Community Bonfire – February 22

Champlain Park Community Bonfire 2020

When: Saturday, February 22nd, 3-5pm
Where: North End of Champlain Park

Bonfire Panorama.

3rd Annual SJAM bonfire will be lit, Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 ; 3 – 5pm

For the last two years, our community bonfires have been a roaring success! Once again, you are invited out of hibernation on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to meet around a neighbourly bonfire at the edge of the SJAM Trail. Come for a skate on the Champlain Park outdoor rink, or a XC ski or fatbike on the SJAM trail — and warm up with a hot drink around the bonfire. A City of Ottawa open-air fire permit will be secured once again for this event and the burning spot will be at the north end of Champlain Park, near the link with the NCC woods.

Our City Councillor, Jeff Leiper, will be contributing “s’more materials” once again this year (marshmallows, chocolate, etc.), and Bushtukah has generously agreed to sponsor the event for a third time. Bridgehead coffee and hot chocolate will be provided too! It is a great opportunity to warm up with friends in the community after some winter outdoor exercise. Or just come and enjoy the fire and friends!

For those who had a natural Christmas tree over the holidays, consider dropping it off at the baseball diamond backstop in Champlain Park. If not used at the bonfire, they will be used for wind protection on the SJAM Trail this winter and/or chipped in the springtime for garden/trail mulch. (Please remove all decorations, especially tinsel).

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