The carnival is coming soon, Saturday January 26th to be precise, noon to 3pm at the Field House. More details about that later, but first, we need chili and baked goods!
This week’s topics:
- STEP in January – Tailgating and Stop Signs.
- Safety tips for drivers – Freezing rain.
- Are you getting the message? – Don’t send text messages while driving, new fines.
The Federation of Citizens Association is inviting residents to two information sessions on planning matters. Folks may chose to attend one or both sessions. Parking at City Hall is free after 6pm.
Just two small items…
Skaters have been seen on the Champlain Park Outdoor Rink, which implies it is useable now! More details about the rink hours, facilities and the need for volunteers at https://champlainpark.org/park/the-rink/
The SJAM Winter Trail is collecting cleaned up Christmas Trees for use as a windbreak. Leave them at the Remic Rapids outhouse.
Many Thanks to Volunteer Neighbours for Community Sleigh Ride 2018!
What a wonderful way to start the Holidays with Carol Singing and Jingling of Bells through Champlain Park!
A special thank you to Jim Cocks who was the energetic organizer of the event. Dennis Van Staalduinen, West Wellington Business Improvement Association, led the singing of Christmas Carols with enthusiasm! The Sauve family, with Tom Sauve playing a lead role, once again prepared the special visit to Santa and distribution of candy canes to children by Santa’s helpers. The Champlain Park Community Association funded the event. Thank you to volunteers who made hot chocolate and donated baked goods that were enjoyed by everyone at the field house. Families came out of hibernation to an evening with mild weather and a great opportunity to connect with neighbours! See the attached photos contributed by John Arnason.
Jim Cocks, Volunteer Organizer, hosts Community Sleigh Ride 2018.
January marks the start of another session of many activities happening in the neighbourhood. See the full calendar for a date oriented view, or this list of the classes and clubs in alphabetical order:
Others like skating on the rink depend on the season, for them please see the Activities menu on our home page.
Interested in learning about and contributing to environmental initiatives in Champlain Park? Meet with us on Thursday, January 17 from 7-9 PM at the Field House. We will discuss street trees, wooded areas in Champlain Park and along the edge of the community, the Park extension and other steps we can take together to foster sustainable living in a healthy urban environment.
Daniel Buckles and Adrian Bradley, Co-Chairs, Environment Committee of the Champlain Park Community Association.