Max Keeping Bridge to be officially named this Saturday

The City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Champions baseball team would love to see you at the ball game on Saturday, July 16, which will start with the commemorative naming of the Max Keeping Bridge.


The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be preceded at 6:30 with a short ceremony renaming the Coventry Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge over the Queensway the Max Keeping Bridge in honour of the late broadcaster, community booster, and tireless advocate and fundraiser for vulnerable and sick children and youth in Ottawa.

Max helped raise more than $100 million for organizations such as the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Roger’s House, the United Way, the Boys and Girls Club, Operation Come Home and the Cancer Foundation. In recognition of his generosity, the Ottawa Champions will donate $1 to CHEO from each ticket to the July 16 game that’s purchased in advance.

So, please buy a ticket, come enjoy the ball game as the Champions play the Rockland Boulders, and take a moment with us to remember Max — a local hero who changed countless lives for the better.

The Max Keeping Bridge connects the Overbrook community, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park (baseball stadium), the Via Rail station and the future Tremblay Station of the O-Train Confederation Line.

Ottawa Vanier Climate Change Town Hall – come and have your say on July 11!

Ottawa Vanier Climate Change Town Hall – July 11, 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, 300 Des Pères-Blancs

The Canada Climate Action consultations in Ottawa are coming to Ottawa Vanier on July 11. Councillors Fleury, Nussbaum and Tierney (TBC) will be on hand to meet and hear our thoughts on taking action on climate change.

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna has invited all Canadians to share ideas to shape Canada’s approach to action on climate change.

The Town Hall will be held 6 pm – 7:30 pm.  We invite you and hope you can attend and have your say! Much like the many consultations held across Ottawa in recent weeks with MPs McKenna, McGuinty, Vandenbeld, McCrimmon, and Arya this is an historic opportunity for people to tell their elected representatives that climate change must be taken seriously. After the Town Hall, we will submit our climate solutions to the Minister.

The event is coordinated by Ecology Ottawa and co-hosted by Lowertown Community Association, New Edinburgh Community Association, Local Eco-Action Families (LEAF). Please invite your friends and share in your networks. We hope to see you July 11th!
Sophie Oliver on behalf of Local Eco-Action Families

Help Support the Heritage Designation of an Overbrook Historic Building

Overbrook Community Association has requested heritage designation for the old Overbrook Public School on King George Street, opposite the Overbrook Community Centre. The City will consider our request when Planning Committee meets at City Hall on Tuesday morning, 9:30 am, 28 June. Councillor Nussbaum, who supports our request, is a member of Planning Committee. We would invite and encourage everyone who can to attend the meeting. Hopefully, moved by Councillor Nussbaum and community support, Planning Committee will recognize the historical importance of the old school and recommend its Designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.