Movie Night: The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon is the movie for August 24 in the Jubilee Garden (Mariposa and Buchan). Bring your lawn chair and maybe a blanket. Free popcorn and soft drinks. A cash bar for wine and beer. Thanks to sponsors Rhodes Barker, Kingsway Health Centre and Second Cup and co-presenter Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre. Come to get settled around 8:30. The movie starts at 9 pm.
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!
Speakers Program: Andrew Leslie, MP
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.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and retired General, Andrew Leslie, has special responsibilities for Canada-US relations. He will speak about the turbulence in this complex relationship and his role in it.
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
Sale of vintage and good quality men’s and women’s preloved clothes and accessories 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.