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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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Jul
2
Tue
Ottawa New Edinburgh Club Summer Day Camps begin @ Ottawa New Edinburg Club
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm
Ottawa New Edinburgh Club Summer Day Camps begin @ Ottawa New Edinburg Club

Ottawa New Edinburgh Club Summer Day Camps begin

Registrations for ONEC’s Summer Day Camps, offering tennis, sailing, rowing, big canoeing and stand-up paddle-boarding (SUP), are up well over last year. Operating from July 2 to August 23, half or full-day participation is offered with pre- and post camp supervision.

ONEC has just started a new Junior Tennis Program for kids aged seven to 15 years of all skill levels, organized by the newly-appointed tennis coach, Chris Field. “His 25 years’ experience as a Junior Program Director and Performance Coach in Toronto and Miami, and of working with adults and kids of all levels, is excellent for us,” said Andre Barnes, ONEC’s Tennis Director. Adults will also benefit from clinics and private lessons.

ONEC Rowing is offering two additional Learn to Scull sessions on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting June 10. Other refresher courses will also be available. ONEC Sailing is attracting more young professionals. Training is provided at no charge in CL16s or single-handed Lasers. Once members are “checked out,” they can participate in the racing programs on Tuesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Finally, Paddling, introduced in 2018, is continuing. Big Canoe Adventure Excursions (hosted by ONEC) organizes guided tours that explore historical, Indigenous and natural sites around Ottawa. Renowned canoeist Max Finkelstein will also be giving a Big Canoe course on June 15, 2019. See www.onec.ca/forms.

ONEC dates back to 1883 and is one of Canada’s oldest multi-sports clubs. For more information, visit www.onec.ca.

Aug
21
Wed
Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill @ Parliament Hill
Aug 21 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill @ Parliament Hill

Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill

Combining bold digital technology with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings, this bilingual show illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision at the heart of our country. For more information, go to www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/sound-light-show.html.

Aug
22
Thu
Beechwood Market mini-market @ Chartwell New Edinburgh Square
Aug 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beechwood Market mini-market @ Chartwell New Edinburgh Square

Beechwood Market mini-market

The Beechwood Market is part of what makes our area so special. It has become a go-to destination for shopping, tasting and mingling, and might be one of the nicest things about a summer Saturday morning in our neighbourhood.

Chartwell New Edinburgh Square will provide some of this same charm starting on July 4, when the Beechwood Market sets up a mini market on our MacKay Street terrace (420 MacKay Street at Beechwood). You can stock up on essentials such as free range eggs, maple syrup, honey, and much, much more. There will be seasonal fresh and local produce, of course, plus food, music and refreshments. The mini market will run every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm until October 10.

Good neighbours, supporting good business. Please drop by and say hello!

Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill @ Parliament Hill
Aug 22 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill @ Parliament Hill

Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill

Combining bold digital technology with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings, this bilingual show illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision at the heart of our country. For more information, go to www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/sound-light-show.html.

Aug
23
Fri
Hot Topics, Hot Coffee at Chartwell New Edinburgh Square @ Main Floor, Coffee Shop
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hot Topics, Hot Coffee at Chartwell New Edinburgh Square @ Main Floor, Coffee Shop

Hot Topics, Hot Coffee at Chartwell New Edinburgh Square

Why not drop by Chartwell New Edinburgh Square’s main floor lounge if you’re in the neighbourhood? The coffee is hot and so are the topics. We have a unique and very special bistro coffee shop with exciting issues thrown in as a bonus.

We meet every Friday morning; discussions range from international news to current and local issues. Residents, guests and occasional special guest speakers follow the polls, enjoy behind-the-scenes intel, consider the latest political intrigue, and will be discussing the riveting presentations by our leaders as they shift into high gear for the October election. As a respected journalist and recent guest speaker Don Newman commented, “they are all only a scandal away from defeat.”

The media flurry and the challenge of understanding the current issues surrounding deferred prosecution, proportional representation, pipelines, Brexit, trade agreements and rule of law will give way to other pressing news stories. Adrian Harewood, CBC anchor and journalist, dropped by recently and spoke about the importance of stories. Well, at Chartwell New Edinburgh Square, we love stories, and we love to discuss them!

Your hot coffee is ready and waiting.

Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill @ Parliament Hill
Aug 23 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill @ Parliament Hill

Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill

Combining bold digital technology with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings, this bilingual show illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision at the heart of our country. For more information, go to www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/sound-light-show.html.

Aug
24
Sat
Beechwood Farmers’ Market @ Optimiste Park
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Beechwood Farmers' Market @ Optimiste Park

The Beechwood Market is the East End’s favourite spot to shop, taste and mingle on Saturdays.

Visit us at 43 St Cecile St, just behind the Beechwood fire hall in Optimiste Park.

Open Saturdays from 9am to 2pm – June 1st, 2019 until October 26th, 2019

Parking can be found for free on most neighbouring streets.

Lumière Festival @ Stanley Park, New Edinburgh
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lumière Festival @ Stanley Park, New Edinburgh | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Lumière Festival

Lumière is a fun, free, family-friendly festival with a magical atmosphere for all to enjoy. With lantern making workshops throughout the year and on the day itself, it’s an invitation to express your creativity and truly become a part of the festivities.Our beautiful lanterns will enthrall you all.  From the lanterns on display, to the labyrinth, to the performers and music – all illuminated by only lantern and lamplight, Lumière will hold you in its spell. Come re-discover the night and the magic of light!

Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill @ Parliament Hill
Aug 24 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill @ Parliament Hill

Northern Lights: Sound and Light Show on Parliament Hill

Combining bold digital technology with the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings, this bilingual show illuminates Canadian stories of nation-building, partnership, discovery, valour, pride and vision at the heart of our country. For more information, go to www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/sound-light-show.html.

Aug
25
Sun
Heritage Ottawa Walking Tours
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Heritage Ottawa Walking Tours

Heritage Ottawa Walking Tours

Stroll through some of Ottawa’s most interesting neighbourhoods with knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer Tour Guides. Tours begin at 2:00 pm, rain or shine, last approximately 1.5 hours, and take place on Sundays unless otherwise noted. Walking Tours are $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members, payable by cash at the start of the tour.
For details, go to https://heritageottawa.org/heritage-ottawa-walking-tours.

 

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