Celebrating our Prime Ministers (sesquicentennial project) - First meeting on February 27 postponed

As noted in a previous post, the OOECA will be holding monthly gatherings to celebrate Canada's 23 prime minsters as a sesquicentennial project. The meeting originally scheduled for February 27 has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new meeting date!

Feedback on Canal Docks

The community association solicited our community for feedback on the new canal docks that were introduced during the summer of 2016. The feedback was collected and sent in the following letter to Minister McKenna. Thanks to all for submitting this feedback, and to Minister McKenna for supporting this initiative!

Rideau Canal Crossing: Update and PAC Meeting Notes

Some changes have been made to the detailed design of the Clegg-Fifth Canal Footbridge to increase the transparency of the east side switchback and stairs. The final meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) will be held at an as-yet unscheduled time in January. For more details see the notes of the November and December PAC meeting notes. Please contact OOECA rep John Dance at john.dance.ottawa (AT) gmail.com if you have any comments.

Planning for Sesquicentennial Event: Circumnavigation of Rideau Island

Planning is underway for an event in September to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. The circumnavigation of Rideau Island is a proposed leisurely one-day paddle up the Rideau Canal, down the Rideau River, along the Ottawa River and back on the Canal to Old Ottawa East. Rideau Island is the name for the triangular landform bounded by the Rideau Canal on the west, the Rideau River on the east and the Ottawa River on the north. For more details, see this planning document.

Celebrating our Prime Ministers: a sesquicentennial project

As a sesquicentennial project, the OOECA will be holding monthly gatherings to celebrate Canada's 23 prime minsters. But we need volunteers to outline the lives and accomplishments of their favorite PM and lead the ensuing discussion. Are you interested or do you know somebody (Richard Gwyn where are you?) who'd like to make the case for one of our PMs? If so please contact info@ottawaeast.ca. The first gathering will be on January 30 (second one on February 27) so mark your calendars. More details to be provided closer to the date.


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