Category Archives: Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA)

Community Development Framework Forum – June 11

This is more for the board members out there but residents are welcome too. Sign up to get the Zoom video conference link at https://cdfcdc.ca/community-forum-registration/

Community Development Framework Learning Forum for community members and service providers

WHERE: Join us on-line through zoom
WHEN: THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020 5:30pm-8:00pm

Community members and organizations are responding to COVID 19 by building community, social connections and addressing needs within Ottawa priority neighbourhoods, suburbs and rural areas.

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  • Build community and social connections during COVID 19
  • Cope while physical distancing
  • Be inspired and find hope for the future

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Coping with the loss of routine during the pandemic

The CPCA thinks this is a useful pandemic related mental health article from a reputable source.

Summary: Attachments to places and people are changing, sense of self too if attached to something like a job that’s changed. Symptoms listed (numb, angry, trouble sleeping, etc). Coping (half a dozen tips).

More locally and more generally, there’s also https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/mental-health.aspx

Coronavirus grief: Coping with the loss of routine during the pandemic

It isn’t easy adjusting to changes brought on by the pandemic. Consider how to deal with grief caused by the loss of your normal routine.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has changed people’s lives in many ways. In addition to feeling grief over the loss of life caused by COVID-19, you’re likely grieving the loss of your normal routine.

Rest of article at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coping-with-coronavirus-grief/art-20486392

Neighbourhood Activities Suspended due to Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all of CPCA’s usual activities that involve close contact between people (fieldhouse bookings, social activities, membership drive, spring clean-up, face to face meetings, etc.), have been temporarily suspended.

Some of our Board members continue to safely carry out routine administrative tasks and attend virtual meetings (FCA, City Committees, and other groups we are involved with).

We are monitoring public health advice as the pandemic evolves, and will keep you informed via the website and notifications of any updates and changes related to our operations.

Thanks to everyone in the community for your patience and the co-operative efforts we see as people retain physical distancing while still enjoying being out and about in our neighbourhood.

Signed the CPCA Board

Board Meeting Tuesday Evening – Reminder

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Tuesday January 28, 2020
7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse
Everybody Welcome

See https://champlainpark.org/2020/01/21/community-association-board-meeting-agenda-january-28/ for the agenda.

Community Association Board Meeting Agenda – January 28

Agenda

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Tuesday January 28, 2020
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.

This is the final agenda, as of Sunday January 26.

Open session

  1. Approval of minutes of September 24 2019 – Liz
  2. Report of interim motions – all
  3. Budget review (Josh)
  4. SJAM signage (budget) – Adrian
  5. SJAM donation (budget) – CoChair1 or Josh
  6. Planning and Zoning incidental expense budget (budget) – CoChair1 or Heather
  7. Cabinet key copies – CoChair1
  8. Responsibility for ice rink – Adrian
  9. Presentation of a brochure on tree planting and approval of a copy expenditure within budget of environment tree line – Daniel
  10. to discuss the CPCA writing a letter to Jeff Leiper requesting the City to support maintaining (e.g. trimming) large old trees in residents’ backyards – Michael
  11. Next Meeting

Annual General Meeting Reminder – October 29

The Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be on Tuesday October 29, 2019 at the Champlain Park Fieldhouse. All community residents are welcome to come for a meet and greet with refreshments at 6:30 pm, followed by the business meeting at 7 pm.

See https://champlainpark.org/2019/10/02/champlain-parks-annual-general-meeting-october-29/ for the agenda, including a guest speaker talking about the recent flooding.

See https://champlainpark.org/2019/10/09/election-of-officers-and-call-for-volunteers-2/ for a list of the positions and how to be a candidate.

We also have some new reports from various committees:

Pontiac De-paving Day Photo Review

Community Effort to Remove Pavement on Pontiac Street and Reclaim Paradise!!

Last Saturday, a family-friendly event was led by Councillor Jeff Leiper to de-pave one block of Pontiac Street and to re-connect the green space of Champlain Park directly to NCC lands accessing the Ottawa river.

The Councillor received sponsorship from the City with funds from cash-in-lieu of parkland money and a small grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Energetic community volunteers showed up to dig up sections of pavement and transfer them to City dumpsters. The volunteers were organized by Enviro Centre and Champlain Park Community Association, with coffee from Bridgehead and bagels from the Ottawa Bagel Shop.

In the near future, the City workers will finish digging the gravel base, adding soil, and seeding the area. The NCC will remove the fence and gravel on their side. Volunteers plan to landscape the NCC land with native species of ground cover, shrubs and trees. As Joni Mitchell sang in her song “Big Yellow Taxi”, “you don’t know what you’ve got, ’till it’s gone”. It’s not often a parking lot gets turned into parkland!

Enviro Centre team with Champlain Park Community Association volunteer, Debra Huron, set up coffee (Bridgehead) and bagels (Ottawa Bagel Shop) as well as supplying tools and safety gear for volunteers. Photo by John Arnason.


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