Champlain Park has been recognized by The Society for Organic Urban Land Care (SOUL) as a 2021 Greener Greenspace award winner. The evaluation committee “particularly appreciated that your project makes the most out of the opportunity to turn a paved street into regenerative gardens and model forests that not only benefit local wildlife and the urban forest but provide opportunities to engage the public.”
Yahoo! And thanks to the volunteers that made it happen (Daniel Buckles, Kris Philipps, Catherine Shearer, John Arnason, Adrian Bradley, Joscelyn Coolihan), and to the Champlain Park Community Association for moral and financial support.
Greener Greenspace Champlain Park Certificate of Recognition 2021.pdf
Yoga instructor, Carolynne Colbeck who lives in the neighbourhood has stepped forward to offer the following yoga practices below and is issuing a Yoga survey to potentially offer future Yoga offerings outside in the Park (Spring/Summer) and in the Fieldhouse (Fall – timing COVID dependant)
Please complete the Champlain Park Yoga Survey indicating your preferences in helping to determine these future class offerings by February 28, 2021, many thanks in advance.
Carolynne provides the following description of her practice:
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The SJAM Winter Trail is collecting cleaned up Christmas Trees for use as a windbreak. Yes, your #xmas2020 tree still have a lot more lovin’ to give! Your little sweet heart can spend the rest of the winter sheltering the wind and making this rest area, or what we call the #NordicVillage, a winter’s paradise. @NCC_CCN
We are accepting your recycled Christmas Trees at 2 locations:
Remic Rapids Park
- Behind the Baseball diamond net in the Champlain Park
Many thanks, these trees will be further recycled as mulch after the winter season.
We urgently need to find a community volunteer to take on the role as the Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator position.
We believe the Champlain Park Neighbourhood Watch program is a worth while community program to support, as it affects the safety and wellness of the Champlain Park community as a whole.
We are asking if you, or 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.
Continue reading “We need you! A Community volunteer position.”
Details of this position are outlined below, for more program details please see Neighbourhood Watch
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.
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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.
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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.