Category Archives: Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA)

Support for Councillors’ Request to Rename the SJAM Parkway

Champlain Park neighbours are encouraged to review the following information and consider writing individual letters in support of the initiative to rename the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

Coucillor’s Jeff Leiper, Catherine McKenney and Theresa Kavanagh have asked the Federal Government to facilitate an Indigenous-led consultation process to rename the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. The letter is posted on Jeff’s web site at: https://kitchissippiward.ca/content/name-reconciliation-re-name-sjam

For those with an interest in history, a precipitous name change in 2012 turned the Ottawa River Parkway into the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. There is no historical link between the Parkway and Sir John A. Macdonald, who died in 1891. The Parkway, first proposed in the 1940s as part of the Greber Plans for Ottawa, was built on former rail lands and the sites of waterfront houses.

An excellent synopsis is contained in Kelly Egan’s article in the Citizen, published on June 3: https://o.canada.com/news/local-news/egan-sir-john-a-wrong-name-for-parkway-in-2012-even-more-wrong-today.

Wikipedia has a brief section on the history of the Parkway: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_John_A._Macdonald_Parkway.

Community Association Board Meeting – June 10

Agenda

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Thursday June 10, 2021
7:30 PM via Google Meet
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. Please contact the secretary via champlainpark@gmail.com to request a link to join the meeting.

Open session – draft agenda

  1. Approval of minutes of April 19, 2021 – Liz
  2. Report of interim motions – all
  3. FCA update – Roland (Information, 5 Minutes)
  4. Membership Fee Update – Dave
  5. Start discussions on Registering the CPCA as a charitable organization and assign a board member to lead – Adrian (Guest Lana Saleh will contribute her expertise also)
  6. CPCA Signing authority – Adrian – quickly discuss and agree who can sign for:
    a) 2021-22 NCC Winter Passes for Non-Profits
    b) Register for Non-Profit Software Licenses
  7. Update on our Insurance (Lynne, Liz)
  8. Other Business
  9. Next Meeting

Champlain Speaker Non-Paper April Issue

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, volunteers will not deliver the April edition of the Champlain Speaker to Champlain Park residents’ home mailboxes.

— Update – all the paper copies in the fieldhouse box have been picked up —

[Fieldhouse Doorway with a Small Table holding a box of Champlain Speaker Paper Copies]

Meanwhile, you can download it in colourful PDF format. If you have legal size paper (the editor needed the extra space), you can print it out and perhaps give a copy to a neighbour without a computer.
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Community Association Board Meeting Final Agenda – April 19

Agenda

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Monday April 19, 2021
7:30 PM via Google Meet
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. Please contact the secretary via champlainpark@gmail.com to request a link to join the meeting.

Open session – final agenda

  1. Approval of minutes of November 25 2020 – Liz
  2. Report of interim motions – all
    1. Rink expenses above grant amount $393.19 on behalf of Dan and Matt
    2. Submit CPCA Chalk River Letter on behalf of Dan and Heather
    3. Submit TD Parks People Grant Night Sky on behalf of Adrian and Don
    4. Submit Nomination for Dave Adams Order of Ottawa
  3. Spring Cleanup – Kris
  4. FCA update – Roland – 5 minutes
  5. Membership Drive Options – Dave
  6. Rink Volunteers Recognition – Liz
  7. Update on Fieldhouse Garden – Laurie
  8. Financial Update – Lynne
  9. Insurance Update – Lynne/Liz
  10. Environment Committee proposal for tree nursery/planting project (“Urban mini-forest and Plant Caretaker Network”) – Daniel
  11. Next Meeting

Community Association Board Meeting – April 19

Agenda

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Monday April 19, 2021
7:30 PM via Google Meet
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. Please contact the secretary via champlainpark@gmail.com to request a link to join the meeting.

If any neighbourhood resident would like to officially add an item to the agenda for discussion, please submit your request to the secretary:

  • Detail the item to present.
  • Provide a brief description and the goal of presenting the item.
  • Length of time for agenda items is normally 5 minutes unless otherwise specified.
  • The Chair will discuss additional time at the beginning of the meeting if that is requested.

Open session – draft agenda

  1. Approval of minutes of November 25 2020 – Liz
  2. Report of interim motions – all
  3. Spring Cleanup – Kris
  4. FCA update – Roland – 5 minutes
  5. Membership Drive Options – Dave
  6. Rink Volunteers Recognition – Liz
  7. Next Meeting

Community Association Board Meeting – April 19

Monday April 19 7:30 pm looks like the best date for our next CPCA board meeting. Please send your agenda items to the secretary (via the webmaster if you don’t have her personal e-mail). Anybody who wants to attend should contact the secretary and she’ll send them the link to the video conference. We’ll post the agenda closer to the date of the meeting.

Annual General Meeting Results

As usual, the candidates were voted in without opposition. Guest speakers spoke, reports were made by the subcommittees and many things were discussed (my favourite was the telescope night idea, runner up was a feel good rink story).

The message from the board is:

Thx all for a great AGM, lots of amazing things happening in our neighbourhood – special thank you to Liz from the CPCA and Fiona in Jeff’s office for their help in making the AGM a success!

Here are the public documents from the 2021 annual general meeting of the Champlain Park Community Association.

  • AgendaAGM20210127.pdf – The Agenda for this meeting.
  • Financial documents are available from the finance committee upon request.
  • MinutesAGM20191029.pdf – Last year’s (well, 2019) AGM minutes, currently draft status until approved by a vote.
  • AGM20210127 PZ Report.pdf – Planing and Zoning Report; a succinct 9 PowerPoint pages on what’s been going on, with a section on the infill and “inner urban transect” changes happening here (in the extreme case leading to huge houses with no green space).
  • 2020 CPCA environment report slides & text.pdf – Environment Report; lots of projects and lots of photos.

– Alex

Champlain Park’s Annual General Meeting – January 27

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA)
Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Wednesday January 27, 2021, 7:30pm
via Zoom Video Conferencing

Please register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvfu6hrDgtHt2AmoHLp-0fTFD24NuMo8Qk
An e-mail with a link to the actual video conference will be sent to you (virtual doors open 7:25), along with the location of meeting related documents.

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA)
Current Nominations for Executive Officers and Directors

Executive Officers (5)

Co-Chair CC LB champlainpark@gmail.com
Co-Chair Heather Pearl hptek20@teksavvy.com
Vice-chair Dan Wilcock CPCADan@gmail.com
Secretary Secretary1 Secretary1
Treasurer Dave Harding cpcatreasurerdave@gmail.com

Board Members

Civic Engagement Roland Dorsay dorsay@rogers.com
Communications Adrian Bradley adrian.bradley@sympatico.ca
Co-Environment Daniel Buckles dbuckles@sas2.net
Co-Environment Adrian Bradley adrian.bradley@sympatico.ca
Fieldhouse Laurie Fagan lfagan@magma.ca
Membership Services Jennie Hornosty Jennie.Hornosty@gmail.com
Planning and Zoning Heather Pearl hptek20@teksavvy.com
Social Convenor Nick Xenos xenosn@yahoo.com
Member at Large Michael Cheng cheng12@sympatico.ca
Member at Large Carol Arnason arnasoncarol@gmail.com
Member at Large IanAtLarge1 champlainpark@gmail.com
Member at Large Kris Phillips kriscpca@gmail.com

Agenda

Chair: Nick Xenos

Report from City Councillor: Jeff Lieper

  • Update on the Cash-in-lieu for parkland funds for the Champlain Park including timing and process for park improvements
  • Update on IPD/Clearview Crossing and Carleton/Scott intersection plans
  • Update from City staff on the status of the Pontiac storm sewers, and effectiveness for flood prevention
  • Tunney’s Pasture updates. Current ongoing work / construction and future vision for that area (Master Plan).
  • Safety issues related to SJAM motor vehicle accidents, in light of recent accidents including one at the Carleton/SJAM overpass, affecting not only motor vehicles, but also pedestrian and cyclist safety

Report from CPCA Finance Committee: CC LB

Election of Board for 2021: Nick Xenos

Guest Speaker: (30 minutes)

Champlain Park’s AGM Guest Speakers this year are Érinn Cunningham, President, and William van Geest, Advocacy Working Group, from Bike Ottawa (Citizens for Safe Cycling Since 1984). Bike Ottawa volunteers work with Community Associations, Councillors and City Staff to advocate for enhanced safety measures that keep pedestrians and cyclists safe. Recently they partnered with CPCA and other local communities to advocate for improvements to the pedestrian and cycling plans for Scott Street, which are scheduled for implementation in the fall. On January 13, Jeff Leiper hosted a meeting to firm up our recommendations.

You can read an outline of the Scott Street project here: https://bikeottawa.ca/2020/12/23/scott-street-improvements/

Business Items:

  1. Approval of minutes of previous AGM 29 Oct 2019 – Liz Gyalokay (2 minutes)
  2. Reports from the Board (5 minutes each)
    1. Civic Engagement – Roland Dorsay
    2. Social – Nick Xenos
    3. Planning and Zoning – Heather Pearl
    4. Environment – Daniel Buckles
    5. Rink – Dan Wilcock
  3. Other Business
  4. Adjournment

Annual General Meeting Guest Speakers

Champlain Park’s AGM Guest Speakers this year are from Bike Ottawa (Citizens for Safe Cycling Since 1984). Bike Ottawa volunteers work with Community Associations, Councillors and City Staff to advocate for enhanced safety measures that keep pedestrians and cyclists safe. Recently they partnered with CPCA and other local communities to advocate for improvements to the pedestrian and cycling plans for Scott Street, which are scheduled for implementation in the fall. On January 13, councillor Jeff Leiper (who will have a few words at the AGM too) hosted a meeting to firm up our recommendations.

You can read an outline of the Scott Street project here: https://bikeottawa.ca/2020/12/23/scott-street-improvements/ To learn more about Bike Ottawa, what they are doing on our behalf, and the results of our January 13 meeting, you are welcome to come to the AGM on January 27.

Agenda and video conference details coming soon…

Election of Officers and Call for Volunteers

See this post for more recent news about the meeting.


The Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) annual general meeting is coming soon (January 27 2021), so it’s time to ask for volunteers to help our community as a board member. If you are interested, please send an email to: champlainpark@gmail.com

  • You can ask to be nominated for any of the listed board positions.
  • Names of current nominees are listed on the chart. Most are current Board members who are willing to stay on. However, all positions are open to further nominations and we welcome new members.
  • We have a position called “Member at Large”. This allows people to be on the board without a specific “portfolio” and to contribute in a variety of ways as per your interests. Some of our current board members started as Member at Large and then “specialized”.
  • Please see the organizational chart to get some ideas of how you might contribute if you are interested in becoming a board member or other type of CPCA volunteer. Note the chart will be updated after elections at the AGM.
  • If you are thinking of joining the board in the future, attending some of our open executive meetings (advertised on our website) is a good way to familiarize yourself with the work of the community association.

The AGM agenda will be posted soon, including guest speakers (Bike Ottawa and City Councillor Jeff Leiper are scheduled).
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