Halloween Fun Run Wrap-up

A big thank-you to all of the runners and their supporters who came out yesterday to the 9th Annual Champlain Park Dress-up Fun Run.

[2022 Fun Run Starters, photo by John Arnason]

Thanks to their generosity, we managed to raise $710 for the Kichi Sibi https://www.wintertrail.ca/ winter trail. The weather also cooperated to make it one of the driest and most pleasant in memory.

[2022 Fun Run Runners, photo by John Arnason]

Thanks to all of our volunteers including the CPCA for sponsoring the event with prizes and snacks.

Pete Laughton (Event Organizer)

Byron Path Pumpkin Parade

One way of many for getting rid of your pumpkin is to put it on the Byron pathway. As described in https://allevents.in/mobile/amp-event.php?event_id=200023501679326:

Byron Path Pumpkin Parade
Tue Nov 01 2022 at 06:00 pm

On November 1st, bring your Halloween pumpkins to the Byron Linear Tramway Park (along the pathway between Island Park Drive and Granville Avenue). Come back between 6 and 10 p.m. to walk a path of glowing pumpkins. Candles will be provided, but extra tea lights always appreciated.

Big thanks to event sponsors: Wellington West BIA, Wellington Village Community Association, and the Wellington Street West Giant Tiger.

Everyone is welcome! Please help spread the word.

Community Association Board Meeting Agenda – November 3

Agenda

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Thursday November 3, 2022
7:30 PM via Google Meet
Everybody Welcome

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. Please contact the secretary via champlainpark@gmail.com to request a link to join the meeting.

The CPCA AGM 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 https://champlainpark.org/the-cpca-organization/ The Community Plan (a list of goals, sort of like a mission statement in purpose) is at https://champlainpark.org/champlain-park-community-association-cpca-community-plan/

Open session

  1. Approval of minutes of Oct 6, 2022 – Liz
  2. Report of interim motions – all
  3. Planning for the next AGM – all
    1. Date (NB waiting for Jeff Leiper’s office to suggest dates)
    2. Chair: Nick
    3. Guest speaker ideas
    4. Reports from board members; confirm which ones
    5. Election of board; need to call for nominations and develop slate of nominees
    6. Invitation to Councillor: (NB: invitation sent, waiting for Jeff’s office to respond)
  4. Other Business
  5. Next Meeting

Agenda last updated at 15:48 on October 29th. Contact the secretary to add topics.

Leaf Drop Job Done!

2022 Champlain Park “Help Build a Forest” Leaf Drop

NO additional leaves are needed to protect and mulch trees at the Pontiac street mini-forest. Thank you to all that contributed their “community leaf wealth” to the cause. It keeps the organic matter in the community, and makes for a great growing environment.

[Lots of Leaves for the Forest and Garden winter cover in October 2022, photo by Kris Phillips]

Champlain Park Community Association – Environment Committee

Last Chance Leaf Drop – October 30

2022 Champlain Park “Help Build a Forest” Leaf Drop

The final week of our leaf collection campaign is here – a very big thank you to those who have already contributed! Be sure to bag-up your tree leaves and bring them to the north end of Champlain Park (the de-paved section of Pontiac Ave,) between Cowley Ave. and Carleton Ave. No garden waste or other materials, please. Volunteers will accept your tree leaf donations (in compostable bags) at the concrete planters or on the terraces from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m..

[Leaf drop zone on October 23, 2022, with bags of leaves lined up]

Your leaves will be put to good use in our neighbourhood’s newest tree planting sites. Leaf bags will be inspected on your arrival at the drop-off site. Volunteers also plan to collect bagged leaves from neighbourhood driveways on the City’s regularly scheduled waste collection day. Please help them out by slightly separating your tree leaf waste bags from other yard waste on collection day.

Thank you for all of your support in helping us to rehabilitate our community’s natural green spaces!

Champlain Park Community Association – Environment Committee

Leaf Drop – October 23, 30

2022 Champlain Park “Help Build a Forest” Leaf Drop

Week two of our leaf collection campaign is here-a big thank you to those who have already contributed! Be sure to bag-up your tree leaves and bring them to the north end of Champlain Park (the de-paved section of Pontiac Ave,) between Cowley Ave. and Carleton Ave. No garden waste or other materials, please. Volunteers will accept your tree leaf donations (in compostable bags) at the concrete planters from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following Sunday mornings: October 23, and 30.

[Leaf Drop Zone on Pontiac]

Your leaves will be put to good use in our neighbourhood’s newest tree planting sites. Leaf bags will be inspected on your arrival at the drop-off site. Volunteers also plan to collect bagged leaves from neighbourhood driveways on the City’s regularly scheduled waste collection day. Please help them out by slightly separating your tree leaf waste bags from other yard waste on collection day.

Thank you for all of your support in helping us to rehabilitate our community’s natural green spaces!

Champlain Park Community Association – Environment Committee

Mayoral Candidate Debate Update – October 17

The Ottawa Mayoral Candidate Debate on the topic of “Leadership for a Liveable Ottawa” will be on Monday October 17 at Horticultural Building at Landsdowne Park, with an online stream too. It’s organized by the Glebe Community Association and sponsored by FCA Ottawa (Federation of Community Associations). Our Champlain Park Community Association has contributed too. Here is a newer link to the details:

https://glebeca.ca/event/mayoral-debate/

And their new poster:

[2022 Mayoral Debate Poster]
Debate-2022-poster-copy.pdf