Via co-chair Heather: FYI. The Walkable Ottawa project links into what will be a major focus on 15 Minute Neighbourhoods as the City drafts its new Official Plan.
Here is our website for you to explore and our social media channel for you to keep up on our progress:
GoFund Me Page for Donations:
A couple of upcoming events via the Federation of Citizens’ Associations:
PIED and FCA Planning Updates – Wednesday, September 9 at 7 p.m.
INVITATION FCA.PIED AGENDA. SEPT 9 . sp.pdf
Energy Mix – What We’ve Learned from the Pandemic – Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Learning from the Pandemic backgrounder v.1.pdf
Returning to Work in a Pandemic: Employee and Disability Rights during COVID-19
As workplaces begin to re-open following the COVID-19 shutdown, employees face difficult questions about how to protect their health and safety, fulfill their family obligations, and protect the health and safety of those around them. Please join Reach for a discussion on employees’ rights while returning to work during COVID-19, with a specific focus on the disability rights of employees and their family members. Our speaker will be Morgan Rowe, a lawyer with RavenLaw.
In case you didn’t get this as part of your library membership, the temporary location for Rosemount (near the bowling alley) is opening on July 27th, though appointments are needed to pick up the books you put on hold…
Rosemount Temporary Location – Returns Drive and Curbside Service
Rosemount (temporary location), will be offering a curbside returns and holds pickup service starting Monday, July 27, following these hours of operation:
- Monday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Tuesday: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Thursday: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
- Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Sunday: CLOSED
SATURDAY, JULY 25 – With limited space at the temporary location and the high volume of materials that circulate from this branch, we will be holding a one-day RETURN drive, accepting curbside returns of library materials. We invite you to come out on Saturday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the north corner of Parkdale Park (corner of Hamilton and Armstrong) to return your library items.
See https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/contactless-returns-and-holds-pickup-service for details about the curbside service at Rosemount (temporary location).
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.
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!