Holiday Charity Virtual Auction

Champlain Park get ready for the 2nd annual Champlain Park Holiday Charity Auction!!!

[Poster for the Winter Holiday Auction]
2021WinterHolidayAuction.pdf

All money raised will be donated to the Parkdale Food Centre.

Makes a great Holiday gift!

To participate you can:

1) donate a good or service to the auction (for example quilts, baked goods, books, knitting, gardening services, shoveling someone’s walk, etc…) before the 5th of December

2) go on the website starting Dec 1 and put in a bid for any of those goods/services up to Dec 15 5pm.  If you have the winning bid you provide a donation to the Parkdale Food Centre in that amount and we’ll arrange for you to get your item.

First step – we are seeking donations!!!  To donate:

Send us by email 1) a title, 2) short description and 3) a picture of your donation to chparkevents@yahoo.com

For the auction see:

https://www.32auctions.com/ChamplainParkAuction2021

Halloween Pumpkin and House Decoration Contest Winners

The votes are in and the winners for the Champlain Park Halloween decorating contests are:

Best decorated house: 244 Keyworth – The Keyworth Institute Night Care!

An impressive immersive experience including creepy decorations, an award-winning scary Chucky doll performance, invitations to pet spooky rats, etc…that certainly sent many of us home with nightmares…

[Driveway scene with scary kid actors]

Best decorated pumpkin: 20 Clearview – with an impressive 4 decorated pumpkins including a dog skeleton and a Picasso woman.

It was a very tough competition this year with dragons, zombies, ghosts, witches and ill-fated mannequins entertaining the residents of Champlain Park!

Congrats to the winners and a big thank you to all those who participated in the contest either by decorating their houses and pumpkins or by voting for their favourites.

And finally a heartfelt thank you to the Wellington West BIA for their donation of the prizes: each winner received a $50 gift certificate to a Wellington West business of their choice.

Up next: Stay tuned for future posts on the 2nd annual Champlain Park Holiday house decorating contest and the Holiday Charity Auction.

Champlain Park Chess Tournament Results

It’s official, the results are in for the Champlain Park and Friends online Chess Tournament. After a grueling regular season and playoffs the top 3 chess masters are:

  1. Andrew from Huron Ave – Chess Master!
  2. Nick from Daniel Ave
  3. Daniel from Daniel Ave

Thx to all who participated and congrats to Andrew on well played games!

Stay tuned for a possible 2nd annual tournament in early winter – and always interested if anyone wants to volunteer to organize the 2nd edition (if interested in organizing it email Nick at chparkevents@yahoo.com).

[Chessboard front view]

Champlain Park Hockey Pool – October 11

Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 02:46:22 +0000 (UTC)
From: Nick Xenos

Join the 2nd 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, N. Kucherov, A. Panarin, B. Marchand, M. Marner, S. Crosby, J. Huberdeau, A. Matthews, D. Pastrnak, J. Eichel, M. Rantanen, P. Kane, 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 chparkevents@yahoo.com by end of day October 11.

– 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 Dave from Daniel Ave (congrats to Dave for winning last year!)

If you have any questions email Nick at chparkevents@yahoo.com

Join the Champlain Park Baseball Pool – April 22 – Reminder

Just a reminder that the pool closes in a couple of days…

Nothing says spring like the beginning of baseball – Join the first ever Champlain Park Baseball Pool! It’s free and low-maintenance, to enter:

  • Pick one position player from each of these positions: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, Catcher, (5 players total)
  • Pick 3 outfielders

Position players get 1 point for each steal, run, homerun, RBI

  • Pick 1 pitcher – pitchers get 5 points for each win and 1 point for each strikeout
  • Pick a team – each team win gets 2 points

Submit your 10 picks (9 players and 1 team) to Nick at chparkevents@yahoo.com by April 22nd 10pm.
For questions or details email Nick.

Play ball!

Join the Champlain Park Baseball Pool!

Nothing says spring like the beginning of baseball – Join the first ever Champlain Park Baseball Pool! It’s free and low-maintenance, to enter:

  • Pick one position player from each of these positions: 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, Catcher, (5 players total)
  • Pick 3 outfielders

Position players get 1 point for each steal, run, homerun, RBI

  • Pick 1 pitcher – pitchers get 5 points for each win and 1 point for each strikeout
  • Pick a team – each team win gets 2 points

Submit your 10 picks (9 players and 1 team) to Nick at chparkevents@yahoo.com by April 22nd 10pm.
For questions or details email Nick.

Play ball!

Champlain Park Chess Tournament Final Stretch

Want to join the Champlain Park Chess Ladder Tournament?

Email Nick at chparkevents@yahoo.com to register with your name and email – it’s free to join and for all ages. Then you will be added to the bottom of the ladder and you can start challenging other players. Season ends May 1 and then the top 4 will go to the play-offs to crown the neighbourhood champ.

[Chessboard front view]

Rules on the Chess Ladder Competition page.