Column: March 26, 2018

Flooding information session: Constance Bay

The City of Ottawa is hosting a public information session to share information about flood preparedness and mitigation. This meeting will bring together City staff, Councillors, outside agencies and residents whose neighbourhoods could be affected by a flood. Staff will make a presentation and will be available to answer questions. Key external partners will have information booths on site. This session is taking place at the Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre (262 Len Purcell Dr.), Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30pm. For more information contact

Flooding information session: Fitzroy Harbour & surrounding areas

Councillor El-Chantiry and city staff will be hosting a flooding information session for Fitzroy Harbour and surrounding areas on Wednesday, March 28, from 7pm to 9pm, at the Fitzroy Community Centre (100 Clifford Campbell St.). Residents will be provided with flood preparedness information and the City’s mitigation efforts. There will be a short presentation and a Q&A.

Reminder: Trivia Night in Carp

Tickets are still available for my April 13th Trivia Night in Carp Fundraiser, to raise funds for the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation’s Hope Rising Campaign for Mental Health. If you have note already done so, get your tickets now at

GLAD Cleaning the Capital Spring Campaign

Early bird registration for the annual GLAD Cleaning the Capital spring campaign is now open! Participants can register their cleanup projects by calling 3-1-1 or by using the online registration form available at

As part of this campaign “Capital Cleanup Weekend” is scheduled for April 27 to 29. This will be a good opportunity for me to visit cleanup projects in Ward 5 to thank volunteers for keeping our community green and clean. If you are planning a project during Cleanup Weekend, let my office know and I will try and stop by to lend a hand!

Camp FFIT 2018

Ottawa Fire Services, in partnership with Fire Service Women Ontario, is pleased to announce an application call for Camp FFIT (Female Firefighters in Training) 2018. Young women between the ages of 15 and 19, who meet the application criteria, can apply at Applications must be returned to Ottawa Fire Services Training Centre, located at 898 Industrial Avenue, no later than May 25, 2018.