** ON HOLD ** Halloween in Sarsfield

October 31st
5:00 pm-7:30 pm

**On hold due to Ottawa Public Health recommendations**

Help keep the citizens of Sarsfield safe this Halloween.

If you are handing out treats:
– Prepare bags that children can pick up on their own to limit contact and respect social distancing.
– Give away the treat bags in your driveway, not at your front door. Sidewalks and doorways create traffic jams where social distancing is difficult to practice.
– Wear a mask and disinfect your hands regularly.
– If you are planning to distribute treats, please contact Caroline Galand at 613-835-2456 or send her a private message on Messenger.
A few days before Halloween, the association will publish a list of addresses where treats will be distributed.
If you are going trick-or-treating:
– Trick-or-treat with members of your social bubble.
– Respect social distancing: leave a minimum of 2 meters between your group and other participants.
– Don’t knock on doors. Treats will be distributed in driveways.
– Wear a mask and don’t forget your hand sanitizer.

For a list of addresses where treats will be handed out on Halloween night, please visit the Association’s Facebook page or this website closer to the event date.

** ON HOLD** Come pick out your pumpkin

October 24, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

**On hold due to Ottawa Public Health recommendations**

Pick up your free pumpkin at the Sarsfield Community Centre.
You can donate peanut-free treats if you wish. The Sarsfield Community Association will distribute them on Halloween night at three stations throughout the village.

Provide your feedback on the six ward boundary options

We received the following by email and since it impacts our village, we are sharing with you. We highlighted in green the most important points.

We encourage you to review the options and send your opinion to the city.

 

Ottawa – The City is seeking public feedback on six options for re-aligning Ottawa’s wards through an online survey at ottawa.ca/wardboundary from August 19 to September 25 and through virtual public consultation sessions scheduled from September 10 to September 23.

Since the last major review in 2005, Ottawa’s population has grown significantly – especially in suburban wards. This has resulted in substantial population imbalances between wards that affect fair and equal representation for voters and their communities.

As a result, City Council directed staff in June 2019 to retain an independent consultant to conduct a comprehensive, impartial, and unbiased review and establish ward boundaries that could be used in at least three municipal elections in 2022, 2026 and 2030, and possibly a fourth election in 2034.

The consultant team of Beate Bowron Etcetera Inc., in association with The Davidson Group and Hemson Consulting Ltd., has developed six options for a new ward boundary model – which are available online at ottawa.ca/wardboundary. Here are brief highlights of the options:

 

  • Option 1 increases the number of wards to 25, with 13 urban wards, nine suburban wards and three rural wards.
  • Option 2 increases the number of wards to 24, with 12 urban wards, nine suburban wards and three rural wards.
  • Option 3 maintains the current number of wards, 23, and includes 11 urban wards, nine suburban wards and three rural wards.
  • Option 4 also maintains the number of wards at 23. It also includes 11 urban wards, nine suburban wards and three rural wards. The boundaries for each ward are different than those in option three.
  • Option 5 reduces the number of wards to 17, with nine urban wards, six suburban wards and two rural wards.
  • Option 6 increases the number of wards to 24, with 12 urban wards, nine suburban wards and three rural wards. It minimizes ward boundary changes.

This is the second round of consultations. Round 1 took place in March 2020 with an online survey and public consultations to get input on the existing ward boundaries. The consultant team’s Options Report was considered by Council on July 15, 2020. The final report with recommendations for new ward boundaries is scheduled to be considered by the Finance and Economic Development Committee and Council in December 2020.

How to give your feedback on the six ward boundary options

 Online survey and virtual consultation sessions

Give your feedback online at ottawa.ca/wardboundary or register to take part in one of the upcoming virtual consultation sessions on Zoom. Following registration at ottawa.ca/wardboundary, you will receive an email with a passcode and login information. Three of the sessions will invite comments from participants all over the city, while another three sessions will focus on the urban, suburban and rural parts of the city.

  • Thursday, September 10, 2020, 7 to 9 pm (city-wide focus)
  • Saturday, September 12, 2020, 10 am to noon (city-wide focus)
  • Monday, September 14, 2020, 7 to 9 pm (suburban focus)
  • Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10 am to noon (city-wide focus)
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 7 to 9 pm (rural focus)
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 7 to 9 pm (urban focus)

 Simultaneous interpretation in both official languages will be available at the three city-wide sessions.

You can get more information on the Ottawa Ward Boundary Review 2020 at ottawa.ca/wardboundary or by calling 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). Inquiries and comments can also be sent to wardboundary@ottawa.ca. You can also connect with us through FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Information on COVID-19

We encourage you to visit the City of Ottawa’s website for the latest information on the COVID-19 virus.

We’re going to share the information we think is most relevant to the people of Sarsfield, but the city’s site remains the most reliable and comprehensive resource.

1. There are restrictions on the use of the park. See image for more info.
2. The annual village cleanup will not take place this year. The City of Ottawa is asking citizens to limit themselves to cleaning up their land. If you ever want to pick up trash during your walks, they strongly recommend the use of gloves or picker.
3. There is a new clinic in eastern Ottawa. See image for more information.
4. The Orleans Cumberland Community Resource Center shares good information with us for citizens of all ages. See image for more info.