Romeo and Juliet in Our Park! – August 9

Heads Up and Save the Date!

A Company of Fools and the Champlain Park Community Association Snack Fest return to Champlain Park this summer.

Date: Friday August 9, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Play: Romeo and Juliet
Free Post-performance Snacks

From Wikipedia: Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers.

You can find more information about the show at https://fools.ca/whats-on/torchlight-shakespeare-romeo-juliet/

[Promotional Poster showing an outdoor temporary Stage with Fools]
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-06-24

This week’s topics:

  • OPS 2018 Annual Report – Statistics are up.

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River Activities on Saturday 29 June – Remic Beach and Rapids

Shoreline Cleanup

The floodwaters have now receded, leaving behind garbage and debris along the Ottawa River shoreline.
We are seeking volunteers to help clean up the area along the river, north of Champlain Park, and remove the garbage from our waterways.
Please join the shoreline cleanup at:
        Remic Beach on Saturday 29 June, 10am – 12pm
For any questions contact Dan Wilcock at CPCADan@gmail.com

Water Quality Testing

Thanks to Water Rangers, the Champlain Park community now has a citizen science test kit that will allow us to monitor water health parameters in the Ottawa River such as temperature, clarity, pH, hardness, alkalinity, dissolved oxygen and conductivity. Regular testing will create baseline data, allowing more meaningful long-term observations of our river’s health.
Dan Wilcock is the local member of Ottawa Riverkeeper’s riverwatcher network and is leading Champlain Park’s water quality monitoring.
If you’re interested in learning more, or getting involved in water testing, Dan will demonstrate the test kit at:
              Remic Beach on Saturday 29 June,  at 11am
Water quality results are available at:
https://app.waterrangers.ca/locations/2513
https://www.theswimguide.org/beach/9207

Kitchissippi/Somerset shore fishing clinic

City Councillors Leiper and McKenney have organized a free beginner shore fishing clinic to be held at:
             Remic Rapids on Saturday June 29 from 5 – 7pm 
Full details are at the Facebook event page here.
Jeff Leiper’s office has been working with the NCC, sport fishing groups, naturalists and others to offer an educational evening that is inclusive and welcoming for all ages and everyone. They’ll have lots of tackle (fishing gear) on hand and lifeguards to enjoy a safe, very hands-on learning experience.

Purple Martin Birdhouse Installed

Purple Martin Birdhouse – Champlain Park Community

[Male Purple Martin Bird]

The Environment Committee of the CPCA are extremely pleased to announce the successful installation of a brand new Purple Martin birdhouse in partnership with the NCC as a pilot project along the Ottawa River Pathway.

[Four decker birdhouse on a tall pole, with river behind]
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-06-17

This week’s topics:

  • 529 Garage: new sponsor – Bike registry help from Safer Roads Ottawa.
  • Reducing thefts from vehicles – Tips.

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Wading Pool Opening – July 2

The wading pool will be opening July 2nd, weather permitting. See https://champlainpark.org/park/wading-pool/ for details and links to more swimming information. During the summer, this is the weekly schedule:

Day July & August
Monday 11 am to 6 pm
Tuesday noon to 7pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday noon to 7pm
Friday 11 am to 6 pm
Saturday noon to 5 pm
Sunday noon to 5 pm

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2019-06-10

This week’s topics:

  • STEP in June – Speeding and Construction zones.
  • “Constable Scarecrow” – Cardboard (metal) cut-out of a local officer with a radar gun.
  • Community Equity Council – Police response to racist graffiti.

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