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Fall community kick-off meeting

September 13th, 2012 Comments off

Carlington residents turned out in big numbers to roll up their sleeves and work to make a better community.

We want to extend a huge thanks to the more than 60 Carlington residents who turned out for the CCA's Fall community kick off meeting Tuesday night. Everyone in attendance was invited to provide their input and share their ideas for improving our community through a series of discussion groups.

Residents brought great energy and ideas and contributed their thoughts to building a safer, greener, better community through a broader, more representative community association. We left feeling excited about what we can achieve in the year ahead.

We want YOU to get involved! Send us an email and tell us how you want to help make Carlington a better place to live. We've got great opportunities to roll up your sleeves from tulip planting on October 13th to helping us organize our annual neighbourhood shinny hockey tournament, the Carlington Cup.

We want to hear from you!

P.S.--Our meeting was even profiled on CBC Ottawa! Watch the clip here.


What are YOU going to do about it?

September 4th, 2012 Comments off

We all want to build a better community. The question is, what are you actually willing to do about it?

Next Tuesday night is your chance to get started. Join us for our community building kick-off  September 11 at 7pm at the Alexander Community Centre.

We’re hosting a discussion about ways to make Carlington the kind of community we all know it can be. The sort of place where neighbours know and care about their neighbours. A greener, safer neighbourhood that attracts positive development. A community on the way up.

We’ve got some ideas about how to get there, but more importantly we want to hear from you. Join us for an update about what’s going on in our community and take part in an interactive discussion. We’ll be looking to hear directly from you about you want to see and how you think you can help.

Maybe you’re already an active Carlington Community Association (CCA) member; maybe you’ve never come to a meeting. Whether you’ve lived in our community your whole life or you’ve just moved in, we want you involved.

Join us and help build the Carlington you want.

Date:              Tuesday September 11, 2012
Time:             7:00pm
Location:      Alexander Community Centre (960 Silver Street)

P.S. – Help us spread the word by sharing this post with your friends and neighbours. All are welcome! 


Green thumb heaven.

June 3rd, 2012 Comments off

This past Saturday's Carlington Yard & Plant Sale was a great success. Light showers throughout the morning made for some happy plants and did nothing to dampen the mood at Harrold Place Park where the CCA was joined by members of the Atlantic Voices Choir who helped convert the park into a veritable green thumb heaven.

In addition to the sale itself, CCA volunteers hosted a tulip workshop on Viscount where even the youngest aspiring gardeners got to try their hand at cleaning and preparing the more than 1,000 bulbs donated by the National Capital Commission in support of the Carlington Tulip Initiative. Be sure to get involved!


February 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Light Pollution Part 1


Robert Crout January 2012

In an effort to provide information for decision making we provide the following observations from a laymen’s reading of the material on the subject.

Over the years we have become accustomed to ever increasing levels of light. In its simplest terms Light Pollution is the excessive amount of light coming at us from all sides, both day and night. Wikipedia provides a very good starting point for our journey into the subject.  “Light pollution obscures the stars in the night sky for city dwellers, interferes with astronomical observatories, and like any other form of pollution disrupts ecosystems and has adverse health effects” (more on that aspect later). Read more...


New home!

September 5th, 2011 2 comments

Welcome to the Carlington Community Association's (CCA) new online home. We're pleased to provide you with a forum to find out what's happening in your community and a platform to express yourself.

Be sure to sign up for occasional e-mail updates to hear about what's happening in Carlington. You can also follow us on Twitter and check back often as we'll be working to keep this site current and relevant.

If you care about Carlington and feel moved to do something to make it even better, we'd love if you would consider taking out a membership in the CCA. By joining the CCA, you show you care about what kind of community you live in and that you want to have a say in it's development.  Perhaps most importantly, a strong CCA with a robust membership sends a message to partners like the City of Ottawa that the we're a strong community, engaged in what's happening and worthy of their consideration.

We've added a secure, convenient PayPal feature to this website so you can sign up from anywhere. Thank you for your support!