Winter Carnival – January 27

When : Saturday January 27, 2018
Where: Champlain Park Fieldhouse
Time: Noon – 3:00pm

Snow, rain or shine, this festive annual event takes place on the last Saturday in January.

Hope to see you there!

Activities

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12:30-2:30pm Free horse-drawn sleigh rides

After lunch skating, hockey skills competition, and prizes throughout the afternoon

2pm live music, games

Spread the word

Please spread the word, and bring your friends and family.
Admission, hot chocolate and coffee are FREE.

Food & Beverages

There will be Chili cook-off , baked goodies, juice, hot dogs and more for sale in the Fieldhouse.

Your help

If you are able to bring a chili or baked goodies, or helping out in any other way, PLEASE contact one of the organizers to let us know.

We would be VERY grateful!!

Event organizers

Sarah Kotyck email: sarahkotyck@gmail.com
Natalie Raffoul email: nraffoul@cbrcanada.com

CPCA Treasurer Position Open

This position is central to our ability to carry out the association’s business and activities. We are currently without a volunteer.

Duties: Board Member who oversees the financial business of the CPCA; writes cheques and receives monies related to our activities; does the banking and book-keeping; prepares budget in consultation with the Board; prepares annual financial report for AGM.

Training and assistance will be provided to the new volunteer.

If you are interested in finding out more about the position contact: CPCA Co-Chair, lynne_bankier@sympatico.ca

You may also consider attending the next CPCA Board meeting.

FCA-FAC Meeting – January 17

The Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa general meeting is being held soon (it is an umbrella group for community associations like our own). Information from http://fca-fac.ca/2018/01/fca-fac-general-meeting-wed-jan-17/ and https://us9.campaign-archive.com/?u=a27879f3aba0015f3fdd0f6be&id=7fc97ac39e

FCA-FAC General Meeting Wed. Jan. 17, 2018

On January 17 an FCA-FAC General Meeting will be held at Kitchissippi United Church with an Arts and Culture theme.

In accordance with our custom at the first meeting of the new year, the meeting will feature “speed-dating”, a series of simultaneous small group interviews with invited experts. Meeting attendees rotate from expert to expert making contacts and learning of various topics of interest to communities.
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Community Bonfire

Champlain Park Community Bonfire

When: Sunday, January 14th, 3:30-5:30pm

Where: North End of Champlain Park

Come warm up around the First Annual Champlain Park Community Bonfire. This Sunday looks like it will be a perfect day for your favourite winter activity.
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-01-08

This week’s topics:

  • Missing adolescent.
  • STEP in January – Tailgating and stop signs.
  • Crime Stoppers Awareness Month.
  • Elderly woman robbed at home – Drugged gifts.
  • Uber driver scam – Credit card drained.

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Convent Development Open House – January 10

Full article, including photo, at https://islandpark.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/ashcroft-homes-convent-development-open-house/ and also https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/114-richmond-rd-ashcroft-homes-convent-development-open-house

Ashcroft Homes Convent Development Open House

Ashcroft Homes is proposing an adaptive re-use of Les Soeurs de la Visitation Convent at their 114 Richmond Rd site, which would see the building partially demolished and encapsulated in glass, combining heritage and modern elements. The refreshed convent would see office tenants and mixed commercial. We invite you to join us to learn more about this proposed development during a community open house:

Wednesday, January 10
6:00-8:00pm
Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt)

Information on the proposed development will be available from Ashcroft Homes, and City of Ottawa staff in both Heritage and Planning will be on hand to field additional questions.

Dog Walking in the Woods

Subject: Dog walking in the woods
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:18:14 -0500
From: Nhung Hoang

I have lived in Champlain Park for 24 years and love this neighbourhood. The proximity to nature is one thing that is especially precious to me. I have a small dog (a bichon frisé who is getting somewhat elderly) who I take for walks daily. One of the places we like to walk is the path through the woods. Near the entry to the path, it is clearly marked that dogs must be leashed. Unfortunately, not everyone follows this bylaw.

Twice in the last few months my dog has been attacked by larger dogs that have been off leash. Fortunately, he has not yet been injured but I feel that it is just a matter of time. I understand that dogs like to run off leash. Farms, cottages and off-leash dog parks are all places where you can let your canine friends have some more freedom. Please do not do so in places where the law doesn’t allow and where your dogs (as friendly as you believe they are) may be a menace to other dogs (not to mention, skiers, snowshoers and other walkers). Thank you for your consideration.

Nhung Hoang, Cowley Avenue