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Spring Book Sale

Spring Book Sale at Rockcliffe Park Community Centre

The two-day spring sale in support of the Ottawa Public Library outreach programs and Rockcliffe Park Branch will be held on Saturday April 25, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday April 26 11 am to 5 pm

Books Wanted! English, French, DVDs, CDs and Vinyl

Please bring donations to the Rockcliffe Park Branch or call for pick-up 613 580 2424, ext 27623

Thanks to our sponsors Chartwell New Edinburgh Square, Guardian New Edinburgh Pharmacy and Dymon Storage

 

Annual General Meeting of the RPRA and The Rockcliffe Park Foundation’s Annual Report to the Community

All residents of Rockcliffe Park are invited to attend their residents’ association’s AGM and find out what’s going on in their community. Come and have a voice in how Rockcliffe Park is run by being able to vote on current issues.

Councillor Rawlson King will address the community with a talk Rideau-Rockcliffe: A Vision for 2020 and Beyond, and answer questions on the key issues he is dealing with since coming to office. Coffee and tea are served.

Note the change of venue: the AGM will be at the library of the Rockcliffe Park Public School at 350 Buena Vista Rd (and not at the Community Centre). February 26, 2020, 7 – 9:15 pm.

Speaker Series

Wednesday, Feb 12, 8 pm: RPRA Speaker Night

John Ivison, author and journalist is our February speaker

with John Ivison, Trudeau: Lessons for the Prime Minister. One of Canada’s most popular and well-connected political journalists will speak to us about his recent book on Justin Trudeau and the last election and its significance. Tea, coffee, home-made cookies follow the always-lively Q&A session. At the Community Hall, 380 Springfield Rd.

Rockcliffe Park Children’s Christmas Party 2019

This year’s Children’s Christmas Party will take place on December 8, from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Rockcliffe Park Community Hall. 

Sponsored by the Rockcliffe Park Residents Association, this event is a longstanding tradition serving local area youth each holiday season. Just up Springfield Road at the Rockcliffe Park Community Hall, well over 100 youth and their families partake in horse and carriage rides, visits with Santa, holiday craft making, and holiday cookies with hot chocolate and marshmallows. This party became immensely popular as it brings a lot of cheer to our children, and to the underprivileged youth that we support through a toy drive held at the event, under the RRCRC programs.

The Children’s Christmas Party is free to the community thanks to the support of our many volunteers and generous donors; This year’s holiday treats and gingerbread cookies have been largely funded by Metro, our local grocery store on Beechwood. “Occasions are made easy” with Metro Holiday inspiration and party catering.

page5image1279785296Mark your calendars this Sunday, bring your children and join us for lots of fun and holiday cheer!

We welcome new, unwrapped toys and school supplies, as well as smaller amount gift cards and cash for donation to needy children from Santa.

Free admission and all are welcome!

Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing

Wednesday, Dec 4, 7 pm: Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing, at the Rockcliffe Park Community Hall. This magic and festive annual event will kindle your Christmas spirit! Come to hear the Elmwood Children’s Choir, watch the massive evergreen light up behind the library and warm up with hot drinks, cookies and carol singing to a brass band. Song sheets are provided. Tax-deductible cheques are being collected for RRCRC families in need.

Rockcliffe Park Library

Rockcliffe Park Library Programs Winter 2020 

 

Join in the fun at the Rockcliffe Park Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, located at 380 Springfield Road. Programs are free to attend; pre-registration may be required (see details below). Our library is a local treasure, full of community spirit. Please join in the celebrations and share in a love of reading. For more information go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/branch/rockcliffe-park or phone 613 580-2940 (Infoservice). For registration (if requested below) for any program, please do so on the library’s website or phone (both above) or in person at the branch. 

 

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Special PD Day Program, Friday February 14

Reptiles Rock! Drop in between 10:30 and 11:30 for a chance to see and touch an amazing selection of snakes and lizards.

Toddler Time, Wednesday February 19

Stories, rhymes and songs for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. At 10 am. For 19 months to three years old. Drop -in.

Author Visit with Anthony Keith, Monday February 24

Join resident Tony Keith who will read from a recently translated account of his step-father’s transatlantic voyage in a small wooden sailboat in the 1930s. Translator Irene Tomaszewski will also speak about the unusual history of The Voyage of the Yacht Dal: From Gydnia to Chicago, 1933-34 by Andre Bohomolec. This is a gripping adventure story of three men who survive a harrowing hurricane and, astonishingly, live to tell their tale. Former CBC reporter, Terry Milewski, offers a compelling review of the epic adventures on pg. 7 of the August 2019 Rockcliffe News.

Music in the Stacks: Deep Winter Series, March 3

Drop-in to hear flautist Justin Theriault from 7 – 8:15 pm.

Japanese Storytelling, March 6

Drop-in at 3 pm to ear Japanese storyteller/comedian Toshiki Mori perform Kamishibai, a form of visual and participatory storytelling that combines hand-drawn visuals with narration of a live presenter.

Legends of Ireland, March 17

Drop in from 1:30 – 2:30 to hear Susan Toman and friend present Legends of Ireland – Harp Music and Storytelling.

Armchair Travel: Polar Bears, March 31

From 7 – 8 pm. Registration required for this English-language presentation from polar travel specialist, Carole Gobeil. Come to hear where are the best places to see polar bears in the northern hemisphere and more.

PD Day Program: Songs and Stories of Loggers and Lumberjacks, April 3

At 10:30 – 11:30 am. Louis Mercier presents the stories and songs of the lumberjack in this interactive performance. Bilingual presentation.

PD Day Program: Flying Colours Painting workshop, May 15

Artist Jennifer Nicol will guide you on using professional watercolour materials, which always results in beautiful paintings and gives a great sense of accomplishment. English presentation.

 

 

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Federal Elections 2019

The federal election will take place on Monday, October 21, 2019.

Get out and Vote!

Check out the Ottawa-Vanier Voter Information Service for more info or follow the elections through social media.

During elections, Elections Canada’s social media accounts will provide news and information on where, when and ways to register and vote, as well as employment opportunities. Between elections, they will provide news and information on events, activities, and Elections Canada products and services.

Click this link to everything Voters should know.

View the candidates in your electoral district here.

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RPRA’s 2nd Annual Community Get-Together and Silent Auction

RPRA’s 2nd Annual Community Get-together and Silent Auction

Friday, December 6 | 5:00 to 7:30 pm | St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall, 125 MacKay Street.

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The Rockcliffe Park Residents Association presents the second annual Community Get-together at St. Bartholomew’s Church Hall, 125 MacKay Street, in support of Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre. Please come to support the great work the Centre is doing to serve our area’s neediest people with a food bank, job bank, skills upgrading, after-school activities, homework club, crime prevention and more. You’ll find out about their forthcoming move to the former Rideau High School and what new opportunities this move will enable. Enjoy live music from harpist, Susan Sweeney-Hermon, a children’s violin performance, complimentary prosecco, fabulous Syrian food and refreshments, a silent auction and conversation with your neighbours. Tickets are $50 and on sale now through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2nd-annual-get-together-tickets-74121951753. Info: lktouchan@gmail.com. At St. Bartholomew’s Church, 125 MacKay St.

If you would like to help in any way, or if you or someone you know would like to donate an item for the silent auction, please get in touch with us as soon as possible at secretary@rockcliffepark.ca.

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Rockcliffe Park Book Fair 2019

Prepare your shelves for the 58th annual RPPS Book Fair, 1-3 November, 2019

By Sara Dobbin, RPPS Book Fair Committee

Come find your “golden ticket” at the 2019 Rockcliffe Park Public School Book Fair. Students are excited for this year’s theme: Roald Dahl. An author who appeals to both the young and young at heart, the inspiration of this award-winning author will be felt throughout this year’s event. 

Roald Dahl’s imagination has taken us on adventures to places beyond belief. His novels capture fantasy and reality in perfect balance. His first children’s novel, James and the Giant Peach, published in 1961 still carries its audience on a timeless journey, taking us away from stress and fear and placing us into a world of love and compassion. Meaningful morals are intertwined throughout his repertoire. This is one of the reasons why adults return to his stories and children are eager to read them. Some of our younger readers may have been introduced to Roald Dahl when his vivacious characters were brought to life on film by acclaimed producers like Tim Burton and Wes Anderson. You can also find productions of five of his books on Broadway! 

The RPPS Book Fair has been our school’s top fundraiser for nearly 60 years! We welcome you to visit thousands of donated books over three days in the RPPS gymnasium, Queen Juliana Hall. Matilda doppelgangers will have a field day browsing books of every genre, as well as magazines, vinyl records, puzzles and board games. Bookshelves are restocked regularly, so there are new treasures each day. Children are welcome and can be found “wondering what to read next” in our abundant children’s section. They can also explore our Craft Corner. No need to hurry home for lunch, you can enjoy a hot meal, dessert, and coffee in our Café.

Book Fair at RPPS is one of our community’s most anticipated annual events. Volunteers from the school and community work more than 4,000 hours each year. Those generous hours raised $44,000 in 2018. Proceeds are used to sponsor educational field trips, author and illustrator workshops and literary programing. For a full list of funds management visit our web page: www.rockcliffeparkbookfair.com 

We hope to see you at the 58th annual RPPS Book Fair, 1-3 November, 2019 in the Rockcliffe Park Public School gymnasium (Queen Juliana Hall – enter off Springfield Road near Buena Vista).

For more information on hours, location and volunteer opportunities, visit; 

www.rockcliffeparkbookfair.com

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Speaker event at Rockcliffe Park Community Hall

Speaker Series

SPEAKER PROGRAM, WINTER 2020

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. Details and additional information may be found at www.rockcliffepark.ca.

 

Wednesday, Feb 12, 8 pm: RPRA Speaker Night

John Ivison, author and journalist is our February speaker

with John Ivison, Trudeau: Lessons for the Prime Minister. One of Canada’s most popular and well-connected political journalists will speak to us about his recent book on Justin Trudeau and the last election and its significance. Tea, coffee, home-made cookies follow the always-lively Q&A session. At the Community Hall, 380 Springfield Rd.

 

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