Category Archives: Community Events

Halloween Fun Run Wrap-up

Many Thanks to Awesome Volunteers for Halloween Fun Run 2018

Thank you to all of the parents, volunteers, and runners of the Champlain Park Community who came out to run and raise over $900 for Ausome Ottawa on Saturday morning, Oct. 27, 2018. A local charity, Ausome Ottawa provides sports programs for autistic children. Special thanks to Pete Laughton who has organized this event for seven years. Thank you to Adrian Bradley and helpers for hard work clearing the NCC path through the woods, used in winter for SJAM ski trail. Champlain Park Community Association funded treats and prizes so all proceeds from registration would go to charity. Our Councillor, Jeff Leiper, was there and spent most of his time as Marshal on the course, standing and cheering beside the path in the woods as runners went by. What a good sport! An estimated 100 parents and kids showed up in Halloween costumes again this year. First and foremost, they had a lot of fun dressing up, attempting to run in costumes, and eating a little pre-Halloween candy!


We forgot to take photos this year, but this is what it looked like last year:

[Getting Organized at the Starting Line]

Halloween Fun Run – October 27

[Fun Run Poster]

7th Annual Champlain Park Halloween.pdf

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