Champlain Park Hockey Pool

Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2021 02:45:56 +0000 (UTC)
From: Nick Xenos

Join the Champlain Park NHL Hockey Pool!!!

To participate, it’s easy, open to all in the neighbourhood and free, simply:
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Champlain Park Chess Tournament

Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2020 03:03:37 +0000 (UTC)
From: Nick Xenos <>

Want to join the Champlain Park Chess Ladder Tournament?

Email Nick at to register with your name and email – it’s free to join and for all ages. Then you will be added to the bottom of the ladder and you can start challenging other players.

[Chessboard front view]
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Election of Officers and Call for Volunteers

The Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) annual general meeting is coming soon (January 27 2021), so it’s time to ask for volunteers to help our community as a board member. If you are interested, please send an email to:

  • You can ask to be nominated for any of the listed board positions.
  • Names of current nominees are listed on the chart. Most are current Board members who are willing to stay on. However, all positions are open to further nominations and we welcome new members.
  • We have a position called “Member at Large”. This allows people to be on the board without a specific “portfolio” and to contribute in a variety of ways as per your interests. Some of our current board members started as Member at Large and then “specialized”.
  • Please see the organizational chart to get some ideas of how you might contribute if you are interested in becoming a board member or other type of CPCA volunteer. Note the chart will be updated after elections at the AGM.
  • If you are thinking of joining the board in the future, attending some of our open executive meetings (advertised on our website) is a good way to familiarize yourself with the work of the community association.

The AGM agenda will be posted soon, including guest speakers (Bike Ottawa and City Councillor Jeff Leiper are scheduled).
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COVID-19 and CPCA Operations in Fall 2020

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.

Champlain Park Fieldhouse:

  • The CPCA has decided that we will not open the fieldhouse for any activities (rentals or CPCA use) this season.
  • This is because the Champlain Park Fieldhouse is an unstaffed, volunteer-run facility. The Covid-19 procedures and requirements outlined by the City would be difficult for our volunteers to undertake and to monitor. These include general hygiene practices to be followed by participants of indoor activities (hand hygiene, masks, physical distancing) plus Covid-19 cleaning, charting and monitoring responsibilities.

Official Draft Plan Weekend Workshops – January 23, 30

Subject: Fwd: Weekend Workshops January 23 and 30
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 22:58:53 -0500
From: Heather Pearl <>

Ottawa is in the process of building a new Official Plan, to direct the City’s growth and development during the next couple of decades.

The proposed plan takes a significantly different approach to city planning and redevelopment than has been taken in the past. All current residential zones (Champlain Park is R1 and R2) will be replaced and the City will be divided into “Transects”. All of our Kitchissippi Ward is situated in the new “Inner Urban Transect”. The goal is to “Transform” the Inner Urban Transect fairly quickly to accommodate greater density.

The Federation of Citizens’ Associations (FCA) will be presenting four workshops on the next two Saturday mornings. The purpose is to: Continue reading

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-01-18

This week’s topics:

  • Responsible driving – drink and drugs out of driver’s reach.

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SJAM Winter Trail – Christmas Tree Reuse

The SJAM Winter Trail is collecting cleaned up Christmas Trees for use as a windbreak. Yes, your #xmas2020 tree still have a lot more lovin’ to give! Your little sweet heart can spend the rest of the winter sheltering the wind and making this rest area, or what we call the #NordicVillage, a winter’s paradise. @NCC_CCN

We are accepting your recycled Christmas Trees at 2 locations:

Remic Rapids Park

Champlain Park

  • Behind the Baseball diamond net in the Champlain Park

[Christmas trees stacked up against the baseball diamond fence at Champlain Park, Ottawa, ready for a bonfire or windbreak]

Many thanks, these trees will be further recycled as mulch after the winter season.

Bracelet – Found

From one of our neighbours:

We found this Pandora bracelet on January 14 near the corner of Amanda and Carleton and would love to reconnect it with its owner. If you can identify the bead that is concealed, then it must be yours! Please contact me via the webmaster.

[Pandora Bracelet with two loops interlocked]

Peregrine Falcon in the ‘hood

Subject: Peregrine falcon
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 12:57:21 -0500
From: Daniel <>

[Peregrine Falcon in a Tree]

A Peregrine Falcon lives in Champlain Park too, when it is not roosting in a tower at Tunney’s Pasture. This photo from 12:45 today shows the endangered species sitting in one the community Heritage oaks feeding on a small bird it had captured, while a black squirrel looks on. Viewed through binoculars I could see the feathers flying as it feasted. A second photo from the fall shows a Perigrine Falcon on a Daniel avenue back railing.

[Peregrine Falcon on a Railing]

We are blessed with biodiversity in our neighborhood. What have you seen today that shows the natural world in all its haunting beauty?

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-01-11

This week’s topics:

  • Protect your vehicle – Car anti-theft tips reminder, Kanata in particular.

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Champlain Park Hockey Pool – Reminder

Please get your picks for the hockey pool in to Nick by this Thursday evening. See the hockey pool post for details.