Column: January 28, 2016

Kinburn Client Service Centre – pilot project results
In August 2015 a six month pilot project began whereby the Kinburn Client Services Centre was opened early at 7:30am on the first Wednesday of each month. This idea had been suggested by a resident as a way of helping those individuals who needed to the visit the Client Service Centre but couldn’t do so during regular business hours.
During the six early opens, only three transactions occurred between 7:30am and 8:30am. Due to this low resident usage, as of February 2016, the Client Services Centre hours will revert back to its normal 8:30am to 4:30pm schedule every Wednesday.
Grand opening & open house – West Carleton Food Access Centre (WCFAC)
Residents are invited to attend the WCFAC Open House and Grand Opening to celebrate their new location at the West Carleton Community Complex. All are invited to attend this event on Thursday, February 11, from 6pm to 8pm, at 5670 Carp Road. There will be special guests and a tour of the new facilities! Refreshments will be served and donations are always welcome (non-perishables or monetary).
Winterlude beginning this weekend
Winterlude 2016 will run from January 29 to February 15 at various locations throughout Ottawa, including Ottawa City Hall and Lansdowne Park. Some of the fun activities taking place during the opening weekend are:

  • A free pancake breakfast at Ottawa City Hall on Saturday, January 30 from 10am-noon
  • Community snow sculpture contest at Lansdowne Park on Saturday, January 30 (sculptures will be on display until February 15)
  • A Guinness Book of World Records attempt of most snowmen in one hour on Sunday, January 31 at Lansdowne Park.

 There will be so much to see and do and hopefully (fingers crossed!) the Rideau Canal will be open for skating. Lace up your skates, grab a Beaver Tail and enjoy all the Winterlude has to offer. Visit for a complete listing of Winterlude activities.
Registration open for March Break camps
School will be out from March 14 to 19 for March Break, and the City is offering fun-filled March Break camps in sports, arts, swimming and more. Register now online at, or by visiting a recreation facility or Client Service Centre.