Tag: Champlain Park

Response to Champlain Park resident Leilani Farha’s appointment as UN Special Rapporteur has been “overwhelming.” Photo by Denise Deby.

Local advocate takes up UN role

By Denise Deby – Champlain Park resident Leilani Farha has a new part-time job: investigating and recommending improvements in people’s housing conditions around the world. On May 8, the United Nations Human Rights Council selected Farha from a global list of candidates to serve as UN Special Rapporteur […]

Rink attendants Aidan Worswick (left) and Patrick Johnston at the double surface McKellar Park rink. Photo by Anita Grace.

Kitchissippi likes its ice!

By Anita Grace – Lacing up your skates and heading out on a neighbourhood rink is for many a quintessential part of Canadian winters. Conveniently, there are 247 outdoor rinks in Ottawa, with 10 here in the Kitchissippi Ward. “Being able to walk somewhere to go skating, meet […]

Dennis Van Staalduinen with St. George students

Seeing the trees

By Denise Deby – Kids and adults celebrated their neighbourhood and some very special trees on September 25, National Tree Day, thanks to Champlain Park community members who’ve taken an interest in the area’s bur oaks. About 70 students in Grades 2 and 6 at St. George School […]

Leilani Farha: First recipient of the Spirit of Barbra Schlifer Award

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