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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

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Councillor Brockington’s Strawberry Social – June 6

May 24th, 2019 Comments off

Join Councillor Riley Brockington for his annual Strawberry Social event on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre

To reserve your seat, call 613-580-2486 or email

For more information, visit:

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City of Ottawa Rental Accommodation Survey (Deadline: June 30)

May 23rd, 2019 Comments off

The City of Ottawa launched a rental accommodations study.

Click here to take part today … and have your say! (Deadline is June 30)

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Read the latest email newsletter

May 21st, 2019 Comments off

Did you miss the latest RPCRA email newsletter?
No worries, read it here:…/riverside-insider-celebrate-summer-in-…

And sign up for updates from your community association:

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5th Annual Hunt Club Cares Garage Sale: June 8, 2019

May 21st, 2019 Comments off

Our neighbours in Hunt Club are celebrating their 5th annual Hunt Club Cares Garage Sale on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Riverside Park residents can find hidden treasures and help support Interval House for abused women and children.

Find more information on Facebook or contact Linda King at or 613-260-7897.

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Riverside Park Early Learning Centre Public Information Session

May 20th, 2019 Comments off

The Riverside Park Nursery School, in partnership with Andrew Fleck Children’s Services, is planning to construct a low-rise, two-story childcare centre at 2826 Springland Dr., in Riverside Park.

Come out to the Riverside Park Early Learning Centre Public Information Session:
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Riverside Churches of Ottawa, 3191 Riverside Dr.
A short presentation of the proposed site plan will be presented, followed by a Q&A. The meeting is co-hosted by River Ward Ottawa Councillor Riley Brockington and the RPNS, facilitated by Fotenn Planning + Design.

Community members who are unable to attend the meeting can visit for more details, or contact Ghada Zaki at, or City Planner Max Walker at

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Ottawa South Community Voice Newspaper Cancelled

April 30th, 2019 Comments off

On Monday, April 29, the Ottawa South Community Voice ceased publication, citing advertising woes. It was a fantastic local paper, with quality journalism by editor Patrick Uguccioni and reporter Erin McCracken. The paper’s closing will leave a big hole in our community, but we are heartened to learn that no staff will be laid off.

Read the news story:

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RPCRA Board of Directors Meeting – May 1, 2019

April 28th, 2019 Comments off

Board of Directors’ Meeting – May 1, 2019

The May RPCRA Board of Directors Meeting took place on Wednesday, May 1 to discuss what is happening in our neighbourhood and how you can get involved!

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Churches, 3191 Riverside Drive, Room 6.

Councillor Riley Brockington will report on important issues for our community.

Download the meeting documents here:


Minutes of April 3, 2019 Board Meeting

April Reports Package (Submitted in advance of the meeting)

Report of River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington


Next Meeting: Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre, Senior’s Room

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Public Meeting on the Hog’s Back Bridge Closures

April 24th, 2019 Comments off

The Hog’s Back swing bridge is slated to be under repair from August 2019 to April 2020, immediately followed by repairs to the stationary dam bridge which will take the remainder of the calendar year, finishing in December 2020.
River Ward Ottawa Councillor Riley Brockington will be hosting a public meeting to discuss the impact of the bridge closures on our community.

When? Monday, May 13, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Where? Carleton Heights Community Centre (1665 Apeldoorn Ave)

The NCC, Parks Canada, and the City’s Traffic branch will be on hand to answer questions from area residents.

For more information:

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