Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-02-05

This week’s topics:

  • Statement by Chief Charles Bordeleau – Gun violence reaction.
  • Crime Stoppers reward – Increased for illegal guns.
  • STEP in February – Seat belts and red light running.

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CPCA Executive Meeting – February 8

Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) Executive Meeting Open Session
Thursday February 8, 2018
7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse

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


Open session (Approx 1 hour)

  1. Approval of previous minutes of executive meeting Nov 28, 2017, and review of action items – All
  2. Report of interim executive motions – All
  3. Introduction of Treasurer – Lynne -Information (5 minutes)
  4. Park Grants for Events – Jennie – Decision (20 minutes)
    Does any one know whether the CPCA would qualify for one of these grants if we apply. The information I could find about them looked interesting – and I thought that if we could get something like this, it might also build our membership.
  5. Sub-committee decision-making – Daniel – Decision (7 minutes)
    A short review of procedures for sub-committee endorsements of initiatives and positions, as a sub-committee and/or as the executive committee. What do people expect from sub-committees that want to move forward on an activity?
  6. Web/communication system – Daniel – Information (4 minutes)
    I’d like to see an upgrade that would allow the use of list serves for communication. Could we have a brief recap and discussion of needs and options?
  7. Ideas for spending the $500 donation – Lynne – Decision (5 minutes)
    See attached file of suggestions Allocating $500 From CPCA minutes Nov 2017. Ideas have to be prioritized somehow by someone. Ideas have to be costed – possibly by asking suggestors to submit a project proposal with costs attached.

Closed session (Approx .25 hours)

  1. Financial Update – Lynne
  2. Labelling of e-mails in subject line to assist with filtering – Lynne – Decision (5 minutes)
  3. Other Business
  4. Next Meeting

Winter Carnival Thanks

The carnival organizers would like to thank:

  • Jason Keats for his delightful balloon animals.
  • Jim Kot for preparing and supervising the rink.
  • Linda Landreville and Kathy Kot for working the coffee and ticket tables.
  • Dennis Van Staalduinen for donating gift cards for the chili cook off.
  • All the Champlain Park residents that contributed baked goods and chili.

We’d also like to thank Carol Arnason (Social event coordinator) and the community Winter Carnival event organizers Natalie Raffoul and Sarah Kotyck for putting the whole thing together.

By the way, the horse drawn sleigh did get past the fence for the very first time. Here’s a good photo Dennis tweeted:

Sir John A. Macdonald Riverfront Park Plan Survey has background information and a draft (very extensive, detailed, well researched, chapter 5.3 is about our neighbourhood, seem to have thought of everything) of the NCC’s plan for the river park. That web page lists the general highlights:
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Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus Info Session – January 31

Subject: Ottawa Hospital public information session
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:41:12 +0000
From: Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Constituency Office) <>

Dear Friends,

As many of you may know, the Ottawa Hospital has begun the planning process for the development of a new regional trauma and acute care centre at the former site of the Sir John Carling building to replace the existing Civic Campus, which has been in operation since 1924. Public engagement so far has included a third-party report on engagement, a series of community feedback sessions, and the launch of a website devoted to sharing information and soliciting ideas. I encourage you all to get engaged and share your ideas and priorities for the new campus.

To read a summary of feedback and ideas shared to date, including common themes and highlights, click here.

Please note that the Ottawa Hospital will host a public information session this Wednesday to present an update on hospital services planned for the new campus and the background journey to an architectural design concept.
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Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2018-01-29

This week’s topics:

  • 2018 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics – Algonquin College on March 3.

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Ribbon Cutting at the SJAM Winter Trail Fence Gap

This morning visiting dignitaries officially opened the opening in the fence at Champlain Park, then went down to Remic Rapids for the SJAM Ski Festival.

Here’s part of the story, in photos and video.

Early Morning Gathering at the Fence.

Video of Getting into Position for Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting with I think left to right: Gary Lacey (Executive Director, Capital Stewardship, NCC), Sue Holloway (four-time Olympian), Her Excellency Anne Kari H. Ovind (Norwegian Ambassador), Jeff Leiper (City Councillor for Kitchissippi Ward), Dave Adams (kneeling, Winter Trail Manager and Head Groomer), Yasir Naqvi (MPP Ottawa Centre), Young Spiderman (possibly a relative of Yasir), Unknown.

Public Photo Opportunity.

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