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Community Association Board Meeting Agenda – October 6


Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Tuesday October 6, 2020
7:30 PM via Google Meet
Just the board is attending, until we’ve figured out the technology

Main session

  1. Approval of previous minutes of executive meeting Jan 28, 2020 – Liz
  2. Report of interim executive motions – All
  3. Update on CPCA operation of Champlain outdoor rink 2020-21 project – Adrian, Dan
  4. Financial Update – Lynne
    1. CPCA 2018, 2019 Fiscal Expenditures and Revenue by Category;
    2. CPCA 2019, 2020 Fiscal Expenditures and Revenue by Category;
    3. CPCA Projected Pandemic Year Budget 2020, 2021 to discuss
  5. CPCA operations during the Covid-19 Pandemic – Lynne
    1. Virtual Board Meetings
    2. Fieldhouse closure
    3. AGM – legislation allows us to postpone or hold a virtual meeting
    4. Social Events – postpone our usual events
  6. Motion regarding Logo – Adrian and Lynne
  7. Recognition of community service awards – Roland
  8. Other Business
  9. Next Meeting

The Passing of Kay Kot

Neighbour Kathleen Margaret Kot of Cowley Avenue died on September 29 2020 at age 92. For a more poetic and much more detailed description from Debra Huron, please see There’s also a more official obituary at

Progress with Forest Revitalization & Need a Truck

Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2020 18:32:01 -0400

Progress with forest revitalization

Work on three sites in the Champlain Woods (NCC forest) is near completion, with the last section at the Pontiac closure wrapping up soon. Here, some old chain fence buried in shrubs is being removed, along with buckthorn (a non-native invasive plant that dominates much of the forest) and suckers from dead ash trees (unfortunately, ash saplings succumb to the Emerald Ash Borer once they develop thicker bark; the Ash may well never come back in North America). The wood from these will be laid in the cleared space and mounded with earth to create an environment for a butterfly garden while leaving the space open towards the river view (let us know if you want to help with the garden next spring!).

Do you have a truck, and are you willing to haul away the old chain fence to the dump or recycling? Please call Catherine Shearer by email:

Daniel Buckles
Champlain Park Community Association Environment Committee

City Postpones Fall Recreation…

From: City of Ottawa (
Date: 10/02/20 15:20
Subject: City postpones fall recreation and arts programming registration

Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is postponing its fall recreation and arts programming registration, which was originally scheduled to open on Monday, October 5 at 9 pm. Stay tuned for further updates and any program changes.

For more information on City programs and services, visit or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). You can also connect with us through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

City of Ottawa, 110 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1, Canada

SJAM Parkway Closed this Weekend

The NCC says that the SJAM parkway will be closed this weekend (between Island Park and Booth), for a bridge replacement in the LeBreton Flats area. This includes the “pilot” project of letting people walk & bike on the westbound lanes on the weekend, but not this weekend. Their press release text:
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2020-09-28

This week’s topics:

  • Magdalena Rzemislawska is missing.
  • Report an impaired driver.
  • Officers use Naloxone to save lives. Do you know what to do?

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Family Law, Access and COVID-19 – October 20

Family Law, Access, and COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of society, including family life. Please join Reach for a discussion on family law and access issues. In speaking about access in the context of COVID-19, the presentation will, among other things, touch on considerations for families with parents and/or children living with disabilities, as well as provide information on navigating the current family law court process during the pandemic. Our speaker will be Lisa Sharp, a family law and immigration lawyer practicing in Ottawa.

Lisa Sharp has practised family law for fifteen years, including family and child protection litigation, adoptions, and fertility law.  Lisa is a parent / step parent to seven children; some of whom are persons with disabilities. Lisa offers a welcoming and accessible office to all families and has worked with families led by lesbian, gay, straight and transgender parents.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

There is no fee to attend this event, but advanced registration is required. This Legal Information Seminar is made possible with support from the Ottawa Community Foundation.


Jessica Franklin
Silent Auction Coordinator
Reach Canada