October 2022 newsletter

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Pumpkin parade November 1

After the trick or treating is over and the good candy is eaten, bring those beautiful Jack-o’-lanterns to Hiawatha Park (corner of Voyageur and Voyageur). The CGOWCA is hosting a Pumpkin Parade on Nov. 1st from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

Residents are asked to bring their pumpkins and a battery-operated candle. We will line up the lighted pumpkins for people to see, and then vote on the best one.

There will be two categories for voting, each with their own prize: one category for kids 12 and under, and one category for 13+ years old.

We hope to see you there!

Annual General Meeting - Get Involved!

2022 Annual General Meeting

The CGOWCA held its AGM virtually on September 19. Thank you to all of the members who attended!

We heard an amazing presentation from Meg McCallum, Executive Director of the Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa. She showed us that change is possible when it comes to affordable housing – all that is required is the will to make it happen. The Alliance launched the Starts With Home campaign ahead of the municipal election to raise awareness of this issue and encourage all candidates to build more and better affordable housing into their platforms. The CGOWCA has endorsed the campaign as an organization, and we encourage you to do the same as individuals.

During the AGM we welcomed three new board members: Cassandra Polyzou, Daniel Lamothe and Karen Chow. We are very excited to have them join us and wish them a warm welcome!

The board extends its gratitude to Gary Bradshaw, former board member, for his dedication and love for our community during his time on the board.

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Little Free Libraries Near You

Have you noticed Little Free Libraries popping up around Orléans or other places in Ottawa? Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Their mission is to be a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access for all through a global network of volunteer-led Little Free Libraries.

Their vision is a Little Free Library in every community and a book for every reader. We believe all people are empowered when the opportunity to discover a personally relevant book to read is not limited by time, space, or privilege.

You can search on the Little Free Libraries website: https://littlefreelibrary.org/map/

Here are a few we have found in Orléans:

  • LANE Library at 1721 Meadowview Cres.
  • Librairie Des Prairies, 1751 Des Prairies Ave.
  • Radisson Way, between Amyot and Ethier.
  • Zunzun Little Free Library, 1895 Markwell Cresc.
  • Little Free Library Orleans, 2129 Avebury Drive.
  • Trish’s Little Free Library – Orleans, 443 Wincanton Drive.
image of a person putting a ballot into a box, a checkmark in a circle and a silhouette of the Ottawa downtown skyline

Reminder to Vote – Ottawa municipal election

Advanced polls are already open. We strongly encourage everyone to get out and vote. City Council has a huge impact on our day to day lives from garbage, to transit, to parks and recreation.

If you aren’t sure where to go, or what you need to bring, or have other questions – this website is a good starting place: https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/elections/2022-municipal-elections/information-voters

To see the Rogers TV Debate for our area (Orléans West-Innes – Ward 2) it is available online: https://youtu.be/6EsHMW48UWk

Get out and vote!

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