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Carlington BookMobile is Arriving!

Carlington will be getting a bookmobile starting July 5th!

The Bookmobile is your portal to the WHOLE Library system

• Books, DVDs, magazines and more • Hold pickup • Return/borrow material • Get or renew a Library card • Material in French, English and other languages • Reading recommendations• Reading recommendations • Answers for homework or research • Wheelchair accessibleaccessible• Free WiFi

The information on its different stops can be found here:

Caldwell Gym (1520 Caldwell Ave)

Tuesdays from 3PM to 5PM


Alexander Community Center (960 Silver Street)

Wednesdays from 2:15PM to 3PM


Van Lang (29 Van Lang Private)

Wednesdays from 11:30AM to 12:30PM

Major Planting Event at W.E. Gowling School

June 6th, 2017 No comments

The Greening Committee (of the W.E. Gowling Parent Council) would like to extend you all an invitation to help in a monumental transformation of our school grounds by participating our Planting Event! 

June 10th from 9:30am-1:30pm we will be rallying volunteers from the community (including a number from our sponsor Telus) to help with this exciting undertaking. The day will consist of planting the raspberry, blueberry, haskap and service berry bushes as well as creating a mulch path through the Nature Study Area. We will also give some love to the trees that were planted last year by mulching around the bottom and installing watering bags. There will be a thank you BBQ and refreshments for all the volunteers!

The School Council and specifically the Greening Committee have been working hard for the past year and a half on bringing our vision for the transformation of the W.E. Gowling school grounds to light. The Committee has recently had exciting news... we have been awarded a grant through Tree Canada with partnership from Telus to plant edible tress on the school grounds. These edible trees will be planted in the Nature Study Area (which you may have noticed has already been marked off as a "NO MOW" area).

Our goal for the Nature Study area (and future Outdoor Classroom) is not only to beautify Gowling but to also provide your children with some wonderfully educational areas that can enrich their curriculum and help the students learn in as many different ways as possible. We will measure our success by how this space can/will be used. For this reason we are hoping you will engage with us to create a space you will be excited to have in your neighborhood to enhance the everyday experience of the school children and to benefit the community outside of regular school hours.

We sincerely hope that you will come out to support the school and the community in creating a more beautiful W.E. Gowling!

For more information and to RSVP (so we will plan enough food and refreshments), please email Chrissy and Jason

Family Fun Day Prize Draw Winners!

May 29th, 2017 No comments

Congratulations! to the Winners of the Carlington Community Association Prize Draw

Autumn – Tide Laundry Package

Tanya – Museum passes for 4

Andrea – $25 Bowman's Gift Certificate

Qamer – $25 Bowman's Gift Certificate

Erin – $25 Lasagna House Gift Certificate

Lynn – $10 Greeko's Souvlaki & Pizza

Bernadette – $10 Greeko's Souvlaki & Pizza

Tim – $10 Greeko's Souvlaki & Pizza

Thank you to our Family Fun Day Sponsors!

May 28th, 2017 No comments

A big Thank you to our Family Fun Day Sponsors, we could not have it done without you!

Riley Brockington. City Councillor

Community Development Framework

Carlington Arts Initiative

Palmyra Pharmacy, 1013 Merivale Road

Seekers Center, 942 Merivale Road

LaCabana, 848 Merivale Road

Main Garage, 1049 Merivale Road

MF Foodmart, 850 Merivale Road

Villa Pizzeria N The Greek Place, 1009 Merivale Road

Greeko's Souvlaki and Pizza, 1224 Shillington Ave

House of Lasagna, 984 Merivale Road

Bowman's, 1170 Carling Ave

Food Basics, 667 Kirkwood Avenue

Starbucks, 1350 Baseline Road.

Giant Tiger, 1085 Wellington Street

Twiss & Weber, 1282c Wellington St

Yasmin Syrian Cooking

PQ Upholstery

Ottawa Book Mobile

Ottawa Community Housing


Ottawa 2017-CIBC

City of Ottawa

Just Foods Container Gardening Workshop

May 28th, 2017 No comments

Saturday, June 3, 2017
2:00 — 3:30 pm
Alexander Community Centre
960 Silver St.

15 spots available!
Registration is required.

For more information and to
register, contact Kristen at
613-722-4000 x 227

Riley Brockington’s Councillor Report for the CCA

May 28th, 2017 No comments

In case you missed our Annual General Meeting May 24, here is the report Riley Brockington presented.

You can download the PDF here.



Annual General Meeting Results

May 28th, 2017 No comments

Thank you to all the Carlington Community Association members who attended the 2017 AGM on May 24th.

Speaker Anita Vandenbeld, one of the MP’s for Carlington, spoke about youth employment and the need for affordable housing. River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington's update included the Civic Hospital Relocation, Travelodge Redevelopment Proposal, Community Garden Relocation to Carlington Hill and the Community Design Plan for Merivale North. See his full report on the CCA website.

According to our By-Laws the entire CCA Board of Directors resigned at the AGM, and a new Board of Directors was elected for terms of 2 years.

Charity Bartlett, President

Robert Brinker, Director

Nelson Coyle, Director

David Hoey, Director

Cathy Younger-Lewis, Director

Bhavik Mistry, Director

Thank you to our outgoing President and Directors

Cam Ketchum who has lead us through the last 2 years

Anna DuVent for her work on reviewing the CCA ByLaws

Bob Crout for making the Veteran Bench come to life

Linda Dodd who as Treasurer maintained the CCA accounts for many years

Executive positions will be assigned at the June Board meeting and the priorities for the coming year will be discussed, and a decision made as to who will serve for one year and who will serve for two years, to create staggered elections for Directors, to maintain continuity for the Board as voted on at the AGM.

The Board of Directors is still short 3 directors and any interested volunteers are invited to contact or for further information.

If you are interested in other volunteer opportunities, please contact or