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Yoga in the Park!

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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SJAM Winter Trail – Christmas Tree Reuse

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

Champlain Park

  • Behind the Baseball diamond net in the Champlain Park

[Christmas trees stacked up against the baseball diamond fence at Champlain Park, Ottawa, ready for a bonfire or windbreak]

Many thanks, these trees will be further recycled as mulch after the winter season.

We need you! A Community volunteer position.

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.

Details of this position are outlined below, for more program details please see Neighbourhood Watch

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River Activities on Saturday 29 June – Remic Beach and Rapids

Shoreline Cleanup

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:
https://app.waterrangers.ca/locations/2513
https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/9207

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.

Training session Post-Incident Neighbourhood Support Framework for Kitchissippi Ward

If you register, please also send an email to champlainpark@gmail.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

Framework
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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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

OC Transpo
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