MacKay Concert Series: Autumn Rhapsody with pianist Mauro Bertoli
On Friday, September 21, MacKay United launches its 2018-2019 concert series with “Autumn Rhapsody,” featuring pianist Mauro Bertoli performing works by Chopin, Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Gershwin.
Tickets – $25, $20 Seniors, $15 students – are available at Books on Beechwood, the Leading Note or at the door.
Don’t miss this special program.
Rockcliffe Park Garden Club: Owen Clarkin
Please join us for our September kickoff evening on Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 pm at the Rockcliffe Community Hall, featuring naturalist and chemist Owen Clarkin, the Chair of Conservation for the Ottawa Field Naturalist Club, a group that works to conserve Canada’s biological history and monitor existing species and species at risk. His love and knowledge of trees extends to shrubs and his topic will be the Shrubs of Eastern Ontario – how to identify them, plant them and make them part of your greenscape. Owen is a tree-loving activist and educator whose expertise is sought out by Friends of the Farm, for whom he leads Arboretum walks. Come share in our hospitality, and sit back and listen to a presentation that will open your eyes about the nature that surrounds you.
Clothes for a Cause: Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre
Come to our sale of vintage and good quality men’s and women’s pre-loved clothes and accessories at St. Bart’s (125 MacKay) to raise funds for the food bank at the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre. Cash only. To donate items for the sale before September 15, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613 745-0073, ext. 145.
Unveiling of Village Green Historical Plaque
Please join us to celebrate the official unveiling of the first historical plaque under the Village Foundation initiative to honour noteworthy places and events considered significant in the development of Rockcliffe Park and/or Canada. The inaugural plaque recognizes the founders of Rockcliffe Park and describes their roles in the earliest days of the future Village. The ceremony will be held on the Village Green, at the corner of Springfield Road and Mariposa Avenue, after which you are cordially invited to a celebration reception at the Community Hall, 380 Springfield Road. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. So mark your calendar and be sure to join your friends and neighbours on this exciting occasion.
Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour: Village of Rockcliffe Park
As part of its Walking Tour series, Heritage Ottawa presents “The Village of Rockcliffe Park” on Sunday, September 30, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, led by local historian Martha Edmond, author of Rockcliffe Park: A History of the Village. Learn about the history of the Village and the role the MacKay and Keefer families had in determining its layout and the design of many of its homes. You will not want to miss this fun and informative event! Meet at the intersection of Lisgar Road and Princess Avenue. Heritage Ottawa members: $5; non-members: $10 (payable by cash at start of the tour). For more information on this and other walking tours and lectures, go to www.heritageottawa.org.
Experts @ Elmwood: Jessica Lahey explores the Gift of Failure
Join us on October 2 at 7:30 pm for an evening with teacher, speaker and bestselling author Jessica Lahey as she explores what she refers to as the gift of failure. A firm believer in learning from our mistakes, Lahey demonstrates that when children are taught to take risks and accept failure, they will be well equipped to grow into strong, confident and self-reliant adults. To register for this free event, visit info.elmwood.ca/lahey.
Speakers Program: Prof. Christina Cameron
“World Heritage: Today and Tomorrow”
Past chair of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee and presently Canada Research Chair in Built Heritage, Dr. Cameron will tell us about the severe challenges facing world heritage and bring us up to date on Canada’s world heritage sites.
Municipal Candidates’ Forum
Rockcliffe Park Residents Assn with the community associations of Lindenlea, Manor Park and New Edinburgh invite you to a Candidates’ Forum on Monday evening 15th October at the Queen Juliana Hall (gymnasium of Rockcliffe Park Public School). As with our previous sessions, mayoral candidates, followed by councillor candidates, will be invited to give a brief summary of their views, followed by Q&A.