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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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This Saturday is the General Vanier Neighbourhood Garage Sale

June 20th, 2019 Comments off

Discover your treasure at the 5th Annual General Vanier Neighbourhood Garage Sale this Saturday, June 22 between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The General Vanier community is just north of Walkley Rd, accessed from Wexford Way and Avoncourt Way.

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New Daycare Site Plan Unveiled

May 30th, 2019 Comments off

The Riverside Park Early Learning Centre will be coming to our neighbhourhood in December 2020. Take a sneak peek of the architect site plans.

A handsome two story facility at 2826 Springland Drive will be nestled between the Holy Cross Church and the Holy Cross Elementary School.

This project is the initiative of the Riverside Park Nursery School, in partnership with the Andrew Fleck Children’s Services, and with public funding to create 88 child care spaces for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers (ages 0-5 years).

Download the full presentation of the site plan:
https://riversidepark.ca/…/05/Fotenn-Presentation-RPNS-1.pdf

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RPCRA Summer Board Meeting and Social – June 1, 2019

May 29th, 2019 Comments off

The RPCRA Board of Directors will be taking a much-earned hiatus during the summer, so we are inviting community members to join us for our final meeting and social. We have changed our meeting time and location to be accessible to those who can’t attend our monthly evening meetings.

Join us at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre on Saturday, June 1:

What: RPCRA Summer Board Meeting & Social
When: 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019
Where: 3320 Paul Anka Dr, Ottawa – Seniors’ Multipurpose Room

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided and there will be activities for kids. Councillor Riley Brockington will attend to give a community report.

Download the Consent Agenda for the Meeting:

  1. Agenda
  2. Minutes of May 1, 2019 Board Meeting
  3. June Reports Package (Submitted in advance of the meeting)

Please note that our next meeting will be at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the Riverside Churches.

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Updates on Hog’s Back Bridge Closures

May 28th, 2019 Comments off

Residents who missed the May 13 community open house on the upcoming construction on the Hog’s Back bridges can download the presentation decks here:

Construction will impact through traffic on Hog’s Back Road in several phases:
  • Swing Bridge: August 2019 to May 2020 (affecting East-bound traffic from Prince of Wales to Colonel By)
  • Fixed BridgeMay 2020 to December 2020 (affecting West-bound traffic from Riverside Drive to Colonel By)
Please note that there will be no motor vehicle through-traffic from Riverside Drive to Prince of Wales during the entire construction period, but detours will allow pedestrian and cycle traffic to cross over the dam throughout.

If you have questions or would like to receive e-updates on this construction project, contact Councillor Riley.Brockington@Ottawa.ca.

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