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 email@example.com for more information.
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
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
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!
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
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
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
For more information on the event and to purchase tickets please visit ashburyball2018.com.
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
RPRA and Ottawa Symphony Orchestra reception and silent auction fundraiser @ Church of St. Bartholomew
Come to St Bart’s for a wonderful evening in support of the Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) and to help the RPRA launch its seasonal fundraising drive. The evening will feature the OSO quartet, food and a cash bar, a silent auction and friends gathering to support the RRCRC, which provides counselling, community development, youth services as well as the Food Bank services to our neighbourhood.
Location: 125 MacKay Street, the Parish Hall of the Church of St Bartholomew.
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Ticket Cost: $40- includes a glass of Prosecco and Food
To purchase tickets use Eventbrite www.eventbrite.ca. Access event using search words COMMUNITY GET TOGETHER and/or RENDEZ-VOUS COMMUNAUTAIRE.