The floodwaters have now receded, leaving behind garbage and debris along the Ottawa River shoreline.
We are seeking volunteers to help clean up the area along the river, north of Champlain Park, and remove the garbage from our waterways.
Please join the shoreline cleanup at:
Remic Beach on Saturday 29 June, 10am – 12pm
For any questions contact Dan Wilcock at CPCADan@gmail.com
Water Quality Testing
Thanks to Water Rangers, the Champlain Park community now has a citizen science test kit that will allow us to monitor water health parameters in the Ottawa River such as temperature, clarity, pH, hardness, alkalinity, dissolved oxygen and conductivity. Regular testing will create baseline data, allowing more meaningful long-term observations of our river’s health.
Dan Wilcock is the local member of Ottawa Riverkeeper’s riverwatcher network and is leading Champlain Park’s water quality monitoring.
If you’re interested in learning more, or getting involved in water testing, Dan will demonstrate the test kit at:
Remic Beach on Saturday 29 June, at 11am
Water quality results are available at:
Kitchissippi/Somerset shore fishing clinic
City Councillors Leiper and McKenney have organized a free beginner shore fishing clinic to be held at:
Remic Rapids on Saturday June 29 from 5 – 7pm
Full details are at the Facebook event page here.
Jeff Leiper’s office has been working with the NCC, sport fishing groups, naturalists and others to offer an educational evening that is inclusive and welcoming for all ages and everyone. They’ll have lots of tackle (fishing gear) on hand and lifeguards to enjoy a safe, very hands-on learning experience.
If you register, please also send an email to email@example.com and to Brian Tychee, (the Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator), so we are kept informed about community participation. Thank-you.
Dear Champlain Park Community,
Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre, the Ottawa Gang Strategy and Somerset West Community Health Centre, are inviting you to participate to the Post-Incident Neighbourhood Support Framework Protocol Training.
Councilor Jeff Leiper’s office is the lead for this protocol in the Kitchissippi area and will be attending.
To determine the date the most groups can attend, please fill out the doodle poll
The Post-Incident Neighbourhood Support Framework is a guide to how communities across Ottawa can engage community leaders and service providers to coordinate support and resources to neighbourhoods impacted by violent or traumatic incidents (also referred to as a critical incident).
The Framework is intended to aid in reducing distress and restore cohesion, and ultimately reduce fear, assist in recovery, and build community resiliency.
We urgently need to find a community volunteer to take on the role of Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator, as if no replacement is found by Dec 31 the program will be cancelled from our neighbourhood.
We believe this program is well worth our efforts in trying to save, as it affects the safety and wellness of our community as a whole.
I am asking if you could use your personal network of friends and neighbours living in Champlain Park if they would be interested in volunteering for this position. We are also looking for additional Block Captains to support the program.
Name the Trains Contest
If you know of a child or youth aged 16 or under who wants to be part of Ottawa’s history? OC Transpo are looking for creative, fun and unique names for each of our 40 train cars: 34 O-Train Confederation Line train cars and 6 O-Train Trillium Line train cars. Submit your name idea from now until Dec. 8, 2017 for your chance to have it featured on an operating O-Train car starting in 2018.
See http://www.octranspo.com/ready4rail for more about using the new rail service. And http://www.ligneconfederationline.ca/ for weekly newsletters (with photos) on construction progress.
In related news, there are bicycle repair spots at 10 OC Transpo stations. Locally, there’s a new one installed on the path at the Westboro station, see https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/road-safety/cycling-safety#bike-repair-station
Winter seems to be going, coming back, going … but eventually the buds on the trees will swell and spring WILL arrive. To enhance your appreciation of our urban forest and as a kick-off activity for Champlain Park’s environment activities, join naturalist Owen Clarkin for a walk through the Champlain Woods and various streets to learn how to identify trees when there are no leaves present.
When: 22 April – rain or shine
Time: 10 am – noon
Where: Champlain Park Fieldhouse
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The intersection of Carleton Avenue at Scott Street is a main gateway to our community, for pedestrians and vehicles alike. For more than a year many of us have watched with vigilance as two new houses have gone up at … Continue reading