Thanks to all the organisers of the Sandy Hill Winter Carnival that was a cracking good time for kids of all ages. We can barely wait til next year’s fun!
Organisers Christine Aubry & Catherine Fortin Lefaivre
Crafty girls take over the art room as Carnival opens
The ever popular wagon rides
Claudia Salguero’s (left) penguin graces the pathway to fun
Steve, Lai, Cllr Mathieu Fleury & Catherine pose for the blurriest photo in history.
Mayor comes early to meet the artist
Mingling & skating in the mild winter day
Ever popular “tire” w Diane Beckett & Francois Bregha
Winter Carnival Organizers Geri Blinick, Christine Aubry and Catherine Fortin-LeFaivre flank Mayor Jim Watson with Sandy Hill Seen’s Jennifer Cavanagh
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I attended the 1st of three Rideau St Community Development Plan (CDP) planning primers hosted by Ottawa City Planner Melanie Knight at the Rideau St Library this morning.
Though the room was about half full the meeting was amply filled with vocal input from advocates from Lowertown & Sandy including Chris Bradshaw, Diane Beckett and Francois Bregha. It was an informative meeting with a very animated discussion around the way we ensure a thriving mainstreet. Highlights were not using the highest building as the guideline for height (there are only 4 over 10 stories and only 1 over 15 – hardly a hand-tying precedence for towers), creating open inviting corridors from Rideau to nearby parks (either side at Chapel St & to MacDonald Gardens) and creating resting spots or plaza’s on Rideau st.
The final session is tonight at 6pm. It should be fun and vocal as I know of at least two strong advocates & visionaries Eric Goodwin & Catherine Fortin-LeFaivre who will be in attendance. I hope you will be too!
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