Activities

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On this page you will find a listing of recent posts and upcoming activities.

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Board of Directors’ Meeting – November 6, 2019

The November RPCA Board of Directors Meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 6 to discuss what is happening in our neighbourhood and how residents can get involved!

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Churches, 3191 Riverside Drive, Room 6.

Councillor Riley Brockington will present a community report, with a focus on traffic calming measures for our neighbourhood.

RSVP and download the meeting documents:

Other meeting documents will be posted when they become available.

Riverside Park is getting a new park at Canoe Bay! After receiving community feedback, the park planners went back to the drawing table and designed a new plan that incorporates natural elements to create a park that balances play with serenity, and creativity with contemplation.
Email us at: environment@riversidepark.ca to know what you think! Feedback is due by November 8!

Come out to the Riverside Churches Annual Fish Fry on Friday, October 25, starting at 5 pm. Catered by Mundell’s, the event features live music by Fumblin’ Fingers. $20 for adults and $10 for kids under 10.

Advance tickets are available at the Church Office at 613-733-7735, weekday mornings at 3191 Riverside Dr.

Details: https://buff.ly/2J0Vmzi

Join them starting at 2 pm for performances of words and music. Come dressed as churchgoers would in 1879! Find them in Old Ottawa South at 1230 Bank St or on Facebook: https://buff.ly/35OABjN Sign up for community updates: https://buff.ly/2J1iJIK

Are you shocked by the sudden lack of snow plow competition in our area? You aren’t alone.

This fall, Riverside Park residents learned the main competition for snow removal in our area had been bought out.

Several companies appear to have divided up local neighbourhoods to drive every client in each area to a single company. At the same time, rates for many customers snowballed by anywhere from 30% to 74%!

The CBC explosed the
scandal in an investigative
report on October 7.
Click here to listen.

Concerned residents can click here to file a confidential online complaint with the federal Competition Bureau.

Now a handful of companies have come forward, following the CBC report, to offer their services to Riverside Park residents. The RPCA cannot endorse these companies, but we remain committed to providing options to residents. If you know of another company to be added to this list, please send us an email.

Here are some new snow removal options for our neighbourhood (in the order they have come forward):

Peloso Lawn Maintenance and Snow Removal
     613-260-9566 | Pelosolandscaping@bellnet.ca | Pelosolandscaping.ca

Mr. Plow
     613-988-7569 | www.misterplow.ca

Kluke’s Roofing
     613-913-0841 | klukesroofing@bell.net | www.klukesroofing.com

NeighborSnow
    613-791-0997 | info@neighborsnow.ca | www.neighborsnow.ca

Hey Ottawa South! Monday’s election will define the direction of our neighbourhood … and our country. Make sure you get your souls to the polls and exercise your franchise!
Here’s how to vote: https://buff.ly/2VV9zmD
Here are our candidates: https://buff.ly/2puhACS

Drop in to the Hunt-Club Riverside Park Community Centre on Tuesday, October 22, to learn about Ottawa Public Library services for older adults. Learn about homebound services, computer tutorials, eBooks and audiobooks, genealogy, accessible collections and much more!

Tuesday, October 22, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Drop in (no registration required)
Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre: 3320 Paul Anka Dr, Ottawa

For information, visit:

http://rileybrockington.ca/event/library-services-for-older-adults/

 

A section of Highway 417 will be closed in both directions from 6 pm on Saturday, October 19 until 11 am on Sunday, October 20, resulting in significant traffic impacts.
 
Lane reductions will start at 5 pm on Saturday, followed by the full closure at 6 pm. This closure is required to install the truss that will form the main span of the new Harmer Avenue Pedestrian Bridge.
 
Eastbound on-ramps to the highway will be closed at Carling, Parkdale and Maitland avenues. Westbound on-ramps to the highway will be closed at Bronson Avenue, Rochester Street, Parkdale Avenue, Lyon Street and O’Connor Street.
 
For details and detours, visit:

DEER TICK WARNING! A Pauline Vanier Park resident found a deer tick on her cat on October 17. Ticks can carry Lyme disease, so please be careful!

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Share your vision for the Bank Street redesign at an open house tonight:
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Elwood Hall, Jim Durrell Arena, 1265 Walkley Rd.

For details:
http://rileybrockington.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Bank-Street-Redesing-Meetin-Oct-17.jpg

 

 

The 2019 RPCRA Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 2.  Join us to learn what’s new in your neighbourhood and help set the agenda for the year ahead.

When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Churches, 3191 Riverside Drive, Room 6.

ELECTIONS:
A by-election will also be held for a Director representing the Revelstoke Area. Nominations are now open and should be submitted to: president@riversidepark.ca

NOTICE OF MOTION:
Notice of motion has been duly served to amend the Bylaws of the RPCRA:

WHEREAS the Board of Directors of the Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association passed a resolution recommending that the membership adopt a shorter and simpler name for the association; and

WHEREAS the recreational activities of the association are both entrenched in the mission statement and can reasonably be assumed under the activities of a community association; and

WHEREAS a name change can be implemented with minimal cost to the association; therefore

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the name of the Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association (RPCRA) be changed to the Riverside Park Community Association (RPCA); and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT that all official documents of the corporation, including articles of incorporation, letters patent, mission and bylaws be amended accordingly.

Any Riverside Park resident can vote at the meeting, but first you must join or renew your membership:
www.riversidepark.ca/wp/association-information/membership

MEETING DOCUMENTS

Stay tuned to download documents for the meeting:

DRAFT AGENDA (Subject to Change)

  1. Call to Order, Welcome, Introduction of Directors
  2. Adoption of the Agenda
  3. Adoption of Minutes from the 2018 Annual General Meeting
  4. Business Arising from the Minutes
  5. 2018-2019 Report from the Board
  6. 2018-2019 Financial Report
  7. Notice of Motion: Association Name Change
  8. Board Elections: Revelstoke Director
  9. River Ward Councillor’s Report: Riley Brockington
  10. Riverside Park Early Learning Centre Update: Donna Bueckert
  11. New Business
    1. Snow Removal Services in Riverside Park
  12. Other Business
  13. Next Annual General Meeting: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – 7 p.m., Riverside Churches, 3191 Riverside Drive
  14. Adjournment

 

Schedule of Board of Directors’ Meetings for 2019–2020

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 – 11 a.m. (Community Centre) *Summer Meeting*
  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020 – 7 p.m. (Riverside Churches)

First published: September 3, 2019

Are you interested in representing Ottawa’s Revelstoke neighbourhood?

A by-election will be held for a Director representing the Revelstoke Area, for a term of 2 years, effective beginning immediately after the Oct. 2 Annual General Meeting. Priority will be given to candidates who live in the Revelstoke area, but if none come forward, a candidate from elsewhere in the neighbourhood can be elected.

All positions with the RPCRA are volunteer positions, but we have a great team and the commitments are nominal. Please read more about this position in the RPCRA Bylaws, Articles 5 and 10.

Nominations are now open and should be submitted to: president@riversidepark.ca

The election will take place at the RPCRA Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m.

 

At their Annual General Meeting on October. 2, the membership of the RPCRA will consider the following motion to change the bylaws:
WHEREAS the Board of Directors of the Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association passed a resolution recommending that the membership adopt a shorter and simpler name for the association; and
WHEREAS the recreational activities of the association are both entrenched in the mission statement and can reasonably be assumed under the activities of a community association; and
WHEREAS a name change can be implemented with minimal cost to the association; therefore
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the name of the Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association (RPCRA) be changed to the Riverside Park Community Association (RPCA); and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT that all official documents of the corporation, including articles of incorporation, letters patent, mission and bylaws be amended accordingly.

The Riverside Park community became quite concerned when we learned that earlier this year several individuals sought to obtain some of key park and green space along the Airport Parkway for commercial development. Linton Park is located south of West Walkley Road, west of the Airport Parkway and north of the CN rail line in the Riverside Park neighbourhood. It comprises a large and long-established playing field and a sizable area of adjacent undeveloped green space.

Linton Park and its surrounding green space is widely used for a variety of sports, notably Ultimate Frisbee league games, baseball, soccer, and other sports winter and summer and a large number of dog walkers and environmental enthusiasts. It is home to a host of wildlife flora and fauna (e.g. wild turkeys, foxes, rabbits, and the occasional deer and coyote, to mention only a few) including various diminishing species of birds and bees, as well the kind of flowers needed by migrating Monarch butterflies.

On September 4, 2019, the RPCRA Board of Directors unanimously adopted a motion to call for the protection of Linton Park and adjacent green spaces, land owned by the NCC:

Taking into account recent interest in the acquisition from the National Capital Commission of lands around Linton Park for commercial development; and

Further taking into account the significant environmental value and recreational use of Linton Park and its adjacent land to Riverside Park and its many other users;

The RPCRA calls upon the National Capital Commission to refrain from disposition of Linton Park and adjacent land so that it does not become available for commercial or other development which would adversely affect its environmental value and recreational use.

Adopted unanimously September 4, 2019

The RPCRA sent letters to the National Capital Commission and our local Member of Parliament, calling for their support for this important green space.

Click here to read our letter to NCC CEO Tobi Nussbaum.

Click here to read our letter to MP David McGuinty.

Come to an OC Transpo info session on Mon. Sept. 9 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Rd. With Councillors Riley Brockington, Shawn Menard, Diane Deans, Carol Anne Meehan, and Jean Cloutier.

Come out to our annual Community Festival on Saturday, September 7 to celebrate a vibrant neighbourhood with family-friendly activities, musical entertainment, corn roast, barbeque and a bouncy castle.

Hunt Club – Riverside Park Community Festival

Saturday, September 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

McCarthy Park, 3320 Paul Anka Drive

Donate books and LPs to raise money for the Ottawa Public Library. Bring your plants for an annual plant exchange. Volunteer to help make our festival a success by emailing: president@riversidepark.ca

Hosted by: Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association, Hunt Club Community Association, Councillor Riley Brockington, South East Ottawa Community Health Centre, MPP John Fraser, Canoe Bay.

Sponsored by: A.M.S. Auto Centre, Chartwell Bridlewood Retirement Residence, Brookfield Restaurant and Confectionary, Capital Dental Centre, Desjardins Group, Metro McCarthy Grocery Store, T&T Supermarket.

Download printable event posters (English & French).

Share the event poster in English or French.

(page updated: Fri. Sept. 6)

The RPCRA, Hunt Club Community Association, and the South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre are grateful for the generous support of Hunt Club T&T Supermarket for our annual Community Festival on September 7.

Please come out to show your gratitude and join us at the festival for free family fun!

https://www.facebook.com/events/407410939890578

The RPCRA, Hunt Club Community Association, and the South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre are grateful for the generous support of the Metro McCarthy Grocery Store for our annual Community Festival on September 7.

Please come out to show your gratitude and join us at the festival for free family fun!

https://www.facebook.com/events/407410939890578

The RPCRA has joined the Hunt Club Community Association to host a “Book Drive” to raise money for the Ottawa Public Library and library services in our community. On September 7 from 11 am to 3 pm, you can donate lightly used books and LPs in closed boxes at the Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Centre.

Here’s what the OPL will accept: https://www.fopla-aabpo.ca/what-we-accept/

The RPCRA, Hunt Club Community Association, and the South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre are grateful for the generous support of Capital Dental Centre for our annual Community Festival on September 7.

Please come out to show your gratitude and join us at the festival for free family fun!

Board of Directors Meeting – September 4, 2019

The September RPCRA Board of Directors Meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 4 to discuss what is happening in our neighbourhood and how you can get involved!

When: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Churches, 3191 Riverside Drive, Room 6.

Please note that Councillor Riley Brockington will be unable to attend the meeting, but a report covering important issues for our community will be presented on his behalf.

Download the Consent Agenda for the Meeting:

  1. Agenda
  2. Minutes of June 1, 2019 Board Meeting
  3. September Reports Package (Submitted in advance of the meeting)
  4. Report of River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington

Read the Meeting Agenda below:

AGENDA

Riverside Park Community and Recreation Association
RPCRA September Meeting of the Board of Directors
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Meeting Location: Riverside Churches, 3191 Riverside Drive, Room 6

  1. Call to Order
  2. Presentation of the Consent Agenda
    1. Agenda
    2. Minutes of June 1, 2019 Board Meeting
    3. September Reports Package
      1. President’s Report
      2. Treasurer’s Report
      3. Communications & Outreach Committee Report
      4. Community Safety Committee Report
      5. Events & Culture Committee Report
      6. Environment & Parks Committee Report
      7. Land Use, Development & Transportation Committee Report
  1. River Ward Councillor’s Report – Guest: Anthony Chiarello, Office of Councillor Riley Brockington (River Ward)
  2. Receipt of Additional Officer & Committee Reports
  3. Old Business
    1. Assessment of the Saturday Summer Meeting, June 1
  4. New Business
    1. September 7 Community Festival Planning
    2. Annual General Meeting Planning
    3. Transit/LRT Info Meeting with City
    4. Airport Parkway Expansion – West Walkley Road Traffic Calming Pilot Project
    5. Greening Riverside Park
    6. Park and Green Space Audit
    7. Fall Cleaning the Capital Campaign
    8. Protection of Linton Park
  5. Other Business
  6. Next Meeting: Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Riverside Churches, 3191 Riverside Drive
  7. Adjournment

The RPCRA, Hunt Club Community Association, and the South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre are grateful for the generous support of Chartwells Bridlewood Retirement Residence for our annual Community Festival on September 7.

Please come out to show your gratitude and join us at the festival for free family fun!

 

 

The RPCRA, Hunt Club Community Association, and the South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre are grateful for the generous support of Ottawa South MPP John Fraser for our annual Community Festival on September 7.

Please come out to show your gratitude and join us at the festival for free family fun!

The RPCRA, Hunt Club Community Association, and the South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre are grateful for the generous support of the Desjardins Group for our annual Community Festival on September 7.

Please come out to show your gratitude and join us at the festival for free family fun!

The RPCRA, Hunt Club Community Association, and the South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre owe a very special thanks to Councillor Riley Brockington for his generous support for our annual Community Festival on September 7. Without his gracious support and his dedicated staff, it wouldn’t be possible.

The Councillor will not be able to attend our event this year, on account of competing events, but his support will not go un-noticed!

Everyone is invited to join us at the festival for free family fun!

 

The good people of the Brookfield Confectionary have kindly donated some tasty treats as part of their generous sponsorship for the annual Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Festival on September 7.

We hope to see you there!

On Monday, April 12, Hog’s Back Road was closed west of Colonel By Drive to the Rideau Canoe Club for swing bridge repairs that will last 8 months. Immediately afterwards, Hog’s Back Road will be closed from Riverside Drive to Colonel By for repairs to the fixed bridge.

The project is expected to be fully completed by December 2020 but pedestrian and cycle traffic will be maintained throughout using a detour over a newly constructed foot bridge.

Click here for details on the road closure, a map of the detour, and traffic easement measures.

http://rileybrockington.ca/hogs-back-swing-bridge-update/

Fantastic Door Prizes at the Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Festival on Sep. 7!

Win an $80 oil change, special thanks to AMS Auto Center on Riverside Drive: https://buff.ly/2Zr4bM8

Join us for free family fun at McCarthy Park: https://buff.ly/2zsOjtV

A special thank-you to Canoe Bay – our soon to be newest neighbours – for their generous sponsorship in co-hosting our annual Hunt Club Riverside Park Community Festival on Sep. 7.