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Protection of Linton Park, Ottawa

September 9th, 2019 Comments off

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.

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Hey Ottawa South, are you Ready for Rail?

September 6th, 2019 Comments off
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.
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RAIN OR SHINE! Bring Your Family to the Community Festival

September 6th, 2019 Comments off

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)

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Thanks to T&T Supermarket for Supporting Sept. 7 Community Festival

September 6th, 2019 Comments off

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!

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Thanks to Metro McCarthy for Supporting Sept. 7 Community Festival

September 5th, 2019 Comments off

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

Donate Your Used Books or LPs to Support Our Libraries

September 5th, 2019 Comments off

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/

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Thanks to Capital Dental Centre for Supporting Our Sept. 7 Community Festival

September 5th, 2019 Comments off

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!

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RPCRA Board of Directors Meeting – September 4, 2019

September 4th, 2019 Comments off

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
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Thanks to Chartwells Bridlewood for Supporting Sept. 7 Community Festival

September 4th, 2019 Comments off

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!

 

 

MPP John Fraser supports Community Festival on Sept. 7

September 4th, 2019 Comments off

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!