Archive for May, 2015

Carlington Yard & Plant Sale: Saturday June 6!

May 29th, 2015 2 comments



Carlington Yard Sale Locations 2015










At Harrold Place Park and throughout Carlington!

Running a sale? Click on the map above to add your location (login with your  G-mail account) or email us your address and we will do it for you !



Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, May 20

May 17th, 2015 Comments off

Draft Agenda for the Annual General Meeting

Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Street

May 20, 2015, 7-9 pm

Item Time
  1. Arrival and sign-in/memberships
  1. Call to order & establishment of quorum
  1. Approval of agenda
  1. Approval of 2014 AGM minutes

Approval of the April General Meeting minutes

  1. Councillor’s update
  1. Guest speaker: "Growing Overbrook Together... people, passion and opportunities for all" Sheila Perry and Michel Baronettewill share Overbrook’s success in working towards the revitalization of their community centre (10 minute presentation followed by discussion)
  1. President’s Report

Upcoming events: Yard & Plant Sale and Greening the Triangle

  1. Treasurer’s Report
  1. Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

See background and proposed motion below

     10. Nomination Committee Report 8:30
     11. Elections 8:35
     12. Tribute to Carlington Veterans (during vote counting)See background and proposed motions below 8:45
     13. Adjournment 9:00
     14. Snacks, mingling and clean-up (building closes at 9.30 pm)




DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS (D&O) LIABILITY COVERAGE: Protects against claims alleging an error or omission leading to a financial loss, which can be attributed to the governance or management of an organization. Coverage would still respond to claims against directors and officers should the Entity [CCA] not be able to, i.e. financial insolvency. In addition, coverage for claims made against the Entity [CCA] is provided. Under this coverage feature, the policy would reimburse the Entity for claims made against it, not just individual directors and officers.

Quote obtained through City of Ottawa’s Community Partners Program:

Annual premium of $500 for $1 million limit from June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016

Annual premium of $800 for $2 million limit from June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016

Example of a claim for Directors and Officers Liability Insurance:

Service Club - Breach of Bylaws

The volunteer board of a small service club voted unanimously to expel a member of the club after several incidents of disruptive behavior, many of which occurred after the member had consumed several alcoholic beverages. On one occasion, the member became verbally and physically abusive toward another member. Upon receiving the news of exclusion, the member commenced legal action against the club, alleging that they had acted in breach of the club's bylaws. The insurer retained counsel to defend the action which was subsequently dismissed. The insurer approximately $15,000 in defence cost. There was no deductible applicable to defence costs.

 Download more examples of claims here

MOTION: That the CCA Board of Directors be approved to purchase Directors & Officers liability insurance coverage for 2015-2016. The limit amount shall be determined by the Board based on alignment with CCA finances.


A Tribute to the Vets has been on the back burner for as long as I (Bob Crout) can remember. I think it’s time we, the CCA Members, do something about it in the next two years. I would like to see something in place by Canada’s birthday in 2017.

Reasoning: 1. It gives us time to do all the I’s and cross all the T’s; 2. It finally gives respect and a place in this community for those who served, and their families; 3. Timing is right and is also an issue – we are now on the second generation of the original Vets; 4. The CCA has $1,000 earmarked for a veteran’s memorial that can be used to start the ball rolling.

Through the City of Ottawa, a commemorative bench may be donated to a City Park. The bench becomes part of the City’s inventory and is maintained by the City for the life of the bench. The exception to this is the bronze plaque which is the donor’s responsibility if it was stolen or if there was damage to it.

The estimated cost is $3,500 plus tax for the bench. The city will provide translation and the maintenance, repair and/or replacement for the life of the bench. The Plaque inscription is up to us to pay for – with input from the Legion.


  1. That the CCA go forward with the project to commemorate the Veterans of Carlington by having a Commemorative Bench placed in Harrold Place Park in 2017 to commemorate the Veterans on Canada’s 150 Birthday.
  2. That we, the community, already have a donation of $1000 and will raise the remaining funds (estimated at $3000) to pay for the Commemorative Bench tribute.

For more information on the proposed project download here


Community Mailbox Locations in Carlington

May 15th, 2015 Comments off

CMB LocationsMark the location of your proposed Community Mail Box on our Google Map with your  G-mail account or email us the address and we will do it for you !


Carlington Arts Festival Locations

May 12th, 2015 Comments off

CAI MapCheck out the locations of the Carlington Arts Festival and plan your morning to warm up for the Family Fun Day at Alexander Park!


Here is the map of the festival


Riverside Park Victoria Day Fireworks

May 10th, 2015 Comments off

RFW-Full PosterTo get in the mood for the Carlington Arts Festival & Family Fun Day, there will be Victoria Day Fireworks at Mooney's bay on Sunday, May 17th  - courtesy of our friends at the Riverside Park Community & Recreation Association!


Let’s unveil Carlington’s first mini-library!

May 7th, 2015 Comments off

We hope to see you this Saturday, May 9, 11 am, in front of the Alexander Community Centre (960 Silver St) for the unveiling of Carlington's first take-a-book, leave-a-book, mini-library!

With special appearance by Ottawa's children's author, Kathy Clark and dance performance and bake sale by the Girls Just Want to Have Fun youth group (who also painted the library - see below!).

Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Riley Brockington will be bringing their scissors to cut the ribbon...

Please join us - a great event for kids and families!  Support the girls by bringing donations of baked goods.

Library was built by CCA member Richard Lane

Library was designed and built by CCA member Richard Lane

Girls painting the library

Girls painting the library