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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

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