Champlain Park’s Annual General Meeting – November 30

Champlain Park Community Association Annual General Meeting

Wednesday November 30, 2022, 7 pm

Virtual Meeting by Zoom

To attend the meeting please register at this link:


Chair – Nick Xenos

Guest Speaker – Jeff Leiper, Councillor, will speak on general issues affecting Kitchissippi Ward and on Ontario Bill 23: The More Homes Built Faster Act and how it might affect Champlain Park (30 to 40 minutes).

Planning and Zoning Report – Heather Pearl (10 minutes)

Financial Report from CPCA Finance Committee – Dave Harding (10 minutes)

Call for Volunteers – Lynne Bankier (5 minutes)

Election of Board for 2022/2023 – Nick Xenos (10 minutes)

Business Items

  1. Approval of minutes of previous AGM, 1 Feb 2022 – Liz Gyalokay (2 minutes)
  2. Reports from the 2022 Board
    1. Environment and Kichi Sibi Winter Trail – Kris Phillips (2 minutes)
    2. Rink Update – Dave Harding (5 minutes)
    3. Communications – Carol Arnason (2 minutes)
    4. Membership – Jennie Hornosty (2 minutes)
    5. Social – Nick Xenos (2 minutes)
    6. Civic Engagement – Richard Lochead (5 minutes)
    7. Fieldhouse Update – Laurie Fagan (2 minutes)
  3. Other Business
  4. Adjournment

Related Documents

AGM Election of Officers and Call for Volunteers

The Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) annual general meeting is coming soon (Nov. 30, 2022). You can ask to be nominated for any of the listed board positions. Click the position name on the chart and a description will pop up.

Names of current nominees are listed. Most of these are current Board members who are willing to stay on. We have no nominations for the following positions: Vice Chair, Membership, one of the Member at Large positions. However, all positions are open to further nominations and we welcome new members.

If you are interested in standing as a nominee for a CPCA Board position, please send an email to:

You may also wish to volunteer for one of our sub-committees. These are not elected positions. Contact the committee coordinator for more information.

Current Nominees

Continue reading “AGM Election of Officers and Call for Volunteers”

COVID-19 and CPCA Operations in Fall 2022

CPCA Board meetings will continue to be virtual to ensure they are accessible to everyone, including those who may have increased health risks related to Covid-19. The meetings will be advertised on the website and the conference link will be made available to all interested community members.

Decisions regarding other CPCA events and activities will be made as we go along, taking into account the status of the pandemic and public health recommendations at the time the activity is to occur.

These are the highlights from the Ottawa Public Health Website as of 2022-09-09. Please refer to this link to remain up to date. The Champlain Park Community Association will reference these recommendations, keep up to date and take them into account as we plan activities for fall 2022.
Continue reading “COVID-19 and CPCA Operations in Fall 2022”

Webinar featuring our Pollinator Garden – November 29

Champlain Park’s experience with the pollinator garden and community forests will be featured tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29 in a webinar series for the Year of the Ecological Garden, hosted by the Society for Organic Urban Land Care (SOUL). Champlain Park received an award for its work from SOUL earlier in 2022.

Tickets are free upon registration at the SOUL website:

Previous presentations on a wide range of gardening topics are also posted to the site, which contains a wealth of experience from across North America, on topics ranging from urban agriculture, ecological turf care, greener greenspaces, etc.

Cheers, Daniel Buckles (the speaker for tomorrow).

Found Child’s Knitted Hat

Late breaking news from Laura…

On 2022-11-28 11:02, Laura wrote:
> Thanks so much, […]! I just got a call and someone is going to pick it up!

From Laura…

We found this hat on the sidewalk in front of our house (middle block of Cowley Avenue) and left it out on the edge of our yard for a few days, but no one picked it up. By then it was pretty soggy and sad looking, so we washed it. I’ve printed up this poster (attached) to staple to a few nearby poles, […]

20221128 Hat FOUND.pdf

Webinar on Bill 23 – November 23

via Heather, quoting our city councillor Jeff Leiper:

“The most sweeping city planning decisions in a generation are in the process of being imposed on Ontario municipalities. What does it all mean?”

On Wednesday, November 23, Councillors Jeff Leiper and Glen Gower are hosting a webinar on Ontario’s Bill 23 and its impact on Planning in Ottawa. Details on this issue and how to join the Zoom webinar are here:

There’s also a letter to the province from the CPCA on the impact of the bill on our neighbourhood:
[Screen shot of the first page of the letter]
20221115 CPCA re Bill23.pdf

Craft Show – November 26

Champlain Park Craft Show returns!

Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Fieldhouse, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lovely Selection Of Jewelry, Ceramics, Paintings, Knitting, Soaps, Body Lotions, Cards, Preserved Flowers, Vintage Xmas Decor, Cashmere Scarves, Baking, Artisan Woodworking, AND Much, much more…

[Craft Show - Honeycomb Shelf]  [Craft Show - Jewellry]  [Craft Show - Ornaments]

For more information, contact Laurie Fagan at or 613-728-1945.

(As this is an indoor event, and given changing safety conditions, the organizers strongly urge everyone to wear a mask and follow other guidelines from public health authorities.)

Ontario Changes the Planning Act and Ottawa’s Official Plan

via Heather…

The attached text is excerpted from Jeff Leiper’s Kitchissippi Ward Newsletter. For an excellent synopsis of the impact on Ottawa of the changes made by the Province to the new Official Plan, please click on the link to Glen Gower’s assessment (highlighted). Continue reading “Ontario Changes the Planning Act and Ottawa’s Official Plan”

Community Association Board Meeting – November 3

The next CPCA board meeting will be Thursday November 3, at 7:30 pm. The agenda and meeting details are here. If you want to be at the virtual meeting, please contact the secretary via to request a link to join it.

The CPCA Annual General Meeting date will be announced soon. We are drawing up a slate of nominees for the election. If you are interested in finding out more about how our Board operates, and how you might become involved, we would be pleased to meet you. Attending this CPCA Board virtual meeting would be a good opportunity to get an idea of what your community association does and how you might contribute.

To find out more, the current list of people and roles (click on their title for an explanation) is at The Community Plan (a list of goals, sort of like a mission statement in purpose) is at