Tables may be rented for $20, you may book your table at firstname.lastname@example.org. Items may also be donated to CHARA, should you so choose.
The Carleton Heights rink located next to the Community Centre is now open.
The Carleton Heights outdoor rink is a board rink with extra-large puddle rink with lights and change rooms and washrooms open during supervised hours of operation. Washroom access is also available during regular community centre hours of operation.
Rink Supervised Hours:
Monday–Friday 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Saturday–Sunday 12:00 Noon – 5:00 P.M.
Please join us for our Board meeting on Tuesday, November 24 from 6:30 – 8pm at the Carleton Heights Community Centre. We would love to have more community members attend to share their thoughts or just listen in on what’s going on in our neighbourhood. Hope to see you there!
The Christmas Craft and Bake Sale is quickly approaching! The event will take place at the Community Centre on Saturday, November 28 from 9am-12pm. We welcome anyone who loves to bake, sew, craft, cook, etc to come and sell their wonderful items to our community.
Tables can be purchased for $20. Please contact email@example.com
Tunneling started on 13th October but had to stop again on October 15th because of a risk that was identified in the stability of the backstop (the deep piled structure that provides the resistance to the horizontal pipe jacking forces). Additional restraint in the form of ground anchors were installed to ensure that the backstop remained solid and this remedial work was finished on October 20th. Tunneling resumed on October 20th and has been proceeding surely but steadily since then. The head of the tunnel machine has now travelled across the full width of Prince of Wales Drive and is now entering the embankment on the east side of POW Drive. In other words, the tunnel is about 2/3 complete and we are hoping that the tunnel machine will “daylight” on the other side of the embankment early next week. Here are a few recent pictures that show the tunneling operation:
As stated previously, this project is behind schedule, predominantly as a result of the extended timelines taken by the Contractor to submit acceptable work procedures. However, I’m pleased to report that we are making good progress with the tunnel, which is a major item in the contract. Once the tunnel is completed, the focus will be on lining the existing culvert with a new pipe (to create a twin-pipe configuration) and building the concrete headwalls. Our aim is to complete these major components before the end of the year so that full hydraulic capacity in the creek is restored, and then to complete the surface restoration and landscaping in the spring.
We have not received any inquiries from residents in the vicinity of the site and our field observations during the night shift have shown that the noise levels at the nearby homes is not disruptive and in fact no louder than the traffic that travels along POW Drive.
On Friday October 30th, CHARA will be hosting both a kids and a youth Halloween Party at the Carleton Heights Community Centre
Fa-BOO-lous Fun includes:
Kids party – ages 10 and under, 5-7 pm
Youth party – grades 6-8, 7:30 – 10 pm
Costume contest, games, crafts and more!
Tickets will be sold at the door: Kids’ party $2, Youth party $5A pulled pork dinner (as well as hot dogs, chips and pop) will be sold so bring the kids and parents can also enjoy a delicious meal!
Thank-you to all our neighbours and friends who participated, volunteered, or were part of our Neighbourhood Garage Sale. It was a great morning and we really couldn’t have done it without you.
If you’re looking for bargains, look no further than the Carleton Heights Community Centre on Saturday, September 19 from 9- 12. The Carleton Heights and Area Residents Association (CHARA) is hosting a community garage that is sure to have something for everyone – including furniture, clothing, toys and much more.
Tables are still available for rent or you can donate your saleable items to CHARA. Any money raised will go back to the community. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Thank-you to all our neighbours and friends who attended, volunteered, or were a part of our Kick off to Summer Party. We had a great night, and couldn’t be more proud of how things turned out.
CHARA doesn’t meet during the summer, but look out this fall for our September Garage Sale, and our monthly meeting on the fourth Tuesday of September.
CHARA is a volunteer run community association, funded by community events, private donation, and a contribution from the city of Ottawa to assist with rink operations. Our Objectives are to forge partnerships within our community and build community spirit within our residents. Please contact us or drop in to a meeting if you would like to help.
October 6th, 6:30 pm: Southend Budget Night
at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Rd.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Councillors will be present to gather info for upcoming 2016 city budget.
October 18th, 4:30 pm: Debra Dynes Soupalicious fundraiser! With 13 chefs participating, there will be a great variety of soups to taste. Plus, Ed Lawrence "the Gardening Guru" will be there with gardening tips. Hope to see you there! http://debradynes.ncf.ca/Soupalicious.html
October 29th, 6:30 pm: Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver St.
Trade-show style information booths from many community partners, as well as three formal presentations by Ottawa Police, Community Housing and Youth Service Bureau starting at 7 pm, followed by a Q&A.