Category Archives: Adjacent Neighbourhood Ads

Events and other notices from outside the neighbourhood that may be of interest to people living here. Typically events held by neighbouring communities, within walking distance.

Bird Count – Sunday

Subject: K9: Bird count this Sunday

2018 marks the 100th annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). The CBC is a census of birds in the Western Hemisphere, and is conducted by volunteers. This year’s count will be on Sunday, December 16. The count involves monitoring your bird feeder and counting the birds that come by. Participants will be given a checklist and are asked to report the numbers at noon and final numbers at the end of the day.

Gillian Koh, Hintonburg Community Association board member, will be administering the CBC for the Kitchissippi. If you would like to participate, please email her at gillian.a.koh@gmail.com.

https://www.birdscanada.org/volunteer/cbc/

Rosemount Revitalization Open House – December 13, 15

Invitation: Open House for Rosemount Revitalization

Ottawa Public Library invites members of the community, partners, and customers of OPL’s Rosemount branch to view preliminary designs for revitalizing and improving the 100-year-old branch.

There will be two Open House sessions at the Rosemount branch:

  • Thursday, December 13 from 6 to 8 pm
  • Saturday, December 15 from noon to 2 pm

The branch is located at 18 Rosemount Avenue. Registration is not required.

OPL is working with local design firm +VG Architects, who have been engaged to conduct the revitalization, including public consultation to ensure community needs are met. The preliminary designs reflect input and suggestions from the public, further to consultation online and in person in October 2018. Members of the public will be able to meet the architects and OPL staff, ask questions and share comments about the most recent design.

Designs will be finalized in the coming months and presented to the OPL Board in February.

Construction work is expected to begin in spring 2019 for completion in late 2019 during which Library services will be provided at a nearby temporary location.

https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/rosemount-revitalization

Write for Rights – December 9

Subject: Calendar – Write for Rights event
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2018 20:25:11 -0500 (EST)
From: Us – <pelusopope@sympatico.ca>

Write for Rights at Parkdale United Church

When: Sunday, December 9, 12:30 – 3:30

Where: Parkdale United Church, at the corner of Parkdale and Gladstone. Please enter by the ramp off Gladstone.

More details: Join in the biggest human rights event in the world, Amnesty International’s “Write for Rights”.  This is Parkdale’s first Amnesty write-a-thon, but they have taken place since 2001. Last December, hundreds of thousands of letter writers all over the world wrote five and a half million letters and messages in support of those whose human rights have been violated. Because they are under threat all over the world, this year’s campaign will focus on courageous women peacefully advocating for human rights.  Parkdale’s write-a-thon event is open to all. Coffee kindly donated by Bridgehead.

Thank you.

Lori Pope

“Songs of Hope” Choral Concert – December 2

Songs of Hope – A Winter Choral Concert

What gives you hope during these turbulent times? Come listen to the three choirs at First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa as they explore the concept of hope through songs by Craig Hella Johnson, Eleanor Daley, Gordon Lightfoot, Sam Cooke and many more.

Sunday, December 2 at 2 p.m, 30 Cleary Ave. Freewill donation accepted at the door. Refreshments follow the concert.

The concert will feature Chalice Choir, Fusion and the Three River Singers.

Our beautiful campus is located at 30 Cleary Avenue, off Richmond Road, West of Westboro and East of Woodroffe Avenue. There is ample free parking. We have accessible parking spots, and an elevator located at the west entrance.
Bus #11 stops at Cleary Avenue and Richmond Road. The intersection has audible aids for the visually impaired.
Bus #87 stops further down Richmond Road at Woodroffe Avenue.

Hope to see you there!

Company of Fools Halloween Fundraiser – October 27

A Company of Fools, who presented Twelfth Night last summer in Champlain Park, is screening Ghostbusters on October 27. Please see the attached poster for details.

[A Company of Fools poster for their Ghostbusters fundraiser on October 27 2018]

Friends of the Farm Fall Activities

Since they mentioned tree tours…
– Alex

Subject: Friends of the Farm Fall Events and Activities
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:15:15 -0400
From: Friends of the Farm <info@friendsofthefarm.ca>

Hello, here are the Friends of the Farm events and activities for Fall 2018. Please help us get the word out, thank you.

September 23rd– Friends of the Farm Tree Tour at 10am Blgd 72, Arboretum.  Citizen Science: How to Document Trees. Tour leader Owen Clarkin will focus on how and why to document trees to the family, genus, and species levels for scientific/conservation databases, emphasizing techniques in photography.  Free, public welcome.  Register online http://friendsofthefarm.ca/arboretum-tree-tours/ or 613-230-3276
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Tales and Tunes at the Library – July 7

Saturday, July 7: DON’T MISS Tales & Tunes: Family Fun Day at the Library!

Join the fun on Saturday, July 7 for a free, family-oriented event featuring Fred Penner, other musicians, artists, and activities – brought to you by the Ottawa Public Library.

With storytelling, music, dance and art workshops, crafts, an Escape Room, maker activities from the Imagine Space, face painting, balloon animals, games, a gardening station, a community art mural, Tales and Tunes offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Tales and Tunes is free, and will take place Saturday, July 7 from noon to 5 pm at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive (and Nepean Centrepointe branch of OPL) – inside and outside, rain or shine.
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