Winter Carnival – January 25

Champlain Park Winter Carnival – January 25

Free admission, sleigh rides, entertainment, hot drinks!

When? Saturday, January 25, 2020, Noon to 3 p.m.
Where? Champlain Park field house, park, rink.

[Horse Drawn Sleigh from 2016 Carnival]

Volunteer Organizers Would be VERY GRATEFUL if Neighbours Contact them to Help with these Jobs:

Field house: Set up / Clean up, Ticket sales, contribute a slow cooker and be in the chili contest (great prizes for winners), provide baked goods (make or fake, we won’t tell), help in the kitchen and lunch counter.

Contact Event Organizer, Erin Topping, to help at or 613-799-1770.

[2016 Winter Carnival Chili]

Outdoor rink and park: Organize outdoor games and fun on rink, assist seniors and children with boarding sleigh, help rink supervisor with shovelling.

Contact Rink Organizer, Jason Ilacqua, to help at or 613-867-1994.

[2016 Winter Carnival Hockey]

Carnival Highlights:

  • Free Sleigh Rides: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Free Entertainment: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Entertainer Kristen Klein performing upbeat acoustic tunes)
  • Free Balloon animals with creator Jason Keats!
  • Free Coffee and Hot Chocolate until quantities run out! (Bridgehead – sponsor)
  • Chili Cook–off Contest with great prizes!
  • Lunch counter: Hot dogs, chili, baked goods for sale.

Spread the word! Bring friends and family to Champlain Park !

Snow, rain or shine this event will take place on the last Saturday in January.

Community Association Board Meeting Agenda – January 28


Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Tuesday January 28, 2020
7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse
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.

This is the preliminary agenda (final one published on Sunday, will update this post); contact the secretary to add more items.

Open session

  1. Budget review (Josh)
  2. SJAM signage (budget) – Adrian
  3. SJAM donation (budget) – Lynne or Josh
  4. Planning and Zoning incidental expense budget (budget) – Lynne or Heather
  5. Cabinet key copies – Lynne
  6. Next Meeting

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2020-01-20

This week’s topics:

  • Polar Plunge 2020.
  • 2020 Thomas G. Flanagan S.C. Scholarship Award.
  • Three new Neighbourhood Resource Teams.

Please welcome Alexandra Evershed as our new block captain on Cowley Avenue between Pontiac and Clearview. If you see something on her block, please let her know.
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Rink Status Update

I just called up Jason the rink coordinator and he says the rink is open and there is supervision present this weekend at the usual hours. See for the details. Here’s what it looked like yesterday, finally frozen and flat:

[Rink as of 20200117, now flooded and actually frozen]

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2020-01-13

This week’s topics:

  • Protect your vehicle from theft – Locks can be easily broken.

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SJAM Winter Sports Festival – January 19

See for more more up to date details about this winter sports event nearby at Remic Rapids, including weather conditions and entry fees.

[Rear view of the skiers starting to race]

SJAM Festival


  • All ages XC Ski Scurry and Scoot fun races
  • All ages Fat Bike Blast race
  • Try out the GIANT multi-person Norwegian skis
  • Check out our ski obstacle course, play on the snow hill, demo some gear, warm up with hot chocolate and enjoy our supporting partner booths
  • Support two important local causes: The SJAM Winter Trail and The Snowsuit Fund of Ottawa

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Results from the Workshop on Climate Solutions

Subject: Proceedings of the Workshop on Climate Solutions and Ottawa’s New Official Plan
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 13:01:53 -0500
From: Daniel Buckles <>

Hello. We are delighted to share with you results from the workshop “Climate Solutions and Ottawa’s Official Plan”, held at Bayview Yards November 15 and 16, 2019 and attended by more than 120 people.

The new website, includes priorities and policy actions developed by 11 discussion groups, on Nature, Food, Buildings and Transportation, as well as the Economy. It also contains several outstanding videos relevant to the ongoing development of Ottawa’s new Official Plan (from Dianne Saxe, former Environment Commissioner for the Province of Ontario, and from Mitchell Beer, the Managing Editor of Ottawa-based The Energy Mix).

Importantly, the site provides you with an opportunity to comment and contribute to the ongoing development of “The People’s Plan for Ottawa’s Climate Emergency”. To do so, and to build momentum behind climate action, Sign Up to the Forum.

Finally, hold the date March 7, 2020 for the next workshop of the People’s Official Plan (POP), to be hosted by the Healthy Transportation Coalition, the Federation of Citizen’s Associations, Ecology Ottawa, The Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital and other partners in the POP working group. It will focus on organizing informed action against expansion of the current urban boundary by showing that just and healthy intensification is possible!

Daniel Buckles (CAFES and Board member of the Greenspace Alliance) and Paul Johanis (Chair of the Greenspace Alliance)