Category Archives: Children related

Topics and activities related to enriching our children lives within our community

Holiday Decoration Contest Winner

Champlain Park Holiday Decorations Contest

We would like to congratulate the winner of the Champlain Park Holiday Decorations Contest whose efforts were recognized by Champlain Park residents. The winner is 234 Cowley Avenue!!! This house was voted the best decorated by residents of Champlain Park because of the dozens of festive decorations that adorned it: snowmen, strings of lights, toy soldiers, etc…It was not surprising that the Santa stopover won the prize that consists of a $50 gift certificate that can be used at any Wellington West merchant.

[House with strings of lights all over the place and hordes of glowing snowmen on the ground]
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Remic Beach Ice Pond

From Daniel Buckles:

Dan Wilcock (resident RiverKeeper representative), and others know how to make the most of water and ice on Remic Beach in our neighbourhood. A nature-based rink along the Ottawa river, with a great photo featured on CBC News:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-dec-24-1.5853900

Holiday House Decoration Contest – Reminder

Last week for you to vote on the best decorated house!!!

You have until December 26th to vote for the house in Champlain Park with your favourite holiday decorations. Everyone can vote, big and small!

To vote email Nick at xenosn@yahoo.com this week with the address of the house that you think has the best decorations.

The house with the most votes wins a 50$ gift certificate to any business in West Wellington. The prize was generously donated by the West Wellington BIA.

[Holiday Decorating Contest Poster, Landscape, Bilingual]

Holiday House Decoration Contest

[Holiday Decorating Contest Poster, Landscape, Bilingual]
Holiday202012PosterLandscapeBilingual.pdf

Champlain Park Holiday Decorations Contest

Decorate your house for the Holidays and win a $50 gift card!

Every family member has a vote!!!
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Community Bonfire Wrap-up

We had our third and well attended Community Bonfire this past Saturday. The weather was a nice +4C and sunny – the move to later in February was a good choice.

Lots of people around on a fine warm 4C day. Photo: AGMS

First, thanks go to community event organizers Jim Cocks and Bill Baggs. They set it up and did most of the work.

Bill puts on a new tree to make some giant flames. Photo: SP Malone.


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Community Sleigh Ride Tonight – Reminder

Just a reminder that the sleigh ride starts tonight at 6pm for small children, 6:30 for everyone else. Santa suggests you dress warmly! See https://champlainpark.org/2019/12/06/community-sleigh-ride-december-19/ for details and the map.

Also, once Christmas is done, you can bring your natural Christmas tree to the baseball diamond backstop fence for the winter carnival (wind break) and February’s community bonfire (combustion!).

[Horse and sleigh ride]

Playground Flooding Warning

Champlain Park is constructed on part of the Ottawa River’s old flood plain. This can affect the rate of storm water drainage during heavy rains. Therefore, we suggest that our residents also exercise caution around the wading pool, play structure and in any low-lying areas.

General flood info and current status: https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/emergency-services/emergency-preparedness/flood-information-0


From https://ottawa.ca/en/news/water-pooling-and-flooding-creates-hazard-some-city-parks

Water pooling and flooding creates hazard at some City parks

April 17, 2019 Announcements and Events

The City of Ottawa is asking residents to ensure that children and pets are kept away from City wading pools and play structures in parks located near a river.
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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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6th Annual Halloween Fun Run & 2K Run – October 28

[Poster about the Fun Run, October 28 2017, 09:30]

6th Annual Champlain Park Halloween.pdf

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Winter Carnival – Reminder, January 28

When : Saturday January 28, 2017 Where: Champlain Park Fieldhouse Time: Noon – 3:00pm Snow, rain or shine, this festive annual event takes place on the last Saturday in January. 3 more days before it starts! Details at https://champlainpark.org/2016/12/02/winter-carnival-january-28/