November 2022 Newsletter

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Santa’s Parade of Lights

On November 26th we welcome back Santa’s Parade of Lights in Orléans! This event is hosted by the Ottawa Professional Firefighters Association.  The parade will start at 6pm at Youville and St-Joseph and will run along St-Joseph Boulevard to Prestone Drive.

You can learn more on the Parade of Lights website or by checking out their Facebook page.

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Municipal Election 2022

A little under 44% of eligible voters in Ottawa cast their ballots on October 24th and the results are now official. Congratulations to the successful candidates! We have a new mayor, Mark Sutcliffe, and a new-to-us councillor, Laura Dudas.

In Convent Glen and Orléans Wood, here are the returning or new elected officials:

  • Ward 2 – Orléans West Innes Councillor:  Laura Dudas
  • Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Zone 12:  Cathryne Milburn
  • Ottawa Catholic School Board Zone 3:  Brian Coburn
  • Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est Secteur 9:  Johanne Lacombe
  • Conseil des écoles publiques Secteur 7: Philippe Landry
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Help Royal Canadian Legion Branch 632

The Orléans Royal Canadian Legion is looking for volunteers to help with the poppy campaign.  You do not need to be a member of the Legion to get involved.  Find more information here:

Pierre Rocque Park Renewal

The City is looking for your feedback on the lifecycle renewal of Pierre Rocque Park in WARD 1. The park is located at 1257 Joseph Drouin Avenue. The park renewal will include the removal and replacement of the existing play structures, the installation of engineered wood fiber fall surface and the repair and replacement of asphalt pathways. The play area will be universally accessible and include accessible play features.

You can provide feedback through the Engage Ottawa platform until Monday November 14.

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Funded by the University of Victoria, is a crowdsourcing tool for mapping micro barriers to accessible walking and rolling. What is a micro barrier? Anything that makes it harder (or maybe even impossible) to walk or roll safely or comfortably in your community. It might be a missing bench, uneven payment, or unplowed snow. Whatever it is that is getting in your way, or missing (e.g. bench or washroom) we want to know what it is and where! 

Here’s a video to explain it:

Here’s a walkthrough of how to report an accessibility challenge on

Why use

Although urgent accessibility challenges should be reported to 3-1-1, these service requests are not shared publicly, and other members of the community are not able to see that other people have reported concerns. By using, you will be contributing to a visual record of accessibility challenges in the City of Ottawa and also have access to view the overall map of all concerns reported.

The sister app for cycling ( is already well known by city councilors, and we will be sharing with all newly elected councilors post-election.

If you have any questions, please contact Felicity Borgal, the Active Transportation Coordinator at Ottawa’s EnviroCentre. Together, we can help make Ottawa’s walking and rolling environment safer and more accessible!

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