April 2018 Newsletter

Dog Walk-A-Thon – April 28th

Have you and your furry friend and/or child been looking to go for a walk around the neighbourhood? If so, we’ve got the perfect idea for you! The CGOWCA is organizing a 3km walkathon to help raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society! Come enjoy a nice walk down by the Ottawa River all the while meeting new people and raising awareness for a great cause! We promise it’ll be the best walk you’ve ever had!
When: Saturday, April 28th at 10am.
Raindate: Sunday, April 29th at 10am.
Where: The start and finish line is in the parking lot of École Catholique Élémentaire Des Voyageurs, 6030 Voyageur Drive
Why: To raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society.
What: 3km walkathon, everyone is welcome.
How to make a donation: You can make a direct donation the day of or donate online: http://convio.cancer.ca/goto/cgowcawalkathon
Hope to see you there!

Bike Rodeo – May 6th

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.
Meet us at École des Voyageurs, learn about good helmet fit, try out a small “obstacle course”, then follow a marked route – at your own pace! – to explore the pathways in our neighbourhood.
The event runs from 11 until 1; there is no firm start time for the ride portion, participants can come and go on their own schedule. More details to come on our Facebook page!

Support the Orléans Community Garden – Garage Sale

If you want to donate items: We accept donations at 622 Valin Street every Monday evening from 6-7pm sharp. We accept all small appliances that work, all kid items (including clothes), glassware, lamps, seasonal items, small tables, bookshelves, artwork, mirrors, gently used adult clothing, toys, novels, tools, crafting items. If you have old plant pots, please donate them as we will have a plant sale again this year. If you have house plants you want to multiply for the sale that would be great too!

If you want to shop: The Garage Sale is on MAY 5 from 7:30am-3pm at 622 Valin Street. You can RSVP to the Facebook event to get updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/404471209975519/

The Orléans Community Garden supports the Ottawa Mission Rooftop Garden along with the Ottawa Little Theatre Garden which donates it’s produce to the Ottawa Mission. We also donate excess food to the Ottawa Mission on a weekly basis which adds up to between 2,000 – 4,000 lbs depending on the weather. We also provide FREE educational field trips to schools in the area. Many have taken advantage of these field trips already and the feedback is great.

Call for Volunteers for Cycling without Age

Cycling Without Age:  seeking strong-legged warm-hearted volunteers!  Cycling without Age is an innovative program designed to enhance the lives of seniors by providing them with a great opportunity to remain connected to society and active in our community.  Cycling without age is the obvious generous act of taking one or two elderly people out on a bike ride.  It's a simple act that everyone can do.  Bruyère's Saint-Louis Residence is looking for volunteers to take senior citizens for bicycle rides as part of the program.  If you have strong legs and a generous heart, please contact Mariama Diallo at 613-562-6262, ext. 2517.

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