ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Wednesday May 24, 7-9pm

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All Carlington residents and CCA members are welcome to join us at the Carlington Community Association AGM this Wednesday evening (May 24) at the Alexander Community Centre (960 Silver St).

The AGM will feature remarks from local representatives Anita Vendenbeld (MP, Ottawa West-Nepean) and Riley Brockington (City Councillor, River Ward). A new CCA Board of Directors will be elected (any interested resident is welcome to join) and a review of key Carlington issues and activities over the past year will be presented.

AGENDA:

6:45pm: Registration

7pm:

Welcome & Quorum/Approval of Agenda

Address by Anita Vandenbeld, MP Ottawa West-Nepean 

CCA President's Annual Report 

Motion - Proposal to stagger CCA Board of Directors elections

CCA Board of Directors Elections (Procedures, brief addresses by candidates, & voting)

Address by Riley Brockington, Councillor River Ward

Treasurers Annual Report & Presentation of Draft 2017 CCA Budget

Election Results & Welcome to 2017 CCA Board of Directors!

9pm: Close

 

Minutes from the 2016 AGM are available here. Please contact president@carlingtoncommunity.org with any questions!

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Want to be the change in our Community? Join the CCA Board of Directors!

May 11th, 2017 No comments

Each year the Carlington Community Association elects new members to its 9-person Board of Directors. These positions are voluntary, but are an amazing opportunity to influence the evolution and direction of our neighbourhood, as well as to take a leadership role in the many critical issues that our community is presented with on an annual basis.

While the Board positions come with flexibility, they also present a remarkable opportunity. The CCA works closely with the City of Ottawa, local stakeholders, residents, and local businesses to address community safety concerns; influence the design and development of new buildings, roadways, and resources; and encourage the promotion of Carlington as a vibrant community deserving of support.

The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the CCA budget, promoting community activities and opportunities, responding to issues of concern as they emerge, and negotiating closely with City of Ottawa staff on a variety of topics. Members of the Board are expected to attend monthly meetings and participate in decision making, but are also afforded tremendous flexibility in pursuing specific projects that benefit the community in some way (including greening, community safety, arts, development, and partnership building).

The goal of the CCA is to strengthen CONNECTIONS within our great community, amongst neighbours, across boundaries, and in support of safe and progressive Carlington.

This is a great opportunity to be active and engaged in your community, to bolster your CV and work experience, and to network closely with a variety of key stakeholders throughout the city.

You can be part of making Carlington great by standing for election to an open position on our Board at the CCA Annual General Meeting on May 24 (7-9pm, Alexander Community Centre). Feel free to contact president@carlingtoncommunity.org to put your name forward or with any questions!

Thank you!

CCA Board of Directors

 

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Bring a Library Bookmobile to Carlington

April 19th, 2017 Comments off

Carlington needs more library resources. 

The Ottawa Public Library operates two Bookmobiles, containing books, films, and other items. Since Carlington does not have a permanent library space, the Bookmobile is an important way for residents to access library services. Currently, a Bookmobile stops in Caldwell on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00 pm. Join us in asking the Ottawa Public Library to add a second stop at Alexander Community Centre to serve our growing community!

 

 

 

 

 

Join the campaign and sign the petition: https://www.change.org/o/carlington_community_association

 

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Free Wheeling Bike Program

May 21st, 2017 No comments

 

Need Help Tuning up Your Bike?

  Come to the the Free Wheeling Bike Program Clinics                            6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Caldwell across from the Caldwell Gym Tues May 30

Alexander Community Centre Tues June 6

Van Lang Roy Dunan Park Tues June 13

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Travelodge Redevelopment

May 18th, 2017 No comments

The owner of the Travelodge Hotel on 1354+1376 Carling Avenue has applied for a zoning amendment and site-plan to redevelop the site with multiple apartment buildings up to 20 storeys high.

For more information visit the project website or email development@carlingtoncommunity.org

Correction: In the flyer to the neighbours along Thames / Archibald / Meath Street, the hight for the second stage two towers was incorrect, it is 20 storeys.

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Carlington Arts In May

 For more information visit : carlingtonarts.ca.

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Carlington Family Fun Day

Carlington Family Fun Day

Monday, May 22, 12PM - 4PM    Rain or Shine

Alexander Community Center (960 Silver Street)

Food, games and events! Fun for the whole family.

Performance Schedule

12:30 Family Harmonies

1:00 Tarniriik Throat Singers

1:30 Jay Odjick, Illustrator of Robert Munsch's Blackflies

2:00 Urban Legends Poetry Slam Poetry

2:30 Ethiopian Orthodox Saint Tekle Haimanot Church Drumming

 

Jay Odjick is an artist, writer and television producer from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg community. You can see his work every week on the animated series based on his graphic novel, Kagagi: The Raven which airs Sunday mornings on APTN in Canada. Jay is also the creator of the Algonquin Word of the Day language series which he has been sharing on Twitter.
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Annual Police Week Event

 WHEN: Tuesday, May 16, 2017. 3pm - 7pm

Come and visit the interactive displays from the Ottawa Police Services Units and local community committees and associations. Food donations are welcome in support of the Caldwell Food Bank.

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