Garage Sale this Weekend – Reminder

Just a reminder that the garage sale is this weekend, June 2 2018, see for details (like rain date, hours, what to do with leftovers).

Adopt a Pontiac Street Planter

The Planters on Pontiac are almost ready for planting. The drainage issue has been resolved (holes drilled, gravel at bottom, lining for the planters) and we will soon have new soil (thanks to Fiona at Councillor Leipers’ office).

[Concrete Planters on Pontiac, with dirt installed]

There are a few Planters available for adoption. If you are willing, please contact Daniel Buckles (, the Environment Committee Co-chair. The adoption protocol is:

  • The primary purpose of the planters is to beautify the street scape. Other goals (plant diversity, habitat) are secondary but encouraged.
  • The planters are loaned by the City to the community at large, so are not owned by individuals.
  • Volunteers adopt a planter for a year at a time, renewable as desired.
  • Volunteers make their own plant selections (no food plants allowed in 2018, but this may change in future. Perennials are fine, as are annuals and herbs)
  • Volunteers maintain the planter they adopt, including watering as needed. Contact planter neighbours if you need help.

Help to green our community!

Forum Francophone des Parcs d’Ottawa 2018 – 16 juin

Subject: Forum Francophone des Parcs d’Ottawa 2018
Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 12:35:57 -0400
From: Inès Ayyadi <>


Je fais appel à vous et à votre association communautaire pour vous parler d’un programme élaboré par Ecology Ottawa et Park People : « Les Amis des Parcs ». Fondé par le gouvernement de l’Ontario, « Les Amis des Parcs » a pour but d’assister les communautés francophones dans la célébration de leur culture ainsi que dans la mise en valeur des espaces verts et des parcs.

Le samedi 16 juin (voir les détails de l’événement ci-dessous et dans les pièces jointes), nous organisons notre premier forum francophone qui a pour but d’aider les résidents intéressés à obtenir toute l’aide nécessaire pour organiser un événement. Nous aborderons tous les sujets cruciaux pour la planification d’un événement, tels que la publicité autour de ce dernier, la levée de fond, ou encore le renforcement des capacités organisationnelles. Cet événement a lieu pour aider les personnes expérimentées comme les débutants.
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Community Association Board Meeting Agenda – May 31


Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Thursday May 31, 2018
7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse
Everybody Welcome

Board meetings will have an open session for community residents to observe business discussions. Non board community members will also be invited to participate at certain times by the chair and there will be “in camera” topics for the board members only.

Open session

  1. Approval of previous minutes of executive meeting April 5, 2018 and review of action items, attached – All
  2. Report of interim executive motions – All
    1. Discussions on the use of the $500 donation – Duncan, Michael, Jennie – Information (10 minutes)
      (Postponed from previous meeting)
  3. FCA Update – Roland – Information (3 Minutes)
  4. Ward Council Review and Action Item – Roland – Information (5 Minutes)
  5. Board discussion protocol: referring items back to committee, instead of board discussion – Decision – David (5 minutes)
  6. Membership canvassers: problems in finding volunteers – Jennie – Information (3 minutes)
  7. Update on feedback from TD Parks grant – Jennie – Information (5 minutes)
  8. Update on tree mapping, a tree planting guide, the planters – Daniel – Information / Decision (10 minutes)
  9. Website Branding – use of our name (Champlain Park Community Association) or acronym (CPCA) for meeting descriptions (i.e. Board Meeting) and in Website title
  10. CPCA Board e-mail distribution list – proposed omission of non-participating member – Lynne – Decision
  11. Allowing sufficient number of response days for e-mail votes – Lynne – Decision
  12. Vice President Position – Motion – Lynne – Decision
  13. City Permits Required for Community Events Requesting use of Park/Fieldhouse – Carol – Information
  14. Reimbursement of four permanent garage sale signs – Carol – Decision

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-05-28

This week’s topics:

  • Still looking for Mary Papatsie.
  • On-line threats against Carleton University.
  • Community safety initiatives – Byward Market and Downtown Rideau.
  • Crime Stoppers – 33 years in Ottawa.

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What tree should I plant in a small yard? – June 9

Date: Sun, 27 May 2018 10:07:56 -0400

What tree should I plant in a small yard?

[Flowering Catalpa Tree in a Small Front Yard]

If you have thought about planting a tree in your yard but don’t know what options to consider, Saturday June 9 is your opportunity to pick the brain of Owen Clarkin, famed Ottawa tree specialist. Owen Clarkin and I are developing a decision-guide for site assessment and selecting the right tree for you. Make an appointment with us for Saturday June 9 between 1:30 and 5:00 pm (half hour intervals) and we will come by your house to walk you through the steps: What is the vision for your property, what are the notable attributes of candidate trees, what risks to consider, how to care for your tree as it grows?

We are particularly keen to talk with residents in new infill houses so we can see what is possible in very small yards.

Contact Daniel Buckles (Co-chair CPCA Environment Committee) for an appointment ( or 613-722-8048.

Convent Development Phase II Open House – June 6

From: “Mitchell, Fiona” <>
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:22 PM
Subject: 114 Richmond Rd – Ashcroft Homes Convent Development & Phase II Open House – June 6 7:00-8:30pm

Afternoon folks,

I wanted to give you direct notice that we are hosting a second open house for the Ashcroft Convent property, as well as what I’m referring to as their Phase II development, which is the rest of the undeveloped site, on June 6 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Van Lang Field House. Full details and some renderings from the development applications can be found on our blog:
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