Category Archives: Advertisements

Advertisements and other items of possible interest to the neighbourhood. These typically will be from a third party and may be commercial in nature.

Apple Tree Movers Wanted – October 28

On Apples, Pick-up Trucks and Food Security

The Community Forest project needs a pick-up truck or vehicle with a trailer to collect a MacIntosh apple tree from the Just Food Farm in Blackburn Hamlet (near Orleans) and bring it to the neighbourhood. Thursday afternoon (October 28) or Friday during the day would be ideal. If you have access to truck or trailer, please contact Daniel Buckles (613-807-8048).

The apple will be the last planting of the season in the new terraces at Champlain Park, along with two American Hazelnuts (a native shrub with showy flowers and edible nuts). Our Community Forest will not only showcase a native “Tiny Forest” east along Pontiac, a “Native Pollinator Garden” at the entrance to the river, and a glimpse at “futures forests” in our warming world, but also options for “Food Forests” in urban environments.

“Where will our food come from?” is a question posed in the context of Ottawa’s new Official Plan in an opinion piece by a neighbour you might find of interest here.

Update from the “Pit Crew” of Champlain Park.

[A bowl full of apples]

The Passing of John Sadler

Our neighbour on Daniel Avenue, John Sadler, has passed away this spring. I often stopped for a pleasant chat with him when I was walking by and he was outside working on his property or washing his immaculate white car. Kelly wrote a good article about him in the Ottawa Citizen:

https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/egan-john-lived-alone-we-didnt-let-him-die-that-way

TASTE of Wellington West 2021 – September 21 to October 31

Our nearby neighbours are having their food festival this fall over several weeks. There’s even a calendar to keep all the action straight. Local neighbour Dennis Van Staalduinen, who runs the Wellington West BIA, appeared in an Ottawa Citizen interview on the event.

[Poster for the TASTE 2021 Event]

Their description from https://wellingtonwest.ca/taste-returns-for-2021/:

TASTE of Wellington West is back again for another year of modified festivities to showcase the very best flavours and features of our beautiful neighbourhoods in Hintonburg and Wellington West. As always, we are using this annual festival as an opportunity to raise money for our charity partner, The Parkdale Food Centre.

This year we will have an exciting combination of both virtual and in person events showcasing the food, art and fun of Wellington West. Visit our TASTE 2021 webpage for more details on all these festive features and more to come.

Federal All Candidates Virtual Debate – September 13 – Reminder

You are invited to the virtual Federal All Candidates Debate, Monday, September 13, 2021, at 7 pm.

  • The debate is sponsored by your local community associations.
  • Visit http://hamptoniona.ca/ for Zoom video conference links.

Original post: https://champlainpark.org/2021/08/27/federal-all-candidates-virtual-debate-september-13/

Presentation on Proportional Representation – September 14

Earth Speaks: Making Governments Truly Democratic
This Tuesday, September 14
7:30pm – 9pm

It’s election time, and Climate Change is a top voter concern. The promotion and implementation of real democratic practices in the various layers of government – through Proportional Representation and Citizens’ Assemblies – is essential to address the existential threat of the climate crisis in the long term. This Tuesday, September 14th, at 7:30pm, join guest Peter Black, of Fair Vote Canada, for a discussion of Proportional Representation and the potential for implementing it in Canada.
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Local 100 Debates on the Environment – September 8

As part of the nation-wide “100 Debates on the Environment” initiative, Evidence for Democracy is organising a debate in Ottawa-Centre on September 8 at 6 pm. RSVP here, and share the Facebook event here.

The 2021 Federal Candidates for Ottawa Centre:

Ecology Ottawa is co-hosting three election debates as part of GreenPAC’s nation-wide “100 Debates on the Environment” initiative.

The first is in Ottawa West-Nepean, on Wednesday, September 8 at 6pm with First Unitarian Congregation. RSVP here, and share the Facebook event with your contacts here.

The second is in Kanata-Carleton, on Thursday, September 9 at 6pm. RSVP here, and share the Facebook event here.

The third is Ottawa-Vanier with Lowertown Community Association, Vanier Community Association, For Our Kids Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario Committee of Canadian Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) on Thursday, September 9 at 8 pm, RSVP here, and share the Facebook event here.

Federal All Candidates Virtual Debate – September 13

You are invited to the virtual Federal All Candidates Debate, Monday, September 13, 2021, at 7 pm.

  • The debate is sponsored by your local community associations.
  • Visit http://hamptoniona.ca/ for Zoom video conference links; available when they’re known.

[Poster for the All Candiates Debate, with a QR code too]
Official 2021 Federal CANDIDATES DEBATE.pdf

I Spy Hintonburg

via Heather:

The Hintonburg Community Association is inviting all Kitchissippi residents, to join them in their second annual “I Spy Contest“.

#ISpyHintonburg is back! Start exploring and you can win!

I Spy Hintonburg is a family-friendly and accessible photo scavenger hunt around various businesses and landmarks in Hintonburg.
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Love from Afar in Our Park! – September 11

A Company of Fools Presents “Love from Afar” in Champlain Park on September 11 2021, at 7 pm. Some details from their press release:

A Company of Fools returns to the Ottawa public outdoor stage with a (safe) bang this September.

Love From Afar: a collection of Shakespeare’s greatest hits woven together by the story of three friends discovering the meaning of love.

The 2021 tour is deliberately constrained to ensure adherence to safety restrictions, taking care to protect audience members and the Fools team. Unlike (previous) Fools’ summer shows, this will be a ticketed event with a strict audience limit. The pay-what-you-can policy stays, but this will be via an online ticketing platform or via phone. Cash or credit cards will not be accepted at the site.

Champlain Park’s ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/champlain-park-love-from-afar-tickets-166961776167
General ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/a-company-of-fools-12098757585

Fools website production info: https://fools.ca/love-from-afar-2021/
Fools volunteer opportunities: http://fools.ca/volunteer-with-us/

[Love from Afar Poster]
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Photo Opportunity

Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2021 19:11:57 -0400
From: Daniel <dbuckles@sas2.net>

Are you a photographer, looking for a local subject? The Champlain Park Community Association Environment Committee invites you to create one or a series of photographs of our new pollinator garden at its seasonal peak (now and for the next few weeks). We would appreciate your talent to help us showcase the garden and the community initiative, in our community and more broadly in the city. Photos selected for the purpose will earn you bragging rights and be a gift to the neighborhood! Send your selections to Daniel Buckles (dbuckles@sas2.net) who will compile and convene a local show in September.

Daniel Buckles

[Pollinator Garden June 24, 2021 - Should be more spectacular by now (August)!  Maybe somebody could get a photo of that...]