Category Archives: Spring Cleanup

Every spring there is a Saturday when volunteers go out and clean up the neighbourhood.

Here are the posts about spring cleanups. You can find the current Spring Cleanup information page at

Spring Cleanup Results

Andrea Murphy writes on Twitter:
Fruits of the @ChamplainPark spring cleanup today. Thanks to all who helped out. Strangest thing found in the woods was an old leather suitcase.

Actually, if you think about it, that’s likely a civil servant briefcase, possibly accidentally dropped by one of our neighbours from Tunney’s Pasture. It was “grossly mouldy” inside, so no worry about leaked documents.

[2019 Spring Cleanup Results, besides a hockey net, garbage, a leather briefcase was found]

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 for the rest of the details.

Spring Cleanup 2019


April 27 28 WE CLEAN IT UP.

Champlain Park is looking for volunteers for our annual Spring Cleanup. The snow has gone and debris accumulated over a long winter has started to appear. Now’s the time to get it! Later, spring growth makes us pull out more grass than trash, and we wouldn’t want to do that.

The cleanup, part of the City’s Cleaning the Capital campaign, is a chance for neighbours of all ages – kids, teens, and adults – to get together, say hello, and help spruce up the neighbourhood.

Due to rain on Saturday and fieldhouse scheduling, we’ll meet at the fieldhouse on Sunday, April 28 at 12 noon. Juice, coffee, and cookies will be served. There is a map so that people can choose an area to work on. We’ll wrap up in a couple of hours.

The designated cleanup areas are the south side of Amanda above the transitway; the boulevard on Northwestern and the path at its north end; and along the fence on Patricia and Pontiac and in the Champlain Woods between the fence and the parkway. It also includes the beach area along the river at the foot of Carleton, and any other public spaces you think could use some help.

We recommend wearing pants and long-sleeved shirts, appropriate footwear and gloves. The City will provide garbage bags.

If you have any questions or suggestions, call Andrea Murphy or Ian Reid at 613-715-9504.

For posts about Spring Cleanups, see

Spring Cleanup 2018 – May 12

As described in 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]


Spring Cleanup 2017 – April 29

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LIFE’S MESSY. APRIL 29 WE CLEAN IT UP. Champlain Park is looking for volunteers for our annual Spring Cleanup. The snow is melting extra fast, and trash accumulated over a long winter has started to appear. The cleanup, part of … Continue reading


Spring Cleanup 2016 Summary

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Just following up on the Spring Cleanup… We had a good turnout this year, about 20 people and families signed in and I heard that a team of around 4 people sponsored by Glad came from Wakefield (saw them leaving … Continue reading


Spring Cleanup 2016 – April 23 Reminder

Just a reminder that the Spring Cleanup is this weekend. Additionally, the NCC forest is now officially part of the cleanup area. LIFE’S MESSY. APRIL 23 WE CLEAN IT UP. Champlain Park is looking for volunteers for our annual Spring … Continue reading