FCA-FAC Best practices at Committee of Adjustment Workshop – June 9

On June 9 (was postponed from May 26), the Federation of Citizens Associations (FCA) is hosting a workshop for Ottawa’s community members on Best practices at Committee of Adjustment (CofA).

A poster, which includes registration information for the workshop, is at: http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/220526wkshp.pdf All are welcome.

P.S. Our own Heather Pearl is helping with the “Do’s and Don’ts at Committee of Adjustment” section.

Community Association Board Meeting Initial Agenda – June 15

This is the initial agenda; please contact the secretary if you have things you want to add to it.

Agenda

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Wednesday June 15, 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.

Open session

  1. Approval of minutes of May 4, 2022 – Lynne
  2. Report of interim motions – all
  3. Membership and awareness drive – Jennie & Richard
  4. Timing of AGM – return to having the AGM in the fall? – Richard – Decision
  5. Other Business
  6. Next Meeting

Agenda last updated at 03:04 on June 4th.

Amy (Kempster) Steele Life Celebration – May 20

A Celebration of Life for Amy (Steele) Kempster will take place at 11:00 am Friday, May 20 at Hulse, Playfair, & McGarry, Central Chapel, 315 McLeod St.

Followed by a reception. About 1:30 pm family and friends will leave for the Auld KirK Cemetery in Almonte.

Visitation from 6-8pm, Thursday, May 19. A notice will appear in the Citizen on Saturday.

https://ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/amy-steele-1085186955

There will be live-streaming which is accessed by going to the Hulse Playfair & McGarry website. https://www.hpmcgarry.ca/

Thanks,

Linda


Also see https://www.hpmcgarry.ca/memorials/amy-steele/4830435/index.php and our own https://champlainpark.org/2022/01/18/the-passing-of-amy-steele-kempster/

Garage Sale – June 4

For late breaking news and posts about the garage sale, see https://www.facebook.com/events/408623624410164 (check the discussion tab too) and http://hintonburg.com/kitchissippi-wide-community-yard-sale/ and https://www.facebook.com/HintonburgCA/

Kitchissippi Community-wide Garage Sale on Saturday June 4 2022

Start getting those treasures ready!

The annual community-wide garage sale is just around the corner, which is exactly where you hope all those treasures will end up!

The sale generally begins at 8 a.m. and usually winds up about 1 p.m.

Rain date is Sunday June 5.

Residents of other community associations in Kitchissippi Ward will be holding their sale on the same day.

[Poster for the Garage Sale]
K9-garage-sale-flyer-FINAL-2022.04.20.pdf

Please also considered donating a portion of your proceeds to the charity of your choice.

Leftover treasures

Should you have any leftover gems, keep in mind that the following weekend is not Ottawa’s Spring Give Away Weekend (the city has discontinued it). Though you may still put things out on the afternoon of the sale and mark them as Free, or use one of the matchmaking services to find someone who wants your items.

Naturehood Bird Walk Change – May 17

Naturehood Bird Walk – Tuesday, May 17

Please note that our start location has changed for this week. We will be meeting by the pollinator garden at the north end of Carleton Avenue, where it meets Pontiac Street, at the usual 7:00 am. This week promises to bring some new arrivals to the woods on the coming southerly winds. See you there!

Jennifer (jen@spiritwalkers.ca)

Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Workshops – May 25, 26

Following on from last year’s Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Survey

In 2014, the National Capital Commission finalized and endorsed the Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan (TPMP). The Canada Lands Company (CLC) – a federal Crown corporation – is managing the transformation: https://www.clc-sic.ca/real-estate/tunneys-pasture. CLC is seeking your input to this project. Please see the invitation to register for next week’s workshop.

Thanks, Heather

Registration open for workshops on the future of Tunney’s Pasture

Registration is now open for two virtual workshops to gather the public’s input on the transformation of Tunney’s Pasture from a single-use employment centre into a vibrant transit-oriented and sustainable mixed-use community that is integrated with surrounding neighbourhoods, while maintaining a strong federal presence.
Continue reading “Tunney’s Pasture Redevelopment Workshops – May 25, 26”

Tree Givaway, Concert, Summer Camp – May 13+

Ecology Ottawa Tree Giveaway + Stephen Lewis Foundation Fundraising Plant Sale

Friday, May 13 – 10am – 1pm
30 Cleary Ave (First Unitarian Congregation, just off Richmond Rd)

Ecology Ottawa is embarking on their largest tree giveaway in Ottawa’s history, and we’re involved!
Help re-plant Ottawa’s urban forest by picking up one of 20,000 seedlings that are looking for new homes on your private property.
Visit FirstU, at 30 Cleary, on May 13th to pick up a FREE baby tree for your yard

PLUS

You can pick up some by-donation perennials for your garden while you’re here, and help the Unitarian GoGos raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
The plant sale runs from Friday at 9am through to Sunday at 2pm. Stop by any time!


Choral Concert: The Road Home

Saturday, May 14 – 4pm
In Person at 30 Cleary Ave (First Unitarian Congregation, just off Richmond Rd)
By Donation at the Door – $15 Suggested

FirstU’s singers are so excited to be home again and presenting “The Road Home”, our first concert in over two years!
Join us on Saturday, May 14 at 4pm for an hour-long live, in person performance featuring our contemporary Fusion ensemble, our Three Rivers Singers women’s ensemble, and our Chalice Choir, presenting music about community, resilience, and finding home.

Please Note: You must be fully vaccinated to enter our building and masks are required for attendees.


OWL Summer Camp – Registration Open!

July 4 – 8 (9am-4pm, daily)
$75 per child for the week – subsidies available upon request

Good news! First Unitarian is running OWL Summer Camp for both 10-11 year-olds AND 12-14 year-olds this July!

OWL day camp includes all the usual Summer Camp fun – art, games, and getting active outdoors – plus workshops that focus on “Our Whole Lives” topics like body image, consent education, cultivating healthy peer-to-peer relationships, and building communication skills.

More information is available here: https://www.firstunitarianottawa.ca/owl.html
Contact owl@firstunitarianottawa.ca to register your kids for camp.
Please Note: There is a mandatory information session for parents and caregivers.