Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA)
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Tuesday October 23, 2018
at the Champlain Park Fieldhouse
6:30 to 7:30 PM: Meet & Greet with Refreshments
7:30 PM: Business Meeting
Community Association Memberships can be purchased at the door.
Chair: Nick Xenos
Guest Speaker (20 minutes):
- Mike Muir, Land Manager from the National Capital Commission (NCC) who will be providing NCC updates on the following topics and will take questions from the audience afterwards.
- Update on the Ottawa River South Shore Linear Park Plan
- Update on the Champlain Bridge Parking Lot Rehabilitation
- Approval of minutes of previous AGM 24 Oct 2017 – Liz (2 minutes)
- Reports from the Board (5 minutes each)
- Community Plan Overview – Nick
- Membership Report and call for volunteers to be involved – Jennie
- Financial Update – Josh
- Civic Engagement – Roland
- Social – Patrick
- Planning and Zoning – Duncan
- Environment – Environment Committee member
- Parks Update – Roland
- Fieldhouse Report – Laurie
- Election of Executive for 2018/19 and Call for Volunteers – Nick
See our post on the election for positions and current candidates.
- Other Business
This week’s topics:
- Operation Impact results – Road safety.
- Robbery on Wellington – Disguised thief #3.
- Pre-paid gift card scam – Fake CEO sends orders for gift cards.
The NCC is asking for names for their newly planned riverside park. Currently it is known as the Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park, which is descriptive but not too catchy.
They want names which are, in their words:
- A person of national stature who has made a substantial contribution to the building of Canada and its identity in the world, or to an aspect of Canadian culture worthy of special recognition.
- A place or event with a significant historical or cultural legacy in Canada.
- A local or regional figure who has contributed to the building of the Capital.
Submit your suggestions by October 23rd on the NCC’s web site (which also has more information about the park, and naming rules – Toponymy is the word of the day) at:
By the way, Dan Wilcock volunteered at the last board meeting to represent our community on the NCC’s naming committee. Thanks Dan!
Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting
Wednesday October 10, 2018
7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse
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.
- AGM Planning Items
- AGM Date
- Reports and Planning
- Board Election
- Treasurer Update
- Financial Discussion – Lynne
- AGM preparation tasks and person responsible
- Open fieldhouse and set up chairs
- Meet & Greet & Refreshments
Do we need a motion to approve funds for the refreshments?
- AGM Chair
- Election – someone to run the election
To be given to Liz by 9 a.m. Friday Oct 19
NOTE: the following items will be discussed if time permits
- Approval of previous minutes of executive meeting Sept 5, 2018 – Liz
- Report of interim executive motions – All
- Update: Sept 20 Ward CA meeting – Roland (5 minutes)
- Update: FCA – Roland (5 minutes)
- CPCA representative on naming committee for the Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park – Lynne
- Other Business
- Next Meeting
from Daniel Buckles…
Wonder what the blue flags near the Carleton/Pontiac entrance to the river are all about? To the west of the entrance, Catherine Shearer has been protecting a patch of the common milkweed, a plant critical to the Monarch Butterfly. This emblematic butterfly is making something of a come back this year (see here for details). In the same area she is also removing seeds of the Dog Strangling Vine, an invasive species that if left unchecked will form a dense mat that smothers trees, shrubs and everything else. Along the main trail to the river are flags showing where a house for Purple Martins will be installed next spring (rescued from the old Trailhead building by Adrian Bradley, and fixed up by Alan Ramunus and Catherine Shearer).
Catherine Shearer and a patch of Common Milkweed
Further west down the path into the woods Adrian Bradley has been continuing the effort to smother Japanese Knotweed, Continue reading
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