Category Archives: Community News

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

Public Prayer for London Ontario’s Afzal and Salman Family – June 11

From our city councillor Jeff Leiper, originally posted on Twitter. See for more details.

Here’s what I tweeted. They told me yesterday they don’t mind if I make it public:

The @OMA_Mosque will hold a public prayer in the parking lot this Friday after the 8:30 PM Magrib prayer. Collections will be donated to the family of the London attack victims (

Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi ward (15)
613.580.2485 | @kitchissippiott

Draft Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan – June 14

In case you’re interested in the city parks, there’s one consultation session via Zoom remaining and an online survey…

Subject: City of Ottawa Update No. 31 – Draft Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan // Mise à jour de la Ville d’Ottawa No. 31 – Plan directeur des infrastructures des parcs et des loisirs
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2021 19:21:47 +0000
From: rec (recreation)-info / info-loisirs <>

Dear Community Partner,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the second round of consultations on the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan (the Plan).
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-06-07

The last week’s items from Neighbourhood Watch:

  • Seniors month.
  • Update on Amber Alert for missing Abby Mathewsie.
  • Missing child found.

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Community Association Board Meeting – June 10


Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Thursday June 10, 2021
7:30 PM via Google Meet
Everybody Welcome

Board meetings will have an open session for community residents to observe business discussions. Non board community members will also be invited to participate at certain times by the chair and there will be “in camera” topics for the board members only. Please contact the secretary via to request a link to join the meeting.

Open session – draft agenda

  1. Approval of minutes of April 19, 2021 – Liz
  2. Report of interim motions – all
  3. FCA update – Roland (Information, 5 Minutes)
  4. Membership Fee Update – Dave
  5. Start discussions on Registering the CPCA as a charitable organization and assign a board member to lead – Adrian (Guest Lana Saleh will contribute her expertise also)
  6. CPCA Signing authority – Adrian – quickly discuss and agree who can sign for:
    a) 2021-22 NCC Winter Passes for Non-Profits
    b) Register for Non-Profit Software Licenses
  7. Update on our Insurance (Lynne, Liz)
  8. Other Business
  9. Next Meeting

Forest Artists with Don Monet

Are you a struggling student artist? Work with a pro and help your neighbourhood too by documenting the amazing green transformation going on right here in Champlain Park.

If you have been down to the river you will have seen the pollinator garden at the end of Carleton, and the “Tiny Forest” that has popped up along Pontiac.

[Black Walnut Way - tree planting along Pontiac Street]

There are other delights in the woods too that are the fruit of local volunteers with the Champlain Park Community Association.

We would like your help (photographers, painters, sculptors, etc.) to showcase the plant biodiversity and volunteer spirit we are bringing into the neighbourhood.

Don Monet, painter and owner of Ottawa’s CUBE Gallery, lives here too and would be happy to mentor or otherwise support you in a local art project focused on the green transformation. If interested, contact Daniel Buckles ( for a virtual introduction to Don.

Calling all High School Students! – Reminder

Looking for a fun place to volunteer?

[Pollinator garden with pots of new plants waiting]

The Champlain Park Community needs your help caring for plants and tiny forests (watering, weeding and maintenance).

“It is really nice to spend some time outside in the forest, and you get volunteer hours too! If you love to be outdoors and help out your community, this is the place for you!”

says student volunteer Natasha L.

You can expand your knowledge about plants and trees and species of bugs, and meet new people, all while getting volunteer hours. It is all outdoors, so there is plenty of space to social distance and stay safe!

If you are interested, please contact Daniel Buckles (

Westboro Beach Update

Some news from the NCC on their Westboro Beach renovation. Didn’t realise that there would be a Churchill avenue underpass; that explains all the construction on the SJAM parkway! Copied from their newsletter which doesn’t have a corresponding web page…

Westboro Beach Pavilion Project Update

(Le français suit)

The National Capital Commission (NCC) would like to provide an update regarding the Westboro Beach redevelopment project.

Below, you’ll find the most recent information about construction work, the new pavilions and the development of parking areas.

Westboro Beach pavilions and landscaping

Over the past year, our team has been working on furthering the design development for the new and rehabilitated pavilions at Westboro Beach. We’ve progressed from the ideas phase to a concrete plan. Also, drawing on the rich and diverse feedback provided by community members, we have developed a design that we think will please all who visit this enchanting site. Here is a short video illustrating the proposed design.

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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-05-28

The most recent items from Neighbourhood Watch:

  • Thefts of catalytic converters.
  • Rules of the road for e-scooters.

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Fletcher Wildlife Garden Native Plant Sale – June ?

[Fletcher Wildlife Garden Logo - Long legged bird in marsh cat tails]The 2021 Fletcher Wildlife Garden Annual Plant Sale will not have its usual format where customers come to the Backyard Garden to buy our native plants.

We are going on-line this year!
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2021-05-25

The most recent items from Neighbourhood Watch:

  • Missing 15-year-old.
  • It’s time for drivers to shift gears when it comes to road safety.
  • Water RIDE this Saturday – last Saturday.
  • Learn how to file a report online.

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