Outdoor Rink needs Volunteers

Now that it’s starting to get cold and icy, we need volunteers to help shovel, supervise and otherwise keep the rink operating. Contact Jim Kot 613-722-7519 aka kris.tom@sympatico.ca to get in on the action. High school students can get credit for ice work.
[View of the Rink on a Sunny Day]
See https://champlainpark.org/the-rink/ for the more about the rink and hours of operation.

Community Sleigh Ride – December 21

Start Your Christmas Celebration with a Community Sleigh Ride and Carol Singing!

Thursday, December 21 2017 at 6:15PM

[Horse and sleigh ride]

What a great way to start the holidays!

If you’re able to volunteer any time with set-up, cleanup, making treats or hot chocolate, or just have questions about the event, please let Jim Cocks know at jim.co@sympatico.ca or (613) 728-7881. We thank-you in advance. One can never have too many elves!
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2017-12-11

This week’s topics:

  • Missing youth.
  • MEGA-RIDE program no. 1 – Stopping traffic to look for drunk drivers.
  • Information Session and PREP Test workshop.
  • STEP in December – Impaired driving and bad lane changing.
  • Ottawa Police Service holiday hours.

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Heritage Trees

From: Debra Huron <debra@debrahuron.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:16:10 -0500

From Daniel Buckles via Champlain Oaks website http://www.champlainoaks.com/2017/11/calling-all-heritage-trees/

Calling all heritage trees

[Oak Tree between the SJAM Parkway roads]On the heels of September’s ceremony to honour heritage trees in Ottawa, Forests Ontario has confirmed that it can list more bur oaks from this neighbourhood in its provincial registry.

The deadline for nominating a tree to Forests Ontario’s heritage tree program is December 31, 2017.
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Spending Suggestions Wanted

Suggestions wanted

2 Champlain Park residents have kindly donated $500 to our community association, and the Board is considering how to spend this money. We invite our residents to submit suggestions to the webmaster by January 8, 2018.The suggestions will be considered by the Board at our January meeting.

So far we have received the following suggestions

  • Double our contribution to the SJAM Winter Trail from $250.00 to $500.00
  • Winter event related to the SJAM Winter Trail
  • A special spring event in conjunction with our membership drive
  • An event to celebrate our community’s history and ecosystem
  • Refill the planters on Pontiac with better soil and buy spring bulbs
  • A bench and rack for skiing
  • A chess or ping pong table
  • Summer bonfire with free refreshments
  • New paint for the hockey rink boards
  • Bocce court

We look forward to receiving more suggestions from our residents. Please reply to champlainpark@gmail.com

Petition regarding community newspapers

From: Hampton Iona Newsletter <newsletter@hamptoniona.ca>
Date: December 5, 2017 at 4:16:08 PM EST
Subject: Petition regarding community newspapers

Communities across Ottawa and Ontario took a big hit recently when Postmedia and Torstar announced they were swapping 32 community newspapers and then shutting them down.
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Heritage Building Inventory Project

Subject: Heritage Inventory Project
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2017 17:14:22 +0000
From: Heritage Inventory / Inventaire Patrimonial <heritageinventory@ottawa.ca>

Dear Champlain Park Community Association,

The Heritage Inventory Project is moving into your neighbourhood! We’ve begun some preliminary research on your neighbourhood, and we would really appreciate any input from your community.

The Heritage Inventory Project is a city-wide strategic initiative which is evaluating buildings built prior to 1980 for heritage significance. Buildings that meet our design and neighbourhood tests are recommended for addition to the Heritage Register. For more information on our project, please see our website: Ottawa.ca/heritageinventory.
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