May
1
to May 25

May is Bike to Work Month

Hello!

May is Bike to Work Month and it’s our 10th anniversary! As community leaders, we are reaching out to you to help us spread the word via social media and in your newsletters. It is the community itself that brings excitement and fun to Bike to Work Month!

With the support of our core partner, the City of Ottawa, along with other great community organizations and businesses, we are working toward getting more people to try commuting by bike.

Last year, there were over 4,000 participants and 250 workplaces who cycled more than 13 times around the planet!

This year, we’ll be giving away over $10,000 worth of daily prizes. You can see some of the highlighted ones here!

We are including our Team Toolkit and Poster to help you get things rolling.

  • Sign up as an individual or start a team to encourage your colleagues to join in!
  • Log your commutes and be eligible to win one of the great prizes!
  • Book a workshop in your community!
  • Invite us to your spring event
  • Like or follow Bike to Work Ottawa on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Feel free to reach out if you need more information, or have any questions!

Thank you!

Bike to Work Month Team
EnviroCentre
326 Somerset Street West
transport@envirocentre.ca
613-656-0100 ext. 129

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May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Mosquito Creek Tree Planting


Mosquito Creek tree planting will take place on Saturday May 25, 2019 from 9 am to 12 pm behind the Urbandale Plaza (Spratt/Limebank).  These tree seedlings (approximately 300) will be planted at the top of the creek banks in partnership with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA).  

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Running Group
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

Running Group

There is such a wide variance in the way people run. If it works for you and you are not suffering from pain then great. Keep getting after it!  Our goal is to provide all individuals with knowledge to optimize their physical form so that they can exercise fluently and functionally without pain. Whether you enjoy running or not, when it's done right there are so many benefits to it. This summer,  come join us & our running group! 

We are excited to get everyone moving & to answer any questions you might have . 

Whether you are a beginner or a an advanced runner, there will be something for everyone! This is a great way to take advantage of running and meeting new friends. Join us today for the fun and motivation!

The 6 week program is starting May 14. The body analysis and running gait analysis may be covered by your extended health coverage. Just ask us how.

 

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Apr
29
8:00 PM20:00

Beyond Us vs. Them: Bridging Differences Within Neighbourhoods

  • City Hall - Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Speaker Series Beyond Us vs. Them: Bridging Differences Within Neighbourhoods

Join us for an opportunity to hear the stories of three Ottawa neighbourhoods that acted together to accomplish shared goals. Be inspired by their experiences of building community across difference: different perspectives, different backgrounds, different identities. Discussion and questions will follow to connect the dots to community safety.

When:
Monday, April 29 2019 from 8:00 to 10 am Coffee and information tables at 8:00 am, program starts at 8:30 am

Presentations:

  • Collaboration to create change: The Bank Street BIA and Centretown stakeholders working together to address shared concerns.
  • How Overbrook Community Association built community through theatre.
  • Building a community space: Van Lang residents leaders, Westboro Beach Community Association and partner agencies make it happen

Welcoming Words Councillor Diane Deans, Chair, Crime Prevention Ottawa

Moderator: Karim Mekki, Crime Prevention Ottawa Board Member

Presenters’ remarks will be in English only. Questions will be encouraged in both official languages.

CLICK HERE to Register! If you have any questions, call 613-580-2424 ext. 25393.

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Apr
11
2:00 PM14:00

Aging Well Together Free Information Session

  • Stittsville Branch, Ottawa Public LIbrary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Aging Well Together is an educational series that promotes healthy aging. Adults 55 years of age and older and their caregivers can access information on a variety of healthy living topics through group sessions. 

Aging Well Together is offered by Ottawa Public Library and Ottawa Public Health, Compassionate Ottawa, and the Council on Aging of Ottawa.

FREE INFORMATION SESSION

Registration is required, online or by phone at 613-580-2940.

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Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Public Open House for the Earl Armstrong Road Extension

Notice of Public Open House #2 Earl Armstrong Road Extension (Albion Road to Hawthorne Road) Environmental Assessment Study

You are invited to attend the fi nal Open House for the Earl Armstrong Road Extension (Albion Road to Hawthorne Road) Environmental Assessment (EA) Study. The City of Ottawa is undertaking this EA study to establish the right-of-way requirements for the project, protect the corridor and inform the ongoing planning and development of surrounding lands. The study area is illustrated on the key map.

The EA study is being undertaken in accordance with the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act,fulfilling the requirements of a Municipal Class EA process for a Schedule C project. The EA process involves developing, assessing and evaluating alternatives, leading to a Recommended Plan including a functional design and an estimate of costs for implementation.

The purpose of the Open House is to:

  • Provide a project update as a follow-up to the consultations held in January 2019
  • Summarize the evaluation results of alternative designs
  • Present the draft recommended plan
  • Obtain feedback.

Your participation and feedback are important components of the EA process. At this Open House you will have the opportunity to discuss the proposed plan with the study team before it is presented to the City’s Transportation Committee and Council for approval. Interested persons can provide comments throughout the EA process. Any comments received will be collected under the EA Act and, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. Information about the study is available at: Ottawa.ca/earlarmstrong. The Open House information will also be posted on the website.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or email the City of Ottawa Project Manager, below, before the event.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact: Katarina Cvetkovic, P.Eng., Senior Project Manager Transportation Planning Transportation Services Department City of Ottawa Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 22842 Email: Katarina.Cvetkovic@ottawa.ca

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Care Navigation and Advocacy
Mar
27
10:00 AM10:00

Care Navigation and Advocacy

  • Alta Vista Public Library (Program Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to learn more about how this professional and trusted service is helping older adults prolong independence, enhance well-being, and ensure their needs are being met where ever they call home.

The keynote presentation will be followed by an informal networking opportunity to learn more about other services and tools to help you age in place, and in control.

You can look forward to an informal discussion on the concept of care navigation andadvocacy with Jennifer Moir of Age Well Solutions. She will review the types of services offered, how it has helped others, and how to determine if it is the right service for you or those you care about.

All welcome to this free community information session.

Registration requested.

Refreshments.

info@agewellsolutions.ca / 613.277.6449

www.agewellsolutions.ca

Location:

Alta Vista Public Library

Program Room
2516 Alta Vista Drive
Free Parking

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Care Navigation and Advocacy
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Care Navigation and Advocacy

  • Rideau Park United Church (Beecroft Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us to learn more about how this professional and trusted service is helping older adults prolong independence, enhance well-being, and ensure their needs are being met where ever they call home.

The keynote presentation will be followed by an informal networking opportunity to learn more about other services and tools to help you age in place, and in control.

You can look forward to an informal discussion on the concept of care navigation andadvocacy with Jennifer Moir of Age Well Solutions. She will review the types of services offered, how it has helped others, and how to determine if it is the right service for you or those you care about.

All welcome to this free community information session.

Registration requested.

Refreshments.

info@agewellsolutions.ca / 613.277.6449

www.agewellsolutions.ca

Location:

Rideau Park United Church

Beecroft Room
2203 Alta Vista Drive
Free Parking

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Thinking of Downsizing
Feb
27
10:00 AM10:00

Thinking of Downsizing

If you are an older adult thinking of downsizing, then join us and discover answers to important questions you may have, such as:

What is the best housing option for me as I age?
When should I move?
Can I afford to move?
How will I “let go” of all my stuff?
… and more

You can look forward to this informal and discussion-based information session with Senior Housing Specialist, Jennifer Moir. She will share information, client stories, key insights and tips on how to plan for a successful downsize and lifestyle transition.

All welcome to this free community information session.

Registration requested.

Refreshments.

info@agewellsolutions.ca / 613.277.6449

www.agewellsolutions.ca

Location:

Alta Vista Public Library

Program Room
2516 Alta Vista Drive
Free Parking

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Thinking of Downsizing
Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Thinking of Downsizing

  • Rideau Park United Church (Beecroft Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you are an older adult thinking of downsizing, then join us and discover answers to important questions you may have, such as:

What is the best housing option for me as I age?
When should I move?
Can I afford to move?
How will I “let go” of all my stuff?
… and more

You can look forward to this informal and discussion-based information session with Senior Housing Specialist, Jennifer Moir. She will share information, client stories, key insights and tips on how to plan for a successful downsize and lifestyle transition.

All welcome to this free community information session.

Registration requested.

Refreshments.

info@agewellsolutions.ca / 613.277.6449

www.agewellsolutions.ca

Location:

Rideau Park United Church

Beecroft Room
2203 Alta Vista Drive
Free Parking

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Public High School Petition Signing
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Public High School Petition Signing

  • Moncion's Independent Grocer (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Public High School Petition Signing

Moncion’s Independent Grocer

685 River Rd, Gloucester, ON

Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13

10 am to 2 pm (Both Days)

We Need Your Support!

Our local MPP Goldie Ghamari has agreed to present a petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in spring 2019. This is an important step for formally demonstrating our community’s support for the proposed public high school in an effort to secure funding. We are targeting to collect a minimum of 1500 signatures by the end of January 2019.

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Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

Public Open House for Riverside South Planning Update

Light Rail Transit is coming to Riverside South. Land uses around the future stations need to be determined to guide how Riverside South will evolve into the future. The City is Ottawa is looking for public input on what type of land uses should be developed around the stations, east of the future Core.

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