July 22, 2022 newsletter from Rawlson King, City Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe.
With the long and hot days of summer in full swing, I hope residents are keeping cool and taking the time to enjoy the season. While it’s still far off yet, fall is around the corner and the City’s fall 2022 recreation and culture eGuides are out. Registration will open in the second week of August. This summer, youth ages 15-24 are sought to participate in the Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee. The biweekly summer meetings are intended to engage youth passionate about making Ottawa a better place for young people. There are quite a few events coming up in the ward with multiple taking place this weekend. Events are dotted in, around, and just outside the ward with things taking place in Manor Park, Overbrook, on Beechwood, and in Vanier. If you are looking for something to do this weekend, check out some of the events in this newsletter!
Explore a new hobby with the City’s fall 2022 recreation and culture eGuides
If you’re looking to try new things this fall, look no further than the City’s fall recreation and culture eGuides! Both in-person and virtual programs are available for all interests, ages and in both official languages. Whether you prefer to dive into swimming lessons or get a little clay on your hands by taking some pottery lessons, there is something for everyone!
The eGuides are available now and can be viewed online at ottawa.ca/recreation. Registration for aquatic programs begins at 9 pm on Monday, August 8. Registration for all other programs being at 9 pm on Wednesday, August 10.
Before fall registration begins, make sure you have your family PIN at the ready. The website gets a lot of traffic when registration opens. Please keep refreshing the page until the registration page loads.
Explore the eGuides to select the program that interests you and follow these steps:
- Go to ottawa.ca/recreation to view the eGuides or visit join.ottawa.
- Click the relevant barcode – it will take you to the course page, with details about the number of spaces available, fees and dates.
- Add the class to your cart and then proceed through the checkout. We’ll email you your receipt.
Online registration for winter 2023 programs will look a bit different and have a few improvements. A new registration and booking system will allow you to browse and filter program offerings, create a wishlist in advance and improve wait times on registration nights.
Here’s how you can prepare for a smooth transition:
- Confirm your contact information is up to date by checking your online account or speaking with customer service staff next time you’re in a City recreational facility.
- Subscribe to the DiscoverRec e-newsletter. You’ll receive instructions when it’s time to create or access your new account.
Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee (OYEC) Summer Meetings
If you are a youth passionate about making Ottawa a better place for young people, then OYEC is for you! The Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee helps youth get involved in working alongside the City of Ottawa to take civic action on issues important to them. Join OYEC summer meetings, open to all youth ages 15-24 to learn more about joining the OYEC Network, or becoming an OYEC Leader! Biweekly meetings will be held from 6:00 to 7:30pm on July 26, August 9, and August 12. Click here to register.
Upcoming Events in the Ward
Manor Park Community Council Presents:
PINTS IN THE PARK
BEER. FOOD. MUSIC.
July 23 2022
2:00 – 7:00 PM
100 Thornwood Road
Manor Park Community Centre
Adult focused and family friendly.
We are looking forward to welcoming you once again for an afternoon of cold pints in Manor Park. Manor Park’s favourite community event returns.
Featuring taps from:
- Good Prospects Brewing Co
- Orleans Brewing Co
- Whiprsnapr Brewing Co
A variety of restaurants will be on hand, including:
- Snack O Shack
- Almanac Grain
Shop our local vendors!
- Little White Lantern
- Lemongrass & Lavender
- Market 13
- Meeple & Sheep
- Naturals & Oddities
- Thirteen A Social Enterprise
- ...and more!
Our favourite brewers will be slinging ice cold pints all afternoon for you to enjoy with friends and neighbours in the park. Live music from We Were Sharks front man, Randy Frobel. Along with some other special guests! This event has been created to bring Manor Park, plus surrounding communities together, through an adult-centered, but family friendly outdoor, atmosphere! ALL ARE WELCOME.
Gather up your friends and neighbours and head to the Manor Park Community Centre and share some pints in the park on July 23.
Best of all - PLAYGROUNDS/PLAY STRUCTURES ARE OPEN AND ADMISSION IS FREE!
Food, ice cream, beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) for purchase. Bring credit/debit.
Vendors may accept cash if they are not equipped to accept card or tap.
To thank customers for shopping local this year, the Vanier BIA will be hosting two SummerSun events this weekend. The first event will take place on Saturday July 23 from 11am to 1pm on Beechwood from Jacobsons to SconeWitch, and the second will take place on Sunday, July 24 from 11am to 1pm on McArthur from FreshCo to Dairy Queen. There will be music, neuron scooters, buskers, and merchants offering freebies.
Sprucing up Overbrook Gardens for the 100 Celebration
Date: July 23rd / rain date July 24th
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 1 Donald
Come help us clean up the gardens at the Adawa Crossing and learn about perennial gardening and native plants from local experts.
What to bring: gloves, wheelbarrow, shovel, long sleeve shirts, clippers, sunscreen and hat.
Leaf bags will be provided.
On Saturday, August 6 starting at 11:00am, come celebrate Overbrook’s 100th anniversary at the Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill Street. There will be fun for everyone with food, games, face-painting, prizes, and music.