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City to decorate street signs to honour Lebanese poet

June 25th, 2019 Comments off

On June 26, the City of Ottawa will consider a motion to hang decorative street-sign blades along Ridgewood Avenue to honour the famous Lebanese poet Gibran Khalil Gibran. The motion comes at the request of St. Elias Cathedral in advance of the Ottawa Lebanese Festival, which will run from July 17 to 21, 2019. The street name will remain unchanged and all costs would be borne by St. Elias.

Click here to read Councillor Brockington’s Notice of Motion.

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Changes coming to Ottawa’s Green Bin Program

June 25th, 2019 Comments off

Starting July 2, 2019, plastic bags can be used as a bagging option for household organics in the green bin. Pet waste will also be accepted – including dog waste and kitty litter. These changes are meant to attract users to the program and divert organics from landfill, but paper liners are still better than plastic.

Click here to read all about Ottawa’s Green Bin Program.

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Proposed Development at 770 Brookfield Rd.

June 25th, 2019 Comments off

On June 27, the City’s Planning Committee will consider a development application for 716-770 Brookfield Road. The proposal is to develop the site in two phases with ground floor commercial along the Brookfield Road frontage and residential buildings marketed to post-secondary student housing proposing approximately 830 units at complete build out.

Click here to read Councillor Brockington’s notice to residents and reach out to the Councillor with questions or to deliver comments to the Planning Committee.

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Your guide to Riverside Park Festivals in 2019

June 21st, 2019 Comments off

Here is your guide to Riverside Park, Ottawa Festivals that kick off today and run through to the end of July:

June 20-23 – Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, Mooneys Bay Beach

June 20-23 – Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival, Vincent Massey Park

June 29 – ACB Multicultural Day, Mooney’s Bay Park

July 13 – HOPE Volleyball Ottawa Summerfest, Mooneys Bay Beach

July 17-21 – Ottawa Lebanese Festival, St Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church, 700 Ridgewood Avenue

July 27 – National Capital Triathlon/Duathlon, Mooney’s Bay Park & Roadways

Please Note: Parking restrictions that will be implemented from June 20 to July 27, 2019 during scheduled festival dates. Please be mindful of the restrictions when considering where to park during this time.

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When is your local wading pool opening for the season?

June 21st, 2019 Comments off

City of Ottawa splash pads opened up on May 17 but the city’s many wading pools will be opening soon. There are two staggered starting dates, with the Group A pools opening from June 27 to August 22 and Group B pools opening from July 2 to August 27.

Here in Riverside Park, Pauline Vanier Pool is a Group B pool and will be open every Tuesday to Saturday starting July 2nd.

Click here for details and hours of operation.

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Save the Date: Community Festival on Sat., Sept 7

June 21st, 2019 Comments off

The RPCRA has partnered with the Hunt Club Community Association, South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre, Councillor Brockington and the City of Ottawa to host a Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Festival on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 11 am to 3 pm. It will feature live music, free food, a bouncy castle, face painting, and much more.

Click here to download the event poster and sponsorship package.

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Watch out for Wild Parsnip (aka Hogweed)

June 20th, 2019 Comments off

Stay safe this summer by watching out for wild parsnip (otherwise known as hogweed). Keep away and report sightings to environment@riversidepark.ca, so we can inform residents and the city.

Clear here for what you need to know.

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Local “Buy Nothing” Facebook Group makes sharing easier

June 20th, 2019 Comments off

Buy Nothing. Give Freely. Share creatively.

That’s the mantra of a new Facebook group dedicated to building community by sharing with your neighbours.

The “Buy Nothing Uplands/Mooney’s Bay” group is for residents living South and East of the Rideau River/Limebank Road and West of the Airport Parkway and North of the Ottawa International Airport. Residents can give and receive, share and lend items that are no longer getting any love. It is part of a worldwide network of hyper-local gift economies … which is a fancy way of saying it is a nice way of regifting unwanted items and, well, being “neighbourly.”

Visit the page here and submit a request to join.

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Mooney’s Bay Beach is now open!

June 20th, 2019 Comments off

Bring the family to enjoy our glorious Mooney’s Bay Beach!

Lifeguards are on duty from June 15 to August 25, 2019, every day from noon to 7 pm and every weekend right through to Thanksgiving. Washroom facilities are open from Monday to Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and Friday to Sunday 10:30 am to 7:00 pm.

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Fielding Public School is turning 50 … join the celebration!

June 20th, 2019 Comments off

This Friday, join Fielding Public School staff, students and alumni in celebrating 50 years of putting students first. Come enjoy food trucks, entertainment, time-capsule opening and more. Please bring food donations for the Ottawa Food Bank.

When: Friday, June 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Fielding Public School, 777 Fielding Drive
Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/811892192519655

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