Walking in the Village of Rockcliffe Park

walkingRevised and Enlarged Booklet to be launched at 85th Anniversary Celebrations in September

Walking in the Village of Rockcliffe Park was first published in 1982 and it has proven to be a popular item.  A few years ago, Diana Rowley and Joan Kingstone undertook to bring the booklet into the 21st century.  The RPRA’s Heritage Committee was awarded a $1,000 Ottawa Cultural Program grant to update the text, routes and map and print 500 copies.   The RPRA provided the rest of the necessary funds. 

New features of volume 2, as it is called, are the expansion of the text to include four walks and a four-colour centre map of the Village – one colour for each walk and, for the first time, there is a walk in “new” Rockcliffe – on the east side of McKay Lake.

The booklet, the same handy pocket-size of 4 x 7 inches, features a bright blue cover with a Bill Thomas illustration of the gatehouse to the ‘Manor House’ and a view into the interior showing the Manor House, the residence of the Apostolic Delegate to Canada, now the Papal Pronuncio.

The official launch of the new walking tour booklet will take place on September 17, at the Garden Party in the Jubilee Garden.  However, if you can’t wait to get your hands on this fabulous new work, you can drop by the Community Police Centre and purchase one from the Recreation centre staff for $7.00.  For nostalgia buffs, we still have copies of the first edition and they will be on for sale for $2.00.  All proceeds go to support RPRA activities in the Village.