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Christmas Sleigh Ride – Thanks

Thank You to Community Volunteers for the Champlain Park Sleigh Ride 2019!

What a wonderful way to warm our hearts on a cold evening with carol singing, jingling of bells, and a visit with Santa!

A special thank you to Jim Cocks, the enthusiastic organizer of the event. The King family, with Cowley Avenue resident Bill Baggs playing a lead role, prepared the special stop to visit Santa and distribution of candy canes to children by Santa’s helpers.

The Champlain Park Community Association funded the event. Thanks to volunteers who made hot chocolate and donated baked goods that were enjoyed by everyone at the field house. Thanks to Bridgehead for the beverage supplies.

Families who came out of hibernation to participate were happy to start the holiday season connecting with neighbours and sharing Christmas cheer!

See the attached photos contributed by Joyce Mortimer (first one) and John Arnason (the others).


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Community Sleigh Ride Tonight – Reminder

Just a reminder that the sleigh ride starts tonight at 6pm for small children, 6:30 for everyone else. Santa suggests you dress warmly! See https://champlainpark.org/2019/12/06/community-sleigh-ride-december-19/ for details and the map.

Also, once Christmas is done, you can bring your natural Christmas tree to the baseball diamond backstop fence for the winter carnival (wind break) and February’s community bonfire (combustion!).

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Community Sleigh Ride – December 19

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

Thursday, December 19th, 2019 at 6:00PM

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What a great way to start the holidays!

WE’RE GOING TO TRY SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR !! In addition to the main sleigh ride which will depart from the Fieldhouse at 6:30pm, we have added an earlier, shorter “toddlers-ride” starting at 6pm.
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Christmas Sleigh Ride – Thanks

Many Thanks to Volunteer Neighbours for Community Sleigh Ride 2018!

What a wonderful way to start the Holidays with Carol Singing and Jingling of Bells through Champlain Park!

A special thank you to Jim Cocks who was the energetic organizer of the event. Dennis Van Staalduinen, West Wellington Business Improvement Association, led the singing of Christmas Carols with enthusiasm! The Sauve family, with Tom Sauve playing a lead role, once again prepared the special visit to Santa and distribution of candy canes to children by Santa’s helpers. The Champlain Park Community Association funded the event. Thank you to volunteers who made hot chocolate and donated baked goods that were enjoyed by everyone at the field house. Families came out of hibernation to an evening with mild weather and a great opportunity to connect with neighbours! See the attached photos contributed by John Arnason.


Jim Cocks, Volunteer Organizer, hosts Community Sleigh Ride 2018.


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Community Sleigh Ride – December 20

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

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

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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!

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Winter Carnival – January 27

When : Saturday January 27, 2018
Where: Champlain Park Fieldhouse
Time: Noon – 3:00pm

Snow, rain or shine, this festive annual event takes place on the last Saturday in January.

Hope to see you there!

Activities

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12:30-2:30pm Free horse-drawn sleigh rides

After lunch skating, hockey skills competition, and prizes throughout the afternoon

2pm live music, games

Spread the word

Please spread the word, and bring your friends and family.
Admission, hot chocolate and coffee are FREE.

Food & Beverages

There will be Chili cook-off , baked goodies, juice, hot dogs and more for sale in the Fieldhouse.

Your help

If you are able to bring a chili or baked goodies, or helping out in any other way, PLEASE contact one of the organizers to let us know.

We would be VERY grateful!!

Event organizers

Sarah Kotyck email: sarahkotyck@gmail.com
Natalie Raffoul email: nraffoul@cbrcanada.com

Community Sleigh Ride a Great Success

Following up on the sleigh ride, first some thanks from Champlain Park neighbours to organizers Jim Cocks, Tom Sauve, and Dennis Van Staalduinen for leading us through the neighbourhood singing Christmas carols on a horse drawn wagon with a stop at Santa’s house for candy canes. We jingled all the way!! Thank you to the volunteer elves. Thank you to the sponsors of this free event, the Champlain Park Community Association, Bridgehead and the West Wellington Business Improvement Area. Thank you to many volunteers who donated treats at the field house party.

Here are some photos by John Arnason:

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Horse Drawn Wagon with Crowd

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Horses being Petted at Santa’s House


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