Here’s a message from Ahmed Zammar, of interest to parents looking for sports for their children. Note that they’re in adjacent neighbourhoods like Carlington or Bel-Air (south of Carlingwood).
Hey Folks… I’m with the Bel-Air Lions and Norsemen Football Club and we’re running free winter condition workouts Jan-Apr over at Severn Avenue Public School and Agincourt Road Public school Friday nights. Reach out to us for more details.
Bike Minds – tales of the bicycle
Picture a cyclist, and what do you see – a well-to-do downtowner riding a “fixie”, or a sporty suburbanite clad in Lycra? Look a little deeper though, and you may be surprised by what you find.
BIKE MINDS is a storytelling event where positive and inspiring bike-related stories are shared in front of a live audience from a diverse range of storytellers. Our mission is to change the way you think about people who ride bikes.
Kelly passes on this obituary:
Marcella Winship, a longtime resident of Clearview Avenue (near the corner of Patricia), has died in Magog, Que., at the age of 84. She is remembered fondly by neighbours as a kind, thoughtful person who was very engaged in community life, just as she was proudly enthusiastic to be Canadian. Condolences to her husband David and three children and good friend Amy (Steele) Kempster. Please see the attached notice on ottawacitizen.com. The service is Saturday, with visitation on Friday.
For those of you who are keeping track, every second year our church choirs present a Christmas, as opposed to a Winter, choir concert in December and this is the year!
Our city councillor has passed this message on to us:
A new bilingual website will be launched on International Women’s Day, 2020 and we want you to be part of this historical and important initiative by nominating outstanding women from your ward!
This unique website will acknowledge and document with worldwide reach, local women whose achievements and contributions have enriched the quality of life for Ottawa’s citizens. It will also act as a beacon that will inspire young women; reflect Ottawa’s rich diversity; encourage city commemorations of women; and, promote local initiatives and organizations that recognize the positive value and impact of these women to our city, to our nation and/or globally.
Femmes remarquables Ottawa Distinguished Women is a collaborative volunteer initiative currently comprised of over 30 community leaders from various cultural communities and backgrounds with a shared passion for creating a lasting legacy and conduit for recognizing the outstanding contributions and professional achievements of exceptional women in Ottawa.
Attached is a Nomination Form along with an information sheet related to Eligibility and Criteria. Please feel free to nominate as many outstanding women that you feel deserve recognition.
The next talk in the City of Ottawa Wildlife Speaker Series is:
Fish Tales: An Exploration of Ottawa’s Underwater World
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive
Speaker: Dr. Steven Cooke, Carleton University
Times: 7 p.m. Aquatic Expo 8 p.m. Opening Remarks and Presentation
Admission: Donation of a non-perishable food item for the Ottawa Food Bank. As space is limited, admission is on a first come, first served basis.
The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa is having their fair on November 16, from 9:30am to 2:30pm. Donated items are sold at low prices (you can haggle them lower as the day goes on), with a silent auction for the more valuable art and collectible items. More info at https://www.firstunitarianottawa.ca/fall-fair.html
Unitarian Fall Fair Poster.pdf