Welcome to one of the most historic residential neighbourhoods in Ottawa! The Village of Rockcliffe Park is like no other, offering not just abundant green space and beautiful homes, each with their own intrinsic character, but also a very special sense of community. It offers excellent schools within walking distance and recreational activities to fit almost every taste and stage in life – from walking, cycling, swimming, tennis, rowing and sailing, skating, cross country skiing and snowshoeing to a variety of indoor activities scheduled at the community centre. And all this just minutes from shopping along Beechwood Avenue and downtown Ottawa!

The Rockcliffe Park Residents Association (RPRA) is comprised of dedicated volunteers who help foster a spirit of community within the Village of Rockcliffe Park, preserve and enhance its special heritage character and unique natural environment. It also represents the interests of Rockcliffe Park residents and works to benefit future generations.

Through this website, a bi-monthly newsletter and email updates, RPRA members are kept informed of issues facing the community, local events and activities. We encourage you to join our association, to find an activity or event that interests you and to get involved!  Please send your comments and questions to secretary@rockcliffepark.ca.


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Elmwood School Fall Open House @ Elmwood School
Oct 20 – Oct 21 all day
Elmwood School Fall Open House @ Elmwood School | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Elmwood School Fall Open House

Come visit our campus, take a school tour and learn more about our unique approach to educating girls and young women.

If you can’t attend this event but would like to schedule a private tour, please call the Admissions Department. For more information about applying to Elmwood, please visit www.elmwood.ca or contact the Admissions Office at 613 744-7783.

Ashbury College Information Evening @ Ashbury College
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm
Ashbury College Information Evening @ Ashbury College | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Ashbury College Information Evening

Interested in discovering the Ashbury advantage? Join us on October 24 at 6:30 pm to learn more about our admissions process and financial assistance opportunities. Tour the school, chat with faculty, parents and students about our academic and athletic programming and co-curricular offerings, and see our exciting classroom displays. Everyone is welcome! Ashbury College is located at 362 Mariposa Avenue in the heart of Rockcliffe. On-site and nearby street parking will be available. Contact admissions@ashbury.ca for more information.

Rockcliffe Park Garden Club: Terry Hodgins @ Community Hall
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
Rockcliffe Park Garden Club: Terry Hodgins @ Community Hall | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Rockcliffe Park Garden Club: Terry Hodgins

The Inspiring Beauty of Ikebana

Thursday, October 25 | 7:30 pm | Speaker: Terry (Jusei) Hodgins

Join us in welcoming Terry Hodgins, one of the most advanced Ikebana teachers, who has wide-ranging experience in demonstrations and workshops for the Ohara School of Ikebana, Ottawa Chapter. The arrangements are not unlike sculpture; considerations of color, line, form and function guide the construction of a work. The resulting forms are varied and unexpected, and can range widely in terms of size and composition, from a piece made from a single flower to one that incorporates several different flowers, branches and other natural objects. An amazing up-close and personal experience, this evening will showcase the history of this ancient floral art as well as the methods of Ikebana.

Free for members, $5 for non-members

Rockcliffe Park Book Fair @ Queen Juliana Hall
Nov 2 – Nov 4 all day
Rockcliffe Park Book Fair @ Queen Juliana Hall | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Rockcliffe Park Book Fair

Our students are extra-excited about the 2018 Rockcliffe Park Public School Book Fair – tasked with voting on a theme, they overwhelmingly chose graphic novels and comic books! For the uninitiated, a graphic novel is a self-contained story told primarily in illustrations, usually laid out in panels, like a comic. It’s a format so appealing and accessible that such bestselling series as Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Babysitter’s Club have recently gotten the graphic novel treatment. And more mature fans of gorgeous illustration and thoughtful storytelling will find lots to love in graphic novels, too.

Now in its 57th year, the RPPS Book Fair welcomes thousands of avid readers over three days. Visitors can browse through more than 50,000 donated titles in every genre as well as magazines, DVDs, CDs, vinyl, puzzles and board games – all at great prices. Busy volunteers restock shelves regularly, so there are new finds each and every day; lots of savvy shoppers make repeat visits over the weekend. Kids are always busy at our Craft Corner and folks drop in to our Café for tasty snacks and even hot lunch and dinner options.

Book Fair is RPPS’s chief fundraiser and one of our community’s most anticipated annual events. Volunteers from the school and community work more than 4,000 hours each year to make Book Fair happen. It’s a big job with enormous benefits: Book Fair 2017 raised more than $50,000. These proceeds flow not only back to RPPS, but also to other area schools in the form of grants to support literacy efforts and other essential programs.

The Rockcliffe Park Public School gymnasium (Queen Juliana Hall – enter off Springfield Road near Buena Vista Road)

For information on the Fair: hours, location and volunteer opportunities: Web: rockcliffeparkbookfair.com, Twitter: @rppsbookfair, or Facebook: RockcliffeParkBookFair.

Something New Edinburgh Craft Show @ Memorial Hall
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Something New Edinburgh Craft Show @ Memorial Hall | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Something New Edinburgh Craft Show

New Edinburgh will once again play host to the fourth annual “Something New Edinburgh” – the beloved local craft show where community, artists and one-of-a-kind craftsmanship meet. The show touches down at Memorial Hall, 39 Dufferin Road, on Saturday, November 3 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. As always, admission is free.

Enthusiastic local support and a vibrant atmosphere take the day to the next level. Talk with over 30 talented artisans and makers, and shop handmade wares for holiday giving or for yourself. Cast your ballot for a chance to win one of over $1,200 in door prizes from community businesses, then grab lunch at Angry Dragonz, the food truck parked right outside. It promises to be a lively day – don’t miss it!

For more information:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/somethingnewedinburgh
Instagram: instagram.com/somethingnewedinburgh
Email: somethingnewedinburgh@gmail.com

St. Bart’s Bazaar @ St. Bartholomew's Church
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
St. Bart's Bazaar @ St. Bartholomew's Church | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

St. Bart’s Bazaar

St. Bartholomew’s Annual Church Bazaar promises an afternoon of fun, food and fabulous finds on Saturday, November 3 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Church, located at 125 MacKay Street.

Please join us for one of the best local Bazaars. There will be tables of books, jewellery, antiques, gifts, knitting, crafts, jams and jellies, attic treasures, baking, toys and games, Christmas decorations, and a wonderful, cozy tea room with homemade sandwiches.

Proceeds will support Cornerstone Womens’ Shelter and the work of the Church. Note: If you have items to donate, please call Ruth at 613 745-7834, ext. 115 or Liz at 613 745-4677.

We hope to see you there!

Speakers Program: Barry McLoughlin @ Community Hall
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Speakers Program: Barry McLoughlin @ Community Hall | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Speakers Program: Barry McLoughlin

Join your neighbours for informal evenings with distinguished speakers. Presentations will be followed by questions, coffee and cookies. Admission is free. The Speakers Program is an initiative of the Rockcliffe Park Residents Association and is supported by the Rockcliffe Park Foundation.

“Politics and Media in a ‘Disruptive’ World”

Join one of Canada’s most experienced political and leadership consultants as he explores what is happening in politics and the media, what the massive disruption means for voters, and the search for truth in an era of Fake News.

2018 Ashbury Ball: Taj Gala @ Infinity Convention Centre
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm
2018 Ashbury Ball: Taj Gala @ Infinity Convention Centre | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

2018 Ashbury Ball: Taj Gala

Please join us for an unforgettable evening of delicious food, fabulous entertainment, and live and silent auctions in support of Ashbury students.

Date: Saturday, November 17
Location: Infinity Convention Centre, 2901 Gibford Drive, Ottawa
Time: Cocktail Hour at 5:30 pm
Tickets: $300

For more information on the event and to purchase tickets please visit ashburyball2018.com.

RPRA Board Meeting @ Community Hall
Nov 21 @ 7:15 pm
RPRA Board Meeting @ Community Hall | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

RPRA Board meeting

Board meetings occur on the third Wednesday evening of the month, except in July and August. All board meetings are open to the public.

Rockcliffe Park Garden Club: Virginia Vince @ Community Hall
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm
Rockcliffe Park Garden Club: Virginia Vince @ Community Hall | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Rockcliffe Park Garden Club: Virginia Vince

Holiday Decorating with Florals and Greens Thursday, November 29 | 7:00 pm

Presenter: Virginia Vince, owner of Bloomfields Flowers on Bank Street in the Glebe and Wellington West.

Our most popular evening; acclaimed Ottawa florist Virginia Vince will delight us, creating holiday floral arrangements that will be the envy of your friends and family. Her exquisite floral designs and arrangements showcase the desire she has for making flowers, plants and natural beauty an essential part of everyone’s everyday life. Get an early start on holiday ideas for floral décor for your home from a florist passionate about creating beautiful and natural places, designs and experiences. A raffle of her arrangements will be part of the evening. Bring a friend and arrive early. This always is standing room only.

Free for members, $5 for non-members


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