Welcome

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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Events Calendar

Oct
18
Fri
Hot Topics, Hot Coffee at Chartwell New Edinburgh Square @ Main Floor, Coffee Shop
Oct 18 @ 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.

Oct
19
Sat
Beechwood Farmers’ Market @ Optimiste Park
Oct 19 @ 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.

Oct
25
Fri
Hot Topics, Hot Coffee at Chartwell New Edinburgh Square @ Main Floor, Coffee Shop
Oct 25 @ 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.

Oct
26
Sat
Beechwood Farmers’ Market @ Optimiste Park
Oct 26 @ 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.

Oct
28
Mon
Hurricane Dorian Fundraiser @ Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Fundraiser for Hurricane Dorian

Together with The Bahamas High Commission, let us join hands to raise much-needed funds and awareness for the victims of Hurricane Dorian in Abaco and Grand Bahama.

This storm was unprecedented for the country, leaving dozens dead, thousands homeless and billions in damage.

October 28th , 2019

50 Sussex – Home of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society

6:30pm: Welcome drink, sponsored by Top Shelf Distillery. Live auction and remarks from His Excellency Alvin Smith, Bahamas High Commission to Canada.

Red carpet valet service provided by Mark Motors Group

7pm – 8:30pm: Join us for the Canadian premiere of the documentary based on the award-winning book: ‘Pigs of Paradise: The Story of the World Famous Swimming Pigs of The Bahamas’

8:30pm – 10pm: Fresh canapes prepared by three Ottawa chefs. Participating chefs include: Harriet Clunie from The Wandering Chef Catering, David Godsoe from Restaurant 18 and Justin Champagne Legarde from Bar Lupulus. Cocktails and refreshments served.

Tickets – $75 per person

*For those that have the capacity, larger donations will receive 100% charitable tax receipt.

*All proceeds to go towards the NEMA & Bahamas Red Cross.

Oct
30
Wed
RPRA Board Meeting @ Community Hall
Oct 30 @ 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.

Speaker Night @ Community Hall
Oct 30 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Dr. Thierry Mesana, MD, PhD Head of the Ottawa Heart Institute“ The Heart Institute in the Twenty-First Century”

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Dr. Mesana, President and CEO of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Emeritus Professor at the University of Ottawa, will describe the unique model of the Heart Institute, the evolving landscape of cardiac diseases, and also address the pressures and challenges on cardiac care and research, and healthcare in general.
Nov
1
Fri
Hot Topics, Hot Coffee at Chartwell New Edinburgh Square @ Main Floor, Coffee Shop
Nov 1 @ 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.

Rockcliffe Park Book Fair 2019 @ Queen Juliana Hall at RPPS
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

BookFair LogoWhat is Book Fair?

It’s a three-day sales extravaganza! The big gym at RPPS becomes a giant sales floor for gently used books, magazines, vinyl, DVDs, puzzles and games. There’s even a Café to feed shoppers who make a day of it!

How can I help?

We’re so glad you asked! It takes more than 4,000 volunteer hours to make Book Fair happen each year and there truly is a job for everyone.

 

  • Volunteer – Come help during the two weeks of setup: sort, price and shelve books in preparation for Book Fair. (This is a very sociable, satisfying and surprisingly addictive activity. Drop in for a half hour or a half-day, all welcome!)
  • Support – Donate your time, donate baked goods to the Café, or donate through our Family Giving.
  • Shop – Come browse and buy: find your new favourite book and enjoy a snack, drink or meal at the Café.
  • Share – Help spread the word about Book Fair: invite friends and family and share your finds on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Nov
2
Sat
Rockcliffe Park Book Fair 2019 @ Queen Juliana Hall at RPPS
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

BookFair LogoWhat is Book Fair?

It’s a three-day sales extravaganza! The big gym at RPPS becomes a giant sales floor for gently used books, magazines, vinyl, DVDs, puzzles and games. There’s even a Café to feed shoppers who make a day of it!

How can I help?

We’re so glad you asked! It takes more than 4,000 volunteer hours to make Book Fair happen each year and there truly is a job for everyone.

 

  • Volunteer – Come help during the two weeks of setup: sort, price and shelve books in preparation for Book Fair. (This is a very sociable, satisfying and surprisingly addictive activity. Drop in for a half hour or a half-day, all welcome!)
  • Support – Donate your time, donate baked goods to the Café, or donate through our Family Giving.
  • Shop – Come browse and buy: find your new favourite book and enjoy a snack, drink or meal at the Café.
  • Share – Help spread the word about Book Fair: invite friends and family and share your finds on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

 

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