Archive for October, 2012

Building your brand. Building community.

October 24th, 2012 Comments off

We are pleased to announce 2012-13 CCA community advertising sponsorships.

We want to work with committed local businesses and community partners to build your brand and strengthen community in Carlington. Get in touch! Help us spread the word.

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Tulip planting success!

October 22nd, 2012 Comments off


We had a great turnout of nearly 30 people: within 2 hours we had finished a pretty thorough clean-up of Alexander Park, planted close to 500 tulip bulbs, and shared some coffee, baked goods and friendly conversation!

Over the past week, a smaller group of volunteers planted another 500 at the CCHC, MF Foodmart and La Cabaña (all on Merivale) and at Esther By Daycare Centre and the Caldwell Family Centre, on Caldwell. Other plantings will be done at St-Elizabeth Church on Merivale, St-Elizabeth School on Coldrey (by the school gardening club), and Andy Androse Housing Co-op on Larose.

Volunteers fuel up for park clean up and tulip planting!

Spring is just around the corner!


Councillor McRae’s October Report to the Carlington community.

October 16th, 2012 Comments off

Ottawa West News article on CCA

October 12th, 2012 Comments off

Carlington community gears up for an active year

from Ottawa West News

The Carlington Cup neighbourhood shinny tournament will be back for another year in 2013, just one of the things decided on by the Carlington Community Association at their planning meeting last week.ottawa_west_news

Last winter's Carlington Cup turned out to be such a successful event that it will now be remembered as the inaugural tournament and the action this winter will be focused on the community's focal point, Alexander Park.

With cold weather on its way and rink time not too far behind it, association president Josh McJannett wanted planning to begin early so that everything will be in place once blades hit the ice.

"It was a really cool process last year," he said. "A number of the volunteers from last year are still willing to help out."

The rink draws its volunteers with the help of the Alexander Community Association, which operates in conjunction with the Carlington Community Association. Funding from the city allows for some paid positions at the rink, which serves as an opportunity for local youth who have first aid training.

While planning matters filled the agenda at the Oct. 9 meeting, there was some community association housekeeping to attend to. A recent vacancy on the board has the association looking for an eligible community member to fill the position. Another item the association is moving forward with is its fundraising proposal - a way of financing community events and initiatives. A fundraising committee was struck this past June to discuss ways to make the association more financially stable.

"Our mandate is growing, and membership fees won't be enough," said McJannet.

The committee is leaning towards enticing local business and non-profits into sponsorship arrangements for events, as well as some level of online representation on the association's website, a strategy that has already been carried out by the Hintonburg Community Association.

"I think we've got a good proposition there," said McJannett. "Things are really going in the right direction - I think that's good value to a businessperson."

Specifics on just what that content will look like will be decided by the committee and put forward to the rest of the board membership for approval.

This past weekend, members of the association and a number of volunteers were busy cleaning up Alexander Park as part of their "Greening Carlington" initiative.

In addition to picking up litter on Saturday, Oct. 13, the volunteers planted a number of tulip bulbs to add some colour to gardens during next year's spring thaw.

"We've done a clean-up for a number of years, but this year is different," said board member Sarah Dalle at the planning meeting. "We received a donation of tulips from the NCC in the spring and spent the summer months figuring out where to plant them."

A lengthy list of residential properties, schools and churches will benefit from the bulbs, as will the volunteers, who were each given some bulbs to plant at home.

A final order of business at the planning meeting was an update from the fledgling development committee, headed by Phil Bartlett. As with many other community associations, the Carlington Community Association is ramping up its focus on planning and development matters.

The development committee is working on its mission statement and will monitor rezoning proposals.

The current state of Merivale Road was a main issue at the meeting. Though designated as a Main Street, it is used as a thoroughfare, said Bartlett. He would like to see ways of reducing speed on that stretch discussed.


Meeting tonight.

October 9th, 2012 Comments off

Last month’s Fall kick off meeting was a huge success and generated a ton of great ideas about how we can make Carlington a safer, greener, better community. Thank you for coming and sharing your enthusiasm and for offering to get involved.

Tonight we’ll meet again to finalize next steps on some exciting community projects. In the coming months we’ll be hosting a community safety discussion night and we’ll gear up to host the 2nd Annual Carlington Cup Neighbourhood Shinny Hockey Tournament.

Join us tonight at 7pm at the Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Street.

Carlington Community Association Board Meeting #3 (2012-13)
October 9, 2012

Agenda items

  1. Call to order/Welcome
  2. Approval of agenda
  3. Approval of minutes from previous meetings
  4. Board vacancy
  5. Community building
    1. Rink maintenance
    2. Little library
    3. Holiday Potluck
    4. Carlington Cup
  6. Treasurer’s report
  7. Fundraising proposal
  8. Greening Carlington update
  9. Membership plan of action
  10. Development committee plan
  11. Other

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October 7th, 2012 2 comments

We're pleased to announce that we're now set up to accept online membership sign ups. Now you can sign up or renew your CCA membership anywhere, anytime.

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Make Carlington Beautiful!

October 5th, 2012 Comments off