Archive for November, 2014

Tulip Bulbs Planted at Carling and Merivale

November 23rd, 2014 Comments off


Yesterday, November 22nd, the CCA Greening team planted tulip bulbs at the triangle at Carling and Merivale Roads. This is part of a larger effort, in conjunction with the City of Ottawa, to beautify what is seen by many as the gateway to our lovely community.

Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who lent their skills to help us with the planting and landscaping. Be sure to come out next spring to enjoy the fruits of their labour!


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General Members Meeting Agenda

November 17th, 2014 Comments off

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next general members meeting, this Wednesday November 19th from 7-9pm at the Alexander Community Centre (960 Silver St).

The agenda for the evening can be viewed through the link below:

CCA General Members Meeting - Agenda

See you all soon!



CCA General Members Meeting – Wednesday November 19th

November 14th, 2014 Comments off

Come on out to the next CCA General Members Meeting on Wednesday November 19th from 7-9pm. A detailed agenda will be posted soon but as always the members meeting will be a chance to get an update on recent and pending community events, CCA activities and key issues facing the community. Items on the agenda will include:

  • An update from new River Ward Councillor-elect Riley Brockington. There will also be a chance to ask the Councillor-elect some questions.
  • Update on recent events as well as plans for the upcoming Holiday Potluck, Carlington Cup, a mini-library proposal and community safety and greening activities.
  • Financial Update.
  • Ottawa Hospital/Experimental Farm update.

We will also be very happy to have Maria McRae attend her final CCA meeting as Councillor for River Ward. Let's give Maria a great send-off and thank you on behalf of the community!

More info to come...



Motivate Canada Event at St. Elizabeth’s School!

November 14th, 2014 Comments off

St. Elizabeth's is hosting a public event with Motivate Canada on Monday November 14th at 9am, featuring Canadian Olympic athlete and ESTEEM Team motivational speaker, Michael Tayler. 

The ESTEEM Team Athlete Role Model Program is a national, not-for-profit program of Motivate Canada that brings Canadian Olympic, Paralympic and National caliber athletes to schools to inspire and activate young people to set SMART goals and dream big.

Michael will be sharing his story on how he reached his goal of racing for Canada at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the young age of 21 through the use of goal-setting. Overcoming numerous obstacles and set backs on his journey to the Games, Michael hopes to inspire St. Elizabeths grade 5 and 6 students to never give up and persevere through the ups and downs of achieving their own dreams.





New Play Structure at Raven Park!

November 11th, 2014 Comments off

Check this out Carlington! Many thanks to Maria McRae and the many Carlington residents who contributed to the design and planning of the new playground at Raven Park! Grand opening is this Saturday at 11am. Bring the kids!

See the announcement from Councillor McRae below:


Greetings Carlington:

I hope that you are enjoying our gradual introduction to autumn – it is indeed getting a bit more crisp out. As you know, Raven Park is receiving additional park infrastructure that was selected earlier this April at our special design meeting. Please join me for a celebration to mark the start of construction. Event details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014

Time: 11:00 a.m. to noon – Sod turning at 11:15 a.m.

Place: Raven Park – 1500 Larose Avenue

Light refreshments.

Please feel free to bring your shovel for the official photo of the sod turning.

I hope to see you and your family and neighbours.

With warmest regards,



Community Update – Experimental Farm land set aside for Civic Hospital Expansion

November 9th, 2014 Comments off

800px-Central_Expmtl_Farm_OttawaIt was announced this week that up to 24 hectares of the Experimental Farms lands along Carling Avenue have been set aside for  an expansion of the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus.

While funding has not been confirmed for the new hospital this land paves the way for an expansion across Carling Avenue.hi-ott-civic-hospital-852

The CCA will be following these developments and will provide updates as they become available.

More information is available here.



Vote now to support WE Gowling’s Playground Campaign

November 1st, 2014 Comments off

UPDATE: The 3rd round of voting starts on Monday, November 10th! Keep on voting!

You now have a 3rd chance to support the Aviva campaign to raise funds for a new Kindergarten Playground at WE Gowling Elementary School.

Their vision will create a natural playground where children have the opportunity to explore and imagine in a natural setting.

Vote now to help them achieve their goal!