Dave cannot attend meeting; Lynne may give brief summary and/or email
  9. Fieldhouse Garden Update (tentative) – Laurie
  10. Other Business
  11. Next Meeting

Goldenrod Community Garden Plot Waitlist Recreation

[Logo for the Goldenrod Community Garden]
Goldenrod Community Garden Plot Waitlist 2022 – ALERT

Goldenrod lost all the names/data on our waitlist around the end of September 2021. Anyone on that list must sign up again.

Please sign up by going to Goldenrod Garden’s homepage and clicking the link for Plot Waitlist 2022.

Everyone is welcome and we do apologize for this. Please know that this list is not “first-come-first-served”. We will be pulling names at random when it’s time to assign plots for next year.

Thank you for your support and your kindness. Goldenrod had a spectacular first year. Please join us in 2022!

Catherine O’Toole
Board Member
Goldenrod Community Garden

Halloween Pumpkin and House Decoration Contest Winners

The votes are in and the winners for the Champlain Park Halloween decorating contests are:

Best decorated house: 244 Keyworth – The Keyworth Institute Night Care!

An impressive immersive experience including creepy decorations, an award-winning scary Chucky doll performance, invitations to pet spooky rats, etc…that certainly sent many of us home with nightmares…

[Driveway scene with scary kid actors]

Best decorated pumpkin: 20 Clearview – with an impressive 4 decorated pumpkins including a dog skeleton and a Picasso woman.

It was a very tough competition this year with dragons, zombies, ghosts, witches and ill-fated mannequins entertaining the residents of Champlain Park!

Congrats to the winners and a big thank you to all those who participated in the contest either by decorating their houses and pumpkins or by voting for their favourites.

And finally a heartfelt thank you to the Wellington West BIA for their donation of the prizes: each winner received a $50 gift certificate to a Wellington West business of their choice.

Up next: Stay tuned for future posts on the 2nd annual Champlain Park Holiday house decorating contest and the Holiday Charity Auction.

Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News Update

Traffic cones and other orange coloured things (not pumpkins!) are going up around the Island Park Drive and Clearview Avenue intersection. Could it be that the traffic light is being installed? Here’s the view from this morning, with some more traffic control equipment trucks arriving moments later, perhaps to add more traffic detour barrels.

[Intersection with orange poles separating sidewalk from road and some traffic barrels on the road and some detour signs]

Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News Update

From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter of October 29 2021:

IPD/Clearview pedestrian crossing

My most recent understanding of when the IPD/Clearview pedestrian crossing will go in is that the contractor is now ready and that they are waiting for a road cut permit. My office is advocating for an expedition of that. We’ll see.