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.
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.
Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing
The Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing is held outside the Community Hall every December for residents and neighbours. The Elmwood choir and the Salvation Army Brass Ensemble of the Ottawa Citadel Band accompany the carol sing and a dignitary lights the huge spruce tree behind the community centre. There is usually a fundraising component to the evening, with items donated to a local charity.
Children’s Christmas Party
This popular children’s party features horse-drawn carriage rides, a clown, Christmas crafts, gingerbread house-making, holiday treats and, of course, Santa Claus. If you can help with this event, please check beside the Children’s Christmas Party on the RPRA membership form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.