Champlain Park Community Bonfire 2020
When: Saturday, February 22nd, 3-5pm
Where: North End of Champlain Park
3rd Annual SJAM bonfire will be lit, Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 ; 3 – 5pm
For the last two years, our community bonfires have been a roaring success! Once again, you are invited out of hibernation on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to meet around a neighbourly bonfire at the edge of the SJAM Trail. Come for a skate on the Champlain Park outdoor rink, or a XC ski or fatbike on the SJAM trail — and warm up with a hot drink around the bonfire. A City of Ottawa open-air fire permit will be secured once again for this event and the burning spot will be at the north end of Champlain Park, near the link with the NCC woods.
Champlain Park Families celebrate winter with sleigh ride, outdoor activities on skating rink and SJAM ski trail, socializing with neighbours and enjoying musical entertainment in field house at Winter Carnival 2020!!!
Carol Arnason, Social Coordinator on the CPCA Executive reports a large turnout of neighbours and a very successful party on Saturday afternoon, January 25, 2020.
Just a reminder that the Winter Carnival is tomorrow (Saturday), from Noon to 3PM. Activities and other information at https://champlainpark.org/2020/01/22/winter-carnival-january-25-2/
In other news, the new Remic Winter Hill is ready. https://champlainpark.org/remic-winter-hill/ has the map. It’s a shallow slope that’s been cleared of trees for sliding down, in a safer location than the usual steeper slope between the parkway lanes.
Champlain Park Winter Carnival – January 25
Free admission, sleigh rides, entertainment, hot drinks!
When? Saturday, January 25, 2020, Noon to 3 p.m.
Where? Champlain Park field house, park, rink.
Volunteer Organizers Would be VERY GRATEFUL if Neighbours Contact them to Help with these Jobs:
Field house: Set up / Clean up, Ticket sales, contribute a slow cooker and be in the chili contest (great prizes for winners), provide baked goods (make or fake, we won’t tell), help in the kitchen and lunch counter.
Contact Event Organizer, Erin Topping, to help at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-799-1770.
Outdoor rink and park: Organize outdoor games and fun on rink, assist seniors and children with boarding sleigh, help rink supervisor with shovelling.
Contact Rink Organizer, Jason Ilacqua, to help at email@example.com or 613-867-1994.
- Free Sleigh Rides: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
- Free Entertainment: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Entertainer Kristen Klein performing upbeat acoustic tunes)
- Free Balloon animals with creator Jason Keats!
- Free Coffee and Hot Chocolate until quantities run out! (Bridgehead – sponsor)
- Chili Cook–off Contest with great prizes!
- Lunch counter: Hot dogs, chili, baked goods for sale.
Spread the word! Bring friends and family to Champlain Park !
Snow, rain or shine this event will take place on the last Saturday in January.
The Champlain Park Winter Carnival is coming soon! Saturday January 25th, 12-3 pm at the Field House. Details to follow for fun filled activities, but currently we’re looking for volunteers for:
- Making a Chili for the chili contest (great prizes for the winners)
- Providing some baked goods (make or fake, we won’t tell)
- Help with outdoor games and fun
- Helping in the kitchen
- Set up/clean up
- Ticket sales
Volunteers can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-799-1770 to help out.
Once Christmas is done, you can bring your natural Christmas tree to the baseball diamond backstop fence for the winter carnival (wind break – stop that north wind, so prop them up against the north side fence) and February’s community bonfire (combustion!). But please make sure all decorations have been removed.
Of course, there’s also the usual City of Ottawa green bin / yard waste recycling program that takes them too (again, no decorations or plastic tree wrappers).