Provincial Election All Candidates Debate – May 17

Provincial Election, Ottawa Centre, All Candidates Virtual Debate

Local community associations are hosting a virtual (Zoom Webinar) All Candidates Debate on May 17th from 7 to 9 pm. Please see the attached poster, and the instructions on how to attend and how to submit a question.

Candidates from the Conservative, Green, Liberal and NDP parties have confirmed their attendance.

Official Flyer – May 2022 Provincial Election.pdf

instructions for the public (attending & how to ask questions in advance) – May 2022 Provincial Debate.pdf

Organizing community association, last minute updates:

Community Association Board Meeting Agenda – May 4


Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Board Meeting

Wednesday May 4, 2022
7:30 PM via Google Meet
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. Please contact the secretary via to request a link to join the meeting.

Open session

    1. Approval of minutes of March 5, 2022 – Liz
    2. Report of interim motions – all
    3. Rink Coordination – decision – Kris, Matt
    4. Community Partner Insurance Program – Information – Lynne
    5. Approval in principle of funds to be used in partnership with the FCA on a commemorative tree and plaque (in honour of Amy (Kempster) Steele – Decision – Heather
    6. General Covid Operations & sample waiver – Lynne
    7. Membership and awareness drive – Richard
    8. Night Sky Telescope viewing proposal – information/decisions – Richard & Don Monet
    9. Other Business
    10. Next Meeting

Agenda last updated at 21:15 on April 30th.

Ottawa Fly Fishers Swap Meet – May 5

From that comment from the organizer, it looks like it has been moved from the 3rd to the 5th due to weather…

The Ottawa Fly Fishing Society is having a members swap meet and social evening on Tuesday, May 3rd.

It’s in Champlain Park at the fieldhouse (and outside so they have space to test equipment), from 6pm to 8:30pm or full dark. Neighbourhood people are welcome too.

[Round Logo with a feather and fish hook in the middle]

Spring Cleanup 2022 Wrapup

The 2022 Spring Clean Up was once again a great success with nearly 50 participants! Folks had lots of fun collecting trash to keep the neighbourhood clean while chatting with friends and neighbours and enjoying some delicious doughnuts!

We would like to address a heartfelt thank you to every one who contributed by showing up on Saturday morning despite the cool grey day to volunteer, give out gloves and garbage bags and build community spirit. We would also like to thank the Champlain Park Community Association for funding the snacks.

Wishing everyone a happy spring,

Kris, Eirene and Nick

Naturehood Club

From the drumming of the majestic Pileated Woodpecker to the flowering of the dainty Trout Lily in early spring, the Champlain Park naturehood abounds with an abundance of plants, fungi and animals living out their lives just outside your door.

Join the Naturehood community and discover some of your wild neighbours while connecting with other local nature-lovers. Outings will be announced on the website, listserv and Facebook page. All are welcome!

Feel free to contact Jennifer if you have expertise to share and are interested in leading an outing (


Spring Bird Walks

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Spring Cleanup 2022 – April 23

Time to limber up and to get ready to stoop, scoop, lunge and squat our way to a cleaner community!

It’s a great way to get some exercise and help make our neighbourhood beautiful at the same time.

When: Saturday April 23rd (in case of rain Saturday April 30th)

Where: meet outside the Champlain Park fieldhouse at 10am and pick up a garbage bag and gloves. We’ll also provide snacks to tide you over!

What: Choose a part of the neighbourhood and pick up any garbage you see and make our neighbourhood clean and beautiful. Dispose of the garbage bag with your normal household garbage/recycling/composting.

For posts about Spring Cleanups, see Category: Spring Cleanup

[Cleanup Poster]
Spring cleanup CPCA.pdf

Spring Cleanup 2022 Coming Soon – April 23

Neighbourhood Spring Clean-Up 2022 is Coming!

Time to limber-up, and to get ready to stoop, scoop, lunge, and squat our way to a cleaner community. What a great way to get some exercise and to help make our neighbourhood beautiful at the same time.

Planning is underway for Champlain Park to host the return of the “Cleaning the Capital Program”.

The date for the event is being planned for April 23rd, with a rain date of April 30th, so mark your calendars!

More details for Champlain Park’s activity will follow in the coming days, but if you want to learn more about the overall program please visit:

In the meantime, while we await the return of this community-wide program, everyone is encouraged to do their part, at their own pace, in cleaning-up their piece of our little oasis here in the heart of Ottawa. If you see some trash around your home or on your street, just pick it up and dispose of it in your regularly scheduled garbage collection, or in the public bins.

So stay tuned, and we’ll get you more information soon about our rendition of Ottawa’s “Cleaning the Capital Program”.

Spring Lawn Raking Time?

From Daniel Buckles…

Time to rake your lawn? The warm weather may be prompting you to start raking, but pollinators, like bees and butterflies, would rather you wait for a bit. They overwinter in dead plant material, and need time to wake up and start their lifecycle. A general guideline is to wait until temperatures are consistently above 10 C. This will help protect habitat, and a healthy overall garden ecosystem. Other tips (from various websites):

  • move leaf piles to a corner of the garden and leave them undisturbed for a while
  • don’t smother the soil in beds with mulch until it is generally warm. Mulch blocks in-ground nesting bees and other beneficial insects.