Category Archives: Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA)

River Activities on Saturday 29 June – Remic Beach and Rapids

Shoreline Cleanup

The floodwaters have now receded, leaving behind garbage and debris along the Ottawa River shoreline.
We are seeking volunteers to help clean up the area along the river, north of Champlain Park, and remove the garbage from our waterways.
Please join the shoreline cleanup at:
        Remic Beach on Saturday 29 June, 10am – 12pm
For any questions contact Dan Wilcock at CPCADan@gmail.com

Water Quality Testing

Thanks to Water Rangers, the Champlain Park community now has a citizen science test kit that will allow us to monitor water health parameters in the Ottawa River such as temperature, clarity, pH, hardness, alkalinity, dissolved oxygen and conductivity. Regular testing will create baseline data, allowing more meaningful long-term observations of our river’s health.
Dan Wilcock is the local member of Ottawa Riverkeeper’s riverwatcher network and is leading Champlain Park’s water quality monitoring.
If you’re interested in learning more, or getting involved in water testing, Dan will demonstrate the test kit at:
              Remic Beach on Saturday 29 June,  at 11am
Water quality results are available at:
https://app.waterrangers.ca/locations/2513
https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/9207

Kitchissippi/Somerset shore fishing clinic

City Councillors Leiper and McKenney have organized a free beginner shore fishing clinic to be held at:
             Remic Rapids on Saturday June 29 from 5 – 7pm 
Full details are at the Facebook event page here.
Jeff Leiper’s office has been working with the NCC, sport fishing groups, naturalists and others to offer an educational evening that is inclusive and welcoming for all ages and everyone. They’ll have lots of tackle (fishing gear) on hand and lifeguards to enjoy a safe, very hands-on learning experience.

Community Association Board Meeting Agenda – June 6

Agenda

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Thursday June 6, 2019
7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse
Everybody Welcome

Board meetings will have an open session for community residents to observe business discussions. Non board community members will also be invited to participate at certain times by the chair and there will be “in camera” topics for the board members only.

Open session

  1. Approval of previous minutes of executive meeting April 23, 2019 – Liz – (5 minutes)
  2. Report of interim executive motions – All
  3. Treasurer Update – Josh – (Information, 10 minutes)
  4. Proposal to automate voting on motions – Liz and Adrian – (Decision, 15 minutes)
  5. Ottawa River Flood 2019 – Lessons Learned – Dan – (Information, 15 minutes)
  6. Update on Infill Monitoring – Lynne – (Information, 5 minutes)
  7. 227 Carleton development proposal (if there is any news) – Lynne – (Information, 5 minutes)
  8. FCA Update – Roland – (Information, 10 Minutes)
  9. Bill 108 implications for CP – Roland – (Information, 5 Minutes)
  10. Other Business
  11. Next Meeting

Champlain Park Emergency Preparedness

We need your help: Champlain Park Emergency Preparedness

Many residents in the Ottawa region are dealing once again with rising flood waters from heavy spring snow melt. Last summer, tragedy struck many when 6 tornadoes caused extensive damage throughout the region and cut off power to most parts of the City for extended periods. Battery backup for cell towers died in a couple of hours. Had the power outage lasted more a few more days, land lines also would have failed and hospital generators might have run out of fuel or might not have been able to keep up with demand.

We can’t know when the next natural disaster will hit or when but it makes good sense to be well prepared.

How can you help?
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Community Association Board Meeting Agenda – April 23

Agenda

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Tuesday April 23, 2019
7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse
Everybody Welcome

Board meetings will have an open session for community residents to observe business discussions. Non board community members will also be invited to participate at certain times by the chair and there will be “in camera” topics for the board members only.

Open session

  1. Approval of previous minutes of executive meeting March 7, 2019 – Liz – 5 minutes
  2. Report of interim executive motions – All
  3. Treasurer Update – Josh – (Information, 10 minutes)
  4. Update on Fundraising Discussion – Josh – Information – 5 minutes
  5. Vote on woodlands proposal – Daniel – Decision, 10 minutes
  6. Death of the LPASC – Heather – Information, 5 minutes
  7. Emergency preparedness plan – Roland – Decision – 5 minutes
  8. Planning and Zoning: 227 Carleton – Heather – Information – 5 minutes
  9. NCC Land Access Permit – Heather, Adrian, Dan – Information – 5 minutes
  10. SJAM trail – donation of additional funds – Lynne – Decision – 5 minutes
  11. Other Business
  12. Next Meeting

Community Association Board Meeting Agenda – March 7

Agenda

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Thursday March 7, 2019
7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse
Everybody Welcome

Board meetings will have an open session for community residents to observe business discussions. Non board community members will also be invited to participate at certain times by the chair and there will be “in camera” topics for the board members only.

Open session

  1. Approval of previous minutes of executive meeting Nov 8, 2018 – 5 minutes
  2. Report of interim executive motions – All
  3. Update of community plan – Nick – 15 minutes
  4. Treasurer Update – Josh – 10 minutes
  5. Other Business
  6. Next Meeting

Fieldhouse Bookings Temporarily Unavailable

There will be no bookings made for the field house between March 16 – March 31 2019, as the volunteers who co-ordinate this will be out if the country on holidays. They will return on April 1st and you can get in touch then. Thank you.

Community Association Board Meeting Agenda – January 29

Agenda

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Tuesday January 29, 2019
7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse
Everybody Welcome

Board meetings will have an open session for community residents to observe business discussions. Non board community members will also be invited to participate at certain times by the chair and there will be “in camera” topics for the board members only.

Open session

  1. Approval of previous minutes of executive meeting Nov 8, 2018 – Liz – 5 minutes
  2. Report of interim executive motions – All
  3. Update: FCA – Roland (Information / 5 minutes)
  4. Treasurer’s Report – Lynne (Information / 5 minutes)
  5. Entering the TD Park People Grant: Jennie (Decision / 10 minutes)
  6. Ski Trail Widening – Adrian – (Decision / 10 minutes)
  7. Fieldhouse Improvement discussions – Adrian – (Decision / 10 minutes)
    • Christmas Tree
    • Dimmable lights
    • Projector Screen
  8. Update on Fieldhouse Garden – Laurie (Information / 5 minutes)
  9. Garage Sale 01-JUN-2019 – to discuss coordination with other Community Associations – Adrian (Decision / 10 minutes)
  10. Other Business
  11. Next Meeting