Wading Pool Opening – July 2

The wading pool will be opening July 2nd, weather permitting. See https://champlainpark.org/park/wading-pool/ for details and links to more swimming information. During the summer, this is the weekly schedule:

Day July & August
Monday 11 am to 6 pm
Tuesday noon to 7pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday noon to 7pm
Friday 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday noon to 5 pm
Sunday noon to 5 pm

Romeo and Juliet in Our Park! – August 9

Heads Up and Save the Date!

A Company of Fools and the Champlain Park Community Association Snack Fest return to Champlain Park this summer.

Date: Friday August 9, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Play: Romeo and Juliet
Free Post-performance Snacks

Here is the link to the Fools’ new interactive calendar: https://fools.ca/whats-on/torchlight-shakespeare-romeo-juliet/tour-schedule-2019/

[Promotional Poster showing an outdoor temporary Stage with Fools]
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City Builders Newsletter Out

Heather Pearl points out that there’s a new issue of the development oriented city of Ottawa City Builders newsletter out. Rather than reproducing the whole thing here, you can subscribe to it at https://ottawa.ca/esubscriptions/signup-form-en.html


The Summer Construction Update and link to the interactive map of current and future projects (Capital Construction Forecast Online Map) will be useful aids for those needing to navigate around City-led projects.

Thanks, Heather

Main topics are:

  • The City of Ottawa has reached one million residents!
  • New Official Plan Stakeholder Engagement – various ways of contacting people, and a poll on the engagement plan.
  • OP Discussion Paper Highlight – Climate Adaptation and Resiliency – various papers on the topic.
  • Flora Footbridge Opened Canada Day Weekend!
  • CSST Tunneling 75 Per Cent Complete – Storm water storage.
  • Summer Construction Update – Various projects, Harmer Avenue pedestrian bridge is the closest one to us.
  • Capital Construction Forecast Online Map – See https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-development-and-construction/construction-and-infrastructure-projects
  • Kindness is a two-way street – a mutual respect campaign.

The newsletter ends with a bit of info about zoning in general, and a list of upcoming events and workshops.

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-07-08

This week’s topics:

  • Hometown Heroes challenge – Rappelling race.
  • STEP in July – Cycling, distracted driving.
  • Protect your vehicle – Thefts using a remote key signal amplifier.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-06-24

This week’s topics:

  • OPS 2018 Annual Report – Statistics are up.

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River Activities on Saturday 29 June – Remic Beach and Rapids

Shoreline Cleanup

The floodwaters have now receded, leaving behind garbage and debris along the Ottawa River shoreline.
We are seeking volunteers to help clean up the area along the river, north of Champlain Park, and remove the garbage from our waterways.
Please join the shoreline cleanup at:
        Remic Beach on Saturday 29 June, 10am – 12pm
For any questions contact Dan Wilcock at CPCADan@gmail.com

Water Quality Testing

Thanks to Water Rangers, the Champlain Park community now has a citizen science test kit that will allow us to monitor water health parameters in the Ottawa River such as temperature, clarity, pH, hardness, alkalinity, dissolved oxygen and conductivity. Regular testing will create baseline data, allowing more meaningful long-term observations of our river’s health.
Dan Wilcock is the local member of Ottawa Riverkeeper’s riverwatcher network and is leading Champlain Park’s water quality monitoring.
If you’re interested in learning more, or getting involved in water testing, Dan will demonstrate the test kit at:
              Remic Beach on Saturday 29 June,  at 11am
Water quality results are available at:
https://app.waterrangers.ca/locations/2513
https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/9207

Kitchissippi/Somerset shore fishing clinic

City Councillors Leiper and McKenney have organized a free beginner shore fishing clinic to be held at:
             Remic Rapids on Saturday June 29 from 5 – 7pm 
Full details are at the Facebook event page here.
Jeff Leiper’s office has been working with the NCC, sport fishing groups, naturalists and others to offer an educational evening that is inclusive and welcoming for all ages and everyone. They’ll have lots of tackle (fishing gear) on hand and lifeguards to enjoy a safe, very hands-on learning experience.

Purple Martin Birdhouse Installed

Purple Martin Birdhouse – Champlain Park Community

[Male Purple Martin Bird]

The Environment Committee of the CPCA are extremely pleased to announce the successful installation of a brand new Purple Martin birdhouse in partnership with the NCC as a pilot project along the Ottawa River Pathway.

[Four decker birdhouse on a tall pole, with river behind]
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