Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition

One final reminder that the City is hosting an open house at the Richmond Arena on Tuesday, March 21st between 7:00pm and 9:00pm in order to discuss upcoming repairs and modifications that will be made to the Richmond Forcemain. The work involves repairing the existing 500mm forcemain, the installation of a new 300mm forcemain to facilitate the repairs, and the installation of a new section of 600mm forcemain for the proposed future development within the Village of Richmond. Specifically, this work will take place between the existing pumping station on Royal York Street and the sewage lagoons west of Eagleson Road.  In order to carry out this work, one of the lagoons will need to be reactivated and there will also be tree removal along the forcemain route.  To find out more, please attend the meeting on Tuesday evening.

Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition

The Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition presented its’ first-ever event for parents to help their children with bullying. The Bullying - What Can Parents Do? Let’s Talk About It… event that was held a couple of weeks ago brought together key partners including mental-health experts, researchers, and school board and police representatives to support parents, with the goal of building a more supportive and safe community for all those impacted by bullying.

The event, hosted by Ottawa Public Health, included community service information booths, a panel presentation from local experts and the opportunity for parents to ask questions about preventing and responding to bullying more effectively.

The goal of the event was to help parents report and respond to bullying incidents. It also provided parents with information, resources and services available in Ottawa. The event highlighted that bullying is not solely a school issue, but rather a community issue that requires city-wide strategies to support all those impacted by bullying.

The Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition is led by the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre and comprises partners including Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa Police Service, all four Ottawa school boards and CHEO.

For more information about bullying, please visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca.

Goulbourn Jubilee Singers Spring Concert

The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers and Junior Jubilees are pleased to announce their 2015 Spring concert which is aptly named "Big Screen/ Little Screen". They will be performing favourite songs and themes from 50 years of movie and television entertainment.
 
Concerts are Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 3rd at 2:00pm at Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Road, Kanata.  Ticket value is:  $15 adults/$10 children/seniors in advance or $20 at door.

Cleaning the Capital

Cleaning the Capital is a city-wide event that brings together neighbours, communities and friends to help keep Ottawa clean and green. Last year alone, 80,000 volunteers collected almost 140,000 kg of litter from 1,400 locations. Volunteers who submit a final cleanup report by May 31 will be eligible for prizes. This year’s campaign will run from April 15 to May 15.

Registration is quick and easy. Go to ottawa.ca, call 3-1-1 or 613-580-2400 to register for the cleanup. The new interactive map on our website will show you which locations have already been claimed, allow you to register your own project site and choose the cleanup supplies that you need. Select a location such as a park, ravine, shoreline, bus stop, pathway or any public area that requires litter pickup, graffiti removal or cleanup.

This is a great opportunity for families and friends to work together on community cleanup projects that help make Ottawa clean, green, graffiti-free and litter-free. Cleaning the Capital is also an excellent way for high school students to earn their community volunteer hours.

Spring Cleaning Bee at Watson’s Mill

In that same cleaning spirit, Watson’s Mill is hosting their annual spring cleaning on Saturday, May 2nd between 9:30am and 3:30pm.  They are looking for volunteers to help dust and sweep the Mill from top to bottom, wash windows, help stock shelves, install displays, clean up the lawn and gardens and collect garbage along the shoreline.  You are asked to dress warmly and wear sturdy shoes.

If you are able to help out, please let Watson’s Mill know by calling 613-692-6455. All of this cleaning will lead to the season opening of Watson’s Mill, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 16th.

Kars on the Rideau Public School’s 10th Annual Community Used Book & Bake Sale

KOTR’s Annual used book and bake sale begins next Friday, April 17th at 4:30pm.  It runs until 8:00pm and is on again between 10:00am and 2:00pm on Saturday, April 18th.  Seniors are welcome to come between 3:30pm and 4:30pm on Friday, April 17th. This sale features over 10,000 adult & children’s books and movies at great prices and delicious baked goods.  Stock up now for your summer reading!

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If you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Scott.Moffatt@ottawa.ca or contact me by phone at 613-580-2491.