September 2019 Newsletter

A photo of community members using the outdoor rink

Volunteers needed!

We are looking for volunteers to help maintain the community outdoor rink in Jeanne d’Arc Park again this year. The rink gives children, families and everyone in our community the chance to have fun, play pickup hockey, make new friends and stay active all winter long.

If you want to do something for the whole community, if you like being part of a team and want to make some good friends, and you have a couple hours free each week between December and February, please contact us at A Board member will respond to you directly.

CGOWCA Annual General Meeting

The AGM is coming up on Monday September 23rd at 7pm.  We’ll be meeting at 255 Centrum, in room 340. The current Board of Directors will report on the past year’s activities. There will be an election for new and returning Board members. The meeting is open to the public and anyone who lives in Convent Glen or Orléans Wood is automatically a member of the Association with voting privileges. 

In addition, we will welcome representatives from Ecology Ottawa ( and the Ottawa Riverkeeper ( Join us to learn more about their programs and initiatives.

If you would like information about joining the Board, please contact us at

GLAD Cleaning the Capital – Fall Edition

Register your cleanup project for the 2019 GLAD Cleaning the Capital fall campaign by September 14th and you’ll have a chance to win an early bird prize. Registration continues until October 15th.

GLAD Cleaning the Capital volunteers who submit their online cleanup reports by October 31st are also eligible to win one of many prizes.

Join the thousands of community volunteers who will help keep Ottawa clean and green in 2019!

For more information on the GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign, please visit Thanks for keeping Ottawa clean and green!

Making Voices Count

The Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre (EORC) is looking for residents to participate in the Making Voices Count Project for the 2019 Federal Election and City Budget consultations. Residents from diverse communities are being recruited by Community Health and Resource Centres to bring their insights and develop skills for voicing their concerns. You must be available for two full-day workshops. There is funding to help with childcare and transportation. Applications are due by Wednesday September 11th.  For more information and to submit an application, see and email

Other News

  • The City of Ottawa announced that the LRT will be open to residents on September 14, 2019.
  • The new splash pad at Hiawatha Park opened late this summer.
  • We had a wonderful turnout for the 2019 Community BBQ on July 20th.  Thank you to RBC, the Bytown Fire Brigade, Trinity Physio, and of course Golden Fries!  Kudos to our lead organizer, Karen!

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