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BudgetSpeak 2020 – November 5

Join Councillors Leiper, McKenney, Menard, King and Fleury to share your perspectives on the 2020 Municipal Budget.

There will be three key themes to our discussion this year: Mobility, Affordable Housing and Social Infrastructure. In the context of Ottawa becoming a City of 1 million people, how we get around, what services we use and where we live is more critical than ever. BudgetSpeak is your opportunity to voice to your City Councillors what they should have at the forefront of their minds when they vote on the 2020 Municipal Budget.

Joignez-vous aux conseillers Leiper, McKenney, Menard, King et Fleury pour partager vos points de vue sur le budget municipal 2020

Il y aura trois thèmes principaux dans les discussions cette année: la mobilité, le logement abordable et l’infrastructure sociale. Maintenant qu’Ottawa est une ville d’un million d’habitants, comment nous nous déplaçons, les services nous utilisons et où nous vivons est plus critique que jamais. ParlonsBudget vous donne l’occasion d’exprimer aux conseillers ce qu’ils devraient avoir en tête lorsqu’ils votent sur le budget municipal 2020.

Wildlife Series: Fish Tales – November 27

The next talk in the City of Ottawa Wildlife Speaker Series is:

Fish Tales: An Exploration of Ottawa’s Underwater World

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, ON
Speaker: Dr. Steven Cooke, Carleton University
Times: 7 p.m. Aquatic Expo 8 p.m. Opening Remarks and Presentation
Admission: Donation of a non-perishable food item for the Ottawa Food Bank. As space is limited, admission is on a first come, first served basis.

[Fish Tales Poster]

Annual General Meeting Reminder – October 29

The Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be on Tuesday October 29, 2019 at the Champlain Park Fieldhouse. All community residents are welcome to come for a meet and greet with refreshments at 6:30 pm, followed by the business meeting at 7 pm.

See for the agenda, including a guest speaker talking about the recent flooding.

See for a list of the positions and how to be a candidate.

We also have some new reports from various committees:

Halloween Fun Run Wrap-up

Many Thanks to Volunteers for Halloween Dress-up Fun Run 2019

Here’s a message from Peter Laughton, the event organizer:

A huge thank-you to all who came out to run this past Saturday morning in our annual Halloween Dress-up run. The weather cooperated and as a result we had over 50 costumed participants.

The incredible generosity of those in attendance allowed us to raise $677.00 for OSS Basketball and JUMPSTART charities for young players in financial need.

Thanks to everyone in the Champlain Community Association for all your support, including promotion on the website and the Speaker, allowing us to use the field-house, and sponsorship of the run through food and prizes. Thanks to Bushtukah for the tent and prizes. Thanks to Jordan Clark from Shoppers Drug Mart for the food. Thanks as well to the volunteer de-pavers who allowed us to run across the new opening at Pontiac and to the dedicated volunteers who have taken over the management and stewardship of our beautiful Champlain Woods!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year and Happy Halloween!

Thanks to John Arnason for the photos and Carol Arnason for providing the captions.

Large turnout of families in Halloween costumes preparing for start of run at Champlain Park.

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Landsdowne Park Future Forum – October 28

Lansdowne public forum invitation Oct 28 2019.pdf
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Afternoon Card Games – Thursdays

The senior card games club is switching to Thursdays, from 1:30pm to 4:00 pm, starting with Thursday October 31.

They are looking for players to join, and if you’re interested show up for the October 31st session. At other times, contact the coordinator, Amy Steele Kempster (613-722-6039) or email

1451 Wellington Condo Construction Starts

The condominium at the corner of Island Park Drive and Wellington/Richmond Road will finally be starting construction, after many months of full page advertisements in the Ottawa Citizen. The developer’s web site has some information about their project:

Here is a letter from our city councillor’s assistant about the project, and the impact it will have on the neighbourhood.

From: Mitchell, Fiona <>
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2019, 04:46:04 p.m. GMT-4
Subject: Mizrahi Construction

Hello everyone!

I know it’s been a while since we lasted checked in with you about this, but Mizrahi is now in a position to move ahead with the construction of their approved project, and work will be beginning immediately.

We are still in the process of organizing a pre-construction meeting with the wider community, which will give residents a head’s up about the work and what to expect moving forward. I am waiting for Mizrahi to provide me with date options that work for them.

While the pre-construction meeting is still be organized, work will begin on the site (this is not my preferred option but unfortunately this is what has occurred due to scheduling issues). Please review below the first schedule:
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