Sep 13

Annual General Meeting / l’Assemblée générale

Convent Glen – Orléans Wood Community Association  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Monday September 24, 2018  at 7pm

Agenda / Ordre du jour

You’re invited:

Convent Glen-Orléans Wood Community Association’s Annual General Meeting at 255 Centrum Blvd, Room 340.   This is where the Board reports on the year’s activities and finances, and new board members are elected.

Nous vous invitons à

l’Assemblée générale de l’Association communautaire Convent Glen-Orléans Wood au 255 boulevard Centrum, salle 340.  À l’Assemblée générale, nous partageons les activités de l’année et l’état financier, et les nouveaux membres du conseil d’administration seront élus.

Sep 01

September 2018 Newsletter

Wondering about local Neighbourhood Watches?

Have you been concerned about safety on your street?  One way that communities can come together is to form a Neighbourhood Watch group.

To find out if a Neighbourhood Watch exists in your neighbourhood or to start a new one, contact your local Community Police Centre. Your Community Police Centre can provide you with more detailed information, basic start-up assistance and resources.

Recently, a Facebook group has been set up to address safety concerns:  It’s Your City, Let’s All Help Make Orléans Safe.  Although this group is not directly related to a Neighbourhood Watch, you may find this helpful.


Join the CGOWCA Board
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Have you been following the newsletters or Facebook group and wondering how you could get involved?  Are you looking for experience on a Board of Directors?  Come out to our September 10th Board Meeting to see how a typical meeting works, to ask questions, and meet current board members.

We would specifically like to have more representation for folks living in the Orleans Wood sector of our catchment – so if you live between Orleans blvd and Champlain St – we especially hope you will consider joining the board!

Come to 255 Centrum Blvd, room 340 at 7pm on Monday September 10th.

Volunteer Rink Coordinator Needed

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Do you love skating or hockey?  Are you wanting to give back to the community?  Do you want to help people be active this winter?

We are putting together our team of volunteers who will keep the Community Ice Rink icy and wonderful for folks this winter.  The rink is located in Jeanne d’Arc Park (near St Moritz).

A key member of the team is the Volunteer Rink Coordinator who will help organize the team of volunteers and make sure that the rink is maintained.  If you would like to take on this volunteer opportunity, please email your name, contact information, and why you are interested to conventglenorleanswood@gmail.com.  A board member will follow up with interested folks.

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YOU’RE INVITED:  

Convent Glen-Orléans Wood Community Association’s Annual General Meeting

Monday September 24th

7pm

255 Centrum Blvd, Room 340

This is where the Board reports on the year’s activities and finances, and new board members are elected.

Vote Municipal Election October 22, 2018

Are you wondering about who is running for City Councillor or School Board Trustee in Ward 1?  You can find a list of all candidates on the City of Ottawa website, along with links to candidates’ websites.

A recent blog post is one person’s opinion about the 17 candidates in the ward, check it out here:  https://stepsfromthecanal.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/tackling-orleans-ward/

There is also a Facebook Group set up by people outside the CGOWCA that might be of interest if you are looking for more information on upcoming elections at all levels. Check out Orléans Votes if you are a Facebook user.

Jul 16

Summer 2018 Newsletter

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Jun 17

June 2018 Newsletter

There is something for everyone happening this month in Orléans!

Provincial election – June 7

Don’t forget to vote! Find out where to go: https://www.elections.on.ca/en.html

Orléans Beer Festival June 7-9

255 Centrum Blvd
Last year was amazing and this year promises to be bigger and better.
The OCBF 2018 will bring together people with a desire to experience local craft beers and delicious food, while promoting community togetherness and involvement. As our tagline reads, we are all about BEER, FOOD, MUSIC AND FRIENDS! Don’t miss out! #WishYouWereBeer
Buy tickets at http://www.orleansfestivals.ca/
Check out the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/416812308738544/

Spring Give Away Weekend June 9 & 10

Do you have some gently used items that you no longer need? Someone else may want them. Don’t put your unwanted stuff in the garbage. Set them out at the curb on Give Away Weekend. Tour your neighbourhood, community and city to find hidden treasures.
Find more details at https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/garbage-and-recycling/garbage#give-away-weekend

CGOWCA Board meeting June 11th at 7pm

Come learn more about your community association at our monthly board meeting.
255 Centrum Blvd, room 340

Habitat for Humanity Build Ceremony June 14th at 2pm

Build Ceremony, corner of Jeanne d'arc and Vorlage at 2pm on June 14thOpen house June 16th to find out more about Habitat for Humanity

Buy your first home with Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa’s affordable mortgage plan!
Stop renting and become a first-time homeowner in just two years with Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa (Habitat GO)! Habitat homeowners pay a 0% interest mortgage and can pay down their mortgage faster to build equity for their future.
In order to qualify you must:

  • Have a total family income (before taxes) between $46,933 and $69,542;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;
  • Be living somewhere that doesn’t meet your family’s needs;
  • Be steadily employed in the Greater Ottawa area, but likely cannot obtain a conventional mortgage;
  • Be ready and able to contribute 500 volunteer hours (350 for single-parent families) to help build your own home and participate in other Habitat projects and community activities.

Habitat GO offers affordable housing opportunities for families who likely could not obtain a conventional mortgage. Find out if you meet the requirements and apply today for your future: www.habitatgo.com/own-a-home

Details about the Open House:
Check out your future home! We are currently building in the Orléans area through 2019. Come to our Open House to view our townhomes and to speak to current Habitat GO families.
June 16th, 2018
2PM to 4PM
6208 Jeanne d’Arc Blvd N on the corner of Jeanne d’Arc and Fortune Drive

Carivibe June 15-17

Three days of fun and festivities!

FRIDAY JUNE 15TH J’OUVERT ON THE BEACH
STARTING @ 3PM – BANANAS BEACH GRILL & RUM SHACK
PETRIE ISLAND
Be adventurous and kick off Carnival weekend at J’OUVERT ON THE BEACH. It’s all about water trucks, paint, powder, mud, sand, oil and most importantly FUN.
SATURDAY JUNE 16TH REACH THE BEACH
CANADA’S BIGGEST AND BEST BEACH PARTY
FREE ADMISSION
PETRIE ISLAND
On Saturday June 16th 2018, from noon to 10pm, thousands of Ottawa residents and guests from around the world will REACH THE BEACH for the highly anticipated annual celebration of Caribbean culture in the Nation’s Capital. Taking place on the beautiful Petrie Island in Orléans, this hidden gem nestled on the banks of the Ottawa River, boasts two of the nicest and largest beaches in the area.
SUNDAY JUNE 17TH AU REVOIR FETE / ENDLESS SHADES OF SUMMER – DAY PARTY
1PM to 9PM – BANANAS BEACH GRILL & RUM SHACK / PETRIE ISLAND
FOOD INCLUSIVE DAY PARTY
The last fete of the weekend and it’s time to exchange numbers and say goodbye to new and old friends, while making plans for CARIVIBE OTTAWA CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL 2019

Interested in volunteering for #Carivibe2018? Email carivibefestivalottawa@gmail.com or call (613)850-3836 for more information.

Canada Day Senior’s Bingo June 29

Canada Day Seniors Bingo with Bob Monette

Canada Day at Petrie Island – Get involved!

Canada Day operations at Petrie island and the CGOWCA are looking for volunteers to help operate a free bicycle valet parking service. We need a total of 9 volunteers to help facilitate a new initiative this year to encourage people to bike to the festivities with ease. Working 3 hour shifts, volunteers would be responsible to greet cyclists, gather some personal information, give a receipt and send them off to enjoy the event. Volunteers will be responsible for parking the bicycles and overseeing the operations of the site between the hours of 11 am and 8 pm. On closing, cyclists can use the 6 bike racks located by the lifeguard post to secure their bikes. Your help will be greatly appreciated in making this a successful inaugural event. Volunteers can write to organizers here: http://www.ocanadaorleans.ca/volunteer.html

May 05

May 2018 Newsletter

Community Bike Rodeo – May 6th

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Dig out your bicycles and join the CGOWCA for some bike safety tips, equipment checks and a lovely ride along the Ottawa River Pathway. This FREE event is open to residents of all ages.
Join us next Sunday at 11 a.m. at École des voyageurs – 6030 Voyageur Drive.

  • The city’s Cycling Education Team will provide safety tips and skills training.
  • A community member will help you tune up your bike.
  • You’ll have a chance to see SMOOCH in action, a pedal-powered smoothie machine! ($)
  • We’ll draw prizes courtesy of Giant Orléans.
  • Check out the event on Facebook!

 

Did you know? May is Bike to Work Month!
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Visit https://biketoworkottawa.ca/ for more details and to sign up.

Active Transportation Summit – May 16th

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A message from Ecology Ottawa:

Ottawa is at a watershed moment for progress on walking, cycling and transit. The City of Ottawa’s new policy on “complete streets” for all users, the advent of a transformative Light Rail Transit project, and substantial infrastructure investments from the provincial and federal governments make this a key moment to assess an outlines for implementing a safe, healthy and environmentally responsible streetscape at scale.

Our event will focus on the City of Ottawa’s progress on cycling and pedestrian issues, identify strategic opportunities and build support for safer and healthier streets. More specifically, it will include:

  • A panel discussion on the future of Ottawa’s streets
  • Representation from the organizations and community associations working to advance sustainable transportation in Ottawa
  • Presentation of the new Ecology Ottawa report, “Seizing the moment for safe and healthy streets”
  • And more!

We would be honoured if you could join us at the Active Transportation Summit on Wednesday May 16, 2018 from 5pm-8pm at Christ Church Cathedral. Registration is now open, and you can register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/active-transportation-summit-ti….