CPCA Annual General Meeting 2018 Draft Minutes

Here are the draft (not final until next year’s AGM approves it) minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Champlain Park Community Association. Please contact the secretary if you need a copy of the referenced documents.

[First Page of the Minutes]

Minutes CPCA AGM 23 Oct 2018 DRAFT.pdf

SJAM Trail Closure at Remic Rapids

From Jeff’s Kitchissippi Ward Newsletter #155, also see http://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/posts/temporary-closure-on-the-sjam-winter-trail-in-the-remic-rapids-parking-area-november-26-to-december-14 for details (closure likely on December 3, 4) and a map.

Remic Rapids work to close parking lot, SJAM trail

As part of its invasive species management strategy and emerald ash borer management program, the National Capital Commission (NCC) will be working to remove invasive species in the Remic Rapids parking area. Dead trees and trees that pose a safety risk to the public or the work crew will also be removed. This work is being undertaken to prepare for the replanting of native trees and shrubs, which will take place in spring 2019. The work will be undertaken from November 26 to December 14, 2018, between 7 am and 5 pm, weather permitting. The parking lot will be closed to the public, but will reopen once the work is completed. For public safety, the winter trail will be temporarily closed for two days while wood chipping is being done. Signage will be installed to indicate that work is in progress, and workers will ensure the safety of pathway users close to the work area. Workers will be using mechanical equipment for this work.

Community Sleigh Ride – December 20

Start Your Holiday Celebration with a Community Sleigh Ride and Carol Singing!

Thursday, December 20th, 2018 at 6:15PM

[Horse and sleigh ride]

What a great way to start the holidays!

If you’re able to volunteer any time with set-up, cleanup, making treats or hot chocolate, or just have questions about the event, please let Jim Cocks know at jim.co@sympatico.ca or (613) 728-7881. We thank-you in advance. One can never have too many elves!

[Neighbourhood Sleigh Path Map] Continue reading

Outdoor Rink Volunteers Needed!

[New Boards at the Champlain Park Rink]

The Outdoor Rink recevied a whole set of New Boards in 2017/18!

New snow expected for 2018/19! Volunteers needed to shovel it!

Volunteers Urgently Needed!

Mother Nature and the Farmer’s Almanac are hinting at a longer, snowier winter this year, so we need extra help to keep our rink in great shape this season. To help with supervision, shovelling, and ice flooding, please contact Jim Kot phone 613-355-7519 or e-mail kris.tom@sympatico.ca. Jim will coordinate the schedule for flooding, scraping, and clearing the ice. You can also support the rink by donating a new shovel, tuning up the snowblower, refreshing the first aid kit, or donating funds. Or just show up with a shovel after a snow fall!

High school students can earn Community Volunteer credit hours by helping out.

Don’t forget to dust off your skates and get them sharpened… Come out and enjoy our community rink and have fun with your family and friends!

The first day of the rink is always weather dependent, it’s not usually sooner than December 27 but not later than January 1st.
The official last day is February 28, weather permitting the Rink Coordinator will try to keep open as long as he can.

Don’t forget to bring your helmet! Skate safe, have fun!

See https://champlainpark.org/the-rink/ for hours of operation, booking special events, and facilities.

“Songs of Hope” Choral Concert – December 2

Songs of Hope – A Winter Choral Concert

What gives you hope during these turbulent times? Come listen to the three choirs at First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa as they explore the concept of hope through songs by Craig Hella Johnson, Eleanor Daley, Gordon Lightfoot, Sam Cooke and many more.

Sunday, December 2 at 2 p.m, 30 Cleary Ave. Freewill donation accepted at the door. Refreshments follow the concert.

The concert will feature Chalice Choir, Fusion and the Three River Singers.

Our beautiful campus is located at 30 Cleary Avenue, off Richmond Road, West of Westboro and East of Woodroffe Avenue. There is ample free parking. We have accessible parking spots, and an elevator located at the west entrance.
Bus #11 stops at Cleary Avenue and Richmond Road. The intersection has audible aids for the visually impaired.
Bus #87 stops further down Richmond Road at Woodroffe Avenue.

Hope to see you there!

City Consulting on Significant Woodlands

Subject: Fwd: Significant Woodlands Guidelines — public consultation
Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2018 19:36:29 -0500
From: Heather Pearl <hpearl2012@gmail.com>

Hi all. This is FYI, and to be posted on the web site.

The City is inviting comments on the Draft Significant Woodlands Guidelines, just posted on the City of Ottawa website. Here are the full links and the re-directs:

https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/public-engagement/projects/significant-woodlands or https://Ottawa.ca/woodlands

https://ottawa.ca/fr/hotel-de-ville/engagement-du-public/projets/boises-dimportance or https://Ottawa.ca/boisés

The deadline for public comment is December 17, 2018.
Continue reading

Water Main Break at Keyworth and Sunnymede

I just got back from a walk to find out why there was a large pile of ice at the bottom of our driveway on Daniel Avenue. Turns out the water main has sprung a leak in the middle of the Keyworth and Sunnymede intersection. Water is pouring out of cracks in the road, making a nice little brook about 1m wide and 2cm deep, flowing quickly west down Sunnymede (there’s a slope there). It was flowing into Daniel Avenue earlier this morning and froze up along the gutter side of the street. Since then, city crews have opened up storm drains closer to the leak and have closed off Keyworth, with signs at the Amanda and Clearview ends saying road closed, local traffic only. Keyworth buses have been diverted to Daniel. Thanks to the city crews for their quick action; hope repairs go smoothly.

– Alex

P.S. The Holiday Craft Show seemed busy when I popped in, they’re open until 3pm today at the Field House.