Category Archives: Short Notice

Changes and other last minute information for an event happening soon (48 hours or less).

Mother’s Day Lavender & Cashmere Sale

One stop shopping today for Mother’s Day at the Champlain Park field house. Homemade cookies and sweets, pre-loved cashmere sweaters and designer purses, vintage lace lavender sachets & much more.

10-3 pm

All welcome including sons and husbands!
[Sweater and some Pillow Cases]

Please Reduce Sewer Usage in Champlain Park

Jeff Leiper’s office has suggested that reducing household discharge to the sanitary sewer system for the next few days could help reduce the risk of over-taxing the water system. Which means reducing usage by following cottage rules and cutting down on deep baths/long showers/etc:

If its yellow, let it mellow. If its brown, flush it down.

This is because river water is getting into the system. One of our residents writes:

Our concern was heightened this morning when a manhole cover at the corner of Pontiac and Patricia blew off from increased water pressure caused by the city blocking the sewer pipe yesterday on Pontiac behind the school. It’s still spouting a column of water and flooding the forest on the west side of Patricia and creeping towards Clearview. All they accomplished was pushing the problem 200m west.


Link to Full Size MP4 Video.

By the way, Dovercourt is making their showers available if you need them.

More Sandbagging at Westboro

Our neighbours to the west in Westboro could use some help with reinforcing the sandbagging at the north part of Churchill Avenue. If you have an hour to spare (or a wheelbarrow or other sandbag mover), head over to there (about a 20 minute walk). Details in their Facebook post.

Sandbagging Complete

Thanks everyone for helping out, the sandbagging is complete in our neighbourhood, for now. If you want to join the roving bands of sandbaggers (a bunch of them showed up in an OC Transpo shuttle bus), check out the city web site or ask around (councillor Jeff Leiper’s staff would know).

Flood info page at: https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/emergency-services/emergency-preparedness/flood-information-0 There’s even a video there about making sandbag walls.

Sandbagging Complete – Site all cleaned up too!


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Volunteers Needed to Sandbag on Pontiac Street

The City has dropped off sand bags and now we need a few more volunteers to help place them. Pontiac Street between Keyworth and Cowley. Also, a few wheelbarrows would be welcome!

Spring Cleanup Change – April 28

Due to the rain and generally miserable weather on Saturday, and fieldhouse scheduling conflicts, the Spring Cleanup has been moved to Sunday April 28. Meet at the fieldhouse at noon (not 10). See https://champlainpark.org/2019/04/19/spring-cleanup-2019/ for the rest of the details.

Garden Club Postponed

Subject: Garden Club meeting cancelled and rescheduled
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:41:49 -0500
From: Laurie Fagan

Tonight’s garden club meeting is cancelled and rescheduled to Tuesday, February 26th at 7pm at the field house.


See the original description at https://champlainpark.org/2019/02/07/garden-club-speaker-on-lichens-february-12/