Craft Show – November 26

Champlain Park Craft Show returns!

Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Fieldhouse, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lovely Selection Of Jewelry, Ceramics, Paintings, Knitting, Soaps, Body Lotions, Cards, Preserved Flowers, Vintage Xmas Decor, Cashmere Scarves, Baking, Artisan Woodworking, AND Much, much more…

[Craft Show - Honeycomb Shelf]  [Craft Show - Jewellry]  [Craft Show - Ornaments]

For more information, contact Laurie Fagan at or 613-728-1945.

(As this is an indoor event, and given changing safety conditions, the organizers strongly urge everyone to wear a mask and follow other guidelines from public health authorities.)

Halloween Fun Run Wrap-up

A big thank-you to all of the runners and their supporters who came out yesterday to the 9th Annual Champlain Park Dress-up Fun Run.

[2022 Fun Run Starters, photo by John Arnason]

Thanks to their generosity, we managed to raise $710 for the Kichi Sibi winter trail. The weather also cooperated to make it one of the driest and most pleasant in memory.

[2022 Fun Run Runners, photo by John Arnason]

Thanks to all of our volunteers including the CPCA for sponsoring the event with prizes and snacks.

Pete Laughton (Event Organizer)

Byron Path Pumpkin Parade

One way of many for getting rid of your pumpkin is to put it on the Byron pathway. As described in

Byron Path Pumpkin Parade
Tue Nov 01 2022 at 06:00 pm

On November 1st, bring your Halloween pumpkins to the Byron Linear Tramway Park (along the pathway between Island Park Drive and Granville Avenue). Come back between 6 and 10 p.m. to walk a path of glowing pumpkins. Candles will be provided, but extra tea lights always appreciated.

Big thanks to event sponsors: Wellington West BIA, Wellington Village Community Association, and the Wellington Street West Giant Tiger.

Everyone is welcome! Please help spread the word.

Halloween Fun Run – October 29

Enthusiastic organizer, Peter Laughton, led the 2019 2km runners by bicycle on the SJAM trail through Champlain woods.

Champlain Park is once again hosting its annual fun run through the Champlain Woods on Saturday October 29, 2022 at 9:30 am. Runners 5 years old and under run an 800 meter loop and runners 5 and over run on a 2k path through the Woods. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and top 3 finishers per age category. All participants receive a candy medal. Donations of $10 or more per runner are encouraged but not required and funds this year go to the Kichi Sibi Winter Trail (c/o Dovercourt Community Centre). No registration is required; just show up in costume and run. Parents or guardians must accompany and supervise children at the event.

Come out and run and send a message to kids in the community that Halloween can be about more than just sugary treats! Volunteers are welcomed as finish line coordinators or on course Marshalls. Donations of food and drink are also welcomed. Contact if you are able to help.
[Poster for the 2022 Halloween Fun Run]
9th Annual Champlain Park Halloween Run 2022 FINAL.docx.pdf

Hockey Pool – October 16

Champlain Park Hockey Pool – Picks due October 16

From: Nick Xenos

Yes the time has come!  Join the 3rd Annual Champlain Park NHL Hockey Pool!!!

To participate, it’s easy, open to all in the neighbourhood and free, simply:

1) Choose 15 skaters (forwards or defencemen) and 1 Goalie

– To ensure we all don’t pick the same top players, you cannot choose the following 15 players:

C. McDavid, L. Draisaitl, N. Mackinnon, K. Kaprizov, N. Kucherov, A. Panarin, M. Marner,  J. Huberdeau, A. Matthews, M. Rantanen, S. Stamkos, A. Barkov, C. Makar, K. Connor and A. Vasilevsky (G)

You can choose any other players.

Scoring: most points at the end of the season wins.

  • Goals and assists each count for 1 point
  • Goalie wins count for 1 point each
  • Goalie shut-outs count for 5 points each

2) Email your team list (15 skaters, 1 Goalie) to Nick at by end of day October 16.

– Provide me with your player list, your first name and first initial of your last name and name of your street where you live (i.e. John D from Daniel Ave).
– Updates will be provided to all participants via a free hockey pool website.

Winner will be announced via our website at the end of the season and gets bragging rights as “Champlain Park’s Hockey Pool Champion” and in the process dethrones the current champion David H. from Carleton Ave (congrats to David for winning last year!)

If you have any questions email Nick at

Nick Xenos