The Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa general meeting is being held soon (it is an umbrella group for community associations like our own). Information from http://fca-fac.ca/2018/01/fca-fac-general-meeting-wed-jan-17/ and https://us9.campaign-archive.com/?u=a27879f3aba0015f3fdd0f6be&id=7fc97ac39e
FCA-FAC General Meeting Wed. Jan. 17, 2018
On January 17 an FCA-FAC General Meeting will be held at Kitchissippi United Church with an Arts and Culture theme.
In accordance with our custom at the first meeting of the new year, the meeting will feature “speed-dating”, a series of simultaneous small group interviews with invited experts. Meeting attendees rotate from expert to expert making contacts and learning of various topics of interest to communities.
Full article, including photo, at https://islandpark.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/ashcroft-homes-convent-development-open-house/ and also https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/114-richmond-rd-ashcroft-homes-convent-development-open-house
Ashcroft Homes Convent Development Open House
Ashcroft Homes is proposing an adaptive re-use of Les Soeurs de la Visitation Convent at their 114 Richmond Rd site, which would see the building partially demolished and encapsulated in glass, combining heritage and modern elements. The refreshed convent would see office tenants and mixed commercial. We invite you to join us to learn more about this proposed development during a community open house:
Wednesday, January 10
Van Lang Field House (29 Van Lang Pvt)
Information on the proposed development will be available from Ashcroft Homes, and City of Ottawa staff in both Heritage and Planning will be on hand to field additional questions.
From: Hampton Iona Newsletter <email@example.com>
Date: December 5, 2017 at 4:16:08 PM EST
Subject: Petition regarding community newspapers
Communities across Ottawa and Ontario took a big hit recently when Postmedia and Torstar announced they were swapping 32 community newspapers and then shutting them down.
From: READRosemount <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: November 14, 2017 at 5:22 PM
Subject: Rosemount Library Renovation – READ Response
We are writing to update the community associations in the Rosemount catchment area on the status of the library’s redevelopment.
In October, the OPL Board made the unfortunate decision to renovate rather than expand the Rosemount Library. READ is disappointed with this result. In our view, the community is already underserved and a superficial renovation does not address the community’s current and future needs.
Attached you’ll find READ’s statement in response to the OPL’s decision. We encourage you to share it with your contacts and association members.
via Lorrie Marlow (Mechanicsville Community Association):
Basketball for youth on Fridays at Connaught Gym is very popular. They play ball for 4 hours straight!
In May, RAH sponsors teams for the Lowertown tournament in May.
via Lorrie Marlow (Mechanicsville Community Association), Van Lang field house is near the Westboro bus station:
Cuts for Kids foundation along with local Westboro salon “West Side Spa” and West Wellington barber “Hair Fellas” are providing free hair cuts to local kids. There will be sports games, pizza and Hip Hop performances on Sunday Nov 26 from 1 to 4pm. Last haircut at 3pm.
Cuts for Kids throw a great event for kids and youth!
See https://www.cutsforkids.org/events/van-lang for details.
Via D. Huron, see also http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/hampton-iona-looks-4ward-future and https://hamptoniona.wordpress.com/2017/10/12/hampton-iona-looks-4ward-to-the-future/
Message from the Hampton Iona Community Group:
Think about the qualities that drew you to live in Hampton Iona. What made this part of Ottawa a place in which you wanted to live, raise a family and retire? How do you feel about the way your neighbourhood is developing now? What concerns you? What excites you? How do we retain the qualities that make this a special part of the city in which to live, while dealing with issues such as intensification and opportunities such as the LRT?
Come and join us on October 18th for a “big picture” conversation concerning the future of our corner of Kitchissippi Ward. With significant new development, infill and changing transportation systems, Hampton Iona and the rest of Kitchissippi Ward will look significantly different in 10 or 20 years. How can we have a voice in what our future will look like? What role can citizens play in designing our neighbourhoods and city; and coping with change? How can we make sure that our social and physical infrastructures keep pace with our population growth?