Category Archives: Community

Get Ready for the Capital Spokes Bike Rally and Rodeo!

The second Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo will run Friday, May 31st to Sunday, June 2nd, featuring tons of great activities for cycling fans in Old Ottawa East. The event starts with dinner at the Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club (OTLBC) on the evening of the 31st, followed by a day of training…
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Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo

Photo credit: Old Ottawa South Community Association The Old Ottawa South Community Association is partnering with the Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club to deliver the second Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo. Previously put on in 2017 with the assistance of community associations in the Glebe, Heron Park, and Old Ottawa East, the event…
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Brantwood Rink Hours

Brantwood Rink opened for the season on December 17. The field house will be opened by a rink attendant for the following hours: Monday - Friday, 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. and weekends 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Flooding is at 9:00 p.m. on weeknights and 5:00 p.m. on weekends. Holiday hours: Noon - 5:00 p.m.…
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Update on Immaculata Sports Field

By: Joanne Lostracco On 28 August residents of Old Ottawa East appeared before the City of Ottawa’s Planning Committee related to the approval of the Site Plan Control for Immaculata field and requested limited hours for the new intensive soccer complex recently installed at the school.  Residents Hanya Soliman and Joanne Lostracco spoke on behalf of the many residents of…
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Old Ottawa East dog regulations update

The office of Councillor Chernushenko has been working with the City’s Parks group, By-law services and community representatives to come up with a plan to address changes at the former Oblate land, where off-leash dogs were regularly exercised.

Earlier this year, a group representing community dog owners presented at the Old Ottawa East Community Association (OOECA) and it was thought that a full consultative process would be possible this spring. Unfortunately, due to unexpected staff vacancies in by-law services, this has not happened.

Recently, Councillor Chernushenko met with community representatives from the OOECA, the Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East (CAG) and the Old Ottawa East dog group to discuss next steps. The Councillor committed to working with By-law services to conduct the consultative process as early as possible, but due to election regulations, this will have to wait until the end of October.

The community will be invited to participate in the consultation process by official postings by by-law in the proposed parks and through the Mainstreeter and the Old Ottawa East eUpdate.

In the meantime, here are the plans that the dog group and the Councillor propose to present during the consultation:

Click here for downloadable version:  Proposed Brantwood and Springhurst Designation Maps

Dog Strangling Vine- it’s alive and well in OOE

By Kristin Kendall Be on the lookout for this invasive plant, also known as Swallowwort or Pale Swallowwort, the Botanical name is Vincetoxicum rossicum. It may not strangle your dog or cat but left to its own devices it wipes out native plants and destroys wildlife habitat. It’s a significant and ongoing problem in Gatineau…
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Two Maples on the edge of Greystone Property Saved

Story: Richard Deadman After a flurry of media reports, an upwelling of community activism, a "Tree Walk" to highlight the lost trees of Ottawa, and the involvement of several candidates for the upcoming municipal election, the two 100+ year old maple trees on the edge of the Greystone property have been saved. A tweet from…
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“Two Maples” Tree Walk

  By Daxton Rheade The community came out on Sunday 5 August at 102 Springhurst Ave. for the “Two Maples of Old Ottawa East” tree walk. Over forty people showed up from Old Ottawa East as well as farther afield in Ottawa, to learn about these trees, their history and the current threat they are under. Those…
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Flora Footbridge

The canal footbridge currently being constructed over the Rideau Canal is to be named after Flora MacDonald, Canada's first female foreign minister. Considered a trailblazer for women in politics, MacDonald was a Progressive Conservative MP for 16 years, and held a number of cabinet positions. She followed her political career with years of humanitarian work. Council voted and approved…
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Swans A-Swimming Again

By John Dance June 27th, 2017 The swans are back and if Mayor Jim Watson has his way they’ll be with us forever. On Saturday the mayor with other dignitaries released the Royal Swans at Old Ottawa East’s Brantwood Park. They casually swam off into the Rideau River, leaving their fans cheering from the shore.…
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