Cleaning the Capital
[from City of Ottawa]
Early bird registration started on March 15th. Let’s get cleaning!
Register your cleanup project for the 2021 Cleaning the Capital spring campaign by May 15th. When the project is completed, provide your feedback with the online Cleanup Report by May 31st.
Join the thousands of community volunteers to help keep Ottawa clean and green in 2021! Looking for folks to join your team? Invite your neighbours in our Facebook group: Convent Glen – Orléans Wood Community Association | Facebook.
For more information on the Cleaning the Capital campaign, please visit ottawa.ca/clean.
Thanks for keeping Ottawa clean and green!
Annual CGOWCA Dog Walkathon – cancelled
Due to the current pandemic restrictions and high numbers, we won’t be holding our annual Dog Walkathon. This fundraiser usually takes place at the end of April in support of cancer research.
Nonetheless, we do encourage you to take a walk outside with your pup, and if you have the means please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Discover Bike Ottawa
Did you know that Bike Ottawa (www.bikeottawa.ca) has been around since 1984? They are an incorporated, not-for-profit, membership based organization that is entirely run by volunteers.
With about 400 members as of 2019, they have several focus areas including advocacy, data, and events. Membership is open to everyone, with membership categories ranging in price from $10.00 to $55.00.
Their website offers many useful tools and maps. There are maps that allow you to plan a cycling route based on the level of stress you’re comfortable with. There are also pathway maps that tell you where to find pathways around Ottawa and give detailed information such as their surface type. Additionally, there are collision maps that show where there have been collisions with drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists.
Recently, they have submitted comments and feedback on the City’s Official Plan, and participate regularly in opportunities for consultation around the city to make sure that safe cycling is part of the conversation.
National Volunteer Week 2021 – April 18-24
We would like to take advantage of National Volunteer Week to say an enormous, heartfelt thank you to the group of volunteers who managed our community outdoor ice rink. Thanks to their hard work, neighbours were able to take advantage of the exceptional ice and spend some time outdoors this winter.
Covid-19 Pandemic Update
You can get the most up-to-date information directly from Ottawa Public Health’s website, and you can even sign up for Covid-19 vaccine update emails.
Cases and Trends:
Check out the daily Covid-19 Dashboard for all the stats you can handle on Ottawa’s numbers and trends: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/reports-research-and-statistics/daily-covid19-dashboard.aspx