Champlain Park Families celebrate winter with sleigh ride, outdoor activities on skating rink and SJAM ski trail, socializing with neighbours and enjoying musical entertainment in field house at Winter Carnival 2020!!!
In other news, the new Remic Winter Hill is ready. https://champlainpark.org/remic-winter-hill/ has the map. It’s a shallow slope that’s been cleared of trees for sliding down, in a safer location than the usual steeper slope between the parkway lanes.
Free admission, sleigh rides, entertainment, hot drinks!
When? Saturday, January 25, 2020, Noon to 3 p.m. Where? Champlain Park field house, park, rink.
Volunteer Organizers Would be VERY GRATEFUL if Neighbours Contact them to Help with these Jobs:
Field house: Set up / Clean up, Ticket sales, contribute a slow cooker and be in the chili contest (great prizes for winners), provide baked goods (make or fake, we won’t tell), help in the kitchen and lunch counter.
Once Christmas is done, you can bring your natural Christmas tree to the baseball diamond backstop fence for the winter carnival (wind break – stop that north wind, so prop them up against the north side fence) and February’s community bonfire (combustion!). But please make sure all decorations have been removed.
Of course, there’s also the usual City of Ottawa green bin / yard waste recycling program that takes them too (again, no decorations or plastic tree wrappers).
Many thanks to a huge team of neighbours who volunteered to put on a very successful party at Champlain Park Saturday afternoon, January 26, 2019. To quote Pontiac resident, Dan Wilcock: “For those who were not able to make it this afternoon, I can assure you that it was an incredible event, extremely well attended, and really highlighted the joys of being part of this community.”
We welcomed visits from our elected representatives in all three levels of government: Mayor Jim Watson, City Councillor Jeff Leiper, MP Catherine McKenna, and MPP Joel Harden.
Congratulations and special thanks from the Champlain Park Community to the following enthusiastic volunteers who made it a memorable fun event:
Erin Topping and Kelly Archer were the awesome organizers of Winter Carnival 2019.
Jim Kot had the rink in great shape. Dave Bolger set up and supervised outdoor activity.
Jason Keats, creator of balloon animals, kept the children amused.
Linda Landreville and Katie Bolger served food and drinks.
Jennie Hornosty and Louise Atkins organized ticket sales.
Champlain Park Community Association sponsored the free sleigh ride.
West Wellington Business Improvement Area sponsored free entertainment and prizes.
Bridgehead supplied free coffee and hot chocolate.
Chris and Sharon Kelly gave horse-drawn sleigh rides all afternoon.
Derek McKinley (Sing Song Partytime) provided musical entertainment for families.
Neighbours donated chilis and baked goods for the lunch counter.