- Open data stats release and theft prevention tips – Bicycle theft avoidance tips and open data on where thefts happen.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, volunteers will not deliver the April edition of the Champlain Speaker to Champlain Park residents’ home mailboxes.
— Update – all the paper copies in the fieldhouse box have been picked up —
Meanwhile, you can download it in colourful PDF format. If you have legal size paper (the editor needed the extra space), you can print it out and perhaps give a copy to a neighbour without a computer.
The Champlain Park Enviro Committee is looking for caretakers of small, potted trees that will eventually make their way into public spaces in the community. The term for taking care of plants can range from a few months to two years, depending on species and how quickly we can find a permanent home. Learn about and share your knowledge of native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, while also helping to create a legacy urban forest and healthy environment.
If you would be interested in becoming a member of our Caretaker Network, volunteering as Champlain Park Plant Caretaker, please complete the Caretaker registration form and one of the Project Coordinators will get back you.
Thanking you in advance for your interest.
For more details on the Champlain Park Plant Caretaker please visit the Projects homepage
Last couple of day’s topics:
Just a reminder that the pool closes in a couple of days…
Nothing says spring like the beginning of baseball – Join the first ever Champlain Park Baseball Pool! It’s free and low-maintenance, to enter:
Position players get 1 point for each steal, run, homerun, RBI
Submit your 10 picks (9 players and 1 team) to Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 22nd 10pm.
For questions or details email Nick.
Via Heather and Daniel:
Mechanicsville Community Association and Big Trees of Kitchissippi invite you to make your voice count in efforts to say YES to more trees and No to embassies at the NCC Burnside property on the Ottawa River in Kitchissippi Ward.
First, send a video message (hug) to Councillors and Federal Ministers before Earth Day next week, using this simple video platform: https://app.vidhug.com/yes-to-trees-no-to-embassies-/HyZ-FoNL_/record
Use your phone, or record directly on the platform, indoors or (preferably) outdoors to say Yes (and No).
Second, sign this petition calling on the City of Ottawa and NCC to honour their commitments to addressing the climate emergency, by saying Yes to more trees on the site, and No to embassies: See Petition
I found a pair of prescription sunglasses on Northwestern Avenue. Frame is black and brand is Maui Jim.
I can be reached at 613-608-9916.
You are invited to a free webinar on April 22 by the Hampton Iona Community Group. We are pleased to sponsor a webinar by the Friends of Hampton Park and Carlington Park on Urban Foraging. Learn what is available out in your neighbourhood, what can be safely eaten and how to forage in an environmentally, sustainable way. The webinar will take place this Thursday, April 22 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.
To register for this free webinar, please email email@example.com. The Zoom link and other details will be sent Wednesday April 21.
Hampton Iona Community Group
This webinar will teach you everything you need to know about how important urban naturalization is. You also won’t want to miss the launch of our first ever Spring Pollinator Plant Fundraiser! We’ll be going over the native plants that will be on sale and how you can start your very own pollinator garden.
The webinar will take place on Zoom. The recording of the webinar will be sent to all RSVPs for those who are unable to attend.
Thursday, April 22nd from 6-7 pm EST