May 2019 Newsletter

Seniors’ Services in Convent Glen-Orléans Wood

Seniors are an important part of the Convent Glen-Orléans Wood community. According to Statistics Canada, one in every five people living in our area was over 65 in 2016. Working, volunteering, sharing their talents – seniors help make our community a great place to live.
To help seniors live here comfortably, the Community Association is gathering information on local services specifically for seniors. We have started with healthy living and health care services and will add more in the months ahead.

Check out the list of local “healthy living and health care services” on our website at: You will find information on local services with advice on how best to access them. There are programs and services for:

  • Fitness
  • Home Support
  • Home Health Care
  • Specialized Home Health Care
  • Emergency Response
  • Assisted Living
  • Long-Term Care

There is also information about seniors’ health care services available locally at:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Online

Repaving St Joseph

The long-awaited resurfacing of St Joseph Boulevard will be starting in early May and continuing through to October 2019.  The work will start on the section from the 174 to Youville Drive.  The second phase will see the section from 100m East of Jeanne d’Arc Blvd South to Prestone Drive resurfaced.  Follow Councillor Luloff’s Facebook page: or website: to get more information on local projects, or call 311.

Bike to Work Month

Did you know it is the 10th anniversary of Bike to Work Month?!  Envirocentre, with the support of the City of Ottawa and other great community organizations and businesses are working toward getting more people to try commuting by bike during the month of May.  Last year, there were over 4,000 participants and 250 workplaces who cycled more than 13 times around the planet!

This year, they will be giving away over $10,000 worth ofdaily prizes.  You can see some of the highlighted ones here!

Wondering how to get involved?   

  •  Sign up as an individual or start a team to encourage your colleagues to join in!
  • Log your commutes and be eligible to win one of the great prizes!
  • Book a workshop in your community!
  • Invite us (the City) to your spring event
  • Like or follow Bike to Work Ottawa on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Orléans Community Garden

Located at 3350 St. Joseph Boulevard, near 10th Line, the Orléans Community Garden was established to:

  • provide a community space for the residents of Orléans to grow local organic produce;
  • promote gardening as a healthy and cost-effective activity; 
  • educate community members and young children in particular, on the practice and benefits of gardening; and
  • give back to the community by providing free plots and crops to those less fortunate and to provide fresh surplus vegetables to the Ottawa Mission.

If you would like to get involved with the Community Garden, contact or you can follow happenings on Facebook:

Spring Home Safety Tips

Here are some Home Safety Tips from the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA):

  • Check cleaning supplies.  Look for leaking containers and dispose of what is no longer used or needed at a hazardous waste distribution site.  For more information about City of Ottawa Household Hazardous Waste Depots, call 311 or go to
  • Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  Replace batteries and test.
  • Visually inspect electrical cords and outlets.  Replace cords if worn or damaged.  Contact a licensed electrical contractor to check loose-fitting outlets.
  • Maintain air conditioner.  Make an appointment with a qualified technician to perform safe and proper maintenance work for your specific unit.
  • Clean eaves troughs thoroughly.  Use a sturdy and reliable ladder and rubber gloves.
  • Clean and check BBQ.  Clean burner ports and tubes and test for hose leaks with a 50/50 water/soap solution.
  • Store fuel and other combustibles outside.  Keep them in a well-ventilated shed or detached garage and away from direct sunlight and other heat sources.
  • Check recreational equipment.  Make sure all playground equipment, bikes, skateboards, etc. are in safe working condition for family use.

Call before you dig.  Before starting a garden or outdoor home renovation, contact your local utility to quickly and easily get your underground utility lines marked to avoid pipeline damage. or 1-800-400-2255.

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