Sesquicentennial Prime Ministers Book Club - Louis St-Laurent

7:00 p.m., Monday, September 25, 2017
Room L120, 233 Main Street, Saint Paul University

Dr. Xavier Gélinas will be helping us better understand the life and times of Louis St-Laurent, prime minister during the dynamic
years after the Second World War. As former Privy Council Clerk Gordon Robertson has said, "St-Laurent's administrations […]
probably gave Canada the most consistently good, financially responsible, trouble-free government the country has had in its
entire history." Included in his accomplishments were Canada’s membership in NATO, becoming an active “middle power,” and,
on the domestic front, the creation of large-scale projects structuring Canada's economy and sense of nationhood, such as the
Trans-Canada Highway, the St. Lawrence Seaway and the CBC / Radio-Canada television networks.

Dr. Gélinas is the Canadian History Museum’s Curator of Political History. His work involves enriching and documenting the
collections of artifacts and documents, while enhancing public knowledge of Canada’s political history through exhibitions,
publications and other activities. He was a driving force behind the new Canadian History Hall and Canada: A People’s History,
broadcast on CBC. And he has written extensively on Maurice Duplessis and René Lévesque. Xavier Gélinas has a Bachelor’s
and a Master’s degree in History from the University of Montréal, and a PhD from York University.

More details and a picture are included in the event poster.

OOECA and CAG Annual General Meeting - Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Notice of 2017 Joint Annual General Meeting
Old Ottawa East Community Association (OOECA) and Community Activities Group of Ottawa East (CAG)

Church of the Ascension
253 Echo Drive
Everyone welcome!
7:00 p.m., registration
7:15 p.m., annual meeting call to order, followed by a social hour

Agenda to be posted on website soon.

If you or someone you know is interested in serving on the OOECA or CAG Boards, please contact us:


Old Ottawa East Community Association’s Canada 150 Circumnavigation Event - THIS SATURDAY (September 9)

Old Ottawa East Community Association's Canada 150 Circumnavigation Event will take place on Saturday, September 9. Learn more about the event (and how you can participate!) on our website. The event was also profiled in an article by

Closure of pathway behind Greystone development - now until October 2017

The path along the Rideau River/behind the Greystone development is now closed and the reopening is anticipated for October 1, 2017. During that time, the following work will be completed:
- A new siltation fence installed on the top of bank/slope along the entire length of the river
- 1 foot of clean top soil placed along the entire corridor, reducing any risk there may have been to exposure of the contaminated material.
- Construction and completion of the multi-use pathway including asphalt
- Landscaping of the switchback near Clegg and reseeding of the newly placed material. Possible additional landscaping and naturalization of the remainder of the corridor may occur based on future discussions with the city, conservation authority and consultation with SLOE.

Closing the pathway at this time will also allow us the developer to remediate Phase 2 and 3 areas right up to the edge safely and just a little beyond the 30m boundary in some areas. After the work is completed, the public will have access to the full width of the corridor and likely very little to no interruptions after this summer.

The pathway will be blocked off and signage installed directing cyclists and pedestrian to head to Main Street and around.

Brantwood Park integrated road, sewer and watermain renewal - public meeting on June 26, 2017

The City of Ottawa will be hosting a public information session regarding infrastructure work on the streets neighbouring Brantwood Park. You will be able to drop in to review the preliminary design plans for the entire project. The exhibits will illustrate the proposed roadway geometry, roadway widths and sidewalk locations. Representatives from the city, the design consultant and ward councillor David Chernushenko will be available to discuss the project and to answer your questions.

Monday, June 26, 2017
6 to 8 pm
Saint Paul University, Normandin Room (Room 228)
Laframboise Hall, Second Floor
249 Main Street

The streets included as part of this project are:
Onslow Crescent: Elliot Avenue to Burnham Road, and through the park to Clegg Street
Belgrave Road
Glengarry Road
Beckwith Road from Marlowe Crescent to Onslow Crescent
Burnham Road
Letchworth Road

The purpose of the project is to renew the aging infrastructure on the affected streets. Specifically, the works proposed include the rehabilitation and/or replacement of:
Sidewalks, road structure and pavement
Watermains and sewers
Lateral services to the property line

The current project schedule includes review of the design plans until winter 2017/2018, with construction scheduled to start in 2018 at the earliest.

More details of the project can be viewed on the City of Ottawa's website.

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