January 2023 Newsletter

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Outdoor Rink at St. Moritz

A giant thank you to Worry Free Snowblowing for helping clear our outdoor rink! 

Our team of volunteers is working very hard on the rink! Contact us (conventglenorleanswood@gmail.com) if you are interested in helping out.

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2023 Orléans Leading Women and Girls Recognition Awards

As the MP for Orléans, Marie-France Lalonde is delighted to launch the 2023 Orléans Leading Women and Girls Recognition Awards, to recognize and reward women and young girls in Orléans for their involvement in the community and for their leadership. She would like to invite you to help find extraordinary nominees from Orléans.

Please use the fillable pdf nomination form for the Orléans Leading Women and Girls Recognition Awards, which you can obtain by writing to Marie-France.Lalonde@parl.gc.ca. A letter of support is required in addition to the nomination form. The letter must include responses to the questions below.

The letter must be unique to each nominee and must address these 3 themes:

  1. Describe how the nominee’s efforts improved the lives of women and girls in her community.
  2. Explain how the nominee’s achievements demonstrate her leadership.
  3. Please specify the number of volunteer hours the nominee contributes annually (approximately).

The deadline to send the form and support letter is February 10, 2023, by email at Marie-France.Lalonde@parl.gc.ca.

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Suicide Prevention Webinar – January 16

Know What to Do: Hope, help and strength when faced with suicide

Community members in Orléans are invited to a lunch and learn webinar about how to become a stronger community in the face of mental health challenges and suicide.

Monday January 16, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
Register here. (Registration is full – the webinar will be broadcast on Suicide Prevention Ottawa’s FB page)
The webinar will host presenters from Suicide Prevention Ottawa who will:

  • Share tools about how to talk about suicide with someone who is struggling
  • Share tools to help people who are struggling talk about suicide and to get help
  • Highlight trainings that are available in Ottawa if you’d like to go deeper in learning about how to be a community supporter
  • Share existing organizational supports if people need to speak to a professional or a peer support person about their struggles.
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Reduce and Divert Waste in 2023

As many of us think about what kinds of new year’s resolutions we want to make, why not consider household waste reduction as a goal for 2023? Reducing our garbage is good for the local environment, saves money, and helps us add years to our local landfill sites.

If you’re looking for ways to reduce your waste post-holiday season, there are plenty of resources available to help you out. The City of Ottawa has a number of programs in place to encourage recycling and waste diversion, including curb-side pickup of natural Christmas trees, and recyclables, drop-off locations for household hazardous waste, and composting programs. You can find more information on the City’s website
To learn more about the benefits of recycling and waste diversion, check out these videos from the City of Ottawa:

Here are a few tips to help you reduce waste leading out of this holiday season:

  • Recycle or reuse packaging and wrapping materials when possible
  • Compost food scraps and yard waste
  • Return beer and wine bottles, bottles caps, and packaging to the Beer Store for a refund
  • Use reusable shopping bags, water bottles, and food containers

Next year, if you are looking for more environmentally friendly gift options, consider giving experiences or consumables as gifts, rather than physical items that may eventually end up in the trash. Also, check out Terra20’s eco-friendly Holiday Gift Guide. Terra20 has a location in Orléans at 2284 Tenth Line and is a great source for local, organic, sustainable, and waste reducing household products. 
By working together, we can make our community more sustainable and environmentally-friendly. Remember to recycle and divert waste whenever possible, and encourage others to do the same. Happy New Year from the CGOWCA Environment Committee!

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LRT Information Session – January 17, 2023

Please join us for an Information Session about the LRT work that is happening in our neighbourhood.  You can also read more about what has been accomplished in 2022 by checking out this year in review with descriptions and photos of the work.

When: Tuesday January 17th at 7pm
Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85121883629?pwd=RXJ0bThtMm5jeUF5SWlzcGtjbmpRZz09
Passcode: 789523

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Interprovincial Bridge Concerns

A group of concerned community members are meeting about the proposed interprovincial bridge in the east end. The group has been working with the CGOWCA Environment Committee, led by Cassandra Polyzou. The focus has been to reach out to other environmental groups, and to try to elicit information about the process for choosing a Bridge location from the National Capital Commission (NCC) and Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

Several members attended the NCC’s Annual Public General Meeting and posed questions to the board who shared that the project is now in the hands of the PSPC.
We are planning a community meeting early in 2023 to inform the residents about this process, watch for details!

More information is available on our website. If you would like to learn more or get involved with the Bridge Committee, please write to CGNbridgecommittee@gmail.com.

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