Category Archives: Community Events

On Street Parking now 6 Hours on Weekends

There is a CBC news story about the change at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/city-extends-parking-hours-on-residential-streets-1.4689277 and the city has a press release at https://ottawa.ca/en/news/heres-sign-times-traffic-and-parking-law

The more complete list of parking rules (and fines) is at https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/parking/regulations-and-restrictions Lots of special cases like “Park within 9 m of intersection” in that list.

[Equivalent parking signs for unsigned streets]

Garage Sale this Weekend – Reminder

Just a reminder that the garage sale is this weekend, June 2 2018, see https://champlainpark.org/garage-sale/ for details (like rain date, hours, what to do with leftovers).

Spring Cleanup 2018 – May 12

As described in https://champlainpark.org/spring-cleanup/ this Saturday (or Sunday) is the Spring Cleanup day. If you find anything interesting, send in a photo!

[Bow Tie look-alike found in Spring Cleanup 2016]

Winter Carnival Thanks

The carnival organizers would like to thank:

  • Jason Keats for his delightful balloon animals.
  • Jim Kot for preparing and supervising the rink.
  • Linda Landreville and Kathy Kot for working the coffee and ticket tables.
  • Dennis Van Staalduinen for donating gift cards for the chili cook off.
  • All the Champlain Park residents that contributed baked goods and chili.

We’d also like to thank Carol Arnason (Social event coordinator) and the community Winter Carnival event organizers Natalie Raffoul and Sarah Kotyck for putting the whole thing together.

By the way, the horse drawn sleigh did get past the fence for the very first time. Here’s a good photo Dennis tweeted:

Busy Winter Weekend – Reminder

It’s going to be busy in the park this weekend and we hope you will be able to join us with your family and friends for both of these winter events – the Winter Carnival on Saturday and SJAM Winter Trail Celebration and Ski Festival on Sunday.

Our Winter Carnival event organizers are asking for your help with the following, if you have some free time for a few hours:

  • Help with running and assisting with the rink activities during the carnival – if interested please contact: Jim Kot phone 613-722-7519 or e-mail kris.tom@sympatico.ca
  • Help with providing Chili or Chili cook pots – please contact: Sarah Kotyck email: sarahkotyck@gmail.com or Natalie Raffoul email: nraffoul@cbrcanada.com

Thanks, we appreciate your support and hope you have fun!

Here’s the Ski Festival schedule from Dave Adams:

Scenario – SJAM Winter Trail.pdf

Winter Carnival Saturday – Reminder

Just a reminder that our Winter Carnival is being held this Saturday, see https://champlainpark.org/2018/01/06/winter-carnival-january-27/ for details (Chili contest, Horses, Music, Hockey, Skating and more). Contact the organizers if you have questions or want to help out.

[Horses pulling a sleigh]

Community Bonfire Wrap-up

We had our first and very successful Community Bonfire this past Sunday. Many neighbours, their families and friends and people passing-by enjoyed meeting around a burning fire, skating on the rink or skiing on the SJAM trail with its new path through the woods and over Pontiac to Champlain Park. They braved extreme cold temperatures while enjoying warmth from the fire, hot drinks, the roasting of marshmallows and s’mores.

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

Many thanks to Jeff Leiper and his staff (Emma Kenny and Fiona Mitchell-Gougeon) and city workers for supplying the fire kit and cleaning it up later. Thanks to Bushtukah, and Bridgehead for their support in helping make this happen.

Thanks to Dave Adams for getting the SJAM trail in such good shape (even flattening the area around the fire and tent) and Jim Kot for the Outdoor Rink (ODR) being in such good condition after the recent thaw.

The volunteer event organizers Jim and Bill would also like to thank Adrian Bradley for being the link between the community association and his assistance in advertising and promoting the event.

Here’s the story of the event in photos (click for high-res versions, if available)…
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