Category Archives: Community News

A collection of all the news items about the people and happenings in Champlain Park.

Remic Rapids Bistro Opening

We have a new arrival near our neighbourhood, a bistro at Remic Rapids is opening tomorrow morning!

NCC Bistro @ Remic Rapids Park
Operated by The Rapids Grill and Patio
Opening August 17 2019 at 11am

http://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/bistro

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-08-12

This week’s topics:

  • STEP in August – Pedestrians and Roundabouts.

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Romeo and Juliet this Friday

Just a reminder that Romeo and Juliet will be performed by A Company of Fools in our park this Friday at 7pm, with snacks after the show sponsored by your community association. See https://champlainpark.org/2019/07/01/romeo-and-juliet-in-our-park-august-9/ for other information.

Wikipedia: Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.

[Roughly Drawn Stage Set]

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-07-29

This week’s topics:

  • Warning: distraction thefts
  • Switchboard service reinstated
  • Strategic Direction approved

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Midsummer’s Night Dream in our Park – August 2

Bear & Co. brings Shakepeare in the Park to Champlain Park at 7 p.m. this Friday, August 2, 2019 (not to be confused with the following Friday’s other Shakespeare play). A family favourite, A Midsummer Night’s Dream invites the audience to play. Bring your children by 18:40 to take part in the woodland scenes. At 18:50, help construct an outdoor theatre by seating yourselves. Chairs or a rug: necessary. So is raingear in “Scots weather!” A picnic, butterfly hat, or kazoos: optional. The show commences at 19:00! Suggested donation into the hat: $20 per person. This year’s show features sword-fighting, music, and a 10-year-old Puck. Visit http://www.bearandcompany.ca/ for details.

[Postcard for Bear and Co. Midsummer Night's Dream Play]
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City Builders Newsletter Out

Heather Pearl points out that there’s a new issue of the development oriented city of Ottawa City Builders newsletter out. Rather than reproducing the whole thing here, you can subscribe to it at https://ottawa.ca/esubscriptions/signup-form-en.html


The Summer Construction Update and link to the interactive map of current and future projects (Capital Construction Forecast Online Map) will be useful aids for those needing to navigate around City-led projects.

Thanks, Heather

Main topics are:

  • The City of Ottawa has reached one million residents!
  • New Official Plan Stakeholder Engagement – various ways of contacting people, and a poll on the engagement plan.
  • OP Discussion Paper Highlight – Climate Adaptation and Resiliency – various papers on the topic.
  • Flora Footbridge Opened Canada Day Weekend!
  • CSST Tunneling 75 Per Cent Complete – Storm water storage.
  • Summer Construction Update – Various projects, Harmer Avenue pedestrian bridge is the closest one to us.
  • Capital Construction Forecast Online Map – See https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-development-and-construction/construction-and-infrastructure-projects
  • Kindness is a two-way street – a mutual respect campaign.

The newsletter ends with a bit of info about zoning in general, and a list of upcoming events and workshops.

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-07-08

This week’s topics:

  • Hometown Heroes challenge – Rappelling race.
  • STEP in July – Cycling, distracted driving.
  • Protect your vehicle – Thefts using a remote key signal amplifier.

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