The Commemorative Bench has been installed in a fitting location, in Harrold Place Park, facing the splash pad. The location was chosen for three reasons. First, the bench has been placed in the heart of what has always been referred to as the Vets Housing in Carlington. This is believed to be some of the earliest if not the first housing constructed for returning Vets of WWII. Secondly, it is placed facing the young (the next generation) playing and having fun. Lastly, it was located there for those seeking peace and contemplation.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who helped complete the project. The funds were raised by "The Vets Kids" an organization representing the first generation of kids raised in the Vets Housing of Carlington. Members from across Canada and the USA raised the funds for the project. Also a thank-you must go to city staff for their guidance. Lastly, I would like to thank the Legion for granting permission to use the Poppy Symbol on the Plaque.
The Veterans Commemorative Bench is a way of remembering and saying thank you to all those who served.
submitted by Robert Crout
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Join us to help clean up Alexander Park this weekend!
Saturday, 10am, 960 Silver St. Thanks Carlington volunteers!
January 7th 2016 5:30 - 8:30
Carlington Community Health Centre
900 Merivale Road
This a FREE Workshop
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Join Nature Canada and local nature experts for a NatureBlitz on Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th in Ottawa’s Carlington Woods area! The event will feature walks, talks and presentations over a 24-hour period from 12pm Saturday until 12pm Sunday.
For more details please visit http://naturecanada.ca/news/blog/natureblitz_july2015/
Rain and 4°C weather did not deter a dozen hardy volunteers who came to Alexander Park this morning. The fall clean up is an annual event organized by the CCA Greening Committee. Regular fall and spring clean-ups are part of the CCA's commitment to the City's Adopt-a-Park program. Mayor Jim Watson was in the neighborhood and stopped by to offer his encouragement and thanks to volunteers.
Since being adopted last year the park has seen several improvements. New flower beds, murals, signage and regular visits over the summer by greening committee volunteers helped keep the park looking better than ever.
Today flower beds were cleaned for winter. New tulip bulbs were planted in the Shillington Ave bed by volunteer David Darwin. The bulbs donated by the National Capital Commission are planted in the park and other locations in the community as part of the Carlington Tulip Initiative. Any Carlington businesses or organization who would like bulbs to plant this year can email email@example.com .
Post clean up, volunteers retreated to the Cake Café on Merivale to warm up with coffee and cakes.
Come to a City sponsored planning session to help select new trees and plants for the Carling/Merivale Triangle. Several Ash trees are being removed due to Emerald Ash Borer.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Street
6:30PM Sign In
7 to 9PM Intros; Breakaway Groups; Wrap-Up