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Here is a digest of the latest news from the RPCA, including updates from the City of Ottawa and our River Ward City Councillor.

The RPCA will be holding elections for 9 Directors at the upcoming AGM on October 7:

  • 2 positions in Riverside Park West (Mooney’s Bay neighbourhood)
  • 2 positions in Riverside Park East (General Vanier neighbourhood)
  • 2 positions in Riverside Park South West (Fielding/Otterson neighbourhood)
  • 2 positions in Riverside Park South East (Southmore/Flannery neighbourhood)
  • 1 position in Revelstoke

The term of office is two years, from October 2020 to October 2022, and Officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary) will be elected from among the new directors, immediately following the AGM. There is no limit on the number of terms a Director may serve.

Submit Your Nomination Form

To nominate yourself, simply complete a Nomination Form (Word version or PDF version) and send it as an attachment or in the body of an email to nominations@riversidepark.ca

Candidate Criteria:

  • Nominations must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020.
  • The member seeking election, and their seconder, must both be in good standing, with membership dues paid through to October 7, 2020.
  • Candidates who reside in the area they seek to represent will be given priority, in accordance with the RPCA Bylaws, but if no candidate in that area comes forward, a resident from another neighbourhood in Riverside Park may be elected to that position.
  • All positions that are not contested will be deemed elected by acclamation.

The 2020 Nominations Committee is: Andrea Ward (Chair), Carolyn Gauthier, and Marika Magro.

Reference: RPCA By-Laws and Neighbourhood Map

Download the Agenda of the October 7, 2020 Annual General Meeting of the RPCRA.

The 2020 RPCA Annual General Meeting will be held online on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Members of the RPCA will be able to elect 9 Directors, vote on motions, and debate important issues affecting the Riverside Park neighbourhood.

Any Riverside Park resident can vote at the meeting, but your membership must be current. Click here to join or renew your membership ($20/year for families or $10/year for individuals):
www.riversidepark.ca/wp/association-information/membership

The RPCA Bylaws can be downloaded here.

RSVP by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 to receive the Zoom login, meeting documents, and an election ballot!


AGENDA / DOCUMENTS

  1. Call to Order, Welcome, Introduction of Officers and Directors
  2. Adoption of the Agenda
  3. Receipt of Minutes
  4. Business Arising from the Minutes
  5. President’s Report: 2019-2020 Board Activities
  6. Treasurer’s Report: 2019-2020 Financial Statements
  7. Director Elections
  • 2 positions in Riverside Park West (Mooney’s Bay neighbourhood)
  • 2 positions in Riverside Park East (General Vanier neighbourhood)
  • 2 positions in Riverside Park South West (Fielding/Otterson neighbourhood)
  • 2 positions in Riverside Park South East (Southmore/Flannery neighbourhood)
  • 1 position in Revelstoke
  1. River Ward Councillor’s Report: Riley Brockington
  2. Amendments to the RPCA Bylaws (Scroll down for the full motions)
    1. Proposal to Amend By-Law 9
    2. Proposal to Amend By-Law 10.2
    3. Proposal to Amend By-Laws 9 and 6 to clarify and comply with requirements for treatment of year-end financial statements
  3. New Business
    1. Brigil Development at Riverside Mall
    2. Halloween Event Planning
    3. Traffic Safety and Transportation in Riverside Park
  4. Other Business
  5. Announcements and Upcoming Events
  • Saturday, October 31, 2020: Riverside Park Halloween Costume Parades
  • Sunday, November 1, 2020: Pumpkin Alley
  1. Next Annual General Meeting: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
  2. Upcoming Meetings of the RPCA Board of Directors:
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – Immediately following the AGM (Zoom Meeting)
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. (Zoom Meeting)
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. (Zoom Meeting)
  1. Adjournment

ELECTIONS

At this AGM, elections will be held for 9 Directors, representing the following areas:

  • 2 positions in Riverside Park West (Mooney’s Bay neighbourhood)
  • 2 positions in Riverside Park East (General Vanier neighbourhood)
  • 2 positions in Riverside Park South West (Fielding/Otterson neighbourhood)
  • 2 positions in Riverside Park South East (Southmore/Flannery neighbourhood)
  • 1 position in Revelstoke

The term of office is two years, from October 2020 to October 2022, and Officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary) will be elected from among the new directors, immediately following the AGM. There is no limit on the number of terms a Director may serve.

Submit Your Nomination Form

To nominate yourself, simply complete a Nomination Form (Word version or PDF version) and send it as an attachment or in the body of an email to nominations@riversidepark.ca

Candidate Criteria:

  • Nominations must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2020.
  • The member seeking election, and their seconder, must both be in good standing, with membership dues paid through to October 7, 2020.
  • Candidates who reside in the area they seek to represent will be given priority, in accordance with the RPCA Bylaws, but if no candidate in that area comes forward, a resident from another neighbourhood in Riverside Park may be elected to that position.
  • All positions that are not contested will be deemed elected by acclamation.

The 2020 Nominations Committee is: Andrea Ward (Chair), Carolyn Gauthier, and Marika Magro.

Reference: RPCA By-Laws and Neighbourhood Map


BY-LAW AMENDMENTS (Served with due notice)

 Any by-law of the Corporation may be amended at any general meeting of the Corporation provided that the amendment is proposed in writing by the Board of Directors, or is proposed by a member of the Corporation and given in writing tothe Secretary, and provided that notice of the proposed amendment, and at least a general summary of the amendment, have been reasonably publicized in the area at least ten days in advance of the general meeting.

Proposal to Amend By-Law 9 (Moved: Joel Duff/Barbara Haines. September 15, 2020)

Whereas the RPCA is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the laws of Ontario, the language recommended under the Ministry of Consumer Services’ Default By-laws streamlines terminology for greater accessibility; therefore  

Be it resolved that the RPCA by-laws be amended to be more consistent with our governing legislation, by renaming the Article 9 from “General Meetings” to “Meetings of the Members”; and

Be it further resolved that throughout the by-laws, “General Meeting” be replaced with “Special Meeting of Members,” and “Annual General Meeting” be replaced with “Annual Meeting of Members.”

Proposal to Amend By-Law 10.2 (Moved: Joel Duff/Travis Croken. September 15, 2020)

Whereas the area names used to describe the Riverside Park neighbourhood should be updated to reflect location names used by residents, where they exist;

Whereas residents in “Riverside Park East” often refer to the neighbourhood as “General Vanier” (ie. Neighbourhood Watch and Annual Garage Sale), and residents of “Riverside Park East” most often refer to the neighbourhood as “Mooney’s Bay” (ie. Mooney’s Bay Child Care Centre); and

Whereas the similar names of 4 areas causes confusion within the neighbourhood; therefore

Be it resolved that the areas of the Riverside Park neighbourhood, as described in By-law 10.2 and depicted on the Association’s Neighbourhood Map, be renamed as follows:

  • “Area 1 Riverside Park East” will be renamed “Area 1 General Vanier”;
  • “Area 2 Riverside Park West” will be renamed “Area 2 Mooney’s Bay”;
  • “Area 3 Riverside Park Southeast” will be renamed “Area 3 Riverside Park East”;
  • “Area 4 Riverside Park Southwest” will be renamed “Area 4 Riverside Park West”;
  • Area 5 Revelstoke” will remain unchanged.

Proposal to Amend By-Laws 9 and 6 to clarify and comply with requirements for treatment of year-end financial statements (Moved: RPCA Financial Review Committee)

Given that:

  1. RPCA is incorporated in Ontario as a Not-for-Profit;
  2. For fiscal 2021, RPCA is a ‘soliciting corporation’ under Canadian Not-for-Profit Act (CNCA), enacted 2013, and a ‘public benefit corporation’ under Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA), passed 2010;
  3. With current annual revenues less than $50,000, under both CNCA and ONCA, RPCA may currently dispense with appointing a public accountant, and that future RPCA annual revenues will dictate when RPCA must engage a public practice auditor or accountant.  
  4. Under governing legislation, RPCA can, and does, conduct a Compilation; and,
  5. RPCA Board votes to approve the financial statements upon consideration of the Financial Review Committee’s recommendation;

Therefore, be it resolved that the following three by-laws be amended to read:

9.4 Financial Review Committee: At least one month in advance of the end of the fiscal year of the Corporation, the Board shall appoint a Financial Review Committee of other than its directors and officers, from among individuals who understand the role of an independent review of the financial records and have a basic understanding of bookkeeping. The purpose of the Financial Review Committee is to provide an independent evaluation of the financial reports and records for the purpose of reasonably verifying the reliability of the financial reporting and to determine whether the Corporation’s assets are being safeguarded. The Financial Review Committee will review a compilation of the financial statements of the Corporation as prepared by the Treasurer, along with any supporting documentation the Committee may wish to review. The independently reviewed financial statements shall be presented at the next annual meeting of Members.

9.5 At every annual meeting of Members, there shall be offered a report by the President on the activities of the Board, a report by the Treasurer on the financial position of the Corporation, a compilation of the financial statements of the Corporation reviewed by the Financial Review Committee and approved by the Board, and any other report considered desirable by the Board.

6.2 At least one Member of each committee, except the Financial Review Committee and the Nominating Committee described in Sections 9 and 11 respectively, shall be a Member of the Board.  Additional Members may be appointed from the Corporation’s Members or at the discretion of the Board, from residents living within the Corporation’s neighbourhood.

NOTICE OF MOTIONS

Except for amendment of the By-laws of the Corporation, members of the Corporation may consider and transact any business of the Corporation at any general meeting without notice of the business having been given.

However, the following motions were served in advance of the meeting:

Motion to receive the October 2, 2019 Annual General Meeting (Moved: Board of Directors. November 6, 2019)

Be it resolved that the minutes from October 2, 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association be received.

Motion to receive the 2019/2020 Financial Statements (Moved: Board of Directors. September 16, 2020)

Be it resolved that the 2019/2020 RPCA Financial Statements be received, as per the recommendation of the RPCA Financial Review Committee.

Other motions may be moved without notice, in accordance with the RPCA By-Laws.

DESIGNATION OF PROXIES

RPCA members in good standing who are unable to attend the 2020 AGM may designate another individual as their proxy, for the purpose of voting at the AGM. The designate need not be a member of the Association.

Click here to download a proxy designation form for the 2020 AGM.

Download the Agenda for the September 2, 2020 meeting of the Board of Directors.

Download the Board Report for the September 2, 2020 meeting of the Board of Directors.

 
Join us on Saturday, August 29 from 7:30am to 11:30am for a celebration of Riverside Park at the Brookfield Restaurant.
 
100 residents will be able to enjoy a complimentary breakfast, courtesy of BRIGIL. After those tickets are gone, have no fear, you can eat at half price! $5 Breakfasts are available for the rest of the morning, thanks to Joyce and her team at the Brookfield.
 
MENU: Breakfast will be a special menu of either eggs with meat or pancakes, plus tea, coffee, or juice.
 
 
Pre-Registration is Required! In order to prevent overcrowding and to help with social distancing, we require attendees to reserve a ticket for this event via this event page. Please arrive 10 min prior to your reserved time and line up, socially distanced, at the entrance to the restaurant. There are 20 inside seats and 40 outside. We cannot guarantee indoor seating, however, we will do our best to accommodate you if you have a preference.
 
Parking: Parking is available behind the restaurant or across the street on the Canada Post complex.
 
COVID-19 Protocols: Masks must be worn when not seated at your table. Please exit through the rear door, following the signs. Social distancing must be respected at all times when not seated. Hand sanitizer will be available for your use. Please conduct a self-assessment for symptoms prior to attending this event. You can find a self-assessment tool online at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/. Do not attend if you do not feel well.
 
We hope that you can join us for the fun morning, celebrating Riverside Park and the Brookfield Restaurant after a long, challenging summer.
 
Your hosts:
 
Riley Brockington, City Councillor (www.RileyBrockington.ca)
Riverside Park Community Association (www.RiversidePark.ca)
Brookfield Restaurant (www.Brookfieldrc.ca)
BRIGIL (www.Brigil.com)

Download the poster.

Inside our July newsletter you will learn about our new community garden, new neighbourhood amenities, and the city’s new plans for easing pandemic restrictions. Mask up, read on, and forward this email to your neighbours.

Click to read: RIVERSIDE INSIDER: Get ready for STAGE 3! 😷

Subscribe here: https://mailchi.mp/riversidepark/signup

We moved to Canada last October, and because of Covid we did not get many opportunities to go out of our home and meet new people.
This Community Garden is helping us spend some time outside of our home, meet our neighbors, and enjoy some family moments. 
And seeing the sprouts coming out of their seeds always brings so much joy.
The utter normalcy in these plants’ growth gives us hope that our lives will someday, in the near future, become normal again!
— Kallyan, Ethila, and Elika

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Thank you to the RPCA Board, Gardening Committee, and volunteers for their tireless effort. Thank you to Councillor Brockington and Brigil Construction for their generous support. Thank you to Just Food for soil and seeds. Thank you to the gardeners and the Riverside Park community for your enthusiasm. A portion of the harvest will be donated to the local food supply.


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