Convent Glen – Orléans Wood Community Association ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Monday September 24, 2018 at 7pm
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.
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.
- Visit the Ottawa Neighbourhood Watch page and have a look at ONW documents and publications.
- For more information, visit the ONW Blog
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A board member will follow up with interested folks.
Convent Glen-Orléans Wood Community Association’s Annual General Meeting
Monday September 24th
255 Centrum Blvd, Room 340
This is where the Board reports on the year’s activities and finances, and new board members are elected.
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.
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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
Open 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
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
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 email@example.com or call (613)850-3836 for more information.
Canada Day Senior’s Bingo June 29
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
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HEAT WARNING is in effect until further notice❗️ Humidex forecast to exceed 40.
Ottawa Public Health advising residents to take precautions during the #CanadaDay2018 Day weekend #heatwave
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