Neighbourhood Activities Suspended due to Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all of CPCA’s usual activities that involve close contact between people (fieldhouse bookings, social activities, membership drive, spring clean-up, face to face meetings, etc.), have been temporarily suspended.

Some of our Board members continue to safely carry out routine administrative tasks and attend virtual meetings (FCA, City Committees, and other groups we are involved with).

We are monitoring public health advice as the pandemic evolves, and will keep you informed via the website and notifications of any updates and changes related to our operations.

Thanks to everyone in the community for your patience and the co-operative efforts we see as people retain physical distancing while still enjoying being out and about in our neighbourhood.

Signed the CPCA Board

Calls for Volunteers

We have several places for you to volunteer to help your neighbours: our councillor Jeff Leiper’s list, and now the Volunteer Ottawa / Champlain Community Support Network list (supported by the City of Ottawa, the Ottawa Community Foundation and United Way East Ontario).

Jeff’s latest message:
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Found Bank Card

Hi all, Lori found a bank card on Carleton belonging to Emily Fernandes; if anyone knows who she is please contact the webmaster. champlainpark@gmail.com

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2020-05-25

This week’s topics:

  • Tips to avoid break and enters.
  • Update on “Operation Overwatch”

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Missing Parrot

We have this beautiful feathered friend on our windowsill… s/he seems rather lost. Please phone 780-920-5595 if s/he belongs to you.
[Missing Parrot sitting on a concrete window sill]
Rebecca

SJAM Parkway Opening for Bicycles and Pedestrians this Weekend – May 16

Le français suivra l’anglais.

May 14, 2020

New Pilot Project Provides Increased Space for Outdoor Well-Being

Today, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is announcing an additional pilot project to partially close both the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway to motor vehicle traffic on weekends. The purpose of the project is to provide more outdoor space for residents to exercise while practising safe physical distancing.
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Kindergarten Classes at St. George School

Hello! My name is Roisin Philippe and I am the principal of St George School. This is a very strange spring for registration at our school given the current Health situation in our Province and City. Normally, at this time, we would be hosting a Welcome to Kindergarten evening. At this point, it will be most unlikely that this will happen before the end of the school year given the current health situation in our Province.

Having been a kindergarten teacher for many years, I can tell you that it is a very special time in your child’s life where they get to explore many new and exciting things alongside similar age peers who encourage out of the box thinking. Their formal education starts in kindergarten. They will deepen their creative side through a variety of activities, learn to be critical thinkers and problem solvers – becoming more resilient individuals and independent learners, learn the importance of collaboration with adults and children, expand their communication skills to express themselves, share their voice, learn the importance of good character skills through manners and being respectful of others, and seeing their role as a citizen of their class, their school and their community. The best part of all of this is that it is all done through play! The educators provide many provocations but take their lead from the children, seeking out their interests and building on their skills. I truly hope that your child will be able to engage in these wonderful opportunities with us at St George.

For more information about what our Kindergarten program can offer you and your child with the Ottawa Catholic School Board, please click on the following link OCSB – Kindergarten What’s it all about?

How to register

  1. Find your school
  2. Submit online registration form and collect documents

Specific questions regarding registration can be directed to admissions@ocsb.ca.

If you have any questions about St George school, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at roisin.philippe@ocsb.ca We are currently working on a Virtual Welcome to Kindergarten which we will share with all who are registered shortly!!

Roisin Philippe
Principal, St George Catholic School,
OCSB

Planting Spots Available

Subject: Re: Planting season!
Date: Fri, 15 May 2020 13:46:15 +0000
From: Alexandra Evershed

Calling all gardeners!

Have you noticed the large planters at the north end of Champlain park that block off the de-paved area?

These are planted and tended by some of your neighbours. A couple of planters are available this year. Please contact Alexandra (alexandra@evershed.ca) if you would like to adopt one!

Thank you!

Alexandra Evershed

[Planter with new Herbs]