Tag Archives: Community

New Art Classes in OOE!

CAG is excited to add the following two new art classes to our weekday programming at the Old Town Hall. FIGURE Drawing Come join this weekly gathering and practice your figure drawing skills while learning and sharing with your fellow artists. A model is organized each week for the group. The model poses in the…
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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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Sing Song Party Time in Brantwood Park

Young families came to Brantwood Park on August 9, 2018 to enjoy a great FREE show at the last CAG BBQ & Picnic of the season in Brantwood Park. Kids (and parents) sang along and danced to the Music of Sing Song Party Time and Derek McKinley. For families who want to enjoy more of…
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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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Call out for Volunteers

Do you remember your first community event? Maybe it was here in the community at one of Old Ottawa East’s regular shindigs such as the Winter Party in the Park or the Main Event. Maybe it was as part of a sports group or partaking in a local barbecue. Maybe you don’t even remember your…
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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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The Missing Link gets Missing Funding

By John Dance June 27th, 2017 Thanks to last week’s commitment from Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi, the Fifth-Clegg footbridge will be fully funded by the provincial, federal and municipal governments and construction will begin this fall on this vital link in the city’s east-west walking and cycling network. Pledging $5 million, Attorney General Naqvi…
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Our Almost Complete “Complete Street”

By John Dance December 5th, 2016 Last Wednesday, as scheduled, Main Street again became a two-way route after almost two years of reconstruction. But it sure looks different and works differently than when construction started back in 2015. More work will be done over the next few weeks and almost all of the construction will…
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