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Urgently need volunteer for Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator position

We urgently need to find a community volunteer to take on the role of Neighbourhood Watch Coordinatoras 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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OC Transpo Name the Trains Contest – December 8

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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

Walk in the woods with naturalist Owen Clarkin – April 22

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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Friendly Reminder: the Neighbourhood Christmas Sleigh Ride is on tonight!

For details please checkout our webpage at: https://champlainpark.org/neighbourhood-christmas-sleigh-ride-2015/

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Premiere Ave at Carleton Ave loses a big tree to development

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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

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This week Garden Club has the butterflies!

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Our next garden club meeting will be on: Tuesday, November 10th at 7pm. With concern over the decrease in Monarch butterflies we will be joined by a member of the Monarch Teacher Network who will talk about plants which attract … Continue reading

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4th Annual Champlain Park Halloween Run!

This year’s run on Saturday Oct.31st at 9:45a.m. takes runners through a wooded trail between Champlain Park and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway – one loop of approximately 800 meters for little legs (4 and under) and one longer … Continue reading