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Children’s Holiday Party, Dec 17, 2 to 4 pm

Children’s Holiday Party, Dec 17, 2 to 4 pm

Calling all kids, parents and caregivers! Join your neighbours at the RPRA’s annual Children’s Holiday Party, featuring horse-drawn sleigh rides, special time with Santa Claus, outdoor activities, hot chocolate, holiday treats, music arts and crafts… and much more!

Sunday, December 17, 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Community Hall, 380 Springfield Road

Tree Lighting and Carol Sing, Dec 7, 6pm

Tree Lighting and Carol Sing, Dec 7, 6pm

A cherished holiday tradition! Featuring the Elmwood School Junior Choir and the Salvation Army Brass Band, with song sheets, hot chocolate and plenty of holiday cheer provided!

Thursday, December 7, 6:00 pm at the Community Hall, 380 Springfield Road

Conservation Area Cleanup, Sat Nov 4 – Volunteers needed

Conservation Area Cleanup, Nov 4, 1 – 3 pm  

Saturday November 4 between 1 and 3 pm we will be raking the paths around McKay Lake and the Pond. Please bring your own rake and wear gloves. Meet at the entrance on Hillsdale Road.  Refreshments will be served when we finish at the Pond swimming area. Students are welcome – we will sign for volunteer hours. Rain date Sunday November 5 at the same time and meeting place.

Speaker Night, Nov 8, with Charlotte Gray

Speaker Night, Nov 8, Charlotte Gray

Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons: The Lives of Jennie Jerome Churchill and Sara Delano Roosevelt

A captivating dual biography of two famous women whose sons would change the course of the 20th century—by award-winning historian Charlotte Gray. Impeccably researched and filled with intriguing social insights, Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons breathes new life into Sara and Jennie, offering a fascinating and fulsome portrait of how leaders are not just born but made.

Wednesday, November 8, 8 p.m.

Spring Clean-up the Village, Saturday May 6, 1 – 3 pm

Annual Village Clean-up, Saturday, May 6, 1 – 3 pm 


The Annual Village Spring clean-up needs you! Come one, come all on Saturday afternoon, May 6, to get together with your neighbours while you help clean up our Village. Choose an area to clean, grab garbage bags, leaf bags, gloves (all provided) and see what a difference an hour or two can make!

Refreshments will be provided at 3 pm at the Community Centre (parking lot side). We will sign student volunteer hours forms. Meet behind the Community Hall, 380 Springfield Rd.

Rain Date: Sunday May 7, 1 – 3 pm

Speaker Night May 24 with Diana Nemiroff

Speaker Night, May 24, with Diana Nemiroff


The National Gallery of Canada: Past, Present, and Future


Former curator of both contemporary and modern art at the National Gallery for 21 years, and author of “Women at the Helm” about the first three women directors of the gallery, Diana was one of the signatories to a public letter that launched a media storm over the recent turmoil that has engulfed the gallery. She will bring her deep experience and sharp mind to a talk about the past, present, and future of this iconic institution.

Speaker Night March 8 with Thomas d’Aquino

Speaker Night, March 8, with Thomas d’Aquino.

Wednesday, March 8, 8 pm at the Rockcliffe Park Community Hall, 380 Springfield Rd.

Based on his newly published memoir – Private Power ~ Public Purpose: Adventures in Business, Politics, and the Arts – long-time Rockcliffe Park resident Tom d’Aquino will offer personal insights on four decades of private sector leadership at the apex of power with the Business Council of Canada.  He has been hailed as a transforming voice in redefining the role of business and the shaping of responsible capitalism, and as a champion of Canada’s place on the world stage. Beyond business and public policy, he tells tales about his lifelong love affair with arts and culture.

Speaker Night with Andrew Leslie “Russia’s War in the Ukraine – What Next”

Speaker Night, February 1st with Andrew Leslie.

Russia’s War in the Ukraine: What Next?
Wednesday, February 1, 8 p.m.
Based on his personal experience, his expertise, and contacts within the Ukraine military, former general and member of Parliament, Andrew Leslie, will tell us what he believes lies ahead for war-torn Ukraine. While a soldier, Leslie led the 57,000 people in the Canadian Army in fires, floods, earthquakes, security missions, peacekeeping and war in Cyprus, Germany, Croatia, Serbia, Afghanistan and elsewhere. He has received many national and international honours and decorations. .

RPRA Tree Lighting and Carol Sing

RPRA Tree Lighting and Carol Sing

On Wednesday December 14, 6 pm. Please join us behind the Community Hall as the tree lights are lit and the Elmwood Junior School Choir performs, followed by a carol sing, accompanied by the Salvation Army Ottawa Citadel Brass Band. In the spirit of the season, hot chocolate will be served. Join your neighbours after a long hiatus to celebrate at this magical event.


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